Perhaps more than ever, the regional associations in the promotional products industry are aligned with PPAI on the collaborative goals of pushing the promo community forward.


The recognition is given annually to regional association members who demonstrate an outstanding level of volunteerism and leadership.

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Regional Associations

Joining a PPAI-affiliated regional association allows you to connect with local colleagues and grassroots leaders in the promotional products industry. These associations work with PPAI to advance our shared mission.

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Virginia (not including Washington, D.C., area)


Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and Western Wisconsin


Indiana, Kentucky and Southern Ohio

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Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia


Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle

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Northern New Jersey, New York and Southwestern Connecticut

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Southern California and Southern Nevada


Colorado and Wyoming


Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and areas north of Austin, Texas


Northern Alabama, Eastern Arkansas, Southern Kentucky, Northern Mississippi and Tennessee


Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska


Central Florida


Illinois and Wisconsin

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Northern California

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Delaware, Southern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania



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Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington

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Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont




Houston, San Antonio and areas south of Austin, Texas

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Reasons to join a regional association


Key contacts in your own backyard

A regional association acts as your local hub for finding distributor or supplier business partners. Make new contacts with companies who already understand your market.

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Access benefits to save time and money.

Members gain a wide range of value-added services: Leverage CAS/MAS-approved education sessions, shipping discounts, social outings, member newsletters and many more benefits that help grow your business.

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Deepen your network and peer support.

Your regional association comprises a community of your peers, after all: Connect with your colleagues to tap into a great pool of ideas and industry knowledge. 

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Do business at local trade shows.

Regional booth and tabletop shows provide a marketplace in your own community. Meet face-to-face and generate business with area distributors and suppliers.


Take advantage of professional development opportunities.

Enhance your team’s skills and support their growth for the future of your company. Membership opens the doors for professional development through education and exposure to industry leaders and trendsetters.


Get to know other businesses in your area.

Familiarize yourself with the competition in your region on friendly terms. Regional associations provide the bridge on which you can compare notes and share insights on the state of the marketplace.

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You can get involved and help shape the industry

Volunteering for your regional association gives you a chance to get involved in the issues that will affect your business. Your work can impact the industry as a whole while paving your path to success.