Much is in the news reporting about the actions of America's new president, Donald Trump. There's no question that any change in leadership will bring change. The souvenir industry depends on domestic and international tourism. How are the recent executive orders effecting our industry? This article in The Economist notes some interesting research and figures: http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2017/02/i-m-banned
The SWDA board of directors is holding a meeting January 12 -14, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV at Bally's Casino to review 2016, set goals for the upcoming year, approve a 2017 budget and plan the 2017 trade show in convention.
It is with great sadness that we report the SWDA has lost one if its long standing members and friends, Jay Goozh of Capsco, Inc. Jay passed away on August 1st. Jay spent decades in the Souvenir business, and was a long standing friend and participant in the SWDA and its previous iterations. The SWDA family sends its deepest sympathies to the Goozh family. You can read Jay's obituary below, and follow the link provided should you want to make a donation on his behalf to their families' charity of choice.
Goozh, Jay Leo
On Monday, August 1, 2016 of Washington, DC. Son of the late Joseph and Sylvia Goozh, Devoted father of Michael (Tessa) Goozh and Kimberly Goozh, Loving brother of Martin Goozh of Washington, DC and Sharon Goozh of Rockville, MD. Also survived by grandchildren Tatum, Holden and Colin who adored and loved him with all their hearts and will forever miss him. We will remember your charm, sense of humor, grace and most of all the love and support you gave us every day.
Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, www.themmrf.org
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