(Editor’s Note: PromoWire by PPAI Media is a running digest of news releases and updates submitted from organizations around the promotional products industry. PPAI Media edits these only slightly, including for length, and will consider newsworthy entries from any member organization.)

December 5, 2022

Promos In Paradise: Second Annual Power of District “1” Winter Show Week

The second annual Power of District “1” Shows will be a Promos in Paradise experience that you won’t want to miss January 30 to February 2, 2023.

  • Promos in Paradise kicks off the week on January 30 with the New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA), followed by the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) on January 31, then the Philadelphia Area Promotional Products Association (PAPPA) on February 1 and wraps up with the Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA) on February 2.
  • Exhibitor registration is open. Visit PPAI’s Datebook for more information on all four events.

Orbus Makes List Of “Best & Brightest Companies To Work For”

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group (PPAI 428128, S7) announced it has been named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation for the eighth consecutive year.

  • So far this year, 450 out of 3,500 organizations have been awarded this honor.
  • The Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation competition identifies and honors organizations that provide exceptional human resource practices and show a commitment to their employees. Organizations are evaluated on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.
  • “We are very proud of this achievement which re-affirms our commitment to best practices and employee satisfaction,” said Todd Papendick, director of human resources for Orbus. “Being given this honor eight years in a row would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of our amazing employees.”

December 2, 2022

Stran & Company To Acquire Premier NYC

Stran & Company, Inc. (PPAI 161542, D10) announced the signing of a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire Premier Business Services (Premier NYC).

  • The acquisition is expected to close this month and is subject to customary closing conditions.
  • With over 30 years of experience in the promotional products industry, Premier NYC brings deep experience creating and implementing successful solutions for customers.
  • “We believe Premier NYC provides us a significant opportunity to expand our operations within key sectors, while strengthening our leadership position in the Northeast,” says Andy Shape, president and chief executive officer of Stran. “Premier NYC has built a solid reputation within the industry by working with recognizable companies as well as non-for-profit organizations, and we believe we can enhance their customer solutions through the implementation of our proven technologies, making their offering even more robust, effective and efficient.”