Dear Detroit PCC members,

The National Postal Forum is fast approaching and this year will be held in Indianapolis IN, May 5th through May 8th. This is the first time it is being held in Indianapolis and it has been a while since it has been in the Midwest. If you haven’t had a chance to attend a National Postal Forum in the past, please take time to review the events and seminars at https://npf.org to help move your business forward.

While the NPF is right around the corner, the Detroit PCC still has several events left on our 2018-2019 calendar:

April 30th – A webinar on how to make the most of a Non-Profit permit; which will include how to apply, basic mail piece design and managing prospects and donor lists.

May 22nd – A tour of the Pontiac Metroplex with a special presentation on Folded Self-Mailers and Every Door Direct Mail. This event is one of our member favorites, as the United States Postal Services provides a guided tour of one of their largest operating centers.

We kick-off our 2019-2020 calendar year on June 21stwith our 23rd Annual Golf Outing. The past few years we have joined up with the Advertising Production Club of Detroit at the Links of Novi and the event has sold-out quickly. Please don’t wait to sign-up and have your company sponsor a hole as we will have well over 144 golfers at this year’s event.

To register for any of our events please go to www.detroitpcc.com. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Regards,

Paul Brotz
Detroit PCC Industry Co-Chair 
Derron Bray
Detroit PCC USPS Co-Chair
Don Dombrow
Acting Detroit PCC USPS Co-Chair

  

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Detroit PCC Thanks the Detroit District Employees

thank you bannerThe Detroit Postal Customer Council is thanking Detroit District employees throughout the Metro Detroit Area for their commitment coming to work every day. Paul Brotz, Owner, Colorpoint Print, comments: We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Detroit District Postal Workers for their services during these unprecedented times. The mail is an essential part of the infrastructure of this country and we are proud to present the banner to post offices to show our appreciation for their tireless service.

Employees truly appreciate being recognized by our business customers.
Every day the clerks and carriers deliver the mail and products that keep America moving.
The Detroit PCC presents a 4’ X 8’ banner and is displayed outside the employee and customer parking lots for all to see how much they are appreciated.

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PCC: Our next presentations will be August 5th Livonia MI August 7th Seven Oaks Detroit MI and August 11th at Westland MI

Detroit Drives article - June 2, 2020 - PCC Awards

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Detroit PCC wins both Gold Innovation and Silver Membership Program Excellence for the 2020 PCC Leadership Awards

The Detroit PCC was awarded two Awards during the 2020 PCC Leadership Award Winners . The Gold Innovation Award acknowledged the talk-show format that was different from any other PCC event we ever held in Detroit. We named it: Detroit PCC Today Show! Growth Driven; Fueling Your Mailing & Shipping Success. The talk show format allowed us present to multiple topics, keep the format open, make it interactive like a "live" talk show and take questions from the audience (customers).

The Silver Membership Program Excellence Award was given to acknowledge an Educational Outreach presented to local postmasters and managers. We named it: Postal Customer Council: Know Your Role.The presentation discussed the History of PCC, our Mission Statement and the importance that postmasters and managers serve as an open channel for the USPS-to-Business communication. We shared the Benefits of Membership for our customers such as networking with other business customers and offering expert advice on shipping or mailing that would help businesses be more productive. We knew that educating postmasters and managers to identify potential business leads would benefit the Detroit PCC . We encouraged postmasters and managers to share the Detroit PCC website with their customers and to invite them to our educational sessions and social events such as mail facility tours, community service and Lunch and Learn events. We passed out PCC applications, a "What is a PCC" brochure ,Detroit PCC 2020 calendar of Events and ended with Q & A session.

2020 PCC Leadership Award Winners

PCC Innovation of the Year  The Gold PCC Innovation of the Year Award was to acknowledge the talk-show styled presentation format that was different from any other PCC event we ever held in Detroit. We presented: Detroit PCC Today Show! Topic: Growth-Driven Fueling Your Mailing & Shipping Success. The talk show format allowed us to present multiple topics, keep the format open, make it interactive like a "live" talk show, and take questions from the audience (customers). The Detroit PCC Today Show was a labor of love that was brought to life by the Detroit PCC and Creative Service Teams
 Membership Program Excellence  The Silver Membership Program Excellence Award was given to acknowledge " Detroit PCC: Know Your Role , which was an an Educational Outreach for Detroit District Postmasters and Managers. This hands-on presentation discussed the History of PCC, our Mission Statement, and the role that postmasters and managers serve to facilitate an open channel for USPS-to-Business communication. We shared the Benefits of Membership such as networking with other business customers and offering expert advice on shipping or mailing that would help businesses be more productive. We encouraged postmasters and managers to share the Detroit PCC website with their customers and tasked them to invite potential members to our educational sessions and social events such as mail facility tours, community service, and Lunch and Learn events. We passed out PCC applications, the PCC brochure, and the PCC 2020 calendar of events for them to share this with their business customers and ended with Q & A session.

 

Board of Governors Announces Selection of Louis DeJoy to Serve as Nation’s 75th Postmaster General May 7, 2020

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May 7, 2020

Board of Governors Announces Selection of Louis DeJoy to Serve as Nation’s 75th Postmaster General ( May 7, 2020);

 

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