360 Team Attends the 2020 PSDA Emerging Leaders Summit

2020 PSDA Emerging Leaders

PSDA Emerging Leaders is a community that engages the future leaders of PSDA and print-related industries by organizing a network of resources to help build careers, companies and people. PSDA puts a heavy focus on the personal and professional development of future industry leaders. Along with a quarterly webinar series and online community, PSDA hosts an annual Emerging Leaders Summit that brings together distributors and suppliers – providing networking opportunities as well as educational content.

This Summit holds particular significance within the 360 community. A new relationship began at the 2017 event with a distributor out of Phoenix, Arizona. Through our partnership with this distributor – who would normally be an industry competitor – we were able to create a unique marketing piece for one of our existing clients. We still partner with this distributor on the project and together were awarded a 2017 PSDA Peak Award.

The 2020 PSDA Emerging Leaders Summit moved to an all-virtual format. We had the largest showing from one company in attendance. Here’s what some of our 360 representatives had to say about the experience:
Hayley Twiss, Key Account Manager

“Attending my first ever PSDA Emerging Leaders Conference virtually was certainly an interesting experience. However, it lead to a uniquely engaging set of sessions with speakers who were energetic, motivated, and purposeful with their words. I learned so much about perseverance, even in the most uncertain of times, adapting to meet client’s needs, and how to set myself and the company apart. I am excited to take what I have learned from PSDA Emerging Leaders and apply it to my daily work!”

Chris Adams, Account Executive

“I really enjoyed the presentation by Johnny Quinn. He spoke about having a Champion mindset and overcoming obstacles which we all have to deal with right now. Being a former athlete myself, I really resonated with what Johnny was saying. It was so interesting to hear his life story and how he overcame injuries, being cut from teams and even the loss of a friend/teammate. During the current economic state, we have all had to overcome certain obstacles. The important thing is that if you have the right mindset, you can get through anything. That is why I really enjoyed Johnny’s speech.”

Caitlin George, Key Account Manager

“This was my first time attending a PSDA event. It was so nice to talk to industry professionals that have the same hardships as us and how they overcome and persevere! The speakers were not solely talking about PPA. It was great to hear about topics outside of the norm, like “Succeeding in a Virtual Environment” and “Personal Finance”. I was able to get personal and professional growth out of this experience and can’t wait for the next one!”

Stephanie Page, Director of Strategic Account Development, has been attending the PSDA Emerging Leaders Summit for several years. She served on the planning committee for the 2020 virtual event.

Stephanie says, “This community and annual event has been one of the highlights of my career thus far. The knowledge and networking built from my participation has created so many opportunities.  It was thrilling to see some of our rising stars within Regency participate this year!”

The 2020 PSDA Emerging Leaders Summit was a huge success for the members of our team. They came away with ideas and tactics to continue their personal and professional development – setting themselves apart as industry leaders.

Are you an up-and-coming leader within the print industry? Join the Emerging Leaders online community. Here, you can connect with fellow emerging leader members, ask questions, share resources and tips, and more.

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Lunch Bags Designed for the New Normal

Consumers are looking for products that will help keep themselves and their families safe from exposure to germs while transitioning back to work and school. Shared eating surfaces such as lunch tables, break room counters, picnic areas and more will require extra measures to maintain a clean and safe environment while managing daily eating routines. These lunch bags designed for the new normal are the perfect solution to maintaining space and cleanliness on shared surfaces.

FlatBox is a patented, machine washable lunch bag that easily converts into a placemat, providing a clean and safe eating surface anywhere at any time. FlatBox is made of durable neoprene and is machine washable, allowing sterilization to protect against harmful germs, bacteria, and more. The triple-layer insulation keeps your food warm or cold, helping it to stay fresh.

FlatBox comes in three varieties. Each variety comes in several color combinations, and all have the option of a 1 color imprint. People will use this every day, which allows for unlimited branding impressions.

Original Design

This option comfortably fits a typical lunch and is great for both adults and kids. It opens up to a 17.5″ x 15.5″ placemat, and comes in a variety of color combinations.

DrinX Design

This larger size lunch bag is designed with an external pocket to hold most bottles. It opens up to an 18.5″ x 18.5″ placemat. This is an ideal selection for holding larger amounts of food, and carrying your favorite water bottle along the way.

Cheers! Design

This is a three in one lunch box that functions as a wine bag, food bag, and placemat. It includes two holders for your beverage of choice, and ample space for food, snacks and accessories. This is the ideal choice for picnics and outings. The larger size makes this product great for carries lunches for multiple people, and opens up to a 25″ x 25″ placemat.

These aren’t just lunch bags designed for the new normal – they are an integral part of the plan to help people stay safe and healthy as they begin to leave their home. Check out the video at the bottom of this post for more information on the FlatBox. Let’s talk about how you can benefit from adding this must-have item to your current branded product offering.

Who’s Your Scrub Daddy? How to Launch an Online Branded Scrub Program in 30 Days!

A standardized uniform program has a long list of benefits: a more professional image, enhanced patient relationships, a sense of team spirit, and brand recognition to name of few. Unfortunately, a small to mid-sized medical practice typically doesn’t have the resources to build, implement, and maintain a successful online scrub program. Until now…

Executive Summary

Raleigh Neurology Associates, P.A. is one of the largest and most respected neurology practices in the nation. Their 40,000 square-foot facility, conveniently located near Rex Hospital and Wake Medical Centers, offers complete neurological care, testing, and an on-site sleep center.

Newly hired medical staff are given an expense allowance to cover the cost of four (4) sets of scrubs. The practice covers an additional set for each employee per year. In addition, logoed apparel items (e.g., polo shirts, pull overs, jackets) are provided from time to time for non-medical staff.



Employees purchase their own scrubs in whatever brand, style, and color that suits them. Decorating (via embroidery) individually purchased tops with the practice logo would have been a logistical nightmare, so all garments are worn “blank” with no company branding. In addition to missing out on the benefits of a standardized, logoed scrub program, processing expense requests for new employees and annual anniversaries is an administrative hassle. Finally, there isn’t an easy way to purchase logoed gear for other staff, so it is hit or miss on who has apparel to wear and who doesn’t.



We deployed the Regency360 FasTrac™ Logoed Scrub Program. The client solicited input from employees, and landed on Cherokee and Dickies as their brands of choice.  Five tops, seven pants, and one jacket were made available for the women, along with two tops and two pants for the men. In an effort to get “buy-in” from their staff, the decision was made to initially to offer all colors, as they were accustomed to having complete control of their purchases. The customer planned to transition to a more limited, pre-approved color palette with the goal of a standardized uniform program in mind.

New employees were provided a $135 coupon code to use in the scrub store, eliminating the expense reimbursement process. A second bank of coupon codes in increments of $75 was created for employee annual anniversaries that management can distribute at will.

Also, employees were strongly encouraged to make their personal purchases (via credit card) for additional scrub sets from the company store. The combination of popular brands and styles, an easy online buying experience, the availability of logoed tops, and price points BELOW retail made this a no-brainer. Purchases could be made (via coupon code, credit card, or a combination of both) at any time, with no minimums, in quantities as low as one.

To meet their secondary need for additional branded apparel, another category was created for non-medical items including polos, cardigans, pullovers, woven dress shirts, and jackets. The company could use the platform to buy apparel for their staff at any time, and the client was billed directly. Employees that are interested in purchasing these items can do so at any time using their credit card.


The client has an easy to use ordering platform that is now the springboard for a standardized uniform policy that will promote the company image, make a strong impression on patients, and provide a valuable employee benefit. All staff has easy, online access to quality, logoed gear and that can be ordered at any time, one at a time.

“We are excited about our new apparel platform.  It not only relieves an administrative burden, but also provides our team an opportunity to showcase our brand.  By adding additional “gear” for our non-medical staff, everyone can participate, and it gives us an engaging way to provide awards and incentives to our employees. It is great seeing our team members in their unique branded apparel!”


Phillip Batten, Account Executive at Regency360 said, “Once I had a chance to talk to Kellie, I realized very quickly that we could help them move to a scrub program that was flexible but still gave them more control. We worked closely together to avoid “culture shock” and insure a smooth transition for their employees. They plan on adding more products and categories, so it will be rewarding to see the platform grow.”