The eLoupe News – January 12, 2021

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What’s Coming to PIM in 2021?

As much as we would prefer to put the problems of the past year behind us and move on to greener pastures, that would be too easy. At Printing Industry Midwest (PIM), we’re doing the hard work of examining the past and determining what we can do to ensure elements within our control are improved for the years and generations to come. Here are two issues PIM is addressing;

  1. DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: PIM is committed to addressing the issues of diversity and inclusion in our workplaces. A team of committed members have been developing a program that will support companies in ensuring their workplaces reflects the communities they serve. We encourage you to seek out how your company can be involved by going to
  2. BUSINESS TRANSITIONS: Another critical issue is managing the volatility of our industry. The coming year will likely be not too dissimilar from the recent past, when it comes to issues of mergers and acquisitions and other business transitions in the print industries. For business leaders looking for ways to grow, ways to save, or ways to secure the future of their investments, PIM is crafting tools of support. Watch this space for news in the coming weeks for the launch of the PIM M&A Business Transitions Resource Center.

The above are just two of the many initiatives underway at PIM. Here’s to a rewarding year of peace and prosperity. Happy New Year from all of us at PIM!

Remember PIM has a new address! Please make sure to update your system to reflect our new address – 8085 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 101A, Golden Valley, MN 55426. 

COVID-19 Relief Legislation: What You Need to Know

Free Upcoming PIM Financial Executives Council (PIMFEC) Meeting

On January 21, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM join us virtually as we explore the long-awaited economic stimulus bill that was signed by President Trump on December 27, 2020. During this PIMFEC Meeting we will also review various tax provisions that were modified or extended with the new legislation.

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Recognize & Honor Your Essential Workforce 

2021 Star Awards Entries & Nominations are due February 18, 2021 at Noon

PIM’s Star Award competition is your chance to convey your capabilities to your customers and honor the hard work of your staff. Enter your finest projects printed between January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 for the chance to win Best in Show or People’s Choice Awards. Boost employee morale and recognizes your employees by nominating them for individual or a team awards. Show off what you can do! 

Item Entry Forms – Entry Forms & Category List

Nomination Forms – Creative ProfessionalCustomer Service Representative (CSR), Financial ExecutiveOutstanding TeamProduction Professional & Young Professional of the Year 

PIM is looking for 4 companies to become a 2021 Star Awards Sponsor. Please reach out to Kris Davis for more information and to confirm availability.

Access to FREE New 2021 Print Buyer’s Mailing List 

Become a Print Showcase Exhibitor & Receive the Mailing List

By becoming a 2021 Print Showcase Virtual Exhibitor you will receive a new updated 2021 Print Buyer’s Mailing List valued at $950. This list will have contact information from the following states: California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota & Texas. On March 18, 2021 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM Virtual Exhibitors will have the opportunity to convey their capabilities over Zoom to print buyers. Use your 15-mintue presentation any way you like, including PowerPoint presentation, technology demonstrations, Q&A, testimonials, panel discussion, etc.

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PIM is looking for 3 companies to become a 2021 Virtual Print Showcase Sponsor. Please reach out to Kris Davis for more information and to confirm availability.

How to Gain Client’s Trust in Managing Their Data?

PIM’s Next SmartCafe Will Be on March 24, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Learn how to share the value of SOC 2 and HITRUST Certification and how your company ensures overall regulatory compliance of data. During this FREE upcoming March PIM SmartCafe we will help you to understand what both of these options involve and determine if they may be beneficial to gain your client’s trust in managing their data.   

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Forklift Train-the-Trainer Virtual Workshop

Space is limited, register today for this virtual workshop on April 14, 2021

OSHA requires both classroom and practical instruction in the proper operation of the vehicle, possible hazards, and other concerns specific to your facility.  If you are responsible for training your companies PIT operators, this virtual workshop is designed for you. On April 14, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM join Cathy Malinowski as she trains your company’s employees to meet OSHA’s PIT training and evaluation requirements.

PIM can also design a customized training program that is specific to your facility and presented onsite to train all of your PIT operators. Please contact Paul Gutkowski, at 612-400-6205 or Cathy Malinowski at 612-868-6771 to get more information.

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