The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) and its members have gathered three times for indoor shows in the past month. The last two being held Tuesday, October 5 at the Melville Marriott and Thursday, October 7, at the Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah. Both of these shows included a client component. The smiles and energy of all was extremely contagious. A buffet lunch was served both days for all. It was a joy to see suppliers, distributors and their clients eating, laughing, and learning.
On October 7 in Suffern, the day began with an interactive panel discussion featuring Dan Edge, Peerless; Brett Hersh, Hit Promotional Products; Joe Hoffmann, iPROMOTEu; Mike Merkin, Hit Promotional Products; Andy Shape, Stran Promotional Solutions; and SAAGNY President Rachel Levin. This engaging discussion between the panel and the 45+ attendees covered such topics as supply chain issues, customer wants and needs, how to speak to your customers, and industry forecasts.
Knowing that some of our loyal distributor members might not be able to be in attendance, SAAGNY arranged to have each supplier videotape their Promo Sales Pitch. Those videos once edited, will be placed on the SAAGNY website for our distributor members to catch up with their favorite suppliers. SAAGNY President, Rachel Levin noted, “Three incredible shows, six incredible panelists, over 300 distributor and client attendees, and hundreds of new products. What a way to start off Q4! I’m incredibly proud of our Board and our Executive Director for remaining focused on providing such great value to our members!”
Congratulations to our Supplier Raffle Winners – Richard S. and Frank U.; our Distributor Raffle Winners – Catherine M. and Marissa P.; and our Client Winners – Guest of JP and Guest of David F.
We look forward to seeing you in 2022 – mark your calendar!
Winter Show – Tuesday, January 25, 2022, Suffern, NY
Summer Show – Tuesday, May 17, 2022, New York, NY
Promotions East – Monday, October 17 – Wednesday, October 19, Harrah’s Atlantic City, NJ
Thank you all who came out to join us!