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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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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December 2018

10 Attributes of High-Growth Companies webinar

December 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Business Booster Series Featuring industry experts In  a highly competitive industry, printers must focus on two things to succeed: efficiency and growth. The first delivers a better bottom line; the second produces a more robust top line. In this session, New Direction Partners experts share what they have found to be the 10 attributes of high growth printing companies, providing insight to owners and managers about how they can ensure high growth in their own businesses. This includes: What You…

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February 2019

Quarterly HR Update Webinar

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Recruit & Retain Using Uncommon Benefits” Your employees are your greatest asset – this valuable webinar will provide you with up-to-the-minute information on key Human Resources issues affecting your company and your workers. If you’re a business owner, manager or supervisor, you can’t afford to miss this important HR update. Come prepared to ask specific troubling questions of the presenter. What will be covered: Welcome & how to ask questions during the webinar Recruit & retain using uncommon benefits Federal labor & employment update State specific labor & employment update…

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March 2019

PIA President’s Conference

March 3 @ 12:00 am - March 5 @ 12:00 am
President's Conference

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE What happens when the leaders from print companies large and small meet to share and learn together for three days in a beautiful desert setting? The 2019 President’s Conference is a gathering of ideas with unlimited potential.Get ideas on how you can…Expand your businessImprove company cultureTap into the Millennial mindBe a better leaderThrive through innovationMarket your way to better sales

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Digital Technology Council

DTC Webinar

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

XMPIE Packaging and Web-to-Print Featuring BoxItNow presented by Xerox The packaging world is opening up for digital printers everywhere. Are you thinking of using your digital equipment to offer packaging services? Consider offering personalized or customized packaging and stand out from the competition! Already in the packaging business? Did you know that providing online ordering capabilities via a Web-to- Print store is a great way to drive more business? Do you currently offer Web-to-Print services for ordering regular print products…

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Konica Innovation Showcase

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Victory Lane Karting, 2330 Tipton Drive
Charlotte, NC 28206 United States
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INFORMATION. INSPIRATION. INNOVATION.The world of work is changing. Businesses must evolve to stay relevant and competitive. Join us to discover solutions for the business issues you face today, and help you prepare for those you’ll encounter tomorrow. Break away from your daily routine and experience Go Karts at speeds up to 45mph, Bowling competitions, and award winning barbecue. Don’t miss this customer favorite annual event where fun combines with technology to drive your business forward.FEATURED SOLUTIONSIntelligent Video Surveillance • Automated Document Workflow • Digital…

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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.

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