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Association News: FSEA

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FSEA Now Offering Printers401K Program

FSEA recently has been approved as an official association to offer the Printers401K Program, which has been very successful for many in the graphic arts industry. This is a great opportunity for FSEA members to offer a 401K program at a low cost with a strong track record of returns for company owners and employees. To learn more about the Printers401k Program, please contact John Moynihan or Joe Trybula with Diversified Financial Advisors, LLC at 314.786.9000 or joe@diversifiedfa.com. They will be glad to explain the benefits of this unique program and discuss how they can help maximize your retirement plan.

FSEA Gold Leaf Awards

The 24th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards is in full swing, and there looks to be more entries than ever. “We don’t have a final count on our entries quite yet, but we believe it could be another record year,” commented FSEA Executive Director Jeff Peterson. “The expansion of categories in areas such as cold foil, laser cutting, and digital coating and foil has opened up even more opportunities for entries.” Winners will be on full display and announced during the new Be Here! Bash that will take place May 18 during the IADD•FSEA Odyssey in Schaumburg, Illinois.

FSEA would like to thank all of its sponsors for the 24th Annual Gold Leaf Awards:

Platinum Sponsors
API Foils
BOBST North America
Compact Foilers LTD
h+m USA, L.P.
Infinity Foils, Inc. – a UEI Group Co.
ITW Foils
Kurz Transfer Products
Metal Magic
Univacco Foils Corporation
Universal Engraving, Inc. – a UEI Goup Co.

Gold Sponsors
Brandtjen & Kluge
Brausse Group
Crown Roll Leaf
MGI USA Inc.
Owosso Graphic Arts, Inc.
Sun Chemical

What’s New For FSEA at IADD•FSEA Odyssey

This year’s IADD•FSEA Odyssey will be better than ever with several new events that will be tied into the Odyssey. First, FSEA and IADD are excited about the brand new Be Here! Bash, which will take the place of the traditional Odyssey banquet. The Be Here! Bash will be a fun, casual atmosphere with several food stations and drinks. There will be plenty of seating, but attendees will be free to walk around and look at the Gold Leaf Award winners that will be displayed around the room. Abbreviated presentations will take place for the Gold Leaf Award winners and the IADD Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

FSEA and IADD also are planning a special get-together and reception for both young professional groups – this includes the FSEA Young Alliance that was kicked off this past year by FSEA. The casual meeting will provide an opportunity for young professionals in both associations to network and discuss new ideas for the group moving forward.

Lastly, FSEA and IADD have partnered with the Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) to offer a special half-day workshop, titled “Industry Update: Metallic Foil & UV Coating Decorating.” The workshop presentations will take place the second day of Odyssey on Thursday, May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. There will be a special price for attending the full workshop, or each session can be attended separately. For more details and to register, visit www.odysseyexpo.com.