The eLoupe News – October 15, 2019

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Cover Contest Entries Are Due This Friday – Send in Your Designs!

Deadline October 18, 2019

Each year we ask members to participate in the Print Buyers Guides Cover Contest. This year the theme is PRINT IS… In one word describle what print means using imagery and/or copy. Create a cover design that you think best represents the theme. Send Sadie Johnson your cover design by October 18, 2019.

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Looking for 2020 Print Showcase Signature Sponsor

Event Date: March 5, 2020 at Surly Brewing, St. Paul, MN

Printing Industry Midwest’s (PIM) “Print Is” Print Showcase is looking for its Signature Sponsor Partner for 2020. Any company looking for additional exposure amongst printers, print buyers, marketing and advertising professionals, advertising agencies and designers, could be the signature sponsor! More details will be sent out tomorrow, check your emails!

To inquire about the 2020 Print Showcase Signature Sponsorship contact:

Kris Davis at or 612.400.6208


October 23 to 25  |  Dallas, TX 

The next generation of the SGIA expo is bringing the entire printing industry together under one roof.PRINTING United is a brand-new trade show built on the strong foundation of the SGIA Expo. This newly relaunched event will continue to provide access to the latest solutions for apparel, graphics/wide-format and functional printing applications, while also extending into the commercial, packaging, and in-plant printing segments. Don’t miss out on the biggest show in printing!

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PIM Health+: How to Enroll in PIM’s New Health Insurance Program

October 30 | 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM | PIM Office or Remote

Through a partnership with UnitedHealthcare (UHC), Printing Industry Midwest is proud to present to members with Minnesota locations access to a unique community-rated health insurance program for graphic communication companies, beginning January 1, 2020. In this complimentary session, we’ll share the benefit plans available from UHC and explain details of how to participate in this valuable new program.

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Time To Mix & Mingle At PIM’s Mingle Jingle

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

PIM will be hosting our annual Mingle Jingle at Urban Growler Brewing Co., a local Minnesota brewery, for an evening of networking and biding on Silent Auction items. Proceeds from the auction will go to the PIM Education Foundation. This Foundation awards over $15,000 in scholarship to students pursuing careers in graphic communications. Come celebrate another great year and grab a drink with PIM and the print industry!

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PIM Will Help You Get Certified Today

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.

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PIM’s YP Group Is Taking Over TOPGOLF Again in 2020

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.

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Sadie Hagen
Author: Sadie Hagen