The eLoupe News – January 7, 2020

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NEW! PIM Print Resource Directory

Supplies offered by PIM Associate (Supplier) Members

Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) annually publishes its Print Buyers Guide & Membership Directory for those seeking to hire a print service provider. But for print service providers seeking an exhaustive resource directory for printing equipment and supplies, there has not been a comprehensive resource, until now. PIM has just launched a Printer Resource Directory that categorizes its Association (Supplier) Members by the products and service it offers.

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NEW! PIM Health+

Health Insurance and more for the Graphic Communications Industry

The skyrocketing cost of health insurance is a huge burden facing small businesses today, and PIM aims to help. Through a partnership with insurance leader Holmes Murphy, all PIM members now have access to an online insurance platform that solves small business health insurance challenges and more. Utilizing Holmes Murphy’s online system, PIM members throughout its 5-state region can shop for health insurance, facilitate employee enrollment, and manage benefit programs, in a secure cloud environment.

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“Who’s Who” in Printing

Check out the 2019 Printing Impressions 400

The editorial staff at Printing Impressions has compiled the 2019 Printing Impressions 400 list of the largest printing companies in the United States and Canada as ranked by annual sales. The following list marks the 36th consecutive year that we’ve published the Printing Impressions 400 top printer rankings. Congratulations to all the PIM Members that made it onto this list!!! What a way to end the year! Download your free copy to see “Who’s Who” in printing!

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OSHA Updates

Direct questions to Paul Gutkowski or Cathy Malinowski

OSHA published Using Leading Indicators to Improve Safety and Health Outcomes, that may be found here. Leading indicators are predictive measures that provide information about the performance of your safety activities. They measure events leading up to injuries and reveal potential problems in your safety program.

OSHA has also provided a response to the question, is online training sufficient? Their response is NO unless there is an opportunity for workers to ask questions from a qualified trainer.  One way to cover this with online training would be to provide a telephone hotline so workers have direct access to the qualified trainer during the online training. You can find the entire letter on this issue here. Another very effective option is to provide interactive training like the approach PIM takes. If you would like to know more about that approach, contact PIM.

Extending Early Bird Deadline – 6 Tables Remain!

Get In front of Potential New Customers!!

Early Bird Pricing Extended to January 10, 2020

Event: March 5, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Surly Brewing

Join PIM and exclusive event sponsor, Marco, at the Annual Print Showcase – Print is SenseSational – at Surly Brewing Co. on March 5, 2020. This is your chance to shine and showcase your capabilities to Print Buyer, Designers, Creatives, Advertising Agencies, Ad and Marketing Executives. Use this platform to demonstrate how attendees can utilize print pieces in their marketing campaigns and how you can help them with their print needs. Early Bird Price Deadline is now extended till the end of the week, January 10. Secure your table today as we have limited availability – 6 table open!

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PIM Webinar – Understanding the New Minnesota Wage Theft Law

January 28, 2020 | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM | Online Webinar

PIM employers avoid civil and criminal penalties by participating in this one hour webinar presented by Tom Revnew, Attorney, Peters, Revnew, Kappenman & Anderson (PRK&A). This webinar will provide employers with an overview of the major requirements of the law that was enacted in Minnesota last July.

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PIM Financial Executives Council – January Meeting

Two topics: Research and Development Credits & Real Estate Cost Segregation

January 29, 2020 | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM | In-person or Remote

PIM would like to present on two key tax-saving topics that are peculiar to the graphic arts industry—research and development tax credits and real estate cost segregation.  Both of these areas have significant tax saving opportunities for printers.

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Sadie Hagen
Author: Sadie Hagen