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PPAI Names Pyramid Award Finalists
Twenty-four distributors and three regional associations have been tapped as finalists for the 2015 PPAI Pyramid Awards. The PPAI Pyramid Awards recognize members that have demonstrated outstanding, creative use of promotional products to deliver effective, results-oriented initiatives for a variety of client programs and campaigns.

Ohio Museum Exhibits Early 20th Century Promotional Products
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Coshocton, Ohio, is hosting an exhibit of early 20th century promotional products made in the area. The Advertising Art of Coshocton, Ohio, 1890-1950, runs through September 14.

Capital Investment Fuels Growth At River's End Trading
Supplier River's End Trading (UPIC: LALO0001) is moving its corporate headquarters to Madison, Wisconsin, to capitalize on an existing lease of new investor GCI. In April, the supplier announced a new CEO and new capital investment, which has fueled new lines and brand relationships, inventory and service team growth.

Small Businesses Slow To Adopt Websites
For most small businesses, their websites' primary purpose is to advertise their products and services. However, only a small majority of small businesses actually have websites and that number is growing slowly. According to July 2014 polling by Gallup and Wells Fargo, 59 percent of U.S. small businesses have websites, up from 54 percent in second-quarter 2011.

In Memoriam: Richard Mosley, MAS
Richard Mosley, MAS, an industry veteran, passed away in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, on September 3. He was 65.



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