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February 10, 2016
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!



PIASC HONORED ITS SILVER AND GOLD MEMBERSHIPS AT A SPECIAL AWARDS BREAKFAST

It was a great event—an event that gives PIASC an opportunity to honor members for their support and loyalty of their trade association for over 25 years. The event took place on Friday, February 5th at Tamayo Restaurant and Art Gallery where members were welcomed with live classical guitar music, Mimosas, and a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, PIASC President Bob Lindgren and Sr. Vice President Jim Joyce presented members with beautiful glass awards and 25 and 50-year membership pins. Photo above from left to right: Bill Rivera, Novatar Direct; Richard Jacobs, Lone Star Press, LLC; Jack Stoughton, Stoughton Printing Company; Tuffy McDonald, Fuji Film Graphic Systems USA; Ralph Garcia, Graphicom; Susan Jacobs, Lone Star Press, LLC; and Shoji Dambara, ITP Strategic.

Members present receiving Silver Anniversary Awards were as follows:

Members receiving Gold Anniversary Awards were as follows:

Members celebrating Silver and Gold anniversaries not present include the following:

Silver Anniversaries: Any Laminating Service, B & Z Printing, Inc., California Printers Magazine, Creamer Printing Company, Creative Direct Marketing Group, Creative Forms Design, Emblem Enterprises, Inc., Flexline, Inc., H.R. Chew Assoc., Inc., Holiday Printing & Lithograph Inc., Integrity Impressions, Inc., John P. Styers & Company, Koehler & Company, McPaul Research Institute, Nova Graphic Services, Oriental Art Press, Inc., Sir Speedy Printing Center, The Artime Group, WS Packaging Group.

Gold Anniversaries: COP Communications.

Our heartfelt thanks go to all members for their continuous support of PIASC!

 















 
10 OLD-SCHOOL WAYS TO MARKET YOUR BUSINESS

Ten years ago social media didn’t exist – and businesses still managed to market themselves. Here are some of the tried-and-true tactics that they used:

1. Print Ads
2. Newsletters
3. Free Trials
4. Direct Mail
5. Business Networking
6. Co-Op Advertising
7. Public Speaking
8. Article Writing
9. Vehicle Signage
10. Media Releases

 

LET'S CELEBRATE PRINT POWER AT GRAPHICS NIGHT/PRINT EXCELLENCE AWARDS APRIL 8TH AT PACIFIC PALMS RESORT

Join us at the Social Event of the Year and bring your key employees, clients, and family to this fabulous evening on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the beautiful Pacific Palms Resort in Industry Hills.

Festivities begin at 5:30 pm with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and the exhibit of the Print Excellence winning entries, while enjoying soft jazz music and networking with industry peers and friends. Then at 7:00 pm guests will be invited to enter the Majestic Ballroom for a fabulous dinner, followed by the presentation of awards. But that’s not all! Dance the night away with Beverly Hills DJ until midnight... relax, enjoy, and celebrate!

Tickets to members are only $100 ($200 value) thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Make your reservations now by contacting Maribel Campos at 323.728.9500, ext. 210. Click here for more information.

We still have sponsorship opportunities for this event. Click here to find out more or contact Ara Izquierdo at 323.728.9500, ext. 216.

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

PIASC Board of Directors and staff welcome the following new members:

Acecon Solar, Pomona
Arrow Marketing Company, Tustin
Boss LD Enterprises dba Bella Digital, Santa Fe Springs
Cece Designs, Los Angeles (310) 918-8934
JLH Group, Lakewood
Master Litho Colors, Inc., South El Monte
Momentum International, LLC, Long Beach
SafeChecks, Canoga Park
Stem, Millbrae
Totty Printing, Orange
Twins Global Printing LLC, Alhambra (626) 532-0162
Unique Image, Inc., Northridge
Waer 3, Inc. dba Prizm Litho, Chino Hills (323) 868-0345
Western Shield Acquisitions, LLC, Compton

Help us grow by referring your industry friends to PIASC. When they join, you win, PIASC wins, and your industry friend wins. Click here to find out more. If you have any questions, contact Ara Izquierdo at 323.728.9500, ext. 216.

 

PRINT WORKS!

For example, a community bank’s postcard campaign generated 250 new accounts and $17 million in deposits. This is one of the case studies featured this month on the home page of the www.ChoosePrint.org website.

Check it out and share it with your sales reps to help them sell more print.

 

YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO DELIVER YOUR ENTRIES!

We are receiving tons of entries but we are still missing yours! But no worries... you still have time to enter those amazing pieces you created during 2015. Time is of the essence so select two or three outstanding jobs you have printed and contact Kristy Villanueva to let her know you will be delivering it this Friday, February 12th no later than 4:00 p.m.

Don’t miss out! When you participate and win a Best of Category Award, your entry is automatically submitted into the national Premier Print Awards with the possibility of winning a Benny! And what happens when you win?

  • You get local and national media exposure
  • You increase your company’s name recognition
  • You motivate your employees
  • You impress your clients

Are you convinced now that you have nothing to lose and much more to win? Contact Kristy Villanueva at 323.728.9500, ext. 215, to let her know your entries are on the way!

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH BY 4:00 P.M.

 

TAXES DUE? DON'T STRESS OUT PICU CAN HELP!

If you need money to pay 2015 taxes, don’t worry, the Printing Industries Credit Union has the perfect Tax Loan for you with a low rate of 9.99 APR* for 36 months, minimum loan amount of $2,000 (maximum loan amount $10,000).

Please note that all checks are made payable to the state or IRS. Contact a PICU representative today at one of the following numbers: Riverside, 951.781.0981; Commerce, 323.728.1866 and Toll-free at 800.479.7837.

 

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All know the way; few actually walk it.
~Bodhidharma

 

 

BUYING POWER OF THE MONTH

 

 

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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

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