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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 2020

Xeikon Cafe – Graphic Arts Commercial Printing Edition

April 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Respecting the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re bringing Xeikon Café to you, virtually. All the benefits of keeping up-to-date with new product announcements, business news and trends from the safety and comfort of your home office. AGENDA • Zone of Value & Flexibility for Graphic Arts/Commercial Printers resented by Marco Boer, Vice President, I.T. Strategies • Xeikon New Technology Update – Learn What’s New! • Reality TV: Virtually Tour a print shop & talk to the…

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Webinar: COVID-19’s 12-Month Impact on Print Economy

April 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As COVID-19 disrupts the economy and print markets, this webinar examines current economic trends and analyzes the impact on the economy and print over the next 12 months. You will learn: How deep will the recession be? How long will the recession last? What will be the impact on print sales? What will happen to printers' profits? Will there be longer-term disruptions and shifts in print demand and printer operations? Who should attend: Owners, CEOs, CFOs, upper-level managers Presenters: Dr. Ronnie H.…

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May 2020

WEBINAR: The Long Arm of California Understanding the CCPA II

May 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, May 19, 20201:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT   DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, we are in the process of creating a presentation that dives deeper into the California Consumer Privacy Act. Details of content coming soon. Click here to register today.    

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June 2020

WEBINAR: All About Political Mail

June 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, June 16, 20201:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Details coming soon... Click here to register now.  

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July 2020

WEBINAR: How to Read a Scorecard

July 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, July 21, 2020   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Does your scorecard reflect how well you are steering your operations? Industry expert, Tom Glassman of Ricoh Managed Solutions will conduct this essential webinar.  Learn how to keep your Scorecard in good standing. Click here to register today!  

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PPP Loan Payback Process

July 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Kale Gaston, President of Lendstream Small Business Finance, on July 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., for an update on PPP forgiveness and repayment requirements. He will also give an overview of how SBA 7(a), 504 and Express Loans might work for your business, and answer any PPP and SBA questions you may have. Cost: Free webinar for PICA Members courtesy of our Platinum Sponsors:  Mac Papers,    FujiFilm,    Athens,    Recycling Management Resources,    Manchester Industries,    Domtar    and    Printer Service PRISCO…

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Customer Strategy for the Days Ahead – Live Streaming Webinar

July 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

COVID-19 has disrupted everyone’s business, especially when understanding what needs to happen for future customer success. During this live streaming event, Mike Philie of The PhilieGroup will discuss the following: Where have we been and where are we today Expanding your tent – you’ll need more customers Customer reviews – know your customers post-pandemic New rules of customer engagement and new business development Enhance your status with current customers Develop your go-forward strategy  Who Should Attend: Owners CEOs Senior Leadership Sales Managers…

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August 2020

WEBINAR: Punch into Profit with LEAN Principles

August 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Tuesday, August 18, 20201:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT At its core, Lean is a business methodology that promotes the flow of value to the customer through two guiding tenets: Continuous improvement and respect for people. It is a proven approach to the manufacturing process. Click here to register today.

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Webinar Program: The Printing Industry Survival Guide

August 31, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually every corner of our lives. The implications of shelter-at-home orders, business closings, and the nearly universal reduction in spending have impacted the printing industry in ways that would have been unimaginable just a few short months ago. That's why we've put together this special program to help you deal with the challenges of this unprecedented situation, recognize the unique opportunities it offers, and take immediate steps to continue providing real value in your customers'…

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September 2020

WEBINAR: Organic Search Engine Optimization

September 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Tuesday, September 15, 20201:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Learn how search engines work and how your business can enhance their SEO through social media sites, blogs, and other digital mediums. Guest Speaker: Joy Zehrbach - Business Extension Bureau Click here to register today.

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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.