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.
07/20/2018 08:00
USPS will retire the Windows-based desktop shipping client application know as Meter Label Solutions by July 27, 2018.
07/17/2018 10:15
Dedication Ceremony at Montana Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center
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.
07/11/2018 11:27
John Lennon Forever stamp dedication ceremony, officiated by Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan
07/03/2018 10:08
WASHINGTON — With the release of the O Beautiful Forever stamps on July 4, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the beauty and majesty of the United States through 20 captivating images that visually represent one of the nation’s most beloved songs, “America the Beautiful.”
06/27/2018 16:12
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service has issued a set of three high-denomination stamps featuring an illustration of the statue that tops the U.S. Capitol dome. The $1, $2 and $5 stamps were issued in Bellefonte, PA.
06/26/2018 11:24
WASHINGTON — It’s beginning to look like a classic Christmas! This October, the Postal Service will ring in the 2018 holiday season with four Sparkling Holidays stamps featuring character-rich close-ups of Santa Claus.
06/01/2018 11:45
DETROIT, MI – In a continuing effort to improve the customer experience, the Ypsilanti Post Office will hold ongoing “Meet with the Postmaster” meetings through June, July, and August.
05/09/2018 11:27
SAN ANTONIO — The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) today recognized On Demand Mail Services for innovation and industry best practices. On Demand Mail Services was one of 14 award winners nationwide. Awards were presented on the final day of the National Postal Forum, the largest annual trade show in the country for the mailing industry, which was held this year in San Antonio.
05/08/2018 17:37
Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 10:00 A.M.