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January 6, 2016
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!



TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PIASC MEMBERSHIP BY USING THE ARRAY OF SERVICES AND DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

“One phone call to PIASC saved us $1,000,” says Julie Chan, VP of Nonstop Printing Inc. in Los Angeles.

To read more members’ testimonies click here.

Just like other members, you too can experience the benefits of membership by utilizing PIASC’s services and discounts. You can save money on everything from employment background checks, shipping and merchant services to cell phones, equipment and supplies, credit reports and much more.

Make the following part of your New Year’s Resolution:

Add more resolutions to this list with action steps and keep it handy as a constant reminder.

Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

 











 
WE ARE SAD TO REPORT THE PASSING OF DOUGLAS WALDRON, JR.

Mr. Douglas Waldron, Jr. passed away on December 14th after a long illness. Mr. Waldron was a long time PIASC Board member and served as PIASC Chairman of the Board in 1998. Mr. Waldron was also a member of the Printing Industries of America Finance Committee, which he served with distinction. Mr. Waldron... you will be missed!

 

PLAN TO ATTEND A FLEXO WORKSHOP DAY AT FULLERTON COLLEGE JANUARY 26TH 8:30 A.M.

This workshop is recommended for owner, CEOs, CFOs, plant and production managers, press and pre-press operators. It  will feature knowledgeable speakers along with live demonstrations in the following areas:

  • Esko—See Full HD Plate Technology in action, which allows printers to achieve higher quality printing.
  • Apex—Learn about the next generation anilox from Apex called GTT, which provides the ability to print tough screens and solids on one plate and resolves many issues associated with conventional hex-cell technology.
  • Rotometrics—See a demonstration of its Adjustable Clearance Anvil that eliminates the need for purchasing new dies due to liner changes; it also allows optimum die cutting and can extend the life of the die.
  • Environmental Ink—Learn about the wide variety of specialty coatings and when to use them; and see a live demonstration of pearl and soft touch coatings.
  • Tesa Tape—Learn about tape requirements for high quality printing

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Please contact Dave McCormac at Ext. 299 if you have any questions about this program. For reservations, contact Emily Holguin at 323.728.9500, Ext. 262.

 

RUDENESS IS GROWING IN THE WORKPLACE

Germs can run rampant in a workplace, but so can another problem: Researchers at the University of Florida, presenting their findings in the Journal of Psychology, say that rudeness can be contagious.

The researchers followed 90 graduate business students as they practiced negotiation techniques over seven weeks, switching partners several times. Students who described a partner as rude were more likely to be considered rude too by subsequent partners more often, than those who negotiated with people they felt were polite. This suggests—the researchers theorize—that experiencing rudeness may make people more inclined to engage in it themselves.

Do your best to stay polite and courteous all the time and you may be able to stop an epidemic in your organization.

 

START OFF THE YEAR SELLING MORE AND CLOSING DEALS BETTER AND FASTER JOIN THE POWER SELLING PROGRAM NOW!

The very popular Power Selling Program is open for enrollment. It is recommended for top management of commercial print service providers that want to increase sales.

The Power Selling Program is a turnkey training package combining online classes, printed content and live coaching sessions that benefit the company through accelerated and effective onboarding of new sales professionals and increasing the results of existing sales staff.

This is a comprehensive package, minimizing lost sales time and offering live and tailored coaching and consulting by Leslie Groene—a printing industry veteran.

Leslie is one of the coaching superstars in the world of corporate sales as well as a business and motivational speaker. Leslie’s roots are in the printing industry in Southern Calfirnoa. She helps her clients focus on revenue generation and profit growth. Click here for more!

 

CHECK OUT COMPETITORS FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE SUCCESS

You know that to reach the pinnacle in your business, you have to do more than satisfy customers. You have to surprise them by exceeding their expectations. But how? Check out your competitiion—and find out what’s missing. What are they doing to delight their customers? Where do they fall short? Identify key areas for improvement from their efforts, then implement them in your organization.

Adapted from Broken Windows, Broken Business, by Michael Levine

 

MEMBERS DONATING SURPLUS PAPER PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION!

The 29th Annual Surplus Drive scheduled on Thursday and Friday, January 14th & 15th to accept paper donations is moving from the Museum to The Castle Press, located at 1222 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. Please deliver your surplus paper between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to the Castle Press where PIASC staff will be happy to provide you with a temporary receipt.

Teachers will benefit from your paper donations on Saturday, January 16th when the paper will be distributed in an orderly fashion.

Contact Ara Izquierdo if you have any questions or concerns at 323.728.9500, ext. 216. Thank you for supporting graphic arts programs!

 

GIVE ADVICE WITHOUT SPARKING RESENTMENT

Giving advice can be awkward—particularly if no one has asked for your input. When you feel you need to share your take with an employee or co-worker, don’t give the impression that you’re issuing an order: “Do this.” A better option is to relate how you handled a similar situation—for instance, “I had to do that last week, and I found it helpful to do this.” You’ll get your point across without alienating the person you want to motivate.

Source: The Manager’s Intelligence Report

 

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE PRESIDENT'S CONFERENCE IN PALM DESERT

The 2016 Presdient’s Conference is coming to California so we hope to see a great number of PIASC members at this top-notch program, which was developed by printers, for printers, with the help of a superb advisory group of leaders from our membership.

The Presdient’s Conference is for business leaders, top managers, and owners of companies that offer printing services. Whether you consider your company a marketing service provider, a packaging solutions firm, a display graphics enterprise or a supply chain management company, if you PRINT, the President’s Conference is for you. Sessions focus on topics that matter right now. Covering business development, leadership, and finance.

PIASC members are entittled to receive a $200 PIASC grant. Find out how by contacting Socorro Garcia at 323.728.9500, ext. 229.

 

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Good advice is like a proverb: the meaning depends on the interpretation.
~Rebecca L. Walkowitz, Cosmopolitan Style

 




 

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Breakfast with Bob and Leslie
Contact Emily Holguin, Ext. 262

January 5th | 7:30am
Mimi's Café, 10909 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga 91730

January 6th | 7:30am
Green Street Restaurant, 146 Shoppers Lane, Pasadena 91101

January 7th | 7:30am
Brent's Deli, 19565 Parthenia Street, Northridge 91324

January 12th | 7:30am
Mimi's Cafe, 17231 E. 17th St., Tustin 92780

January 13th | 7:30am
Factor's Famous Deli, 9420 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035 NEW LOCATION!

January 14th | 7:30am
The Breakfast Club of Long Beach, 3900 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach


29th Annual Surplus Drive
January 14th-15th | 9:00am - 2:00pm
Please note: Location change to Castle Press


A Flexo Workshop Day at Fullerton College
January 26th | 8:30am


Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Contact Emily Holguin, Ext. 262

January 27th | 9am
Meridian Graphics Conference Room, 2652 Dow Ave, Tustin, CA 92780

February 3rd | 9am
PIASC Conference Room, 5800 S. Eastern Ave, #400, Los Angeles, CA 90040

February 3rd | 1pm
PIASC Conference Room, 5800 S. Eastern Ave, #400, Los Angeles, CA 90040


Print Excellence Awards Call for Entries Deadline
Friday, February 12th | 4:00pm


WEBINAR: Top Ten Cal/OSHA Citations and How to Avoid Them
Thursday, February 25th | 11:00am- FREE!


President's Conference
March 6-9th
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, CA


2016 Graphics Night
Sponsorship Available!
April 8th
Pacific Palms Resort, Industry Hills


Private Turn-Key Tour of DRUPA
June 1-6th
Dusseldorf, Germany

WEBINARS

2016 Labor Law Update
Wednesday, January 13th | 10:00 AM | $15


Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (Beginner)
Wednesday, January 13th | 10:00 AM | FREE!


Managing Virtual Teams: Key Tips and Tricks
Monday, January 18th | 8:00 AM | FREE!


  Delivering Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Wednesday, January 27th | 10:00 AM | FREE!


The PMP Exam Has Changed! What Does that Mean for You?
Friday, January 29th | 9:30 AM | FREE!


Top Ten Cal/OSHA Citations and How to Avoid Them
Thursday, February 25th | 11:00 AM- FREE!


Conflict Recognition and Resolution
Tuesday, June 7th | 8:00 AM | FREE!

 

Contact

Ara Izquierdo
5800 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90040
(323) 728-9500