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Arizona Promotional Products Association
February 2017 AzPPA E-Newsletter
Understanding Chinese New Year
Thank You - Arizona Cactus Needles Embroidery!
2017 Coming Events
AzPPA Expo 2017!
Make a Splash with AzPPA
Featured Member Benefit
PPEF - Now Accepting Applications
Upcoming Events
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Understanding Chinese New Year
Our latest educational event - coming on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Join us for a fascinating look into the traditions and holidays surrounding the lunar new year as celebrated throughout Asia. Linda Chen, owner of Displays & Signage, will answer a variety of questions so that we can all better understand how this holiday impacts our businesses in the global economy.  And, PPAI has just approved this event for 1.5 CAS certification hours!
We'll enjoy a delicious, family-style Chinese meal and have a great time networking and learning together. Bring your appetite and your curiosity!
Click here to register now!

Also sponsoring this event is one of our Gold Sponsors for 2017, Browse25, another great, local Phoenix-area supplier. 
Last Months Event:
Arizona Cactus Needles Embroidery
Factory Tour held on 1/26/17
Thank you, Tony & Vickie Halitsky!
We enjoyed a great morning visiting with Tony & Vickie and all of the great people at Arizona Cactus Needles Embroidery!  The tour and presentations were most informative, and many attendees won a great door prize - a free digitizing!
Here is a list of those who won the free digitizing: 
February  - Christine Kirkpatrick Heart Printing    
       Stacy Stine Az cap Company
March -  Laurie Wilcoxen SW Business Forms
         Lucinda McNeil Brown & Bigelow
April -  Nancy Clawson Identity Promotional Marketing
May -  Janna Mundis Spartan Promotional Group
June -  Lucy Haydu Brown & Bigelow
July - Matt Anvik Old School Printing
August - Mandy Cousins  Avalon Image Group
September -  Jeri Day Spartan Promotional Group
October - Cathy Bez Bezt Impressions
November - Susan Cox Badges R Us
December - Dave Daniels  GOS Products for Business
The 2017 Event Calendar will be published soon!  
Watch this space for information on our wonderful upcoming events!
We have big plans for 2017 - factory tours, educational events, lots of fun social activities!

And if you have an idea for an event or an activity, be sure to contact a member of the Board.  You can reach any of the committee Chairs by reaching out to them directly or by contacting Betsy -  We would love to have your assistance as a volunteer or as an event coordinator!
SAVE THE DATE!  The 2017 AzPPA Expo Returns to the Arizona Grand in August!  
Exhibitor Set Up on Monday 8/28 -- Tradeshow on Tuesday 8/29 -- See you There!!
Make a "Splash" with AzPPA!  

Supplier Members - Take part in our industry-first sponsorship program!
Supplier Members, if you want to make an even bigger "splash" with our AzPPA membership, consider participating in the newly introduced AzPPA Sponsorship Program.  Click here for complete details on how to partner with us in the coming year.  And if you still have questions, reach out to Jim Gordon, our VP and Sponsorship Chair at
Click on the logos to visit the websites for our current sponsors:

Thank you, McCreary's Tees - 
Our Official Apparel Sponsor for 2017!

Our Gold Sponsors for 2017:
American AdBag
Halls & Company/ID Line


Our Silver Sponsor for 2017:
Raining Rose 
Featured Member Benefit - Constant Contact  
We've partnered with Constant Contact - 
Have you signed up yet?

The AzPPA Board is always looking for ways to increase your member benefits. And now we're featuring another benefit. Even if you're already using Constant Contact for your email marketing, you will be able to benefit from AzPPA's partnership.

PPEF - Now Accepting Applications for College Scholarships  
Did you know that all your employees and their children are eligible to apply for college scholarships through the Promotional Products Education Foundation? 

Since 1989, PPEF has awarded more than $1.5million to hundreds of students with a parent in the promotional products industry. Employees of promotional products companies are also eligible to apply.   

This year PPEFwill give away 117 scholarships totaling more than $175,000. 

Visit to learn more and apply.
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