• Wednesday, February 28, 2024
    • 12:30 PM
    • Wednesday, December 18, 2024
    • 1:30 PM
    • Annual Webinar Series (24 episodes)

    • Wednesday, March 06, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Mackinac Room in the Anderson House Office Bldg 124 North Capital Avenue 5th Floor Lansing, MI 48933

    Lansing Legislative Education Action Day (LEAD) 

    Tell YOUR Story. Help us help you protect and grow your business as we reach out to your Elected Officials in Lansing on March 6 to tell the story of your business, our industry and it's impact on the economy of our great state. You can participate by joining us to meet with the officials or by writing, calling and emailing them.

    On March 6, we will be hosting a breakfast for your State Representatives and State Senators (Elected Officials) in the Mackinac Room in the Anderson House of Representatives Building. This is an important event and we hope that you will participate. We call it Lansing LEAD. Legislative Education and Action Day (LEAD) will help us protect and grow our industry.

    This is YOUR opportunity to tell YOUR story about your livelihood and help your elected officials get to know you and your concerns.

    Over 8000 Michigan citizens in 900 firms earn their livelihood, feed their families and pay their taxes from our industry here in our state. We request your help by inviting your Elected Officials to this event. If you can take the time, we would also love to have you at the event to personally meet your representatives. Don't worry, we'll provide you with an email template, a telephone tract to follow and our position paper along with information on the impact of our industry on the Michigan economy.

    The Mackinac Room will be where we will feature literature on the power of our medium, a running slide show on our association and as a gathering place for you to meet with your elected officials. A wonderful buffet breakfast is offered from 9 am - 10 am.

    Yours in Good Government and Support of Business and Our Industry, 

    Tony Shereda 2024 MiPPA President) | David Szidik (MiPPA  President Elect /Treasurer) | Ashley Grenell (MiPPA Director) | Paul Kiewiet MAS+ (MiPPA Executive Director)

    To Find Your State Senator - click here

    To Find Your State Representative - click here

    Register to let us know you'll be joining us!    Register Now!

    • Thursday, March 21, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Shields Pizza,1476 W Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48084
    • 16

    • Tuesday, April 30, 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Edwards Garment Company - 4900 S 9th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
    • 44

    Smitten With The Mitten 

    Tuesday, April 30, 2024
    Edwards Garment Company - 4900 S 9th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

    • 10:30 - 11:00 am am:  Arrivals and Coffee Service
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm:  Edwards Factory Tour
    • 12:00 - 1:45 pm: Edwards Presentation & Lunch

    Factory Tour

    Visit this Michigan-Based Top Twenty Supplier’s headquarters in Kalamazoo. Enjoy the tour and learn about the modern and contemporary options Edwards has to offer while, learning to sell uniform programs and custom apparel! Edwards also provides it’s customers with a single vendor purchase order model- saving you time and money!

    • Tuesday, May 14, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Gravity Taphouse Grille, 3210 Deposit Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Tuesday, May 14
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Gravity Taphouse Grille
    located at the intersection of I-96 and East Beltline in front of the Country Inn and Suites, one half mile south of Meijer Gardens.

    Join us as we thank the true industry champions and road warriors for all they do to help us grow.

    Get together with us Tuesday night before the show and share your love for good food, drink and friendship with the supplier reps who make this industry so great.

    Members can join the festivities and fun for just $25.00 which includes two drink tickets and all of the great food we'll be serving. 

    Menu includes: Pretzels and Beer Cheese, white truffle tater tots, an incredible Taco Buffet, seasonal veggies and desserts!

    A casual gathering for friends in a private section of Gravity Taphouse Grille. Let's get together again and Celebrate!

    • Wednesday, May 15, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park - 1000 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    • 5


    Discover the beauty of Ideas in Bloom, the Pyramid-Award-Winning Destination, End User Experience at the acclaimed Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

    • Top Distributor sales people hosting their top clients.
    • Exhibit space starting at just $525.00
    • Free parking for set-up, show day and at the show hotel.
    • Set-up the day before the show.
    • Pre-Qualified end users - distributors pay $15.00 for each client registered.
    • Convenient, compact show hours from 10 am - 2 pm.
    • Distributor Hospitality Suites
    • Free Supplier Love Party before the show.
    • Choose your location when you register.

    Note: This is the brand new exhibit space located on the main level next to the Distributor Hospitality Suites. Tables in this space are 8' x 24" wide. It is on the same level as the Grand Room. The Grand Room is sold out.

    Hotel Room Block at the Country Inn and Suites - located just a half mile south of the Gardens and next to Gravity Taphouse - Home of the Supplier Love Party on Tuesday evening. King Rooms or Double Queen Rooms just $145.99 includes breakfast and free parking. 616-320-5946 Group Name: 2024-MiPPA Reserve by April 14, 2024.

    • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N. US Hwy 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684

    Another Best Reason to Visit Traverse City in the Summertime.

    • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 US 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684
    • 5

    2024 Traverse City Mini Showcase  |

    Exhibitor Registration
    Register for the incredible Traverse City Mini Showcase. The smallest show with the Biggest WOW! factor. The Lodge features a beautiful conference center, large spacious suites, a water park and lots of family fun amenities too. Easy access away from the major construction at the waterfront.  Easy access to the wineries, craft breweries, and the charm of Northern Michigan.

    Warning: once you exhibit here, you'll want to come back every year. This area was named by Good Morning America as the Most Beautiful Place in the United States. Surrounded by the lake, sand dunes and small town charm, the area boasts wineries, craft breweries, spas, art galleries and world class golf courses. Wise exhibitors come up for a romantic weekend and stay on for this Tuesday show.

    Last year we had our biggest attendance with 50 distributors. Yes, it's not a big number but these are important Northern Michigan distributors that you won't see at other shows. They do a lot of business and this is a great opportunity to develop a loyal following. There will be a few "down-staters" who will come to the show simply because it's Traverse City in the Summertime, but honestly, you probably see them a few times a year. (But the ones who do come up for this show always rave about having the time to have meaningful conversations about new opportunities). 

    NOTE:  American Solutions For Business will be hosting an end user show here on June 12. If you are invited to exhibit with them, you'll be able to keep your exhibit up for a double dose of fun. Our room block will offer the same rate for a two night stay should you decide to make it a two-fer.

    Great rate at Great Wolf Lodge if you reserve your room by May 10


    June 11, 2024 | 11 am -1:30 pm | Great Wolf Lodge, Traverse City, MI

    • Thursday, July 11, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Kellogg Conference Center, Michigan State University | 219 S. Harrison Rd. | East Lansing, MI 48824
    • 18

    The Best of Central Michigan meets at MSU. Join us for our first end user experience in East Lansing.

    • Top Distributor sales people hosting their top clients.
    • Exhibit space starting at just $425.00
    • Free parking in the adjacent lot with provided validation.
    • Pre-Qualified end users - distributors pay $5.00 for each client registered.
    • Convenient, compact show hours from 10 am - 2 pm.
    • Spacious Big 10 Ballroom

    Hotel Room Block  Great double, king and queen rooms at just $140.00 for check-in on Wednesday, July 10 includes free wi-fi. Must reserve by June 10 to get our group rate. Book online at: https://kelloggcenter.com/rooms and use CODE 2407MIPPAT.  Check in time is 4 pm. Check out is 12 noon. Reservations number: 800-875-5090 Ask for Group Block Code: 2407MIPPAT.

    • Tuesday, October 08, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • Wednesday, October 09, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites - Livonia/Novi 19525 Victor Parkway Livonia, MI 48152
    • 10

    Power Partner Meetings. Limited to 15 - Suppliers.
    Meet with 15 Distributors on Wednesday and 15 Distributors on Tuesday for 20 minute sessions in your suite. Distributor meetings will be with a maximum of two people from a distributorship. 

    Meetings will start at 10 am and conclude at 4 pm. Your exhibit fee includes two nights in a suite at the Embassy Suites Livonia/Novi. Check in on Monday, October 7 - host meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday and enjoy a late 5 pm checkout on Wednesday. Your stay includes a hot, cooked to order breakfast and a daily cocktail happy hour reception and a networking lunch on Power Partner Meeting Days. Free Parking, wifi and other hotel amenities.

    • Tuesday, October 08, 2024
    • Wednesday, October 09, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Embassy Suites Livonia/Novi, 19525 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI 48152


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