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Welcome February and its big heart!

As we welcome February we swiftly run beyond the embrace of a new year and enter into the month with the biggest heart. This month beholds several treasures: American Heart Month, Black History Month, Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year, Ash Wednesday, Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, Presidents Day, National Leap Day and more. This month is a great time to open your hearts and soak up the moments that bring you the greatest joy.

There are so many things to remember for February. Whether that time is filled with sending or receiving valentines, donating to your favorite American Heart Cancer charity, or simply embracing the prelude to spring. We are all blessed with the month of February because it brings our hearts to the forefront and reminds us of the great new adventures yet to come.

Welcome to February. The heart month of the year filled with fantastic beginnings.
NWPMA Spring Showcase 2024!
The NWPMA Board would like to say thank you to every member for making this year possible. It is because of valued members and friends that we get to embark on this years' adventure!
March 18th-19th, 2024
Greater Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Commerce, Tacoma, WA 98402 
Check out this amazing schedule of events!
Monday, March 18th
3PM - 4PM | Professional Development presented by Kara Keister, MAS
4PM - 5PM | Campfire Social with guest speakers Vicki Ostrom (SanMar) and
Spencer Galindo (HPG Brands)
5PM - 7PM | Networking Extravaganza

Tuesday, March 19th
8AM - 9AM | PPAI Member Presentation
9AM - 10AM | Keynote Speaker Panel with Tom Goos (President, Image Source), Dale Denham, MAS+ (President & CEO, PPAI), and Jeremy Lott (President, SanMar)
10AM - 3PM | Complimentary headshots provided by Nate Burgher Photography
12PM - 1PM | Complimentary Buffet Lunch and Award Ceremony

In addition to a fantastic showcase, we will also be hosting a charity drive in partnership with Facing Homelessness, whose purpose is to increase the connection, sense of belonging and stability of those living unhoused as a pathway to ending homelessness. We invite you to bring items that will help those that may be facing homelessness, such as clothing items, drinkware, toiletry items, journals, and more. Together, we are excited to make a difference for those in need.

Members and Non-Members are invited to attend for no fee
Members may bring clients to the show between 1pm-3pm by purchasing a client ticket for $10 ($20 at the door)

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
HURRY! Last Chance - Deadline for Scholarship Applications is: March 15th, 2024
Evan Economou for winning the 2023 NWPMA Success Scholarship
PPEF is an educational, charitable, nonprofit organization that awards college scholarships to students who have a parent working in the promotional products industry or who are working for a company in the industry. Since 1989, PPEF has awarded $3,347,000 in college scholarships to 1,788 students.

In 2023, $320,500 was awarded in college scholarships. 32 recipients received renewal payments on scholarships awarded in previous years. 138 new scholarships were awarded: 10 Four-Year College Scholarships, 2 Chairman's Scholarships, and 126 One-Year College Scholarships.

The NWPMA Success Scholarship, is an NWPMA exclusive scholarship that is available to current members, member companies and their children. The scholarship application for the 2024 school year is now open. The application deadline is March 15th, 2024!

Have You Seen The 2024 Coupon Book Yet?
Save BIG with the 2024 NWPMA Exclusive Coupon Book!

There are discounts worth well over $1000 in savings chock-full of incredible savings from our supplier partners.  

Enhance your savings further by adding the PromoHunt extension to your web browser. With PromoHunt, you can effortlessly uncover all these amazing deals as you browse supplier websites. It's a fantastic resource that not only saves you money but also time and resources, making it a must-have tool for our valued members.

You must be logged in to see the Coupon Book - This is a MEMBER ONLY product.
Have You Taken Advantage of Advertising with Us Yet?
Did you know there are several opportunities to advertise with NWPMA? Currently, we have paid advertising opportunities which include:

Newsletter Ads (600px X 300px) - $75 / issue or save $50 by purchasing 4 issues.
Banner Ads on the website - $100 / month or save $50 by purchasing 4 months.
Product Spotlight on Facebook - $50 / month
NEW Monthly Series of Art Talk Sponsorship - $25 / Month
Parking Sponsorship for Spring Showcase - $600
Lunch Sponsorship for 35 Year NWPMA Celebration - $2000
Photography Sponsorship for 35 Year NWPMA Celebration - $1500

If you would like to advertise with us or would like additional details regarding advertising opportunities or ROI, please reach out to 
February 28th, 2024
9:30AM PST
“WOW Starts with You!”

Jim Thomsen, V.P. Customer Success,
             Darlene Unger, Sr. Customer Success Manager, Showdown Displays

The Employee experience directly impacts the Customer experience, (EX=CX). In this presentation we will review Ten Best Practices that help to develop a highly engaged culture that ultimately drives Legendary Customer Experiences.  

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Best Practice for Hiring the right fit.
  • Performance Score Cards that Motivate.
  • Creating effective recognition programs.
  • Developing a self-sustaining organic culture.
Unlock Your Membership Benefits: Sign Up Today!

Explore the perks of your membership with the exclusive NWPMA Supplier Live Series! Join us every Friday for a dynamic 15-minute supplier Q&A. Seize the chance to spotlight new products, present ideas to a vast network of distributors, and share your unique story.
We are always looking for Volunteers
Interested in a volunteer opportunity? We are always looking for volunteers to help us by volunteering on a committee or helping out at an event. Let us know how you would like to help.
Membership Renewal Reminder

Thank you so much for being an NWPMA member--we appreciate you! We would like to take this time to remind everyone to renew their membership and take advantage of the amazing benefits that membership includes.
In order to renew your membership, please login using your business email and password to view and complete payment for renewal.
Have You Accessed the Value of Your Membership?
As an NWPMA member you have access to discounts on several products including SAGE. Your company can enjoy a 10% discount on all discountable SAGE products. If you are currently a member of NWPMA and are not yet accessing this powerful benefit, make sure to reach out today! Call 800.925.7243 (SAGE)
Don't just take our word for it.
President: Stacy Midkiff
Vice President: Nicole Stachowicz
Secretary/Treasurer: Thea Bruce
Director: James Matson
Director: James Fedewa
Director: Vern Boyles
Past President: Jillian Heilman
President Elect: Thomas Dalis
Director: Angela Wong
Director: Connor Rubin
Director: Brandy McDonald
Executive Director: Shay Murphy