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.

When looking for that special process or equipment, you can find it all here.

  

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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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Konica

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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Clemson Intern/Employer Day

March 12
Clemson Graphic Communications, 207 Godfrey Hall
Clemson, SC 29634 United States
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Clemson Intern Employer day

Intern Employer Day is a career fair held specifically for Clemson Graphic Communications students. The event is held on campus twice a year, in October and March, and takes place over two days.For students:A dinner is held the first evening for graduating seniors and visiting employers. Students have the opportunity to reconnect with past employers, while also learning about upcoming job opportunities.The following day, students meet with prospective employers to learn about internship and permanent opportunities within the industry. Students…

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TAGA Conference

March 17 - March 20
TAGA

TAGA Annual Technical Conference In Association With ISCC The TAGA Annual Technical Conference provides an opportunity for its members to learn about the latest industry advances and those of related fields, as well as brainstorm with other experts about solving problems and road blocks in order to move our industry forward.

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Chowan University Career Day

March 19
career day

Chowan University Career DayContact Mr. Tom Brennan at the information below.

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2018 PICA Awards Banquet

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Renaissance Hotel, 2800 Coliseum Centre Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217 Room rate: $104 per night. Book your group rate for Printing Industry of the Carolinas PICA PICA Awards entry details, click here.

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April 2019

PIA Continuous Improvement Conference

April 14 - April 17
THE FREEMONT, 1717 N. AKARD STREET
DALLAS, TX 75201 United States
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CI DALLAS

The 2019 Continuous Improvement Conference (April 14–17 in Dallas) is the only annual event focused on helping custom manufacturers such as printing and converting companies achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean manufacturing and other management and quality systems. Year after year attendees directly link reduced costs, lowered waste, and increased profit margins to ideas gained from conference presentations and networking.Whether you’re starting a structured improvement program, or are looking for ways to sustain and improve your existing efforts, the…

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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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