The weekly emails and video messages that PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, has shared throughout the COVID-19 crisis give the Association membership and the industry an update on PPAI and its programs, and perspectives on the current situation. The email issued this past Friday also highlighted the industry’s continued efforts on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to keep the promotional products industry and small businesses top of mind among members of Congress.

“This year we’ve had to cancel our annual Legislative Education and Action Day and our in-person visits to D.C.,” the email states. “Instead, next week we will embark on a virtual L.E.A.D.—L.E.A.D. From Home—one that every member can participate in. Personally, I will miss seeing those of you who would have joined us in D.C., but the current situation leaves us with no other options.

“We urge all of you to join us in thanking your members of Congress for their support of small businesses. Encourage them to continue to give you the tools and resources you need to keep your doors open and your employees paid because small businesses will be the backbone of this country’s economic recovery.”

Read the full email and see the video here.