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April 26, 2017
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!


Start your morning right and get your adrenalin going! Join Bob Lindgren and his guest Gerry Bonetto at this popular and informative meeting.

Gerry Bonetto is PIASC’s Vice President of Government Affairs. For over 30 years, Gerry has represented printing’s interests at federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, including Cal/OSHA, US EPA, Regional Water Boards, and SCAQMD. He frequently consults with individual companies on their health and safety programs and can help you write your own safety compliance program.

Be prepared when you receive

  • A Cal/OSHA citation with a list of violations and a big penalty
  • A letter from an attorney notifying you of an action for an injury to a former employee
  • A notice from your Worker’s Compensation insurance carrier notifying you that your experience mod has just gone through the roof.

While we can’t avoid experiencing any of the above actions, letting PIASC do a safety compliance walk through, can prepare you to be ready and in compliance.

Gerry Bonetto can help you see the areas of potential concern. He can also work with you on initiating specific procedures, like “lockout/tagout” that will avoid injuries, reduce costs, and keep you in compliance.

Plan to attend one or more of the following meetings starting at 7:30 am and be prepared!

  • Tuesday, May 2nd – Mimi’s Café, Rancho Cucamonga
  • Wednesday, May 3rd – Green Street Restaurant, Pasadena
  • Thursday, May 4th – Brent's Deli, Northridge
  • Tuesday, May 9th – Mimi’s Café, Tustin
  • Wednesday, May 10th – Ozzie’s Diner, Commerce
  • Thursday, May 11th – West Bistro, Long Beach

To make your reservations, click here.



One of the latest articles in the Choose Print archives talks about how direct-mail postcards, booklets, brochures, and other marketing materials can put you in front of potential customers without any distractions, and then drive prospects to a website to close the sale. Learn more here. Check it out and share it with your employees!



Research predicts automation of certain HR functions. A national study from CareerBuilder says that 72% of the employers surveyed expect that some roles within talent acquisition and human capital management will become completely automated within the next 10 years. The rate at which companies with 250-plus employees are adopting automation varies considerably. Although more are turning to technology to address time-consuming, labor-intensive talent acquisition and management tasks, which are susceptible to human error, the study shows a significant proportion continue to rely on manual processes. Thirty-four percent of employers don’t use technology automation for recruiting candidates, 44% don’t automate onboarding, and 60% don’t automate human capital management activities for employees, according to the research.

The study, which was conducted online from November 16th to December 1st and included 719 HR managers and recruiters at companies with more than 250 employees across industries in the private sector, shows that most of the automation is centered on messaging, benefits, and compensation.

Source: California Employment Law



Get ready set and go to the Paper Show on May 16th and see what’s new in the paper and substrate world. Paper is beautiful! It feels good, you can take it with you anywhere you go, and it allows you to get as creative as you want!

Join us on May 16th at 5:30 pm. If you preregister by May 9th you can save so do it now by clicking here. Member’s registration fee before May 9th is $30 and $40 thereafter. Non member’s rate is $40 and $50 after May 9th.If you have any questions, contact Kristy Villanueva at 323.728.9500, ext. 215.

Exhibitors include: Appleton Coated, Astro Paper & Envelopes, Case Paper, CTI Paper USA, Domtar, French's Paper, GPA Specialty Substrate Solutions, IGGESUND, International Paper, Kelly Paper, Legion Paper, Midland Paper, Mohawk, Neenah, Sappi, Spicers Paper, Veritiv, Yupo and Choose Print.



The Printing Industries of America offers Free Resources to all members in good standing. Check out the array of services at www.printing.org/free. Free resources include: Updates such as Technology Bulletins; Business Resources, Printing Industries Press Resources, Research Resources, Webinars, White Papers, and more. Check it out! All members-only resources will require you to log in using your Printing.org username and password. All resources that are free to all visitors to the site are marked “No login required.”

If you have trouble logging in, contact Socorro Garcia at 323.728.9500, ext. 229.



One man with courage is a majority.
~Thomas Jefferson





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



Cocktails and Conversations
April 27th | 5:30pm
Rock & Brews, 7777 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620

Breakfast with Bob and Gerry

May 2nd | 7:30am
Mimi's Café, 10909 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga 91730

May 3rd | 7:30am
Green Street Restaurant, 146 Shoppers Lane, Pasadena 91101

May 4th | 7:30am
Brent's Deli, 19565 Parthenia Street, Northridge 91324

May 9th | 7:30am
Mimi's Cafe, 17231 E. 17th St., Tustin 92780

May 10th | 7:30am
Ozzie's Diner, 7780 East Slauson Ave., Commerce 90040

May 11th | 7:30am
West Bistro, 3900 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

19th Annual Paper & Substrate Show
May 16th | 5:30-9:00pm
Andrei's Conscious Cuisine Event Center, Irvine, CA

Certified First Aid & CPR Training
June 14th | 8:00am-1:00pm



What is the cloud? How to reduce IT costs by 40%
April 27th | 10:00am PDT | FREE to members (non-members $25)

The Art of Business Improv: Embrace Change and Lead Dynamic Teams
May 24th | 9:00am PST | FREE

10 Great Negotiation Tips for IT Managers
June 13th | 8:00am PST | FREE

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

Modern Manners for Today's Business World
September 20th | 9:00am PST | FREE



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