The Loupe Update – July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019 issue of The Loupe Update


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Now OPEN! 2020 Print Buyers Guide Ad Sales

Early Bird Deadline – August 30, 2019  |  All order forms due September 20, 2019

PIM’s Print Buyers Guide & Membership Directory is the resource for print decision makers across the country. It is designed to help decision makers find printers and print suppliers to held complete their projects. Highlight your products, services and capabilities for potential customers across the country. The more information your company displays, the easier it is for users to find a company that will fit their needs.

Learn More.   2020 Order Form.

2019 Wage & Benefit Survey

NEW: Free benefit of membership for survey participants

PIM’s Wage & Benefit Survey is one of our most valuable member resources, used to accurately benchmark the most important aspect to your business – having a stable, satisfied, and well-qualified workforce. There is no cost to participate in the survey. Member participants receive this valuable report FREE!

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New PIM Xerox Buying Program

PIM is pleased to announce the revitalization of the national buying program partnership with Xerox Corporation. This agreement offers PIM members the exclusive benefit of cash rebates on seven select Xerox products in addition to Tier One pricing. The following products are eligible under the new rebate program…

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Seeking Verification of EHS Compliance?

You may have received notice of a new program from Printing Industries of America called EHS Verify. EHS Verify includes an onsite audit and a corrective action plan to address environmental, health and safety concerns. For members of PIM, this is a resource already available through the PIM Great Printer Environmental Program, and at a substantially reduced cost.

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The Print Event

August 6 – 7  |  The Lumber Exchange, Minneapolis, MN 

PIM Members can save 15% off the registration

As a marketing influencer in your field, one of your essential goals is to develop strategies that most effectively enhance your customer’s experience and brand awareness. With print re-emerging in today’s omnichannel environment, it is imperative that you understand the power of print and how it can be incorporated into your marketing strategy. Join us at the Print Event, hosted by Momentum in partnership with Entrepreneur Magazine, to learn tangible tactics, benchmarks, impactful case studies and actionable strategies for driving your omnichannel programs to new heights!  PIM is proud to be a media partner of the Print event and is offering members 15% off the regular registration price. Simply mention conference code PIM15 to receive the discount.

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Swing into action – register today!

August 8 – MN  |  August 21 – NE 

The 2019 PIM Golf Outings are hosted in three states throughout the summer. There are two more golf outings left this summer! You can now register your team, sign up for sponsorship opportunities or do both! Join in on all the festivities and fun this day always brings!

Almost sold out! Minnesota Golf Outing – August 8, 2019 –  Learn More.  Register. 

Nebraska Golf Outing – August 21, 2019 –  Learn More.  Register.

August PIM SmartCafe –  Putting the Success in Succession Planning

Wednesday, August 14  | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM  | Twin Cities, Des Moines & Omaha

This SmartCafe session will cover succession planning to help you both develop an effective operating team as well as long-term planning for the purposes of retirement or complete management transition. Print management consultant, Jim Russell, will explore the process for identifying leaders of the future, and then we’ll seat a panel of business leaders who will share their succession best practices. Also available by remote access. 

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Keep Everyone You Know Safe

Thursday, August 15  |  9:30 AM to 1:30 PM  | PIM Office

PIM has offered American Red Cross CPR-AED-First Aid Training for more than 10 years to its members. This course teaches your associates basic first aid and life saving skills. Your company should always have trained first responders that know 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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Help Feed Your Community

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 quarter opportunity to connect with our peers!  Lets have some fun and do some good.

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Please Donate Your Surplus Paper

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

The Annual Surplus 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. Your participation literally saves print and art programs for thousands of students every year! 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 at Lindenmeyr Munroe, our PIM Paper Drive Partner! 

Learn More.   Register.


Sadie Hagen
Author: Sadie Hagen