The Beacon Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of NEPPA members throughout the year. Awards are voted on by you, our members.


Supplier and Multi-line Rep members vote to determine the “Top Distributor” to receive this prestigious award!
Distributor of the Year: BARKER SPECIALTY COMPANY

Distributor members vote to determine the “Best of the Best” NEPPA members to receive these esteemed awards!
Supplier Representative of the Year: RICK SCHWARTZ, Charles River Apparel
Multi-line Representative of the Year: BEATA MILLER, Jules Scheck Associates

Supplier of the Year – Non-apparel: HUB PROMOTIONAL GROUP
Supplier of the Year – Apparel: SANMAR

Technology Award: PCNA
New England Supplier of the Year: HUB PROMOTIONAL GROUP

Humanitarian Award
NEPPA members, who donate their time and energy to local charities, may submit an application to receive a Humanitarian Award. NEPPA will make a donation on the winner’s behalf to a charity of their choice.

Your support to our Humantarian Award recipients’ charities is welcomed:
LORI DONOVAN, Alphabroder
Lori ran the Boston Maraton to raise money for Dana-Faber – donations can be accepted through July 31st.

July 15 – Coop’s Troop 5K – runners, product donations & volunteers are needed.
Coop’s Troop Foundation

Award presentations took place at NEPPA’s Opening Reception & Awards Dinner  at Scorpion Bar, Patriot Place, Foxboro, MA, April, 2018, the evening before the NEPPA Season Opener Expo.

NEPPA Cares is the charity foundation of the New England Promotional Products Association.  We are proud to support a variety of causes, some of which are directly affiliated with our members.

NEPPA Cares fundraisers are held periodically generating funds for the community and our Humanitarian Award winners’ charities.  We are appreciative of the generous support of our members who donate items for our raffles.

NEPPA is so fortunate to have a strong membership that supports our efforts for such great causes.

NEPPA hosts educational sessions throughout the year that qualify for CAS or MAS points through PPAI’s Industry Certification Program.  Those who attain certification as a Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS), Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS), Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) or Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) are recognized as leaders in the promotional products industry.  Learn more about attaining your designation – it’s an investment in yourself and your career!

NEPPA supports its members and their children by awarding four collegiate scholarships annually in the amount of $1,250.  NEPPA has awarded $53,000 in scholarships to amazing students in their quest for educational excellence!

The program opens each year in February, and winners are notified in June.

New England Promotional Products Association