Quarterly Newsletter ~ April 2021


Hello fellow CAAMPers,

The 2021 Carolinas Connection was held on March 18th at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, NC. Not even Mother Nature could stop this event from happening (heavy rains and tornado warnings were in the forecast).

The rapid fires kicked off the event with the suppliers setting the tone by showing their products and most importantly being excited to see the faces of the distributors in person. The plan was to have an indoor/ outdoor show to abide by Covid restrictions. Due to the pending weather in the afternoon we had to move suppliers inside. Nothing can be finer in the Carolinas than having promotional products flying around at the end of a show. Ha. Ha. Special shout out to those suppliers who we able to adapt and change with their booth location.

Overall, the show was a good success! There were over 35 suppliers and 56 distributors who attended. Due to Covid-19 some suppliers were not able to make the event, but we know we will see them soon!

Thank you to all of those who attended, the volunteers and especially the CAAMP board.

We look forward to seeing you at the next event. Stay Tuned!

Keith Harris

CAAMP Tradeshow Co-Chair


Carolinas Client Connection 2021 is heading to Greensboro, NC on Wednesday September 15 and Columbia, SC on Thursday September 16. 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. 

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

1.     At what capacity did you enter the industry and why? 

 I began in this industry as a regional sales manager at C+D/Hit in 1985.

2.     If you could learn to do anything new, what would it be? ...

I would like to become a boat captain.

3.     What is something about you (A fun fact) that many people do not know?

I grew up on a dairy farm and milked cows every day before getting on the school bus.

4.     What was one of the greatest experience in your life?

Watching my two children being born.

5.      Who is the one person that has guide you to success... and why?

My Father taught me a work ethic that continues today.

6.      What is the first thing you want to do after COVID-19 is behind us?

After Covid 19 I want to make calls in offices again.

7.      Tell us about your family?

I have been married for 34 years and have two Georgia Southern graduate children.

8.      What is your favorite food?

My favorite foods are always changing, my wife and I enjoy cooking new recipes all the time.

9.      What is your favorite word and why?

My favorite word is love.

10.      If you could hang out with anybody in the world who would it be? Dead or alive & Why?

If I could spend time with anybody it would be Ronald Reagan, he was truly an inspiration.

Interviewed by:

Delta Mitchell, MAS 

CAAMP Director at Large. 

Steve's contact information:

Multiline Rep Member

Email: Steve@Rater.com

Website: www.Rater.com

1.     Tell us about your company.  

The name is Innovative Adhesives, but the web site is fanapeel.com.  Is this because you do fan logos and also hunting camo? Fan-A-Peel / Gamefaces have long been a staple in the sporting world.  First introduced over 25 years ago as a water applied tattoo in collegiate sports has now evolved into a fashion statement for fans, cheerleaders and players.  Licensed with over 135 colleges our products have embraced the fashion trends as well as impulse buy and immediate use by introducing several years ago a tattoo that can be used without water and used on most any surface.  As the inventor and patent holder for peel & stick temporary tattoos we have revolutionized the market and made it easier to anyone to wear and remove their "GameFace" at will.  We utilize the safest 3M Medical adhesives in our products and have expanded our lines to include metallic, glitter in standard and any custom design you desire.   A game day doesn't go by without seeing our products on TV, print and in the stands.  In addition to our mantra for safety and convenance we have embraced sustainability by only using recycled materials in our packaging.  All we want is for you to have fun and "put your gameface on"!!  

Innovative Adhesive is a play on words, Fan A Peel is the umbrella brand for all products with GameFaces being the brand for our collegiate tattoo line and Thinskin is the brand for our Camo product.    Fan A Peel is also a play on words for Fan based peel and stick temporary tattoos.


 1a.     Related: You are in Cary, but the corporate address is Augusta (great place to have been this past weekend).  How does that work?

Actually, our corporate office is in Cary and our warehouse and fulfillment is done out of our Augusta, GA warehouse.  (Augusta is always fun around the Masters !!)


2.   How long have you been with IA? 

I have been the majority owner since June 2009.


3.   Why are you a CAAMP Member?    

We expanded the business in 2011 to address the corporate promo and custom markets, we joined CAAMP to participate in a more regional presence.   


4.    What industry events do you attend?  

 We have attended a number of shows to include PPAI, ASI, Sage road shows, CAAMP shows, Promo Marketing power meetings and various retail shows to include Sports Licensing Tailgate show, CAMEX and various gift shows.


5.    What do you have on your bucket list?   

Great question, I love to play golf and travel, so playing some of the more popular named courses like Pebble Beach or Augusta National would be a real treat.  Flying a fighter jet..


6.    What is your favorite way to spend a day off?    

Play golf with my friends, and sit by a fire and enjoy a cold beverage with my wife, family and friends.


7.    What are your pet peeves?    

People who waste my time..  other than that, I’m pretty easy to get along with.


8.    What did you want to be when you grew up? 

 President of the United States but I think I will pass on that dream..  


9.    What is an item that you can’t live without? 


10.    Do you have a favorite quote, or a thought you would like to leave us with?  

“  If you want to live life on your own terms you have to be willing to crash and burn ”. 

Interviewed by:

Stephanie Ward

CAAMP Secretary

Gary's contact information: 

Supplier Member



If you missed our social media post please visit caampers.org/SPOTLIGHT for our current Happy CAAMPer Spotlight and visit caampers.org/PAST-SPOTLIGHT for past Happy CAAMPer Spotlights. 

Members are randomly picked. 


As a distributor member of our association you are able to participate in two separate Regional Association Digital Coupon programs for 2021. 

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


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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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