Monday, June 30, 2014

WBENC Conference Recap: Highlights from GAP's First Time Exhibiting!

The GAP Team had a whirlwind week at the 2014 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair in Philadelphia. As a first time exhibitor, GAP shared the floor with companies both large and small, such as Disney, UPS, Dell, Coca-Cola, Walmart, and IBM. Our booth demonstrated some of our most successful items in the field, as well as corporate gifts and incentives from our “Made in America” program. Many attendees of the event will remember our 4th of July sunglasses we handed out to prepare for the Fourth, as they were a huge hit!

GAP kicked the week off at the “WBEs Who Rock” cocktail party, where GAP’s President, Gayle Piraino, was a finalist for the “WBEs Who Rock” award. The GAP Team celebrated this honor and took in the beautiful views from the top floor of the Loews Hotel.

The following day, the Business Fair was in full gear. Eager conference-goers flooded GAP’s booth and the excitement could be felt in the air. Our team chatted with attendees and fellow exhibitors and met many new faces throughout the course of the day. The GAP Team identified many new potential business opportunities, which we are excited to start exploring!

The conference mainly focused on the importance of diversity suppliers, and how being a women-owned business can leverage our company to working with companies who are interested in partnering with minority businesses. The conference also offered many great workshops and well-known speakers, such as the Governor of Pennsylvania, joined by his wife, who lead a great speech about the importance of women-owned businesses.

GAP continued their journey in Philly by attending a party at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, sponsored by none other than long-time GAP client MillerCoors. With live music, dancing, and great company, the event was a huge success. 

Take a look at some highlights from the trip:

For additional pictures from the event, please check out our social media accounts: @gappromo on Instagram, @GAP_Promotions on Twitter, and our Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Thank You For Making Business After Hours A Huge Success!

GAP held a Business After Hours event this past Wednesday night for the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. It was a huge success; over 75 people were in attendance. 

Members of the Cape Ann Big Band played while guests enjoyed food and drinks from local companies, such as: Virgilio’s, Cape Ann Brewing Company, Sticky Fingers, Giuseppe’s, La Trattoria, The Common Crow, Willow Rest, The Cave, Cape Ann Coffees and Seabreeze Liquors.  

GAP worked with Seaside Graphics to provide T-shirts to promote the new Cape Ann license plate, which showcased the winning design as decided by the Cape Ann community.

To purchase a license plate please visit:

Check out some highlights from the night!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Get to Know GAP: What's on Netflix?

At GAP Promotions, we pride ourselves on having a fun and creative work environment and an amazing team. We want to share a little of that with you. Starting today, we have a new feature called "Get to Know GAP" where we will be giving you an inside look at the interests and lives of the members of the GAP team. To kick things off, we started simple and asked a few members of the team what they are currently watching on Netflix. Some of their answers may surprise you!

Erin Murray – Associate Account Executive

Scandal – "It's super addicting and I am obsessed with Olivia Pope and her clothes."

Friday Night Lights – "I didn't watch it when it was on TV, so I binge watched it recently and loved every second of it."

Andrew Buonfiglio – Senior Graphic Designer

Star Trek: The Next Generation – "I want to be Patrick Stewart when I grow up."

Sherlock – "The BBC show, not the movie with Robert Downey, Jr. Not that I have anything against RDJ, but this show is better than the movie."

Allison Muccini – Associate Account Executive

Twin Peaks – "Suggested by a friend and I love murder mysteries. Takes place in the 70s. Corny, but intriguing."

Orange is the New Black – "I heard great things about the writer, Jenji Kohan. It's unique and unlike any other shows I've watched. I'm excited for Season 2!"

Pat Vaughn – Senior Graphic Designer

LOST – "I'm not currently watching it, but I will always recommend this show to anyone and everyone. Be warned: you will be sucked into a black hole of binge watching after you watch just the first four episodes. Best show ever."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – "My girlfriend loves this show and I never thought I'd like it, but it started getting pretty enjoyable around Season 3. If you're thinking about watching it, just stick with it. It gets a lot better."