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April 27, 2016
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!

LISTEN UP EVERYBODY!!! ROCK N' ROLL WITH YOUR PEERS AT THE MAY 3RD PAPER AND SUBSTRATE SHOW!!!

You’ll have a grand time with 20 exhibitors sharing their newest stuff, great food, music and entertainment plus lots of freebees to take back with you.

So think no more, click here or pick up the phone and give Emily a ring at 323.728.9500, ext. 262, to reserve your spot and re-live the days when the records played and Elvis was number one! You’ll have a blast; we can assure you that.

Paper & Substrate Show Sponsors:













 
BE PREPARED WHEN CLIENTS SAY "WE ARE AVOIDING PRINT BECAUSE IT'S A BIG CONTRIBUTOR TO LANDFILL WASTE"

Tell them that actually, the vast majority of print does not go to landfills…

  • 65.4% of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2014.
     
  • Papermaking fibers can typically be recycled 5 to 7 times before they become too short to be recycled again.
     
  • From 2000 to 2013, the percentage of paper and paperboard as municipal solid waste declined from 28.8% to 15.1%. In comparison, plastics now account for 17.7% and food waste 21.1%.
     
  • The use of recycled paper is one of the many “green” options that print provides.

By now, you should have received the six-series mailers containing answers to objections clients may make about print on paper. All six mailers are also available as 17” x 22” posters for you to download, print, and display at your place of business.

There are many other resources available on the ChoosePrint.org website. Check it out!

 

USPS Mail Fraud Scam Alert

For several years one or more individuals in Canada have been contacting printing companies in the U.S. requesting their services in printing mailings that are sent to US consumers. Once the print job is complete and the mailings are sent, the suspect/s mail the victim printing company a check that is drawn on a CIBC or BMO (Bank of Montreal) account. Once deposited the check is returned as “account closed,” or “NSF.” Attempts to contact the customer fail as they don’t respond to voice messages or emails. 

Recently, we believe the targets in this case have been operating under the DBA’s: Direct Market, DMW Direct, API Global Fulfillment, DMG Group Corporation, DMG-Multimedia, Global Media, Slim-Tab, and LipoCitrex. Historically, we believe they have used the DBA’s: Axera International, BeSlim, Nutrim. 

USPIS believes several printing companies have fallen victim in this scheme but may not have reported their loss to law enforcement. We are seeking to identify those victim companies and to speak to them regarding their possible nexus to this investigation. 

Any questions, concerns, or information related to this inquiry may be directed to Postal Inspector Matt Schmitz at 920.869.3719 or via email at mbschmitz@uspis.gov.

 

GUESSWORK IS NO WAY TO UNDERSTAND BUSINESS CREDIT

Educate yourself on the impact certain business credit behaviors have on your score with Experian’s new learning tool called Business Score Planner™.

Use the Business Score Planner tool to:

  • Learn how changes in your credit information influence your potential score
  • Test out theories by seeing how your potential score might change
  • View possible scenarios to find out how they can positively or negatively sway your score

The tool provides projected scores based on common scenarios that may impact your business credit score the most. Learn what these are and use the easy-to-navigate interactive levers for score change estimates.

Best of all, this tool sits side-by-side with your actual credit score on your Business Credit Advantage report.

Log-in or sign-up for Business Credit Advantage today and give it a try.

 

ATTENTION, EMPLOYERS: MILLENNIALS HAVE MADE THEIR DEMANDS

It takes a certain blend of optimism and paranoia to sleep with your phone within arm’s reach. Something might happen—and I might miss it!

Like FOMO, it’s a mostly millennial affliction, and the younger you are, the more likely you are to have it. But unlike its better-known cousin, it’s less a social anxiety in an ever-connected world than a symptom of the always-on generation’s evolving approach to work-life balance. >>READ MORE

Source: The Atlantic

 

PIASC'S BUYING POWER PARTNER OFFERS MEMBERS A SPECIAL PROMOTION STARTING NOW

Often, gaining technical expertise is top-of-mind when considering training, and the best practices of business operations, project management and improved processes get neglected. Departments are challenged to create and continuously improve processes that provide highly efficient services with more business value. This is where utilizing ITIL, CBAP, PMP, Six Sigma and ITMLOP/ITMLE best practices is beneficial. At the same time, motivating teams to perform, negotiate and collaborate with each other is critical for successful business growth.

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers is offering PIASC members a special promotion on Business Skills Training Classes from now until June 2016. You can buy two classes at full price and receive the third class at equal or lesser value at no charge. To get a list of eligible courses click here.

To get started, or for more details, click here.

 

PIASC STAFF WILL BE AT THE KELLY PAPER OPEN HOUSE IN GARDENA

Members in the South Bay area are invited to join PIASC staff at Kelly Paper’s Open House on Thursday, April 28, starting at 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Stop by the PIASC booth to say hello and pick up your Choose Print bag! Kelly’s address is 1401 W. 178th St., Gardena, CA 90248.

We hope to see you there!

 

e-Quote

You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy.
~Bob Ross

 

BUYING POWER OF THE MONTH

 

 

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

18th Annual Paper and Substrate Show
Tuesday, May 3rd | 5:30 9:00 PM


Breakfast with Bob and Gerry

May 3rd | 7:30am
Mimi's Café, 10909 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga 91730

May 4th | 7:30am
Green Street Restaurant, 146 Shoppers Lane, Pasadena 91101

May 5th | 7:30am
Brent's Deli, 19565 Parthenia Street, Northridge 91324

May 10th | 7:30am
Mimi's Cafe, 17231 E. 17th St., Tustin 92780

May 11th | 7:30am
Lenny's Deli (formerly Junior's), 2379 Westwood Blvd. (at Pico), Los Angeles

May 12th | 7:30am
The Breakfast Club of Long Beach, 3900 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

 

WEBINARS

Fundamentals of Color Part 2: Colorimetry and Spectrophotometers
Wednesday, May 5th | 11:00 AM | FREE!

Reasonable Accommodation and ADA Webinar
Tuesday, May 10th | 10:30 AM | $15 members

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

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

 

Contact

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