iPROMOTEu Honors Top Affiliates and Suppliers at 2013 PPAI Expo
iPROMOTEu, the distributor based in Wayland, Mass., hosted its Ninth Annual "Thank You" Reception in Las Vegas during The PPAI Expo. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band impersonators provided fantastic entertainment, while Paul Bellantone, president and CEO of PPAI, extended words of welcome to the crowd of approximately 350 iPROMOTEu affiliates, prospective affiliates, guests and representatives of some of iPROMOTEu's leading preferred suppliers.
iPROMOTEu's top ten preferred suppliers for 2012 were recognized and honored. The award winners were: SanMar, Polyconcept North America, Broder Bros., Bodek and Rhodes, Norwood & Bic Graphic USA, Hit Promotional Products, Prime Line, Logomark, Bag Makers and Sweda Company LLC. World Wide Line was also the recipient of iPROMOTEu's Supplier Appreciation Award for exceptional support of iPROMOTEu during 2012. Wendy Curtis of Hub Pen was named iPROMOTEu's Supplier Representative of the Year.
In addition to the "Thank You" Reception, iPROMOTEu hosted its annual Awards Luncheon to recognize company affiliates for their impressive accomplishments in 2012. Twenty-five affiliates were honored as "Top Affiliates" based on their 2012 order volume and another 25 affiliates were honored for their tremendous sales growth in 2012 compared to 2011. Other affiliates were honored for placing large orders and achieving cumulative career sales in excess of $1 million, $2 million, $3 million, $4 million, $5 million and $6 million.
"A record number of approximately 200 iPROMOTEu affiliates attended The Expo and participated in many iPROMOTEu-hosted events," said Ross Silverstein, president and CEO of iPROMOTEu. "The company's visibility, energy, enthusiasm, and pride were obvious to all. We are such a great organization, and our affiliates are the best in the business."
The iPROMOTEu network received four prestigious awards from PPAI while attending The Expo. iPROMOTEu earned a PPAI Silver Pyramid Award for Internal Communications Programs. iPROMOTEu affiliate Paul Zafarana of Easy Green Shop & The POP Shop received an PPAI Image Award for Self-Promotion Campaigns. Paul Zafarana also earned a Bronze Pyramid Award for Educational Programs. iPROMOTEu affiliate Lynne Smith of Above & Beyond Corporate Gifts earned a PPAI Silver Pyramid Award for Business to Business Programs.