Honorees recognized during The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas

WAYLAND, Mass. – iPROMOTEu, one of the largest and most respected distributor organizations in the promotional products industry, held its 2022 awards ceremonies honoring iPROMOTEu Affiliates and Preferred Vendors during The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas on January 10-11, 2023.

“2022 brought plenty of accomplishments to celebrate in the promotional products industry for our Affiliates and Suppliers alike,” said Ross Silverstein, President and CEO of iPROMOTEu. “We are very fortunate to work with the best distributors and suppliers in the industry.”

During its Awards Luncheon, iPROMOTEu honored Affiliates whose performance in 2022 merits special recognition. Over 160 Affiliates were recognized for a variety of achievements, including Affiliate of the Year, awarded to Dan Hagney of B Marked Promotions; the John Lascelles Memorial Award, received by Mike Stanley of Interstate Branding; the Tommy Joyce Memorial Award, received by Michelle Robello of Red Zone Promos; and the Rick Badiner Award for Integrity and Professionalism, awarded to Bruce Anderson of A4 Promotions.

Michelle Kaufman of Blue Monkey Promotions received the Affiliate Appreciation Award, given annually to an Affiliate who enthusiastically participates in iPROMOTEu’s programs and events, and seeks to improve the organization for the benefit of all Affiliates. Alison Andreasen of Extend Marketing, Elena Hutslar of Intention Advertising, and Kristin Sager of Magical Marketing were honored with Rising Star Awards for their positive addition to the Affiliate network. The Breakout Year Award also named four Affiliates for taking their business to a new level of growth and success in 2022. Honorees included Pauline Vanderwal and Trish Jewell of TOA Print & Promote, Rochelle Moneta of LeRoe Promotional Marketing, and Christy Muckey of Lucas Promotional Products.

During the Supplier Awards ceremony, SanMar was recognized as iPROMOTEu Top Supplier of 2022 while Starline was awarded Breakout Supplier of the Year. Additionally, the Supplier Representative of the Year was awarded to Quasha Brown of Hit Promotional Products for consistently delivering high-quality service and creative solutions. Goldstar was the recipient of iPROMOTEu’s Supplier Appreciation Award for their continued support of iPROMOTEu and its Affiliates. iPROMOTEu’s Top Twenty Preferred Vendors for 2022 were also recognized and honored during the awards presentation.

“It was a spectacular event with plenty of incredible people and accomplishments to celebrate,” said Vice President of Vendor Management at iPROMOTEu, Joe Hoffmann. “We rely on our vendor community to help our Affiliates grow their businesses, so we were delighted to gather together to recognize and thank the suppliers for their continued support.”

“As we continue to strengthen partnerships with our vendor community, celebrating the suppliers that go above and beyond for our Affiliates is something we look forward to each year,” said Lori Bauer, Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Support at iPROMOTEu. “We are also fortunate to celebrate the big wins of our Affiliates. It’s amazing what our Affiliates can accomplish in a year and iPROMOTEu is proud to recognize their dedication and hard work.”

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