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July 30, 2020
Superior Group of Companies, Inc. has announced its second-quarter operating results for 2020, reporting net sales up 73 percent from the same quarter in 2019 to $159.4 million. The Seminole, Florida-based group operates in the promotional products market through its subsidiaries, distributors BAMKO…
July 30, 2020
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a procedural notice to lenders regarding the forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The notice confirms that the borrower is responsible for preparing the forgiveness application and for submitting it to the lender that is serv…
July 30, 2020
In its second-quarter 2020 financial results, HanesBrands reports diluted earnings per share (EPS) growth of 12 percent despite market disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. It attributes the earnings growth to the company’s ability to pivot to production and sales of personal protective garments (f…
July 30, 2020
Cintas Corporation (PPAI 303547, D12) has reported the results of its fiscal 2020 fourth quarter, which ended May 31, with revenue of $1.62 billion for the quarter, representing a 9.7-percent decline over last year’s fourth quarter. For the fiscal year, however, revenue of $7.09 billion was up 2.8 p…
July 30, 2020
PPB has selected its 2020 Best Bosses. Since this popular annual program began in 2010, it has spotlighted more than 200 of the best bosses in the promotional products industry. This year’s selection adds these 10 names to the coveted list:
July 30, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks feature a look at what marketing will be like after the pandemic and opportun…
July 30, 2020
Many employees displaced by the coronavirus have adjusted to working from home but research suggests their expectations on what a workplace should look like will have shifted when they do head back to an office. A study by research firm Gartner found that an increase in remote-working employees and …
July 28, 2020
On Monday, Senate Republicans introduced legislation laying out a second round of coronavirus relief. The roughly $1 trillion legislation would provide support to businesses, state and local governments, school and hospitals, and individuals.
July 28, 2020
The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. indicated an improving economy in June, registering a two-percent increase last month to 102, following a 3.2-percent increase in May and a 6.3-percent decrease in April. However, its outlook on the economy remains soft.
July 28, 2020
commonsku (PPAI 552077), a Toronto, Ontario-headquartered promotional products business and sales software provider, held its first virtual user conference, commonsku University Plus, on July 21. The event drew more than 400 distributor users from more than 150 companies, to learn, connect and netwo…
July 28, 2020
Ken Mayer of Regina, Saskatchewan, distributor ProCrest (PPAI 384543, D1) passed away on July 11 after a battle with progressive supranuclear palsy. He was 66.
July 28, 2020
The areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, and how they relate to matters of business is becoming ever-more relevant with each passing day—and sometimes with each passing moment. These terms are frequently (and incorrectly) used interchangeably but each word represents a distinct component of a t…
July 28, 2020
On Monday, PPAI released a new resource to give distributors fresh ideas for using promotional products to help reopen their clients’ businesses. The Playbook To Restart Businesses, a new PPB digital supplement, is a free, informative, visual guide designed to help distributors visualize new and cre…
July 28, 2020
With climbing COVID-19 case numbers and expanding shutdown orders, most U.S. workers doubt their organizations have the culture and resilience to navigate the situation. A study by Eagle Hill Consulting found that only 25 percent of U.S. employees say their organization has a culture that fosters em…
July 28, 2020
Last week, Congressman Fred Upton, representing Michigan’s 6th Congressional District and PPAI’s 2018 Legislator of the Year, joined the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Cornerstone Alliance, a nonprofit economic development organization supporting Southwest Michigan, in recog…
July 28, 2020
Jo-an Lantz, MAS, president and CEO of Lewiston, Maine-based distributor Geiger, has been named the 2020 Counselor Person of the Year by the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI). During her distinguished career in the promotional products industry, Lantz has served on the PPAI Board of Directors, i…
July 23, 2020
Negotiations on further federal relief as the U.S. grapples with the COVID-19 crisis is ongoing in Washington, D.C. While it is unclear what form it will ultimately take, recent comments from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin hint at positive updates and changes that could be in store for the Payche…
July 23, 2020
The Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC), an independent, permanent coalition of national trade and professional associations—including PPAI—representing small businesses in federal legislative and regulatory issues, has sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and S…
July 23, 2020
Lucy and Ethel, Laverne and Shirley, Thelma and Louise—there have been many famous female duos over the years, including the industry’s own Kippie Helzel, MAS, senior vice president, sales and an owner at supplier CPS/Keystone, and Roni Wright, MAS, vice president at supplier The Book Company. After…
July 23, 2020
Supplier Dynamic Brands (PPAI 111605, S3) has acquired Holland, Ohio-based umbrella company Haas-Jordan (PPAI 113502, S4). Haas-Jordan joins Bag Boy, Burton, Datrek Golf, Devant Sport Towels, IGOTCHA, SEARCH 'N RESCUE and FLAGPOLE-TO-GO in the Richmond, Virginia-headquartered Dynamic Brands’ portfol…
July 23, 2020
PPAI’s Virtual Product Responsibility Summit, to be held September 14-18, brings education focused on the most pressing business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with compliance to the comfort of participants’ homes or offices. This year, Summit will focus on vetting supply chai…
July 23, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals to build up their businesses and expand their skill sets. Association webinars in the coming weeks include insights on a path to success in today’s business climate, what life will be like for …
July 23, 2020
The pandemic has disrupted daily life in countless ways and shifted consumer attitudes toward a wide range of activities. Morning Consult has tracked comfort levels with numerous leisure activities over the past nine weeks and, after showing steady improvements into the middle of June, surging COVID…
July 21, 2020
PPAI’s SPARK From Home conference, held on Thursday, July 16, ushered young industry professionals into a virtual space where networking, brainstorming and innovation was the focus. With numerous breakout sessions, an Innovation Bootcamp led by event speaker Julia Maddox, and interactive ice breaker…
July 21, 2020
It is critical that industry members join PPAI in voicing their support of S. 4117, the Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Forgiveness Act, which provides automatic forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $150,000.
July 21, 2020
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released a new list of products excluded from tariffs on Chinese imports. In October 2019, the USTR opened the door for U.S. businesses to request exclusions of certain products on the tariff list. This is the second list of products from that request process…
July 21, 2020
HPG Brands is presenting a three-part, live virtual event, “Peace Amongst The Chaos,” for all industry professionals. Hosted by Charley Johnson and Alex Morin of HPG Brands, the virtual meditation program is intended to help promo products professionals learn how to experience inner peace and calm i…
July 21, 2020
Cap America, Inc. (PPAI 111597, S10) has expanded its operations in Fredericktown, Missouri, with the supplier’s new May Building. Cap America purchased the building early in 2019, which was previously a Walmart before standing vacant for several years, and set about revamping the store into much-ne…
July 21, 2020
Distributor DiscountMugs.com (PPAI 704861, D12) has created a small business assistance program to help businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Medley, Florida-based company selected six diverse businesses in South Florida and awarded a combined $12,000 in customized promotional items f…
July 21, 2020
Hanes has launched a campaign, #MaskAround, to underscore the importance of wearing a face mask in public, and is donating one million masks to those experiencing homelessness across the country to support it. Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based HanesBrands participates in the promotional products i…
July 21, 2020
The resetting of business strategies due to the COVID-19 pandemic is a crucial step in supporting business leaders’ decision making. The research firm Gartner sees the reset as three phases that leaders will go through during the pandemic—respond, recover and renew.
July 16, 2020
HALO Branded Solutions (PPAI 106462, D15) has announced that Dallas, Texas-based distributor Meyer-Dunlap (PPAI 443152, D2) has affiliated with the Sterling, Illinois, company. Meyer-Dunlap was founded in 2010 by Kirk Meyer and Craig Dunlap and has become a prominent promotional products distributor…
July 16, 2020
Delta Apparel, Inc. (PPAI 188431, S9) has announced preliminary results for the Greenville, South Carolina-headquartered supplier’s 2020 fiscal third quarter, which ended June 27. While down from the year-ago levels, the company reports sales picking up as the quarter progressed.
July 16, 2020
PPAI has joined with 17 organizations representing a diverse and extensive collection of industries in a letter to the White House in response to the Administration’s consideration of ending the Section 232 country exemption of Canadian aluminum imports. The letter calls for the exemption to remain …
July 16, 2020
Most manufacturers—about 80 percent, according to a National Association of Manufacturers survey—expect the coronavirus pandemic to have a financial impact on their business, yet data from the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) shows that top-performing companies in the sector still strongly suppor…
July 16, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideas that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks include insights on small business leadership, PPAI’s Diversity, Equity And In…
July 16, 2020
Members of the sales and management team of Sterling, Illinois-headquartered distributor HALO Branded Solutions (PPAI 106462, D15) donated 2,000 three-ply disposable face masks to the New Friends Homeless Center in Woodland Hills, California.
July 16, 2020
The shift to remote work and working from home have impacted corporate culture, despite companies’ efforts to foster virtual interactions and socializing. Data from a study by ratings and reviews platform Clutch found that 63 percent of employees spend less time socializing with their colleagues—bot…
July 14, 2020
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are a growing number of products in the promotional products marketplace that include, or are advertised as including, pesticide or antimicrobial additives that may or are expected to kill or deter microorganisms, including viruses. Cory Halliburton, PPAI’…
July 14, 2020
PPAI and several business groups have signed a letter to Congress in support of legislation in the U.S. Senate, S. 4117, that provides automatic forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $150,000.
July 14, 2020
A phase two trade deal between the U.S. and China appears questionable now, with relations between the two countries deteriorating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One on Friday, President Trump said, “I don’t think about it now,” and that he has “many other things in…
July 14, 2020
The U.S. has announced tariffs on certain French imports following the country’s decision to impose a digital services tax that impacts U.S. tech companies that do business there. The U.S. tariffs are targeted at grooming and beauty products and other goods, primarily in the luxury sector.
July 14, 2020
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that a program that provides grants to small businesses waiting for a decision on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications, EIDL Advance, has closed after depleting its $20 billion in funding.
July 14, 2020
Among those who have attended both in-person and virtual conferences, expectations on what the two formats should deliver vary significantly. Data from a survey conducted for online promotional products provider PromoLeaf of 1,008 respondents who have attended both face-to-face and virtual events al…
July 09, 2020
The SAGE Show Virtual, produced by SAGE and PPAI, is proving popular with industry distributors. The industry’s first interactive, nationwide, virtual trade-show experience will be held on Tuesday, August 18, from 10 am to 4 pm CT, and has already surpassed 2,500 distributor registrations.
July 09, 2020
American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656, D12) has announced that Valenti Print Group of Honolulu, Hawaii, has joined the Glenwood, Minnesota-headquartered distributor’s team.
July 09, 2020
Vantage Apparel (PPAI 113234, S10), based in Avenel, New Jersey, has integrated with OrderMyGear (PPAI 704581), an industry provider of ecommerce stores for selling branded and personalized apparel.
July 09, 2020
The Pro Towels (PPAI 112755, S10) and Superior Decorating brands have entered into a strategic alliance with EG Threads (PPAI 530349, D2), a full-service apparel decorator and screen printer in operation for the past 20 years. Originally located in Sacramento, California, ithas recently relocated mo…
July 09, 2020
In a message to the Association membership on Wednesday, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, shared an update on initiatives and planning efforts at the organization, and opportunities for industry companies and professionals.
July 09, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks offer a virtual SPARK conference, insights on small business leadership and m…
July 09, 2020
Public relations efforts to place stories in the media will drive most Americans to check out a company’s website. A survey of 1,014 U.S. adults by boutique PR firm Bospar found that 88 percent of respondents would click over to brands’ websites after seeing stories placed through PR activity.
July 09, 2020
Constellation Research has recognized Dale Denham, MAS+, senior vice president and chief information officer of Lewiston, Maine, headquartered distributor Geiger (PPAI 105182, D12) in its 2021 Business Transformation 150, an elite list of executives leading business transformation efforts around the…
July 07, 2020
Growing COVID-19 numbers in many states have left small businesses across the country on edge about their financial situation and the possibility of re-closing. Among the small businesses surveyed by referral network Alignable in its July 2020 “Road To Recovery” report, the fear of having to close a…
July 07, 2020
The Conference Board reports that its Employment Trends Index (ETI) ticked up in June, stabilizing after sharp declines over the past several months. The June Index figure of 49.05 is up from 45.27 in May, but still down from 54.8 percent a year ago. The Conference Board’s ETI report follows data fr…
July 07, 2020
Four industry suppliers—Goldstar, ProTowels/Superior Decorating, S&S Activewear and Starline—have announced a collaboration, Power Hour, to assist distributors during the down market. These suppliers are hosting regular webinars focused on providing ideas to acquire new business and move laterally i…
July 07, 2020
Visual cues are overtaking the text in their messaging in defining online conversations. A new study published by INFORMS, an international association for operations research and analytics professionals, and conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado, the New Economics School in Russi…
July 07, 2020
Industry veterans Kelsey Cunningham and Bill Petrie have launched brandivate, a full-service business services agency based in Nashville, Tennessee, that will drive marketing, sales and branding solutions. Together, Cunningham and Petrie bring more than 35 years in the promotional products industry …
July 02, 2020
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have passed legislation extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for five weeks beyond its original June 30 expiration date, giving small businesses more time to take advantage of the $129 billion still in its coffers. The bill now goes to the Whit…
July 02, 2020
The PSI Show, Europe’s largest promotional products trade show, will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, on January 12-14, 2021. It will run concurrently with viscom, the international trade show for visual communication, and PromoTex Expo, the international trade show for promotion, sports and workwear…
July 02, 2020
The Boy Scouts of America, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), have issued a recall of its Cub Scouts outdoor activity pin due to a violation of the federal lead content ban.
July 02, 2020
PPAI marks a new milestone as its professional development certification rate jumped 67 percent from May to June, with a record 516 certifications awarded in the month. Year over year, the Association’s professional development certification rate has reached a record-setting 40-percent increase in c…
July 02, 2020
Storm Creek (PPAI 438091, S6), headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, has donated $7,500 to support the hungry through Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. ASI has agreed to match the supplier’s donations dollar-for-dollar through the #ASIcares Fund Drive for a total contribution of $15,000, once t…
July 02, 2020
COVID-19 is raising uncertainty among U.S. business-to-business exhibitions organizers and pushing the industry toward virtual and hybrid events. This data comes from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s (CEIR) latest poll tracking the impact COVID-19 is having on the U.S. B2B exhibition in…
June 30, 2020
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is set to go into effect on July 1. The trade deal, which replaces the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), was originally postponed from its June 1 start date due to coronavirus-related disruptions that caused U.S., Mexican and Canadian o…
June 30, 2020
Consumer confidence levels, while still well below where they stood before the COVID-19 pandemic, saw an increase in June. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index, which was flat in May, registered an uptick this month and now stands at 98.1, up from 85.9 in May.
June 30, 2020
Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664), a company that provides a software-as-a-service-based (SaaS) platform for promotional products distributors, has announced that its distributor partners have surpassed $1 billion in sales for the first time in the St. Louis, Missouri, company’s history. The news comes in …
June 30, 2020
Cintas Corporation (PPAI 303547, D12) has donated 100,000 face masks to Matthew 25 Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The face masks will be distributed to organizations on the front lines of COVID-19 prevention, containm…
June 30, 2020
Business Roundtable, a nonprofit organization that draws its membership from the CEOs of major U.S. companies, has released its second quarter 2020 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, a composite index of CEOs’ plans for capital spending and hiring, and expectations for sales over the next six months. This…
June 25, 2020
PPAI has named Paula Shulman, CAS, president of Stamford, Connecticut-based PMS Consulting, as recipient of the Association’s 2020 Woman of Achievement award. Nominator Kippie Helzel, MAS, introduced Shulman during Wednesday’s webinar, “The Power Of Mindfulness To Achieve Your Dreams,” sponsored by …
June 25, 2020
PPAI has joined with numerous trade associations, organizations and other groups, representing a broad cross section of U.S. industries, in a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, calling on them to establish an emergency…
June 25, 2020
The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) recently conducted its second “pulse” survey about the impact of COVID-19 on the incentives industry. “COVID-19's Impact on Reward & Recognition” reports how employee and channel reward recognition programs have changed in response to the pandemic.
June 25, 2020
PPAI’s 2020 Product Responsibility Summit is moving to a virtual format this year in respect to the present environment and to accommodate the needs of industry professionals. Planned for September 14-18, it will continue to offer education focused on the most-pressing business implications, challen…
June 25, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks look at the opportunities within rebuilding post-pandemic, a virtual SPARK co…
June 25, 2020
Marketers are onboard with the idea that future brand growth will be tied to marketing innovation and technology, but, as a report from Association of National Advertisers (ANA) shows, not many are spending time learning how to utilize the tools. The report, “Marketing, Innovation, and Technology,” …
June 25, 2020
The Georgia Association Of Promotional Products Professionals (GAPPP) has announced its accredited GAPPP University 2020, a four-day virtual event, will be open to members of all 26 regional associations and PPPC at no cost to attend. GAPPP University sessions will be held July 21, 23, 28 and 30, ru…
June 24, 2020
PPAI has named Paula Shulman, CAS, president of Stamford, Connecticut-based PMS Consulting, as recipient of the Association’s 2020 Woman of Achievement award. Nominator Kippie Helzel, MAS, introduced Shulman during today’s webinar, “The Power Of Mindfulness To Achieve Your Dreams,” sponsored by the …
June 23, 2020
Officers for the PPAI 2021 Board of Directors have been selected. The news was first announced in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert on Monday. They are Dawn Olds, MAS, chair-elect, and Kevin Walsh, CAS, vice chair, financial services. Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, the Association’s 2020 chair-elect, will a…
June 23, 2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning advising consumers not to use hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.
June 23, 2020
In April, accredited supplier members of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), a coalition dedicated to ensuring accountability and independent validation of corporate responsibility throughout the promotional product industry’s supply chain, voted to wind down the organization. No new applicati…
June 23, 2020
As the industry moves through the pandemic and resulting economic landscape, promotional products businesses and professionals continue to turn to PPAI. In a message to the Association’s membership on Friday, Membership Services Director Natalie Clark shared that since March, 844 companies have join…
June 23, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks look at the power of mindfulness, the opportunities within rebuilding post-pa…
June 23, 2020
While COVID-19 has shifted many business transactions and interactions online, the transition has revealed challenges affecting both buyers and sellers that are operating virtually. The Center for Sales Research surveyed 528 buyers and sellers for the report, “Virtual Selling Skills and Challenges: …
June 22, 2020
PPAI's 2021 Board of Directors officers have been selected; they are Dawn Olds, MAS, chair-elect; and Kevin Walsh, CAS, vice chair, financial services. Chair-Elect Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, will assume the role of chair and current Board Chair Ira Neaman, MAS, will assume the role of immediate past chai…
June 18, 2020
Professional development and certification are valuable parts of every industry practitioner’s toolkit, and education has grown even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting economic fallout. To help its members, through June 30, PPAI has waived all education and certification f…
June 18, 2020
Cimpress, the Dutch parent company of Waltham, Massachusetts-based distributor Vistaprint (PPAI 565755, D4), and San Diego, California-based distributor National Pen Co. LLC (PPAI 107176, D12), has released an update on its fourth quarter 2020 fiscal results. The timing of the release, coming at app…
June 18, 2020
3M has reported sales information for the month of May. The St. Paul, Minnesota, company, which operates in the promotional products market through its 3M Promotional Markets Dept. (PPAI 113638, S11), posted sales of $2.2 billion in May, down 20 percent year-over-year.
June 18, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks look at diversity, equity and inclusion in business; the power of mindfulness…
June 18, 2020
Policy shifts, political winds and the COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly evolving brand safety’s risks and opportunities. Media investment group GroupM has outlined recommendations for marketers on new challenges for established media and old challenges for new media.
June 18, 2020
Christie Hattersley, co-owner of Riverview, Florida, distributor C-Suite Promotions Powered by Proforma, has been recognized by Tampa Bay Business Journal as a 2020 Business of Pride Individual Ally Honoree. This recognition is given annually to one individual who does not identify as part of the LG…
June 16, 2020
SAGE and PPAI have partnered for SAGE Show Virtual, the industry’s first interactive, nationwide, virtual trade-show experience. This innovative new event will be held on Tuesday, August 18 from 10 am to 4 pm CT. All distributors are invited to attend for free. For 2020, SAGE Show Virtual will take …
June 16, 2020
Retail and food service sales jumped 17.7 percent in May from April’s level to $485.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reports. For April, the Census Bureau had registered a 14.7-percent slump in the sector. While still 6.1-percent down from the year-ago level, retail’s sizable month-to-month growth …
June 16, 2020
AIM Smarter, LLC (PPAI 230461, D12) held its first national sales meeting, AIM XP, on June 4‐5. Originally, the event was scheduled to be live in San Francisco, California, but due to the impact of COVID‐19, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-headquartered distributor brought its community of distributo…
June 16, 2020
In May, 114 industry professionals took advantage of steps PPAI is taking to expand certification opportunities during the pandemic and earned their Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) and Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certifications. Several people earned both certifications. In response t…
June 16, 2020
Jack Nadel International (PPAI 107145, D12) recently brought its staff together virtually with Nadel U , a two-week online event with classes, partner presentations and award presentations.
June 16, 2020
Customers’ expectations are proving a challenge for marketers seeking a balance between technology’s efficiencies and personal connections through human interaction. The Conference Board surveyed senior marketing and communications executives at 84 firms across North America, Europe and Asia, and fo…
June 11, 2020
The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), the industry’s nonprofit dedicated to recognizing and encouraging scholastic excellence and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their college-aged children, will award a record-breaking $276,750 in scholarships …
June 11, 2020
Las Vegas and its famous Las Vegas Strip are re-opening following a city-wide shutdown due to COVID-19. Several of the city’s resorts began reopening their doors on June 4 and more will follow. Alongside the return to business, the properties are implementing stringent health and sanitation plans in…
June 11, 2020
The Sourcing Group (PPAI 670660, D1) has acquired certain assets of the BrandAlliance-US companies—A Brand Company, Inc.; BrandAlliance, LLC; Global Direct of NC, LLC; and Branded Business Support, LLC—out of a foreclosure sale commenced by the companies’ senior secured lender, effective at the clos…
June 11, 2020
SanMar Corporation (PPAI 110788, S16) today announced that it is partnering with Allmade (PPAI743984, S1) to be the exclusive supplier of Allmade’s ethically and environmentally conscious blank apparel to the promotional apparel and imprinted sportswear industries.
June 11, 2020
The board of directors of HanesBrands has appointed Stephen B. Bratspies as CEO and board member, effective August 3. Bratspies will succeed Gerald W. Evans Jr., who had previously announced plans to retire after a 37-year career at the company. Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based HanesBrands partic…
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