AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Chapters Kick Off Fall Season of Regional Meetings
ALEXANDRIA, VA—September 17, 2014—AMSP/NAPL/NAQP members will be able to access the latest industry information and network with their peers in a convenient location as the association kicks off its fall season of regional meetings. Printing, mailing, fulfillment, and marketing service providers around the country can come together at a meeting of one of 12 regional chapters of the association formed earlier this year through the merger of the Association of Marketing Service Providers, National Association for Printing Leadership, and National Association of Quick Printers.
The inaugural fall event will be held on Sept. 17 when the New England Chapter meets at the Heritage Country Club in Charlton, MA, for a social get-together followed by a dinner meeting (pre-meeting golf is also available). Program features a panel discussion on “Selling Integrated Marketing Service in a Changing Marketplace.”
The following week, both the Philadelphia and New York Chapters will hold luncheon meetings, the former at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Philadelphia on Sept. 23 and the latter at Club 101 in New York City on Sept. 25. AMSP/NAPL/NAQP postal expert Leo Raymond will present a talk on the latest happenings at the U.S. Postal Service at both meetings.
AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Chapters (Chesapeake, Great Lakes, Great Plains, New England, New York, Northwest, Ohio Valley, Pacific, Philadelphia, Rocky Mountain, Southeast, and Southwest) cover the entire nation. “Our chapters provide a great way for members who are regional neighbors to meet, socialize, discuss common issues, and hear speakers on a wide variety of topics related to their business,” said Raymond, an AMSP/NAPL/NAQP vice president, who oversees the national chapter network.
October meetings include a social hour and dinner meeting of the Northwest Chapter in Seattle on Oct. 2 (also featuring Raymond on the U.S.P.S.), and a luncheon meeting of the Southwest Chapter in Dallas on Oct. 10. AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Senior Vice President and sales management expert Mike Philie will discuss “the S-Factor—sales, social media, systems, silos” at the Dallas meeting. The following month, the New York Chapter will meet at Paper Mart in East Hanover, NJ, on Nov. 13.
In addition to periodic meetings, some chapters host special events. Both the New England and New York City chapters, for example, sponsored golf tournaments recently, and the Southwest Chapter will hold its annual AMSP-SW Conference next April in Arlington, TX.
“We would encourage every AMSP/NAPL/NAQP member to speak with their local chapter officers and make plans to attend a chapter meeting in their area,” added Raymond. “Bringing the association to members is what the chapter structure is all about.”
For a map of states covered by each chapter (members can always attend any chapter meeting even if it’s not in their company’s region), for a list of chapter contacts, or for more information on any chapter activity, please go to www.amsp.org/membership/chapters or contact Raymond at (703) 836-9200, Ext. 203, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Association
On Jan.1, 2014, The Association of Marketing Service Providers (AMSP) and the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) merged to create a new association to meet the needs of today’s printing, mailing, fulfillment, and marketing services providers. For more than 93 years, AMSP has served as the national trade association for the mailing and fulfillment services industry, working to improve the business environment for mailing and fulfillment companies and to provide opportunities for the learning and professional development of the managers of these companies.
Founded in 1933, NAPL has served as a not-for-profit business management association representing companies in the $80+ billion commercial printing and graphic communications industry in North America. Its comprehensive slate of business-building solutions provides company leaders with the management tools they need to make informed business decisions in an ever-changing market environment. It serves the quick and small printing business segment through the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP).