• Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    • 12:30 PM

    “Would You Like Fries With That? Defining value and adding it”

    In an age where buyers have more ways to purchase promo than ever, we continually hear that in order to maintain relevancy and keep clients, we need to add value. What do we not hear? What value really looks like, and how to add it! I can often be quoted as saying, " If we cannot do an incredible job of standing out from our own competition, then we have no business telling our clients we can help them stand out from theirs." What do adding value and standing out from your competition have to do with each other? Tune in and find out! 

    Participants will learn:

    • What does it mean to "add value"

    • Strategies to stand out from the competition

    • How to add value and differentiate

    About Charity Gibson: Charity Gibson spent 16 years as a distributor prior to founding green banana social, an industry social media consultancy, and eventually moving to the supplier side of the industry. She is currently the National Account Coordinator for Peerless, and editor for PromoKitchen. Charity has counter intuitive thinking and marketplace disruption hard-coded into her dna. Charity has built a reputation as a tech savvy promotional marketing powerhouse.

    1 CAS Credit

    • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    • 699 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

    Luncheon With The Stars at Granite City in Troy featuring: Kent Getsee, Preferred Lines Marketing; Kelly O’Brien, Heritage Sportswear; Joe Eberz, Joe Eberz and Associates; and John Andersen, Showdown Display

    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    • 12:30 PM

    • Monday, May 14, 2018
    • Friday, May 18, 2018

    • Monday, May 14, 2018
    • Friday, May 18, 2018

    Get In Touch! during Promotional Products Work! Week, May 14-18, 2018. 

    This is an industry-wide event dedicated to celebrating promotional products and the value they create. The Get In Touch! campaign positions promotional products as an advertising medium like no other. The campaign’s integrated approach and creative assets leverage paid, earned, shared and owned strategies that include digital and traditional print ads, social media, research, infographics and video toolkits.

    DOWNLOAD THEM TODAY AT: http://www.ppai.org/advocacy/promotional-products-work-week/how-to-webinars-videos/

    Link your website and place your logo in the #GETINTOUCH ads and you’re ready to go with an instantly customized marketing program

    This year the Get In Touch! campaign will help you get in touch with clients, customers and prospects to share the power of promotional products. Open your doors. Advocate for the industry. Reach out for a good cause. Get on your soap box. Show appreciation and say thank you. And, Get In TOUCH!

    You can promote our industry by inviting your clients to attend “Ideas in Bloom Show” on May 17 as your guest. There they will see and touch our industry from a new perspective.

    • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    • 3210 Deposit Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Grand Rapids, MI

    Join Us For A Day of Blooming Ideas for Beautiful Results! Plant the Ideas and Watch Sales Bloom! "The Most Beautiful Show in the Business" at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids gives you the opportunity to discover thousands of great "Ideas in Bloom". Visit 80 exhibits featuring the latest fashions, colors, trends and ideas to create beautiful results.

    Registration includes admission to Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, choice of Continental and Keynote at 9 am or Lunch and Learn at Noon, and four hours to visit the top suppliers and see the best promotional products in the industry. If you like, bring your best clients and watch your sales really blossom.

    Distributor Member Registration - Free through May 16 and $15.00 at the door.

    Client Registration: $15.00 through May 16, and $20.00 at the door.

    Non-Member Distributor Fee for attending is $125.00. Non-Member Client Fee is $25.00. Join Now!

    MiPPA Distributor Membership is $120.00 and covers dues through 12/31/18.

    WHERE: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

    1000 E Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI

    WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 2018

    8:30am - 9:00am | Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:00am - 10:00am | Amazing Keynote

    10:00am - 2:00pm | Exhibits Open

    12:00pm - 1:00pm | Lunch and Learn Presentation

    All Day | Free Admission to the Gardens and Sculpture Park

    • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Grand Rapids, MI


    Ideas in Bloom is your opportunity to connect with the top distributors in West Michigan and their very best clients at one of the top botanical gardens and highly regarded sculpture parks in the nation, if not the world. 

    The show features easy access for setting up the morning of the show between 7 am and the show opening at 10 am. Early set up available Wednesday, May 16 at 5pm. Tear down is also very simple with easy access to the loading dock and everything on a ground floor.

    Our energetic volunteers will deliver your pre-shipped cartons to your exhibit and will be on hand to help you load in. They'll also stick around after the show to offer assistance.  

    The evening before the show, your distributors like to show you their love with the Supplier Love Is In The Air Party which is free to you and includes great food and two drink tickets. 

    We also get you a great rate at the Country Inn and Suites, just a half mile south of the venue. https://www.countryinns.com/mippa2018

    Of course, as an exhibitor, you want to know besides a great venue, easy in / easy out, excellent communications, lots of appreciation and a decent place to lay your head what's in it for you?

    As a Bloom exhibitor, you'll get to see the very best distributors of West Michigan. Competitive Edge, Complete Source, Creative Studio Promotions, Winners Brand host Hospitality Suites and bring their best clients. Plus Superior Business Solutions, Promotion Concepts, Logospot, Halo, Vernon and Proforma are well represented and invest in registering their best clients. Steelcase, Amway, Spectrum Health, Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Meijer, Michigan State University, SpartanNash, Perrigo and most of the top advertisers in West Michigan also attend this show.

    Member Exhibitor: $425 (for 1st space)
    Non-member Exhibitor: $545 (for 1st space) Join Now!

    This show sells out quickly, so we recommend that you register early!

    WHERE: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
    1000 E Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    5:00pm - 8:00pm | Early set up

    6:30pm - 10:00pm
    | Supplier Love Is In The Air Party

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    7am - 9:55am | Set-up with Continental Breakfast

    9:00am - 10:00am
    | Powerful Opening Keynote Speaker

    10:00am - 2:00pm
    | Exhibits Open - At noon, we'll deliver your lunch to your exhibit.

    2:15 - 4:00 pm | Tear Down and Departures

    All Day | Free Admission to the Gardens and Sculpture Park

    • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    • 12:30 PM

    • Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 1725 S Union St Traverse City, MI 49684

    Traverse City Mini Showcase

    The biggest little show ever! See the fewest people for the least cost in the most beautiful area in the country (Good Morning America's words, not mine). Limit of 25 exhibitors at the Traverse City Country Club where you get to see the biggest distributors of Northern Michigan. And face it, you wouldn't normally get a chance to see them.

    WHEN: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

    WHERE: Traverse City Country Club

    1725 S Union St

    Traverse City, MI 49684

    • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    • 730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

    Luncheon With The Stars at Zehnders of Frankenmuth featuring Shawn Rogers, Edwards Garment Company; Bryan Vaughn, Vantage Apparel; Kurt McGovern, McGovern Marketing; Joe Eberz, Eberz and Associates and Michael Contreras, ETS Express.

    • Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Luncheon With The Stars in Ann Arbor featuring Kent Getsee, Preferred Lines Marketing; Deborah Mann, DMannding Results; Don Spencer, Fey Promotional Products; Bryan Vaughn, Vantage Apparel; and Kurt McGovern, McGovern Marketing

    • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    • 12:30 PM

    • Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    Smitten With The Mitten returns to TargetLine in Owosso on September 12. 

    More details to follow.

    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018


    • Wednesday, September 26, 2018


    Promotions That ROAR! - in the schedule the 9:45 am - 10:45 am: Keynote Speaker Paul Bellantone, CEO and President of PPAI - Hall of Legends


    • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    • 12:30 PM

    • Friday, January 25, 2019

    The TOM Show - January 25, 2019 at San Marino Club - 

    More Details to Follow

    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    Tentative 2019 date is Feb 19

    Info to Follow

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