eNews Highlights ~ August 20, 2015
Daniel Dejan in Portland 8/26 for breakfast - don't miss him!
ActNOW  is all about paper, messaging, design, creative finishing, the user experience and how to SELL more direct mail which will deliver results. 

Training Requirements in OHSA Standards
OSHA has posted a fully updated version of its guide. It organizes the training requirements into five categories: General Industry, Maritime, Construction, Agriculture and Federal Employee Programs.   >>> More

New White Paper - Free Resources 
from Printing Industries of America
Near Field Communication, referred to as NFC, has createdquite a buzz in the industry with recent magazine and television ads and the emergence of payment methods in the United States from Apple and Android. To help members understand NFC and the opportunities it presents, PIA has produced a free white paper. Visit >>>   Printing Industries of America (password required) 

PPI's Admin Extraordinaire, Raeann Barnes, 
Is Getting Married!
Raeann has been on the PPI team for 3 years and will be leaving us soon (sad face). On September 6th, Raeann is marrying  Mark McSpadden (very happy face) in Independence, Oregon. They met in 2010 and it was love! Raeann and Mark will be moving to Corvallis, where Mark will continue his studies at Oregon State University. Raeann will do some commuting to finish her degree at Portland State.
Please join us in congratulating Raeann & Mark and wishing them much happiness.

Fixed Price, FSC® Chain of Custody Certification
Now Available To All Printers through Industry Association Collaboration  (no matter your size)
  FSC Logo 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. >>>   Printlandia the BLOG

Congratulations to Lisa Magnuson 
of Top Line Sales...  Re-Brand! New Website! 
and More Sales Tools for You!

CLICK to view Lisa's new video
focused on your team closing 7-figure contracts

Lisa Magnuson is an expert in strategic sales and TOP Line Account™ revenue building. As a  respected sales consultant and author, Lisa works with clients to build successful strategic sales programs that drive revenue from large new accounts and enable growth from existing high value customers. 

PPI is honored to have Lisa on our team of consultants ready to help PPI members maximize results.
Contact Lisa at Lisa@TopLineSales.com
or contact PPI about our consulting program - call us first and we'll save your money and bring you the BEST in resources.

Who Is Your Customer?
In the world of visual communications (which includes print), it's not uncommon for agents to place orders on the behalf of a client.  We sometimes call them brokers, or print management firms, or advertising agencies.  What happens when the bill goes un-collected?  Who do you pursue, especially if there is no formal credit application?  Is the person you contracted with an "agent" and insulated from personal liability? 
To learn more about some of the "sticky points" of this type of transaction, read more in the July issue of the Print Industry Credit Bureau newsletter.
*Quick Links >>> 

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NEW PARTNER in Employee Health Benefits
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Just don't miss the 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, and the amazing Undersea Casino!
WHY?? because the ticket price increases Sept. 18th  and the 
Hotel Murano's low guaranteed rate is  not available after Sept. 9th!
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Introducing an exciting new benefit from PPI
Oregon's Health CO-OP a new way to look at healthcare with benefits under multiple plan options creatively put together and with terrific rates only available to members of PPI in partnership with the Oregon Employers Association. 
Visit the Oregon Health CO-OP website
or  contact us for more information

Remember! When you login to PPIAssociation.org 
as a member you can learn all the details  
about these benefits and more!

*Quick Link >>> PPI Benefits & Buying Power

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

ACT NOW PORTLAND! Great Design + Creative Direct Mail   = AWESOME RES ULTS
Daniel Dejan, Sappi Paper &  (YouTube sensation)  Trish Witkoski,  Fold Factory  (our virtual guest) with their ACT NOW! song & dance about the integration of print & digital.
See how one of the oldest ways to reach customers is also the most powerful. Did you know direct mail brings in $12 for every $1 spent?  Now with an effective combination of current technology and old-school familiarity, direct mail can turn present business into future success.
This extraordinary opportunity to hear from two leading industry creatives in our back yard. Includes some Constructive Cocktails at the end :) Seating is limited, so ACT NOW!
Portland - August 26 -  REGISTER ... 8 - 9:30am breakfast at Bridgeport Brewpub!

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. 9th!

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.   

  • PPI Member benefits can save you money and expand your resources. Here is the latest list of benefits.
  • The first hour of PPI Consulting Services is FREE... Strategic Planning, Sales, Branding/Marketing, and Operational Excellence.
  • PPI brings the news to YOU! Bookmark our website newsfeeds: Association & Industry News and Health & Safety.
  • The Pacific Printing Industries Educational Trusts support programs that attract young people to careers in printing. Would you like to get involved?
  • 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!
  • PPI gives member companies extensive Human Resource tools.
  • Membership includes your company listing on PrintAccess.com - redesigned & mobile optimized! Additional marketing exposure includes advertising on our website, social media & directory listing.

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  Jules Van Sant
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YOUR Ed Trust!
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Pacific Printing Industries Educational Trust - 

Learn more about the Trust and how 

they support YOU!
 You can visit the website page, too.

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.