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  • May 28, 2019 4:32 PM | Donna-Jean Plante

    48 Hour FLASH SALE 

    This Opportunity Expires Thursday, May 30, at 5:00 p.m.

    The SAAGNY Foundation is Going to Broadway!

    We hope you will join us for a fabulous night on Broadway and support of The Foundation.  

    Thursday, July 18

    7:00 p.m.

    $129 mid - Orchestra seats

    Waitress the Musical

    Featuring Erich Bergen


    Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

    Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award®-nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

    WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical.

    Join us after the show for an exclusive Q and A with Erich Bergen

    sponsored by Compass Industries!

    Click here to purchase your seats. 

    Don't delay this deal will only last 48 hours. 

  • May 17, 2019 1:16 PM | Donna-Jean Plante

    Our SAAGNY team, Michael Reisbaum, Rick Brenner, Michele Jennrich, and Brian Deissroth, represented SAAGNY in Washington D.C. at Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) for the past two days.  They participated in L.E.A.D. which delivers the promotional products industry's message to Capitol Hill.  Over 70 representatives from PPAI, SAAGNY, and other regionals  participated in more than 300 meetings with Congressional officials.

    The talking points for these meetings included:

    • Tax Reform and its Impact on Small Business
    • Role of Independent Contractors Within the Promotional Products Industry
    • Effective Use of Promotional Products
    • Global Value Chains - Adding a human face to the Promotional Products Industry by Explaining to Congress that even though many of our industry's products are imported, once these products are brought to the U.S. they are decorated and sold by American workers, and used to promote American goods and services  
    • Creating Awareness and Support of the Promotional Products Industry

    Each year, industry professionals travel to Washington D.C. to educate members of Congress and their legislative staff about the effectiveness of promotional products and the strength of our $24 billion industry that employs nearly half a million Americans.   

    This participation is vital to the preservation and growth of our industry.  While we know not everyone can participate in Washington D.C., you can support the efforts of L.E.A.D. by reaching out to your elected officials that will support L.E.A.D.’s efforts in D.C.  Please click here for further information on how to reach your legislative official. 

  • May 17, 2019 1:13 PM | Donna-Jean Plante

    On the fourth day of Promotional Products Work! Week - SAAGNY toured Notes Inc. in Syracuse, NY.  It was a great day spent touring the facility, learning about new products, roundtables with the owner - Kemper Matt, Sr.  

    Thank you to all who attended and coordinated this event.

  • May 14, 2019 5:27 PM | Donna-Jean Plante

    Thank you Tekweld for opening the doors to SAAGNY members today, the second day of Promotional Products Work! Week.  It was a great way to spend the day learning about all that Tekweld has to offer!

  • May 07, 2019 12:54 PM | Donna-Jean Plante

    The recipient of the 2019 SAAGNY Foundation Scholarship has been selected and is:      

    Sara Blau, daughter of Julie Levi, Progressive Promotions

    The competition was extremely strong this year, as it is every year, and the judges had a difficult time reaching their decisions.

    This scholarship is awarded annually.  Students are eligible at any level of their collegiate pursuits and we encourage you to apply again.

    Congratulations Sara!

  • May 03, 2019 11:06 AM | Donna-Jean Plante

    48 Hour FLASH SALE 

    This Opportunity Expires Sunday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m.

    The SAAGNY Foundation is Going to Broadway!

    We hope you will join us for a fabulous night on Broadway and support of The Foundation.  

    Friday, November 15

    8:00 p.m.

    $139 mid - Orchestra seats

    These are pre-opening special prices!

    Tina, The Tina Turner Musical

    Tina follows Tina Turner from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global queen of rock 'n' roll. Born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939, Turner rose to fame in the 1960s alongside her husband Ike. She later revealed in her autobiography that she had suffered domestic abuse at his hands—they separated in 1976 and divorced two years later. Turner later made a massive comeback in the 1980s. The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll has sold 180 million records worldwide and been honored with 11 Grammy Awards.  Tina: The Tina Turner Musical has found its Broadway home. Direct from an Olivier-nominated London run, the hit bio-musical will arrive at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on October 12 ahead of a November 7 opening night. As previously announced, Tony nominee Adrienne Warren will reprise her Olivier-nominated turn in the title role.

    Tina features a book by Katori Hall and direction by Phyllida Lloyd, with choreography by Anthony van Laast, set and costume design by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbec, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

    Click here to purchase your seats. 

    Don't delay this deal will only last 48 hours. 

  • April 10, 2019 7:46 AM | Donna-Jean Plante

    Thank you to all who attended the SAAGNY – Top Golf Event last night!


    It was a fun time mixing and mingling with old friends and new as well as some healthy competition!

  • April 08, 2019 11:56 AM | Donna-Jean Plante

    Distributor sales accelerated at a rapid pace in 2018, posting annual growth of 6.27 percent and pushing industry sales to a record $24.7 billion for the year, according to PPAI's Sales Volume Survey. The Association's survey, an annual estimate of U.S. distributor promotional products sales, registered particularly robust performance among the industry's smaller distributors—sales under $2.5 million—who experienced a 12.27 percent increase over 2017. Larger companies in the survey saw only a 1.92 percent increase in sales.

    The industry-wide survey, conducted this spring and reflecting the experiences of 24,240 distributor companies, also highlighted the online channel's continued growth as a share of promotional products sales. Online sales represented 25.3 percent of the sales volume in 2018, up 2.1 points from 23.2 percent in 2017. Total online sales grew 16.2 percent to $6.27 million from $5.4 million in 2017.

    PPAI's survey also registered a 10.6 percent year-over-year increase in sales from non-industry providers in 2018. On average, distributors earned $3.75 billion in sales of products sourced from non-industry providers, or 15.2 percent of the total sales volume.

    PPAI has collected and released industry sales data since 1965 and maintains an extensive industry sales information library. Its annual distributor sales survey reflects actual sales data reported by U.S. distributor companies and is considered the most definitive and comprehensive of its kind in the industry.

    Read more in PPB's May cover story coming soon. For this and more industry news, click here.

  • April 06, 2019 9:39 AM | Donna-Jean Plante

    Read All About it - all the SAAGNY news fit to print!

    Click here for the April edition.

  • March 19, 2019 8:29 PM | Donna-Jean Plante

    Thank you to all who attended the SAAGNY – Wine Tasting in New Jersey!


    It was a fun time mixing and mingling with old friends and new! And learning about blended wine from Europe and the US.



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