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November 16, 2016
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!



CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNUAL SURPLUS DRIVE: DONATE SURPLUS PAPER TO BENEFIT GRAPHIC ARTS PROGRAMS

We want to begin by thanking PIASC members who have kept the annual surplus drive alive for 30 years! Many graphic arts programs, teachers, and students have benefited from your generosity, which has supplemented their extremely low budgets all these years.

Although the surplus drive is scheduled on January 19-21, 2017, it is around this time that we again ask members to encourage their employees to take inventory and set aside any surplus paper and office supplies you may have and donate them to this noble cause.

Your donations will be accepted on January 19th and 20th, at Lithographix in Hawthorne, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. PIASC staff members will be there to provide you with a temporary receipt; however, you will receive an official letter/receipt noting the dollar amount of your contribution as well as a certificate of appreciation for your participation.

Your donations will then be distributed to graphic arts teachers on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Lithographix, where they will arrive bright and early armed with dollies, trucks, vans, and ready to share your donations with other teachers and ultimately with their students. Oftentimes, they find paper that they could never dream of buying for their programs; therefore, all types of paper are welcomed and appreciated.

Your donation of surplus paper and office supplies makes a big difference to graphic arts programs so please consider making the 30th Annual Surplus Drive, one to remember! Please click here to download the flyer and feel free to contact Ara Izquierdo at 323.728.9500, ext. 216, if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!

 










 
WHAT IS PROPOSITION 64 AND HOW DOES IT IMPACT EMPLOYERS IN THE WORKPLACE?

In California, voters just approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act that legalizes cannabis use in California. The law allows individuals over 21 to possess, transport, and buy up to 28.5 grams of marijuana for recreational use. However, marijuana cannot be smoked in public places (unless it is allowed by local ordinance) or in places where state law already bans tobacco smoking, including theaters and restaurants.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has stated that marijuana is illegal for any purpose and will remain a schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act which is determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to have no medical use. States that permit marijuana for medical use or legalize recreational use remain in defiance of federal law.

What does this mean for California employers? It does not mean they should change their policies to accommodate the new law. Don’t rush to change your policies, however, expect to clearly state and specify that marijuana will be treated like any other prohibited workplace substance like alcohol.

  1. Employers are not required to accommodate an employee’s use of marijuana, even if it was recommended for use by a health care professional as it is not considered a legal prescription drug.
     
  2. An employer can refuse to hire an applicant who tests positive for marijuana or terminate a current employee who tests positive for the substance while on the job, or post-accident.
     
  3. Employers can still expect to maintain a drug free workplace and continue to prohibit marijuana. Proposition 64 explicitly states that it is intended to “allow public and private employers to enact and enforce workplace policies pertaining to marijuana.” The safety and security of employees should remain as the biggest priority for an employer.

For a sample drug and alcohol free workplace policy, or for questions about this, contact Cheryl at 323.728.9500 x 218.

 

COLOR '16: THE COLOR CONFERENCE YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 3-6 IN PHOENIX

When it comes to the study and advancement of color management, you can be sure PIA knows its stuff! The conference advisory committee is made up of leading experts in the field. Each year they set out to create a dynamic and informative speaker series that not only teaches color management but also advances its practice.

The Color Conference originated as a means in which to create a dialogue about color management and the techniques and trends that continue to change. Each year, design professionals, brand managers, packaging specialists, printers, and new media specialists meet to learn all that they can about color management, its trends, standards, and techniques. Whether you’re a beginner to the industry looking to building a solid foundation of knowledge or a color expert looking to discuss current challenges with your peers, the Color Conference is the place to be. Register here.

If you have any questions, contact Julie Shaffer, VP, Educational & Marketing Strategies.

 

PRINT SUCCESS STORIES

Many businesses find that print is an extremely effective marketing vehicle. For example, in Japan, Kit Kat created a unique mailable candy product that generated over $11 million! You’ll find this case study and many more at www.ChoosePrint.org.

 

WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE GET. WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE GIVE!

PIASC's November 30th holiday party gives printing industry members double opportunity: to bring happiness to the children of City of Hope and support our graphic arts youth in pursuing a career in graphic communication. Giving is better than receiving! Studies show that there is nothing more fulfilling than knowing you have made palpable difference in the lives of other people. And we can assure you that you certainly make a difference when the children at City of Hope receive gifts with personal notes from industry members.

Please join us at this Holiday Party. You don’t have to go shopping because we do the shopping for you. All you have to do is to register here. Your registration fee of $35.00 includes a toy for a boy or girl, hors d’oeuvres, and one drink. But you have to make your reservation before November 23rd; otherwise, your fee will be $45.00.

Contact Emily Holguin at 323.728.9500, Ext. 262, and let her know that you will be participating in this noble cause.

Remember… no one has ever become poor by giving. Thank you!

 

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For it is in giving that we receive.
~Francis of Assisi

 

 

 

MEMBER DISCOUNT OF THE MONTH

 

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

 

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Breakfast With Bob
November 17th | 7:30am
West Bistro, 3900 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

PIASC Holiday Party
November 30th | 5:30 PM | $35 ($45 non-member)

 

WEBINARS

Creating a Website That Really Works
November 23rd | 11:00 AM PST | FREE!

7 Essential Management Skills Every Business Owner Must Have!
November 29th | 11:00 AM PST | FREE!

Get Noticed, Get Promoted and Build your Professional Brand
December 13th | 8:00 AM | FREE!

Contact

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