Connect the Dots Invests in Continuing Education and Certifications
At Connect the Dots Promotions, we believe strongly that the best service can only be provided to clients when we are continually striving to learn and improve. Continuing education and certifications keep us well-informed of industry standards, new technology, creative marketing strategies, and help us develop valuable skills and knowledge that we can pass on to our clients. The entire Connect the Dots team is invested in our industry and we have recently had the opportunity to do just that through continuing education and certifications.
Marcie Becomes TAS Certified with PPAI
Marcie is a valued member of the Connect the Dots team and recently became TAS certified through PPAI (Promotional Products Association International). PPAI explains what it means to get your Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificate, “The PPAI Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) Certificate is an initiative of PPAI Professional Development aimed at providing promotional products professionals—who are new to the industry—with a source for finding answers to their questions and a plethora of information about the industry.” We are very proud of Marcie as she keeps working to provide outstanding service to our clients and keeps working towards the next level certification – CAS (Certified Advertising Specialist). Karie is also proud to be a certified MAS (Master Advertising Specialist) through PPAI.
Karie Participates in the SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative
The Small Business Administration or SBA is dedicated to helping Americans start, build, and grow businesses. Recently, Karie took the opportunity to participate in SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative in which she participated in a series of intensive executive-level educational and training opportunities with the intention of accelerating the growth of high-potential small businesses in America’s underserved cities. For this training, experiences from advisors and business leaders in urban communities across the country were used to inform the curriculum. Specialized areas of training include growth strategy planning, financing and access to capital, government contracting, and CEO mentoring. Karie is constantly learning and staying on the cutting edge of all things business, marketing, and promotional products and this Emerging Leaders Initiative e was certainly in line with that. The initiative prepares and encourages small businesses to move to a new level and emerge as a self-sustaining business that creates jobs and builds communities – something Connect the Dots Promotions is all about!