Salt & Pepper #9 – S&P Light. Same great flavor, fewer calories!

Welcome to Salt & Pepper! Salt & Pepper is basically the PromoKitchen equivalent of debate team. The purpose of this monthly article is to open up discussion and conversation on different challenges facing the Promotional Products Industry. In this edition of Salt & Pepper, Chef Kirby Hasseman and industry veteran Bill Petrie lighten things up a bit. NOTE: Salt &…

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9 simple letters . . . We need you.

9 simple letters. We need you.  PromoKitchen operates as a 100% volunteer driven nonprofit organization. We channel our energy into open dialogue, education and mentorship in the $20 billion promotional products industry. We rely on volunteer effort; a group of people dedicated to educating and supporting our community.  And those volunteers who shine, often find themselves in leadership roles, as…

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Expo Mixer Sponsorship

The PromoKitchen Expo Mixer 2016 PPAI Expo · Las Vegas Sponsorship Packages Party Details: When: Monday, January 11th, 2016 Where: House of Blues Who: 300-400 Distributor and Supplier troublemakers   The Knife $10,000 Package · Photo booth branded with your logo on each photograph · 30 seconds of mic time to address the crowd · Various signage throughout the venue,…

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Happy Birthday PromoKitchen!

Happy 1st Birthday PromoKitchen – Infographic

Happy 1st Birthday, PromoKitchen! Thanks for your support and make sure you join us for another great year ahead! ~ Your PromoKitchen Chefs


The Whys And Hows Of Mentorship

In our efforts to be a productive industry resource, the PromoKitchen community launched a mentor program this year. Our goal has been to pair promotional products veterans with a young generation of new professionals. The first two rounds of veterans and young professionals have been successfully paired, and we are proud to announce that this new program is underway–but the…

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What’s Cookin’ in the PromoKitchen

The following was originally published in PPAI’s Promotional Products Business Magazine, March 2012. IN 1998, I STARTED in the promotional products industry as an inexperienced, yet enthusiastic, distributor entrepreneur. I was 23 years old. It took me two years to figure out there was an industry association where suppliers and distributors met to do business. It took me another eight…

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PromoKitchen Party, ASI Dallas Show!

    The PromoKitchen community sure likes to party. (Couldn’t be because of the chefs involved, could it?) If you missed EXPO or the ASI Orlando party (pics here!), never fear, it looks like PK Parties might become a staple at major industry events (let’s keep our fingers crossed). The perpetual party is moving to the ASI Show in Dallas,…

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ASI Orlando!

Lots of cooking in the kitchen at ASI Orlando next week: The place to be, without a doubt, is the Promokitchen Party at Taverna Opa in Orlando, join the party here Chef Graham is leading a few classes: 20 Budget-Friendly Ideas to Build Business Now and Google, Apple and Zappos: Copy their Marketing Secrets A bevy of PK rock stars…

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Don’t Skip School!

If you are coming to the PPAI Expo in January, make sure to attend the education program. Investing in education is the single most effective way to grow your business (speaking from 12 years experience). Even if you can’t attend in person, there are a few livestream sessions that you can watch online. A few of us chefs will be…

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