2013 Summertime Brews Festival!

photo 1We were happy to help our friends at Rock92 and 105.KZL with programs for this year’s annual Summertime Brews Festival at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex!

Presented by Bestway Grocery, brewers from all over the world travel to the triad to offer over 300 different beers! VIP and General Admission tickets get the public in for unlimited beer tasting, free giveaways and prizes, live music and a good time! This has been the southeast’s favorite beer festival since 2005 and gets more and more popular every year!

PIP gladly provided fully loaded programs with a directory of all the brewers and other vendors present to be passed out to everyone, along with their tasting glass, as they arrive!

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photo 2If you’ve never been to this awesome local event, mark your calendars for next years Summertime Brews Festival!

Got a special event coming up? Need flyers, posters, signage, programs, parking passes or tickets? Give us a call today at 336-222-0717 or 336-351-2331

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PIP Triad Meet & Greet

This week, meet…

keithKeith White, General Manager

With experience in every facet of the print industry, Keith oversees our Greensboro store and production facility.

“What makes PIP Triad different? Our extensive resources of products and services, and most importantly, we are client-focused… Our team works together to provide solutions to every situation.” – Keith White

Raised in Greensboro, Keith now lives in the Climax/Pleasant Garden area with his two children and great dane, Rosalie. He joined PIP’s team in 1991 as a press operator and has since been presented with the 2011 and 2012 Top Performer Award for Sales Excellence within the PIP franchise network.

leeLee Whitaker, Business Growth Strategist

For the past 16 years, Lee has been attracting new and maintaing existing accounts for PIP Triad, from inside and outside our Burlington store. Lee was recently presented with the 2012 Platinum Top Level Award for Sales Excellence at the 2013 Franchise Services Sales Forum.

Before joining PIP’s team, Lee handled public relations efforts for an advertising agency and later worked for the North Carolina Outward Bound School as the Director of Marketing.

“Everyday, I am amazed at what I have learned in my experiences at PIP. I am so very proud to be part of a team of professionals that work hard each and every day to execute our mission: exceed customer expectations. We have a group that focuses on delivering quality products and services with an attitude of integrity and respect, not just to customers, but to each other as well. Everyone here has excellent training, unsurpassed dedication and a true sense of what customer service really means. That’s what makes us different and I’m proud to be a part of something special.” – Lee Whitaker

A former resident of Western North Carolina, Lee enjoys hiking and relaxing in the mountains, reading, and traveling with his wife, Hillary, and their two daughters, Holland and Kaylee.

PIP Meet & Greet

This week, meet…

michaelMichael Goins, Graphic Designer

A former employee with Sir Speedy in Statesville, North Carolina, Michael Goins joined PIP Greensboro in 2010 with an interest in working within a larger market, seeing the opportunity to continue working within Franchise Services a benefit. With is main focus on graphics for PIP’s Greensboro location, Michael also supervises digital color production and pitches in with bindery, black and white production, and whatever else a team member may need assistance with!

Originally from Mount Airy, Michael now lives in Kernersville with his wife and two children, enjoying his free time as a movie buff and wood worker.

In September of 2011, Goins was the emcee at Power Up Your Marketing, an interactive breakfast seminar about company marketing with guest speaker David Robidoux.

“In particular, I love the work environment here at PIP. It’s jovial and professional at the same time, and we all work toward the same goals, speaking of which… the merger with Burlington, which has resulted in ‘PIP of the Triad’, has been an interesting adventure. The wider net of customers and work poses a wonderful challenge for the future, and having more ships in the armada means more hands to work toward the same goal. Which is, of course, profitability and growth.” – Michael Goins

111Linsey Frost, Graphic Designer

Freelance Artist and recent graduate of UNC Greensboro, Linsey Frost, was invited to join PIP’s creative team in January of 2013.

Linsey is one of three full time designers at our Burlington store. She also assists our Marketing Director with social media, photography and website development and has recently begun helping our sales team with Ad Specialty research, finding the best promotional products at the best possible prices for our customers.

Outside of PIP, Linsey is a member of the promotions team at Dick Broadcasting Company in Greensboro for Rock 92.3 and 107.5 KZL. As a freelance artist, Linsey offers custom artwork, mural painting, photography, outsourced architectural rendering, and web design.

Native to the Triad area, Linsey currently lives in Graham and enjoys playing music and time spent outdoors with her two dogs.

“PIP’s interest in me was a nice change of pace for a college graduate on the job hunt! Already familiar with their services, I jumped at the opportunity. I think everyone’s warm personality and genuine efforts to come together as a team for our customers really makes our business, the Burlington and Greensboro stores in particular, stand out within the industry… I’ve never felt more eager to get to work each day!” – Linsey Frost

Lunch & Learn Review

For all those that missed out on June’s Lunch & Learn, honored guest Thomas Giglio from Hewlett Packard spoke on the advantages and possibilities of HP wide format printing.

Lunch was provided by our friends at Zack’s Hot Dogs from right down the street in Downtown Burlington, NC and small gifts & prizes were provided by our creative minds in our Production Warehouse and by HP.

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Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 10.59.02 AMRegistered guests were greeted with display tiles, each adorned with their company’s logo.

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Scroll through our Instagram to view more photos of this fun event and re-visit our earlier post on Thomas Giglio’s presentation!

Registration for our next Lunch & Learn on Social Media on August 21st is now open! Claim your seat today!!

Have you updated your company’s signage?

Check out these clean, crisp looking and easy to use Retractable Banners, our most recent signage created for Shred It.

These banners can be printed on your choice of vinyl material and easily installed within the lightweight aluminum frame. The banner can be rolled up, or retracted, and the frame simply collapses into a carrying case, perfect for transporting to and from trade shows and back to the store for continual display. And, the banners are easily removed when time to update or replace with a new one!

Retractable Banner ASI

Why hassle with trying to hang roll, paper, or even other vinyl banners – trying to find a surface to mount or hang it from, keeping it straight and unwrinkled – when you can pop one of these up! PIP can put together the perfect Retractable Banner set for your business, just call us today! 336-222-0717 or 336-351-2331!