Black Forest Honored for Excellence in Service

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Black Forest, Ltd. Announces its Recent Honor as a 2016 Supplier Star Award Recipient by PPAI

“We congratulate Black Forest as one of the industry’s top-performing companies of the year,” said Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO at PPAI.

Black Forest, Ltd. (“Black Forest”) announced today its recent honor as a 2016 Supplier Star Award recipient sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Twenty-One Supplier Star and Supplier Award of Merit winners were recognized at the PPAI Awards Presentation & Reception held in January at the House of Blues in conjunction with The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.

The PPAI Supplier Star competition brings annual recognition to supplier members for excelling in communication, service and quality as voted on by PPAI member distributors. The PPAI Supplier Star is one of the most sought after and prestigious awards for supplier members and, is the mark of a true professional partner that delivers excellence in product, decoration and overall customer service to their distributor customers.

"Supplier Star and Supplier Award of Merit winners offer truly outstanding promotional products solutions combined with the highest level of customer service excellence,” said Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO at PPAI. “We congratulate Black Forest as one of the industry’s top-performing companies of the year.”

For more information about the PPAI awards program visit or contact the PPAI Awards and Recognition department at awards(at)ppai(dot)org.

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About Black Forest, Ltd.
Headquartered in Owatonna, MN, Black Forest has been a proud manufacturer of recognition jewelry since 1984. Out of their Midwest manufacturing firm, Black Forest has a team of nearly 50 skilled artisans and team members who design and manufacture corporate and championship rings, lapel pins, charms, cufflinks, belt buckles, medallions and full service Awards Programs. Their 3,000+ clients span across the nation in a multitude of industries. For more information on their handcrafted corporate recognition jewelry, visit

About PPAI
Founded in 1903, the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit association serving more than 11,000 corporate members of the $19.8 billion promotional products industry which is comprised of more than 33,800 businesses and a workforce of nearly 500,000 professionals. PPAI represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocates on its behalf. PPAI operates the industry’s largest trade show, (The PPAI Expo is held each January); leading promotional products safety and compliance program, more than 50-year-old professional development and certification program; and publisher of industry trade journals and periodicals. The multi-billion-dollar industry includes wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message. For more information, visit and find us on Twitter @PPAI_HQ, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest

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