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February 25, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of industry icon, Richard "Dick" Morrison Donlin.  

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The UMAPP Fire & Ice Show and Idea Showcase & Client Expo are Merging 

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The long-standing traditional booth show with pipe and drape is merging in 2020 with our distributor and client table-top show.  

This change will create a new and exciting event to be held in August - giving you a jump for the start of the busy fourth quarter.  We are taking the best of both shows and creating a must-attend event.

  • New Venue
  • More space and more suppliers
  • High quality Professional Development
  • Popular Social Event evening prior
  • Distributors are encouraged to bring their customers (End-Users)
  • Golf event the day before - August 19 - at StoneRidge Golf Course (close by the Inwood Oaks venue) 


Registration for the golf outing and table-top show (exhibitors and distributors) will open in April 2020.  

More exciting details to come but you can mark your calendars for August 20, 2020, at Inwood Oaks Conference Center in Oakdale, Minnesota (corner of Highway 94 and Radio Drive - Woodbury exit).


UMAPP is Working for You at the Government Level

UMAPP's Government Relations Council was part of the L.E.A.D. (Legislative Education and Action Day) Conference in Washingtion, D.C. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  

UMAPP is actively involved in monitoring and moving forward issues that are important to our industry. To this end, our Government Relations Council not only advocates on behalf of our members, but goes out and visits our elected officials where they work. Whether that is in St. Paul or Washington DC, we are there and we are vocal!

Representatives from UMAPP attend an industry-sponsored Legislative, Education & Action Day (L.E.A.D.) in Washington DC. every spring.   After exhaustive work by the committee, UMAPP representatives secure face-to-face meetings with officials and their representatives. Using a promotional product, a memorable message was delivered.  UMAPP's Government Relations Council is always at work for you, our members, on promoting the industry as a whole and securing important legislation

College Scholarship - 2019-2020 Recipient

Each year, UMAPP offers a $1,000 college scholarship to one of its members or their immediate children.  The application for the upcoming year is available on our website starting mid January, and it is due by March.   The scholarship program is managed through PPEF (Promotional Products Education Foundation).   

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 recipient:  Alexandra Balfour (member:  Bloom Enterprises).  

For more information about this program:   please read the July/August 2019 Newsletter.