The PPAI Awards and Recognition Program celebrates creative excellence throughout the promotional products industry. The Award has stood the test of time and continues to advance the awareness and prestige of the industry’s talented companies and individuals. First introduced in 1958, the PPAI Pyramid Award recognizes promotional products businesses and helps shine the spotlight on the collaborative business model unique to our industry. 

The Cause Advocacy Award recognizes programs that raise awareness of social, community or environmental issues both in your company and community. These programs are designed to enhance the company image while partnering and building relationships that help communities. Submissions in this category can include but are not limited to the creation of a marketing program that focuses on disaster prevention/relief, fundraising/philanthropic initiatives, employee/community volunteering, green/environmental stewardship, etc.

With over 14,000 members, PPAI represents suppliers and distributors of promotional products and services around the world. It’s mission is to be the voice and force to advance the Promotional Marketplace for the benefit of the industry.  It provides education and professional certification opportunities, advocacy, research and celebrates best practices and successes of its members.

In 2021 and 2022, SJA Promo created custom Advent Calendars. Calendars sold at Home Hardware and thanks to the generosity of the project partners, AFDE Group and Home Hardware, 100% of the $25 price was donated to the Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society. The fundraiser has raised over $20,000 to date.

The calendar features a uniquely Fort St. John design with a firefighter Christmas theme, holiday fire safety tips and a delicious Belgian chocolate behind each window.


Here are some pictures from our little celebration we held with our partners on the project. Check out that cake!


Local Media Coverage:

2021 Launch: Alaska Highway News and Energetic City

2021 Cheque Presentation: Alaska Highway News and Energetic City

2022 Launch: Alaska Highway News and Energetic City

2022 Cheque Presentation: Alaska Highway News and Energetic City


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