You don’t realize the impact of some things until you have a few days to reflect on what happened. I’ve been to many PPAI Expo weeks, but this one was like no other. In this commentary, I share a few of my video reports that offer some insight on what went on in Vegas.
At the 2015 PPAI Expo, FreePromoTips.com will be receiving a technology award for our website. We are honored that what we do for suppliers, distributors and the industry is being recognized by PPAI. This is also a positive for the supplier and distributor companies that understand and support what FreePromoTips.com does.
Something strange has happened to me. On a recent three-day holiday weekend, I had the opportunity to sleep in. But I didn’t. I attended a concert at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday and started early Sunday packing meals at our church for families in Haiti. I was looking forward to sleeping in on the holiday Monday when my wife told me our runners group was going out at 7 a.m. What would seem like an automatic "no" has become a much easier "yes" for me.
As I write this, it is hot in Southern California, making it hard to believe that summer is almost over and fall soon will be upon us. This year we didn’t take a big vacation, but took a couple of short ones. Our end-of-the-summer getaway was a few days on Catalina Island. Catalina is an awesome gem, just an hour by boat out of Long Beach, Calif. We hiked, visited the interior where bison roam, saw bald eagles, did miniature bowling, at which I am horrible, and had a few good meals. Getting away is so important to our personal and professional development.
Why it's always smart to keep a planner with your schedule and important documents, and why it's never smart to take photos with your cell phone on a boat.
My family celebrated a milestone occasion when my son graduated from high school. I am sure many of you can relate to these significant education accomplishments, either as a proud parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle.
The Howard Alan Blum 5K Run benefiting the SAGGNY Foundation will be held in conjunction with Expo East May 21 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey. Suppliers and distributors unable to attend Expo East can still participate by taking part in the Howard Alan Blum Virtual 5K Run.
Say a trade show only had 70 exhibitors. If you wanted to see each one of them on a given day, you'd have to see 10 exhibitors an hour—or one every six minutes.
In the latest update to its website, company store and order management solutions, Trade Only, Costa Mesa, Calif., has delivered important features designed to further streamline the user experience and drive efficiency.
Great educational sessions are such a good use of time but bad ones are a huge waste of time. We've all been in educational sessions only to realize five minutes into the session the content was misrepresented, or the speaker is horrible.