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Vincent Mallardi, Chair of the
Printing Brokerage Buyers Association International introduces Honorees.

Old Town Scottsdale AZ US, May 7th, 2014, 12:30 p.m

Alohas! Once again it is a special honor for me personally to recognize the unique contributions made by printing intermediaries here on America’s mainland.

On this 30th anniversary of the Printing Brokerage Buyers Association International, we are recognizing the 2014 Printing Intermediary of the Year and two PBBA Superstar Honorees.

Together, at this first-ever Print + Promo Summit event, we professional printing broker resellers, along with our esteemed and vital trade suppliers, express our support for all 14,874 peers across this continent who contribute to a more efficient marketplace, and more satisfied end-users, today and throughout the decades.

Congratulations and “mahalos” to the Honorees and to all who are here in Scottsdale today!

WILLIAM “BILL” MILLER, 30TH Printing Broker Reseller of the Year 2014

Bill founded Creative Solutions Ink Corp., Milford NJ in 1995. Prior, he managed print production at Citicorp, and was VP Sales at Quality Graphics Center and Jersey Printing Associates. He holds an A.A.S. in Marketing from Middlesex County College and is a past member of his volunteer fire unit and community organizations.

http:/www/get-creative.com

 

THOMAS D’AGOSTINO JR., 2014 Honoree, is President of SmartSource Inc.,

New York NY, one of the PBBA Major-25 Resellers in the U.S. with offices coast-to-coast. Previously, Tom was co-founder and president of the original Workflow Management, a NASDAQ-listed company that became the largest print brokerage in the U.S. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Denver and enjoys traveling and golf. 

http:/www/smartsourcellc.com

 

RICK MICHAUD, 2014 Honoree, is President of The Graphic Group,

in Burlington MA, a PBBA Mid-500 Reseller, since founding the  brokerage in 1996. Prior, he was a sales rep for then PBBA brokerage Quality Graphics and, before that, was a rep for Ariva, a paper merchant.  He holds a B.S. in Marketing from Roger Williams University and, when not with his three children, also likes golf and community service in empowerment.

http:/www/thegraphicgroup.com

 PBBA manages the voluntary professional standards and best practices for printing intermediation, and provides valuations and operating financial performance information. Our over 700 members collectively resell over US$ 5 billion annually in printing and related products and services, benefitting from very large scale global procurement and supply chain infrastructures. Membership is principally by invitation and referral.

PAST HONOREES

2013 at Navy Pier, Chicago

ERIC BELCHER, C.E.O. MARK E. STERNE, C.P.A. Owner,
Inner Workings Inc., Chicago IL Express Printing, Northbrook IL
http://iwprint.com http://express-print.com

1986 – 2012

FREDLEY BERMAN, Print Promotional Services, Boston MA (at Turnberry)
RUSSELL “RUSTY” BURKETT II, Los Angeles Litho Sales, Los Angeles (at Lake Tahoe)
RAYMOND BUTLER, Spectrum Print Management, Dublin IE (at New York)
MARK CAMPBELL, The Campbell Group, Toronto ON Canada (at Miami Beach)
FRANK CASALE, Shepard Printing Co., Hamilton Twp. NJ (at New York)
THOMAS J. COTE’, Ballantine Litho Sales, Wayne NJ (at Mariner Sands)
SEAN COYLE, Coyle Print Group, Skokie IL (at Chicago)
ROBERT CRAFT SR., Craft Printing Brokers, San Francisco CA (at San Francisco)
CHRISTOPHER DESANTIS, RICG, New York NY (at Las Vegas)
CATHERINE FARRUGIA*, Retired printing broker (at Paradise Island)
MICHAEL GERSON, Gerson Group, Miami Beach FL (at New York)
LARRY JOSEPH, Sales Packaging In., Philadelphia PA (at Cairo Egypt)
DARR KARTYCHAK, Intermedia, Princeton NJ (at Rio de Janeiro)
ROBERT LEVINE, Evolving Ideas Inc., Los Angeles CA (at Beverly Hills)

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

(All require advance registration)

SAN FRANCISCO CA USA – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 – ALL DAY

FUTURE PRINT CONFERENCE

Visit the tech mecca of the world in one of the most beautiful months of the year. Take advantage of the sunny weather and make a weekend trip out of it! Whether you want to take a cruise around San Francisco Bay, experience fine dining and cocktails downtown, or explore the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco has something for everyone. And our special package through the luxurious Grand Hyatt San Francisco makes booking even easier. Space is limited — act now!

LOS ANGELES CA USA - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 – 4:00 pm

CHICAGO IL USA - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 – 4:00 pm

PHILADELPHIA PA USA THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014, 4:30 pm, reception. Prime Rib at the Radisson Blu Warwick, 17th & Locust Streets, Cash bar.

TORONTO ON CANADA - THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2015, 4:00 pm

PBBA Europe Trade Mission

May 23-June 15, 2014. Europe print providers and intermediaries are invited to meet with U.S. and Canadian counterparts. Membership required.

Boston MA USA Tuesday, May 27, 2015, 4:00 pm. TBA

Los Angeles CA USA Wednesday, June 19, 2014, 4:00 pm cocktails

All reservations must be made by return email. Dates and locations subject to change. For ongoing, detailed meeting information worldwide, plus mergers, acquisitions and equipment for sale, go to Announcements

 

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Source to our New Vendors!

Inkworks Printing, Plymouth WI is a digital packaging facility doing inmold labels, pouches, keg collars, digital floor tiles and anything else its HP-Indigo-4500 can provide. Call Bob Travis (6920-202-5630) and go to the site http://inkworksllc.com

Laarhoven Portables + Graphics, Bufort GA produces die-sub fabric printing, displays and other types of large format graphics. Great for tradeshows, community events and corporate meetings. Contact Katie Hardaway ( 678-714-6488 ) and check out http://www.laarhoven.com

Trinity Press, Paterson NJ is your gateway for producing litho work destined for the NY/NJ/CT metro. Kevin Barns ( 973-881-0690 ) runs both a color digital output and 6/c sheetfed plant plus thermography, full binding and almost everything you may need to order. Check the site http://mytrinitypress.com
Business Card Express/Envelope Express is a great source for commercial stationery, both in thermography and 4-color. Contact Robert Whitfield in West Babylon NY at 631-669-3400 .
Union Packaging produces standard-design, easily print-customized packaging for the restaurants, fast-food chains, bakeries, etc. With digital packaging coming to age, printing brokers can theme events and other local content onto take-out and take-home sanitary containers. New offerings may also be A-B-tested. Go and sell this literally where you eat! Mike Pearson owns this MBE facility in Yeadon PA and may be reached at 610-622-7001 ext. 103, or go to http://www.unionpkg.com

Pure Pack Technologies in Phoenix AZ specializes in shrink-labels that enablefood and beverage brands to quickly modify package graphics while using standardized unprinted containers. This reduces costs as well as exciting consumer interest with regionalized and seasonal designs. Rick and Wendy Timone ( 602-438-7828 ) want to talk to you about protected representation for this and their other laminated roll-stock products up to 32-inches! Also go to http://www.purepacktechnologies.com Rounding out our packaging tour are flexographic roll-labelsup to 16-inches from Rogers AR-based Ready-Flow. Simon Robinson (972-333-1639-cell) will assist you in booking new business and making you a regional partner. Go to http://www.readyflow.com

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http://p2mobi.com and your 7-day free trial will be increased to 30-days. And, for every one of your customers under your account, you get a 50% cash rebate. That’s $ 17.50/month each plus whatever you charge to set up their individual programs.

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN PRINTING newprinting.biz is not only a G7 29-in color sheetfed shop, but has every type of binding and finishing equipment imaginable. Located in Appleton, your contact is John McCollins at 888-563-0400×134.

MODERNLINE/KURTZ BROS modernline.com (see Calendar, left column below) is the leader in standard, versioned print. Notebooks, diaries, desk calendars, wall calendars, note-pads,composition books, metal spiral, plasticoil, side-sewn, stitched, it’s all ready for your imprint. Call Melissa Tumko in Clearfield PA at 800-252-3811×2246. She’ll also help with custom binding and finishing.

READYFLEX readyflex.com can get you into exotic wide-format to 16-in. flexible packaging and also into standardized, imprinted offerings like popcorn bags lower left) and in-store litho. New owner Simon Robinson is at 800-643-3466 in Rogers AR.

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2014 is the year of the mobile revolution and the eclipse of the worldwide web. To keep your clients, why not give each of them a free mobile site accessed by a QR code? Using our association’s print-to-mobile (P2M) program your cost per site is $ 22/month. On the revenue side you control all the client’s print plus earnings on add-ons such as outbound texting, mobile video production and interfaces with social media. PBBA-member companies may obtain one mobile site for free simply by texting P2M to 90210 or going to everyone.mobi.com and using the PBBA Sponsor Code EOM8476. You will receive (1) a template to drop in your content and, once activated, a QR code to bring mobile users to your landing page. PBBA will also provide you with your own keyword to 90210 and the option to send mass text “push” messages. iZigg.com/pbba fees may apply (or you may become an iZigg.com agency and resell TXT messaging to others at a profit rate exceeding 200%).
 
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NEW-YEAR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

In a negative economy, it’s necessary to (1) combine like or complementary businesses and (2) sell new products. PBBA assists with transactions not available elsewhere. Contact us.
CANADA PRINT RESELLERS WANTED
PBBA member Safeguard Systems is looking to roll-up brokerages throughout Canada. Contact the Association.
URUGUAY’S #1 PLASTICS PACKAGING COMPANY
US$ 24 million in revenues, over 20% EBITDA, owner willing to remain, land and building included. Asking US$ 18 million.
 
PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY WANTED
Cash buyer looking to integrate with a large printing brokerage. $ 1-10 million revenue range.
 
NEW YORK AREA PRINTING BROKERAGES WANTED
Large brokerage looking to merge entities in Manhattan and suburban NY-NJ-CT. $ 1-25 million revenue range.
 
LARGE BROKER SEEKING A SALESPERSON
Location not important; only a book of profitable business. Front-end bonus plus generous split and benefits.contrac
 
JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN 6/C SHEETFED PRINTER AND A LARGE BROKERAGE 
A JV or a contract for volume print, diecutting and binding work costed as filler work.
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OBTAIN PRE-LEGAL SERVICES TO AVOID MAJOR EXPENSES.
Each year many PBBA members face unexpected legal events that can ruin their businesses. A good investment is a pre-legal subscription. PBBA member Robert Mattia can anwer your questions and sign you up. He may be called at 941-383-3276 or emailed bobmat@comcast.net. The company site is prepaidlegal.com/hub/robertmattia
 
 
ENGRAVE AND EMBOSS AGAIN! PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES DEMAND IT!
Engraved and embossed print remains the most prestigious. A new PBBA member, Stationery Engravers Inc., Philadelphia PA (stationeryengravers.com) can furnish samples and ideas about how to sell print packages to lawfirms and other heavy users. Call Margaret Lorenz at 877-739 3538 or email margaretlorenz@verizon.net. By the way, PBBA thanks you for your kind gift of engraved and embossed business cards!

 

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