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January 5, 2015
News Jems From Jules

Happy New Year from PPI Association!
Happy New Year from PPI Association!

Hi there! Clearly I needed to get a little creative & crazy on this winter day! Here's sharing a little face time from me & roaring Happy New Year to you & yours.

Hope to see you LIVE & IN COLOR in 2015.

ps... Check out all our videos from this past year, including our review of the 2014 PrintROCKS! winners at our
YouTube Channel....


Cheers  - 



FOCUS Membership, 
4th Quarter 2014

Update from Michael Makin,
President & CEO

As 2014 comes to a close, I wanted to personally thank you for your continued support of Printing Industries of America through your local affiliate. For 127 years, PIA has served as the national voice of the printing industry in the United States, and we could not have done it without the backing of firms likes yours.

Not unlike what many of you have experienced, economic circumstances dictated a rightsizing of PIA at the end of last year.   Read more...
What Is Happening


Printers Sabotage Their Marketing Success With These 7 Phrases


Have you heard yourself say any of these 7 self-limiting phrases? If so, you're holding your company back from print + digital success!


Do you put up roadblocks to an effective marketing program because you are a printer? Do you avoid using digital options and only use printed communication? Do you underestimate the power of an integrated, multi-channel print + digital marketing program?




Ryan Sauers3 Part Webinar Series
Dates: January 7, 14 & 21
Time: 8am - 9am PT 
Are you afraid to admit that your answer is no or not sureThen this educational webinar series is designed for you to shed some light on your business vision and your ability to differentiate your offerings and grow your sales. Focus on marketing and sales in 2015! Developed as a group, you must attend all three to get the impact/ benefit from the discussion.  More Information 


A Conversation & Constructive Cocktails, in Portland at   

Date: Thursday, January 8, 2015 

Time: 4-5:30pm 
Location: 601 SW 2nd Ave., Ste 2300 

Downtown Portland 


Please join us for this complimentary seminar and networking event designed for employers, business owners and human resource professionals of all skill and experience levels. Registration includes the program, materials, validated parking and hosted reception.  More Information    

Don't miss this very month's informative & "Constructive" Cocktails!

Time: Asynchronous, online delivery
Foundations for emerging functional printing fields including printed electronics, active packaging, and security printing. Emphasis on processes, materials, electrical characterization, sensing, barrier properties, and anti-counterfeiting. Applications include lighting, displays, novel electronics, energy harvesting, energy storage, sensors, scavengers, and brand security. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.  More Information 


Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 

Time: 9am PT 
Presenter(s): Jim Kyger, VP Human Relations at PIA

Topics to be covered include: New Form I-9 on the way (again), Noel Canning Decision and NLRB Impact, HR Metric Survey Results, Union Pension News, Fall Election Reminders (Time Off To Vote), and PPI State Law Updates

More Information 


PPI Rolls Out 2 New Member Benefits! 
Click the logos to learn more! 
Save 20% or more on a wide array of audit services and compliance assessments for your company.
Includes HIPAA, SSEA 16 & SOC 2



   The Buying Group for Label Converters: 
If you print labels, membership in PPI pays rebates and your dues will be partially to fully funded by the program, depending on your volume.







What Matters in Your Workplace...

Environment, Benefits, Culture?


Keeping employees is key these days. Environment matters more than ever in future talent deciding where they want to work... and frankly to all of us!

Want to ditch your desk or have a climbing wall?
Explore new trends that will present options for your future.


Americans think it's normal to hate their jobs. Let us introduce you to the Danish concept of
arbejdsgl�de. It means happiness at work.
Here's how Danish offices make sure it's happening.



E-Books vs. Traditional Paper Books: How Electronic Readers Damage Your Health


via RawStory, Samantha Olson - Medical Daily

Electronics are revolutionizing nearly every aspect of our lives in the 21st century, even the way we read - but is it healthy?  Find out more...




WIN a year's subscription on us! 


Refer a new member (or if you're not yet a member, have your company join) and be entered to win access to this valuable portal for all in your company! 


We will give away up to four - 15 month subscriptions in the month of January! 

Retail Value $299, value to your company: Priceless.


The list of curriculum continues to grow with the following to be added first quarter 2015: classes on sheetfed printing, folding and bindery, 3D printing as well as job costing. Current courses available now include Sales, Lean Manufacturing and Intro to Graphic Arts. Expect courses focusing on digital printing, personalization, database management, mailing and social media marketing by end of June.  



Like podcasts? 

Here's one you might want to share with your customers, your sales reps and your staff... and be inspired on how to market differently in 2015 using new mediums.


Drew Davis
Andrew Davis

In this first episode of Claim Your Fame, host Andrew Davis defines what it means to "claim your fame" and why it's so relevant in today's digital economy.


"DirectMail (not junk mail) is huge. It's still booming... 

$12 billion Industry. 54,000 people are employed."


Starting at 10min... Hear the story of Trish Witkowski from FoldFactory.com and how she came to be the voice of cool finishing and why all those different tee shirts?!


Bottom line: Trish's weekly video blog build trusts, builds relations, and builds revenue with her audience. What are you doing to increase your presence with current and future customers? BE INSPIRED!


Here's her latest! 

60-second Super-cool Fold of the Week #272
60-second Super-cool Fold of the Week #272



Presenters include:
Diane Jukofsky - VP of Communications, Rainforest Alliance
Brian Hart - Hart Consulting / SGP
February 24, 2015, 2:00pm - 6:00pm 
Location: Mercy Corps Headquarters
28 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, OR
We are seeking a few good table top sponsors at $250 each to support this event! Ping Jules@ppiassociation.org if you're interesting in showcasing your company!



SEATTLE TIMES... We all make mistakes!


The life of a newsroom copy editor can be difficult, having to comb through thousands of words for errant typos or dangling modifiers. But sometimes the mistakes are staring at you in BIG RED FONT ON PAGE ONE.



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