Hello Fellow SAAC Members,
It's hard to believe it is already May—a big month for our industry as we celebrated Promotional Products Work! Week.
It has been a rapid three months since we’ve partnered with PPAI and brought on board Jennifer Bingham, our new executive director, who has been working diligently to ensure a smooth transition while utilizing all of the assets and resources available to us. Some of the priorities for SAAC include:
The SAAC website has been streamlined and updated for functionality. Please visit the site and check it out if you have not already done so.
· 2019 SAAC Expo
The details are taking shape for the SAAC EXPO in August. The exhibitor list is robust and growing daily. Please click here to see who has signed up to exhibit, then check back often. Distributor registration is now open and you can click here to register. The schedule, floor plan and educational sessions available will undoubtedly provide numerous opportunities for attendees to exchange ideas as well as grow their business and relationships. As we close the show floor on day one, we are thrilled to be hosting members, at no cost to them, during a cocktail reception prior to the re-imagined SAAC Awards. You will start receiving notifications and information about the 2019 EXPO with regularity in June. In the meantime, be sure and save the date for August 7-8.
· Internal Operations
Less exciting, but equally important, Bingham has also been working on internal operations to maximize efficiency and minimize expense. Additionally, SAAC is focused on enhancing value for its members. This includes refining features already in place and streaming communication, so members can maximize their membership benefits.
This is only the tip of the iceberg, with much more on the horizon. Thank you all for your continued support through these operational changes. Please reach out with any feedback or questions you may have. Your input is vital and encouraged as we work to shape the future of our Association.
Thank you also for giving me the opportunity to serve as your president. I look forward to our future working together.