A Message from
PRESIDENT Paul Sprunk
Spring is finally on the way. We are all looking forward to warm weather,
selling Spring and Summer promotional products.
The SAAGNY Board is busy putting together fun events and our Summer Show
for end users in New York City. By the
time this letter is printed, I suspect we will once again have a sell out for this
New York City Show. I invite all distributor
members to bring their clients to the show.
I have always said, it’s the best show I exhibit at. This is mainly because distributors pay a small
fee to bring their clients and I find distributors are selective on who they
invite. And as a result, as a multi line
rep, I find I am talking at the show with real buyers. The show is a real bargain for distributors. Where in NYC can you take your client to
lunch for $25.00? And at the same time,
make some sales!
If you have not signed up for The
SAAGNY Foundation Stay and Play at Crystal Springs in New Jersey, what are you
waiting for? This is as good as a NYC
$25.00 lunch - for just $225.00 per person, double occupancy, you get a
beautiful hotel room and two rounds of golf.
Take a mini vacation and join us June 26-27. Not a golfer?
Crystal Springs offers a great spa, pools, and many outdoor
activities. This event will also sell
We have a wine tasting, Tekweld and
Notes factory tours, and Top Golf coming up in the next few weeks – join us! Expo East is being held June 3-5 in Atlantic
City with SAAGNY’s Meet N’ Greet on June 4, at the Tun Tavern and its Member
Breakfast on Wednesday, June 5.
The SAAGNY Board is also considering
an end user show for our Long Island members and maybe another end user show
for those in New Jersey. We are always looking
for new ways to support the membership!
PPAI was originally called SAAI, PAPPA
was at one time SACDV (what did that even stand for??), NEPPA was once
SAANE. It has been over 20 years since
our industry changed from the specialty advertising association to promotional
products association. Is it time to
change our name to PPAGNY? Do we want
to be up-to-date, relevant and attract new younger members? Do our end users even know what specialty
advertising is? We put on an end user
show, attracting new and young buyers - shouldn’t our name reflect what we
actually sell, promotional products? This
may not be your father’s specialty advertising business.
I’d like to hear what you think. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or Donna-Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org - we want to hear from you!
2019 SAAGNY President