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  • March 23, 2018 9:04 AM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    Thank you all who came out to the Barclays Center to watch the NY Islanders and Tampa Bay  Lightning.

    Lots of food and drinks, getting to know new colleagues and old!  Thank you Fairytale Brownies for sending everyone home with a sampler box - YUM!

  • March 01, 2018 7:44 AM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    Last night SAAGNY held its Bowling Bash at Bowlero in Wallington, NJ.

    It was a wonderful opportunity to mix and mingle with new colleagues and old ones, have a few drinks, enjoy some appetizers, and bowl.  Thank you to all who attended!

  • February 13, 2018 7:58 AM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

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  • February 02, 2018 1:24 PM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    If you were not at yesterday's SAAGNY Winter Showcase - you should have been!  SAAGNY held its Annual Winter Showcase yesterday at Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah, Suffern, NY.  

    The show floor was slightly reconfigured this year to accommodate additional exhibitors and sold out with over 100 suppliers and their representatives occupying 190+ tables.  With over 250 distributors in attendance there was a brisk flow all day!

    See you in May at the SAAGNY Summer Showcase!

  • January 19, 2018 12:27 PM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    The SAAGNY Foundation Scholarship was established to help further the educational goals of SAAGNY’s member companies’ employees, owners and immediate family (parent/guardian, child, sibling or spouse) who have been employed in the promotional products industry for at least two years.  Since its inception, over $150,000 in scholarships have been awarded.  Applicants will be eligible for scholarship awards as full time (12 credits or more per semester) undergraduate students at any accredited school (Community College, Technical School, Vocational School, 4-year College or University).

    Scholarship awards are reviewed by independent judges and based on overall merit with points assigned to:

    • Grade Point Average
    • One academic letter of recommendation
    • One non-academic letter of recommendation
    • Essay
    • Extracurricular Activities
    • Academic Awards and Achievements
    • Non-Academic Awards and Achievements
    • Outside Jobs and Projects

    Scholarships will be awarded without discrimination as to financial need, race, sex or religion and are awarded in the amount of $1,000 annually for up to four consecutive years (total $4,000.). All applications are kept confidential and submitted to the Selection Committee for review and action.  Scholarships will be in the form of a check payable to the student each school year provided the student maintains a 3.0 or better grade point average, the industry employee remains employed by a SAAGNY member company and student meets all other conditions annually. If illness or other concerns prevent a student from maintaining the required grade average, no payment will be made for that year and the eligibility period will not be extended.

    The 2018 scholarships will be awarded by approximately June 15, 2018.

    Please click here for the application.

    Application deadline is March 30, 2018

  • January 04, 2018 3:36 PM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    One of SAAGNY's own earned her certification in December as a Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS). Randi Goldberg joins an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the promotional products industry and to continuing their education. 

    Randi, is a member of the SAAGNY Strategic Initiative Task Force as well as a SAAGNY Foundation volunteer.   

    PPAI certifications are awarded to professionals in the promotional products industry who have met rigorous educational requirements and demonstrate exemplary commitment to their profession. Professionals who have earned their certification provide the highest standard of conduct and integrity. Highly respected and recognized credentials in the promotional products industry, these designations establish a recipient’s professional credibility to colleagues, clients, employers and peers. 

  • December 07, 2017 10:40 AM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    This year the SAAGNY family lost an industry legend, SAAGNY Past President, John J. Pagano. John’s personality might have only have been matched by his personal style and flair.  John was a rock star in the industry and a person that was loved by everyone. The SAAGNY Past Presidents as a tribute to this great man had decided that the SAAGNY Multi-Line Rep of the Year Award will be renamed the John J. Pagano Multi-Line Rep of the Year Award in honor of John’s legacy of greatness, warmth, humanity, and professionalism to everyone including clients and competitors.  

  • December 07, 2017 10:15 AM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    Congratulations to All the Winners of the 2017 SAAGNY Achievement Awards

    SAAGNY is pleased to announce the winners of the association’s annual awards during its Holiday Party, held this past evening at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, NY.  Supplier, Distributor, John J. Pagano Multiline Representative, Customer Service Representative, and Humanitarian of the Year and more were among the awards presented.  The Past President Scholarship Award, Rising Star Award, and the Diamond Award Winners were also announced.  In addition, Jonathan Riegel, MAS, was inducted into the SAAGNY Hall of Fame.

    The SAAGNY Board of Directors established these awards to recognize those companies and individuals that best represent the ideals of the promotional advertising industry.  The winners of these awards were all nominated and voted on by the association’s members in balloting conducted in September and October.  A selection committee of determined the winners of the SAAGNY Past President Scholarship, the SAAGNY Rising Star Award, and the SAAGNY Diamond Awards.  The winners were:

    Company Awards

     Supplier of the Year:                                 SanMar

     Distributor of the Year:                            Axis Promotions

    Supplier Technology Award:                    Hub Pen

    Distributor Technology Award:               Axis Promotions

    Individual Awards

    John J. Pagano Multiline Rep. of the Year:                               Jason Bickoff, Jules Scheck Associates

    Customer Service Rep of the Year:                                           Lynn Londrie, BIC Graphic USA

    Supplier Representative of the Year:                                        Christian Brandt, Vantage Apparel

    Humanitarian of the Year:                                                          Sharon Schiffelhuber, Beacon Promotions

    Past President Scholarship:                                                      Gail Deutchman, MAS, Distinctive Promotions

    Rising Star Award:                                                                      Tim Howe, Spectrum Designs

    Diamond Award – Internal Promotion                                       RiteLine

    Diamond Award – Goodwill/Non-Profit/Fundraising               Shari Verrone, Stackable Sensations    

    The Past President Scholarship applications were reviewed by a panel of judges and the winner selected.  The judging committee also reviewed the nominees for the SAAGNY Rising Star Award and selected a winner from the pool of nominees. SAAGNY Diamond Award Winners were also reviewed by a panel of judges and winners selected.

    “Recognizing our membership for their achievements throughout the year is by far my favorite aspect of the holiday party,” said SAAGNY President John R. B. Cudahy, CAS.  “What makes it even more special is many of the awards were selected by their peers.  We are proud to have created these awards and to recognize the great work performed by our members and their employees.  Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners.”


    Thank you Pacesetter Awards for donating all of the awards.  

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