Make Networking Pay Off

Through our Special Interest Groups and Virtual Peer Groups

What is the best way to take advantage of best practices and learn from others in similar circumstances in business? Join a Special Interest Group or Virtual Peer Group.

For more than 30 years, Printing Industries of America Peer Groups have helped printers improve their profitability by sharing resources and ideas. These networks unite printing executives and department heads from companies of similar sizes but do not directly compete geographically.

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Peer groups are all about sharing knowledge and experiences, with most groups engaging in matters such as:

  • Sharing sales strategies and compensation plans
  • Learning how others handle their workflow and customer support practices, terms, conditions, credit and collections, etc.
  • Discussing sales and marketing initiatives
  • Discussing technical considerations like equipment purchases
  • Evaluating management information systems
  • Addressing succession plans and much more

 

Binding Industries Association (BIA)

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We are your post press resource – dedicated to supporting our valuable members through the finest networking in the Post Press industry and education on the latest innovative technologies. Our members enjoy access to value-added resources that allow them to be more competitive and profitable. With a network of manufacturers and vendors, we are expanding together toward a successful future. The BIA recognizes that your needs are continually changing. Since 1955 finishing professionals and industry suppliers have trusted our association to help them grow successfully. Today, as part of an evolving industry, we have broadened our range of benefits to help you meet your expanding needs and be the post press resource you can rely on for years to come. Whether you’re a trade bindery, custom loose-leaf manufacturer, graphic finisher, or a supplier to those industries, the BIA is the definitive organization for the post press industry.

How will the BIA help my company?

Professionalism

  • BIA members are branded as the “best of the best” in the industry. Professionals in the graphic arts industry contact us when they demand a quality company.
  • Be an officially recognized bindery or supplier by the BIA. When someone calls our association looking for a graphic finisher, trade bindery, or custom loose leaf company, people will know that BIA members are the best of the best.

Connections & Education

  • Related Events: Conferences provide peer-to-peer, face-to-face networking with industry and global leaders
  • PostPress Magazine: Published Quarterly, Postpress is the BIA’s official publication
  • BIA E-mail Listserv: Have a problem? Stuck on a job? Ask your peers for help with this networking tool. Also featuring potential jobs from companies seeking the services of a BIA Member

Networking, Promotion and Recognition

  • Find a Bindery: Printers need excellent partners, and this is an excellent resource for showcasing BIA members

Printing Industry Financial Executives (PIFE)

PIFE is a network of professionals who hold positions in finance and administration at Printing Industries of America-member printing companies. PIFE members receive information and education on what it takes to successfully manage a company’s finance and administration functions and to stay abreast of the latest technologies and keys to profitability.

PIFE members have access to the following benefits:

  • PIFE Listserv – This electronic-mail forum for PIFE members is a valuable networking and problem-solving tool
  • Premier networking conferences for financial executives in the graphic arts industry