• Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    • 12:30 PM

    Wild Wednesday Webinar featuring

    Bobby Lehew, Chief Content Officer, commonsku

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    12:30 pm ET /11:30 am CT / 10:30 am MT / 9:30 am PT

    “SHOP TALK (Keys to Unlocking the Most Profitable Stores & Shops)”

    The online store and shop market have changed: there are company stores, pop-up shops, and a whole host of options that never before existed, and thanks to the changing tech landscape, shops are now more affordable and more flexible than ever and the demand for shops is high! In this session on shops, Bobby Lehew will talk about the Keys to Unlock Profitable Stores and Shops. Learning Outcomes:

    1. The different types of shops/stores and which are the most profitable

    2. The 5 benefits a customer is looking for

    3. How to spot and qualify the right opportunities (the BAM method)

    4. What a B2B buyer is really buying when they want a shop

    5. How to build your shop to bring in more sales

    6. The secret to healthy and profitable shops

    CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Pin Number with your survey.

    About Bobby: Bobby is the Chief Content Officer at commonsku, a cloud-based CRM, order management, and social collaboration platform designed for the promotional products industry by promotional product experts. A 25-year industry veteran, Bobby was formerly the CEO at Robyn, a branded products fulfillment company that specialized in private-label, e-commerce company stores. A PPAI Gold Pyramid Award winner, a PPAI Silver Technology recipient, an Addy Award recipient, and recognized (in his work with Robyn) three years in a row by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., Bobby is co-host of the popular industry podcast, skucast and he is a national speaker on topics related to B2B marketing, company stores, productivity, and storyselling. Featured in ASI’s Counselor magazine as one of “41 people who are shaking up the market with new and innovative approaches,” Bobby is an ardent bibliophile and loves working at the intersection of art and commerce


    Your Regional Associations — Where Professionals Go To Grow!

    • Tuesday, July 23, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Enjoy world famous chicken and great presentations from Kelly O’Brien - Heritage Sportswear, Richard Budd - Universal Printing, Marsha Brooks - AT Cross and two future draft picks to be announced soon.

    • Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Ann Arbor, MI

    Come to MiPPA's first Pub Crawl and enjoy great food and beverages at three great downtown brew bars. Visit four supplier partners at each of the three bars. Get your "Passport" stamped at each supplier's table and redeem it for a great MiPPA 50th Anniversary Growler. You'll receive two drink tickets and enjoy great appetizers at each location.

    Here's how it will work. After you register, you will receive an assignment on which pub to crawl first. Please arrive promptly at 4:00 pm. You will receive a "Passport" with instructions on what time to be at each of the three of the breweries. When you get your passport stamped by all of the exhibitors, you can redeem it for a commemorative 50th Anniversary Growler. You will receive two drink tickets and we will have food for you at all three bars.


    • Arbor Brewing Company - 114 East Washington St.
    • Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewing - 207 East Washington St
    • Grizzly Peak Brewing Company - 120 East Washington

    All within walking distance of each other in downtown Ann Arbor.


    • Shayla Alavarado - Universal Printing
    • Deb Bradford - BRB Group Multiline Reps
    • Paula Coe - AmeriFoam® The House of Foam
    • Kelly Connolly - Charles River Apparel
    • Jennie Eberz - Eberz & Associates Multiline Reps
    • Deborah Mann - DMannding Results Multiline Reps
    • Kyle McGovern - McGovern Marketing Multiline Reps
    • Meagan Nedlo - Cutter & Buck
    • Don Spencer - Fey Promotional Products Group
    • Peter Steiner - Champro Sports
    • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Edwards Garment Company 4900 S 9th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

    Visit this Michigan-Based Top Twenty Supplier’s headquarters in Kalamazoo. Enjoy the tour and learn how to sell uniform programs and other new opportunities for profits. A light lunch will be served after the tour.

    • Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Supplier Love Party - Join us for the before ROAR party. Details to be announced soon.

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