Industry Responds To Scrutiny Of IRS Promotional Products Spending
Last week, the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released its report on a 2010 IRS conference, citing instances of IRS conference planners not following established procurement policies. Included in this report were detailed accounts of IRS purchases of promotional products.
MGM's Dominguez Visits PPAI Headquarters
On June 7, PPAI welcomed Michael Dominguez, CHSE, senior vice president, corporate hotel sales for MGM Resorts International, to its offices. For more than an hour Dominguez spoke to the entire PPAI staff about the state of the hospitality industry and the legislative issues it is facing as well as projects in the works for MGM properties worldwide, including those at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, site of The PPAI Expo.
Nominations Now Open For PPAI Image Awards
A strong brand image has the ability to inspire staff and clients. From developing a color palette to introducing new marketing initiatives, building a brand image requires a lot of hard work, dedication and ingenuity. Each year, the PPAI Image Awards recognize member companies who differentiate their services by effectively branding and marketing their business with a touch of creativity. Put your best on display and enter today. Image competition submissions are open June 3-July 19. For additional details, including eligibility requirements, click here. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972.258.3070
It's Time To Strut Your Stuff
The 2014 PPAI Pyramid Awards Competition is now open. Each year, the highly regarded Pyramids are awarded to the top promotional campaigns carved out by the hands of creativity and ingenuity. The 17 competitive categories spotlight the best-executed promotional products campaigns of the year. Tell us about the campaign that left your clients in awe. The competition is open to all PPAI distributor members and regional associations. Submission period is June 3-June 19. Show you're the best of the best and enter today. For additional details, including eligibility requirements, click here.
Recognize A PPAI RAC Volunteer
Volunteers are the unsung heroes whose behind-the-scenes efforts keep the industry moving forward. The PPAI RAC Volunteer Award recognizes regional association members who have demonstrated an outstanding level of volunteer leadership and made significant and measurable contributions to a regional association. Throughout the years these individuals have worked diligently to ensure the success of their organizations. This is a perfect opportunity to recognize their efforts. Take time today to nominate a peer whose proven dedication, leadership and active participation deserves the recognition and honor associated with the PPAI RAC Volunteer award. Submit a nomination today. For additional details, click here or call 972-258-3070.
Save The Date: PPAI L.E.A.D. 2014
PPAI's annual Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) brings business leaders from across the country to Washington, D.C., to meet with the country's elected officials and their staffs to advocate for the promotional products industry. Be part of that effort in 2014 and mark April 9-10 on your calendars. Click here to learn more about L.E.A.D. and look to PPB Newslink for future updates and news on the 2014 event.