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

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April 2021

Sustainability What You Need To Know

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Let’s discuss environmentally friendly terms and the use of sustainable products.   In today's marketplace, your customers are demanding long-term solutions so that brand owners can reduce environmental impacts and climate change. The abundance of terms and product options used in the "sustainability movement" can be complex and confusing.   Here's what you'll learn: The difference between recyclable, repulpable, compostable and biodegradable. When do you really need FSC-certified material? What does this process look like and do you need to…

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PICA Foundation 9th Annual Golf Classic

April 21 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

The 9th Annual PICA Foundation Golf Classic is coming by April 21, 2021! Come join us for an afternoon of golf, fun and prizes at the Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation, just off I-485 in Mint Hill, NC! Net proceeds from this tournament will go to support the various scholarship programs sponsored by the PICA Foundation. Scholarship programs include: • Community College students studying Graphic Communications at select NC and SC community colleges. • Undergraduate students studying Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology…

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May 2021

Coating Products for Market Segments Functionality and Performance

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This presentation will explore differences in Graphic Arts Coatings Applications. Here's what you'll learn: 1. Coating Products for different Market Segments including: Wide Format Digital Flexographic and Lithographic 2.  We'll discuss their purposes of functionality and performance.  What are the features and benefits? Resistance to fading, weathering, heat, and scuffing, etc. As well as chemical resistance, i.e. cleaners and sanitizers, alcohol, moisture, grease and oil. Prevention of antimicrobial growth, i.e. mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria. How do they satisfy the needs…

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June 2021

Total Sales Transformation

June 7 @ 9:00 am - June 18 @ 9:30 am

This 10-Day program is designed to include a daily 10-20 minute phone call, content and activities for the participants to do. To participate, you MUST be willing to do the work or else, please don’t register! To be considered for the program, please be prepared to answer the following questions, during the registration process: Are you willing and able to invest between 10-20 minutes every weekday for 10 days to help transform your sales practice? Are you willing and able…

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Digital Agility for a Changing Market – presented by Randy Vandagriff

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

June 23 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM While there is no doubt the future of print is digital, many companies are unsure what their next investment should be: Inkjet, EP, or Hybrid? Sheet-fed or web? In this session Randy Vandagriff, Kodak’s Senior VP of digital print, will share how Kodak’s unique digital solutions can give you a competitive advantage…REGISTER HERE!  No cost for members or non-members.   Presented by: Randy D. Vandagriff is Senior Vice President of Kodak’s Digital Print business and…

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2021 – THE BEST TIME IN OVER A DECADE TO SELL YOUR COMPANY? presented by New Direction Partners

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The combination of a robust economic recovery out of Covid and pending capital gain tax rate increases, coupled with rising interest rates, makes 2021 the best time in many years to evaluate the sale of your business. Peter Schaefer and Paul Reilly of New Direction Partners, two of the most experienced investment bankers in the printing and packaging industries, will guide you through the complexities of today’s M&A world. They will explain how pending capital gains tax increases can wipe…

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July 2021

Fulfillment Essentials for Printers

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fulfillment is frequently cited as one of the top value added services printers would like to add to their product offering, but it can have a steep learning curve. Without a well-executed plan for adding this service, client relationships and profitability can be at risk. Join print industry consultant Steve Anzalone, principal of Anzalone Advisors, for an overview of fulfillment and a discussion of best practices, plus a few war stories from his nearly 40 years in the business and…

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HR Update Quarterly Webinar

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for this quarterly HR Update Webinar presented by Employers Advantage. Free for PICA Members. Non-members $39 per login. Details to come 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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HR Update Webinar

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Post Covid Survival” 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: Post-Covid Survival Regulation updates Managing mental health in the workplace. Employee expectations  It’s time to think about Benefits Renewals…

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Industry 4.0 Webinar

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Some call it “the fourth Industrial Revolution.” Others prefer to call it “Industry 4.0.” By either name, it’s a transformation that’s sweeping every sector of manufacturing and companies are challenged to increase productivity while producing high quality products in an environment of constantly changing and varying customer demand. To gain a competitive edge and increase profit, companies are using Big Data to identify and address improvement areas in their manufacturing processes.   What you can expect from this webinar: How…

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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.