Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Eastern Reprographics Association - alive, well and looking forward

Received by e-mail early this afternoon:

Hi Joel:

How are you? Long time no talk. I hope things are going well for you.

Attached is a press release about the Eastern Reprographics Association. As you well know, the ERA is one of the last remaining associations for the reprographics community. The press release describes some upcoming developments, and is intended to show the community that the association is still vital.

I hope you'll be able to publish this information in Reprographics 101. Your blog is one of the last places people can still find good info about the industry. Let me know if you'd like to talk to someone at the association.

Thank you very much.

Ed Avis

Okay, here’s the Press Release that Ed asked me to put up on Repro 101:

June 26, 2012

Contact: Ed Avis,, 708-218-7755

Eastern Reprographics Association Looks Forward

Gathering planned, newsletter underway, dues on hold

The reprographics industry has seen a number of challenges in recent years, and the Eastern Reprographics Association is helping its members successfully face those challenges. The association is planning several initiatives in the coming year: an inspiring gathering, an information-packed newsletter, and a year-long dues vacation.

Panama City Gathering

The association is planning its next gathering in Panama City, Florida, on April 18-21, 2013. The event, to be held at the Bay Point Golf Resort & Spa, will feature a full schedule of educational and social events to help reprographics professionals network with others and learn ways to grow their businesses. The business program will feature presentations of new market opportunities by leading vendors. The gathering, open to members and prospective members, will provide an inspiring forum to help attendees increase their success.

ERA Newsletter

The association is launching a newsletter that will provide news about the association and the A/E/C industry, and how-to articles to help members improve their businesses. The newsletter, to be edited by former Modern Reprographics editor Ed Avis, will be provided in hard-copy and electronic formats. The first issue of the newsletter will be sent to members in late summer 2012.

Dues Vacation

To help members strengthen their bottom lines, and to encourage new members, the ERA will not be charging dues in 2012. The "dues vacation" will save members $125.

"The Eastern Reprographics Association is a vibrant organization, and we want to help our members succeed as well," says Stephanie Justice, ERA president and operations manager at Bay Area Blueprint and Reprographics. "And we hope these exciting initiatives will encourage other reprographics professionals, from the Eastern U.S. and other parts of the country, to join us."

For membership and other information about the Eastern Reprographics Association, contact the association at

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