Rochester, New York, July 26, 2007 - - The Bennett Group and the Printing Industries Alliance (formerly the Printing & Imaging Association of New York State) announced they will partner to offer PIA members discounted classes this August at The Bennett Groups Mailing Training Institute in Rochester, NY. The Bennett Group opened the Mailing Training Institute in 2005 with the mission of bringing education to new and exciting levels of access and availability in the print and mail marketplace.


PIA members have the opportunity to take the Mailing Industry Executive Business Administration (MIEBA) Program, a six-day training course written and produced with a constant focus on the economic factors and concepts involved in the business of mail. PIA members can also choose from several Mailing Certificate Programs, each running between one to three days. The most popular Mailing Certificate classes in the industry right now include Designing For Postage Savings and Mailing List / Data Maintenance. Instructors and course contributors are all industry experts.


It is never too late to acquire training, or brush up on some specific topics related to the ever-changing postal world. says PIA President Tim Freeman. The landscape of the print industry has changed significantly in the past couple of years. We are expanding into the mailing/fulfillment industry in an attempt to significantly increase our bottom lines, and many existing print/mail houses are merging or partnering with other companies and intensifying their capabilities. The Mailing Training Institute is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with a production floor and training classrooms. It has everything our members need to increase mailing knowledge, take advantage of mailing opportunities, and reduce financial threats.


About The Bennett Group, Inc.

The Bennett Groups Mailing Training Institute is the only facility that provides hands-on training on the production floor and in the classroom for the industrys leading mailing equipment and software. All training course modules are written and produced with a constant focus on the economic factors and concepts involved in the business of mail. Located in Rochester, NY, the 8,000 square-foot facility features state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, conference rooms and offices designed and equipped for employees and vendors to innovatively and aggressively develop products and services that encompass all aspects of the business of mail. Products developed at the facility include text books, publications, kits & templates, on-line forums and web-based seminars.


About the PIA

Printing Industries Alliance, serving Graphic Communications Firms in New York State, Northern New Jersey and Northwestern Pennsylvania, is committed to promoting the value of graphic communications and increasing the profitability of member firms. Formerly PIA of New York State, the organizations name has been changed to reflect its new trade territory, the diversity of the industry and the economic strength that is represented in its constituency.


More Information

For more information on The Bennett Group contact Amy C. Stark, Vice President Sales & Marketing at (877) 743-3379  or e-mail: Visit The Bennett Group at  and


For more information on the Printing Industries Alliance contact Timothy Freeman, President at (800) 777-4742 or Visit PIA at