The Houston Promotional Products Association (HPPA) is formed to advance the image of promotional products and their use in the Houston market place.  Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be approved by the board.

 ELIGIBLITY

Any person, firm or corporation engaged as a promotional product Supplier, Distributor, Business Services Firm, Supplier Representative, International Distributor, International Supplier, or Student shall be eligible for consideration for membership.   


CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Distributor member is a company or franchisee of a company (or a company that maintains a division, department or affiliate) located within the United States or its possessions, Canada or Mexico, whose primary business includes developing ideas for the use of promotional products, buying such products from suppliers and reselling them to end buyers.

Supplier member is a company within the United States or its possessions, Canada or Mexico, that manufactures, converts, warehouses or decorates promotional products for sale to promotional products distributors or to a firm maintaining a division or affiliate devoted to reselling promotional products.

Business Services member is a company that sells services, information or products (other than promotional products) that support the normal conduct of business. 

Multi-Line Representative member is an independent company, contracted by two or more suppliers to market their products and services to distributors. 

International Distributor member is a company (or a company that maintains a division, department of affiliate)located outside the United States and its possessions whose primary business includes developing ideas for the use of promotional products, buying such fromsuppliers and reselling them to end buyers.       

International Supplier member is a company outside the United States or its possessions that manufactures, converts, warehouses or decorates promotional products for sale to promotional products distributors or to a firm maintaining a division, department or affiliate devoted to reselling promotional products. 

Student member is anyone currently enrolled in an accredited Academic Institution for nine (9) or more credit hours. This is a non-voting membership and is not eligible for Board service.

 

APPLICATION

Application for membership in the Association shall be made in writing. The applicant shall furnish all information necessary to determine eligibility for membership.  The application shall be accompanied by the initial payment of membership dues and/or application fee.


ADMITTANCE

An applicant shall be admitted to membership upon approval of application by the Board of Directors.  The Association President or his/her designee will notify applicants of acceptance by the Board of Directors.