(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.)

September 14, 2022

Proforma Recognizes Outstanding Suppliers at Annual Convention and Family Reunion

Proforma, the $500 million technology and business success leader, recently recognized key Supplier Partners at the Annual Convention and Family Reunion for their enhanced levels of innovation, sustainability, quality, social conscience, and service.

Supplier partnerships are key to the success of the Proforma Network. These awards were created to reward Suppliers whose values align with the core values found within the Proforma Network, honoring them for their endeavors in leading the industry through their actions.

“We believe in celebrating those Suppliers who are going above and beyond to provide the utmost quality service to our network,” explained Michelle Dalton, VP of Strategic Partner Development. “These exemplary Suppliers foster impactful relationships between our business Owners, Sales Professionals, and Support Team Members.”

Celebrating these accomplishments has been integral in advancing the business relationships between the Proforma Network and their valued Supplier Partners. The awards included: Saved the Day, Supplier of the Year, Sustainability Supplier of the Year, Innovative Supplier of the Year, Give Back Supplier of the Year, and the Excellent Service awards.

“The great work we do here at Proforma would not be possible without the amazing efforts of our Supplier Partners,” explained Vera Muzzillo, CEO of Proforma. “We are honored to commemorate Suppliers who are committed to doing whatever it takes to exceed the expectations of the Proforma Network.”

September 13, 2022

PPAI Staff Members Connect With New England Area Promo Pros 

Last week, a contingent of PPAI staffers visiting Boston for a technology conference came together with promotional products professionals from eight companies in the region. The group visited Union Oyster House near Boston's Freedom Trail, which claims to be America's oldest restaurant, for an appreciation dinner, and discussed such topics as Promotional Products Work Expo, The PPAI Expo 2023 and a number of current challenges in the industry, as well as the state of business.

Hosting the reception on behalf of PPAI were Promotional Products Work Manager Lindsey Davis, Marketing Manager Dara Cormany and Business Analyst Mimi Duong.

Joining the PPAI staffers were 11 pros from suppliers and distributors alike:

Mel Bettua, HPG
Trina Bicknell, HPG
Josette Bosse, MAS, Bay State Specialty Co. 
Jessica Casaubon, Gemline

Amanda Clay, MAS, Walker-Clay
Emily Codner, iPROMOTEu
Barry Lipsett, Charles River Apparel
Laurie Moore, PromoCorner
Heather O’Neill, MAS, Walker-Clay
David Kennealey, Geiger
Nicole Ridlon, iPROMOTEu