VAPPA Names Pinnacle Award Winners and Inducts Harold Wood
Into the Hall of Fame at The 2017 VAPPA Fall Showcase
VIRGINIA (Sept 22, 2017) VAPPA held the annual Pinnacle Award Ceremony and Member Appreciation Event sponsored by Pacesetter Awards on Sept 12, 2017 in Richmond VA. This annual event is an opportunity to acknowledge regional industry leaders. Approximately 70 people attended this year’s event that highlighted nominees and award recipients selected by member ballot. VAPPA is pleased to congratulate this year’s winners and we thank them for their tremendous efforts in the industry.
Distributor of the Year – Boost Promotional Branding
Distributor Rep of the Year – Larry Arntz, Artnz Promotions
Supplier of the Year – Suntex Industries
Supplier Rep of the Year – Harold Wood, BIC Graphic
Multi-line Rep of the Year – MAC Marketing
Humanitarian of the Year - Ron Baellow, Bright Ideas
In addition to the six annual award categories above, VAPPA welcomed a new member into the VAPPA Hall of Fame. Harold Wood (BIC Graphic) is the fourth person to be inducted with this high honor.
VAPPA Hall of Fame Award – Harold Wood, BIC Graphic
The VAPPA Hall of Fame award is the most prestigious award given to a member for contributions to the association and the industry. Harold began his Board service with VAPPA in 2011. He has served on the Board in all leadership positions. Under his guidance VAPPA has achieved membership growth and well as financial stability.
In addition to service to the region, Harold current serves at RAC delegate as well as the RAC Board Secretary. Harold has left an indelible mark on VAPPA. It is the pleasure of the VAPPA Board of Directors to honor Harold's extensive commitments with this honor.
The annual awards ceremony kicked off the VAPPA Fall Showcase in Richmond, VA. Pre-show education facilitated by PPAI’s Seth Barnett included end-buyers and highlighted trends and tactic for managing Millennials in the marketplace. The shows welcomed approximately 195 distributors and 200 end-buyers. Virginia is a powerful force in the industry producing $284 million in distributor revenue and is home to 661 promotional product companies. Those who support the region know that Virginia is a place to prosper.
“The VAPPA Fall Showcase continues to be one of the strongest regional shows offered. Virginia distributors are committed to educating their buyers and include them in this event that highlights not only new trends in the industry but also reiterates the effectiveness of the promotional products as an advertising medium. VAPPA members are elevating the industry. Hosting our Pinnacle Awards in conjunction with this event is a way for us to acknowledge the talent we have in Virginia. - Craig Dickens, VAPPA Board President.
Distributor Company of the Year
Boost Promotional Branding
Distributor Rep of the Year
Multi-Line Company of the Year
Supplier Company of the Year
Humanitarian of the Year
Supplier Rep of the Year
The Virginia Promotional Products Association (VAPPA) was formed to advance the image of promotional products and their use in Virginia. VAPPA fosters the development of professionalism and business ethics through education, certification and the exchange of ideas in a variety of business and social environments. For more information about VAPPA, call (757) 491-3114 or visit www.vappa.biz .
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