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March 2018 Letter

Dear Detroit PCC Members,

The 2017-2018 Calendar of events is coming to close, but we still have 3 great events to participate in, please take a moment to review and look to see what events can help you grow and educate your business and clients.

April 19th – Political Campaign Mailing Webinar:

This event will provide expert advice for candidates and mailers who want to take advantage of the United States Postal Service to reach their intended target. Learn how to mail the most efficient and inexpensive way. Webinar is Free.

May 17th – Mail Design Professional Course:

The Mail Design Professional Course is the only mail piece design certification program approved by the United States Postal Service.

This course is ideal for those who wish to maximize their proficiency in designing letter-size and flat-size mail that meets USPS standards. The course includes:

  • Postal addressing standards
  • Classes of mail and processing categories
  • POSTNET™, Intelligent Mail® and parcel barcode formats and print specifications
  • Designing automation letters and flats (tabbing, polywrap, deflection, flexibility, etc.)
  • Reply mail (Business, Courtesy, Meter, Permit Reply and Merchandise Return Service)
  • Address Information products and Move Update

Learners will also receive information on design standards for:

  • Customized Market Mail
  • Repositionable Notes
  • Election Mail Logos
  • Privately Printed Labels
  • Reusable Envelopes

The cost for the course is $139.00, which also includes lunch, USPS expert trainers, and the test. The class will be held at the USPS Allen Park NDC (17500 Oakwood Allen Park MI), we have also included a tour of the site afterward.

June 22nd – The 22nd Annual PCC Golf Outing:

This year we are moving back to the Links of Novi and once again networking with the Advertising Production Club of Detroit. Last year this event sold-out with 144 golfers, please don’t miss out this year. The $135.00 cost includes golf, cart, lunch & beverages on the course, prizes, and dinner.

This event is a shotgun start and scramble format and is designed for both the beginners to above average players.

To register for any of these events please go to we look forward to seeing you and look for our 2018/2019 calendar of events in July.

Paul Brotz
Detroit PCC Industry Co-Chair

USPS National and Michigan News

News from USPS National and USPS Great Lakes Area.
10/21/2018 08:00
On Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3 AM CT to 9 AM CT, the United States Postal Service will deploy the following system release: PostalOne! System Release Access and Shipment Tracking Release 39.2.0. NOTE : During the specified timeframe, maintenance activities are also scheduled. Both the PostalOne! and FAST Systems will not be available.
10/16/2018 08:00
This document accompanies the Price Change Filing Webinar
10/16/2018 08:00
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10/16/2018 10:17
NEWPORT, RI — The U.S. Postal Service and Israel Post today jointly issued a Hanukkah stamp that portrays a papercut menorah that can be used to send holiday messages celebrating this ageless tradition.
10/11/2018 09:41
PIGEON FORGE, TN — New Sparkling Holidays Commemorative Forever stamps featuring classic images of Santa are available for mailing holiday cards and letters this year— a time-honored tradition embraced by millions annually.
10/10/2018 16:17
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today announced the appointment of three members to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC).
10/10/2018 14:47
WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 27, 2019.
10/10/2018 10:51
RALEIGH, NC — The U.S. Postal Service continues to commemorate Kwanzaa, which celebrates values and beliefs around African-American heritage, by dedicating a new Kwanzaa Forever stamp today.
10/04/2018 08:42
Will be recognized by family, friends, employees and postal officials
10/03/2018 12:12
DETROIT, MI — Detroit area Post Offices will observe Columbus Day on Monday, October 8, 2018, a federal holiday.
08/16/2018 10:00
DETROIT, MI — Friday, August 17th the following Post Offices will be covering collection boxes along the route for the Dream Cruise.
07/13/2018 16:42
DETROIT, MI — While many Americans are enjoying the summer weather by taking vacations and long weekends, the United States Postal Service is always on duty.
07/13/2018 16:42
The Romeo Post Office will hold a Special Presentation of the SCOOBY-DOO and Frozen Treats Forever Stamps at the Romeo-Washington-Bruce Parks & Rec Summer Outdoor Movie Night.