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Upcoming events

    • 03/18/2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • 03/19/2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • Greater Tacoma Convention Center
    Register


    NWPMA 2024 SPRING SHOWCASE

    March 18-19, 2024

    Greater Tacoma Convention Center

    1500 Commerce, Tacoma, WA 98402


    Booth Pricing: 
    Premium: 10 x 14: $1200

    Standard:  10 x 10: $950
    Additional 10 x 10 booth: $750


    Want to increase/ensure great booth traffic? Contact shay@nwpma.org to find out how!


    Special Thanks to our Sponsors

                 

                       

         

    Schedule

    Monday, March 18th

    Set-up in the 3rd Floor Ballroom: 12pm - 5pm

    Networking Party: 5pm - 7pm


    Tuesday, March 19th

    Set-up in the 3rd Floor Ballroom: 8am - 10am

    Show Hours in the 3rd Floor Ballroom: 10am - 3pm

    Break for Lunch Buffet at Noon


    Hotel Accommodations


    COURTYARD MARRIOTT TACOMA DOWNTOWN

    1515 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

    (Directly across the street from the convention center)


    Make a Reservation - NWPMA Group Rate of $169/night.


    Questions? Call 425.667.2454 or email shay@nwpma.org

    • 03/18/2024
    • 03/19/2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Greater Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402
    Register

    2024 SPRING SHOWCASE

    March 18-19, 2024

    Greater Tacoma Convention Center

    1500 Commerce St. Tacoma, WA 98402

    Members and Non-Members are invited to attend for no fee

    Members may bring clients to the show between 1pm-3pm by purchasing a client ticket for $10 ($20 at the door)


    Monday, March 18th

    3PM| Professional Development Session in Room 315 Presented by Kara Keister, MAS

    4PM| Campfire Discussion on Trends in 2024 in Room 315 with Vicki Ostrom and Spencer Galindo

    5PM-7PM| Networking Extravaganza at Seven Seas Brewery - Join us for free food, drinks and fun for everyone!

    Seven Seas Brewery

    2101 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402


    Tuesday, March 19th

    8AM| PPAI Membership Townhall in room 315 presented by Dale Denham, MAS+, President & CEO, PPAI

    8AM - 3PM| Charity Drive for Facing Homelessness


    NWPMA is hosting a charity drive in partnership with Facing Homelessness, whose purpose is to increase the connection, sense of belonging and stability of those living unhoused as a pathway to ending homelessness. We invite you to bring items that will help those that may be facing homelessness, such as clothing items, drinkware, toiletry items, journals, and more. Together, we are excited to make a difference for those in need. List of Accepted Items


    9AM| Keynote in room 315 with Tom Goos, President, Image Source, Dale Denham, MAS+, President & CEO, PPAI and Jeremy Lott, President, SanMar

    10AM - 3PM| Show Hours in the 5th floor Exhibit Hall B

    Members may bring clients to the show between 1pm-3pm by purchasing a client ticket for $10 ($20 at the door)


    10AM - 3PM| Free headshots Nate Burgher Photography


    12PM - 1PM| Buffet Lunch and Member Awards


    Get to Know the Speakers

    Kara Keister, MAS, Promise Keeper for Social Good Promotions

    Passionate and determined, Kara Keister embarked on her promotional professional journey 12 years ago in distributor sales. Utilizing her marketing background, she excelled within the company and eventually founded Social Good Promotions. Serving on regional industry Boards and holding executive roles, Kara became a Regional Affiliate Council member, influencing the future of regional associations in the promotional products industry.

    A self-proclaimed nerd, Kara thrives on challenges, overcoming injuries, breast cancer, and mental hurdles while building a successful small business. Recognized on the PPAI Rising Star list in 2021, her company earned PPAI Silver Pyramid Awards and secured a spot on the AIM Eco Leaders list in 2020. Social Good's remarkable growth, with over 80% annual sales increase since 2019, reflects Kara's commitment to excellence.

    Her dedication extends to education, advocacy, and volunteerism for the promotional products industry, as well as supporting organizations like Special Olympics, local schools, and youth leadership programs.


    Vicki Ostrom, Trend Analyst, SanMar


    Vicki is a futurist, trend editor for SanMar and founder of Trendependent, a collective of curious people looking at how society works. Trend moves brands forward when applied to real life situations. Over the past 20 years, Vicki has learned to OBSERVE and INTERPRET trends and identify how they are ACTIVATED in products.

    "Connecting the Dots"

    THE JOY OF MOVEMENT, THE STRENGTH OF HEROES and THE POWER OF THE FUTURE are trends that can inform and guide us through 2024. Let’s connect the dots between ideas and products by putting a spotlight on two very important words informing these trends, CONNECTION and COMMUNITY. The activities we’re choosing to engage in, the products we want around us and the customer collections we’re gathering flow from the energy of these words and ideas. So, let’s jump in and start connecting the dots. Watch a 1-minute introduction video on Connecting the Dots


    Spencer Galindo, National Sales Manager, HPG


    Dale Denham, MAS+, President and CEO, PPAI

    In 2021, Dale Denham stepped into the role of President and CEO at Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), leading the charge in revitalizing the industry's premier trade association from the setbacks inflicted by COVID-19. His tenure has seen PPAI undergo a noteworthy resurgence, characterized by a wave of new industry initiatives and a strong emphasis on digital transformation and corporate responsibility.

    Prior to his tenure at PPAI, Denham held significant leadership positions, including Senior Vice President roles at a top promotional distributor and separately a prominent media and technology firm, accumulating over 30 years of executive experience. He has also been actively involved in various boards, including a noteworthy stint on the PPAI Board of Directors from 2015 to 2020, where he served as Board Chair in 2018.

    Denham is a proud alumnus of the University of South Florida, where he earned his bachelor's degree in business with a minor in economics. Alongside his wife and four children, he calls Tampa Florida home.


    Tom Goos, President, Image Source

    Tom is the President of Image Source, a nationally recognized branded merchandise agency known for its purpose driven culture and strategic client approach. Day to day, he leads Image Source’s strategic direction, as well as financial management, operations, and supplier partnerships. With 22+ years of branded merchandise experience, Goos is a true industry leader and expert.

    He is a former two-term President of NWPMA and a founder and partner of Reciprocity Road, the innovative industry buying, and shared learning group comprised of eight elite branded merchandise agencies. He was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal’s award program, 40 Under Forty.

    Tom has a B.A. in Marketing and Management from the University of Washington Bothell. He is a current board member for the University of Washington Bothell School of Business where he is a guest speaker and advisor to undergraduate and MBA students and is elated to be returning to the PPAI Board of Directors this year.

    Jeremy Lott, President, SanMar

    As President of family-owned business SanMar, Jeremy has dedicated nearly his entire life to the company. From a young age, he learned the ins and outs, starting from pulling orders to purchasing. After college and a stint in Hong Kong, he began his career as an analyst for Piper Jaffray's technology team. Following an MBA in Chicago, he joined SanMar full-time, bringing strategy and vision to the company.

    Committed to long-term growth, Jeremy values the insights gained from casual conversations with employees, acknowledging their pulse on company dynamics. As a father of six, he emphasizes work/life balance for maximum productivity and enjoys outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, boating, and staying active.

    Hotel Accommodations


    COURTYARD MARRIOTT TACOMA DOWNTOWN

    1515 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

    (Directly across the street from the convention center)


    Make a Reservation - NWPMA Group Rate of $169/night.


    Special Thanks to our Sponsors

                 

                        

                        

    Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available! Contact shay@nwpma.org

    Questions? Call 425.667.2454 or email shay@nwpma.org

    • 08/19/2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • 08/20/2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Columbia Riverfront
    Register

    NWPMA 2024 FALL SHOWCASE

    August 19-20, 2024

    Holiday Inn Columbia Riverfront

    909 N. Hayden Island Drive


    Early Bird Booth Pricing: 
    Premium: 10 x 14: $1150
    Standard:  10 x 10: $900
    Additional 10 x 10 booth: $700

    Early Bird Pricing Ends March 1st, 2024!


    Special Thanks to our Sponsors

            

    Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available! Contact shay@nwpma.org

    Schedule

    Monday, August 19th

    Set-up in the Grand Ballroom: 12pm - 5pm

    Networking Party: 5pm - 7pm


    Tuesday, August 20th

    Set-up in the Grand Ballroom: 8am - 10am

    Show Hours in the Grand Ballroom: 10am - 3pm

    (1 hr Break for Buffet Lunch at Noon)


    Questions? Call 425.667.2454 or email shay@nwpma.org

    • 08/19/2024
    • 08/20/2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Holiday Inn Columbia Riverfront, Portland, OR
    Register

    NWPMA 2024 FALL SHOWCASE

    August 19-20, 2024

    Holiday Inn Columbia Riverfront

    909 N. Hayden Island Drive

    Members and Non-Members are invited to attend for no fee

    Members may bring clients to the show between 1pm-3pm by purchasing a client ticket for $10 ($20 at the door)

    Special Thanks to our Event Sponsor


    Schedule for Monday, August 19th

    Professional Development 4 - 5PM

    Networking Party in the Columbia Event Center A: 5 - 7PM

    Schedule for Tuesday, August 20th

    Keynote Speaker: 9 - 10AM

    Show Hours in the Grand Ballroom: 10AM - 3PM

    (Annual Meeting/Awards Luncheon at Noon)


    Questions? Call 425.667.2454 or email shay@nwpma.org

who we are 

NWPMA is a regional affiliate of PPAI.  We are directed and move forward because of dedicated volunteers - peers in the promotional marketing industry.  Serving industry professionals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, our membership includes suppliers, distributors, multi-line reps, and service companies. 

our vision

  • To become the premier resource for the promotional marketing community.
  • To become the catalyst to establishing and fostering loyal regional relationships.
  • To  advance the professionalism and image of the promotional marketing industry and the community it serves. 
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