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TG & Associates and PrintImage International Announce New Member Benefit

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago, IL, October 2003— During the recent PrintImage International Owners Conference in Chicago, TG & Associates and PrintImage International jointly announced a collaboration to provide a new PrintImage International member benefit. In announcing the new program, Steve Johnson, PrintImage International president and CEO commented: “Most PrintImage International member companies do not have dedicated personnel staff. As a result, personnel matters must be handled by the business owners and key managers as the need arises. Our collaboration with TG & Associates makes it possible for all PrintImage members to avail themselves of special member pricing on all TG & Associates products and services. The member benefit savings can be accessed directly from the member area of the PrintImage website. Once on the TG & Associates member page, PrintImage members can order all of the publications, personnel management forms, profiling and testing services, as well as staff placement, consulting and teambuilding services at considerable savings. We are confident that this new benefit will be instrumental in helping our members with their personnel concerns.” Discussing the collaboration further, Debra Thompson, president of TG & Associates, observed: “My company stands ready to help PrintImage owners find the best solution for their personnel needs. We are in our tenth year of helping owners and managers hire the right people, develop them into top performers, and take the necessary actions to keep them on board. The impending retirement of baby boomers, with the resulting labor shortages, makes it essential that business owners are proactive and disciplined in finding new employees, and that they seek to become an employer of choice.” The PrintImage member page provides access to all of Debra's publications, including the acclaimed How To Series for Hiring, Developing and Retaining Top Performers, the Do-it-Yourself Hiring Tool Kits and Job Descriptions prepared uniquely for the printing industry. The site also carries the PrintImage Kit for preparing the Employee Information Guide, a workbook specific to the printing industry that allows owners to create their own policy manual. Members can utilize the TG & Associates staff placement, consulting and teambuilding services. Debra provides tools for testing and prescreening applicants such as the Wonderlic Personnel Test and the Proception2 Personality Profile. Debra is fully certified to provide in-depth analysis of the personality profile, and can therefore provide concrete advice on the suitability of an individual for a specific position. PrintImage International is the only nonprofit trade association devoted solely to the quick and small commercial print industry. Formed in 1975 as the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP), PrintImage has been helping its members Work Smarter, Make More Money, and Learn from Others for nearly 30 years. From valuable studies and conferences to negotiated discounts from leading industry suppliers and consultants, PrintImage programs are designed to enhance the productivity and profitability of its members and the entire industry. TG & Associates is the premier company specializing in People Solutions for the Graphics Industry. In addition to the products tailored for the Graphics Industry, Debra and her company provide staff placement services, consulting and teambuilding. Debra is renowned for her unique style of consulting which guarantees getting to the real issues that affect business success and identifying people solutions that will work. Debra also provides one-on-one coaching to build the management and leadership skills necessary to compete in today's business world. Because of her unique contribution to the graphics industry, Debra was recognized in 2003 by PrintImage International and presented its Industry Award of Distinction.