Who We Are

The Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals is a trade association whose members are companies established in the promotional products industry.   The Association's region cover the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Western Wisconsin.    

UMAPP is the smart solution for today's promotional professionals.   We help grow your business through education, networking, and legislative action.  


"UMAPP does an outstanding job bringing tremendous value to my membership.  No other association offers great tradeshows, tons of networking events, and education events year in and year out.  UMAPP makes it easy to connect with industry-leading suppliers which allows me to always see the newest trends!" 

Aaron Wheatcraft, CEO of Arcon Solutions, Inc.
UMAPP Distributor Member  




Board of Director's Election

Did you know that serving on a regional board of directors can be so rewarding?  UMAPP will have two director positions open for the 2016-2017 term (supplier and distributor positions). Deadline to apply:  Friday, October 16.  Online voting:  October 21-28.  Winners announced:  October 30.  New board members are requested to attend the UMAPP Summit (1/2 day meeting) on Monday, November 16.   More Information/Apply Here.

CAS/MAS Scholarship Application

Did you know that only a small percentage of industry professionals have obtained their CAS or MAS designation?  CAS stands for Certified Advertising Specialist and MAS stands for Master Advertising Specialist. For more information on this program (managed and administered by PPAI), please see PPAI's Website..

UMAPP prides itself on being able to offer this scholarship program to our members.  There are two awareded each year and each are in the amount of $1,500 to assist individuals to attend one of PPAI's larger programs.

Application Rules and Guidelines

Apply Here