The eLoupe News – December 10, 2019

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Star Awards: Call for Entries Now OPEN!

All forms, entries & nomination forms due February 5, 2020

Printing Industry Midwest’s (PIM) 2020 Star Awards honors every aspect of the print industry. This is your chance to convey your capabilities to your customers and honor the hard work of your staff. Submit your finest & flawless projects printed between January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 to PIM’s Star Awards competition. The entries are judged by a panel of independent experts from the education and creative fields, not other print providers. Do not forget to recognizes your employees by nominate them for individual or a team award. All forms, entries and nominations are due to PIM Office by February 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon). For more information visit our website.

Item Entry Forms –   Entry Forms     Category List

Nomination Forms – Creative Professional of the Year    CSR of the Year      Outstanding Team of the Year     Production Professional of the Year    Young Professional of the Year


Print Showcase: Exhibit Booths Now Open to All PIM Members – 10 spots left!

Early Bird Discount Deadline: January 6, 2020    Event Date: March 5, 2020 at 3:00 

PIM and exclusive event sponsor, Marco, are hosting the 13th Annual Print Showcase – Print is SenseSational – at Surly Brewing Co. on March 5, 2020! PIM Printers – do not miss this chance to showcase your capabilities to Print Buyers, Advertising Agencies, Marketing, Designer & Creative Executives. Print Showcase is open to all PIM Members to exhibit, if your company registers for an exhibit booth by Janary 6, 2020 you are entitled to the Early Bird Fee of $925, after this date the price will be increased to $1,000. Bring yourself, bring your team! Come see the innovations in print, packaging and the graphics industry.

Learn More.    Register.


See you TODAY at Urban Growler

for PIM’s 2019 Mingle Jingle

December 10  | 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM  | Urban Growler Brewing Company

Join PIM TODAY for our annual Mingle Jingle for an evening of networking and bidding on silent auction items! In past years, members have donated sport tickets, gift cards, gift baskets, electronics, paintings, etc. to the Mingle Jingle silent auction. Help support PIM’s Education Foundation by donating items to this silent auction. This foundation awards about $15,000 annually in scholarships to students pursuing careers in graphic communications. You can bring your own item or PIM can go shopping and pick out an item for you. Make sure to let us know what your plans are!

Learn More.      Register.


Profit Ready! A Free Member Benefit!

Virtual Event: December 9 -12, 2019

Profit Ready! will give companies a clear path to profitability by providing the most accurate, most complete & most current industry data. Presented in one-hour sessions over four days, attendees will learn what the overall macroeconomic environment & printing industry landscape will look like in 2020, specific characteristics that separate industry profit leaders from profit challengers, four management techniques that can boost your organization’s financial performance & more! (Sessions are recorded but require registration to access.)

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Be Prepared at Work and at Home

December 18  |  9:30 AM to 1:30 PM  |  PIM Office

PIM’s American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Training course teaches your associates basic first aid and life saving skills. Your company should always have first responders that knows what to do in emergencies and how to protect your workforce. Upon class completion, attendees will be certified for 2 years in American Red Cross CPR, AED & First Aid Training.

Learn More.   Register.


TOPGOLF With PIM’s Young Professionals

February 20  |  4:00 PM to 7:00 PM  |  TOPGOLF

For the second year in a row, PIM’s Young Professionals (YP) will be hosting a fun networking event at TOPGOLF. Come play three hours of unlimited golf with your industry peers. Appetizers along with soda, iced tea, coffee will be served and cash bar will be available. You do not need to be a golfer or worried about February’s cold weather because TOPGOLF is a great activity no matter you golf experience and weather.

Learn More.   Register.


2020 PIM Scholarship Application Is Now Available

Completed scholarship applications due April 1, 2020

PIM’s Education Foundation wants to help our future leaders. Each year the Foundation awards students scholarships to help them pay for their tuition. PIM’s Education Foundation is now accepting applications for 2020 – 2021 school year. PIM Scholarships are available to students pursuing a two or four year degree in Graphic Communications related majors. The applicant must reside in the state of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota or North Dakota.

Learn More.      Application Form.      Donate to PIM’s Education Foundation.


Sadie Hagen
Author: Sadie Hagen