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eLoupe 2020 - COVID-19

Event Updates – The eLoupe News – April 6, 2020

Download full electronic newsletter. More resources in above link. PIM EVENTS All PIM Upcoming Events, Webinars & Trainings… Update for PIM’s Spring Events We will continue to monitor events for the coming months What a crazy few weeks! Unfortunately none of us know what the next months will bring but Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) is here to […]

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Applying for a Paycheck Protection Program Loan

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a low-interest loan program that includes grant (forgiveness) provisions and is designed to encourage small businesses to maintain payrolls and minimize layoffs. This is one of the most talked-about loan programs in America today and the facts regarding it are changing daily. The latest details are described below. We […]


PIA, SGIA & NAPCO Media Launch Joint COVID-19 Resource Channel

SGIA, NAPCO Media, and Printing Industries of America (PIA), and its affiliates have joined forces to launch a powerful resource channel dedicated to providing the printing and graphic communications industry with up-to-the-minute news and resources on COVID-19 and how to navigate the latest information about the pandemic. The COVID-19 Resource Channel is now live.  Click here to watch a short […]


Midwest: Continue Promoting Print Is Essential

States neighboring Minnesota have yet to mandate the closures of non-essential businesses. Before these orders occur, we need to act now. PIM has already sent letters in support of the essentialness of print to the Governors of Iowa, Nebraska, South and North Dakota. To keep up the pressure, we need to make our essential role […]

COVID-19 Resources

Helpful COVID-19 Resources

PIA Human Resources (HR) Listserv This information was provided at the Printing Industries of America (PIA) HR Listserv. If you are not apart of the HR Listserv, email Kris Davis and she will get you added. What Businesses and Lenders Need to Know About the CARES Act, SBA Lending, and Loan Forgiveness Understanding the Paycheck […]


Clarification Added – MN Executive Order

A message from Steve Bonoff President of Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) March 28, 2020 – From the outpouring of requests from print service providers, PIM, and state officials, the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development has updated the Critical Workers Definitions and Clarifications Document, clearly expressing the essential work of print. Clarification added March 27, 2020: Workers […]


Staying Open – MN Executive Order

A message from Steve Bonoff President of Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) March 27, 2020 – Regardless of what state you reside, I wanted to update you on the status of the MN Executive Order 20-20. Today, I requested our members share images from their production floor, in ways they are supporting their community and clients in […]


Governor: Allow Print Service Providers to Support Virus Suppression

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steve Bonoff, President, Printing Industry Midwest (PIM), 612.400.6203, Download PDF of Press Release.   GOVERNOR: ALLOW PRINT SERVICE PROVIDERS TO SUPPORT VIRUS SUPPRESSION Printing Industry implores Governor Walz to reverse non-essential status and keep the doors open for this vital communications sector. [March 25, 2020 | Minneapolis, Minnesota] – Minnesota is recognized […]

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Unique Ways of Connecting

Throughout the last few weeks we have all had to adapt to new situations. Tell us if you’re open and what unique ways you meet essential client & public needs during this time. We’re compiling a list of members and what they’re offering (drive-up, online portals, new services etc.). So let Sadie Johnson know — we […]


Is Your Company Hiring or Not Hiring?

We know the next month(s) looks unpredictable. Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) wants to provide resources to those companies who remain active in their hiring efforts, as well as support those with diminishing labor needs. Would you please email Kris Davis and let us know if your company is continuing to recruit new employees? If you’re still […]