LDW Recognizes Burnett, Meyer And Bibb At Awards Reception

The regional community recognized its best on Tuesday evening during the 2018 Leadership Development Workshop. Roger Burnett (right), vice president of sales and marketing at Fort Collins, Colorado, supplier Branded Logistics, LLC, and Steven Meyer, MAS (left), vice president of sales at Dallas, Texas-based supplier RiteLine, were presented with the 2018 PPAI RAC Volunteer of the Year award. Lisa Bibb, MAS, executive director for the Virginia Promotional Products Association (VAPPA) and the Georgia Association of Promotional Products Professionals (GAPPP), was also presented with the 2018 Donna Hall Memorial Grant.

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SAGEĀ® Announces 2019 Supplier Rating Award Winners

Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:55 AM


SAGE presents rating awards to 1,374 suppliers based on distributor ratings from SAGE Online, SAGE Web, and SAGE Mobile.

Addison, TX (October 18, 2018) – SAGE announces its 2019 supplier rating award winners. Each year, SAGE presents industry suppliers with A+ and A rating awards based on distributor ratings collected in SAGE Online, SAGE Web, and SAGE Mobile, the industry’s most popular product research and business management solution.

This year, 1049 suppliers received the top A+ rating, while another 325 suppliers received an A rating. A total of 34 percent of all active suppliers in the SAGE database received an award this year. As part of the Power of Two relationship between SAGE and PPAI, suppliers with SAGE ratings are also considered for eligibility in the industry’s annual PPAI Pyramid Supplier Star Awards Competition.

“We treat our Supplier Rating Awards with the utmost respect because they are a testament to each supplier’s dedication to product safety and customer service,” said SAGE President, David Natinsky, MAS. “This is why we’re so proud to recognize our award-winning suppliers for setting the standard of quality and integrity in the promotional products industry.”

Awards are based solely on the distributor rating system that is part of SAGE Online, SAGE Web, and SAGE Mobile. The SAGE rating system is widely known within the industry for providing the most accurate and reliable supplier ratings.

Distributors can rate suppliers at any time through the SAGE suite or via a “Rate us now” link provided by suppliers. They can only rate each supplier once, however, they may update their ratings at any time, providing the most accurate representation of their experiences with each supplier. Rating awards are given each year based on the aggregate of distributor ratings and suppliers with an A+ or A aggregate rating are given an award.

Distributors using SAGE’s industry-leading research and business management tools can make more informed decisions about suppliers by accessing suppliers’ current, real-time ratings, including peer distributor comments as well as full award information, including any additional industry awards, for each supplier.

Supplier award winners will have access to a variety of marketing collateral to promote their A+ or A rated status, including logos for their catalogs, websites, and email signatures. For more information, suppliers should contact their SAGE account executive at 800.925.7243.

About SAGE

SAGE, based in Addison, Texas, is the leading provider of information, marketing and business management solutions to the promotional products industry. In addition to SAGE’s flagship SAGE Online™, SAGE Web™, and SAGE Mobile™ research and business management services,

SAGE also provides the industry with other research services, order management, website and email services, e-commerce solutions, end-buyer catalogs, artwork services, payment processing, tradeshows, tradeshow management services, and lead retrieval software. SAGE is also the exclusive technology provider for members of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the industry’s non-profit association as well as Promotional Products Professionals of Canada (PPPC), Canada’s non-profit association.

For more information, please visit www.sageworld.com or call 800.925.7243.

Regional Association Leaders Come Together This Week At LDW

Friday, October 19, 2018 3:02 PM

Now in its 19th year, the annual Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) is under way this week at the DFW Hilton in Grapevine, Texas. Hosted by PPAI and the Regional Association Council (RAC), the multi-day event kicked off on Sunday evening with a reception and dinner for regional association executive directors. Monday's schedule featured an executive director's symposium with training designed for their specific needs and the workshop continues today and tomorrow with an extensive curriculum designed to provide regional association leadership with numerous learning opportunities through general sessions, breakout discussions and idea-sharing activities.

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