Welcome to PPAChicago!  The Promotional Professionals Association of Chicago, Inc. (PPAChicago) is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of promotional product industry professionals and is run by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Founded in 1957 to serve the growing needs of local promotional product companies, PPAChicago has expanded to represent nearly 500 distributor and supplier companies.  The association has grown in both strength and stature, gaining recognition as not only a local but industry leader in our members’ professional growth and success.

Each benefit we offer strives to fulfill our mission and promise to our members.

PPW! Week
  • Tuesday, May 14th - Donation Drop Off Day at PPAChicago Office
  • Wednesday, May 15th - Factory Tours at Excel Screen Printing and St. Regis Group
  • Thursday, May 16th - Donation Pick Up Day-Chicagoland Distributor and Suppliers Offices
  • Friday, May 17th - Day of Giving - Sort Donations and Drop off to the selected Charity/Organizations
Mission Statement
PPAChicago, a regional affiliate of Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), supports the continuing professional development of members with peer networking and idea exchange, tradeshow experiences and education opportunities, to strengthen their personal success and foster the value and understanding of the promotional products industry.
Wild Wednesday Webinar
  • April 24th: Charity Gibson
  • May 29th: Charity Gibson - “Stop Wasting Your Time”
  • June 26th: Catherine Graham
  • July 31st: Rosalie Marcus
  • August 28th: David Shultz
  • September 18th: John Gibson
  • October 30th: Bobby Lehew
  • November 20th: Kirby Hasseman
  • December 18th: Mark Graham
Lunch and Learns
and NEW! Tips and Sips
  • Thursday, April 25th
    Tips and Sips
    5:30 - 8:30 PM
    Cooper’s Hawk
    583 N Milwaukee Ave
    Wheeling, IL  60090
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  • Wednesday, June 19th
    Lunch and Learn
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    PPAChicago Office
    2625 Butterfield Road, Suite 211S
    Oak Brook, IL  60523
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  • Wednesday, August 21st
    Tips and Sips
    5:30 - 8:30 PM
    Cooper’s Hawk
    583 N Milwaukee Ave
    Wheeling, IL  60090
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  • Wednesday, October 30th
    Lunch and Learn
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    PPAChicago Office
    2625 Butterfield Road, Suite 211S
    Oak Brook, IL  60523
    Sign Up Here