DARD Products/Tagmaster is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Schenker, MAS, to the position of East Coast Sales Director. An industry veteran, Mike brings to DARD over thirty years of promotional products experience, most notably from a variety of sales and management positions with Hilton Apparel, and as a partner at Custom InterSource. He will be working with distributors throughout the northeast, from Maine down to Washington, DC.
To petition to serve on the 2012 Board, please submit your intent in writing (e-mail is acceptable) to Steve Yaniga, CAS, Nominations Chair, no later than Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Your membership with the CPPA must be current to run and hold a Board position.
The CPPA Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Party will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at Looney's Pub in Fulton, MD. The Board of Directors will be elected at the Annual Membership Meeting.
For more information or questions, you may contact Steve Yaniga directly.
Steve Yaniga, CAS
CPPA Nominating Committee Chair
Beacon® Promotions, Inc. (ASI 39250 & UPIC: BEACONP) announces that it has acquired Canyon Outback Leather (ASI 43766 & UPIC: CANYON). All customer service, order processing, sales and imprinting will continue at the Canyon Outback facility located in New Ulm, MN. Customers can continue to send all orders to firstname.lastname@example.org and call Canyon’s 800#: 800-769-3662.
Beacon will distribute the “New” 2012 Canyon Outback catalog by the beginning of next year. Beacon Promotions catalogs of Brand Builders, Calendars & Planners and Corporate Gifts will be distributed in December of this year.
Beacon Promotions, Inc. previous acquisitions include: Crowd Specialties, The Frontier Line, Four Star Incentives, Ready Reference Planners as well as a Product Partnership with Drimark, Inc.
SAGE has announced the release of its 2012 SAGE Seminar Series schedule.
SAGE Seminar Series is a traveling education and training series for distributors in the promotional products industry. SAGE Seminar Series provides distributors and their salespeople the opportunity to learn how to get the most out of their SAGE products.
Seminar Series is free to attend for all qualified industry distributors. SAGE Seminar Series will be visiting 49 cities throughout the country and sessions will be available for PPAI Professional Development MAS/CAS credits. The Baltimore, MD session is scheduled for October 18, 2012.
For more information, please contact SAGE by phone at 214.631.6000, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.sageworld.com/seminars.
The K&B service staff vote for the top suppliers based upon their own every day experiences with them. Additionally, total sales volume is factored in so voting is fair across all suppliers.
Showdown Displays, Ramsey, Minnesota-based Supplier of Tradeshow and Event marketing products, announced that it has received the highest A+ Rating with SAGE.
“We’re very pleased to have achieved this rating, because it means Distributors appreciate what we’re providing to serve them and their clients,” said John Bruellman, President of Showdown Displays.
It had to end sometime - the Great Recession that sent promotional products distributors’ sales plummeting. And it has. PPAI’s 2010 Estimate of Distributor Sales shows industry distributors sold $16,560,162,075 in promotional products last year, a gain of $921,590,607 or 5.9 percent over 2009.
The economic sink hole that opened in 2008 has been hard on the industry. While a recent Time magazine article debated the existence of hell, a lot of salespeople were thinking they spent the last few years there.
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Three of CPPA's Supplier members have just been ranked to Counselor Magazine's Fastest-Growing Supplier Top Ten list. Congratulations to #3 - Baltimore Glassware Decorators, #5 - Road Pro and #9 - Visstun. To learn more about the fastest growing suppliers in our industry, click here.
Chocolate Inn, Ltd. and Taylor & Grant Specialties Limited have announced an agreement to combine their business operations.
The combined company will feature an extensive assortment of manufactured food products – mints, chocolates, confectionery, wrapped candies and food gifts – coupled with an extensive range of imprinting capabilities to meet distributors’ year-round needs.
“We are very pleased to announce this transaction” said David Miller, President, Chocolate Inn, and Dundee Staunton, President, Taylor & Grant in a joint statement. “We believe the combination unites two great companies and will provide a best-in-class product offering, imprinting capabilities, and a passion for customer service to our promotional products distributor customers throughout North America.”
Learn more about Chocolate Inn and Taylor and Grant.