Entries tagged with: Pca

Paper and party industry stalwart Lionel Eltis dies at age 100

Paper industry stalwart and longtime party storeowner Lionel W. Eltis has died at the age of 100. Eltis was the founder and, up until his death on June 3, sole owner of Paper Shack and Party Store in Bossier City, Louisiana, which he opened at age 65 as a second career. Eltis remained active in helping run Paper Shack and Party Store until his death. From 1934 to 1983, he worked for CMI (formerly Louisiana…  » Read more

Party Club of America members, vendors enjoy ‘great’ conference and trade show in New Orleans

Party Club of America’s members are well known Super Retailers, and their (buying) powers were on display last month in New Orleans. The group held its 14th Annual Members’ Conference and Trade Show Jan. 10-11, 2018, and the exhibitors and attendees are thrilled with the results. “The PCA show was great this past year in New Orleans,” said Allen Scarsella of Mayflower. “It’s a great venue for members and vendors to interface, do business, and…  » Read more

Peer Perspective: Andy Richman, Party Club of America

Andy Richman Executive Director, Party Club of America Greater Los Angeles There isn’t an aspect of party business that Andy Richman hasn’t done, all the from working as a part-time helper to running a chain of stores. Last year, he was tabbed by Party Club of America to oversee its day-to-day operations. PPR: How did you get started in retail? I started in retail and the party business by working for my uncle part-time while…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo, Party Club of America will co-locate 2017 conventions

Halloween & Party Expo is pleased to announce a new partnership and co-location of events with Party Club of America (PCA), the party and Halloween industry’s largest and most innovative buying group for independently-owned party, costume, and Halloween retailers. Beginning in 2017, Party Club of America will hold its annual event in conjunction with Halloween & Party Expo in New Orleans, further aligning the industry and providing a singular platform for both retailers and suppliers.…  » Read more

Party Club of America names Andrew Richman new executive director

Party Club of America, LLC, has announced it has hired Andrew Richman as its executive director. Richman comes to PCA with over 30 years of experience in retail and wholesale environments. During his career, he has been involved in all aspects of business operations, including vendor negotiations, purchasing, importing, human resources, logistics, planning, marketing, real estate, management, and inventory control. From 2004-2016, he was President of Alin Party Supply Co., a large regional party-supply chain…  » Read more