The eLoupe News – March 9, 2021

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PIM NEWS & UPDATES

A message from PIM Board of Director

Ongoing discussions regarding our partnership with Printing United Alliance

March 4, 2021 – This past year has brought many challenges to both our professional and personal lives. Through it all, we thank you for your continued membership and support of Printing Industry Midwest (PIM.) We want to keep you apprised of ongoing discussions regarding our partnership with Printing United Alliance (PrUA.) In January 2021, PrUA president, Ford Bowers, presented the PIM Executive Committee with a plan to alter the structure and operations of how PrUA engages with PIM and all of the North American Affiliates of the former Printing Industries of America (PIA.)While the proposal would significantly alter the working agreement signed by PIM and PrUA in May 2020, PIM and its Board of Directors evaluated the PrUA proposal with the hope that the strategy it outlined would result in a stronger association and industry. Our due diligence revealed quite a different picture.

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PIM Diversity & Inclusion Accreditation Update

Pilot Program will launch in May 2021

Presently, minorities are underrepresented as leaders within the PIM member community. To address the employment inequities found in the print and graphic communications industry, a coalition of PIM member professionals has developed a first-of-its-kind Diversity & Inclusion Accreditation Program for print service companies.

The PIM Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Accreditation Program seeks to create foundational changes in the recruitment, hiring, and training practices of print service providers, to effectively address the employment inequities within our industry. On March 2nd a survey was sent to members to gain insight about your company’s views of diversity and inclusion, and your interest in participating in the PIM D&I Accreditation Program. Please make sure to respond to the survey by March 12, 2021. 

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Print Buyers Are Waiting to Hear From You

March 18, 2021 | 2:00 to 5:00 PM | Online Only Showcase | $725 for PIM Members

To-date, Print Buyers for financial service companies, healthcare providers, colleges, agencies, retailers, and many others are registered to attend to learn what YOUR company can do for them. By becoming a 2021 Print Showcase Virtual Exhibitor you will have the opportunity to convey your capabilities over Zoom to Print Buyers. Use your 15-minute presentation any way you like, including PowerPoint presentation, technology demonstrations, Q&A, testimonials, panel discussion, etc. Space is limited so register early!

Learn More.         Register.

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.


PIMEF Scholarships Now Available

Applications are due on April 1, 2021

PIM Education Foundation (PIMEF) fosters education, research, training and career development in print. The Foundation facilitates and encourages entry into Graphic Communication employment through scholarships. In 2020, the PIM Education Foundation awarded $5,000 in scholarships to three students. The PIMEF is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Completed scholarship applications are due on April 1, 2021. Priority is given to the children of PIM member employees. 

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Learn More.        Download Scholarship Application.


Do you have news? Send your company’s news and press releases to Sadie Johnson free of charge. If your company has any Educational Articles (articles should not promote your company), please send them to Sadie as well. PIM will promote in our email and printed newsletter.


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Sadie Hagen
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