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NAPL announces new membership offering

Press release from the issuing company

PARAMUS, NJ -- NAPL announced today that its newest member benefit is in production: NAPL's Management Plus: Member WorkPlan for Success.
"NAPL's new membership offering changes the way members will look at our organization in the future.  The concept of taking NAPL's unique, branded Management Plus best practice diagnostics and creating a self-help system is the natural extension of the management expertise and print business acumen which we have developed over many years," said Joe Truncale, President & CEO of NAPL.
NAPL's Management Plus: Member WorkPlan for Success is designed to be the framework around which a printer would build his annual business plan.  "We have an incredible array of tools and knowledge at our disposal through NAPL's staff, leadership and consulting practice," said Bill Woods, Senior Vice President of NAPL. "We intend this new offering to be a living, breathing plan of work which our members can complete on their own," Woods added.  "But we don't just stop there – our professional consulting staff is committed to helping our members implement and execute a solid plan for success or to guide them through the many critical issues and situations that arise in our businesses."
All new NAPL memberships will include the WorkPlan guidebook, scheduled for release in Q4-2009.  An important feature to the membership offering will be a "let's get started" conversation with an NAPL staff member who will review the WorkPlan and help the member get the most benefit from the guidebook.
The WorkPlan guidebook follows NAPL's release of its Management Plus Best Practices Assessment at Print '09.
The 28-page assessment booklet is designed for use as a self-diagnostic for printing firms to gauge their company's use of defined best management practices, and to give insight into areas where the company might consider changes or improvements.
"NAPL believes that companies which seek out and implement best management practices are the ones most likely to succeed," said  Truncale, adding, "Whether you are using this assessment as your entry to NAPL's Management Plus Awards Program, as a measurement of the current state of your company's management practices, or as the initial phase of an NAPL consulting engagement, you will find the ideas, concepts and information to be invaluable."
The assessment tool highlights critical areas of management including Leadership and Governance, Human Resources, Strategic Planning,  Marketing and Sales, Operations, Community/Industry Relations and Financial Performance.
NAPL's Management Plus Best Practices Assessment will be unveiled at the NAPL Booth 4047 at Print '09 (September 11-16, 2009), McCormick Place, Chicago.  Copies are available at no charge, and will also be available on the NAPL website (www.napl.org) after Print '09.
For more information, call Cindy Woods (NAPL Marketing Director) at 678-232-4053.