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01/08/2020

Print Week 2020 - Southern Region's William Maxwell Award Recipient

Our Print Week traditions not only include celebrating our Print Excellence Award winners, but we honor individuals and companies who have greatly impacted the industry. Since 1963 our Southern Region has recognized an individual in the print community, as well as a prominent company, for their outstanding contributions.

The Maxwell Award is given to a company who demonstrates forward thinking, is a market leader, and is recognizable for its contributions to both the industry and local community. Our 2020 award winner, JBM Packaging exhibits all of these traits. JBM is a family business and Marcus Sheanshang is the second-generation owner. He is especially proud of transitioning the business from his father 10 years ago, and evolving the company to a team-focused organization dedicated to innovation and growth in new markets. 

Marcus learned about Fair Chance programs and the opportunities they provide to incarcerated offenders through his church. After engaging with the church’s Prison Ministry Outreach and spending time with a few of the incarcerated individuals, JBM initiated their Fair Chance Program three years ago and brought on team members with difficult backgrounds. Their goal was to expand employment opportunities to more individuals and successfully reintegrate them into society. This program is a key part of JBM’s Purpose of Better Solutions. Better Lives. Better World. Fair Chance team members comprise 13% of their employees. To take it further, JBM is starting a non-profit organization in the coming year. They are taking on ministry work in prisons to positively impact a greater number of individuals and get them back on their feet

Join us in celebrating JBM Packaging's accomplishments at the 58th Annual Southern Region Banquet on January 23rd at 6:00 pm.


More info about the Print Week Events: 

 Join us to review and honor all the wonderful printed work in Ohio, N.Kentucky and Michigan. Put your region's event on your calendar and celebrate the best of the best AND take part in choosing the best of the best. Attend one (or more) of the regional banquets and you can vote for that region's People's Choice Award.

Print Week Events:

In the South, join in the fun at our annual Bierstube at Taft's Ale House in Cincinnati, OH on Tuesday, January 21st from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Bring your press operators, bindery workers customer service reps and your graphic designers for a few hours of fun and networking. This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Registration is $37.50, Non-member is $75, and a Member table of 10 is $325 (call us to register a table).

New Location this year:

Taft's Ale House
1429 Race St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

 To register, CLICK HERE.


Also in the South, you can attend the annual Southern Region Banquet to honor the Print Excellence Award winners and vote for the People's Choice Award winner. We will also be presenting the 33rd Maxwell Winner Award and the 58th Printer of the Year Award.  The Southern banquet is set for Thursday, January 23rd starting at 6:00 pm. Registration is $80, and Non-member is $160. 

New Location this year:

The Madison Event Center
700 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY 41011

To register, CLICK HERE.


The Central Region Banquet will honor Print Excellence Awards winners at the Creekside Conference and Event Center in Gahanna on January 30th at 6:00 pm.  The banquet will start at 6:00 p.m. Registration is $80, and Non-member is $160. 

Creekside Conference and Event Center

700 Creekside Plaza
Gahanna, OH 43230

To register, CLICK HERE.


The Northern Region combines the fun and the awards at the annual Ben's Bash. Join us on Thursday, February 6th at 6:00 pm. This event will be the highlight of the print scene; don't miss it! Registration is $55, and Non-member is $110. 

100th Bomb Group
20920 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44135

To register, CLICK HERE.


The Michigan Region will recognize it's first year Print Excellence Awards winners in conjunction with the February Regional Advisory Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 11th. The PEA winners will be recognized at this joint event with the Detroit Craftsmen Club. The event begins TENTATIVELY at 5:00 pm.

Printing Industries of America's President, Michael Makin, will present the State of the Industry and address what the future holds for the printing industry! He will also discuss the upcoming PIA and SGIA merger.

Allied Printing
810 Rosewood street
Ferndale, MI 48220

Call the Association to get registered.

Register now for your region's events.  We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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