PPAI hosted its annual Volunteer Leadership Luncheon at the PPAI Expo on Sunday to recognize those who have generously contributed their time and resources to the Association. Members of the PPAI Board of Directors, committees and advisory groups, the Regional Association Council board, the Promotional Products Education Foundation board and new inductees to PPAI’s Fellows program were honored for their volunteer contributions.
PPEF Golf Tournament Raises Almost $50,000
On Monday, more than 120 golfers from 60 industry companies hit the green at the Bali Hai Golf Club for the Glen Holt & Fran Ford Memorial Golf Tournament supporting the Promotional Products Education Fund (PPEF). The tournament raised close to $50,000 for PPEF’s college scholarship program.
The tournament honors the late Glen Holt, MAS, a former PPAI board member and Hall of Fame inductee who passed away in 2010, and Fran Ford, Jr., CAS, president of supplier Castelli, a division of Magnet, LLC, and PPAI Hall of Fame inductee who passed away in 2018. A dedicated supporter of PPEF, Ford launched the PPEF Glen Holt Scholarship Golf Invitational in 2014. The tournament supports their lasting legacies with PPEF scholarships named in their honor.
PPAI Presents Its Highest Awards
Two industry legends, Gene Geiger, MAS+, of Geiger and Chuck Pecher of Skinner and Kennedy Co., were inducted into the PPAI Hall of Fame on Monday evening during the PPAI Chairman’s Leadership Dinner at the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. The elegantly designed affair, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center ballroom, brought out the industry’s luminaries, dignitaries and leaders to celebrate the achievements of these honorees, and to pay tribute to this year's winner of the Distinguished Service Award, Michele Jennrich, MAS, and the H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award winner Daryll Griffin, MAS.
This event was sponsored by J. Charles, St. Regis Group and Visions/AwardCraft.
Awards Program Marked The Pinnacle Of Achievement For Industry Companies
PPAI presented 163 Pyramid Awards on Tuesday night to celebrate creative excellence in client programs, marketing, supplier decorating and technology. The ceremonies also spotlighted the top echelon of supplier service with 17 companies earning the coveted PPAI Supplier Star or an Award of Merit.
This event was sponsored by St. Regis Group.
House Of Blue Draws Full House For Power Of Two Party
Even after two full days of working the busy trade show floor at the PPAI Expo, attendees and exhibitors alike were ready to party, and Wednesday night’s Power Of Two Party sponsored by PPAI and SAGE at House of Blues was just the place. Again this year, the ticketed event drew hundreds of show goers looking to relax and have fun.
The live, request-only cover band, Vegas Live, rocked the house throughout the evening as attendees snapped selfies with friends new and old, and danced the night away.
This event was sponsored by Next Level Apparel and presented by PPAI & SAGE.