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Bay Area Screen Printer Says Authorities Seized Mask Shipment Intended for Protestors
June 5, 2020 at 12:17 pm

An Oakland screen printer said that authorities seized a shipment of branded face masks intended for those protesting police brutality and the killing of George Floyd. The masks, which read “Stop Killing Black People,” were purchased by the nonprofit Movement for Black Lives for protestors in four cities, but reportedly never made it that far...

YouTube Adds Another Feature to Help Content Creators Sell Branded Merch
June 5, 2020 at 2:06 pm

YouTube content creators have become beneficiaries of our increased viewing practices over the last few months, and the video-sharing platform is rewarding them for their output through new features aimed at helping them sell merchandise. The new measure alerts live-stream viewers in the comments every time an item is purchased...

UMAPP Offers Free Virtual Meditation Program for Industry Professionals
June 5, 2020 at 11:23 am

On June 11, Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP) is hosting a free virtual event called “Peace Amongst the Chaos” to all industry professionals. At 10 a.m. Central Time, promo products professionals can learn how to experience inner peace and calm in their lives as Charley Johnson of HPG Brands teaches the industry different…

Update 6/5: New Paycheck Protection Program Guidelines to Allow Spending Flexibility, Extend Rehiring Deadlines
June 4, 2020 at 11:53 am

This week, the Senate passed a bill that would change the way small businesses can spend federal loans they received during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as extending deadlines relating to rehiring and loan forgiveness. Today, the president signed the legislation into law. The legislation, amends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), giving small-business recipients the…

LAT Apparel Offers Decorator-Friendly Face Coverings for Adult and Children
June 4, 2020 at 1:38 pm

LAT Apparel, Ball Ground, Ga., announced that it is offering reusable, two-ply, decorator-friendly face coverings for adults (under the LAT Brand) and kids (under the company’s Rabbit Skins Brand). These decorator-friendly versions are ideal for screen print, heat transfers, direct-to-garment, embroidery and pad printing. Both versions come in black/black, white/black and white/white. The reusable masks…

How Three Companies Are Using Social Media and Branded Merch to Help Small Businesses
June 3, 2020 at 3:20 pm

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been covering news stories on how companies are coming together to support one another. Here's how three companies in particular—DS Projects, Leave Philly Alone and Lucky Prints—are using social media and branded merch to help small businesses impacted by the pandemic...

Vote Now for the 2020 Supplier Excellence Awards!
June 3, 2020 at 2:01 pm

Voting in the 2020 Supplier Excellence Awards is now open, giving distributors the chance to recognize the best suppliers in the promotional products industry. Every major product category is represented on the survey—so whatever items you specialize in, your vote matters. Cast your vote today! Voting in the Supplier Excellence Awards ends on Thursday, June 18,…

AIM Smarter Expands Presence to the United Kingdom
June 3, 2020 at 1:56 pm

Altitude Group PLC, parent company of AIM Smarter LLC (AIM), has expanded AIM’s presence and programs to the U.K. with the launch of AIM Smarter Limited. AIM offers a membership model that provides benefits, resources and community to both distributor members and supplier partners within the promotional products industry. Through this expansion, AIM welcomed more…