WAYLAND, MA — iPROMOTEu hosted its Annual “Thank You” Reception in Las Vegas during The PPAI Expo. The event featured the world’s greatest Rod Stewart impersonator who provided unbelievable entertainment throughout the evening. Paul Bellantone, President and CEO of PPAI, extended words of welcome to the crowd of approximately 350 iPROMOTEu Affiliates, guests, and representatives of some of iPROMOTEu’s leading Preferred Vendors.
iPROMOTEu’s Top Twenty Preferred Vendors for 2017 were recognized and honored. The award winners were: SanMar; Alphabroder; Hit Promotional Products; Polyconcept; TSC Apparel; BIC Graphic; Prime Line; S&S Activewear; Bam Bams; Pro Towel; ETS Express; Magnet Group; Gemline; High Caliber; Heritage Sportswear; Logomark; iClick; Ariel Premium Supply; Delta Apparel; and Showdown Displays. High Caliber was the recipient of iPROMOTEu’s Supplier Appreciation Award for exceptional support of iPROMOTEu during 2017. Janita Yurkonis of Hit Promotional Products was named iPROMOTEu’s Supplier Representative of the Year.
In addition to the “Thank You” Reception, iPROMOTEu hosted its annual Awards Luncheon to recognize and honor Affiliates for their impressive accomplishments in 2017. Fifty Affiliates were recognized as “Top Affiliates” based on their 2017 order volume and another twenty-five Affiliates were honored for their tremendous sales growth in 2017 compared to 2016. Several other Affiliates were recognized for their large orders in excess of $100,000. The Rising Star Award, given to Lesley Sattin of California, The Affiliate of the Year Award, given to Mark and Mary Quinlan of Oregon, Most Profitable Affiliate Awards, and the annual Tommy Joyce Memorial Award, given to Ken George of Florida, were presented as well. iPROMOTEu also recognized those Affiliates in its Million Dollar Club and Multi-Million Dollar Club for their cumulative career sales volume.
“A record number of nearly 300 iPROMOTEu Affiliates and salespeople attended The PPAI Expo and participated in many iPROMOTEu-hosted events. The company’s visibility, energy, enthusiasm, and pride were obvious to all. We are such a great organization, and our Affiliates are the best in the business,” said iPROMOTEu President and CEO Ross Silverstein.
iPROMOTEu Affiliates also received Gold and Silver Pyramid Awards from PPAI for creative marketing excellence. Cliff Quicksell, MAS+, iPROMOTEu’s Director of Affiliate Marketing, and twenty-seven time award winner stated “iPROMOTEu continues to be both proud of and impressed by its Affiliates and their successes. This year we were once again impressed by two of our Affiliates who walked away as winners: Paul & Stephanie Zafarana with two Gold and Darrell & Greta McChesney with one Silver. iPROMOTEu continues to make a huge commitment to the Pyramid Awards in supporting the efforts of all Affiliates who want to enter, by coaching and counseling them through the entire process. This year marks the seventh year that iPROMOTEu and its Affiliates have walked away with the creative hardware. Just wait until next year! – look for us to be on stage multiple times!”
In addition to the awards programs, iPROMOTEu hosted a company-wide event at the dueling piano bar in the New York New York Hotel and Casino; iPROMOTEu also rented the roller coaster exclusively for its Affiliates. According to one iPROMOTEu Affiliate, “The event at New York New York was so much fun and the roller coaster was awesome. This was a great way to kick-off the Expo.”