The Greater Portland Postal Customer Council is pleased to present the following upcoming events:

National Postal Forum

Join NPF 2024 at the Indiana Convention Center and explore the intersection of USPS innovation and Industry expertise! Optimize your mailing and shipping operations…while forming meaningful and impactful industry connections.

NPF, in partnership with the United States Postal Service, presents a dynamic forum for education, networking and growth. At NPF, attendees gain direct access to USPS executive leadership, providing a unique opportunity for insight and dialogue. In addition, the Forum features 120+ educational workshops and sessions, all designed to enhance your industry knowledge and mailing and shipping strategies.

Registration is now open. Take advantage of online savings through 5/1/24. For NPF updates, opt-in to receive NPF emails!

National Postal Forum

Event Date 06-02-2024 1:30 pm
Event End Date 06-05-2024 10:00 pm
Cut Off Date 05-17-2024 11:55 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $1,000.00
June 2024 Monthly Meeting

PCC Events provide a valuable opportunity for business mailers to gain a better understanding of Postal Service policies, programs, and procedures that have been specifically designed to improve their mailing and shipping needs.

During this GPPCC June 2024 Monthly Forum, the enrichment topics featured are:

Postal Enrichment: John Sandness, USPS - "Rate Increase"

Industry Enrichment: National Postal Forum Debrief

Location:

Portland Processing & Distribution Center
7007 Cornfoot Rd
Portland, OR 97218

The Greater Portland PCC meets on the second Thursday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Registration is not necessary.

Join us for an hour of education, engagement, and networking. Feel free to come with just yourself (or bring a partner!) - hot coffee and other refreshments on us. See you there!

Event Date 06-13-2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-13-2024 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
Zoom Webinar

We are going to have a 1-Hour Zoom Webinar on the topic of "Can AI Make Mail Better?" by Mike Porter, President of Print/Mail Consultants, on Thursday June 27th from 9:00am to 10:00am. Mike Porter is a long-time consultant in the Industry, a long-time columnist for the Mailing Systems and Technology, and a speaker at many industry events.

This is sure to be an informative and interesting webinar, so be sure to not miss out!

 

Can AI Make Mail Better?
Everyone is still learning about what artificial intelligence can do and how to use this technology. How can mailers put AI to use to help meet business needs? How can organizations that produce the mail take advantage of AI to help their customers gain greater benefits (and mail more often)? Can print/mail service providers use AI to develop new business?

Event Date 06-27-2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-27-2024 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
July 2024 Monthly Meeting

PCC Events provide a valuable opportunity for business mailers to gain a better understanding of Postal Service policies, programs, and procedures that have been specifically designed to improve their mailing and shipping needs.

During this GPPCC July 2024 Monthly Forum, the enrichment topics featured are:

Postal Enrichment: TBD

Industry Enrichment: Rhea Hedges, Moonlight BPO - "Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Work/Life Balance"

Location:

Portland Processing & Distribution Center
7007 Cornfoot Rd
Portland, OR 97218

The Greater Portland PCC meets on the second Thursday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Registration is not necessary.

Join us for an hour of education, engagement, and networking. Feel free to come with just yourself (or bring a partner!) - hot coffee and other refreshments on us. See you there!

Event Date 07-11-2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 07-11-2024 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
August 2024 Monthly Meeting

PCC Events provide a valuable opportunity for business mailers to gain a better understanding of Postal Service policies, programs, and procedures that have been specifically designed to improve their mailing and shipping needs.

During this GPPCC August 2024 Monthly Forum, the enrichment topics featured are:

Postal Enrichment: TBD

Industry Enrichment: Phillip Hinds, Cenveo - TBD

Location:

Portland Processing & Distribution Center
7007 Cornfoot Rd
Portland, OR 97218

The Greater Portland PCC meets on the second Thursday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Registration is not necessary.

Join us for an hour of education, engagement, and networking. Feel free to come with just yourself (or bring a partner!) - hot coffee and other refreshments on us. See you there!

Event Date 08-08-2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 08-08-2024 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
September 2024 Monthly Meeting

PCC Events provide a valuable opportunity for business mailers to gain a better understanding of Postal Service policies, programs, and procedures that have been specifically designed to improve their mailing and shipping needs.

During this GPPCC September 2024 Monthly Forum, the enrichment topics featured are:

Postal Enrichment: TBD

Industry Enrichment: Ami Hunt, Epiq Global Inc - TBD

Location:

Portland Processing & Distribution Center
7007 Cornfoot Rd
Portland, OR 97218

The Greater Portland PCC meets on the second Thursday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Registration is not necessary.

Join us for an hour of education, engagement, and networking. Feel free to come with just yourself (or bring a partner!) - hot coffee and other refreshments on us. See you there!

Event Date 09-12-2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-12-2024 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
Mailers and Shippers Conference 2024

Save the Date - More details to come!

Event Date 09-24-2024 8:00 am
Event End Date 09-24-2024 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 08-01-2024
Cut Off Date 09-25-2024 11:55 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price $49.00
October 2024 Monthly Meeting

PCC Events provide a valuable opportunity for business mailers to gain a better understanding of Postal Service policies, programs, and procedures that have been specifically designed to improve their mailing and shipping needs.

During this GPPCC October 2024 Monthly Forum, the enrichment topics featured are:

Postal Enrichment: Mitch Mullholland, BME Manager - "Business Customer Gateway"

Industry Enrichment: Corrine Kary, Direct Marketing Solutions - "Production Safety/Training Tips"

Location:

Portland Processing & Distribution Center
7007 Cornfoot Rd
Portland, OR 97218

The Greater Portland PCC meets on the second Thursday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Registration is not necessary.

Join us for an hour of education, engagement, and networking. Feel free to come with just yourself (or bring a partner!) - hot coffee and other refreshments on us. See you there!

Event Date 10-10-2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-10-2024 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
November 2024 Monthly Meeting

PCC Events provide a valuable opportunity for business mailers to gain a better understanding of Postal Service policies, programs, and procedures that have been specifically designed to improve their mailing and shipping needs.

During this GPPCC November 2024 Monthly Forum, the enrichment topics featured are:

Postal Enrichment: TBD

Industry Enrichment: TBD

Location:

Portland Processing & Distribution Center
7007 Cornfoot Rd
Portland, OR 97218

The Greater Portland PCC meets on the second Thursday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Registration is not necessary.

Join us for an hour of education, engagement, and networking. Feel free to come with just yourself (or bring a partner!) - hot coffee and other refreshments on us. See you there!

Event Date 11-14-2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 11-14-2024 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
Christmas/Holiday Breakfast 2024

Details to come later

 

Event Date 12-12-2024 8:30 am
Event End Date 12-12-2024 10:00 am
Registration Start Date 11-14-2024
Cut Off Date 12-11-2024
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price Free

USPS National and Oregon News

05/24/2024 08:58
The U.S. Postal Service will issue Shaker Design stamps to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the first Shakers in America. The set of 12 stamps celebrates the refined, timeless beauty of Shaker design and features photographs of items that highlight its core elements: simplicity and utility.
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05/22/2024 08:35
The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the majesty of marine turtles with Protect Sea Turtles, new stamps aimed at raising awareness of the plight of six endangered species dependent on U.S. coastal waters.
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05/21/2024 16:33
WASHINGTON, DC — To further clarify the implementation plans of the Postal Service Mail Processing Facility Reviews, and continued activity on Regional Processing and Distribution Centers, Sorting and Delivery Centers, and Local Processing Centers, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy transmitted a letter yesterday addressed to Senator Gary Peters, Chairman, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The letter outlines the paused implementation status of the Mail Processing Facility Reviews, as well as the ongoing 2024 activities that will continue to advance and are part of the nearly $15.3 billion in committed self-funded investments. The letter can be found here.
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05/20/2024 08:00
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Postal Service announced dates and locations for stamp releases between July and the end of 2024.
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05/17/2024 08:00
The U.S. Postal Service will release Horses, a set of five new stamps that pay tribute to the unwavering loyalty, tireless dedication and wild beauty of America’s equines.
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05/09/2024 08:27
The West Slope Post Office located at 3225 SW 87th Ave, Portland will be closed temporarily for environmental upgrades beginning June 1. It’s anticipated the work should take roughly one week to complete.
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05/07/2024 09:47
Each year, the Postal Service designates the third week of May as Mailbox Improvement Week to encourage customers with box-on-post-delivery to examine and, where necessary, improve the appearance of their mailboxes. This year’s improvement week is May 19 - 25.
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04/30/2024 11:49
May is right around the corner and mail carriers, handlers, and clerks are still very much in demand at the Postal Service throughout Oregon.
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04/16/2024 09:41
The Bend Post Office location is hosting job fairs the last two Thursdays in April.
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03/25/2024 08:54
Many companies throughout the nation are reducing their workforce. In Portland, it was recently announced hundreds of hardworking and loyal employees will lose their jobs in mid-April.
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PostalPro News

06/01/2024 05:00
This guide details technical information about the National Zone Charts Matrix. A few topics in this guide include Defining a Zone, Matrix File General Information, and Matrix Zone Determination.
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05/23/2024 05:00
This document outlines the CASS/MASS certified vendors list for RDI™ Cycle O.
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05/23/2024 05:00
To address unpaid and counterfeit postage, the USPS will validate payment documentation in real-time beginning August 1, 2024. Packages that are unmanifested at the time of the first scan at a USPS facility will be intercepted and subject to disposal. These packages will not reenter the mail stream and Shippers will not be reimbursed. This document details FAQs concerning this August 1 Payment Check. USPS wants you to be as current on the new changes as possible so we will be updating this document periodically.
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