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December 2006
German-Themed Event Successful

TROY, MI—More than 800 clients, vendors and friends of Tepel Brothers Printing sampled bratwurst and strudel, and enjoyed authentic entertainment by the Frankenmuth Schuhplattlers at the company’s fourth Oktoberfest celebration.

Tepel Brothers Printing President Jim Tepel, left, and Vice President Harriet Tepel awarded their Oktoberfest grand door prize of a trip to Germany to Laura Jerome. The client from Anchor Bay Entertainment said the trip for two will make an ideal honeymoon following her wedding next summer.



The Ben Franklin Society of PIA/GATF inducted 12 new members at an annual black-tie ceremony in November. The new members are: William Bachman, Cohber Press, Rochester, NY; Sidney Chadwick, Chadwick Consulting, Lewisville, NC; William Coale, retired, Alcom Printing Group, Harleysville, PA; William Farmer, Farmer & Associates, Central Point, OR; G. Kenneth Engle, Magna Graphics, Lexington, KY; James Gordon, Winston Printing, Winston-Salem, NC; John Hamm, John M. Hamm & Associates, Annapolis, MD; Terry Heyer, Print & Graphic Association Mid-Atlantic, Columbia, MD; Michael Makin, PIA/GATF, Sewickley, PA; Ralph Moore, Commercial Printing, Raleigh, NC; Frank Woods, Steve Woods Printing Co., Phoenix; and Frank Gualtieri, posthumously, PIA/GATF, Sewickley, PA.



La Crosse, WI-based Prizm, a provider of printing and marketing services, has filled its marketing director position with the hiring of Dawn Spalding.

Randy Colahan, Peter Colahan and Peter Burke, formerly partners in CS/RAAD/Colahan Saunders, have joined FLM Graphics of Fairfield, NJ, with sales and management responsibilities.



The Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Association (PII) held its 79th annual meeting recently. Jory Siegel, president of Imagine Print Group, Niles, IL, was distinguished for his service over the past year as chairman of the board of directors. Also, Richard Kuntz received an honorary lifetime membership in PII. Now retired, Kuntz logged 47 years of membership and sat on the board of directors for 24 years. He acted as chairman from 2001-2002.



Huston Patterson, Decatur, IL, was recently named a finalist for the 2006 “Innovator of the Year” award by the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) for the large-format printing company’s new, branded HPx Program. In developing the comprehensive client services program, Huston Patterson performed a complete analysis of operations, gathering internal perspective on performance from employees and management, and obtaining an external perspective from clients. The information was compiled with a Web-based assessment tool.
 

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