Compass Capital Partners

PI, Compass Capital Create Free M&A Listing Service
September 25, 2009

PHILADELPHIA—Printing Impressions magazine and Compass Capital Partners, a leading M&A and management consulting firm, have created a free M&A listing service for printers who are looking to either sell their business or acquire firms. The service, which debuts in the October issue of PI, features anonymous, brief descriptions about the buyer or seller.

Stimulus Plan for Printers --DeWese
June 1, 2009

PRESIDENT OBAMA and  Congress have created and implemented a $787 billion Stimulus Package. I studied the package, but I can’t find one-dollars-worth of stimulation for the graphic communications industry. Nary a nickel!

Wisdom. No MBA Required -- DeWese
May 1, 2009

I INVENTED the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme and announced the idea right here in Printing Impressions in 2001. You can look it up. None of you went for my idea. Madoff must have read that column and stole my idea, just like he stole all that money from his fund’s investors.

NAPL Honors Best Managed Graphic Arts Companies for 2008
April 7, 2009

NAPL, the trade association for excellence in business management, selected 17 graphic communications companies to receive 2008 Management Plus Awards, which recognize management excellence in all phases of operation.

March 1, 2009

Printing Impressions' Upfront Commercial Printing News for April 2009

Ben on Virtue and Maturity -- DeWese
March 1, 2009

WILL I EVER grow up? I’m beginning to think it ain’t happenin’. It’s doubtful! Sob. I’ll never reach adulthood. Sob. Sob. I thought for certain I would be grown up by age 40. Didn’t happen. Then I thought, “50: That must be my magic number. Everyone I know who is 50 is sure enough grown up.” I missed again.

Business Coach and Author David Ulrich to Headline NAPL Top Management Conference
January 19, 2009

NAPL’s Top Management Conference (TMC) will bring together CEOs, company owners and executives in a powerful three-day annual event, to be held this year at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz., March 15–18. The conference, widely regarded as the industry forum for strategic management, will feature University of Michigan business professor David Ulrich, back by popular demand, in a keynote presentation on gaining a competitive edge through “branded” leadership.

January 1, 2009

Printing Impressions' Commercial Printer News for January 2009

If Sales Reps Were Marines --DeWese
December 1, 2008

THIS IS the first column in my 25th year of column-writing for Printing Impressions. It’s number 268 and, when it’s finished, I will have written about 335,000 words as a columnist for the magazine. This one started about 30 days ago, when “Sarge,” one of my editors at PI, found a way to call me about every other day to subtly (or not so subtly) remind me that my deadline for this issue was November 10, which, by the way, happens to be the birthday of this former Marine’s beloved Corps.


Grossman, Stine Form Printing Company
November 1, 2008

NEW CANAAN, CT—Just when you thought it wasn’t safe to come out in the printing investment world, along comes a pair of industry veterans with a bankroll and a plan.