(Editor’s Note: PromoWire by PPAI Media is a running digest of updates from organizations around the promotional products industry. PPAI Media will consider newsworthy entries submitted by any member organization.)

May 30

ACS Affiliate Services Convenes Top Affiliates And Suppliers

ACS Affiliate Services, a division of AIM Smarter (PPAI 230461, Platinum) – the No. 15 distributor in the 2024 PPAI 100 – recently hosted its three-day C3 Xchange conference for top affiliates and suppliers in Clearwater, Florida.

  • The event was designed to help attendees connect and collaborate with other industry professionals through a variety of networking and interactive sessions, and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and best practices.

“We were thrilled to host this by-invitation-only event and provide our affiliates and suppliers with a platform to network, exchange ideas and develop new business relationships,” says EVP Kirk Ross. “Their support and partnership have been instrumental to creating a successful environment for everyone involved.”

ASB Hosts 2024 Accelerate Event In St. Charles, Missouri

American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656, Platinum) – the No. 10 distributor in the 2024 PPAI 100 – held its third annual Accelerate event May 20-23 in St. Charles, Missouri.

  • Over the course of four days, 80 ASB attendees engaged with 28 vendor partners in suite-style meetings and social events. This year, the addition of the New Patriot Pavilion provided an extra platform for ASB sales associates to connect with partners who were new to the patriot program.
  • Supplier meetings were complemented by a tour and dinner social at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten and a facility tour of Cap America, followed by an offsite dinner.
  • In a continued effort to give back, ASB also raised $5,500 for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of St. Louis. Beginning weeks before the event, attendees and supporters purchased floor decals for $25. For every donation, donors received a floor decal with their name on it that was displayed throughout the event space at Accelerate.

Dana Zezzo, VP of vendor relations, marketing & events, says, “The support of vendor partners, sales associates and the home office team led to a great Accelerate. This event is aimed to help our qualifying salespeople grow their business and better serve their end user customers. Thank you to all the stakeholders that contributed to its success.”