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DC in DC at PPAI's L.E.A.D.

Each year, industry professionals travel to Washington D.C. to educate their representatives about the effectiveness of promotional products and the strength of the industry in the United States. Vice President of Sales for DistributorCentral, Tiffany Tarr, CAS participated in her third PPAI Legislative Education and Action Day.

“LEAD is on opportunity for DistributorCentral to invest in our industry's future. There are so many things happening in our nation’s capital that impact today as well as in the future as new legislative initiatives are passed. I want to make sure the people representing us know and understand our business,” said Tarr.

Along with fellow industry colleagues from Kansas, Tiffany met with Congress members: Kevin Yoder, Tim Huelskamp, Mike Pompeo and Lynn Jenkins. They also met with Kansas Senators Pat Roberts & Jerry Moran.

The issues discussed were:
The Department of Labor Overtime Rule changes
Protecting Independent Contractors by preserving Section 530 & the Safe Harbor Rule of the Revenue Act of 1978
Preserving the Deductibility of Advertising Expenditures
Product Responsibility - Toxic Substances Control Act

"As an industry it's important that our legislators understand what we do, and why our industry is important. The opportunity to discuss this with them one-on-one allows our lawmakers to be better prepared to understand the impact on our industry as new legislative initiatives hit their desk. and they are able to see why we feel so strongly about lobbying on behalf of our industry and ensuring its protection in the future," said Tarr.

PPAI has provided a full legislative positions summary that can be viewed here:
PPAI Legislative Agenda

Five Ways to Build Your Business During the Slow Season

Summer is here which means warmer weather, plenty of pool time, vacations, and, for many promotional products distributors, the dreaded “slow season.” In fact, if you ask any distributor in the industry to pinpoint their least effective selling months, they will likely identify July and August as the culprits. Seasonality is something that must be taken into account by every business owner. However, seasonality can also spark creativity and opportunity.



As we enter traditional slower months of the selling year, here are 5 ways you can take advantage of the seasonality to grow your business:

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Survey Says! Wearable Technology is #1 Fitness Trend

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Summer is a time to be outdoors and on the move. Fitness becomes foremost in our minds and translates to a wide range of activities.

The abundance of summer activities provides many options for improving one’s wellbeing, which means additional opportunities for client promotion while promoting a healthier lifestyle. One of these options is wearable technology. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) this will be the biggest health trend in 2016.

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