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May 18, 2016
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!


 

RAISE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES STUDENTS' VICTORIES

RAISE Foundation celebrated graphic arts students that participated in this year’s competitions sponsored and organized by PIASC’s educational foundation, whose goal is to foster graphic arts careers in secondary and post-secondary schools. RAISE is sustained by the generous contributions from individual companies, individual employees, and other foundations.

Students, parents, and teachers enjoyed an evening of celebration and expressed their gratitude to the printing industry for the opportunity to compete and win cash scholarships for the students to continue their education.

This year’s competition winners are:

BEST COMIC BOOK (High School)
  First Place: Ranzel Navarro, Ashley Soo Hoo, and Jillian Gamboa
(El Camino Real Charter H.S.) - $500
  Second Place: Dutch Clark (South Pasadena H.S.) - $250
  Third Place: Brittany Ochoa (Pioneer H.S.) - $100
BEST PACKAGING (High School)
  First Place: Jillian Gamboa (El Camino Real Charter H.S.) - $500
  Second Place: Kyle Dang (El Camino Real Charter H.S.) - $250
  Third Place: Micha Reglos & Mico Reglos (Garfield H.S.) - $100

BEST PACKAGING (College)
  First Place: Manuela Villalobos (East L.A. Occupational Ctr) - $500
  Second Place: Jose Saavedra (Slawson Occupational Center) - $250
  Third Place: Roza Keshvari (Riverside City College) - $100
BEST BOOKMARK (College)
  First Place: Jose Saavedra (Slawson Occupational Center) - $500
  Second Place: Manuela Villalobos (East L.A. Occupational Ctr) - $250
  Third Place: Joe Huerta (Abram Friedman Occ. Center) - $100

The students winning medals at the SkillsUSA State Competition were the following:

School Students Competition Awards
Abram Friedman Occupational Center Karina Tench Gold - Job Skills Demonstration (College)
Bronze - Graphics Imaging: Sublimation (College)
Eagle Rock High School Edrene Montanez Gold - Graphics Imaging: Sublimation (College)
Charlie Stein Gold - Graphics Imaging: Sublimation (High School)
Mario Nunez Bronze - Screen Printing Technology (High School)
East Los Angeles Occupational Center Manuela Villalobos Gold - T-Shirt Design (College)
Garfield High School Anthony Viramontes Bronze - Graphic Imaging: Sublimation (High School)
Riverside City College Kristina LoVerso Gold - Graphic Communications (College)
Emily Riddell Gold - Advertising Design (College)
Roza Keshvari Silver - Advertising Design (College)
Megan Moore Silver - Graphics Imaging: Sublimation (College)
Slawson Occ. Center Jose Saavedra Silver - Pin Design (College)
South Pasadena H.S. Michelle Han Gold - Screen Printing Technology (High School)
Woodrow Wilson H.S. Aldaire Mendez Silver - Graphics Imaging: Sublimation (High School)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING! Gold Medalist will now compete at the Skills USA National Competition on June 20-24th in Louisville, KY. These students also received grants from RAISE Foundation for their participation.
Click here for more information and photos.

Comic Book Awards
First Place H.S.


Second Place H.S.


Third Place H.S.


Packaging Awards
First Place H.S.


Second Place H.S.


Third Place H.S.


Packaging Awards
First Place College


Second Place College


Third Place College


Bookmark Awards
First Place College


Second Place College


Third Place College
IT'S EASIER TO KEEP CURRENT CLIENTS THAN IT IS TO ACQUIRE THEM BUT HOW DO YOU RETAIN THEM?

Plan to attend PIASC’s Essentials to Success—a one-day conference that will give you the tools you need to not only retain your current customers but also nurture and help them grow with you.This conference is scheduled on Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at Fullerton College.

Who Should Attend: Print communication business owners and managers with less than 25 employees. Topics covered will include the following:

  • Find out where we are as an industry in California
  • Gain tools to engage with your customers regularly
  • Get your current customers to buy more print
  • Learn organizing tools from a fellow printer
  • And much more!

More information coming soon…

 

TEENS AND SOCIAL MEDIA: WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON?

If you think your kid is checking his or her smartphone every 30 seconds, you may not be far off. A study of more than 200 eighth-graders reported on the CNN website found that the heaviest social media users check the Internet more than 100 times daily, even when they’re in school.

What are they looking for?

  • Checking their online posts for comments and “likes”: 61 percent.
  • Seeing whether friends are doing things without them: 36 percent.
  • Making sure friends aren’t saying mean things about them: 21 percent. 

Fifteen percent of teens in the study reported receiving inappropriate photos. And 94 percent of parents were unaware of the amount of fighting that occurs on social media.

 

COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATION: RELAXING, ENJOYABLE NETWORKING

We are looking forward to seeing you at Cocktails & Conversations in August so mark your calendar and plan to attend this networking event where you will connect with your industry colleagues and meet new ones too! The dates and places are as follows:  

Aug. 4thBodega Wine Bar, 260 E. Colorado Blvd. #208, Pasadena, CA 91101
Aug. 11thJT Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery, 2610 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806 

Contact: Emily Holguin, Ext. 262.

 

Present a Compelling Reason to Buy

Never expect prospects to “connect the dots” on their own. You need to clearly tell them why they should buy this product or service, and why they should buy it from you vs. buying elsewhere or not buying anything at all. What makes this product or service so wonderful? And what makes buying it from you better than buying it from your competitors?

 

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Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
~Winston Churchill

 

BUYING POWER OF THE MONTH

 

 

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Certified First Aid & CPR Training
June 8th | 8:00am | $60 members (non-members $90)

Breakfast with Bob

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

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

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

July 19th | 7:30am
Mimi's Cafe, 17231 E. 17th St., Tustin 92780

July 20th | 7:30am
NEW LOCATION: Norm's, 11001 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles 90064

July 21st | 7:30am
West Bistro (Formerly The Breakfast Club of Long Beach), 3900 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

Essentials To Success
July 23 | 8am
Fullerton College, Printing Department, Building 900321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832

Cocktails and Conversations

August 4th | 5:30pm
Bodega Wine Bar, 260 E. Colorado Blvd. #208, Pasadena, CA 91101

August 11th | 5:30pm
JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery, 2610 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806

WEBINARS

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