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Print+Promo Marketing Announces 2023 Power Meeting and Power House Dates

Where can you talk projects, find new products and solve business challenges? Only at Power Meetings, powered by Print+Promo Marketing. These events remain the gold standard in industry relationship-building events — and they’re back for 2023. Three days of one-on-one meetings provide a networking experience that large trade shows and other events simply can’t match...

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group’s Cassandra Chiodo Named PPAChicago 2023 Board Member

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, Woodridge, Illinois, announced that Cassandra Chiodo, customer support lead, has been named a director for the Promotional Professionals Association of Chicago board of directors for 2023. PPAChicago is a not-for-profit trade association created to advocate for promotional product industry professionals and...

American Solutions for Business Stock Share Value Increases

American Solutions for Business, Glenwood, Minnesota, recently celebrated achieving another record year of growth. During its annual home office update meeting, Justin Zavadil, president of ASB, shared updates regarding projects and events happening within the home office and field, while Bill Finley...

PRINTING United Alliance Celebrates 2022 Ben Franklin Honor Society Inductees

PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., announces that nine industry notables have been inducted into its prestigious Ben Franklin Honor Society (BFHS). The inductees were welcomed in a private virtual ceremony on November 17...

2022 Top Suppliers: How Taking a Risk Paid Off for Koozie Group

As part of Print+Promo Marketing's 2022 Top Suppliers list, we asked some of the top-ranked suppliers about how they managed to continue to grow and bounce back from the pandemic, their thoughts on where the industry stands, their future plans and more. Read on for our conversation with David Klatt, CEO of Koozie Group, the No. 5 supplier on our list...

Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decrease, Inventory Levels Increase Slightly

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its October 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4% in October compared to October 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 6% in October compared to the same month last year...

Proforma Continues to Grow eCommerce Certification Program

Proforma, Cleveland, continues to see exponential growth of its in-house eCommerce Training Program, with almost 5,000 unique enrollments in the training classes it provides. "We are so pleased to see so many getting value out of the unique, in-depth training and certification program that we offer to all members of the Proforma Family,” said Brian Roney, director of eCommerce...

2022 Top Suppliers: Another Record Year for Diversified Labeling Solutions

As part of Print+Promo Marketing's 2022 Top Suppliers list, we asked some of the top-ranked suppliers about how they managed to continue to grow and bounce back from the pandemic, their thoughts on where the industry stands, their future plans and more. Read on for our conversation with Jim Kersten, CEO of Diversified Labeling Solutions, the No. 16 supplier on our list...

2022 Top Suppliers: Why OneTouchPoint is Betting on Technology

As part of Print+Promo Marketing's 2022 Top Suppliers list, we asked some of the top-ranked suppliers about how they managed to continue to grow and bounce back from the pandemic, their thoughts on where the industry stands, their future plans and more. Read on for our conversation with David Holland, CEO of OneTouchPoint, the No. 8 supplier on our list...

2022 Top Suppliers: A Proud Moment for Ennis Inc.

As part of Print+Promo Marketing's 2022 Top Suppliers list, we asked some of the top-ranked suppliers about how they managed to continue to grow and bounce back from the pandemic, their thoughts on where the industry stands, their future plans and more. Read on for our conversation with Keith S. Walters, chairman, CEO and president of Ennis Inc., the No. 3 supplier on our list...

'The Adaptors' Win PromoStandards’ First-Ever Hack-A-Thon

Brikl, a powerful technology that helps distributors, dealers, promotional businesses and suppliers set up online stores and sell, has won PromoStandards’ first-ever hackathon. The PromoStandards Technology Summit is the premier promotional products technology event. Its Hack-A-Thon featured groups of cross-functional teams working together...

OrderMyGear Acquires BrightStores

OrderMyGear (OMG), the leading online store platform for selling custom branded merchandise to groups, has acquired BrightStores, a leading provider of online company stores for promotional product distributors. The partnership brings together two market leading technology platforms in the team sporting goods and promotional products spaces...

Sappi Announces $418M Paper Machine Rebuild at Its Somerset Mill in Maine

Sappi North America, a leading global producer and supplier of diversified woodfibre products, announced the approval of a $418 million capital project to convert Paper Machine No. 2 at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine to increase its capacity and produce solid bleached sulfate board (SBS) products. The project will be funded from free cash flow...

ID Images Acquires Hickman Label

Sole Source Capital LLC, an industrial-focused private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, ID Images, Brunswick, Ohio, has acquired Hickman Label, Lebanon, Tennessee. The acquisition marks the fifth add-on investment for ID Images since it became a Sole Source Capital portfolio company in August 2021...