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  • August 07, 2017 8:55 AM | Donna-Jean Plante

    SAAGNY Awards Season is upon us.  Nominations are currently being accepted for Distributor of the Year, Supplier of the Year and many more through Friday, August 25.  Click here to nominate your favorites.  The top nominees will be announced and voting launched at the SAAGNY Fall Showcase on Tuesday, September 26.  Winners will be announced at the SAAGNY Holiday Party and Awards Celebration on Wednesday, December 13.

    Applications for the Linda Robinson ScholarshipPast President ScholarshipSAAGNY Diamond Award, and SAAGNY Rising Star award are being accepted through Friday, October 13.  Please click on the name of the award for the application.  Winners will be announced at the SAAGNY Holiday Party and Awards Celebration on Wednesday, December 13.

  • August 06, 2017 8:54 AM | Donna-Jean Plante

    Eric Rackoff, Immediate Past President and Chair of the Nominating Committee is calling for SAAGNY Nominations - Class of 2020. 

    The nomination process is a vital step in ensuring the future success of our organization. Your participation in this process will help to ensure that SAAGNY's leadership will maintain its strong representation of our members.  SAAGNY members will elect four representatives at the Annual Meeting at the SAAGNY Fall Showcase (Tuesday, September 26) to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors, beginning January 1, 2018 and concluding December 31, 2020.  You can step up yourself or suggest another potential leader with whom you are acquainted and who you believe will make a contribution. Please email your nominations including nominee name, company, phone, email and type of promotional product business (i.e. distributor, supplier, multi-line rep, business services) no later than Friday, August 18, 2017, by email  to

  • July 26, 2017 9:36 AM | Donna-Jean Plante

    Thank you to all the hard working volunteers, some of whom are pictured here, who came out to Happiness is Camping, Hardwick, NJ, yesterday.  Happiness is Camping is a summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings. 

    As The SAAGNY Foundation has done for more than 20 years they hosted a Pirate themed day which included songs, pirate flags, scavenger hunt, games, crafts, water ice, gifts, and goody bags.  The SAAGNY Foundation does numerous charitable activities throughout the year, if you are interested in helping please email

  • July 24, 2017 8:43 AM | Donna-Jean Plante

    Click here and take a moment to get "up-to-date" on all your SAAGNY news.

  • July 19, 2017 10:37 AM | Donna-Jean Plante

    Last night SAAGNY members enjoyed a beautiful evening in Central Islip, New York meeting old friends and making new ones, as the Long Island Ducks took on the New Britain Bees at Bethpage Ballpark.  Some SAAGNY members were able to get to the park early and have a picture taken on the field as the Ducks finished batting practice.  Although the Ducks were defeated 8-2 in the middle game of a three-game series, SAAGNY members enjoyed hot dogs, Big Al’s BBQ, and a selection of beverages.   

    Thank you to all who were able to join us at the game! 

  • June 23, 2017 11:08 AM | Donna-Jean Plante

    SAAGNY's breakfast networking program, is bringing suppliers and distributors together in local Panera Bread locations throughout the tri-state region.  There is no charge to attend any of these events.  At each PROMOTIONAL BUZZ, member suppliers and/or multi line reps will present their product line(s) to you in a casual, relaxed atmosphere while you enjoy a cup of coffee and a light breakfast (courtesy of the presenters).  Join us Tuesday, June 27, at Panera in West Babylon, NY and Thursday, June 29, Panera in Ramsey, NJ.

  • June 19, 2017 11:12 AM | Donna-Jean Plante

    The Board of Trustees of The SAAGNY Foundation is proud to announce that Katherine W. Kaye (daughter of Woody Kaye, Corporate Values) and Amy J. Nadel (daughter of Wendy Ferber, Pride Products Distributors) have been selected as recipients of the 2017 The SAAGNY Foundation Scholarships.  Each scholarship is worth $1,000 per year for up to four years. 

    A panel of independent judges, reviewed the applications and judged each applicant based on his/her grade point average, extracurricular activities, awards and accomplishments, outside jobs and projects, letters of recommendation and a 1,000-word essay. 

    Since implementing The SAAGNY Foundation Scholarship program in 1999, The SAAGNY Foundation has awarded 46 scholarships worth in excess of $160,000 to the children of employees of SAAGNY member companies.


  • June 15, 2017 7:37 AM | Donna-Jean Plante

    SAAGNY members enjoyed many SAAGNY sponsored events at Expo East this past week.  On Monday, June 12, The SAAGNY Foundation sponsored its annual Lenore Goldberg Memorial Golf Outing at Linwood Country Club, Linwood, NJ.  Although it was a scorcher of a day, the cool breeze off the water was refreshing for the more than 50 golfers who played           . 

    The day included a buffet lunch, raffles, and prize winners for the longest drive and closest to the pin. 

    On Tuesday, June 13, over 180 people were in attendance at the Regional Meet N' Greet at Tun Tavern across from the Convention Center.  The food and drinks were plentiful as well as the conversation between old friends catching up and new ones getting acquainted.  It was nice to spend some time with our District 1 Regional partners as well.                         

    The SAAGNY Member Breakfast held on Wednesday, July 14, featured Bill Petrie, Promo Corner as our educational speaker.  Bill's presentation of "Finding  Your Voice" in the promotional products industry was on-point for the 65 plus attendees.  The breakfast included an omelette station, full buffet of waffles, bacon, oatmeal, and more.  Pre-registered attendees even received a $15 gas card.

    Many SAAGNY members stopped by the Regional Member Lounge for a snack including - hot pretzels, ice cream treats,  and coffee.  Other members stopped by the booth for their daily concession voucher.

  • June 10, 2017 11:05 AM | Donna-Jean Plante

    The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) hosted their fifth annual Summer Showcase for promotional products distributors and their clients on Wednesday, June 7.  The event attracted a record number of exhibitors, distributors, and end-user clients. 

    Traffic on the show floor was brisk from the time the show opened at 10:30 am until it closed at 3:00 pm.  End-user attendance has nearly doubled in just four years.  Distributor attendance increased slightly as well, with over 550 attendees at the show in total.  The show floor was slightly reconfigured this year to accommodate additional exhibitors and sold out with a total of 70 supplier and multiline representative companies occupying 120+ tables, up from 99 tables in 2015 and 115 tables last year.

    “Another record year for the SAAGNY Summer Show”, said SAAGNY President John R. B. Cudahy, CAS of Prime Line. “We are thrilled that this show continues to exceed our expectations. The continued support we receive from our supplier and distributor members makes this an amazing event.” 

    Over 195 distributor sales people representing over 65 companies had clients in attendance at the show, which included a “Best In Show” display, featuring favorite items from exhibiting suppliers, a gourmet lunch for all in attendance, an ice cream cart for a sweet afternoon treat and gift bags for the end-users, filled with promotional products from more than ten exhibiting suppliers.

    Remarked SAAGNY Executive Director Donna-Jean Plante: “It was gratifying to see the hard work of the volunteers, board, and staff come together to make this show another successful SAAGNY show.  As my first show with SAAGNY, it was a wonderful opportunity for me to meet so many members of the Promotional Products industry.  I look forward to seeing even more distributors and more of their clients at next year’s event.”

  • June 09, 2017 4:08 PM | Donna-Jean Plante

    Congratulations to our SAAGNY raffle winners at     the SAAGNY Summer Showcase!

    $500 American Express Gift Card for an Exhibiting Supplier - Susan Oakes, AAkron Rule Corp.

    $500 American Express Gift Card for an Attending Distributor - Amanda Krakowiak, Heritage Inc.

    $500 American Express Gift Card for an Attending Client - guest of Axis Promotions

    $250 American Express Gift Card for an Attending Client - guest of SBS/Standard Buying Service, LTD. 

    Subway Series Yankees vs. Mets Tickets - Tim Howe, Spectrum Designs Foundation

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