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  • December: SPARK Networking

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/08/2020 at 5:00 PM (CST)

    Peer networks are even more important aspect of business, that is why we would like to invite the industry's young professionals to a video social session. Icebreakers to help young professionals get to know other industry peers and have some virtual fun at the same time. Participants are required to use their webcams to participate and a headset/mic is recommended for the best quality audio.

    Peer networks are even more important aspect of business, that is why we would like to invite the industry's young professionals to a video social session. Icebreakers to help young professionals get to know other industry peers and have some virtual fun at the same time. Participants are required to use their webcams to participate and a headset/mic is recommended for the best quality audio.

    Stephen McFadden, CAS

    President

    Stephen McFadden is president for Perfect Promotions & More, Inc and also the 2020 SPARK Work Group Chair. Skilled in creative sales programs, current trend identification, and networking, McFadden believes in a Give, Give, Give, Ask mentality.

    Tosha Everhart

    Sock Boss

    Tosha Everhart is Sock Boss at Sock 101 and is a SPARK Work Group member from 2020-2022. After graduating with a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she immersed herself into the world of marketing and social media, where her work eventually lead her to the promotional products industry just three years ago. Being fairly new to the industry, Everhart’s goal is to be more involved and volunteer where needed to continue to grow in the industry.

    Meghan Kory

    Key Account Manager

    Meghan Kory is a Key Account Manager for Hit and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2021. Meghan Kory started in the industry in 2012, right after graduating from Georgia Southern University. My first role was Inside Sales with Hit Promotional Products. Meghan went to Admints & Zagabor in 2014 as the South East Territory Manager. In 2015, Admints was acquired by Hit Promotional Products and she moved into the Territory Manager for TN, NC, SC, VA, & WV. 

    Taylor Borst

    Head of Communications and Public Relations

    Taylor Borst is head of communications and public relations for American Solutions for Business and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2020. After earning a bachelor’s degree in professional communications & emerging media from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, she joined the print and promo industry in 2015, specializing in digital storytelling, social media, promotional products, industry trends and supplier relations. Taylor is currently a Sous Chef with PromoKitchen, on PPAI SPARK work group, a contributing writer for PromoCorner and serves as an advocate for education and youth involvement in the industry.

    Kacie Brinner

    Information Services Project Supervisor

    Kacie Brinner is the SAGE Information Services Project Supervisor and a member of the SPARK Work Group from 2020-2022. She is a Texas transplant, retaining Californian ultra-hippie status, and a writing junkie. She hates winter and firmly believe in serendipity.

    Alicia Skipper, CPIM

    Promo Guru

    Alicia Skipper, CPIM is the PromoGuru at PromoPros. Alicia enjoys finding new and exciting products to share with our clients to help promote their messages. She joined the workgroup for SPARK in 2019 and could not be more thrilled. She has earned the designation of Incentive Professional (IP), and Certified Professional of Incentive Marketing (CPIM) in the incentive industry, and aims to show that same level enthusiasm in everything she does. Alicia is the host of the Generation SPARK Podcast, which dives deeper into SPARK Conference topics, attendee perspectives, presenter insights, and more!

    David Geiger, Esq, MAS, CIL

    General Counsel

    David Geiger, Esq.,MAS, CIL, is the General Counsel for Geiger located in Lewiston, Maine which is an industry top-10 distributor of promotional products and advertising specialty items. David is a recent graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and represents the fifth generation of Geigers to work at the family-owned business. He joined the business in 2007, starting in manufacturing engineering services during school breaks from the University of Southern California, where he studied business administration, management, law and entrepreneurship. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he held the role of Compliance Manager until he left to pursue a degree in law. His role is to ensure Geiger’s compliance with global laws and regulations, handle corporate law-related matters, assist in drafting and negotiating complex agreements, and participate in the strategic growth of the company as part of the mergers and acquisition team.  In addition to his responsibilities at Geiger, he is a board member for St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, Maine and a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and the SPARK Work Group from 2020-2022.

    Please note this is a social networking session and therefore no education credit will be given.

    1. Please attend the session from your desktop with your webcam on and we recommend a headset with a mic for best audio quality. 

    2. Please note this is a social networking session and therefore no education credit will be given.

  • Navigating Coaching: The Core of Management

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/11/2020 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    ​If you’re a new manager, the chances are good that the only things you’ve been taught how to do are: Hire, Dictate, and Fire. The truth is that being a great manager is far more than that. Great management is the art and skill of producing profitable behavior change in your people – the kind of behavior change that raises their level and the level of your staff. This session with Troy Harrison will show you how!

    If you’re a new manager, the chances are good that the only things you’ve been taught how to do are:  Hire, Dictate, and Fire.  The truth is that being a great manager is far more than that.  Great management is the art and skill of producing profitable behavior change in your people – the kind of behavior change that raises their level and the level of your staff.  This session with Troy Harrison will show you how! We’ll cover:

    1. Understanding your employees’ needs
    2. Why persuasion works better than dictation
    3. How to have an effective coaching meeting
    4. Following up and ensuring commitment
    5. And more!

    Troy Harrison

    Sales Manager

    Troy Harrison & Associates is owned and operated by Troy Harrison. Troy has been a top salesperson and sales manager for over fifteen years, and has turned around territories and entire sales forces. While working for a national managed services provider, he turned one of the company's worst sales forces into a two-time consecutive National Champion, with six President's Club salesperson awards and two National Champion Sales Manager awards. From there, he has worked as a “turnaround specialist," producing dramatic annual growth in sales and profitability. A track record of consistent overachievement against quota, and a thirst for selling knowledge, has produced one of America's finest sales consultants and trainers.


    In 2008, Troy authored “Sell Like You Mean It! – Outselling Your Competitors by Understanding Your Customers," which has sold over 5,000 copies nationwide and was a nominee for the 2008 Axiom Business Book of the Year Award. Troy has become a recognized leader in the sales training profession. He is sought out by leading publications such as Selling Power Magazine, Sales and Marketing Magazine, as well as high profile websites like CareerBuilder.com and the Wall Street Journal's digital network for advice and insight as to the state of the selling profession.

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    1 Point

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • November: SPARK Networking

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/10/2020 at 5:00 PM (CST)

    Peer networks are even more important aspect of business, that is why we would like to invite the industry's young professionals to a video social session. Icebreakers to help young professionals get to know other industry peers and have some virtual fun at the same time. Participants are required to use their webcams to participate and a headset/mic is recommended for the best quality audio.

    Peer networks are even more important aspect of business, that is why we would like to invite the industry's young professionals to a video social session. Icebreakers to help young professionals get to know other industry peers and have some virtual fun at the same time. Participants are required to use their webcams to participate and a headset/mic is recommended for the best quality audio.

    Stephen McFadden, CAS

    President

    Stephen McFadden is president for Perfect Promotions & More, Inc and also the 2020 SPARK Work Group Chair. Skilled in creative sales programs, current trend identification, and networking, McFadden believes in a Give, Give, Give, Ask mentality.

    Tosha Everhart

    Sock Boss

    Tosha Everhart is Sock Boss at Sock 101 and is a SPARK Work Group member from 2020-2022. After graduating with a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she immersed herself into the world of marketing and social media, where her work eventually lead her to the promotional products industry just three years ago. Being fairly new to the industry, Everhart’s goal is to be more involved and volunteer where needed to continue to grow in the industry.

    Meghan Kory

    Key Account Manager

    Meghan Kory is a Key Account Manager for Hit and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2021. Meghan Kory started in the industry in 2012, right after graduating from Georgia Southern University. My first role was Inside Sales with Hit Promotional Products. Meghan went to Admints & Zagabor in 2014 as the South East Territory Manager. In 2015, Admints was acquired by Hit Promotional Products and she moved into the Territory Manager for TN, NC, SC, VA, & WV. 

    Taylor Borst

    Head of Communications and Public Relations

    Taylor Borst is head of communications and public relations for American Solutions for Business and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2020. After earning a bachelor’s degree in professional communications & emerging media from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, she joined the print and promo industry in 2015, specializing in digital storytelling, social media, promotional products, industry trends and supplier relations. Taylor is currently a Sous Chef with PromoKitchen, on PPAI SPARK work group, a contributing writer for PromoCorner and serves as an advocate for education and youth involvement in the industry.

    Kacie Brinner

    Information Services Project Supervisor

    Kacie Brinner is the SAGE Information Services Project Supervisor and a member of the SPARK Work Group from 2020-2022. She is a Texas transplant, retaining Californian ultra-hippie status, and a writing junkie. She hates winter and firmly believe in serendipity.

    Alicia Skipper, CPIM

    Promo Guru

    Alicia Skipper, CPIM is the PromoGuru at PromoPros. Alicia enjoys finding new and exciting products to share with our clients to help promote their messages. She joined the workgroup for SPARK in 2019 and could not be more thrilled. She has earned the designation of Incentive Professional (IP), and Certified Professional of Incentive Marketing (CPIM) in the incentive industry, and aims to show that same level enthusiasm in everything she does. Alicia is the host of the Generation SPARK Podcast, which dives deeper into SPARK Conference topics, attendee perspectives, presenter insights, and more!

    David Geiger, Esq, MAS, CIL

    General Counsel

    David Geiger, Esq.,MAS, CIL, is the General Counsel for Geiger located in Lewiston, Maine which is an industry top-10 distributor of promotional products and advertising specialty items. David is a recent graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and represents the fifth generation of Geigers to work at the family-owned business. He joined the business in 2007, starting in manufacturing engineering services during school breaks from the University of Southern California, where he studied business administration, management, law and entrepreneurship. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he held the role of Compliance Manager until he left to pursue a degree in law. His role is to ensure Geiger’s compliance with global laws and regulations, handle corporate law-related matters, assist in drafting and negotiating complex agreements, and participate in the strategic growth of the company as part of the mergers and acquisition team.  In addition to his responsibilities at Geiger, he is a board member for St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, Maine and a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and the SPARK Work Group from 2020-2022.

    Please note this is a social networking session and therefore no education credit will be given.

    1. Please attend the session from your desktop with your webcam on and we recommend a headset with a mic for best audio quality. 

    2. Please note this is a social networking session and therefore no education credit will be given.

  • Sales Best Practices For New Promo Managers

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/04/2020 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    Are you a new manager in the promo industry? If so, this is the right place for you! Tony Morris will explain sales best practices when overseeing sales staff for the first time. For those that aren't overseeing sales staff, he will have some best practices for your own direct sales as well.

    Are you a new manager in the promo industry? If so, this is the right place for you! Tony Morris will explain sales best practices when overseeing sales staff for the first time. For those that aren't overseeing sales staff, he will have some best practices for your own direct sales as well. 

    Tony Morris

    Author and International Speaker

    Tony Morris is the Founder of TMI Training Academy, International Sales Speaker, author of 5 books and an acclaimed sales trainer to over 26,000 sales professionals. Having been in sales from the age of 18, Tony knows sales as well as he knows life and more importantly, he knows what it takes to lead a successful business! He has the ability to translate his hands-on experience into a coherent, compelling and exciting philosophy, which has made him an inspiring speaker and a powerful sales trainer to over 26,000 sales professionals.

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    1 Point

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Creating A Change Agent Network Virtual Session Sponsored By SPARK 2020

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/27/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    This session with Carla Howard is designed for young professionals of the promo industry. Participants will network with peers while learning how to create a change agent network, why you need that network, and how to help lead change going forward.

    The rate of change is higher today than ever before, people across all industries are finding themselves in change-saturated organizations. Add to that the pressure to achieve return on investment for projects and initiatives and it can fill overwhelming. What you need is a team to help understand how the change is perceived across the organization and industry, what people need and want to know, and where resistance to the change needs to be managed. You're also going to need to create help creating communications, coaching leaders, and influencers on their next steps. This session with Carla Howard is designed for young professionals of the promo industry. Participants will network with peers while learning how to create a change agent network, why you need that network, and how to help lead change going forward. Leading change is hard, make it easier by building a change agent network!

    Carla Howard

    Owner and Change Management Expert

    Carla Howard is a Keynote Speaker and a Transformational Change Leader. She is an advocate for professional women, supporting them through her work as speaker, online course creator, and mentor. Carla’s goal is to help professional women become more Influential and Promotable so they can Rise with Confidence and Grace! Carla spent 25+ years building a corporate career before stepping into her speaking, coaching, and consulting business full time in 2019. Her experience includes successfully coaching professionals on how to successfully lead change, and how to achieve their personal definition of career success. She is a results-oriented leader who values kindness, accountability, celebrating mistakes, and remembering to have fun in the workplace. Carla believes that all of us have the ability to create our dream careers while finding joy in the journey!

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    1 Point

    1. Please use Chrome as your browser, once you have registered do not close the session launch page. Please note the session will open in a new window, please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off.

    2. For those attending the live virtual session: Please use your computer webcam and computer microphone to participate in the breakout activities throughout this session.

    3. For those attending the on-demand session: please pause the session to complete each of the activities throughout the session.

    4. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • October: SPARK Networking: Halloween Costumes!

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/13/2020 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

    Peer networks are even more important aspect of business, that is why we would like to invite the industry's young professionals to a video social session. Icebreakers to help young professionals get to know other industry peers and have some virtual fun at the same time. Participants are required to use their webcams to participate and a headset/mic is recommended for the best quality audio.

    Peer networks are even more important aspect of business, that is why we would like to invite the industry's young professionals to a video social session. Icebreakers to help young professionals get to know other industry peers and have some virtual fun at the same time. Participants are required to use their webcams to participate and a headset/mic is recommended for the best quality audio.

    Stephen McFadden, CAS

    President

    Stephen McFadden is president for Perfect Promotions & More, Inc and also the 2020 SPARK Work Group Chair. Skilled in creative sales programs, current trend identification, and networking, McFadden believes in a Give, Give, Give, Ask mentality.

    Tosha Everhart

    Sock Boss

    Tosha Everhart is Sock Boss at Sock 101 and is a SPARK Work Group member from 2020-2022. After graduating with a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she immersed herself into the world of marketing and social media, where her work eventually lead her to the promotional products industry just three years ago. Being fairly new to the industry, Everhart’s goal is to be more involved and volunteer where needed to continue to grow in the industry.

    Meghan Kory

    Key Account Manager

    Meghan Kory is a Key Account Manager for Hit and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2021. Meghan Kory started in the industry in 2012, right after graduating from Georgia Southern University. My first role was Inside Sales with Hit Promotional Products. Meghan went to Admints & Zagabor in 2014 as the South East Territory Manager. In 2015, Admints was acquired by Hit Promotional Products and she moved into the Territory Manager for TN, NC, SC, VA, & WV. 

    Taylor Borst

    Head of Communications and Public Relations

    Taylor Borst is head of communications and public relations for American Solutions for Business and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2020. After earning a bachelor’s degree in professional communications & emerging media from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, she joined the print and promo industry in 2015, specializing in digital storytelling, social media, promotional products, industry trends and supplier relations. Taylor is currently a Sous Chef with PromoKitchen, on PPAI SPARK work group, a contributing writer for PromoCorner and serves as an advocate for education and youth involvement in the industry.

    Kacie Brinner

    Information Services Project Supervisor

    Kacie Brinner is the SAGE Information Services Project Supervisor and a member of the SPARK Work Group from 2020-2022. She is a Texas transplant, retaining Californian ultra-hippie status, and a writing junkie. She hates winter and firmly believe in serendipity.

    Alicia Skipper, CPIM

    Promo Guru

    Alicia Skipper, CPIM is the PromoGuru at PromoPros. Alicia enjoys finding new and exciting products to share with our clients to help promote their messages. She joined the workgroup for SPARK in 2019 and could not be more thrilled. She has earned the designation of Incentive Professional (IP), and Certified Professional of Incentive Marketing (CPIM) in the incentive industry, and aims to show that same level enthusiasm in everything she does. Alicia is the host of the Generation SPARK Podcast, which dives deeper into SPARK Conference topics, attendee perspectives, presenter insights, and more!

    David Geiger, Esq, MAS, CIL

    General Counsel

    David Geiger, Esq.,MAS, CIL, is the General Counsel for Geiger located in Lewiston, Maine which is an industry top-10 distributor of promotional products and advertising specialty items. David is a recent graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and represents the fifth generation of Geigers to work at the family-owned business. He joined the business in 2007, starting in manufacturing engineering services during school breaks from the University of Southern California, where he studied business administration, management, law and entrepreneurship. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he held the role of Compliance Manager until he left to pursue a degree in law. His role is to ensure Geiger’s compliance with global laws and regulations, handle corporate law-related matters, assist in drafting and negotiating complex agreements, and participate in the strategic growth of the company as part of the mergers and acquisition team.  In addition to his responsibilities at Geiger, he is a board member for St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, Maine and a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and the SPARK Work Group from 2020-2022.

    Please note this is a social networking session and therefore no education credit will be given.

    1. Please attend the session from your desktop with your webcam on and we recommend a headset with a mic for best audio quality. 

    2. Please note this is a social networking session and therefore no education credit will be given.

  • Hat Personalization Trends: 3D Logos And More

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/30/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    Hats, hat, hats – they are everywhere with even more style and decoration options than ever before. Alison Zuccaro will take you through a quick how-to on hat decoration to keep your business ahead of the trends. Participants will learn the right decoration method for different fabrics, how to print an entire hat, and get dimensional with 3D logos.

    Hats, hat, hats – they are everywhere with even more style, personalization and decoration options than ever before. Alison Zuccaro will take you through a quick how-to on hat decoration to keep your business ahead of the trends. Participants will learn the right decoration method for different fabrics, how to print an entire hat, and get dimensional with 3D logos. 

    Alison Zuccaro

    Strategic Production Manager and Decorator Network Manager

    Alison Zuccaro has worked in the decorated apparel industry for over 25 years, starting as a customer service representative. In customer service, Alison realized her love for solving customer problems. Here she grew her knowledge of custom artwork and decorating processes. After customer service, she took on roles in training and management. She has presented at tradeshows and workshops throughout her career. In her current role as Strategic Production Manager/Stahls’ Decorator Network Manager, Alison influences new product development and execution, using customer feedback to drive company improvement.

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    1 Point

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • September: SPARK Networking

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/15/2020 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

    Peer networks are even more important aspect of business, that is why we would like to invite the industry's young professionals to a video social session. Icebreakers to help young professionals get to know other industry peers and have some virtual fun at the same time. Participants are required to use their webcams to participate and a headset/mic is recommended for the best quality audio.

    Peer networks are even more important aspect of business, that is why we would like to invite the industry's young professionals to a video social session. Icebreakers to help young professionals get to know other industry peers and have some virtual fun at the same time. Participants are required to use their webcams to participate and a headset/mic is recommended for the best quality audio.

    Stephen McFadden, CAS

    President

    Stephen McFadden is president for Perfect Promotions & More, Inc and also the 2020 SPARK Work Group Chair. Skilled in creative sales programs, current trend identification, and networking, McFadden believes in a Give, Give, Give, Ask mentality.

    Tosha Everhart

    Sock Boss

    Tosha Everhart is Sock Boss at Sock 101 and is a SPARK Work Group member from 2020-2022. After graduating with a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she immersed herself into the world of marketing and social media, where her work eventually lead her to the promotional products industry just three years ago. Being fairly new to the industry, Everhart’s goal is to be more involved and volunteer where needed to continue to grow in the industry.

    Meghan Kory

    Key Account Manager

    Meghan Kory is a Key Account Manager for Hit and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2021. Meghan Kory started in the industry in 2012, right after graduating from Georgia Southern University. My first role was Inside Sales with Hit Promotional Products. Meghan went to Admints & Zagabor in 2014 as the South East Territory Manager. In 2015, Admints was acquired by Hit Promotional Products and she moved into the Territory Manager for TN, NC, SC, VA, & WV. 

    Taylor Borst

    Head of Communications and Public Relations

    Taylor Borst is head of communications and public relations for American Solutions for Business and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2020. After earning a bachelor’s degree in professional communications & emerging media from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, she joined the print and promo industry in 2015, specializing in digital storytelling, social media, promotional products, industry trends and supplier relations. Taylor is currently a Sous Chef with PromoKitchen, on PPAI SPARK work group, a contributing writer for PromoCorner and serves as an advocate for education and youth involvement in the industry.

    Kacie Brinner

    Information Services Project Supervisor

    Kacie Brinner is the SAGE Information Services Project Supervisor and a member of the SPARK Work Group from 2020-2022. She is a Texas transplant, retaining Californian ultra-hippie status, and a writing junkie. She hates winter and firmly believe in serendipity.

    Alicia Skipper, CPIM

    Promo Guru

    Alicia Skipper, CPIM is the PromoGuru at PromoPros. Alicia enjoys finding new and exciting products to share with our clients to help promote their messages. She joined the workgroup for SPARK in 2019 and could not be more thrilled. She has earned the designation of Incentive Professional (IP), and Certified Professional of Incentive Marketing (CPIM) in the incentive industry, and aims to show that same level enthusiasm in everything she does. Alicia is the host of the Generation SPARK Podcast, which dives deeper into SPARK Conference topics, attendee perspectives, presenter insights, and more!

    David Geiger, Esq, MAS, CIL

    General Counsel

    David Geiger, Esq.,MAS, CIL, is the General Counsel for Geiger located in Lewiston, Maine which is an industry top-10 distributor of promotional products and advertising specialty items. David is a recent graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and represents the fifth generation of Geigers to work at the family-owned business. He joined the business in 2007, starting in manufacturing engineering services during school breaks from the University of Southern California, where he studied business administration, management, law and entrepreneurship. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he held the role of Compliance Manager until he left to pursue a degree in law. His role is to ensure Geiger’s compliance with global laws and regulations, handle corporate law-related matters, assist in drafting and negotiating complex agreements, and participate in the strategic growth of the company as part of the mergers and acquisition team.  In addition to his responsibilities at Geiger, he is a board member for St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, Maine and a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and the SPARK Work Group from 2020-2022.

    Please note this is a social networking session and therefore no education credit will be given.

    1. Please attend the session from your desktop with your webcam on and we recommend a headset with a mic for best audio quality. 

    2. Please note this is a social networking session and therefore no education credit will be given.

  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 09/14/2020 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

    The PPAI Product Responsibility Summit offers education focused on the most-pressing business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with compliance, now conveniently located anywhere you are. Like our past live events, Summit will be facilitated by industry thought leaders, subject matter experts and leaders in compliance. This year we will focus on vetting supply chains in a flash, introducing new product categories while remaining compliant, and everything related to personal protective equipment (PPE).

    Join us September 14-18, 2020 from the comfort of your own home or office for the virtual conference. 

    The PPAI Product Responsibility Summit offers education focused on the most-pressing business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with compliance, now conveniently located anywhere you are. Like our past live events, Summit will be facilitated by industry thought leaders, subject matter experts and leaders in compliance.   This year we will focus on vetting supply chains in a flash, introducing new product categories while remaining compliant, and everything related to personal protective equipment (PPE).

    With the registration fee, every attendee will receive a free digital resource manual, access to optional 101 education sessions (prior to event), MAS level education credits and PSA designation or designation renewal.

      For more information beyond registration, please check out our event site.

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    To register for any of PPAI's live education events, individuals must be listed the company roster of a business in The PPAI Directory. Each registration requires an individual login. For assistance logging in, contact Membership at 888-426-7724 ext. 3900 or email Membership@ppai.org.

    For Group Registrations, contact Kathlene Brethowr at KathleneB@ppai.org

    Questions Regarding Same Company Registrations: Please contact Kathlene Brethower at KathleneB@ppai.org

    For Rregistration Site Qquestions, contact Shannon Johnson at shannnonj@ppai.org

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    Who may attend this event? To be eligible to attend any PPAI event, you must be a PPAI Member or Associate, meaning you own or are employed by a company that manufactures, imports or resell promotional products. 

    Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued, minus a $75 processing fee, up to and including September 10, 2020. After September 10, 2020, refunds will not be issued. Refunds will not be issued for conference no-shows. All cancellations must be emailed to Anne Stone at annes@ppai.org.

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    Approximately 10 MAS Points

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    For the event agenda or our sponsorship list please check out our event site.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Refunds will be issued, minus a $75 processing fee, up to and including September 10, 2020. After September 10, 2020, refunds will not be issued. Refunds will not be issued for conference no-shows. All cancellations must be emailed to Anne Stone at annes@ppai.org

    Privacy: By registering for the conference you agree to have your basic information published on the official attendee list and to have your photo taken at the event. Please contact PPAI should you wish to be removed.

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    Questions: 

    • Questions Regarding Group Registrations: Please call Kathlene Brethower at (972) 258-3069
    • Questions Regarding Same Company Registrations: Please call Kathlene Brethower at (972) 258-3069
    • For registration process questions, contact Shannon Johnson at 972-258-3059 or email shannnonj@ppai.org
    • Questions Regarding Membership: Please call 888-I-AM-PPAI (426-7724) or e-mail PPAI Membership.

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  • August: SPARK Networking: Formal Attire

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/18/2020 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

    Peer networks are even more important aspect of business, that is why we would like to invite the industry's young professionals to a video social session. This session participants will be asked to come dressed in formal attire. Icebreakers to help young professionals get to know other industry peers and have some virtual fun at the same time. Participants are required to use their webcams to participate and a headset/mic is recommended for the best quality audio.

    Peer networks are even more important aspect of business, that is why we would like to invite the industry's young professionals to a video social session. This session participants will be asked to come dressed in formal attire. Icebreakers to help young professionals get to know other industry peers and have some virtual fun at the same time. Participants are required to use their webcams to participate and a headset/mic is recommended for the best quality audio.

    Stephen McFadden, CAS

    President

    Stephen McFadden is president for Perfect Promotions & More, Inc and also the 2020 SPARK Work Group Chair. Skilled in creative sales programs, current trend identification, and networking, McFadden believes in a Give, Give, Give, Ask mentality.

    Tosha Everhart

    Sock Boss

    Tosha Everhart is Sock Boss at Sock 101 and is a SPARK Work Group member from 2020-2022. After graduating with a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she immersed herself into the world of marketing and social media, where her work eventually lead her to the promotional products industry just three years ago. Being fairly new to the industry, Everhart’s goal is to be more involved and volunteer where needed to continue to grow in the industry.

    Meghan Kory

    Key Account Manager

    Meghan Kory is a Key Account Manager for Hit and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2021. Meghan Kory started in the industry in 2012, right after graduating from Georgia Southern University. My first role was Inside Sales with Hit Promotional Products. Meghan went to Admints & Zagabor in 2014 as the South East Territory Manager. In 2015, Admints was acquired by Hit Promotional Products and she moved into the Territory Manager for TN, NC, SC, VA, & WV. 

    Taylor Borst

    Head of Communications and Public Relations

    Taylor Borst is head of communications and public relations for American Solutions for Business and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2020. After earning a bachelor’s degree in professional communications & emerging media from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, she joined the print and promo industry in 2015, specializing in digital storytelling, social media, promotional products, industry trends and supplier relations. Taylor is currently a Sous Chef with PromoKitchen, on PPAI SPARK work group, a contributing writer for PromoCorner and serves as an advocate for education and youth involvement in the industry.

    Kacie Brinner

    Information Services Project Supervisor

    Kacie Brinner is the SAGE Information Services Project Supervisor and a member of the SPARK Work Group from 2020-2022. She is a Texas transplant, retaining Californian ultra-hippie status, and a writing junkie. She hates winter and firmly believe in serendipity.

    Alicia Skipper, CPIM

    Promo Guru

    Alicia Skipper, CPIM is the PromoGuru at PromoPros. Alicia enjoys finding new and exciting products to share with our clients to help promote their messages. She joined the workgroup for SPARK in 2019 and could not be more thrilled. She has earned the designation of Incentive Professional (IP), and Certified Professional of Incentive Marketing (CPIM) in the incentive industry, and aims to show that same level enthusiasm in everything she does. Alicia is the host of the Generation SPARK Podcast, which dives deeper into SPARK Conference topics, attendee perspectives, presenter insights, and more!

    David Geiger, Esq, MAS, CIL

    General Counsel

    David Geiger, Esq.,MAS, CIL, is the General Counsel for Geiger located in Lewiston, Maine which is an industry top-10 distributor of promotional products and advertising specialty items. David is a recent graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and represents the fifth generation of Geigers to work at the family-owned business. He joined the business in 2007, starting in manufacturing engineering services during school breaks from the University of Southern California, where he studied business administration, management, law and entrepreneurship. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he held the role of Compliance Manager until he left to pursue a degree in law. His role is to ensure Geiger’s compliance with global laws and regulations, handle corporate law-related matters, assist in drafting and negotiating complex agreements, and participate in the strategic growth of the company as part of the mergers and acquisition team.  In addition to his responsibilities at Geiger, he is a board member for St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, Maine and a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and the SPARK Work Group from 2020-2022.

    Please note this is a social networking session and therefore no education credit will be given.

    1. Please attend the session from your desktop with your webcam on and we recommend a headset with a mic for best audio quality. 

    2. Please note this is a social networking session and therefore no education credit will be given.

    3. This session's theme is formal attire, so dust off your best gear!