February 2023



Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Alameda County Fairgrounds - Building A

4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566




PMANC Cares Professional Wardrobe Drive

We will be collecting professional wardrove pieces at our Spring Showcase to benefit those who are in need. Between now and March, clean out those closets, showrooms and storage units and bring your donation of new and gently used professional apparel to the showcase.

Items Needed (Men's & Women's)

  • Dress Shirts / Nice Polos
  • Pants
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Accessories

*Please remember apparel should not be grommeted. 


As an active distributor member of our association you are able to participate in two separate Regional Association Digital Coupon programs for 2022. 

Click to check out the savings here: ZoomCatalog and PromoHunt.

Important Note: Must be an active member- login required



Wild Wednesday Webinar - Feb. 22 @ 9:30 AM - PST

Promo Madness Distributor Registration - March 15

SAVE THE DATE - PIE PIECE Webinar - April 4

SAVE THE DATE - 2023 Fall Showcase- Livermore, CA - Sept. 20 


Get up-close and personal with people who are industry icons and have contributed to the growth of PMANC! 

Your Host PMANC Social Media Chair, Livier Gomez (Terry Town) will ask guests about their life, career and future projects. 



Application deadline is March 15.

Chairman's Scholarship for Career Candidates Entering Their Junior Year of College

$5,500, awarded $2,750 annually for two years

Apply here

Friends of PPMN Scholarship for Industry Employees


Apply here

SAGE Adds New ESG/Diversity Search Filters in SAGE Total Access

 Addison, TX – SAGE, the leading provider of information, marketing, and business management solutions to the promotional products industry, in partnership with PPAI's DEI task force, announces the addition of ESG/Diversity search filters in SAGE Total Access, the first search capability of its kind within the industry. 

"This truly is a game changer with regards to redefining search for products with purpose,” said Danny Rosin, Co-President of Brand Fuel and Co-Founder of PromoCares.

SAGE Total Access users will now be able to search for businesses that are B Corp and CSR Certified, as well as search for companies that are disability-owned, Hispanic-owned, LGBTQ+ owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and minority-owned.

“The PPAI DEI Task Force was thrilled for the announcement of the new SAGE ESG/Diversity search to be rolled out at The PPAI Expo,” said Cindy Tsuji, Senior Account Executive of Image Source and member of the PPAI DEI Task Force.

“As our clients require us to provide diverse supplier solutions for them, it is great to be able to have a resource for our members to search. We look forward to making this a more robust tool as we progress doing the continued work.”

Suppliers can upload certification documentation for those who have a certification for a specific characteristic. Companies previously noted as woman, veteran, or minority-owned businesses have been categorized under the new ESG/Diversity search filter option. Suppliers can now upload documents and mark their ESG/Diversity status through the SAGE Supplier Center.

PPAI Accepting Nominations for its Icon Awards; Deadline is March 10

 The leadership, inspiration and selfless efforts of so many talented and passionate individuals have played instrumental roles in raising up the promotional products industry and the communities in which it operates. PPAI’s Icon Awards – the Hall Of Fame Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award, the Woman of Achievement Award and the PPAI Regional Volunteer Award – recognize and honor the achievements and commitment of these industry leaders.

PPAI relies on the insights of its members to help identify individuals worthy of the Association’s esteemed Icon Awards. Nominations are due by March 10.

PPAI Hall Of Fame Award

This achievement recognizes industry visionaries – members whose careers have made a significant and positive impact on the industry and Association.

PPAI Distinguished Service Award

Through volunteer service or by offering their leadership to PPAI, these honorees make significant, enduring contributions to their local and professional communities.

Ted Olson Humanitarian Award

This award honors professionals whose noteworthy, lifelong personal commitment to the promotional products industry extends beyond their companies and into their communities.

PPAI Woman Of Achievement

Women selected for this award have led the industry as professionals, mentors, inspirations and philanthropists. They are models of the change they want to see in the world.

PPAI Regional Volunteer Award

The award spotlights members who exemplify the spirit of volunteerism and dedication to the promotional products industry. They continue to inspire their regional community with their perseverance, passion and dedication.

For more information on the PPAI Icon Awards, click here


PMANC Members.....

Are you taking advantage of your Member Benefits?



Make sure to stay up-to-date with all the latest information on events and happenings in NorCal related to the promotional products industry by following us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pmanc.org.

PO BOX 949 Waynesboro, PA I Tel: 415.622.6866  I  Eliana@pmanc.org