PGPULSE | May 2021 | Keeping Members Connected 




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Top Trends Idea Box and Supplement Order Deadline
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PG Printed Catalog Orders
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PG Mastermind 
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commonsku SIG
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Zoom Info SIG
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Quarterly Coffee Break ( PG Town Hall)
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Dear PG Members, 

Thank you all for joining us virtually last week at the PG annual meeting. It was sooooooo good to see so many faces that I have missed tremendously! When Creative Studio Promotions joined Premier Group six years ago, I knew we were making a good business decision. What I did not imagine, was how this decision would impact us professionally AND personally. Our business has no doubt grown and much of that is due to the close relationships Ann and I have been fortunate enough to form with many of you - which is an incredible blessing!

As the new Board Chair, one of my goals is to get to know more about each of you in the coming year. You will see we have so many exciting new initiatives being formed to help members connect internally with the resources PG provides but also externally with other business owners that may be facing similar challenges.

Many of us know inherently the value of membership and we are committed to helping all members maximize the value. This newsletter includes a great deal of information to get you started. It also contains a brief survey to help us incorporate your voices where it matters...volunteering! In past many of you have signed up to help on committees, and perhaps some of you may have signed up in the past and have not been contacted.

We are working internally to reorganize committees and task forces that will bring more opportunities for members to participate in organization initiatives. I hope you will take a moment to complete the survey so we can know when and how to engage your talent and time.

I am always available to each of you and welcome thoughts and feedback on how we can serve each other better as we grow our businesses.

I hope you all have a great start to the 2nd quarter, and I look forward to "seeing" you on the upcoming Mastermind call, the Quarterly Coffee Break (PG Town Hall) or at one of the many other members events listed above.

Yours in service,

Menda Wright | 2021-2022 Premier Group Board Chair



Volunteer Interest Survey


Are you hoping to get more involved as a PG volunteer? Please click the link above to complete a brief survey so we know how to put your talent to good use. After the May 20 Board of Director meeting we will confirm committee assignments. If you are currently part of a committee, please click the link above so we know you are interested in serving again this upcoming year. 


Events in 2021 Survey


Some of you may responded to a survey about your plans and comfort level with traveling on a previous survey.  If there is no change in your reply, there is no need to take this new survey. If your situation has changed please click the link above and take this brief survey so we can know who may be interested in participating in events this summer. 



Premier Group Annual Meeting Celebrates Member Awards, New Board Members And More

Premier Group, a 501(c6) trade association with the mission of contributing to the success and growth of individual member companies, held its annual business meeting on April 27. Traditionally part of a four-day event designed to connect members and strengthen business relationships, like most organizations, Premier Group was challenged to find a new way of conducting business in 2021, and held the meeting virtually. Along with confirming the proposed slate of directors for 2021 and celebrating members with several annual awards, PPAI Interim President Bob McLean joined the event as guest speaker. He welcomed Premier Group members and shared a brief report on the state of the industry.

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Thank you members for joining us at the virtual annual meeting last week.  In case you were unable to join us you can see what you missed bu clicking the link below. 

Annual Meeting Recording


DATE: May 6, 2021 @ 2-3 PM EST

AUDIENCE: All PG Members and Staff Welcome to Attend (supplier and distributor)

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Two Part Presentation:

Part 1: Sales Workshop:  Boost Sales with a New Framework

Designed for all distributor principal members and sales teams

Part 2: An Introduction to PG's New Website and Member Dashboard

Designed for all  members - supplier and distributor principal members and sales teams if desired



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Personal Development: 9 Essential Skills For The Post-Pandemic Leader

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Marketing: Take Your Best Shot At Success - The Importance of Video Marketing

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Three Reasons Gen Z Professionals Excel In Sales

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PG is committed to embracing new technologies to streamline communication between members and to provide member information to all. Here are just a few of what is new fro PG members. 



The Promotions Dept. Plants 800 Trees as Part of Earth Mother Campaign

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Chocolate Inn 

Return To Work

Hit Promotional Products

Push Pop Stress Relievers

Suppliers, email specials to by the 25th of each month to have them included here. 



You may have noticed the website looks a little different. PG is pleased to roll out a new cloud -based member dashboard and website. The goal with this association management software (Wild Apricot) is to streamline processes internally and externally. Helping us to provide content and communication in a more consistent manner. Additionally this platform will allow us to create a member dashboard of resources you can locate at anytime. While design and content are still being finalized, members are welcome to begin using the platform as they would the previous version. 

Here are just some of the features we will be rolling out in the coming months:

Online Member Directory

Member Dashboard

Event Calendar and Registration

Mobile App (Apple and Android) - Coming Soon

Online Member Payments & Automated Payments- Coming Soon

Member Forums - Coming Soon



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