Quarterly Newsletter - July 2022



Carolinas Client Connection 2022 is heading to Raleigh, NC on Wednesday August 31st and Rock Hill, SC on Thursday September 1st. Our Traveling Client Friendly Showcase gives you the opportunity to access the industry's top suppliers and latest promotional products near you. 

Distributors will have the opportunity to invite their clients to walk the show floor in both locations while educating their clients about new products, exchanging ideas for the gifting season and building a stronger relationship. 


Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Sheraton Imperial Hotel 

At Exit, 4700 Emperor Blvd I-40, #282, Durham, NC 27703

Thursday September 1st, 2022

Charlotte Metro Event Venue

1965 Cinema Dr, Rock Hill, SC 29730



EXHIBITOR LIST  07.08.2022

AAA Innovations

Adams' Headwear by Whispering Pines Sportswear


Atlantic Coast Cotton

Charles River Apparel

Goldstar Pens

Intrepid Group (MLR- Callaway/ Perry Ellis/Original Penguin/Richardson)


Koozie Group

MAC Marketing

Magnet America

McDonald Terry Group (MLR - Terry Town, Peerless Umbrella, RiteLine, Maple Ridge Farms, Alexander, Dunbrooke, Totally Bamboo, Quikey, Vu Line, Warwick)

NC Custom (Chocolate Inn/Lanco)

Peerless Umbrella Co.

Pearson Marketing Inc. (MLR- Galactic, Picnic Time, Best Promotions, Pilot Pen, Gempire).


Sequel (MLR - ImagenBrands, Antigua, Paragon, Cap America, Pro Towels, Gempire, Textisle, Custom Color)

Showdown Displays




WOW Line

Xpres LLC



Greenville, SC CAAMPFires - July 12 at 12:00 pm 

Tuesday Learning Webinar - July 12 at 12:30 pm ET

Greensboro, NC CAAMPFire - July 21 at 11:30 pm

Charlotte, NC CAAMPFire -  July 21 at 12:00 pm

Charleston  I  Mt. Pleasent, SC CAAMPFire - July 21 at 12:30 pm 

Wild Wednesday Webinar - July 27 at 12:30 pm ET

Columbia, SC CAAMPFire - August 3 at 12:00 pm

Charlotte, NC CAAMPFire - August 17 at 12:00 pm

Greensboro, NC CAAMPFire - August 18 at 11:30 am

Charleston  I  Mt. Pleasent, SC CAAMPFire - August 18 at 12:30 pm 

Exhibitor Registration 2022 Carolinas Client Connection  - 08/31-09/01

NC - Distributor Registration 2022 Carolinas Client Connection - 08/31

SC - Distributor Registration 2022 Carolinas Client Connection - 09/01

Columbia, SC CAAMPFire - Sept. 7 at 12:00 pm

Greenville, SC CAAMPFires - Sept. 13 at 12:00 pm 

Greensboro, NC CAAMPFire - Sept. 15 at 11:30 am

Charlotte, NC CAAMPFire - Sept. 15 at 12:00 pm

Charleston  I  Mt. Pleasent, SC CAAMPFire - Sept. 15 at 12:30 pm 


CAAMP heads to the Hill via Virtual Meetings

PPAI’s Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) returned last week, connecting industry pros with lawmakers and their staffs on Capitol Hill for two days of virtual meetings. After 10 years of in-person events in Washington, D.C., the annual series of in-person meetings—intended to inform and educate legislators about legislation and issues affecting the promotional products industry—was suspended in 2020 because of the pandemic. It resumed last year in a virtual format.

Running June 8-9, L.E.A.D. 2022 brought 37 industry participants together in 67 meetings with senators, representatives and their offices. Dozens of their peers and colleagues from across the country lent their voices to the conversation through calls and emails to their members of Congress in L.E.A.D. participants came equipped to address several issues important to the $22 billion promotional products market in their meetings. These included:

Representing CAAMP were Brian Deissroth, Augusta Sportswear, Brett Schafer, Soapbox Communications and Lisa Parker, American Ad Bag.

The CAAMP advisory committee met with Senators, Representatives and staff of the following Carolinas office’s  Tim Scott, Joe Wilson, Tom Rice and Alma Adams.

Lisa Parker, MAS+, MASI, 2022 Immediate Past President 

PPAI 2022 Woman's Leadership Conference held in Charlotte.

PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) was held July 27th – 29th. Charlotte played host to the event’s return. 120 leading industry women were in attendance including CAAMP members Renee Jones MAS+, A Creative Touch, Natasha Beard, Alphabroder, Janet McMaster MAS, Geiger and Lisa Parker MAS, American Ad Bag.

WLC is the industry’s premier event for professional women who share a common vision for achieving success. The three-day event featured live education sessions from a range of experts and numerous opportunities to network and connect.

The WLC began with community service in the host city, then a welcome reception for first-time attendees and an opening dinner celebrating the 2022 Woman of Achievement recipient. The education schedule kicked off Monday morning and ended Tuesday evening with a closing reception.

Lisa Parker, MAS+, MASI, 2022 Immediate Past President 



Starline is excited to announce the addition of Michelle Sherwin, MAS, as the new Southeast Regional Manager covering AL, AR, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, and TN. 

Michelle comes to Starline with a wealth of experience and relationships, and a ton of energy!  Her 30-year career began as a promotional product buyer for Suntrust Bank’s Marketing Team. From there, she worked for 21 years as a distributor/owner of an Adventures in Advertising franchise and as a sales rep for Brown & Bigelow. Her supplier experience started with Vantage Apparel and now continues with Starline. Michelle served on the GAPPP Regional Board for 10 years and currently serves on the PPAI / Regional Association Committee. Her passion and enthusiasm for this industry is evident and her desire to engage, enlighten and educate is felt by her clients. 

"We are beyond thrilled to add someone with such amazing industry experience, on both sides of the aisle, to the Starline team,” says Brian Porter, SVP of Sales and Marketing. "Michelle brings years of strong relationships in the territory, now combined with Starline’s award-winning products and service, to a market that has grown exponentially over the past few years, and we see no limit to her potential!”

When she isn’t working, Michelle and her husband love to travel, play pickleball and spend time with family and friends. Michelle is a true Georgia Peach – born and raised in Atlanta, GA.  

About Starline | Starline is a top supplier in the Promotional Products Industry specializing in quality, high-end gifts. Starline carries a collection of trusted name brands including uni-ball®, Stanley®, Pelican™, JanSport®, Urban Peak®, and more. It is the home of the patented and award winning TruColor™ digital decoration technique. With locations in Grand Island, NY and Vaughan, Ontario, Starline remains committed to seamlessly servicing the needs of its North American distributor base.


If you or your company want to annouince or promote news/happenings in our Social Media or Newsletter. Please email Erin Burgess erin@ampmspecialties.com 


As a distributor member of our association you are able to participate in two separate Regional Association Digital Coupon programs for 2022. 

Click to check out the savings here: ZoomCatalog and PromoHunt.

Important Note: Must be an active member- login required. 

Suppliers CAAMP is here for you to help you thrive!

Contact Eliana for more details Eliana@caampeers.org or 240.217.6470

Please visit our event schedule to see the next lunch and learn near you!

Attention CAAMP Member Suppliers!

Are you interested in hosting a Virtual or in-person CAAMPFire?

For more information - please reach out to Delta Mitchell - delta@mymarketusa.com


CAAMP is looking for a volunteer in the Raleigh, NC area to coordinate our in-person CAAMPFires.

Are you or someone you know looking to get involve with CAAMP in the Raleigh, NC area?

Please let us know.  - please reach out to Delta Mitchell - delta@mymarketusa.com


We would like hear about all the ways you are spreading the light during this time of uncertainty.

If you would like to have a story published, please  let us know what you are doing for the community or the Industry.

We would love to share it! Please send it to: Eliana@caampers.org

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CAAMP is always looking for volunteers and can use our members for help. Our organization can only be stronger by involving our members as much as possible. If you want to get involved in a greater way with CAAMP and increase your networking and professional exposure within our organization please contact us to became a volunteer info@caampers.org.


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