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The award is given by San Francisco nonprofit Women's Initiative for Self-Employment and recognizes women entrepreneurs and their businesses for their leadership and positive contributions to their communities. A total of 587 women were nominated for the award throughout the Bay Area and nearly 50 women were honored with the award.

SAN FRANCISCO—April 15, 2008—Moquin Press ( has announced that it will offer ClimatePartner’s ( climate neutral printing process. Belmont-based Moquin Press has purchased the climate neutral printing process from ClimatePartner California, Inc. and will be the first printing house in the United States to offer this process. The process is currently available at over 45 printing houses in Europe and is endorsed by an association of German printers and the Association of Swiss Printers. With the climate neutral printing process, CO2 emissions caused by the production of a client’s printed materials (catalogs, brochures, reports, etc.) will be neutralized by the purchase of ecological, high-quality

Transcontinental Nabs Pact MONTREAL—Transcontinental signed an exclusive 15-year contract with Hearst Corp. to print the San Francisco Chronicle, related products, and to provide postpress services. The deal is worth in excess of $1 billion. Transcontinental will start production in the spring of 2009 at a new, state-of-the-art Bay Area plant. The printer’s planned investments for the building and new gear are estimated at more than $200 million. The Chronicle, one of 12 daily newspapers owned by Hearst, has the 14th largest ABC-verified circulation in the United States, according to Transcontinental. Quebecor World Ups Co-mailing MONTREAL—Quebecor World is expanding the co-mailing offering at its new Bolingbrook, IL,

San Ramon, CA—K/P Corp. has been busy in the first half of 2000. It has invested more than $6 million company-wide to upgrade equipment, move to a more digital workflow and expand services to new markets. To improve distribution and take advantage of the emerging opportunities in e-commerce product fulfillment, it opened a 12,000-square-foot mailing and fulfillment facility in Vista, CA, and a 14,000-square-foot mailing and fulfillment center in Atlanta. The company's Salem, OR, plant is also anticipating growth in mailing services and has also invested in new mailing equipment. K/P Corp.'s printing production capacity is also on the rise. Its Salt Lake City

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