The eLoupe News – September 17, 2019

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Are You Participating in PIM’s 2020 Print Buyers Guide?

Deadlines Are Coming Up – Don’t Miss Out

9/20 – All Order Forms Due  |  10/ 4 – Listing Updates Due

PIM’s Print Buyers Guide and Membership Directory is the resource for print decision makers across the country. It is designed to assist them in finding printers and print suppliers to held complete their projects. Your targeted ads and enhanced listings—both in print and online—ensure that your company is the name that jumps off each page.

Now is the time to send in your order forms and make sure your listing is up-to-date! Direct all your questions, send in your completed order form and send your listing updates to Sadie Johnson.

Learn More.   Order Form.   Ad Details.

PIM Young Professionals Mixer – Let’s Network

September 18 | 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM | Brooklyn Park, MN

Can’t make it to Second Harvest Volunteering? Do not worry, come network with us afterwards! The PIM Young Professionals are associates that work in the print industry and our between the ages of 25-40. This is your chance to connect with like-minded professionals!

Learn More.   Register.

Dust Off Your Surplus Paper & Donate It

September 20  | 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM  | Fridley, MN 

PIM’s Annual Paper Drive supplies paper to schools across the state. Each year we hear from the teachers about how much they appreciate the generosity of our members.  Please go through your warehouse and identify your obsolete, overstocked or left over paper to be donated, and other related items. You would be surprised at what kinds of creative ideas the teachers come up with for the oddest items. Drop off your extra paper at Lindenmeyr Munroe, our PIM Paper Drive Partner! 

Learn More.   Register.

Have You Taken PIM’s Holiday Survey Yet?

Please complete survey by September 27, 2019

PIM HR Professionals & PIM Primary Contact make sure you take our annual Holiday Survey. This survey captures the holiday vacation plans of PIM members. Please complete by Friday, September 27th, 2019. Results will be distributed to all members in early October 2019. If you have any questions please email Kristin Davis.

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Don’t Forget Your Business Cards For The 12th Annual Women In Print Luncheon

October 3  | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM  | Brooklyn Center, MN  

Come celebrate women in print, network, laugh and have lunch! This year PIM has invited Dr. Cindra Kamphoff to address the Women in Print attendees. This will be a  great opportunity to work on positivity and decrease stress in all of our busy crazy work lives. At the end of this event you will have easy takeaways to help live your best life! Thank you to LB Carlson for being our signature sponsor once again this year! Thank you Canon Solutions America for being our program sponsor.

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Be Creative. Be Bold. Show Us What You Can Do

Cover Contest submissions due 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 what does print mean to you, how does it make you feel, how do you want our industry to be viewed? 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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October 23 to 25  |  Dallas, TX 

Learning never ends when you’re at PRINTING United, the entire PRINTING United is your classroom. On the floor, you’ve got the latest technologies and innovations. In the meeting rooms, there are first-rate educational sessions, half-day intensives and luncheons.

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November PIM SmartCafe: Stop Paying Full Price!

November 13  | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM  | Twin Cities – Des Moines – Omaha – Remote

The November SmartCafe, Stop Paying Full Price! How to take Advantage of PIM Group Buying Programs, we’ll explain in detail just how you and your company can access savings and benefit your bottom line. This is not a sales pitch! We’ll be sharing case studies and facts on what you can expect as a return on your investment by taking advantage of PIM’s Group Buying Program.

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PIM 2019 Mingle Jingle

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

Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) will be hosting our annual Mingle Jingle at Urban Growler Brewing Co., a local 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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Sadie Hagen
Author: Sadie Hagen