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It’s virtually impossible to keep up with the endless flow of changes continuously reshaping the graphic communications industry. Small business owners – who still dominate the print service provider landscape – are often involved in all three critical functions of their business: sales, finance and production. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and fall behind the larger commercial operations, who have senior executives leading sales, finance and production.

Many of PINE’s largest member companies turn to us for information and guidance throughout the year. PINE membership gives owners and top managers industry-leading resources and valuable support for executives, managers, and key employees in each department at your company. Consider us an extension of your staff.

If you would like a personal consultation on how PINE can help with the strategic direction of your company, contact Christine Hagopian at 508-804-4152, chagopian04@pine.org.

Members ask a Member 

Have a question you need answered? Ask your fellow PINE members – anonymously. It is likely you will receive many different answers to solve your challenge. This service is completely anonymous and free to members. All questions and their answers are posted in our Members-only section.

To ask a question, contact Christine Hagopian at 508-804-4152, chagopian04@pine.org 

Disaster Recovery/Mutual Assistance

Printers do not often experience a disaster which interrupts their business operations, but occasionally it happens. You can buy insurance to cover the cost of the damage and to recover the cost of additional business expenses, but members still have to serve their customers. If you don’t meet your customers’ needs quickly, everything else becomes unimportant. PINE’s network of members has elected to participate in the Mutual Assistance Plan to help their fellow members when disaster hits. Click here for more information.

In conjunction with the Mutual Assistance Plan we have developed a Disaster Recovery Guide to assist members in developing a Disaster Recovery Plan. It can be downloaded here (member login required).

Benchmarking Tools

Benchmarking tools from PINE help you improve your bottom line and stay competitive. PINE’s financial benchmarking tool for the printing industry now includes data manipulation and financial modeling features.

PINE’s Annual Wage and Benefit Survey furnishes key information about wages, policies, and benefits specifically about our industry and region.

FSC® Chain of Custody Certification

Regional Affiliate Certificate Group(RACG) RACG provides FSC® Chain of Custody Certification for Graphic Communications companies with wood products sales of up to $100 million. Over 200 RACG participants nationwide currently enjoy reduced certification costs, expert assistance with their certification process, and ongoing, responsive support whenever needed. Visit www.racgus.org for more information.

Peer Groups for Members

Running a business isn’t easy, but you are not alone. Studies have shown that CEOs and presidents who participate in a peer group lead the industry in profits. Through your membership in PINE, you have access to two nationwide peer groups.

Contact Christine Hagopian at 508-804-4152, chagopian04@pine.org.

M&A, Business Valuation Services

Contact Christine Hagopian at 508-804-4152, chagopian04@pine.org

Looking For Ways to Motivate Your Sales Team?

PINE Members a Free 30 day membership to Bill Farquharson’s Sales Vault!

The vault is full of live events, such as workshops and peer to peer discussions, downloadable sales tools such as prospecting letters and voicemail scripts and archived training content. He hosts live events each week that you could integrate into your sales meetings!

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