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.
04/24/2018 08:00
Special Edition Industry Alert with information on this year's National Postal Forum in San Antonio, Texas, May 6 - 9.
04/13/2018 14:18
Last minute filers won’t find extended hours at Post Offices
04/09/2018 15:11
A different kind of chorus line will be staged in a rather unusual setting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:00 A.M. at the College Park Station, 20501 Livernois Ave, Detroit MI 48221.
04/06/2018 16:30
DETROIT, MI — A different kind of chorus line will be staged in a rather unusual setting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:00 A.M. at the College Park Station, 20501 Livernois Ave, Detroit MI 48221.
04/06/2018 12:02
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service’s newest stamps acknowledge the role science, technology, engineering and mathematics play in keeping America a global leader in innovation. The STEM Education Forever stamps were dedicated today during the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
04/05/2018 11:00
SAN DIEGO — The number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide reached 6,244 in 2017 — more than 500 fewer than 2016.
03/30/2018 15:47
The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a new Forever stamp celebrating one of the most popular roses of all time. The new Peace Rose Forever stamp features a detail from a photograph of the rose’s blossom, its creamy yellow petals touched at the edges with pink. The peace rose revolutionized hybrid tea roses with its unique coloring, hardiness and disease resistance. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp with an existing photograph taken by Richard C. Baer. News of the stamp is being shared with the hashtags #PeaceRoseStamp and #FlowerStamps.
03/28/2018 08:06
The U.S. Postal Service will salute the role of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education during the first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the four new STEM Education Forever Stamps. Share the news using the hashtags #EducationStamps and #STEMEducation.
03/27/2018 16:04
DETROIT, MI — The Ypsilanti, MI Post Office plans to establish a Consumer Advisory Council (CAC).
03/23/2018 14:28
DETROIT, MI – The U.S. Postal Service is seeking volunteers to serve on a local Consumer Advisory Council in the Ypsilanti, Whittaker, and Willis communities. The Advisory Council will provide a forum for consumers to meet with postal representatives to discuss customer concerns, ideas and suggestions that support improving customer satisfaction.
03/23/2018 11:09
PITTSBURGH — It really is “a beautiful day in the neighborhood” now that the U.S. Postal Service has immortalized Mister Rogers on a Forever stamp. Please share the news using the hashtag #MisterRogersStamp.