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May Is Springing With Joy!

As we welcome the vibrant month of May, there’s a delightful sense of renewal and joy in the air. The blossoms are in full bloom, filling our days with color and fragrance, and the longer, sunnier days inspire us to embrace new opportunities and adventures. It’s a time to step outside, feel the warmth of the sun, and let the beauty of spring invigorate our spirits.

We’re thrilled to continue to grow as a regional and share events and experiences together. Lets take a few moments and look forward to making May a memorable month full of growth, connection, and joy. Join us as we celebrate the spirit of spring and all the wonderful experiences it brings!
The Spokane showcase was a huge success!
Last month, NWPMA hosted a Mix & Mingle Event at No Li Brewery in Spokane the day prior to the showcase. This event was filled with a great mix of distributors & suppliers, thank you to everyone who attended! It was nice to enjoy some appetizers and share experiences together.

The following day we had the opportunity to sponsor the Rep's Idea Showcase which was a fantastic event. It was so nice to meet everyone who came through--Thank you for stopping by!
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CALLING ALL SUPPLIERS - Fall Showcase 2024 booths are filling up fast!
This year marks the 35th Anniversary of NWPMA. We would like to take a moment to invite you to attend the show and celebrate with us!

Register today for the Fall Showcase--booths are beginning to fill up quickly. Don't miss out on this great showcase with tons of great connections.
August 19th & 20th, 2024
Holiday Inn Columbia Riverfront
909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217
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NWPMA Members get a 10% Discount for signing up with Constant Contact through our registration link. Make sure to take advantage of your savings today!
May 14th, 2024

Rep's Idea Showcase at the Hilton Garden Inn Spectrum
7699 W Spectrum St, Boise, ID 83709

Show open from 10AM - 2PM
May 16th, 2024

Rep's Idea Showcase at the Hampton Inn
5110 Southgate Drive Billings, MT 59101

Show open from 10AM - 2PM

August 20th, 2024

Holiday Inn Columbia Riverfront
909 N. Hayden Island
Portland, OR 97217

Show open from 10:30AM - 2:30PM

Tues., May 14, 2024
9:30 am - 10:30am
"The Endless Power of AI – Revolutionizing the Promo Industry"
Cliff Quicksell Jr., President & CEO
Cliff Quicksell Associates & QuicksellSpeaks

Join us for an engaging chat featuring PPAI Hall of Famer Cliff Quicksell, CSP, a 40-year industry sales and marketing veteran, and Ron Friedman, Founder MerchBots AI, also an industry veteran with over three decades of experience as a distributor, brand client, and industry supplier.
Wed., May 29, 2024
9:30 am - 10:30am
“The Business Case for Purpose”  

Denise Taschereau, CEO & Co-Founder 
Fairware (a founding B Corporation) 

This webinar explores the critical role of “purpose” in modern business strategy. It covers how integrating a clear and meaningful purpose into a company's core operations can drive long-term sustainability, attract, and retain talent, enhance customer loyalty, and create competitive advantages.
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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.
In Memoriam: Brian Haner, Founder & CEO Of Image Source
Brian Haner, founder and CEO of Image Source – ranked as the No. 48 distributor on PPAI 100’s inaugural ranking in 2023 – passed away following an accident that was the result of an unexpected medical emergency. Haner was a 30-year veteran of the promotional products industry, respected by his peers and co-workers for his dedication and leadership. (Provided by PPAI Media) - READ MORE

FTC Issues Ban On Employers Issuing Non-compete Contracts
Legal challenges are likely to follow, but a 3-2 vote has deemed it illegal to forbid an employee from leaving a job to join their employer’s rival. (Provided by PPAI Media) - READ MORE

Companies Owe More Than $1M for Wrongly Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors
A company in Texas and another in Virginia owe more than $1 million combined for violations that include misclassifying workers as independent contractors (IC) when they should have been designated as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to the U.S. Department of Labor. (Provided by ASI Central) - READ MORE
Thank you so much for being an NWPMA member--we appreciate you! However, we wanted to take a moment to reminder you, that if your membership has lapsed you no longer have the access you may be used to:

  • Discount Coupon Book
  • Member Directory
  • Educational Recordings
  • Professional Development Webinar Recordings
  • SAGE Discounts
  • & more......
Don't miss out on these benefits & more. Make sure to renew your membership today!
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