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The Bennett Group and Printing Industries Alliance Partner to Bring Education Programs to PIA Members

Press release from the issuing company

Rochester, New York, July 26, 2007 - - The Bennett Group and the Printing Industries Alliance (formerly the Printing & Imaging Association of New York State) announced they will partner to offer PIA members discounted classes this August at The Bennett Group’s Mailing Training Institute in Rochester, NY. The Bennett Group opened the Mailing Training Institute in 2005 with the mission of bringing education to new and exciting levels of access and availability in the print and mail marketplace.
PIA members have the opportunity to take the Mailing Industry Executive Business Administration (MIEBA) Program, a six-day training course written and produced with a constant focus on the economic factors and concepts involved in the business of mail. PIA members can also choose from several Mailing Certificate Programs, each running between one to three days. The most popular Mailing Certificate classes in the industry right now include “Designing For Postage Savings” and ”Mailing List / Data Maintenance.” Instructors and course contributors are all industry experts.
“It is never too late to acquire training, or brush up on some specific topics related to the ever-changing postal world.” says PIA President Tim Freeman. “The landscape of the print industry has changed significantly in the past couple of years. We are expanding into the mailing/fulfillment industry in an attempt to significantly increase our bottom lines, and many existing print/mail houses are merging or partnering with other companies and intensifying their capabilities. The Mailing Training Institute is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with a production floor and training classrooms. It has everything our members need to increase mailing knowledge, take advantage of mailing opportunities, and reduce financial threats.”