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March 1, 2017
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!



TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST! CELEBRATE PRINT WITH US—YOUR EMPLOYEES—CLIENTS—FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Make your reservations now to attend the event of the year and enjoy an evening of pride in print, great ambiance, excellent food, drinks, awards, and, to end the evening just right, dance, dance, dance the night away!

Reserve a table of 8, 10, or 12 and save an additional 10% off the already amazing value of only $100 per ticket. Of course, this is only possible thanks to our sponsors!

We all know that PIASC Graphics Night is the event of the year… an event that you don’t want to miss. An event that celebrates YOU—our members—by showing off the amazing work that you produce and rewarding you for doing what you love most… PRINT!

So set aside Friday, April 7, 2017, and bring the people that help make your company successful: your employees, clients, friends, and family. You will enjoy an evening of beautiful print, fun, networking, good food, awards, and dancing!

The festivities will begin at 5:30 pm at the beautiful Pacific Palms Resort’s lounge with a wine reception and an exhibit of the Print Excellence Competition winners. Guests can stroll down the exhibit and admire the breathtaking pieces created by you, and your peers, while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine, friends and the melodic sounds of soft jazz. Sounds good so far? Then, at 7:00 p.m., guests will enter the Majestic Ballroom for a delicious dinner, an amazing program, and dancing until midnight.

To make your reservations for Graphics Night, please click here or contact Maribel Campos at 323.782.9500, ext. 210. And for any other questions about Graphics Night, please contact Ara Izquierdo at ext. 216. Remember that if you buy a table of 8, you save $80; 10, you save $100; 12, you save $120. So reserve your table(s) now.

Our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors seen in the box below:

 













 
DO YOU OFFER VARIABLE DATA PRINTING?

Help customers make the most of your capabilities! As is pointed out in the Talking Points section of this month’s www.ChoosePrint.org home page, you can maximize customer reach by using marketers’ data to create extremely targeted direct mail.

By the way, are you displaying the Choose Print logo on your website and linking it to www.chooseprint.org? Choose Print is your campaign that helps you sell more print to help us spread the word by sharing it with your employees, peers, and friends.

 

THE PRESIDENT'S CONFERENCE IN LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA IS ONLY TEN DAYS AWAY! JOIN YOUR PEERS AT THIS EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

In two weeks, Southern California will host an extraordinary print management event—the 2017 PIA President’s Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Long Beach. This is a great opportunity to learn the future of our industry and where the market leaders will be positioned.

The President’s Conference offers an exceptional lineup of leadership, finance, sales, operations, humar resources experts ready to discuss the important issues facing our industry today and it all happens, here, in Long Beach, March 12-15. PIASC members are encouraged to take advantage of this unique educational opportunity as well as network with your peers from other states.

PIASC members in good standing will receive a $200 grant from your association to attend this fabulous program.

PIASC members with multiple registrations (2 or more) from the same company also receive $200.00 group discount. All you have to do to receive the discounts is to contact Socorro Garcia at 323.728.9500, ext. 229. Time is of the essence. Register today!

 

BOOKS: NOT GOING AWAY

Since the rise of e-books and e-readers like the Kindle, pessimistic pundits have predicted that the physical book would soon become obsolete. That isn’t happening yet, though. A study from the Pew Research Center found that 73 percent of Americans have read at least one book in the last 12 months (a number unchanged since 2012), and most of them are reading print books: The survey found that 65 percent of Americans picked up a physical book when they read in the past year, far more than those who read at least one e-book (28 percent) or listened to an audiobook (14 Percent).

Want to know more about the power of print? Visit ChoosePrint.org.

 

CREATE A WORKPLACE CULTURE THAT EMBRACES SAFETY

How can you inspire workers to make safety a priority? Try these tactics to build safety into your organization’s culture:

  • Involve employees in safety decisions. Safety regulations should protect workers, not frustrate them.
  • Help them view safety in a positive light by involving them in the decision making process and asking for their input on how it is best to incorporate safety procedures into their work routines.
  • Communicate the big picture. Don’t just dictate rules and expect employees to follow them. Explain why new rules are being implemented, what impact the changes will have on their daily routines, and what benefits workers and the organization will derive from the changes.
  • Examine accidents as connected events. When an accident occurs, many organizations treat it as an isolated incident, leaving unaffected workers to continue their usual routines. Instead, include a team of workers in the investigative process. Encourage them to identify system failures rather than scapegoating individuals, and to use the opportunity to create better systems for the future.
  • Recognize worker commitment to safety. Be on the lookout for safety improvements, then recognize and reward the individuals involved. Use every opportunity to reinforce positive behavior.

 

LABOR LAW POSTING LOCATION GUIDELINES

Generally, federal workplace posters must be displayed in conspicuous places where they are easily visible and accessible to all employees. To comply with these legal requirements, employers typically place all workplace posters in a breakroom or similar location where employees gather. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and Employee Polygraph Protection (EPPA) posters must be placed where they can be seen by applicants for employment. For all your regulatory compliance postings, contact Emily Holguin at 323.728.9500 x 262.

 

e-Quote

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
—George S. Patton

 

 

 

MEMBER DISCOUNT OF THE MONTH

 

PRINTING INDUSTRIES CREDIT UNION

Rate is based on your current rate at the financial institution that you are refinancing your auto loan from minus 2% with a minimum of 2.59% APR* with terms up to 60 months. Subject to credit approval and evaluation of collateral. Example - current rate 4.59% APR minus 2% PICU discount equals new rate of 2.59% APR*. Loan balance of $10,000 with a 4.59% APR* for a 60 month term the payment would be $146.48 and a loan balance of $10,000 with a 2.59% APR* for a 60 month term the payment would be $139.45. Current Printing Industries Credit Union loans are not eligible. No other discounts apply. With the NO Payment for 90 days, your interest will accrue for the date of the contract. Promotion expires 05/01/2017.

*APR equals Annual Percentage Rate

 

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Breakfast with Bob and Cheryl

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

March 8th | 7:30am
Green Street Restaurant, 146 Shoppers Lane, Pasadena 91101

March 9th | 7:30am
Brent's Deli, 19565 Parthenia Street, Northridge 91324

March 21st | 7:30am
Mimi's Cafe, 17231 E. 17th St., Tustin 92780

March 22nd | 7:30am
Ozzie's Diner, 7780 East Slauson Ave., Commerce 90040 - NEW LOCATION!

March 23rd | 7:30am
West Bistro, 3900 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

2017 President's Conference
March 12th-15th
Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

2017 Graphics Night
Sponsorship Opportunities
April 7th | 5:30pm-midnight PST
Pacific Palms Resort, Industry Hills

 

WEBINARS

3 Keys to Successful Program Management
March 8th | 9:00am PST | FREE

How to Create a One Page Lean Business Model and Plan
March 9th | 11:00am PST | FREE

Marketing Your Business with a Strategic One Page Marketing Plan
March 16th | 11:00am PST | FREE

How to Inspire and Energize Your People Every Day
June 14th | 9:00am PST | FREE

 

Contact

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