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May 17, 2017
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!



PIASC OFFERS INSURANCE PROGRAMS TAILORED FOR THE GRAPHIC ARTS INDUSTRY…

Did you know that as a member of PIASC you can work with insurance professionals who truly understand the unique requirements of our industry?

PIASC’s professional insurance staff can help you with all of your insurance needs. Get everything from health care benefits packages and COBRA administration to business insurance, workers comp and more – all tailored specifically for graphic arts firms.

Employee Benefits / Medical Insurance - Take a look at the many options and price points available in the Private Insurance Benefit Trust Health Programs, and you’ll quickly see why this is one of the most popular benefits of PIASC membership.

A wide variety of plans are available to fit your needs, including:

  • PPO Plans
  • HMO Plans
  • EOA Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vision Plans
  • Indemnity Plans
  • Chiropractic Plans
  • Life Insurance Plans (Group Term, Management Group Life, Voluntary Group Life)
  • Group Long Term Disability Plans
  • Executive Benefit Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Group Health Administrative Services - Enjoy the benefits of:

  • In-house customer service staff
  • One invoice
  • One Participation Agreement (per calendar year)
  • On-site orientation
  • COBRA administration

Contact PIASC at 323.728.9500, and ask to speak with an insurance professional that truly understands your business.

Another valuable service of membership.











 
MARKETERS ARE STILL RELYING ON DIRECT MAIL

According to the two research studies from Target Marketing that were recently added to the Choose Print research archives, over half of marketers surveyed are using direct mail. And the majority either increased or maintained their use in 2016 versus the previous year. Check it out and tell your employees and friends to visit ChoosePrint.

 

MANUFACTURERS OPTIMISM BODES WELL FOR PRINT

According to recent National Association of Manufacturer's surveys, over 93 percent of US manufacturers are either somewhat or very positive about their own company’s 12-month sales outlook, up from 57 percent one year ago and 78 percent in December. This represents a new all-time high in the survey’s 20-year history. On average, respondents forecast sales growth of 4.9 percent over the next 12 months, the highest pace since the second quarter of 2011 and a rebound from the 0.4 percent prediction registered at this time last year. Print sales generally track with overall manufacturing sales which is great news for the industry.

 

HELP PROSPECTS OVERCOME THEIR BLIND SPOTS

There’s a lot of truth to the saying, “you don’t know what you don’t know.” Sometimes prospective customers don’t even know what to ask in order to make an informed decision about working with you. It’s your job to educate them. For example, if a prospect is not aware of the latest technology, they won’t notice that you’re the only one in town who offers it, and they won’t know about the benefits it provides.

 

DON'T BURN BRIDGES WHEN EMPLOYEES LEAVE

Employees come and go even under the best circumstances. When a member of your workforce moves on, do your best to make the transition comfortable for everyone.The way you treat people when they leave reflects on you as a leader; in addition, you never know when a valued former employee will be asked about your product or even workplace environment. Follow these guidelines for a friendly departure:

Don’t take it personally. Losing a trained employee can be frustrating, but don’t take your disappointment out on the departing worker. Treat him or her with the same respect as always.

Recognize his or her contributions. Let the employee and the rest of your team know how much you appreciate his or her efforts. This lets the employee leave with a feeling of good will, and reinforces everyone’s confidence that the organization values good work.

Participate in the exit interview. Consult with your HR person about the role you can play in an exit interview. This is your last good chance to take advantatge of the worker’s knowledge and observations. Try to get feedback on the positive and negative aspects of your organization, and analyze the responses from all exit interviews on a regular basis to spot any negative trends.

 

e-Quote

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
~Abraham Lincoln

 

MEMBER DISCOUNT OF THE MONTH

 

PRINTING INDUSTRIES CREDIT UNION

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Certified First Aid & CPR Training
June 23rd | 8:00am-1:00pm

 

WEBINARS

Free Webinar Series: Live coaching on money, clients and leadership

Session 2: CLIENT MATTERS
May 18th | 11:00am PDT | FREE ($45 Non-Member)

Session 3: LEADERSHIP MATTERS
June 1st | 11:00am PDT | FREE ($45 Non-Member)

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

 

Contact

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