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On June 16, industry members and PPAI staff began two days of virtual meetings with legislators in Washington, D.C. and their staffs during the Association’s 2021 Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.). The meetings were an opportunity for participants to inform and educate legislators about legislation and issues affecting the promotional products industry. PPAI also provided information and tools for industry professionals not participating in L.E.A.D. to contact their members of Congress on the issues as well.

It is so easy for us all to show up and express to our representatives how important these issues are to our industry with all necessary information supplied by PPAI. We only need to fill out our information and PPAI’s letters are forwarded to our representatives under our name. Hopefully, we are all doing this.

Patricia Dugan, MAS
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts
PPAI 110764, S7


In July, PPB featured the 52 winning companies in its 2021 Greatest Companies To Work For competition. The businesses represented ranged from small teams with fewer than a dozen people to hundreds of employees at multiple locations, and from every part of the promotional products industry’s spectrum.

Thank you for this recognition. This is a testament to the kind, caring and hardworking employees at Concord Marketing Solutions. To our employees, thank you for all your hard work and for taking the time to nominate our company and provide feedback. This is for you!

Nicole Clementi
Director of Human Resources
Concord Marketing Solutions
Glendale Heights, Illinois
PPAI 165774, D10

I could not be more proud to be a part of the GO2 Partners family. We are beyond honored and excited about this recognition. Happy employees who feel valued and respected lead to incredible returns!

Dennis Oglesby, MAS, MASI
Category Director, Promotional Products
GO2 Partners
Des Plaines, Illinois
PPAI 240324, D3


James Khattak is news editor of PPB.