The Tri-Sate Promotional Professionals Association (TSPPA) has recognized Kelly Connolly, a territory manager for Sharon, Massachusetts-based supplier Charles River Apparel, with its Supplier/Multi-Line Rep of the Year.

The award recognizes an industry supplier representative that demonstrates continued service, products, support and dedication that surpasses expectations and embodies what it means to “go above and beyond” for customers. Connolly was chosen based on nominations from distributors who had experienced her commitment firsthand this past year.

“I was humbled that our distributors would be so kind as to nominate me for this award,” says Connolly. “I am grateful to get to work with an extraordinary group of professionals.”

TSPPA is a regional association for professionals in the promotional products industry that are located in and around Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. While this is Connolly’s first award from TSPPA, she has been recognized by Charles River Apparel for her exceptional work as Sales Rep of the Year in both 2018 and 2019, as well as the Largest Order of the Year Award for securing the company’s largest order in history in 2021.

“Kelly is a true professional in every way and works tirelessly to ensure her customers are given the best service possible from herself and the Charles River Apparel crew,” says David Saracino, vice president of sales at Charles River Apparel. “Kelly is a true asset to the company, and I am honored to be part of her team.”