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I Didn’t Want to Write This
March 5, 2015

As I write this, it is Saturday at 6 a.m. Normally, I would be getting ready for an enjoyable morning run with my friends. Not today. This morning, I’m lying down with a bag of frozen peas on my knee. As much as I wanted to get out, the wise move was to take this Saturday morning off and let my painful and bruised knee heal.

Continued Hurricane Sandy Updates: Industry Openings and Closures for November 1
November 1, 2012

Several of the businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy were able to reopen today, but many remain closed or are operating at reduced capacity. Below is a list noting which companies have opened and which have remained closed as of 3:00 p.m. EST today. Notes on each company’s status have been provided where available.

Hurricane Sandy Hits East Coast, At Least 33 Dead and Millions Without Power
October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast on Friday evening, bringing with it winds and flooding across the most populated corridor in the United States. Estimates of the damage are still coming in as millions in the U.S. have been left without power. As of noon Tuesday, at least 21 are reported dead in the U.S., bringing the total death toll to 67.

GQ Says It's Okay to Strap Them On Again
April 28, 2010

This GQ Article talks about suspenders in terms of bankers and Humphrey Bogart, but is that really how most of us remember the stretchy suit pant holders? Instead of suave gentlemen some think Steve Erkel or some crazy uncle who clearly needed a little help making sure an oversized belly didn't push his pants to the floor.

PPAM Kicks Off Second Selling Season with Holiday Showcase
October 6, 2009

On September 16 and 17, the St. Louis based Promotional Products Association of the Midwest (PPAM) held its annual PPAM Holiday Showcase to kick off the second selling season. The two-day event began at The Ritz Charles in Overland Park, Kan. and concluded at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri. Between both cities, more than 500 distributors attended the event.

PPAI Reaches Out To Member Companies Affected By Recent Floods
June 24, 2008

Many communities and businesses in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and neighboring states have been devastated by recent summer storms and flooding. As flood waters recede in some towns, and continue to rise in others along the Mississippi, additional communities are expected to struggle with transportation, flood damage and communication challenges. The Irving, Texas-based Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), announced it is reaching out to member companies affected by these floods in the form of the Promotional Products Business Recovery Plan. The purpose of the recovery plan is to take care of immediate needs by determining which companies have been affected and what they need

Bankers Advertising Company Launches New Web site
June 17, 2008

Promotional products distributor, Bankers Advertising Company of Iowa City, Iowa, announced the launch of a new Web site. Bankers developed the site featuring up-to-the-minute design, a proprietary product database, easy navigation, a marketing ideas page, conclusive research on the effectiveness of promotional products and a welcome video explaining site navigation and the benefits of working with Bankers Advertising Company. Bankers’ goal was to develop a Web site that would serve as a comprehensive marketing and sales tool for sales partners and give customers a user-friendly place to find product ideas. In addition to the improved site, Bankers is in the process of developing