WAYLAND, MA — iPROMOTEu, one of the largest and fastest-growing distributor organizations in the promotional products industry, presented its 2021 awards honoring iPROMOTEu Preferred Vendors during The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.
“We were excited to hold our Supplier Awards Breakfast at The PPAI Expo” said Joe Hoffmann, Vice President of Vendor Management. “It’s a time for us to come together and thank the suppliers for their continued support and contributions to the success of our Affiliates.”
During the annual kick-off breakfast with leading Preferred Vendors on January 11th, SanMar was recognized as iPROMOTEu’s top supplier for 2021. In addition, Cap America received the Supplier Appreciation Award for providing exceptional support to iPROMOTEu and its Affiliates in 2021, and Hirsch Gift received iPROMOTEu’s 2021 Breakout Supplier Award.
Jerry Chierchio of Alphabroder was named iPROMOTEu’s Supplier Representative of the Year – one of iPROMOTEu’s most popular and meaningful awards. In response to receiving this award, Chierchio said, “Thank you to the iPROMOTEu affiliate community for selecting me to be your Supplier Rep of the Year. To win this distinguished award not only once, but twice, is a real honor. This pandemic has been challenging for all of us, so I really appreciate the recognition of the work we’ve been able to accomplish over the past year together. I’m looking forward to another great year in 2022!”
iPROMOTEu’s Top Twenty Preferred Vendors for 2021 were also recognized and honored during the awards breakfast. The award winners were: SanMar; Alphabroder/Prime; Hit Promotional Products; S&S Activewear; Koozie Group; ETS Express; Gemline; HPG; HighCaliber; CapAmerica; Ariel; iClick; Sweda; PCNA; Bag Makers; Garyline; Logomark; Innovation Line; TekWeld; and Showdown Displays.
Hoffmann also remarked, “2021 was certainly a challenging year for suppliers and distributors alike. Last year, more than ever, we relied upon the strong partnership with our vendor community to help grow our Affiliates’ business beyond pre-COVID levels. At iPROMOTEu, we are fortunate to work with the best
collection of suppliers and supplier team members in the industry. During our awards ceremony at The PPAI Expo, we were excited to acknowledge our top suppliers and those supplier partners who went above and beyond for our Affiliates in 2021.”
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