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The Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), is the promotional products industry's only international not-for-profit trade association. PPAI offers education, tradeshows, business products and services, mentoring, technology and legislative support to its more than 8,000 global members. Promotional products are a multi-billion dollar industry and include wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company's name, logo or message. PPAI created and maintains the UPIC (Universal Promotional Identification Code), the industry's only free identification system and universal company database. For information regarding PPAI or to learn more about the proven power of promotional products (including research and case studies), visit the PPAI website at www.PPAI.org or contact PPAI at 888.426.7724. For more information on the SAGE/PPAI relationship visit www.SAGEworld.com/ppai.


The Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA) is an organization which seeks to enhance the success of the independent distribution channel for print, marketing, and related services. PSDA's members include print distributors, trade printers, suppliers and technology partners working together to provide differentiated solutions to end users.


Distributorships


Adventures in Advertising (AIA) was established in 1996 with the mission of providing total customer satisfaction. Their philosophy is to offer a wide selection of leading products at competitive prices and provide high quality customer service via phone or email 7 days a week. Their customers place orders with confidence, knowing they will be completed on time and accurately according with the high standards Adventures in Advertising has quickly become known for.



HALO Branded Solutions (Hbs) combines cutting edge technology and caring personal service to create an exceptional dimensional advertising product purchasing experience. They have spent decades as the global leader in Client promotional solutions with one simple philosophy, “Success is created one order, one client and one promotion at a time.”



Franchise Services, Inc. owns a number of franchise organizations dedicated to serving the needs of business customers. The company's print management group operates the brands of Sir Speedy, PIP, Signal Graphics and MultiCopy-all well-known and highly successful brands in the quick printing industry.

Sir Speedy was founded in 1968, PIP in 1965, Signal Graphics in 1982 and MultiCopy in 1973. Today, the network of FSI print centers and affiliates reaches nearly 1,000 locations in 16 countries. Franchise Services, Inc., across all of its brands, was founded on sound principals of franchising: provide value to your franchisees, help them be profitable, lead them into new markets, and deliver outstanding service to your customers. These principles continue today.



iPROMOTEu is a nationwide network of experienced independent promotional products distributors. All iPROMOTEu affiliates own and operate their distributorship, and they do so using their own company name and identity. iPROMOTEu is not a franchise; there is no upfront fee or long-term, restrictive agreement. The iPROMOTEu affiliate agreement is just a few pages long, and it can be terminated at any time and for any reason. Unlike with other industry organizations, with iPROMOTEu there are no non-compete provisions, or any other restrictive provisions, that prevent or restrict you from doing business how you want, when you want, and with whom you want. Other industry organizations rob you of your freedom and independence; with iPROMOTEu, you have the freedom and flexibility to operate your business as you wish.



Minuteman Press International, Inc. (MMP) with over thirty-four (34) years of franchise experience, and over nine hundred seventy five (975) franchises operating throughout the world, continues to expand its franchise systems. Starting out in the early 1970's Roy Titus and his son Bob, the founders of Minuteman Press, saw a demand for a printing business that would serve all of the printing and graphics related needs of any business. This led to the first Minuteman Press in 1973, and since then Minuteman Press has continually grown, and been rated number 1 by Entrepreneur Magazine in the printing and graphics industry. Minuteman Press's innovative concepts and capabilities allow our franchise owners the qualities and services needed to meet their client's demands. Minuteman Press utilizes equipment that enables us to reach further into the quality printing market and establish a unique position in the printing industry. Our franchises offer a wide variety of professional products and services designed to help you get your message out fast to customers, employees and vendors.



American Solutions for Business, founded in 1981 as American Business Forms, has become a nationwide leader in the industry with approximately $200 million in annual booked sales. Through their network of 7,000+ suppliers, American is the nation's premier provider of commercial printing, forms, labels and envelopes. In addition, approximately 550 American Sales Associates offer clients unlimited options for quality promotional products, wearables, packaging, office supplies, computer supplies and janitorial/warehousing supplies. American's eCommerce system adds an extra dimension of service for our clients by offering order simplification through site personalization. American's warehousing and fulfillment services ensure the highest quality in customer service and support.





Regional Affiliates


NEPPA (New England Promotional Products Association) is dedicated to the education and increased professionalism of its members. Designed to address topics relevant to your business and the promotional products industry, NEPPA sponsors educational seminars throughout the year. All programs qualify for CEU credit toward your MAS/CAS designation. www.NEPPA.com.



MAPPA (Mid-Atlantic Promotional Products Association) is an organization that through trade shows, social events and education, works to foster the relationships of Suppliers and Distributors to continue to grow the business in these areas. MAPPA also works to include our end-users in this process by offering end-user tradeshows. We want to help you build your business by offering Exclusive Tradeshows, Networking Opportunities, Industry Connections and Professional Development. For more information about MAPPA, call (757) 491-3114 or visit www.WhyMAPPA.org today.



SAAC (Specialty Advertising Association of California) is an organization made up of more than 900 firms engaged in specialty advertising in California and throughout the United States. As an association we are dedicated to increasing the professionalism of members engaged in specialty advertising sales. Included in our membership are companies representing all facets of the specialty advertising industry, including suppliers, distributors, direct houses and sales personnel.



SACDV (Specialty Advertising Counselors of the Delaware Valley) is the only non-profit regional promotional marketing association serving eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Central and Southern New Jersey. SACDV's membership consists of promotional product suppliers, distributors (consultants), and multi-line representatives across the country. SACDV's mission is to foster cooperative and prosperous relationships between members through education and networking.



SAAGNY (Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York) creates an environment that advances business development in the promotional products industry through the dissemination of product information, networking and knowledge exchange for the benefit of its members.



SPPA (Sunbelt Promotional Products Association) is a member of the SAGE Affiliate Program. SPPA is a not-for-profit regional association formed to bettering the image and use of promotional products in the Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and panhandle of Florida area. The organization works to promote the highest of industry standards and to provide its members with a positive environment for professional growth and development by establishing a formal arena for education and idea exchange.



GCPPA (Gold Coast Promotional Products Association) is a member of the SAGE Affiliate Program. The mission of GCPPA is to enhance the level of professionalism of the promotional products industry in South Florida by providing its members a wide variety of programs, services and activities.



CASA (Caribbean Advertising Specialties Association) is a member of the SAGE affiliate program. CASA is the only not-for-profit association in the Caribbean dedicated to developing and promoting true professionals in the promotional products industry. Founded in 1989, CASA supports more than 200 distributor and supplier companies throughout the islands. Member companies are able to take advantage of networking, professional development and business services that make a direct impact to the bottom line.



GAPPP (Georgia Association of Promotional Products Professionals) is a member of the SAGE affiliate program. The mission of GAPPP is to lead a vital and growing promotional products industry by assisting our members in education, professionalism, supplier/distributor relations, and providing a sense of community to our membership.



PPAS (Promotional Products Association Southwest) is a member of the SAGE affiliate program. PPAS was organized to provide a vehicle by which members of the promotional products industry, all personnel interested therein, whether as a Supplier or a Distributor, executives, management or sales representatives can benefit and learn by association through meetings, seminars and special projects.



HPPA (Houston Promotional Products Association) is a member of the SAGE affiliate program. HPPA is a non-profit organization comprised of over 300 firms engaged in promotional products and specialty advertising in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1958, this association is dedicated to the advancement of the image of promotional products and their use in the Bayou City market place. Our membership includes suppliers, distributors, and their sales personnel. HPPA strives to promote the highest standards of business ethics among its members by creating a meeting place for education, the exchange of ideas, and fellowship.



OPPA (Ohio Promotional Professionals Association) is a member of the SAGE affiliate program. OPPA is a non-profit trade association whose membership is comprised of suppliers and distributors of imprinted promotional and advertising products. Membership is primarily located in north eastern and central Ohio but also includes members from across the nation.



MiPPA (Michigan Promotional Professionals Association) is a member of the SAGE affiliate program. MiPPA is a professional organization of distributors and suppliers dedicated to supporting the promotional products industry. MiPPA's goals are to promote integrity and professionalism through quality education and training, to increase the awareness of the industry in the marketplace, and to provide a forum for personal growth.



tsppa (Tri-State Promotional Professionals Association) is a member of the SAGE affiliate program. tsppa serves the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana region. TSPPA is to provide a friendly meeting ground for the establishment of closer relations and more cordial cooperation among advertising specialty distributors and advertising specialty suppliers. Every effort will be made to maintain a healthy balance between distributors and suppliers among the membership. The association will also foster mutual educational interests among the membership as well as educate the public as to the value of the advertising specialty and promotional products field.



PPAM (Promotional Products Association Midwest) is a member of the SAGE affiliate program. PPAM is a non-profit organization made up of suppliers, distributors and manufacturers representatives to support its members in the promotion and advancement of the Promotional Products Industry. PPAM was originally established more than forty years ago as the SLASA (St. Louis Association of Advertising Specialist). Members are predominately from Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska areas.



PPAF (Promotional Products Association of Florida) is a member of the SAGE affiliate program. PPAF, based in Tampa, Florida, was founded in 1972 and has become one of the fastest growing regional associations in the country and is considered the industry's THIRD largest regional association. Supported by over 250 distributors, suppliers, supplier representatives and marketing member firms, PPAF has been designated a "model" association by PPAI. PPAF serves distributor member firms throughout the Southeast and Florida, and supplier members nationally.



CAAMP (Carolinas Association of Advertising and Marketing Professionals) is a member of the SAGE affiliate program. The vision of CAAMP is to enhance the professionalism and business success of our members. The mission of CAAMP is to advance the image of promotional products and their use in the North and South Carolina marketplace; promote the highest standards of business among its members and the promotional products industry in general; and create a meeting place for education, idea exchange and friendship among suppliers, supplier representatives and distributors.



TRASA (Three Rivers Advertising Specialty Association) is a promotional products association located in Pittsburgh serving the surrounding tri-state area (western PA, Ohio and WV) for promotional marketing professionals. TRASA membership is made up of distributors, suppliers and multi-line representatives. The association was formed in 1991. For more information on TRASA visit www.trasa.net or call 724-779-3803.



AzPPA (The Arizona Promotional Products Association) is an organization made up of more than 200 firms engaged in promotional products in Arizona and throughout the United States. As an association, it is dedicated to increasing the professionalism of members engaged in promotional products sales. Included in our membership are companies representing all facets of the promotional products industry, including suppliers, distributors, multi-line representatives and sales personnel. For more information about AzPPA, call 916-722-8168 or email info@azppa.org.



PPAMS (Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South) opens the door to a world of opportunities in promotional products sales and marketing. PPAMS was formed in 1995 as a meeting ground for suppliers and distributors in the industry. Their mission is to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our members while enhancing sales opportunities and profitability. PPAMS offers lucrative networking opportunities with industry colleagues. The chance to increase your business knowledge through education programs, plus the opportunity to see the latest products at our annual PPAMS trade show. Member benefits include educational programs to enhance your business.



NWPMA (Northwest Promotional Marketing Association) is an organization that aims to create productive networking opportunities to enhance our members' professionalism and success through Professional Development, Tradeshows and Social Events. For more information about NWPMA, call 815.366.7972 or visit www.NWPMA.org today.



PPAC (Promotional Professionals Association of Chicago) is a trade association comprised of distributors and suppliers of promotional products. Founded in 1957 to serve the needs of local promotional products companies, PPAChicago has grown to represent nearly 500 companies. Further, the Association has grown in strength and stature, gaining recognition as an institution promoting a positive image for those involved in the industry. PPAChicago strives to promote and better the future of its members and the promotional products industry in general. For more information about PPAChicago, call 630.983.7722 or visit www.PPAChicago.org today.



PPAW (Promotional Products Association of Wisconsin) is a professional organization in the Promotional Products-Advertising Specialties industry that provides our members with regionally focused professional development and social opportunities. Founded in 1988, we encourage professional synergism and social camaraderie among our distributor and supplier members. Our efforts are devoted to promoting activities that strengthen and empower our members by offering a range of business and educational opportunities. Contact PPAW at ppaw.ed@charter.net or visit www.PPAW.org.




Other Partners


Facilis is the market-leading management consulting and technology services group dedicated to delivering business growth for promotional products distributors. Facilis provides the industry's only fully integrated infrastructure for web-based business automation, results-driven sales processes, high impact marketing programs, buying leverage, best practices consulting, graphics services and more. Facilis combines its industry expertise with leading edge technology to deliver significantly increased sales, improved profits and reduced operating expenses for its partners all under their own brand identity. Facilis is headquartered in St. Louis, MO, with offices in Ottowa, Canada. For more information, visit www.facilisgroup.com.



As a SAGE subscriber you will receive an average discount of 65% from list price with the Unbelievable Book (3,000 custom priced items), custom pricing on most commonly ordered items, easy online ordering with shopping list for common purchases, free next day service ($30 min order), reporting feature online to help with budgeting, dedicated account manager, net 30 billing, print services online, and much more. To apply with Staples, please visit www.sagemember.com.



e-Quantum, Inc. provides an integration between Quantum Net, business to business catalogs or Q-Store, retail catalogs and SAGE. Your clients or prospects can search for promotional products on SAGE and automatically place these items in your Quantum Net or Q-Store shopping cart. These items are then downloaded into e-Quantum's order entry system creating purchase orders to the appropriate SAGE vendor. For a demo of e-Quantum's SAGE integration, please contact e-Quantum's Sales Department at (800) 328-7804 ext. 201 or sales@e-quantum.com.



DemandBridge, utilizing their DB Promo Toolkit, provides an easy-to-use ordering system for all of your customer's promotional products and company store items. Product categories, detailed descriptions and images are transferred in real time via XML DataStream from the SAGE database. Orders are entered and updated in real time to an integrated shopping cart with other DB items. Orders and purchase orders are created automatically in DB Order Management, and sent over to the appropriate vendor. To see a demo of the SAGE integration into the DB Promo Toolkit, please contact DemandBridge at info@demandbridge.com or call them at (800) 448-1484.