The eLoupe News – September 3, 2019

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It’s Already Time For The PIM Holiday Survey

Please complete by Friday, 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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Only A Few Spots Left – Register Before It’s Too Late

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

PIM Young Professionals will be volunteering at Second Harvest Heartland. The volunteer shift will provide a month of meals for a neighbor in need! PIM is looking for 25 PIM Young Professionals to come package meals on September 18th. This will be our 3rd opportunity to connect with our peers!  Lets have some fun and do some good.

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Minneapolis Career & Tech Ed – Auto, Tech, Construction, Manuf, Food & Agriculture

September 17 | 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM | Minneapolis College, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Employers of all sizes in the Minneapolis area are cordially invited to help inform the future of Career and Technical Education program offerings at Minneapolis Public Schools and Minneapolis College. The Minneapolis CTE Consortium is hosting a series of employer workshop sessions facilitated by RealTime Talent to understand local employers’ workforce needs. These workshops will ensure that the programs of study, industry credentials, and core skills provided in Minneapolis Public Schools and Minneapolis College prepare the workforce of tomorrow for high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers.

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Effective Cross-Cultural Mentorship, Sponsorship and Coaching – Both In Person & Online

September 19 | 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM | Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN or webinar attend from the comfort of your office

One successful way to develop a  dual-training program and further your business or organization’s success is to make your company’s culture a place that embraces inclusive leadership while also working to promote effective mentoring, sponsorship and coaching. Learn how to utilize tools and skills Michael offers on this subject to improve your workforce and ultimately your business or organization.

Learn More – In Person.   Learn More – Webinar.


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! 

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PIM Webinar – Making Print Valuable & Relevant

September 24 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM | Attend from the comfort of your office

Be it advertising, publications, packaging or whatever type of print…we may understand the value and relevance of the product we produce. But how do we convey that relevance to others?

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PIM Webinar – Health is On the Way: About The New PIM Health Program

September 25 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Attend from the comfort of your office

This fall, Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) is launching a new health insurance solution, where members can access better health insurance plans at lower rates. Register to attend this webinar to learn about this exciting new program!

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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 take-aways 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 Announced:

How to Reduce Your Bottom-Line

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

In this SmartCafe, 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 the group buying power of PIM.

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