Entries tagged with: Pfa

Road construction standstill causing anxiety for Party America owner in Topeka

Lengthy road construction can turn a high-traffic retail location into no-man’s land. That’s a situation being faced by Mark Stubbs, owner of a Party America store in Topeka, Kansas, as well as the many other retailers located nearby. Construction at the major intersection near Stubbs’ Party America store has been ongoing all summer. While road construction is unavoidable and necessary, what’s most problematic for Stubbs is the lack of progress being made to finish up…  » 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

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