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ASSOCIATE NEWSLETTER

Machine Falls, Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma, TN – Photo by Jeff Rowton

JUNE 2018


CONTENTS

SHARE YOUR AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS! Did you take a photo that you love for an article, a project you are working on, or from your last adventure? Send your image with a description to AskHR@adamspg.com and it may be featured in the next newsletter.

Purple Majesty, Mount Airy, NC – Photo by Rebecca Portis 2


JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER

APG East

APG Central

APG West

Human Resources

PARTNERSHIP AWARD, LONG ISLAND ICED TEA, CANDIDATES FORUM

CORPORATE CENTER, NEWLYWEDS, SAVVY SALES

IDAHO PRESS CLUB AWARDS, BLOOMING TULIPS

HUMAN RESOURCES PORTAL AND INFORMATION

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PRESIDENT’S CORNER Hello, APG Associates … As we head into summer, there’s a lot going on with APG! Inside the Newsletter, you can read about some of those things in detail. Thanks to all of the contributors from each region to this edition of the APG Associate Newsletter. It gets better and better as we go along, and your support and enthusiasm is much appreciated. It’s been over six months now since we welcomed the Pioneer News Group, the Champion Media/Mt. Airy group, and MessageMedia into the APG family. I’m happy to say that these additions to the group, along with their fine print and digital products and the excellent Associates that support them, are pretty much fully integrated into our company at this point. We look forward to great things from all three groups! The APG Summer board meeting will be held at the Eau Claire Printing Company’s production facility, just north of our newspaper office in downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This is a fine facility, and I have invited Doug Wilson, APG VP/Production, to lead a tour for our board members through the entire plant. Wisconsin is a great place to be all year, but especially in the summer months! Congratulations to our High Road Agency for winning Partner of the Year at the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association’s Pinnacle Awards; to Annie and Dave, two of our Associates in Owatonna, Minnesota, on their marriage; and to the Idaho Press Tribune on taking home numerous awards at the Idaho Press Club, including its top honor! Until next month … Mark Adams

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SAFETY

IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE THE DANGERS ASSOCIATED WITH

OCCUPATIONAL HEAT EXPOSURE Many people are exposed to heat on the job, outdoors or in hot indoor environments. Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for causing heatrelated illness. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable. WAYS TO PREVENT HEAT RELATED ILLNESS

FACTORS THAT PUT WORKERS AT A GREATER RISK:

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

TAKE COOL SHOWERS

LIMIT CAFFEINE INTAKE

WEAR LIGHT CLOTHING

HOW DO I KNOW IF IT’S TOO HOT?

• The temperature rises • Humidity increases • The sun gets stronger • There is no air movement • No controls are in place to reduce the impacts of equipment that radiates heat

• Protective clothing or gear is worn • Work is strenuous The heat index, which takes both temperature and humidity into account, is a useful tool for outdoor workers and employers (see Using the Heat Index: A Guide for Employers).

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Environmental • High temperature and humidity • Radiant heat sources • Contact with hot objects • Direct sun exposure (with no shade) • Limited air movement (no breeze, wind or ventilation)

E X T REM E 120

H I GH 110

M O D E R AT E

Job-Specific • Physical exertion • Use of bulky or nonbreathable protective clothing and equipment

GREATER THAN 115°F Triggers even more aggressive protective measures 103°F TO 115°F Additional precautions to protect workers

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91°F TO 103°F Implement precautions and heighten awareness

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LESS THAN 91°F Basic heat safety and planning

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

YOUR HEALTH RESOURCES THE RESOURCES YOU NEED TO MEET

LIFES CHALLENGES

Life has its share of ups and downs — and sometimes you may need a little guidance through the “downs.” EmployeeConnectSM services included with your employer’s longterm disability insurance offer an array of confidential services to help you and your loved ones meet the challenges that life, work, and relationships can bring.

EmployeeConnectSM services • • • •

Company sponsored Strictly confidential Provided at no charge to you Available to you and your dependents 24/7 You get: • Unlimited phone access to legal, financial, and work-life services • In-person help with short-term issues • Up to four* sessions per person, per issue, per year EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SERVICES Confidential help 24 hours/day, 7 days/week for employees and family members

Visit www.Lincoln4Benefits.com or www.GuidanceResources.com • user name: LFGsupport • password:LFGsupport Talk with a specialist: 888-628-4824. Family • Parenting • Addictions • Emotional Legal • Financial • Relationships • Stress

Unlimited 24/7 Assistance

In-Person Guidance

You can access the following services anytime, online or with a toll-free call:

Some matters are best resolved by meeting with a professional in person.

• Information, resources, and referrals

on family matters, such as child and elder care; kennels and pet care; event and vacation planning; moving and relocation; car buying; college planning; and more

• Legal information and referrals for

situations requiring expertise in family law, estate planning, landlord/tenant relations, consumer and civil law, and more

With EmployeeConnect, you get:

• In-person help for short-term issues

(up to four* sessions with a counselor per person, per issue, per year)

• In-person consultations with

network lawyers, including one free 30-minute in-person consultation per legal issue, and subsequent meetings at a reduced fee

• Guidance with financial matters,

including household budgeting, and short- and long-term planning

Online Resources EmployeeConnect offers a wide range of information and resources that you can research and access on your own just by visiting GuidanceResources.com. You’ll find: articles and tutorials, streaming videos, and interactive tools — including financial calculators, budgeting spreadsheets, and a language translator EmployeeConnectSM Counselors are Experienced and Credentialed When you call our toll-free line, you’ll talk to an experienced professional who will provide counseling, worklife advice, and referrals. All counselors hold master’s degrees, with broad-based clinical skills and at least three years of experience in counseling on a variety of issues. For face-to-face meetings, you will be referred to a fully credentialed, state-licensed clinician.

To take advantage of the EmployeeConnectSM program: Visit www.GuidanceResources.com or call 888-628-4824.

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HUMAN

RESPECT IN THE ADAMS FAMILY TO ALL APG ASSOCIATES, It is the seven letter word we are taught at such a young age: respect. The word that means so much but, nowadays, is very lacking. I remember being in elementary school and singing the lyrics, “Respect, find out what it means to me,” but what does that mean? Respect means being able to take everyone’s feelings into account and understand what it means to not act in a way that could upset them. There are so many different types of respect, and by that I mean there are so many different ways to respect a person and their values. First, if you make plans with someone, or plan a day to spend time with another, make sure to keep timing in mind. If you tell someone you are supposed to be at a meeting at 12 p.m., do not show up at 12:30; they will be waiting for you, and that’s not really respectful. Second, if you know someone who has specific religious beliefs, or values, making fun of them or putting them down because they are different, is not respectful. People are allowed to be different and have different opinions, that is how the world works.

There are so many different ways to look at the word respect. It has many different meanings and many different ways it can be used and even shown. In order to gain respect from your peers, you have to give respect. If you expect your coworker to respect you, you should respect them as well. If you expect your superiors to respect you, you have to show them respect as well. Most importantly, before you can respect someone else, you have to respect yourself. That does not mean to use, “Well, since I’m being disrespectful, guess I just don’t respect myself,” as an excuse. It simply means that in order to properly respect another person and understand what the meaning of respect is, you must first understand how you want to be treated, and how you deserve to be treated. That is the most important form of respect: self respect.

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO ME.

THE NEW APG WEBSITE IS LIVE ABOUT US | OUR PRODUCTS | OUR MARKETS | CAREERS

CHECK OUT THE NEW WEBSITE AT ADAMSPG.COM SEND YOUR THOUGHTS AND SUGGESTIONS TO FEEDBACK@ADAMSPG.COM. 6


RESOURCES A MINUTE WITH MARK ADAMS: What is your vision for the company? Watch this month’s video: hr.adamspg.com/minute Submit your question: AskMark@adamspg.com

What is Your Vision for the Company?

FAMILY HSA CHANGES CONTRIBUTION UPDATE

Associates can contribute up to $6,900 into their Health Savings Account (HSA) this year, after the IRS reversed a decision it made in March that capped contributions at $6,850. That’s the family contribution level. For individuals, the limit is $3,450 for 2018, and the catch-up contribution limit for those 55 or older is $1,000. The confusion happened, because the IRS had calculated 2018 contribution levels before the U.S. Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. But that bill ties the inflation adjustment amount to a different version of the Consumer Price Index, and the new version “has grown at a slower rate than the CPI version used in the past.” The IRS recalculated and announced that $6,850

was the new limit, but that caused problems for people who had already contributed the maximum amount, causing the IRS to reverse course again. So, if an associate withdrew $50 from his or her account after the March decision, the associate can add it back without taxes or penalties. The contribution limits for 2019 will likely be announced in the next month. HSAs are taxadvantaged medical savings accounts tied to high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). If an associate lowered his or her account in order not to be penalized by the IRS then that associate will need to let us know if they want to add the $50.00 back.

Deb Machmeier, Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt CONDOLENCES at this most challenging time.

Moonville Tunnel, Vinton County, Ohio Photo by Julie Spicer, The Athens Messenger

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APG EAST THE HIGH ROAD AGENCY RECEIVES

PARTNERSHIP AWARD JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (May 10, 2018) Associates from The High Road Agency attended the 21st annual Pinnacle Awards last month, organized by the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association, where the team was awarded the Partnership Award. The Birthplace of Country Music nominated High Road for this award, and below is an excerpt from its nomination: “Partnership is defined as an arrangement where parties, known as partners, agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests. The word advance is the key to defining the partnership between the BCM and The High Road Agency, as over the years we have worked together not only to advance the mission and awareness of the Birthplace of Country Music, but we have also worked together to advance tourism and destination marketing in the entire Northeast Tennessee region... ...What makes High Road different from a traditional agency? Starting at the top is Rob Bunch, Managing Director. Rob leads by example, integrity, heart, experience and loyalty. He pushes BCM and all his clients to think strategically about all projects and issues they are facing. He is a servant leader, and that mindset is carried out by his entire team. The High Road team has grown from four employees when we met them a few short years ago, to nearly

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15 team members. Several newer assoicates are highly esteemed leaders in the region who have left their jobs at major corporations to go and work with Rob and The High Road Team. The company’s core values drive this team to success. High Road is our go-to resource and team with many projects, even outside basic marketing needs. The trust between our teams runs deep, and High Road’s reputation in our community is highly regarded not only by clients, but also by other agencies and marketing services. Their impact on BCM and the entire tourism community in Northeast Tennessee has been tremendous of the past few years and we, as a tourism community, would not have accomplished half of what we have done without the High Road team.” Partners of The High Road Agency received 7 awards at the 2018 Pinnacle Awards. The Birthplace of Country Music won awards for “Perpetuating the Legacy Brochure,” Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (2), 90th Anniversary of the Bristol Sessions campaign, and their Museum and tourism partners, Discover Bristol and Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism, took home awards for videos produced by the agency.


APG EAST

WORLD CLASS COACH QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY Let me start this post by saying I have never met this coach- Queen Anne’s County High School JV Softball Coach – I don’t know him, never had a conversation with him, and don’t believe he ever even looked at me today during the game, but his words and actions during the game today have left me with an immense amount of respect and admiration for him- so much so - it’s given me a moment of reflection. It was a tough game for the North Dorchester girls, nearly run ruled by the second inning. The Coach preached and displayed to his girls about respect, dignity, and not losing their discipline. He speaks with a soft, honest, and endearing voice. He looks each of his girls in the eye and tells them “I BELIEVE in you.” He thanked the umpires for hustling to plays to make their calls, he continually thanked his girls for setting an example of respecting the other team and talking them up. He held countless girls on base that could have run around them. He forfeited runners by having them intentionally step off the base to be called out (several times with the bases loaded) to allow ND to come off the field. The girls did it graciously under his direction. It was a game full of constant wisdom and

playing a game of RESPECT. I wish I had him on video and audio to send it out to all the coaches out there. I can only pray our children get to play for a coach with such character and one that demands the same from his players. I don’t know you sir...but you left me driving home with hope, inspiration, and a prayer that you continue to coach our youth and can teach others your amazing demeanor. Well done Coach. Queen Anne’s- you have a WORLD CLASS Coach that deserves a tremendous amount of appreciation.

MOUNT AIRY’S MARJORIE MORRISON Marjorie Morrison more or less backed into her job as a graphic artist at Mount Airy. “Originally I went to school to major in elementary education,” she said of her attendance at East Tennessee State in Johnson City, Tennessee. She was two-and-a-half years into her studies there when she changed course, transferred to Alamance Technical Community College in Burlington, N.C., and became a graphic artist. It wasn’t long before she had a graphic arts position at The Mount Airy News, a daily newspaper that also handled graphic work for a couple of associated weeklies. At first, she said she was doing a little ad design work, but mostly handling pages for the weekly Stokes News, doing some ads for that paper, and dropping finished ads on the page and sending those to press.

LONG ISLAND ICED TEA IS FROM KINGSPORT, TN? The High Road Agency has been working with Visit Kingsport for the last few months creating a campaign to stake claim to the original Long Island iced tea. National media has since picked up the story and a bar in Long Island, NY has challenged Kingsport to a “Battle for the Tea.” Read more about the history of the original recipe at visitkingsport.com/longisland. Follow Visit Kingsport on Facebook to get updates on the Y’all vs. Yous Guys Battle.

”I just never really thought of art being my livelihood. I never thought you could make a living drawing. I know people make fun of the fact that you’re an artist, they think it’s not job, but it is a job. We have a good art department. We have people back there who are very creative, easy to work with. It’s a good department to be in. “And I love the fact that here, I’m so close to my home. I live six-tenths of a mile away, and that is a plus for me. I don’t have to commute 30 minutes to a job.” 9


APG CENTRAL

CONGRATS Photo: April 9 chili cook-off at new corporate center.

APG OF EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA

CORPORATE CENTER COON RAPIDS, MINN.

A buzz of new energy fills the Coon Rapids corporate center of APG of East Central Minnesota. After a month of transition in March, the center has welcomed 32 team members from the building next door, including ad reps, call center staff, graphic designers and the ABC Newspapers newsroom. “By combining our teams into one building, we are able to better serve our customers with a much more efficient and productive working environment,” said Mark Weber, president of APG of East Central Minnesota. “With us all under one roof, we can now work closer together with a strong focus on our readers and advertisers. Over the years, our need for two large buildings had changed because we had moved all of our printing operations to our Princeton plant.” The move involved build out of 20 cubes over the course of several weekends and required the

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shuffling of offices and cubes within the corporate center. Contractor Tony Patil did the bulk of the build out, and network administrator Kirk Vlasak made sure everyone was online and ready to go. Graphic designer Donna Lefebvre took the opportunity to make her new cube more pleasant. She came in late one Friday evening and gave it a shabby chic-style makeover, complete with a corrugated metal sliding door. So far the results of the move have been positive, according to Publications Production Manager Andy Lawson. “There’s a greater sense of family and community when we’re all together, all working toward the same goals,” Lawson said. “I think people have adjusted well, and I think the good work continues.” An April 9 chili cook-off celebrated the move and helped team members get to know each other.

High school sweethearts Annie Harman and Dave Granlund tied the knot Saturday, May 12 in Detroit Lakes, MN, where they originally met and attended school together. They both are Associates at Owatanna People’s Press. humility consideration patience forgiveness confidencecommitment peacefulness determination cooperation helpfulness flexibility kindness caring loyalty responsibility

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justice friendliness modesty cleanliness

trust

honesty love tact

orderliness

courtesy determination moderation joyfulness assertiveness idealism courage creativity perseverance diligence detachment compassion excellence generosity enthusiasm gentleness purposefulness

reliability

self-discipline

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trustworthiness truthfulness

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“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous.” - Frederick Douglas

Faribault Daily News M AY 2 0 1 8 | t w e n t Y- s e v e n t h A n n u A l e d i t i o n

Citizen of the Year, hidden gems

Lifetime aChievement award

PROFILES Faribault Daily News partnered with The Virtues Project of Faribault to recognize local residents who demonstrate virtue in their daily lives. The newspaper integrated the theme into its annual Profile section, which generated $24,000 in revenue. For more information, contact Publisher Sam Gett at 507-333-3105 or sgett@faribault.com.


APG CENTRAL THE KENYON LEADER CONNECTION TO

A WALK FOR HOPE & PEACE KENYON, MINN. Our small town of Kenyon, Minnesota, rolled out the red carpet on May 6 for a KoreanAmerican photographer and walker who is making a 330-mile journey on foot from Rochester to Bemidji. Kyong Juhn’s Walk For Hope & Peace 2018 (find it on Facebook) has great meaning as she mirrors the journey her mother made in the early 1950’s, fleeing from North Korea to South Korea during the Korean War. Walking an average of 20 miles each day, Juhn is taking photographs and conversing with the people she meets along the way, documenting her walk for an art and cultural exhibit.

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EXPO IN THE BOOKS

OUR LIFE SENIOR EXPO

MORE THAN 1,400 ATTEND POPULAR APG-EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EVENT The 5th Annual Our Life Senior Expo was held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Southdale YMCA in Edina, MN. 56 senior-related businesses set up their wares and hosted approximately 1,400 seniors from the surrounding southwest suburbs of Minneapolis/ St. Paul. Businesses ranging in size from Costco to a local ballroom dance club shared food and product samples to free health screenings and even ballroom dance lessons to all who attended.

This is one of two premier events we hold here in the southwest suburbs. The other is Kidspoan event focused on kids and youth-oriented products and services”. The models to execute successfully are very similar, it’s simply a different set of businesses and audience we attract for each expo. If anyone would like more information and details on this event, please feel free to email me; Steve Gall, steve.gall@ecm-inc.com or call 952.392.6844.

ERIN ROSSOW Savvy Sale When OPP Multimedia Consultant Erin Rossow listened to a telephone message from a basement contractor requesting information on placing a single 3x5 print ad, she knew there was more to be done. She researched the company, came up with a plan and set up a meeting with company officials. She involved co-consultants Kyle Shaw and Ginny Bergerson, and as a group, the three gave a successful sales pitch to the business owner and their Chief of Finance. After a couple of weeks, the business requested a 1-million impression request with the possibility of more – and if all goes well, the owner will fly these three knowledgeable reps to corporate headquarters to pitch the sale to their 400+ subordinate companies. Best wishes to this savvy team from Owatonna!

SUPPORTING OUR FUTURE. The Hibbing Daily Tribune sponsored the Victory 5K Run/Walk fundraising event on May 5th. As a major sponsor, our office promoted the race using both advertising and editorial avenues. The race was open to all age groups and was a fun family activity for students and supporters of Victory Christian Academy, a local elementary school. All proceeds from the race will go towards funding playground equipment and subsidizing tuition fees for students. The event was a huge success and brought out runners of all ages and talents. 11


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IDAHO PRESS CLUB AWARDS The team at the Idaho Press-Tribune took home 26 awards and the team at the Idaho State Journal took home 13 awards in the annual Idaho Press Club awards contest. Most impressive, the two papers took home 1st (Idaho Press-Tribune) and 2nd (Idaho State journal) for the top prize, general excellence.

watchdog/investigative, education and general news stories by Holly Beech, sports prep story by Brandon Walton and spot news, general news and feature photos by Chris Bronson. The Meridian Press also took second place in general excellence. The Meridian Press received a total of 10 awards in the weekly category.

The Idaho Press-Tribune received 11 first place plaques, including rookie of the year, editorials and special purpose website for blueturfsports.com and swept the page design category.

The Kuna Melba News took home first place for sports news story by Alx Stevens, second place in general column by Stevens and third place for sports prep story by Stevens.

The Idaho State Journal received 5 first place plaques, including general news stories, watchdog/investigative reporting, religion reporting, periodical writing, and periodical columns.

The Idaho Press-Tribune took the top two spots for Rookie of the Year, with Erin Bamer in first and Emily Lowe in second.

The award winners were announced Saturday night at the annual Idaho Press Club banquet. The Meridian Press and the Kuna Melba News, sister weekly papers of the Idaho Press-Tribune, also received several awards. The Meridian Press received seven first-place plaques, including

BLOOMING TULIPS

News and design chief Bradley Guire swept the page design category, taking the top three spots. The Idaho Press-Tribune also took first place in: general column, sports feature, headlines, graphics and light feature. In the special section category, the Idaho Press-Tribune took the top two spots for the special sections Sports Stars and Salute to Veterans.

With spring weather in Mount Vernon, WA, also comes the blooming of daffodil and tulip farms through out Skagit County. The region, known for its acres and acres of flowering farms, attracts tens-of-thousands of guests each year for the colorful event. Photos taken by: Scott Terrell and Charles Biles. 12


APG

APG GIVES BACK THE HIGH ROAD AGENCY SPENT THE DAY WITH SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK

EXAMPLE OF ONE SECOND HARVEST MENU: 1 – Juice 1 –Milk 1– Applesauce 2 – Soups 2 – Cereals 1 – Dessert

Recently, The High Road Agency team celebrated a Day of Service at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. Not only was the day rewarding in helping the community but also was a great opportunity for team building. The team spent the day working on the Backpack Program packing food into backpacks for local children. Volunteers pack bags for income eligible children in local participating schools, providing them with meals over the weekend.  The High Road Agency invited clients and partners to join in to giving back to the community. The team worked together on packing over 2,000 bags for local children. High Road would like to challenge all APG locations to find ways to give back to their communities.  

SHARE WITH US YOUR COMMUNITY GOODWILL, SUBMIT YOUR PICTURES AND WORK TO ASKHR@ADAMSPG.COM

THE ADAMS FAMILY WANTS TO

CHALLENGE YOU TO GIVE BACK.

SUMMER IS THE HUNGRIEST TIME OF THE YEAR. Kids who rely on school meals struggle to get enough to eat during the summer months. Free meals served at schools and community centers are the answer. We want to challenge each of you to find ways to give back to your community.

TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES

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HUMAN

CHECK OUT THE APG

HR PORTAL To help simplify your employment at APG, we have built this employee portal as a resource for you. Inside, you will find quick links and easy access to: • Human resources staff • Benefits contacts • Job openings • Newsletters • and more…

This is a great place to start when you are searching for HR information. Of course, if you can’t find what you are looking for or need additional help, our HR team is always available to assist you. You can find their contact info at hr.adamspg.com/contact or you can send them a quick message to AskHR@adamspg.com.

CHECK OUT THE NEW PORTAL AT HR.ADAMSPG.COM HR STAFF | BENEFITS CONTACTS | JOB OPENINGS | NEWSLETTERS

AskHR!

Have a question, but don’t know whom to ask? The Human Resources staff is listening. You can always send an email to Ask HR if you have questions or concerns. Emails will be kept confidential and, if we print it in the APG newsletter, we will not use your name. Questions may be emailed to AskHR@adamspg.com or sent interoffice to your regional HR representative.

DON’T KNOW WHOM TO CALL? CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES. JO ANN HOPSON, PHR, SHRM-CP, CEBS

Vice President of Human Resources joann.hopson@adamspg.com 423.620.8771

TOM CLOUTIER

DEB BROOKS

HR Manager – Oregon, Washington, Montana dbrooks@skagitpublishing.com 360.416.2187

CHARLENE VOLD

Talent Acquisition Director for Adams Publishing Group HR Manager – Maryland/Ohio tcloutier@adamspg.com 410.770.4159

Human Resource Coordinator – ECM Publishers, Inc./Southern Minnesota 763.712.2412

PETE PASINI

Payroll/Human Resources Coordinator – Eau Claire, Wisconsin deb.machmeier@ecpc.com 715.833.9233

HR Coordinator – Adams Publishing Group, Idaho/Utah ppasini@idahopress.com 208.465.8102

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DEB MACHMEIER


RESOURCES

ASSOCIATE

REFERRAL PROGRAM Know someone who would be a perfect fit at APG?

WHAT’S IN IT FOR

YOU? $100

BONUS ONCE REFERRED ASSOCIATE REACHES 30 DAYS

REFER THEM AND YOU CAN EARN CASH

$200 BONUS ONCE REFERRED ASSOCIATE REACHES 90 DAYS

For any successful referral of friends, family members, or professional acquaintances, you will receive the following payment: • $100 for any person you refer after they complete 30 days of employment • $200 for any person you refer after they complete 90 days of employment • $300 for any person you refer after they complete 1 year of employment   There The is NO situation in which an incentive will be paid for any associate who leaves for any reason prior to being employed for 30 days. To receive a referral incentive, the person making the referral must be an associate of the company on the day the referred associate is hired AND the day the referral bonus is due to be paid.

$300 BONUS ONCE REFERRED ASSOCIATE REACHES 1 YEAR

Please be aware that no associate is authorized to make an offer of employment to any individual or promise employment of any type. All decisions regarding employment offers will be made solely by management. Only On one referral incentive will be issued for each new associate; it will be paid to the first eligible person to submit the form below to the Human Resources Department. Former associates who may be rehired by the company are NOT considered to be a new referral and therefore will not be eligible for a referral incentive payment.

*THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION BEING COMPLETED BY THE PERSON YOU ARE REFERRING.*

APPLICANT NAME

APPLICANT PHONE NUMBER

APPLICANT EMAIL ASSOCIATE NAME

Please submit forms or questionsSUBMIT to Deb Machmeier. 715-833-9233 TO YOUR REGIONAL HR REP.

DATE

deb.machmeier@ecpc.com

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2 EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE APG REFERRAL BONUS FOR NEW HIRES! * Julie Spicer referred Brittany Ringhiser for an outside sales position at the Logan Daily News. * David Parsons referred Amy Hupp for an outside sales position at Brick Street Marketing (APG Ohio).

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MOVIE NIGHT

MOVIE NIGHT NOW PLAYING: WHO YOU GONNA CALL? GHOSTBUSTERS!

For your chance to be the lucky winner of a APG Swag and Movie Bag, answer the trivia question below correctly.

THE ORIGINAL GHOSTBUSTERS MOVIE WAS RELEASED IN JUNE OF WHAT YEAR? All answers should be submitted to AskHR@adamspg.com. The winner will be drawn on Monday, June 18, 2018.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MAY WINNER – ELLEN FIKE, WYOMING TRIBUNE EAGLE The Answer Was: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

DO YOU HAVE A BRIGHT IDEA FOR OUR COMPANY NEWSLETTER?

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Send your thoughts, suggestions, ideas for future newsletters to AskHR@adamspg.com.

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