April/May 2018
AzPPA E-Newsletter
Can You Believe It?
It's AzPPA's 35th Year!
Back in 1982, four young men in our blossoming industry took the preliminary steps to bring more professionalism and support to the Arizona Promotional Products scene. Click here to read a first-hand account from Bert Williams (Williams & Associates, Tucson) of the adventures -- and occasional stumbles --along the way. We have a storied history, and are here to tell the tale!
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Distributors & Clients Meet with Suppliers
On Monday April 9th, local distributors and their clients were hosted by a great group of exhibitors at the Scottsdale Hilton, 6333 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, from 2 to 5 pm. We enjoyed a relaxed, informal atmosphere and got to have some great conversations.

If you missed out on this event, watch for other opportunities to network with our supplier community coming up later in the year!


Coming in June 2018



The Industry From MY Perspective:
Panel Discussion
Watch this space for information about this upcoming event. Meet with representatives from the supplier, decorator, multi-line rep, and distributor communities to discuss how we can work more effectively together so that everyone achieves success!

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AzPPA Gives Back!
Have a few extra samples you no longer need? Our local community can make great use of your leftover items. We are coordinating a sample donation drive during Promotional Products Work! Week, and will get you more details when we have a collection site coordinated. Watch for email announcements and details on our website.
March, 2018
AzPPA Goes Local!
Did You Get To Attend??

Throughout the month of March your 2018 AzPPA Board Members held meetings around the Phoenix area and in Tucson to stay in touch with members and to meet potential new members. We shared snacks, fun, and lots of information. Thanks everyone who participated! We hope to see you at another event soon!

Click here if you'd like to suggest a venue for another get-together, and we'll work with you to schedule something.
May 14 - 18, 2018
Promotional Products Work! Week
Celebrate with AzPPA and PPAI!
Promotional Products Work! Week is an industry-wide event dedicated to celebrating the power of promotional products and the value they create. This annual event serves as a cornerstone for recognizing the importance of working with promotional professionals, while creating awareness for promotional products as a powerful and effective advertising and marketing medium.

Click the image below to play this short video from PPAI. Share the link and spread the word about the Power of Promotional Products!
Name That Board Member!
Can you name the two AzPPA Board members pictured below? Email your answers to betsy@azppa.net . The first person to send in both correct identifications will win a $10 gift card to be presented in May 2018!
Recognize this handsome young man? He's new to our Board in 2018 and relatively new to Arizona as well. Looking sharp!
She looks like Shirley Temple, but this young lady is in her 2nd year of Board service this time around, and some of you may know her from earlier days.
Congratulations Nancy Clawson from Identity Promotional Marketing, who named both of our previously pictured board members (of course, she had a head start with one of them....)!
Nancy Clawson - Director, and Volunteer Coordinator
Sarah Weber (and her twin brother) - Director, and Communications Chair
Important Links

AzPPA Wild Wednesday Webinars
Wednesday, April 25th - The Accomplished Life: How to Get More Done - Kirby Hasseman
Wednesday, May 30th - Roger Burnett
Details to Follow


PPAI Webinars
April 11, 11:00 am - PSA Required: Prop 65 and State Regulations
April 18, 11:00 am - Enchanting Secrets to Creative Storytelling
April 20, 11:00 am - Best of the PPAI Expo 2018: Cashing in on Niche Markets: Earn More as a Promotional Specialist
April 25, 11:00 am - Distributor and Supplier Communications, Best Practices
May 2, 11:00 am - Creating Opportunities with Co-Op Advertising
May 9, 11:00 am - How to Communicate Compliance to an End Buyer
May 16, 11:00 am - Right From the Start: Best Practices for New Distributors
May 23, 11:00 am - Incentives, Premiums, and Recognition Programs 101
June 6, 11:00 am - Nine Keys to Unlocking Your First Million
Save the Dates!
Watch for more details about these upcoming AzPPA events:

June 7, 2018 - ASI Roadshow
June 19, 2018 - AzPPA Panel Discussion: The Industry from MY Perspective
July 2018 - Family Fun Activity
August 28, 2018 - The AzPPA Expo at the Mesa Convention Center
Benefits of Membership
McCreary's Tees:
As the Official Apparel Sponsor for AzPPA, McCreary’s Tees is offering to waive for AzPPA members, the $2.00 or $5.00 fee that is normally charged on smaller orders.   You must ask for this waiver at the time the order is placed, whether on an order placed via the website or via telephone.  
This is another great benefit of your membership.  
You can contact McCreary’s Tees at  602 470-4200  for details

For more information about the benefits of Membership in AzPPA, click here .
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