Through a new Affiliate Membership agreement reached between the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) and the Printing Industries of Michigan (PIM), NAPL is now providing a host of its renowned management tools, products and services to PIM members.
According to Kristen Kitchen, NAPL's director of membership: "the partnership between NAPL and PIM will benefit members of both organizations. The networking opportunities and the sharing of information will be greatly enhanced, thereby expanding best business practices and solutions to all members."
Nick Wagner, president of PIM, cited some of the other benefits provided: "By partnering with NAPL in this Affiliate Membership Program, the value of what we offer PIM members has greatly expanded and increased. We are always looking for ways to provide extra value to our members, and this Affiliate Membership Program with NAPL does exactly that."
Wagner continued: "Our members will now have access to a wide range of NAPL's services such as the Printing Business Conditions electronic update, the Performance Indicators Program, the Management PLUS Best Practices Assessment, NAPL's [P]REVIEW Magazine, and more, and we're convinced these resources can help our members enhance their businesses."
Last Fall NAPL entered into a similar Affiliate Membership Program with the British Columbia Printing & Imaging Association (BCPIA), and the response from members has been outstanding. Kitchen said: "The management services we provide are a nice complement to what the Affiliates are currently offering their memberships."