eNews Highlights ~ September 9, 2015

Going to Graph Expo 15?
Start your GRAPH EXPO experience with the always-popular annual technology update briefing-  the EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference - to be held in McCormick Place on Sunday, September 13, the morning before GRAPH EXPO opens. EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK provides economic and marketing information, technological reports, and print trends and forecasts designed to help visitors gain the greatest benefit from their attendance at the show.

Do not miss the Executive Outlook session  "Enabling Success for Vertical and Horizontal Applications", presented by Jules VanSant, PPI's Executive Director, and Sandy Hubbard of HelpPrintThrive.com.    >>>REGISTER

Plus! Connect at  Constructive Cocktails - CHICAGO STYLE Hosted by  EFI  during Graph Expo 2015 -  Monday, September 14 from  4 - 6pm at the  Michael Jordan Steak House. 

Packaging Production Will Have a High Profile 
at Graph Expo-CPP
By Patrick Henry - WhatTheyThink
Graph Expo 2015 doesn't bill itself as a packaging show, but there's no overlooking its bona fides as a venue of that kind. More than one-quarter of its exhibitors will be there to present solutions for package printing and converting. With these and other features of interest, the four-day (Sept. 13-16) event at Chicago's McCormick Place expo center should have plenty to offer visitors from the package producing segment of the industry. >>> Learn more!

Fixed Price, FSC Chain of Custody Certification 
for All Printers 
The Regional Affiliate Certification Group (RACG) has announced that it now offers a program to the over $5M segment of the printing and packaging industry. Since 2010 RACG has offered a very successful program to the under $5M segment of the industry providing expanded consulting and group pricing to smaller firms. Long pursued, it has launched a program for larger firms providing assistance, consulting and fixed pricing for FSC Chain of Custody Certification. The program is open to all printers who are members of PIA affiliates participating in RACG. Pricing, general information, and program applications are available through PPI and on the RACG website.  >>> Contact us for more information. 
News Release
Printing Industries of America 
Launches Power Selling Program
PIA proudly announces the launch of the Power Selling Program. This eight-week turnkey training program features a unique combination of online training, weekly student projects, and live coaching sessions with the sales coach superstar, Leslie Groene. Through the new program, printing firms have the opportunity to enhance their sales revenue by improving the effectiveness of the sales team.
The goal of the Power Selling Program is to energize a company's sales associates, sales managers, and senior executives . >>> Read more!

Pacific Printing Industries Educational Trust Welcomes  Nora Stevens of  Clean Copy  and Mark Haworth of  Komori  to the Board of Trustees
Last month, Nora and Mark accepted invitations to join the Ed Trust Board and they attended their first planning meeting. Topics included marketing and fund-raising strategies, program growth, internships, scholarships, YouTube video opportunities, and much more. 
THANK YOU, Nora and Mark, for your energy and valuable support!   >>> More about the Ed Trust

The Ed Trust Continues to Expand Its Reach
We've seen more and more City and Chamber of Commerce offices engage in youth career programs, specifically targeted to high school students. They are connecting with manufacturing companies and associations, like PPI, to host career days for the students. October 20 PPI & the Ed Trust will be hosting their first Albany, Oregon career day at Oregon Web Press. To learn more about the program click here. Want to host a half day career event at your place? Great! Just contact Teri LeVine at PPI.
Thank you 


PrintROCKS! Entries Have Been Judged 
& Winners Will Be Announced at the Oct. 2 Party
It was a labor of love for the PrintROCKS! Judges on August 25th at PPI office. Generously sharing their print expertise and a full day of their time, 
Daniel Dejan of Sappi
Abe Hayhurst of Fujiand 
Sandy Hubbard of HelpPrintThrive.com 
carefully scrutinized each entry for print quality, bindery, dies, foils, folds, construction, paper, and creativity.

Thank you, Sandy, Daniel & Abe. YOU ROCK!  

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of the Year!
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with the BEST!

BEST Party of the Year!

October 2, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington

Constructive Cocktails, Dinner, Awards, 
Hickey Pickers - new and past, the People's Choice Awards, 
PPI Educational Trust Raffle, the amazing Undersea Casino,
Photo Booth, Caricature Artist, and we keep adding more!

WHY?? because the ticket price increases Sept. 18th  and the 
Hotel Murano's low guaranteed rate has been EXTENDED to  Sept. 18th!

EDUCATION - Webinars, Networking & Conferences 
*Quick Link >>> Events & Education Calendar

From Design to Experience - Elements of a Successful Website
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015 
Time: 11am PT / 2pm ET 
Location: Online 
Presenter: Zev Asch, Master Mentor Marketing & Sales, Brand Launcher
Your website is your "business DNA" - it defines who you are and the experience you provide to customers. This webinar will feature a guest speaker, Lyndsey Frasier, from Focus MX,  http://www.focusmx.com/ , a very successful web design company that has worked with such companies as Sony, Nissan USA, Disney, Aramark, Campbell's Soup and Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt. Lyndsey will address common challenges, concerns and how to create a website that provides measurable results.

Date: Monday, September 14, 2015
Time: 4 - 6pm Central (Chicago) time

Federal OSHA Recordkeeping
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 
Time: 11am PT / 2pm ET 
Location: Online 
Presenter: Steve Stankavage, Director of EHS services at the Graphic Arts Association, Masters in Safety Sciences from Indiana University
This webinar / roundtable will focus on the requirements of Federal OSHA recordkeeping including the new communication requirements with OSHA.
PrintROCKS! Party of the Year
Date: Friday, October 2, 2015   
Location: Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA
Special hotel rates!
REGISTER NOW - prices increase Sept. 18th!
Hotel Murano - low guaranteed rate increases after Sept. 18th!

OSHA INCIDENT INVESTIGATION - A Virtual Roundtable Discussion
Event Type: Webinar
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 
Time: 11am PT / 2pm ET 
Location: Online 
Presenter(s): Steve Stankavage, Director of EHS services at the Graphic Arts Association, Masters in Safety Sciences from Indiana University
This webinar/roundtable will cover how to ensure you are getting the most out of your investigations and covering the correct information on your incident report.
Topics covered will include:
* How to conduct an effective accident investigation and who should be included on the investigation team
* Techniques for incident interviewing of witnesses and the injured employee
* What critical information you want to document for protection of the employee and your company
* Tips on how to break down an investigation to make tasks manageable
* How job hazard analysis can help with investigations

Marketing Your Efforts in Sustainability - Live in PDX
Date: Thursday, October 22  
Time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: PPI Event Space, Portland
In conjunction with FSC / Rainforest Alliance. 
Special guests in crude Willamette Valley Vineyards, SGP Partnership / Marketing Expert Brian Hart / Panel of buyers discussing sustainability and marketing in today's business environment. 
Ends with Constructive Cocktails. 
We keep adding panelists - check back!
Space is limited - REGISTER HERE


*Quick Link >>>  Industry Conferences

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015 to Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, Il
This year the world's Graphic Communications Industry will convene in the largest print market in the world to rejuvenate, energize and find the trending business solutions and exciting new profit opportunities.  At the "Transform" themed GRAPH EXPO 15, spanning the realms of Print, Online and Mobile, you will experience the full spectrum of equipment, products and services.  Leading manufacturers and suppliers will be exhibiting at the show-many of them showcasing newly released products, technologies and services.   

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  • When you win a PrintROCKS! award you win national exposure. Your winning entry is automatically entered in the  American BENNY Awards (aka the Premier Print Awards). See who won!
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Pacific Printing Industries Educational Trust  
is a non-profit charitable organization. Focused on education and related activities, the "Ed Trust" was created to help the visual communications industry ensure a continuous supply of motivated and skilled candidates at every level, from press operators to managers and CEOs, capable of powering the our industry into the future. >>>  Find out more

The Ed Trust depends on donations from PPI member companies.