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    • January 29, 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Koi Lounge, Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah, Suffern, NY
    • 34
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    Join Us the Night Before the Show for a
    Meet N' Greet

    in the 
    Koi Lounge
    Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah
    3 Executive Blvd
    Suffern, NY

    Wednesday, January 29

    8:30 - 10:00 p.m.


    Join us for a  Complimentary Whiskey Tasting along with hearty appetizers.


    Cash bar.


            
    • January 30, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah, 3 Executive Boulevard, Suffern, NY 10901

     

    Thursday, January 30

    Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah

    3 Executive Boulevard, Suffern NY 10901

    SAAGNY Winter Showcase Schedule

    Breakfast:  8:45 a.m.

    Education:  9:15 a.m.

    LinkedIn for Promo Product Sales
    Bill McCormick


    In this 1-hour session participants will learn how to conduct buyer mapping, target and search for ideal clients on the LinkedIn free version, run a first degree connection re-engagement campaign as well as principles of warm market referrals.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Buying mapping: identifying ideal client prospects by industry, title, geography & more to better find them on LinkedIn
    • Using the LinkedIn free version to find prospective clients
    • How to conduct a re-engagement campaign on LinkedIn
    • How to use warm marketing referrals to gain new clients

    This presentation is geared toward both distributor and supplier salespeople and will be helpful to those just entering the industry as well as more experienced members.  It should be noted, however, that they should have a basic working knowledge of LinkedIn.

    This session will be interactive and include both PowerPoint and live screen demonstrations.

    Trade Show:  10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

     Online registration has closed.  If you are interested in  exhibiting please contact Donna-Jean at 914-858-7369.

    Co- Sponsored with NERA

    • January 30, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Crown Plaza Suffern-Mahwah, 3 Executive Blvd., Suffern, NY 10901

     

    Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Crowne Plaza Suffern - Mahwah 
    3 Executive Blvd
    Suffern, NY 10901

     Non member fees do apply.

    SAAGNY Winter Showcase Schedule

    Breakfast:  8:45 a.m.

    Education:  9:15 a.m.

    LinkedIn for Promo Product Sales

    Bill McCormick


    In this 1-hour session participants will learn how to conduct buyer mapping, target and search for ideal clients on the LinkedIn free version, run a first degree connection re-engagement campaign as well as principles of warm market referrals.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Buying mapping: identifying ideal client prospects by industry, title, geography & more to better find them on LinkedIn
    • Using the LinkedIn free version to find prospective clients
    • How to conduct a re-engagement campaign on LinkedIn
    • How to use warm marketing referrals to gain new clients

    This presentation is geared toward both distributor and supplier salespeople and will be helpful to those just entering the industry as well as more experienced members.  It should be noted, however, that they should have a basic working knowledge of LinkedIn.

    This session will be interactive and include both PowerPoint and live screen demonstrations.

      Trade Show:  10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.  

              Co-Sponsored With NERA     

    Online registration has closed.  Distributors can register on-premise at the show.  SAAGNY distributor members attend for free.  Non-member fees apply.

    • February 27, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • At Your Desk!

    Get Educated and Get Certified with SAAGNY!

    Thursday, February 27

    12:30 p.m.

    SAAGNY
    Educational Webinar

    View the webinar from your desk!

    Jason Nokes

    Get To Know Promo Pulse

    • the first mobile app in the Promotional Products industry dedicated to sales ideas, inspiration and information.
    • PromoPulse combines social posts, blogs, products, videos, specials and offers from over 2,000 suppliers, distributors, service providers and thought leaders.
    • Industry professionals can search, browse, save and share content on the app for no charge.
    • Search or browse across all content, find inspiration, save for later, and share with colleagues or clients.
    • Every day view timely social posts, videos, blogs, specials, offers, and products from suppliers,
    • Get to know Promo Pulse and what it can do for you!

    Register Here


    • February 27, 2020
    • 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • 49 E. Midland Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652
    • 9
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    Axe Throwing With SAAGNY

    Bury the Hatchet!

    What Does an Axe Session Look Like?

    Their Axperts will teach the basics in about 10-15 minutes and then you will get to compete in some fun games against your friends (or enemies)! Your Axpert will be with you throughout the experience to assist and help keep score. 

    Think darts... but with Hatchets!

    Get your peeps together for some satisfying #axebonding.
    Nothing says love like flying axes!

    SAAGNY members bring a colleague for $5!

    You Bring the Wine or Beer and SAAGNY will bring the appetizers!


    Bury the Hatchet
    49 E. Midland Ave
    Paramus, NJ  07652      

      SAAGNY MEMBERS:

    $50 - first person

    Bring an additional person for $5

                                  One $5 colleague for every full price registration.


    NON-MEMBERS:

    $75 All Attendees

          Registration is  Limited!

    • March 26, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • At Your Desk!

    Get Educated and Get Certified with SAAGNY!

    Thursday, March 26

    12:30 p.m.

    SAAGNY
    Educational Webinar

    View the webinar from your desk!

    Brett Garran

    Have you thought about The Uniform Program business?

    • It is a great area to pursue because it can help insulate you from a lot of the online business that is changing our industry today.
    • Discussion will include why the Uniform Program business can be a long-term solution and what a distributor will need to know/to do to pursue it and become successful at it!
    • Attendees will learn about the Uniform Program business
    • How to sustain it for the long term
    • Specific case studies

    Brett is the  Director of Sales for Edwards Garment and Co.  He is a frequent presenter within our industry and is considered to be a subject-matter expert for uniforms and corporate apparel. Edwards Garment Co. has been in business for over 150 years, with its world-wide corporate headquarters & distribution center in Kalamazoo, MI. They are established leaders in corporate and uniform apparel both within the uniform market and the ASI market.

    Register Here


    • April 01, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Envue, Autograph Collection, 550 Avenue at Port Imperial Weehawken, NJ
    Register


    Anniversary Celebration

    Join us as SAAGNY is 65 and The SAAGNY Foundation is 25!

    This  cocktail reception is being held at a beautiful new venue overlooks the scenic Hudson Rivers with views of the NYC Skyline.  Don't miss this opportunity to reminisce about all that is SAAGNY!


    Envue, Autograph Collection,

    550 Avenue at Port Imperial

    Weehawken, NJ


    For more information please email Donna-Jean at donna-jean@saagny.org

    SAAGNY has arranged for discounted rooms at the Envue.  Please click the link below for more information:

     Book your corporate rate for  Envue Meeting Rate


    • April 20, 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Great Room Library, Melville Marriott, Melville, NY
    • 74
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    Join Us the Night Before the Show for a
    Meet N' Greet

    in the 
    Great Room Library
    Melville Marriott
    1350 Walt Whitman Road
    Melville, NY

    8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

    Hearty appetizers will be served and a cash bar.

            
    • April 21, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Melville Marriott, 1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747
    Register

     

    Tuesday, April 21

    10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Melville Marriott
    1350 Walt Whitman Road 
    Melville, NY

    Please join us for SAAGNY's one and only end-user show, featuring marketing solutions and products for every budget, theme, and purpose.

    This Showcase is being held for the first time on Long Island.

    An upscale event that is a "can't miss" for you and your clients! 

    A gourmet lunch, gift bags for your clients, and much more is included.

            

     SAAGNY distributor members can attend the show for free.  There is a fee for nonmembers and clients to attend. 


    • April 21, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Melville Marriott, 1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747
    • 64
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    Tuesday, April 21

    Melville Marriott

    1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville,  NY 11747

    Tables are 6-foot.

    SAAGNY Spring Showcase Schedule

    Trade Show:  10:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.


     
    • April 23, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • At Your Desk!

    Get Educated and Get Certified with SAAGNY!

    Thursday, April 23

    12:30 p.m.

    SAAGNY
    Educational Webinar

    View the webinar from your desk!

    Rob Watson

    Growing Sales in Top Emerging Markets

    In this session, join Vantage Apparel’s Chief Digital Officer, Rob Watson, as he shares ways to boost your sales in these three top growing markets:  Healthcare, Banking & Finance, and Education.

    Whether you’re an industry veteran in these markets or are just getting started, there’s tips and ideas for everyone.  Boost your sales in 2020 with some new selling trends.

    Register Here


    • May 04, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • May 08, 2020
    • 5:00 PM

    Promotional Products Work! Week


    Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8

    Click here for more information

    Get In Touch! during Promotional Products Work! Week, May 4 - 8, 2020. This is an industry-wide event dedicated to celebrating promotional products and the value they create. The Get In Touch! campaign positions promotional products as an advertising medium like no other. The campaign's integrated approach and creative assets leverage paid, earned, shared and owned strategies that include digital and traditional print ads, social media, research, infographics and video toolkits.  DOWNLOAD them today! Link your website and place your logo in the #GETINTOUCH ads and you’re ready to go with an instantly customized marketing program

    This year the Get In Touch! campaign will help you get in touch with clients, customers and prospects to share the power of promotional products. Open your doors. Advocate for the industry. Reach out for a good cause. Get on your soap box. Show appreciation and say thank you. And, GetInTOUCH!

    You’ll find details and insights on Promotional Products Work! Week, important reasons to participate, who participates, how to plan the week, and a timeline for success.

    You may read the Organizers Guide online or print copies for everyone on your planning team. by clicking here.


    • May 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 1100 Boston Ave Bridgeport, CT 06610
    • 50
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    SAAGNY is On the Road

    Visiting

    Prime
    1100 Boston Ave
    Bridgeport, CT  06610

    Tuesday, May 7
    12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Lunch begins at 1:00 p.m.

    Education and Factory Tour begins at 1:30 a.m.

    SAAGNY Distributor Members only


    Limited Number of spots available.  

    This tour is being done in conjunction with

    NEPPA

    (New England Promotional Product Association).

    • May 21, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • At Your Desk!

    Get Educated and Get Certified with SAAGNY!

    Thursday, May 21

    12:30 p.m.

    SAAGNY
    Educational Webinar

    View the webinar from your desk!

    Adam Morales and Eileen Lynch

    The use of wireless charging is on the rise as consumers are eager to make wireless the norm in their lives. When it comes to cutting the cable, Qi (pronounced “chee”) is a proven standard backed by more than 200 companies, used in more than 500 certified products and in the devices of 50 million consumers. Qi Certified products have become the standard because they offer quality, safety and reliability that is backed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)1.

    This webinar will discuss:

    • What is the Qi Wireless Charging Standard?
    • Benefits and Drawbacks
    • Single Coil vs. Multiple Coil
    • What’s Next for Wireless Charging
    • Industry Insights
    • What is the Qi Wireless Charging Standard?

    Register Here


    • June 03, 2020
    • 12:00 PM



    Blue Heron Pines Golf Club
    550 West Country Club Drive
    Egg Harbor City, NJ  08215

    Save the Date! - Wednesday, June 3

    Golf will begin at 12:00 p.m. 

    Blue Heron Pines opened in 1993 and has quickly been recognized as the best 18-hole course at the Jersey Shore. Designed by Stephen Kay, it takes full advantage of the natural beauty of the pinelands, with majestic tree lines framing breathtaking vistas.

    • June 04, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Tun Tavern, Across from the Convention Center, 2 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ

     


    Join Us After the Show on 
    Thursday, June 4



    SAAGNY Regional Meet N' Greet

    in the 
    Tun Tavern
    Across from the Convention Center
    2 Convention Blvd
    Atlantic City, NJ  08401

    4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Hearty appetizers will be served and a cash bar.

    Bring Your Business Cards to Share!

    Registration is not required. 
            
    • June 05, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Sheraton Hotel, Pearl Ballroom, 2 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ
    SAAGNY MEMBER BREAKFAST
    at
    EXPO EAST 

    Breakfast:  8:00 a.m.

    Education:  8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

    Save the date!

    No charge if you are a SAAGNY member in good standing!

    Non-members - $75

    • June 17, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • June 18, 2020
    • Crystal Springs, Sussex County, NJ



    Stay and Play
    Wednesday, June 17 – Thursday, June 18

    Crystal Springs Resort
    Sussex County, NJ

    Stay and Play

    $225 per person (two people in a room) – includes overnight stay at the Minerals Hotel, Golf on Wednesday, June 17, on the Wild Turkey Golf Course – tee times approximately between 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Golf on Thursday, June 18, on the Black Bear Golf Course – tee times approximately between 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Single Occupancy rate - $320

    With its debut on July 7, 2001, Wild Turkey became the Crystal Spring Resort’s second Roger Rulewich design -- an outstanding encore to Rulewich’s award-winning Ballyowen. Located adjacent to Crystal Springs Golf Club, Wild Turkey’s topography is best described as “basin & ridge”. The layout’s two distinct terrain types combine the sheer expansiveness of Ballyowen with the rugged, multi-elevated nature of Crystal Springs. While it may be easy to classify Wild Turkey as a combination of its two sister courses, Wild Turkey stands on its own merit as a uniquely designed golf course, named one of NJ's Top New Public Courses by NJGCOA.

    Black Bear opened in July of 1996 and has enjoyed tremendous popularity ever since. Boasting a 6,673-yard layout co-designed by famed developer Jack Kurlander, Black Bear offers you an inviting diversity of terrain, scenery, and shot selections.

    Stay and Spa

    $235 per person (two people in a room) – includes overnight stay at the Minerals Hotel, $125 Spa Resort Gift Card

    It’s time to rethink your spa escape. Whether you’re looking for a romantic rendezvous or are in need of a break with your besties, a Spa & Stay at Crystal Springs is the ultimate way to relax – mind, body and soul.

    Room prices are based on two people per room.  Single rooms require additional fees.  Meals are not included. Check-in is 4:00 p.m. and checkout time is 11:00 a.m.  Event is held rain or shine

    If you wish to golf with specific individuals please let Donna-Jean know as soon as possible.

    Refunds will only be issued if your space can be sold prior to the event.

    Net proceeds benefit The SAAGNY Foundation.

    For further information and to register – info@saagny.org or call (914) 848-7369

    Reserve Your Spot Today - This Event Sold Out Last Year!

    • July 15, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 162 Main St, Port Washington, NY 11050
    • 40
    Register

    Cook with SAAGNY!

    The Cooking Lab is the host of  this private culinary event!

    Dinner Party 

    The Cooking Lab's bright, inviting kitchen is the perfect place to gather with your SAAGNY colleagues for a unique, custom-tailored cooking experience. This fun and inviting atmosphere will help you create industry connections as you hone your cooking skills while creating four dishes in a hands-on atmosphere.

    SAAGNY members bring a colleague or two!

                
    The Cooking Lab
    162 Main Street
    Port Washington, NY  11050
            

      SAAGNY MEMBERS:
    $75

    Bring a colleague for $5. 
    One $5 colleague for each full-priced registration.

    Feel free to BYOB!

    NON-MEMBERS:
    $100 

          Registration is  Limited!

    • July 23, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • At Your Desk!

    Get Educated and Get Certified with SAAGNY!

    Thursday, July 23

    12:30 p.m.

    SAAGNY
    Educational Webinar

    View the webinar from your desk!

    Roger Remo

    Importing 101

    This discussion will be the basic steps for a distributor to learn the business of importing from China and other foreign countries. 

    In this webinar:

    • We will detail a step by step process to follow, along with the red flags to look for. 
    • How to validate an overseas factory and supplier. 
    • How to navigate the communication process.
    • How to handle issues that arise. 
    • Handling the logistics process.
    • Validating third part testing and the process.


    Register Here


    • July 28, 2020
    • 7:10 PM
    • Citi Field, Roosevelt Avenue,Flushing, NY 11354
    Register

    The Subway Series Showdown!
    New York vs. New York
    The Subway Series!  
    Yankees vs. Mets  
    It doesn't get more "New York" than this!

    July 28 in the Bud Light Landing
    7:10 p.m. 

    Each ticket includes a food voucher (burger and fries; or hot dog and fries; or chicken sandwich and fries) and 3-hour unlimited beer and soft drinks. 

    SAAGNY member only event.

    • August 27, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • At Your Desk!

    Get Educated and Get Certified with SAAGNY!

    Thursday, August 27

    12:30 p.m.

    SAAGNY
    Educational Webinar

    View the webinar from your desk!

    Tony Wavering

    Get to Know PromoHunt

    If you’re not using PromoHunt, you’re probably wasting money by not seeing SAAGNY coupons automatically on supplier websites.

    During the webinar, Tony will show us how PromoHunt’s browser extension can help you save money and be more productive - all without making any changes to your workflow.

    PromoHunt is a free browser extension that automatically displays helpful information when you visit supplier websites.

    PromoHunt detects which supplier website you are visiting and then automatically displays the supplier’s:
    - Phone Number & Sales Extension
    - Orders Email Address
    - Your Regional Association Coupons
    - And more...

    Learn how PromoHunt can make selling promotional products more enjoyable and effortless.


    Register Here


    • September 24, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • At Your Desk!

    Get Educated and Get Certified with SAAGNY!

    Thursday, September 24

    12:30 p.m.

    SAAGNY
    Educational Webinar

    View the webinar from your desk!

    Brett Kotcher, Xenex 

    Eliminate Merchant Fees and Other Ways To Save Money! 

    As you know, every time your business accepts a credit card as a form of payment, you have to pay credit card processing fees on each transaction. 

    Having to pay merchant fees decreases profits for the company. 

    Xenex has a Zero Cost Processing program that will totally eliminate all of your companies merchant fees so you never have to pay the credit card processing fees again!  This will help increase profits and revenue for your company.  Zero Cost Processing will be able to save your company thousands of dollars annually.

    Don't miss this MONEY SAVING Webinar!


    Register Here


    • October 22, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • At Your Desk!

    Get Educated and Get Certified with SAAGNY!

    Thursday, October 22

    12:30 p.m.

    SAAGNY
    Educational Webinar

    View the webinar from your desk!

    Seth Barnett, AIM

    Beyond Culture

    Throughout my career I have been asked to define an organization's workplace culture on several occasions so as to better understand the intricacies of why the culture exists the way that it does. The theory here is that culture defines success and success is the metric of a working culture. I have come to the conclusion that culture, as a whole, is impossible to define and, in addition, should not be defined in a traditional sense. This is because to define a work environment's culture is to inevitably leave members of the organization left out. We work in the most dynamic and diverse environments in history. Still, culture and having “good corporate culture” is important to business growth and development.

    Culture can be viewed through three unique lenses, corporate culture, also known as dominant culture, orthogonal culture or a culture that is non-confrontational to the previous, and the feared counterculture. But how are these seen in our business and how do we properly integrate each?

    Through this presentation we will examine what is the new definition of workplace culture and look at models that work to not only define, but integrate a culture that works for everyone, all generations, all skillsets, and all ambition levels.

    Take Aways:

    • Analyze your own corporate culture and look to expand on its growth.
    • Seek out new understandings in defining your own corporate culture.
    • Find ways to create a cultural harmony among everyone in your organization.


    Register Here


    • November 19, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • At Your Desk!

    Get Educated and Get Certified with SAAGNY!

    Thursday, November 19

    12:30 p.m.

    SAAGNY
    Educational Webinar

    View the webinar from your desk!

    Kim Todora, PPAI

    How to Ignite Consumer Love

    In an era of digital everything, marketers everywhere are turning to experiential branding to connect with clients and consumers to cultivate passionate brand advocates through brand experiences. Promotional products, the only medium invited into spaces and places other media can’t touch, deliver the best reach, recall, response rates and return on investment for marketers and advertisers.

    Key Takeaways

    ► Dos and don’ts for developing a scalable experiential strategy

    ► How to build a brand strategy that works on the street and in the boardroom

    ► Localizing brand strategy to create relevance for the consumer and local communities

    ► Creating a tribe and understanding consumer passion points

    ► Proven ways to intercept consumers at key touch points

    ► How to reach today’s multicultural consumer

    ► Unique ways to breakthrough in a crowded, emerging space

    This session will feature evidence-based strategies, proven tactics and a fresh perspective on promotional marketing, as well as trends and techniques marketers are using to create measurable brand experiences, build communities and earn the trust and loyalty of clients and consumers. This fun and thought-provoking seminar will stimulate creativity and ideation.


    Register Here


    • December 09, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Glen Island Harbour Club, 299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10805

    SAAGNY Holiday Party and

    Award Presentation

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    At the beautiful
    Glen Island Harbour Club
    6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    Join us as we celebrate SAAGNY members' achievements over the past year. If you attended last years' celebration, then surely you will not want to miss the beautiful venue and the delicious food!

    Save the Date!

Contact Us

SAAGNY
50 Tice Blvd  Suite 340
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 

Phone: (914) 848-7369
Fax:  (914) 365-2541

info@saagny.org

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