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Legal Group Offers Nationwide Pro Bono Consultation for Small Businesses
March 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm

Legal nonprofit Lawyers for Good Government Foundation (L4GG) announced last week that it is launching a program called the Small Business Remote Legal Clinic, which will provide pro bono legal consultations for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group, which is made up of more than 125,000 legal professionals in the U.S., will provide…

Fanatics Is Using MLB Jersey Material for Medical Masks, Gowns
March 27, 2020 at 10:43 am

Fanatics is halting its production of MLB jerseys, and is using the material to make gowns and masks for medical professionals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. They might even look a little familiar to Phillies and Yankees fans. Fanatics executive chairman Michael Rubin discussed the plan in a series of tweets yesterday...

Check Out These Promotional Shoes Apple Gave Employees in the 1990s
March 27, 2020 at 12:51 pm

As everyone contends with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're pretty sure that not many people are throwing around the term “disposable income” too often. However, someone appears to have an abundance of bucks, as an individual bid $9,687 for a pair of promotional shoes that Apple distributed to employees three decades ago...

PPAI Announces Updated 2020 Events and Meetings
March 27, 2020 at 9:07 am

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, announced it has updated certain 2020 events and meetings to ensure the health, safety and well-being of its attendees, exhibitors, participants, staff and event and venue partners in the face of COVID-19 crisis. “With careful consideration of restrictions of all gatherings and reports from leading health organizations, PPAI’s…

The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Provisions for Independent Contractors and Other Key Details for the Promo Industry
March 26, 2020 at 1:14 pm

The Senate on Wednesday passed the record-shattering $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package aimed at rescuing the foundering U.S. economy. The bill is expected to pass the House on Friday. We looked through the full text of the bill and consulted various online sources to see how the legislation applies to the promotional products industry. Here are some key details...

7 Promo Products for Working Remotely
March 26, 2020 at 1:50 pm

Starting this month, many of us have transitioned to fully working from home. A whole lot of end-users are doing the same. If you’re looking for inspiration on promo products to suggest to customers for work-from-home kits, here are a couple of ideas...

SanMar Part of Coalition Making Face Masks for Health Workers
March 26, 2020 at 11:01 am

SanMar, Issaquah, Wash., is part of a coalition of U.S. apparel companies working with the White House to build a supply chain to produce millions of much needed face masks. These masks will be distributed by the federal government to support hospitals, health care workers and others battling the spread of the COVID-19 virus. SanMar…