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That crazy ORB is spending more time in the sky and the sunglasses are on! As we are about to tip into Summertime a few reminders of what we at PPI have to help keep your Print COOL with employees and customers!

-- State of the Industry presentations! Print is alive and well!!! Thanks to all the companies so far who have brought together their management / sales teams to learn about the trends, economic outlook and opportunities into the future. If you'd like some donuts and to learn "to do's" either live or virtually let's get it scheduled!

-- PrintROCKS ON! We are thrilled to see the participation as our 10th annual competition is in full swing. WHY SHOULD YOU ENTER? Not only does the revenue help support our ever expanding programs and services, but more importantly it gives your company and our amazing PPI region high profile recognition and international cred! WE WANT THE WORLD TO BUY FROM OUR MEMBERS. We want to promote your amazing staff, company and work. Gather your best and ENTER today <3

NEED EMPLOYEES??  We are FINALLY able to start populating our NEW PPI Recruitment Platform with job openings and resumes. Thank you to so many who have already sent along their listings... we will be loading them up over the next couple of days and working to promote and populate resumes of potential hires. 

We are also working on potential job fair platforms in various areas, expanded Educational Trust outreach to schools, instructors, students and exploring opportunities for training, internships and more. Want to get involved? Contact Kim Valetski to learn more.

Now start getting excited about the Crazy, Hazy, Lazy days of summer and the print filled weeks ahead! #printrocks
Cheers - jules

PrintROCKS! Wins Big at PPA Awards!

PPI is pleased to announce the 2017 Premier Print Award Winners who were submitted into the competition at no additional charge from their wins in the 2016 PrintROCKS! Awards. 64 submissions were awarded with 24 organizations recognized for their stellar work.

PLUS, PrintROCKS! 2016 won a Benny! Celebrate a decade of PrintROCKS! and enter today! It'll be the best PrintROCKS! yet! We will celebrate these wins at the   PrintROCKS party September 22nd in Tacoma, WA at the Hotel Murano.

We're open for entries and look forward to helping you. Contact: hannah@ppiassoctaion.org or 503-221-3944

Each year PPI, PIU and all the Printing Industries of America Affiliated organizations conduct this project. Data from over 500 companies and more than 17,000 employees across the United States comprise the survey. From top management to the shipping department, you'll see wages and salaries PLUS benefit practices. Survey results are broken out by region of the country as well by size of company.
  • Participate and receive a FREE copy ($250 value)
  • Survey Begins June 19th
  • Final results published in October
  • non-member companies pay $1000 for this information
Access survey PDF: @ppiassociation.org>resources>member's only

Online Survey Form Available. Contact hannah@ppiassociation.org for your password to access the online form.
Sales in the Summer: Seminar for Success with Leslie Groene

Are you ahead or behind the trend? We need to understand HOW to help our clients and prospects meet their objectives.

We will discuss how you and your sales team can execute a client needs assessment to determine how we can fit into their business needs; ask better questions; use the right marketing tools; develop new sales cycles and more!

Space is limited - Register Early

Seminar hosted in: Seattle 8/8 and Portland 8/9 (locations TBD)

Session 1: 9:00am - 10:30am - Hiring, On-Boarding and Managing Sales People - Continental breakfast Included
(owners, sales managers, HR professionals)

Session 2: 11:00am - 12:30pm - Mastering the Consultative Sale - Lunch Included
(owners, sales managers, sales representatives, customer service reps)

Attend Both Sessions and get 15% Off!

2017 Dynamic Ratios Survey is Open

Print industry leaders can start participating in the 2017 Dynamic Ratios Survey today. The survey will close on August 31. If the survey is completed by June 30, participants will access the online dashboard free of charge. All participants will receive a free PDF copy of the final report.

Click here to participate
2017 Hickey Picker Nominations Now Open
Let us know who you believe represents the region's Champions of Print. These are individuals with a keen eye for what it takes to deliver quality and service, while setting a gold standard for leadership.
Thank you from the Cal Poly TAGA Team

A team of students from Cal Poly's Graphic Communications Department won the Grand Prize Award at the 2017 TAGA Annual Technical Conference held in Houston.

The students were able to travel to the conference in Houston thanks, in part, to the Brian Dammeier PPIA Endowment. The endowment was organized to support students at Cal Poly by the community in the PPI region. It also allows PPI members to engage with students coming from a highly skilled Graphic Communications program through internships and potential placements with companies in our region.

Thanks to the support from our membership, PPI is able to fund career development opportunities, like this one, for students interested in careers in graphic communications and print.

Want to engage or donate? Click here to learn more.
Mid-Day Break: What Typeface are You?

There are thousands of fonts around these days. But have you ever wondered which typeface is best suited to your personality? Are you more of a relaxed script font, or an assertive, bold sans serif? Never fear, we're here to help with these burning questions. Simply take this fun typography quiz and find your perfect font match!

Take the Quiz!

Trend Lines in Manufacturing and Print: 1992-2016
In this Flash we take a deep dive into past and current trends in U.S manufacturing since much of the political discussion is focused on the manufacturing sector. Also, of course, print is one of the 21 subsectors of the U.S manufacturing industry.

Our focus is inflation-adjusted shipments and employment for both total U.S manufacturing and print over the last 24 years, 1992-2016.

This report is provided as a PPI Member resource by PIA. View the complete report @ppiassociation.org>resources>members only