The eLoupe News – November 24, 2020

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Happy Thanksgiving to You & Your Family

PIM’s Office Will Be Closed on November 26 & 27, 2020

Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) Staff would like to wish all of you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving! This Holiday season will look different but we hope you are still able to relax, spend time with your family (safely) and enjoy a delicious meal. 

Mask Mandate Including ALL Printers

Keep Your Company Safe & Mask Up

North Dakota joins Minnesota in a statewide mask mandate including ALL printers. On November 13, 2020 North Dakota State Health Officer, Dirk Wilke issued an order requiring all North Dakotans wear a face-covering indoors.This includes all indoor businesses, including all printers. Workers must also wear face coverings when working outside when it is not possible to maintain social distancing.

For more information regarding this and  other COVID-19 related topics, refer to the PIM COVID-19 page. In addition, you can always contact either Paul Gutkowski at 612.400.6205 or Cathy Malinowski at 612.868.6771. 

Learn More. Mask Up. COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for All States.

PIM Office is Moving To Golden Valley

Make Sure to Save Your New Address

On December 15, 2020 Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) will have a new address! Please make sure to update your system to reflect our new address – 8085 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 101A, Golden Valley, MN 55426

PIM HR Professionals Your Input Is Needed

Please Complete the PIM Holiday Survey by December 1st

It is time to complete the PIM Holiday Survey! This survey captures the holiday vacation plans of PIM members. Please complete by Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Results will be distributed to all members by mid-December. 

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2021 Print Buyers Guide Update

Proofs Coming, Call for Bids & Cover Contest Info

PIM and Midstates Group is hard at work designing the 2021 Print Buyers Guide & Membership Directory. The 2021 proof should be ready soon and will be sent out in the coming weeks. As well as call for bids for production of guide will be sent around mid-December. PIM would like to share with you all the creative and outstanding Cover Contest designs sent in from Crow River Press, Graphic Design Inc., Ideal Printers, Shapco and students from South Central College. Thank you for taking the time to send in designs and we are excited to share the 2021 cover! If you have any Buyers Guide questions please email Sadie Johnson.

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Scholarships Applications Are Available

Priority is given to the child of PIM member employees

The PIM Education Foundation (PIMEF) is now accepting scholarship applications for 2021 – 2022 school year. Completed scholarship applications were due on April 1, 2021. PIM Scholarships are available to students pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in Graphic Communication related majors. Hear from Emily Wicker, past PIM scholarship honoree.

Learn More.        Download Scholarship Application.

Workforce Development Resource Matrix

Financial Incentives & Resources for IA, MN, NE, SD, & ND

While the graphic communications industry faces an unprecedented shortage in skilled labor, the good news is there are numerous resources, financial incentives, programs and experts available to assist in preparing tomorrow’s print industry workforce. To address this area of need, PIM employed experts to explore resources available to members today, in their respective states, that can have a positive impact on workforce development.

Learn More. Download Workforce Matrix. (Must be logged into PIM Connect)

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Do you have news? Send in your company’s news and press releases to Sadie Johnson free if 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.

Sadie Hagen
Author: Sadie Hagen