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Printers' Golden Opportunity

Posted by Johnny Shell on 7/10/19 8:28 AM

“To be honored with five awards in this esteemed industry-wide competition is a great affirmation of our high-quality products.”

This sentiment came from Marla Kott, CEO, the Mighty Badge, a past recipient of SGIA’s annual Golden Image Competition award. Now accepting entries for 2019, Golden Image is the printing industry’s premier competition, encompassing just about every category you can imagine for printed products.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Industry Competition, Golden Image

SkillsUSA and Sustaining Print's Future Workforce

Posted by Johnny Shell on 7/8/19 7:18 AM

June 24 - 28 marked the 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) — a national championship for career and technical trade students — in Louisville, Ky. The event holds over 100 skills competitions, including Screen Printing Technology and Graphics Imaging–Sublimation, which SGIA and industry leaders have managed for eight years.

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Topics: Students, SkillsUSA, Screen Printing, Workforce Development, Dye Sublimation Printing

Positive, Empowering Performance Discussions

Posted by Linda & Tery Tennant on 7/1/19 7:25 AM

Have you been frustrated with annual performance reviews? If so, you are not alone. Many people do not look forward to this annual event, whether on the giving or receiving end! 

Traditional annual performance reviews are not effective due to the long time interval between them. Also, they are often not based on specific, job-related performance measurements that have been agreed to upfront with the employee. This results in surprises — many times unpleasant ones.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Business Operations, Professional Development

Growing as an Industry

Posted by Justin Lawrence on 6/26/19 9:10 AM

The apparel decoration industry has changed my life. I’m sure if you are reading this, you can share in my sentiment. What I haven't fully wrapped my head around yet is if it is going to send me to an early grave, or be the true catalyst in securing my family and my staff’s financial stability — maybe both?

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Topics: Research and Reporting, ThreadX, Branding, Apparel Decorating, Business Operations, Marketing

Changing Lives One Breakfast at a Time

Posted by Elaine Scrima on 6/24/19 10:59 AM

Attract, retain and advance women in the imaging profession — that is our mantra and our mission as the SGIA Women in Print Alliance. And hosting the Women in Print Alliance Breakfast at PRINTING United each year is just one venue for us to provide education, mentoring opportunities and professional growth.

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Topics: Printing United, Networking, Workforce Development