How to Build a Brand with Purpose:

A Conversation with Bryan Papé of MiiR

April 29, 12:00-1:00pm ET

When Bryan Papé founded MiiR, he knew he wanted to build more than another drinkware company. Today, MiiR has given over $1,000,000 toward clean water, a healthy environment, and stronger community initiatives.

Bryan represents a new era of entrepreneurs, those who want to build - not just great businesses - but great businesses who invest in great communities and a greater world. They are also tapping into the collective conscience of the changing consumer, and today’s corporate buyer who wants their spend to contribute to more than just profitable businesses, they want it to further profitable living for communities and the world.

In this interview, we’ll explore with Bryan:

  • What it takes to build a brand with purpose
  • How key decisions help drive their mission and improve communities
  • How to build purpose driven brands through our own passionate initiatives

After the interview, join us for a 1-to-1 networking session to connect with your peers and discuss insights and share your tips on how to build a brand with purpose. Each attendee will receive the “How to Build a Brand with Purpose” guide, a guide specifically geared toward distributors who want to build mission-minded brands, plus, tips on how to encourage aspirational buying with your clients.

Join us and walk away with an inspirational and actionable purpose-driven guide for your team, your customers, your community, and your world!

Schedule / Format

12:00-12:40pm: A conversation with Bryan Papé

12:40-1:00pm: One on one networking with your industry peers


Bryan Papé

Founder & CEO,

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Bryan Papé founded MiiR in 2010 with a dream to create more beauty and generosity in the world. Having inherited his grandfather’s entrepreneurial spirit, it wasn’t until a life-or-death ski accident that Bryan fully realized his vision to build a legacy of using business as a tool to positively impact the world.

As he set out to build MiiR, he recognized two important things: first, there was a gap in the marketplace for high quality, uniquely designed water bottles; and second, that business and philanthropy can be a powerful combination.

Today, MiiR is a mission-driven drinkware company that exists to empower people for a better future.

Bobby Lehew

Chief Content Officer,

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Bobby Lehew is the Chief Content Officer at commonsku, a cloud-based CRM, order management platform designed for the promotional products industry by promotional product experts. A 25-year industry veteran, Bobby was formerly the CEO at Robyn, a branded products fulfillment company that specialized in private-label, e-commerce company stores. A PPAI Gold Pyramid Award winner, a PPAI Silver Technology recipient, an Addy Award recipient, and recognized (in his work with Robyn) three years in a row by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., Bobby is co-host of the popular industry podcast, skucast and he is a national speaker on topics related to B2B marketing, company stores, productivity, and storyselling. Featured in ASI’s Counselor magazine as one of “41 people who are shaking up the market with new and innovative approaches,” Bobby is an ardent bibliophile and loves working at the intersection of art and commerce.


100 lucky attendees will be selected at random to receive a personalized MiiR Vacuum Insulated Camp Cup - 12 Oz courtesy of Gemline. Winners will be selected and notified after the event on April 30, 2021.

About Gemline, commonsku & MiiR:

Both Gemline and commonsku are passionate about best-in-class experiences. Gemline is one of the promotional product industry’s largest suppliers and in addition to multiple house brands, they carry the industry’s premier consumer brands and are the exclusive provider of MiiR®. commonsku is the promotional product industry’s modern cloud-based solution that allows you to run your entire promotional products business from creating presentations to invoicing your clients, building shops, and more.

MiiR is a generosity-driven company that creates thoughtfully-designed drinkware through its social and environmental mission. Through relentless innovation, it has developed an iconic line of drinkware products that combine beauty, performance, and sustainability. Current partners include Patagonia, Blue Bottle Coffee, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Nike, Nordstrom, and their vessels are sold in over 49 countries.

Every MiiR product sold helps fund trackable projects around the world, and to-date has granted $1.6 million to non profit organizations focused on social and environmental causes.MiiR is a certified B Corp, 1% For The Planet Member, Climate Neutral Certified and a member of The Conservation Alliance.

Based in Seattle, MiiR is independently owned and operated. Learn more at