Artistic Toy Launches Giving and Awareness Program
Allentown, Pennsylvania-based Artistic Toy announced it will donate tens of thousands of stuffed animal plush toys to community organizations over the next 30 days. This act of philanthropy was inspired by the need to promote the U.S. Government’s new standards on toy safety and restore public confidence in the international supply chain.
To learn more about this campaign, visit www.artistictoysmfg.com/globalgiving.html
HPPA Awards Lifetime Membership to DeGreeff
Dave DeGreeff, of Flagship Promotional Services, Houston, was presented the Houston Promotional Products Association’s (HPPA) most prestigious award, Honorary Life Member. The award recognizes a member who has made significant contributions to HPPA.
During his 25 years of membership, DeGreeff has held every position, including president three times, board member, chaired various committees, as well as helping with three or four committees per year. Some of the major contributions Dave has made to HPPA are:
- Organized and led the District 4 Meetings for the past four years.
- Instrumental in starting the Lone Star Sales Seminar in the mid 1980s.
- Developed the HPPA Policy and Procedures Manual.
- Helped HPPA become the first charted regional affiliate association.
- Helped grow the Hot Stuff Expo in to the 4th largest trade show in the industry.
- Championed the AdVocate Program.
For more information on HPPA, visit www.houstonppa.org
>b>Lazarus Joins Family Business
William Lazarus, MAS, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Promotional Breezes Inc. and president of the Boca Raton, Florida-based Gold Coast Promotional Products Association (GCPPA) announced the addition of his son, Steven Lazarus, MAS to the family business.
Formerly with some of the industry’s leading suppliers, such as Norwood and Bodek and Rhodes, the younger Lazarus brings 10 years of experience to his new role at Promotional Breezes Inc., which will be growing and servicing existing accounts and targeting new markets for new business. “Steven’s experience on both the supplier and distributor side will give him an edge in dealing with our clients,” said Willian Lazarus.