June 2022



PMANC Market Fall Showcase 2022 is heading to the beautiful wine country! - Livermore, CA on Wednesday, September 21. Our Client Friendly Showcase gives you the opportunity to access the industry's top suppliers and latest promotional products near you. 

Distributors will have the opportunity to invite their clients to walk the show floor while educating them clients about new products, exchanging ideas for the gifting season and building a stronger relationship.


Wednesday, 09/21

Wente Vineyards

5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore, CA 94550


10:00 -2:00 PM    Exhibits Open


Free Parking on Site 


Food will be provided for 

active PMANC members 

during the show.





Now Accepting Nominations for 2023 Board of Director 

Wild Wednesday Webinar - June 29, 2022 at 9:30 AM PT

PMANC Friday LIVE  - Facebook 

2022 Fall Showcase - September 21, 2022  I  Livermore, CA

All nominations should be send to Eliana@pmanc.org


Get up-close and personal with people who are industry icons and have contributed to the growth of PMANC! 

Your Host PMANC Social Media Chair, Livier Gomez (Terry Town) will ask guests about their life, career and future projects. 


2022 Women's Leadership Conference

June 26-28, Charlotte, NC

The industry’s foremost conference for professional women who share a common vision to achieve success. A knowledge community of the industry’s best and brightest women. WLC is an opportunity to network with other women in the promotional products industry. This 3-day event includes live education to learn from industry experts while earning credits toward certification.

The vision of the PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference is to create an engaging, collaborative community that enables diverse women in the promotional products industry to be authentic, learn together and from each other, and build relationships that’ll grow throughout the year.

Click here to see the full agenda and to register to attend

PPEF Awards $299,000 In Scholarships, Passes $3 Million Mark

IRVING, Texas, (June 15, 2022) – Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF; www.ppef.us), a nonprofit founded to recognize and encourage scholastic excellence and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their college-aged children, today announced 162 recipients of $299,000 in college scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year, bringing the total amount awarded since PPEF’s founding to more than $3 million.

“With this year’s recipients receiving the most money we’ve ever awarded, $299,000, that takes us over the $3 million mark for total scholarship awards since the inception of PPEF,” said Matt Bertram, chair of the PPEF Board of Trustees. “Continuing to help the next generation is possible due to the generous support of companies and individuals within the industry. Thank you to all of the donors who believe in the power of education and generously support PPEF’s mission.”

This year, PPEF is awarding 130 new and 32 renewal scholarships to selected recipients who have displayed remarkable academic achievement, extracurricular participation and community service. Each will receive between $1,000 and $9,000 to support their college education.

Funded by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and generous donations from companies and individuals within the promotional products industry, the scholarship program enables youth and professionals to continue their education at the collegiate level. The Association and industry patrons have a long-standing commitment of service to the promotional products industry, and this fund supports those who demonstrate the same commitment.

The list of 2022 scholarship recipients is at www.ppef.us/winners-showcase/.

PPEF Scholarships

To learn more about applying for the 2023 scholarships, applicants are invited to visit www.ppef.us and click on the Scholarships tab. The application deadline for next year is March 15, 2023. Please direct questions to Sara Besly at SaraB@ppai.org. Donations can be made online at www.ppef.us or mailed to PPEF, 3125 Skyway Circle North, Irving, Texas 75038.

About PPEF

PPEF is an industry-based non-profit organization that raises money to help students achieve their higher education goals.  PPEF was founded to recognize and encourage scholastic ability and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their children. Since its inception in 1989, PPEF has awarded over $3.02 million in financial assistance to 1,618 recipients.

Virtual L.E.A.D. 2022 Builds Real Connections With Capitol Hill

PPAI’s Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) returned last week, connecting industry pros with lawmakers and their staffs on Capitol Hill for two days of virtual meetings. After 10 years of in-person events in Washington, D.C., the annual series of in-person meetings—intended to inform and educate legislators about legislation and issues affecting the promotional products industry—was suspended in 2020 because of the pandemic. It resumed last year in a virtual format.

Running June 8-9, L.E.A.D. 2022 brought 37 industry participants together in 67 meetings with senators, representatives and their offices. Dozens of their peers and colleagues from across the country lent their voices to the conversation through calls and emails to their members of Congress in support of the issues addressed during the meetings.

Click here to see the full Virtual L.E.A.D. 2022 Builds Real Connections With Capitol Hill

SAGE's Total Access Database Passes 1 Million Products

SAGE’s Total Access product database has crossed the 1 million verified product mark. Addison, Texas-based SAGE is an industry service provider of information, marketing, and business management solutions and PPAI technology partner.

The Database: SAGE Advantage Member suppliers are encouraged to verify product information and pricing. Product information and pricing can be verified through the SAGE Supplier Center in real-time, or through SAGE’s Bulk Product Update and real-time APIs.

  • Verified products feature a Verified by Supplier icon, telling distributors that data and pricing are up-to-date and accurate.
  • More than 80% of active products in the database are verified.
  • Verified products are popular with distributors and have an increased chance of showing up first in search results.

Click here to see the full SAGE's Total Access Database Passes 1 Million Products


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