Rocky Mountain Region Promotional Products Association


  • 25 Mar 2020 1:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The regional executive directors have decided to take down their list and have moved to the one being used by PPAI.   Suppliers, if you do not see your company on this list you may want to contact them to determine your status.  Due to mandated governmental shutdowns many suppliers have discontinued production.

  • 30 Jul 2019 11:13 AM | Anonymous member

    Please help us welcome our new members!

    13west - Justin Hall,, 303-249-0651

    ADG Promotional Products - Tom Donlin,, 800-852-5208

    Apollo Group - Joseph Lee,, 847-344-9897

    BevBag - Roxanne Royce,, 303-264-9111

    Colorado Designworks - Michelle Zethren,


    Edwards Garment - Gary Thorne,, 636-795-2249

    Hexa Custom - Sue Timbo,, 303-905-4613

    Johnny Battle Embroidered Logos - John Erbert,


    Jupiter & Company - Heather Bryan,


    LuxePak - Dee Dee Niedzwiecki,, 720-404-7009

    Mrs Prindables - Alexandra Marks,, 847-929-6555

    Partners for Incentives - Roger Thomas,, 817-946-0191

    Business for Sale

    Cavalier Concepts - an independent distributorship with a 20 year history, targeting the Mountain Ski Resorts - Craig vanDernoot,, 970-748-1118

  • 15 Jul 2019 4:03 PM | Anonymous member

    The new Colorado Sales Tax rules go into effect June 1, 2019.  The best source for information is the Colorado Department of Revenue.  On their website you can sign up for email updates as well as webinars on the sales tax changes.

    Two bills have been created to help simplify the sales tax system:

    House Bill 19-1240 was signed into law on Thursday, May 23rd by the Governor.  

    HB19-1240 - Sales and Use Tax Administration - Concerning sales and use tax administration, and, in connection therewith, establishing economic nexus for retailers without physical presence in the state, codifying the destination sourcing rule with a specified exception, requiring marketplace facilitators to collect and remit sales tax for sales made by marketplace sellers on the marketplace facilitator's marketplace, and repealing obsolete statutory references to remote sellers.

    Senate Bill 19-006 was signed into law on Friday, April 12th by the Governor.  

    SB19-006 – Electronic Sales and Use Tax Simplification System - This bill requires the office of information technology and the department of revenue, within existing resources, to conduct a sourcing method in accordance with the applicable provisions of the procurement code, and any applicable rules, for the development of an electronic sales and use tax simplification system. The bill also requires the office and the department to involve stakeholders to develop the scope of work.

    Here is an article from the Denver Business Journal with more information:

    There is a great webinar put on by PPAI on How the Supreme Court's Wayfair Decision Impacts the Promotional Products Industry.  You will need to login to get access to the on-demand webinar, and you can receive education credit after filling out the survey.

    Another good webinar to watch is Practical Tips for Dealing With Changes in Sales Tax Laws.

    The Simplify CO Sales Tax Coalition will continue to work towards making the new sales tax laws easier for all Colorado businesses.  You can follow them on social media:  FaceBook - @simplifycosalestax and Twitter - @SimpleSalesTax 

  • 13 May 2019 1:59 PM | Anonymous member

    Please help us support the people traveling to Washington D.C. this week for Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.).  Here are the topics that will be discussed, and you can click on the links to send a letter to your own legislators to include your voice to our efforts!

    May 13: Promotional Products Work!

    May 14: Independent Contractors

    May 15: Advertising Deductibility

    May 16: Global Value Chains

    May 17: Promotional Products Work!

  • 05 Mar 2019 4:48 PM | Anonymous member
    There are changes happening with the Colorado Sales Tax rules which will directly affect our members and their businesses.  The Department of Revenue has stated that the deadline for compliance is May 31st, 2019. 

    The Simplify Colorado Sales Tax Coalition has been working hard to challenge the new rules by creating the following bill:  

    SB19-006 – Electronic Sales and Use Tax Simplification System - This bill requires the office of information technology and the department of revenue, within existing resources, to conduct a sourcing method in accordance with the applicable provisions of the procurement code, and any applicable rules, for the development of an electronic sales and use tax simplification system. The bill also requires the office and the department to involve stakeholders to develop the scope of work.  This bill is to be signed by the Governor on April 11th. 

    HB19-1240 - Sales And Use Tax Administration was introduced in the State House on March 12th.  It is sponsored by Representatives Tracy Kraft-Tharp and Kevin Van Winkle, and Senators Lois Court and Jack Tate.  This is a bi-partisan effort to improve the climate for small business in Colorado.  The Business Affairs and Labor committee referred it as amended, and it is scheduled to be heard in the House Finance committee on Thursday, April 11th.  You can view the following document for more details:  HB19-1240 Fact Sheet.pdf

    You can also track the status of the bills at this link:  Simplify Bill Tracking

    We encourage everyone looking for answers to continue to check out the following resources:

    DOR Website:

    Key Facts on new Sales Tax Rules:

    The DOR is also offering Sale Tax Webinars from their website:

    You can also continue to follow and engage with the Simplify CO Sales & Use Tax Coalition on their website and social media:  

    FaceBook - @simplifycosalestax and Twitter - @SimpleSalesTax 

  • 20 Nov 2018 1:57 PM | Anonymous

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    Getting to know Evan Maguire – Maguire Marketing Agency

    by Shawna Tickle

    This past summer, I had the opportunity to sit down with Evan Maguire, Principal Owner of Maguire Marketing Agency, a multi-line agency representing six lines:  Origudio, Callaway Apparel, Innovation Line (a new Top 40 Supplier), Illini Line, Storm Creek Apparel and HTT (HeadtoToe) Custom Apparel.

    Let’s get to know Evan a little bit better!

    Evan has been with his wife Sara for over five years and together they keep busy with his “little army” of four kiddos:  eight-year-old Kane, seven-year old Brayden, two-year old Will and seven-month old Maya. Evan graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2009 with a degree in Marketing Management.  As Evan explains it, he chose a different path straight out of college, but, since 2009 wasn’t a great year to get a marketing position, he was drawn into the promotional products industry.  His choice to join our ranks is not super surprising. Evan’s parents have been distributors for over 25 years. Safe to say promotional products are in Evan’s blood and he’s loved is choice ever since.

    The RMR Board came up with some questions which I posed to Evan.  Below is what Evan had to say!

    Q:  I know you were part of another rep group prior to opening your own agency.  What went into your decision to go out on your own?

    A: I felt like it was time to push/challenge myself both professionally and personally, so I decided to make the jump.  There aren’t a lot of mulit-line reps out here, so I thought it was a good opportunity to jump in with some great lines and really just do my own thing and implement mine own ideas.  I can tailor my marketing effort based on where I think the industry is moving.

    Q:  What words best describe you?

    A: Understanding and good multi-tasker.

    Q:  What do you like the most and least about your job?

    A:  Most:  I love the flexibility and the unknown aspect each day
  • 01 Feb 2018 2:39 PM | Anonymous

     Quinn Bui

    Quinn Bui, born in Vietnam, was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved to Fort Collins five years ago.  With an entrepreneurial spirit he started Nine Promotions after working for a promotional product supplier for three years.  His company is all about giving back.  A portion of his profits are used to buy food, clothing, blankets and medical supplies for orphanages and less fortunate children in third world countries.  Quinn enjoys the outdoors, photography and traveling.  He hopes that his background can help both distributors and suppliers excel in the industry.

      Ben Irvin

    Ben Irvin has been in the Promotional Products industry for 1 year, and he is now with Picasso Group Custom Products.  He was previously in hotel and restaurant administration.  Ben is a part of a number of organizations including The Community Associations Institute and Metro Caring of Denver.  His entire career has been based in the service industry and he focuses on building value and client base as well as being responsible for an uplifting employment environment for his staff.  He feels that his background will allow him to bring a different perspective to the Board.

       Todd Schaefer

    Todd Schaefer was in the industry in the late 90's and then re-entered it again 10 years ago.  He works for Image Headquarters and his skills include consumer goods packaging and new product and start-up launches.  He has served as a volunteer firefighter, a coach, a camp counselor, and has sat on fundraising committees for three other organizations.  Todd loves the outdoors, fitness, health and nutrition.   He wants to become more involved in the industry to help distributors and vendors maximize their opportunities for growth, and help address industry changes.

      Shawna Tickle

    Shawna Tickle has been in the promotional products industry for most of her professional life.  She has been on both the distributor and supplier side.  She has volunteered for her son's school and sports teams.  Her strengths are relationship marketing, networking and organizing events.  She enjoys being outside and being active in outdoor sports.  Because promotional products have been a part of her life for so long she would love to give back to the industry.

    Nicole Hite was elected to the Board of Directors, but RuMe will not be an RMRPPA member this year due to their new partnership with Gemline, so unfortunately Nicole cannot serve on the Board.

The Rocky Mountain Region Promotional Products Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

Phone: 1-800-819-1208


Fax: 1-800-819-1208 


P.O. Box 21302

Cheyenne, WY  82003

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