Goodhope Bags and Preferred Nation, both based in Chino, Calif., have ended their mutual sales and marketing agreement.
Preferred Nation announced that it has been selected as the exclusive wholesale supplier by handbag and luggage brand Kipling. Preferred Nation will be the exclusive wholesale supplier to the promotional products and decorated sportswear channels effective as of spring 2013.
A total of 44 industry professionals passed the Master Advertising Specialist and Certified Advertising Specialist (MAS/CAS) certification examinations administered by Irving, Texas-based Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) at January’s PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. “Earning a professional certification is an avenue being traveled by more and more people in the industry,” noted Steve Slagle, PPAI’s president and CEO. “Making the commitment to pursue a MAS or CAS certification is a benchmark of the effort individuals are willing to make to ensure their future business success and the overall professionalism of the industry.” The MAS certification requires the equivalent of 170 hours from a structured curriculum, five