The Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA) celebrated the accomplishments and careers of its members and the industry at its annual Peake Awards Ceremony, sponsored by J Charles Crystalworks, at the BWI Airport Marriott in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, on Jan. 26.
The CPPA’s Peake Award event honors recipients in nine categories in addition to any Excellence In Promotions (EIP) Campaigns submitted. The EIP awards recognize campaigns that excel in the practical application of promotional items.
“The Peake Awards has become a signature event for CPPA,” says CPPA Board President Cliff Quicksell, Jr, MAS+. “It gives us the opportunity to recognize excellence in the region and celebrate those who advance the industry in which we work. It is important to take pause and recognize the individuals that serve our region so diligently. The Peake Awards gives us the opportunity to do just that as well as thank them for their commitment to the industry. I hope the 2022 recipients take pride in being the best in the business.”
In addition to the annual performance awards, at this year’s ceremony, hosted by emcee Murray Siegel of Towel Specialties, the regional association inducted Dana Geiger with The Premier Group and Cheryl Hokanson with Brand Boosters into the CPPA Hall of Fame. The honor originated in 2007 and recognizes individuals that make an outstanding and lasting contribution to the regional association as well as to the promotional products industry.
This year’s honorees include:
Distributor Internal Support Person of the Year: Carly Lowe, Target Marketing
Supplier Internal Support Person of The Year: Erin Lamberson, Vantage Apparel
Distributor Sales Representative of the Year: Katy Voight-Noblis, API Source
Supplier Sales Representative of the Year: Tony Limetti, Ariel Premium Supply
The John Bennis Memorial Multi-Line Representative of the Year: Mike Valentini, MVP Promos
CPPA Rising Star: Wendy Bordewisch, API Source
The Peake Aware (Volunteer of the Year): Harold Wood, Koozie Group
Hall of Fame: Dana Geiger, The Premier Group and Cheryl Hokanson, Brand Boosters
Distributor of the Year: API Source
Supplier of the Year: Ariel Premium Supply
The Excellent in Promotions campaign winners are:
GOLD WINNER – Business to Business Program: Cliff Quicksell, Jr., MAS+, Cliff Quicksell Associates
SILVER WINNER – Business to Business Program: Cliff Quicksell, Jr., MAS+, Cliff Quicksell Associates
GOLD WINNER – Educational Program: Cliff Quicksell, Jr., MAS+, Cliff Quicksell Associates
BRONZE WINNER – Goodwill Program: Jay Shaplin, Sonic Promos
BRONZE WINNER – Business to Business Program: Rob Silk, Summit Group
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