The Printing Industry of the Carolinas

The PICA Foundation was formed as a charitable organization to promote education in the printing industry for North and South Carolina. 

Print is the oldest form of communication, it continues to evolve as technology changes, but remains a measurable resource for marketing in all the venues.

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June 2018

PICA Annual Meeting & Industry Briefing Session

June 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for an overview of the “Industry Briefing” with Bryan Hall, Chairman of the Board of PIA. Industry briefing includes: PIA Highlights What’s happening in printing outside of the Carolinas Followed by Dr. Joe Webb who will present “This Century’s Third Decade: Are You Ready?” Technological change is not a matter of faster, better, cheaper… it creates new opportunities and destroys old ones and disrupts industry structures whether you’re ready for them or not. Dr. Joe Webb, known for…

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August 2018

Profit Matters Webinar – What Now? The Wayfair Decision and Its Effect on Your Sales Tax Exposure

August 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join PICA for the latest Profit Matters webinar. While business leaders are still trying to understand tax reform, the Supreme Court’s recent Wayfair decision throws them another curveball. What does this decision mean for your business? This complimentary webinar will clarify the impact of the decision on private businesses and outline steps to navigate the new, more complicated sales tax landscape. During this session we will: * Review the key implications of the ruling in South Dakota v Wayfair…

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Creating the Perfect Sales Plan webinar

August 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Business Booster Series Featuring industry experts Sales are the life blood of any organization, and it’s no different for print providers who compete in the dynamic ever-changing world of communication. The 21st century sales rep must understand the broad range of solutions offered by today’s print/marketing provider and how those solutions help a client’s business. Just as important is management creating a sales compensation plan which creates the right incentives for growth and balances it with the company’s profitability. In…

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DTC Webinar – Discover New Digital Opportunities with Clickable Paper

August 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Augmented Reality is a hot topic, and this webinar will show you how you can use it to provide more value to your customers and generate new revenue in the process. Print providers must differentiate their businesses to beat the competition and Visual Search Technology will allow you to enhance traditional printed pieces to connect end users with digital content. Just by pointing a smartphone or tablet at a printed piece, users can be immersed in a digital experience. Augmented…

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DTC Webinar – El Toro: Winning Online Consumers Through Offline Communication

August 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

El Toro is revolutionizing print and digital advertising through its distinct approach of matching physical addresses to IP addresses. Our team has made it possible to combine the accuracy of direct mail targeting with the modern effectiveness and assertiveness of online advertising. El Toro is able match physical addresses with IP addresses at a 95% or greater confidence level, all while operating 100% cookie-free. El Toro enables its clients to reach their consumers directly in their homes, both in their mailboxes…

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September 2018

PICA/Dillard GMI: Improving Your Profitability With Accurate Budgeted Hourly Rates

September 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Many printing businesses in the Carolinas are surviving, but could they be thriving? Yes. And on September 11, we’ll show you how. Improving Your Profitability With Accurate Budgeted Hourly Cost Rates In today’s economy, it’s essential to know your true out-of-pocket costs so you can accurately, confidently, and profitably estimate, price, and cost orders. A key tool for determining your true costs is using Budgeted Hourly Costs Rates (BHRs). BHRs are the minimum hourly cost rates you must charge for…

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October 2018

M&A Trends in Today’s Print Environment webinr

October 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Business Booster Series Featuring industry experts Learn what is happening in today’s M&A market. Today’s transaction structures are different from just a few years ago in response to a restructuring industry. Participants will learn why an acquisition strategy has never been more important and what types of transactions are occurring. They will learn the details of these various types of transactions in order to make better decisions for their own businesses. The experts from New Direction Partners will also talk…

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PICA Foundation Annual Golf Classic

October 17, 2018

Join us for the Seventh Annual Edition 2018 PICA Foundation Golf Classic Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation 7500 Olde Sycamore Drive Mint Hill, NC 28227 Wednesday October 17, 2018 The PICA Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity. For over 35 years, the PICA Foundation has been awarding scholarships to talented, deserving students involved in graphic communications courses at various collegiate campuses throughout the Carolinas. Through our sponsorship, the PICA Foundation has proudly awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships alone…

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November 2018

PICA Fall Conference

November 2, 2018 - November 4, 2018

WHERE: Marriott Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Hotel $119 per night. Group reservation deadline is October 18, 2018. Book your group rate for Printing Industry of the Carolinas WHEN: November 2-4, 2018 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Industry experts ready to share with you what they've learned! They'll discuss how to dial in your pricing numbers, what a good MIS can really do for you, and how the right kind of analytics create leverage for growth. We’ll also show you why sometimes…

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HR Update Quarterly Webinar

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us for the quarterly HR webinar on November 7, 2018 at 12:00 noon.  This is a FREE webinar for PICA members. Non-members cost $59 per connection What: Adriane Harrison, Director of Human Relations at PIA, will be discussing: the Americans with Disabilities Act and the “reasonable accommodation” requirement. In addition, Adriane will update us on what is happening in state and federal labor and employment law. To Register: Email Carrie Epps ( at PICA

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The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA) is the regional trade association for print manufacturing in North and South Carolina. We provide member companies with opportunities to access value-added resources and services designed to help them be more effective, efficient and profitable. PICA continuously provides members with a significant return on investment.
Our Purpose: Promoting the Industry – Focused on Member Success!
Our Vision: Advocate / Educate / Inform / Lead
Our Mission: To promote the common interest of the printing industry; and to help our members prosper, both individually and collectively, through fellowship, education and cooperative action.