Entries tagged with: Paper First Affiliates

PFA members enjoy sold-out trade show in San Antonio

(Clockwise from top left, Carrie Harrington, Allen Scarsella and Dick Strandberg, Mayflower Balloon Distributors ready for their Hot Spot Presentation. Ray Pogue, owner of The Party Guys, Modesto, California, with Sue Jereczek, Executive Director PFA. Jerry Levy, Owner Party Works Outlet, Memphis, Tennessee, tries a mustache on for size with Tomas Siuipys with Mustaches USA. Bottom, scenes from the PFA party at historic Sunset Station in San Antonio.) As 24th PFA Annual Conference & Trade Show in San Antonio…  » Read more

Paper First Affiliates’ 2018 trade show heading to San Antonio

Paper First Affiliates announced its 2018 Annual Conference and Trade Show with a twist — a video promotion to highlight the location and dates for its 24th annual event. The show is headed to San Antonio’s Grand Hyatt on Feb. 1-3, 2018. The venue is right in the hub of downtown, steps from the famous Riverwalk and just a few blocks from the Alamo. The announcement comes just two months after their successful 2017 show held at…  » Read more

Paper First Affiliates announces location, dates for 2018 conference and trade show

The where and the when are all set for the 2018 Paper First Affiliates Conference and Trade Show. PFA used a video promotion to announce the location and dates for its 24th annual member summit and trade show, which is headed to San Antonio’s Grand Hyatt on Feb. 1-3, 2018. The high-rise Grand Hyatt hotel and accompanying convention center is located in the heart of San Antonio, just a few blocks from the Alamo and…  » Read more

New Executive Buyer Joins Paper First Affiliates

Paper First Affiliates has announced that they have added a new position and new team member to the PFA Staff.    The new position of executive buyer is designed to pursue resources that would focus on strengthening PFA’s merchandising position, product programs and vendor relationships, thus continuing to secure PFA’s relevance, growth, and success within the industry.   Sue Jereczek, executive director of PFA, said the executive buyer will take on many roles and work…  » Read more

PFA Announces Resignation of CEO Dave Crane

The Paper First Affiliates (PFA) Board of Directors has announced the resignation of CEO Dave Crane, effective Feb. 11.   Crane joined PFA in November 2006 and has led the organization through a time when the industry faced several significant challenges, including a damaged economy, new competition from both online and pop-up chain operators and a significant consolidation of both retailers and suppliers in the party supply and Halloween specialty business.   “We are thankful…  » Read more