Distributor John Michael Associates, Inc. (PPAI 106925, D6), a woman-owned enterprise headquartered in Newington, Connecticut, began its 41st year in business with the acquisition of Creative Concepts Promotional Marketing in Glastonbury. John Michael Associates’ current operation and organizational structure will remain the same as the Creative Concepts team and clients transition under its brand.

“Jim [Cantoni, owner of Creative Concepts] and CC Promos is a great business to bring under the JMA umbrella as it exemplifies years of great service predicated by strong relationships,” says Sara Papa, John Michael Associates’ CEO. “This acquisition will help share the ‘JMA Way’ and further define our footprint in the promotional marketing industry.”

Cantoni adds, “It was very important to me to join an organization that has the same guiding principles and service level that I have provided my clients over the years. I am confident that JMA is the right fit.”