NPOA Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

19 Printers Pitch-in to Start New Association

NPOA Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

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NPOA was officially launched as a printing trade association two years ago on Dec. 17, 2012 with the help of 19 printers ("Founders") who collectively decided there was a need for a new printing association, one more willing and better prepared to serve the small format printing industry, both digital and offset. By the end of that first month NPOA had attracted 57 additional members. By January 2013 NPOA attracted an additional 146 members, and was well on its way to becoming a viable trade association. Our association is nearly 400 strong and continues to grow. To read more about the history of the association go here.

Many industry leaders and suppliers were skeptical at first, with many questioning whether there was a need for a new association and whether this new upstart association could survive. Well, the association has proved the old adage, "where there is a will there is a way.". The association brazenly scheduled it's first Owners meeting in March of 2013 in New Orleans. More than 120 printers and vendors turned out for that first conference. Many attendees (some long-time members of other trade associations) called it one of the best conferences they had ever attended, offering a great opportunity to learn and meet with fellow printers.

The tradition of holding an Annual Owners Conference continued the next year when the association selected Fort Lauderdale as the site for its 2nd Owners Conference in March of 2014.

Now planning for the 3rd Owners Conference is well underway. Scheduled for April 16-18, 2015 in Orlando, FL, this conference promises to the be the best ever, but only with your support. Be sure to visit our 2015 Conference Page for more details.

NPOA had definitely come a long, long way in the past two years and we want to thank every single member for all their support in helping us grow this association. If you're not a member of NPOA we strongly urge you to consider joining our ranks. Click here to read more about joining NPOA. Happy Holidays and a safe New Year.

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