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January 2022

Lean Manufacturing Training Series: Sustaining Your Improvements

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Special Webinar Series, Virtual Training for You and Your Team: "Lean Manufacturing Training Series" 7 Sessions, October 2021 -January 2022 All sessions held noon-1:30 pm   Session 1: Lean 101 Oct. 21 Session 2: SS Workplace Organization Nov. 4 Session 3: Value Stream Mapping Nov. 18 Session 4: KPIs Dec. 2 Session 5: Kaizen Dec. 16 Session 6: Setup Reduction Jan. 6 Session 7: Sustaining Your Improvements Jan. 20   Each session is $120, or get a 10% discount if you sign up for the entire series. Cost is per connection, not per person!!…

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2021 PICA Awards Judging

January 28 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 5:00 pm
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February 2022

SAS Webinar: Topic: How to Use LinkedIn to Make Prospects Feel Like They’ve Met You

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 11:30am ET Topic: How to Use LinkedIn to Make Prospects Feel Like They’ve Met You Description: No one is taking your call. Voicemail is a black hole. It’s hard to connect at a networking event when you are standing 6 feet away. COVID has accelerated what was already happening: Companies have built walls to keep you out. In this Short Attention Span Webinar, Bill and Kelly talk about how to harness the power of LinkedIn…

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March 2022

HR Update March Quarterly Webinar: “Promoting from Within”

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for this powerful informative HR Update Webinar. Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. “Promoting from Within” In today’s climate searching for talent and hiring during “The Great Resignation” is harder than ever before…one way to fill open positions is to look from within your organization.    What will be covered: Reconsider your external search – consider developing a retention program and learn the benefits of promoting talent from within your organization! Free to PICA Members,…

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SAS Webinar: Tips and Tricks for Working/Selling From Home: 

March 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Get your Sales team growing and motivated with the 2022 Short Attention Span Webinars. Topic: Tips and Tricks for Working/Selling From Home: Tell someone you work from home and you’re likely to hear them reply, “Must be nice.” In reality, remote work brings on a whole new set of sales challenges. In this Short Attention Span Webinar, two people whose work-from-home experience goes back as far as 1982 provide valuable and instantly-applicable ideas to maximize sales productivity while managing life’s interruptions,…

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April 2022

56th Annual PICA Awards Banquet

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for the live 2021 PICA Awards Banquet celebrating the 56th annual PICA Awards, April 2, 2022 at the Hilton Charlotte Airport,  2800 Coliseum Centre Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217. PICA has blocked rooms for banquet attendees at $119 a night ++, and you can book your rooms directly through this link. Reservations must be made by March 11, 2022 to receive this rate.  At the banquet, you’ll be able to view the winners from the 2021 PICA Awards, including the 2021 Student Award winners. We’ll also display…

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Paper Supply Availability, or lack of it Webinar

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thursday, April 7, there will be a rebroadcast of a webinar produced by Mailers Hub discussing the paper supply situation.  The rebroadcast will begin at 1:00 pm. Registrants will receive a link directly from Zoom to use to log-in to the webinar.    Because this is a rebroadcast, you will not be able to submit questions to the presenters, but we will be glad to collect your questions and forward them to Mailers Hub.    Here is a link to…

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SAS Webinar

April 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Get your Sales team growing and motivated with the 2022 Short Attention Span Webinars. Topic: The Top 10 Sales Apps: Increase productivity. Reduce road time. Get organized. Apps simplify, assess, and shorten. They save, connect, and align. For sales people trying to squeeze the clock for every drop of efficiency, apps are essential. In this Short Attention Span Webinar, Bill Farquharson and Kelly Mallozzi will run you through the most valuable, most essential, and (often) free apps for sales people…

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May 2022

Increase Your Profit Margins with the Printing Industry Financial Ratios

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Increase Your Profit Margins with the Printing Industry Financial Ratios With today’s volatile economy, printing organizations must be armed with the best possible information and tools to sustain the business and support future growth. Profectus’ FinancialRatiosAdvisor.com online printing industry financial ratios and best practices analysis software is one of the most valued tools for our industry. This webinar will demonstrate how you can leverage FinancialRatiosAdvisor.com to assess the financial health of your organization and transform it to an industry profit…

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SAS Webinar Series: Your Top Five Sales Challenges

May 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

This month, Bill and Kelly will tackle Your Top Five Sales Challenges. Paper shortage. Not enough time to make calls. No one picks up the phone. Based on numerous surveys, you will walk away with instantly applicable ideas.   The format is simple: 15 – 20 minutes of presentation followed by unlimited Q&A.   Promotional video: https://youtu.be/RClxVCAwxwg Free to PICA Members

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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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