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Spring Meeting, London,UK  March 31 - April 6, 2016

Roger P. Gimbel, EDP and President Gimbel & Associates, will attend the IPN meeting held this year in the United Kingdom. IPN Global is an alliance of friends representing leading-edge companies in printing, graphic communications and graphic arts industry.


 
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Miami Beach Convention Center, FL 
February 18-20, 2016

Randy Swope, Sr. Consultant New Market Engagement with Gimbel & Associates recently attended the Graphics of the Americas convention titled Embracing Changes in a New Business Landscape.  Seminars included Prepress & Production, Sales & Marketing, Management, Wide Format, Design & Creative, Photoshop and InDesign and Publishing.  Over 400 exhibitors featured their products and services in the Exhibit Hall.


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Fujifilm Xerox Tech Summit
October 13-15, 2015, Chicago, IL 

Roger Gimbel at Fujifilm Xerox Tech SummitRoger P. Gimbel, EDP was a keynote speaker at the summit which featured Fujifilm's innovations and digital solutions.

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Fall Meeting,  San Diego, California October 24-27, 2015

Roger P. Gimbel, EDP, President and Lois Ritarossi, Vice President, both of Gimbel & Associates attended the annual IPN meeting held this year in California. IPN Global is an alliance of friends representing leading-edge companies in the printing, visual communications and graphic art industry. With over 200 locations around the globe and world-class capabilities, IPN helps companies around the world to do business globally.

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Friday & Saturday, September 10-12, 2015, Rochester, NY

Roger P. Gimbel, EDP & President of Gimbel & Associates, spoke at this national conference featuring workshops designed for the professional, personal and financial advancement of the Hispanic business community and co-hosted by Xerox Corporation. 

Roger P. Gimbel, EDP, Gimbel & Associates Joins Inkjet Summit Advisory Board

Inkjet Summit 2015 will once again be a Win-Win for sponsors and attendees Roger P. Gimbel, EDP and President of Gimbel & Associates, an international consulting firm in the graphic communications and digital solutions industry has accepted an invitation to join the Inkjet Summit Advisory Board. Roger is an authority and industry expert with over 40 years of experience as a printer, advisor, speaker, and instructor in the printing industry.“My goal is to help educate and advise both current and potential buyers on the best opportunities with inkjet solutions while helping to develop relationships between suppliers and buyers of inkjet digital print services,” Roger comments. 

Herman L. & Audrey M. Gimbel Memorial Scholarship Established

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President and Gail Gimbel, Exec. Director of Gimbel & Associates are proud to announce the creation of the annual Herman L. Gimbel (Hy) and Audrey M. Gimbel Memorial Scholarship in partnership with EDSF.  This new scholarship has been created in honor of their parents, Hy and Audrey Gimbel, for their contributions to the print industry.

Hy, a pioneer and leader of the print industry, started his NYC based print business in 1938. He was the president of Electronic Reproduction Service (ERS), Xerographic Reproduction Center, Inc. and Madison Square Offset Company.  Hy also worked with Itek developing Ink for the Itek Automatic Duplication System. Hy served as the Chairman of Manhattan Chapter #9, the Society of Reproduction Engineers, a national organization made up of 175 members.

When Hy passed away in 1978, his wife Audrey immediately became the President and CEO of Xerographic Reproduction Center, Inc., a Women Owned Business Enterprise. Audrey supported high-level contract customer presentations and meetings and participated in meetings with the International Printer’s Network in Germany.

The Herman L. and Audrey M. Gimbel Memorial Scholarship will award $1,000 annually to a bright, up-and-coming full-time student committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace.  To learn more about the Herman L. and Audry M. Gimbel Memorial Scholarship, visit www.edsf.org or contact Brenda Kai, EDSF executive director, at 817-849-1145 or via e-mail at brenda.kai@edsf.org

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Roger P. Gimbel Panel Moderator

Roger P. Gimbel, EDP & President of Gimbel & Assoicates, attended the conference.  Roger Gimbel  be moderated an educational panel at Xplor 2015. Xplor brings together leading edge end users and suppliers for two and a half days of education, networking, and a vendor forum. End users, analysts, consultants, industry experts, and vendors will share best practices, trends, and the latest in customer communication technology.    

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Hunkeler Innovation Days, Lucerne, Switzerland February 23-26, 2015

Gimbel & Associates will attend HID to participate in the industry leading experience for inkjet and continuous feed technology.  Lois Ritarossi, Vice President, will be interviewing attendees for various client projects and gathering data for industry updates.

Output_links_logo-1 Talks with Roger P. Gimbel, a New Board Member of EDSF...click here to read more about Roger's  commitment to initiatives that prepare the industry for the challenges of today and the future.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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IPN Technical Meeting,Riga, LatviaAugust 31 - September 4, 2016

Lois Ritarossi, VP, Gimbel & Associates lead a professional development workshop to improve effectiveness in commuriga_panorama.jpgnication. The workshop was based on ideas from the best-selling book called Crucial Conversations, Tools for Talking when Stakes are High.

Lois presented the workshop in Riga, Latvia.  Riga is more than 800 years old and with a blend of medieval and modern city. The IPN hosting member is Drukatava, Ltd., a digital printer in Riga.


 

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Paper and Ink Developments Broaden Inkjet’s Appeal

The biggest print show in the world, Drupa, recently concluded in Düsseldorf, Germany. The theme of the show could not be mistaken. It was inkjet.  Lois Ritarossi, VP Gimbel & Associates was on site to view the latest inkjet technological offerings and the changes to paper and ink that are driving up inkjet's appeal.  Read the blog and download the full white paper by clicking the link below.
Paper and Ink Broaden Inkjet's Appeal


May 10-11, 2016
 
Roger P. Gimbel, EDP, President of Gimbel & Associates and Lois Ritarossi, VP conducted a two-day workshop covering topics such as Consultative Selling, Value Based Pricing, Event Marketing and Sales Proposals for High Value Applications.
 
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Here's what participants said:
 

"Thanks so much for all the awesome information and training..Matt & I plan to utilize this all and hope for a very successful future."

"AWESOME!"

"Brilliant!"

"Thank you to Lois and Roger...Very strong and valuable."

"Slide presentation and workbooks were so helpful as well as the role playing and verbiage."


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On Tuesday, April 6th, Lois Ritarossi joined the panel (featured above) moderating Plotting a Course in a Changing World! Panelists included Deborah Corn, PrintMediaCentr & John Lynch, Compart.  The interactive panel discussion covered such topics as What Can You Do to Sharpen Your Skills, How to Weather Changes in Your Company and What Makes You Indispensibe to Your Company.  Attendees shared their experiences in plotting their course in a changing world.  Here's what they had to say about the seminar:
 

" Excellent information!"

"Very interactive - good to have young members present."

"Good subject matter - broaden it to look at organizational development."

"Great communication skills to get the audience involved."

"Real world suggestions!  Great moderation, excellent ways in engaging with people."

"A fun presentation.  Learned a lot."

"Very fun and interactive."


Gimbel & Associates Supports Give Back @ Graph Scholarship Fundraiser

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Mauricio Carlini, Lois Ritarossi, Roger P. Gimbel, Allison McCord, Kristin Anderson and Randy Swope show their support for the EDSF Give Back @ Graph Scholarship fundraiser during the recent Graph Expo 2016 in Orlando, FL.  Roger P. Gimbel was once again honored to be the evening's Master of Ceremonies.  To view the video of the evening's event click here. 


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Roger P. Gimbel, EDP, was the 2015 Master of  Ceremonies, along with  the Gimbel  &  Associates  Team for "Give  Back @ Graph" EDSF  Scholarship  Night, held September 15, at the Hyatt Regency   McCormick Place,  Chicago, IL.  Each year, EDSF  provides scholarships from $1,500 to $5,000 to students studying for careers in the  document management and graphic communications industry.


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IPN Technical Meeting, Savanah, GA, USA 
Hosted by KennickelI Group, September 10-12, 2015
 
 Gimbel & Assoicates IPN Tech Meeting    Lois Ritarossi presents How to Run a Successful IT Project 
Lois Ritarossi, VP, Gimbel & Associates presented a project mangement workshop titled, "How to Run a Successful IT Project," at the IPN Technical conference in Savannah GA.
     As the graphic communications industry continues to evolve, project management and software implementation is more critical to new client implementations. The workshop covered:
  • Project Management Critical Success Factors
  • Project Methodologies
  • Project Management Tools
  • Small group activities to practice new methodologies 

IPN Board Meeting
February 24-26th, 2015   Switzerland

The IPN is  an alliance of like-minded, independent, printing and visual communication companies, operating at the leading edge of technology, the IPN provides printing, database management and information services globally. Using the most advanced telecommunication and information technologies, members of the IPN work together, using common standards, to ensure that information is distributed effectively and efficiently, anywhere, anyplace, anytime. You must be a member of the IPN to attend. Find out more about the benefits of IPN partnerships: ipnglobal.com 


Lois Ritarossi hosts Fuji Film visitors

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October 29, 2014 - Lois Ritarossi, Vice President, Gimbel & Associates,  met with the delegation from Fuji/Xerox Japan at the Gimbel & Associates NY Headquarters, to discuss growing opportunities and value-added services for the digital print industry.

 


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IPN Technical Meeting, Southampton England hosted by Hobbs the Printers

Business sessions were held at the Potters Heron hotel near Winchester, where in-depth discussions covered such subjects as Management Information Systems, production workflows, web2print solutions, wide format systems and emerging technologies. In addition training and development sessions were run on developing more effective relationships and the critical role of data analytics in our businesses.     Lois Ritarossi, Vice President, Gimbel & Associates, led a workshop demonstrating  the real power of asking the right questions in crucial conversations.    

"Great workshop focused on open ended questions and the importance of question based selling and the resolution of problems - also found the role-play parts really good as it got us out of our comfort zones and got us mixing. Well done - good job."         -Tony Kenton

         "I would second Tony's opinion and add that as the representatives at this conference for our respective companies (possibly Customers and Vendors, as well), we can take these lessons and pass them on. As Tony points out, the message may be something we know, but a refresher with role play was an excellent idea. As it happened, having your presentation follows one where we were "prepped" by thinking about how we generally operate (red, yellow, blue, green) was brilliant. :) Thank you, Lois."     -Gary Heitman

      "Lois, you delivered exactly what I hoped you would deliver; namely a clean smart present-ation that made us all think and reflect on whether we always approach all conversations in the most productive way. You had passion and energy in abundance and the exercises were fun." -Graham Bromley   

The delegates came from IPN partners all over the world including Singapore, South Africa, USA, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Belarus, Latvia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal. You must be a member of the IPN to attend.  


Thought Leadership Workshop August 12-13, 2014

Gil Hatch Center, Rochester, NYGimbel & Associates presented Digital Inspiration Workshop

 Attendee Comments:

 “Great event. Strong positive reinforcement of the correct process and insights for value based sales approaches.” - Kathie 

“Excellent training to help me think outside the box.” - Gina 

“Putting thoughts on paper was great. Role playing, and hands on planning of a sale presentation and pitch are great skill practice.” - Joe 

“Very informative. The interactive exercises drove home the message. Great Seminar!” - Candy “Great presentation! It will help me greatly in my sales. Thank you.” - Matt 

“Great facilitators, agenda and content and I had a blast.” - Gail


 Xerox Step It Up Business Series
 Roger P. Gimbel, EDP spoke at the Step It Up Houston event on May 13, 2014.  Roger discussed today's critical market trends, the transformation from offset to digital and how you can make more money, stay current and thrive in this dynamic