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ASSOCIATE NEWSLETTER

Winter Lingers, Mount Airy, NC – Photo by Rebecca Portis

MAY 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.

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MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER

APG East

APG Central

APG West

Human Resources

AWARDS ALL AROUND, CHESAPEAKE NEWS

SHERMAN SPORTS, BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST AWARDS, DAIRYLAND’S 50TH

APG SIGNATURE EVENTS, CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

HUMAN RESOURCES PORTAL AND INFORMATION

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PRESIDENT’S CORNER There’s a lot of good news throughout APG’s newsrooms lately! News teams across the company have garnered numerous statewide awards for excellence in journalism, and we as a company are proud of their efforts. Our content is our franchise, and is the driver of all of our efforts. Though some other newspaper companies have hit the newsrooms hard with layoffs, APG has made a concerted effort to support our news teams – and we’ll continue to do so. Congratulations to all of our news stars who have walked away with recognition awards this year! This month also marks the launch of our new, company-wide website, www.adamspg.com. Our primary goal with the website is to provide better online services to APG Associates, and to better connect all of APG regional operations. There are many Associate-driven services available on the website, and I hope you take advantage of them. Additionally, the website will better acquaint new Associates with APG, and give them a clear sense of who we are and what we stand for and our vision for the future. Thanks to all who worked hard to develop and launch our new website, especially the team from The High Road Agency in Johnson City, Tennessee. We will do our best to keep the website fresh and up-to-date as we go forward. Please enjoy this month’s newsletter! Thanks! Mark Adams/CEO

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SAFETY

SAFETY TIPS

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SIZE UP THE LOAD. Always assess the object before lifting it. Make sure the load is stable and balanced. Carefully and slowly apply force against the object to determine its weight. If it is too heavy, get help! PLAN THE JOB. Plan a route that is free of tripping and slipping hazards. Know where the object will be unloaded and plan for rest stops if necessary. Begin in the direction you are planning on going. Do not twist your body. ESTABLISH A BASE OF SUPPORT. Make sure you have firm footing. Keep your feet at least shoulder width apart. A staggered stance, with one foot slightly behind the other, often helps provide a firm base of support. BEND YOUR KNEES. Bend at your knees, not at your waist. Bend down as far as necessary using your legs and not your back. GET A GOOD GRIP. Grip the load firmly, using your whole hand, not just your fingers.

LIFT WITH YOUR LEGS. Lift with your legs to allow your body’s powerful leg muscles to do the work. Flex your knees and hips, not your back. Avoid bending at the waist. KEEP THE LOAD CLOSE. Keep the load close to your body. The closer it is to your spine, the less force it exerts on your back. Maintain the natural inward curve of your lower back. Keep your back upright. Whether you are lifting or putting down a load, do not add the weight of your body to the load. Grasp the object with your palms, not just your fingers. Ten pounds carried at arm’s length is like lifting 100 pounds. PIVOT; DO NOT TWIST. Don’t twist your body when moving objects that you have already lifted. Pivot your feet and turn your entire body in the direction of movement.


HEALTH & WELLNESS

HR NEWS ATTENTION 401K PLAN PARTICIPANTS:

PLAN OPTION UPDATE YOUR 401K PLAN MAY HAVE BEEN CHANGED

You should have received a document (Notice of Qualified Change in the Plan’s Investment Options) from Transamerica (document can be reviewed on the Adams HR Portal). The notice discloses the investment options affected by the change and also the new investment options available to you. Please review the document closely and call Transamerica with any additional questions you may have on the new investment options or how this change affects your current 401k plan.

TRANSAMERICA PARTICIPANT SUPPORT: Toll Free: 800-755-5801 7am – 8pm M-F, except stock exchange holidays Website (Participants): my.trsretire.com

VIEW YOUR OPTIONS AND CHECK OUT THE NEW HR PORTAL AT HR.ADAMSPG.COM

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR

PRESCRIPTIONS MAY BE FREE? Remember with both the High Deductible Health Plan and the Low Deductible Health Plan, there are still prescription medications that are free to associates to treat chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, thyroid etc. If a prescription is not on the list and you need help paying,

goodrx.com will give you the lowest cost of a prescription medication in your area. If the prescription is a brand name, check out the manufacturer website for coupons or a co-pay card usually valid for one year. Questions? Need additional resources? Contact AskHR@adamspg.com

FIND THE LOWEST PRICE FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTION AT GOODRX.COM

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HUMAN

THE NEW ADAMS PUBLISHING GROUP

WEBSITE IS LIVE

ABOUT US

OUR PRODUCTS

OUR MARKETS

CAREERS

Meet the leadership Learn more about APG

Find out more about our main products and services

See where our markets are located across the United States

Learn more about working at APG and see current job openings

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


RESOURCES A MINUTE WITH MARK ADAMS: How do you want the Associates to describe you? Watch this month’s video: hr.adamspg.com/minute Submit your question: AskMark@adamspg.com

WELCOME JEFF ROWTON APG SAFETY MANAGER Jeff Rowton was recently installed as the new Safety Manager for Adams Publishing Group. Prior to joining APG, Rowton spent 39 years in a variety of industrial environments, including manufacturing, warehousing/ shipping receiving, military airfield/electrical and electronic, construction, oilfield and commercial transportation. In his new role, Rowton will establish safety goals for APG managers and supervisors while offering them guidance for the safety of the Associates who report to them. In turn, this will save capital for APG by lowering accident claim rates and, more importantly, create a safer working environment for APG’s most valuable resources … our Associates. Increased safety awareness for Associates through training, observation and feedback is one of Rowton’s goals, along with providing uniform and relevant safety related training and policies for all APG companies, and promoting a workplace safety culture where Associates are not only responsible for their own safety but the safety of others as well. The new safety initiatives will provide APG associates with increased safety training, improved hazard awareness and an improved working environment.

ATTENTION: BENEFIT CONTACT CHANGE SelectAccount is now Further. HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT Customer Service: 1.800.859.2144 www.hellofurther.com

Pete Pasini and Deb Brooks in Mt. Vernon, WA submitted by Pete Pasini, HR Coordinator, ID/UT

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APG EAST

THE GREENEVILLE SUN PRINT AND ONLINE ADVERTISING EXCELLENCE

WILMINGTON, N.C. (MARCH 23, 2018) – The Greeneville Sun won a dozen awards for print and online advertising excellence at the annual conference of Mid-Atlantic Newspaper Advertising & Marketing Executives. On behalf of the East Tennessee newspaper, Sun ad director Artie Wehenkel accepted two first-place awards, three second-place honors and seven third-place certificates from competition among newspapers with circulations of less than 15,000 in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. “Our entire ad team does a great job,” Wehenkel said.

The Greeneville Sun nabbed first place for Best Black & White Ad for Llamapalooza Imagination Library and the Andy Shapiro Award for Laughlin Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Center. Honoring the best ads to promote cancer awareness, the Shapiro Award was presented by Metro Creative Graphics in honor of Metro chairman Andy Shapiro, who died of lung cancer in 2005. The Sun garnered second-place kudos for Best Color Ad, Humor Ad and Overall Web Advertising. The Sun took third place for Best Niche Publication, Sales Materials and Special Publication, as well as Best Color, Merchant Group, Professional Services

and Small Ads. Sun general manager John E. Cash said, “We’re so proud of our creative staff, account executives and others, who all contributed to these effective, winning ads and marketing materials.” SUN PHOTO BY DALE LONG Second from right, Sun general manager John E. Cash is so humbled by the number of advertising awards his team received from Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E. that he covers his face with one of the winning certificates. Proudly displaying honors, from left, are Wendy Wilder, Brian Cutshall, Sandi Blalock, Kelly Pickering, Artie Wehenkel, Marie Cox, Melanie Hilliard, the bashful Cash and Tanya Hensley. (Not pictured are Taunya Blazer, Jenna Mays, Tammy Waldroup and Hala Watson.)

CHESAPEAKE MVPS Two staff members were recognized in the Chesapeake Region for going above and beyond their normal work duties. Mike Kovalcik, Classified Sales Executive

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Lynn Moul, Retail Account Executive award presented by Southern Maryland Publisher Mark Elliott


APG EAST

WATAUGA BEST OF THE BEST 2018

TOURISM AWARDS THE HIGH ROAD AGENCY The High Road Agency and two great tourism partners won big in April with top industry awards. The High Road Agency and Discover Bristol were proud to accept the 2017 Virgo Award for Advertising and Promotion – Broadcast category for the “Who Says You Can’t Be In Two Places At Once” Campaign. The award was accepted while at the 2018 Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations Tourism symposium in Charlottesville. Established in 2009, the Virgo Awards recognize and celebrate the success of destination marketing organizations and their work. Each year, the Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations honors the best and brightest in Virginia’s tourism industry. Whether it is an innovative marketing campaign, a wildly successful destination event, or a top-notch tourism professional,

the Virgo Awards showcase the immense talent and dedication of Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations members. Spotlighting the best and brightest in Southeast Travel and Tourism, The High Road Agency and The Birthplace of Country Music received the Shining Example Award for best overall marketing campaign award for the “90th Anniversary of the 1927 Sessions”. Shining Example Awards recognize outstanding contributions in professional tourism across its member states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Two great partners, two remarkable awards, two amazing recognitions.

CHESAPEAKE TV GUIDES Chesapeake Region launched new TV Weekly Guides in three markets starting in April. Prior to the launch, the sales team worked hard to generate over $400,000 in annualized revenue to publish in these issues. 

The business community gathered on April 10 in Watauga County, N.C., to celebrate top-notch community members at the eighth annual Best of the Best event presented by the Mountain Times Publications’ Watauga Democrat. This year’s Best of the Best accumulated more votes, additional categories and a larger number of attendees than ever before. Attendees gathered at the Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone. Gene Fowler, publisher of Mountain Times Publications, delivered the invocation for the event. J.B. Lawrence — former Blowing Rock mayor and current client services executive at Highlands Bank — served as the night’s keynote speaker.  Charlie Price, the advertising director of Mountain Times Publications, said with more than 300 people in attendance, he felt like the event had more excitement than in years past. There were six categories added to the list for an approximate number of 156 divisions, as well as close to 8,000 votes cast.  Due to an increase in the number of votes coming from the Watauga Democrat website, the event saw a great deal of new winners. Photo: Mountain Times Publications advertising director Charlie Price, left, and sales representative Trey Fowler

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APG CENTRAL

Photo: Sun Current Sports Editor John Sherman, right, received the Minnesota State High School League’s Outstanding Media Award during halftime of the Class AAA boys basketball championship game March 24 at Target Center. Sherman was presented the award by Minnesota State High School League Communications Coordinator Tim Leighton.

LONGTIME SUN’S SHERMAN

WINS SPORTS AWARDS

ECM FOOD DRIVE In December, readers of ECM Publishers’ many free newspapers could voluntarily register for a paid subscription, with a percentage of the funds benefiting local food shelves. More than 3,000 readers participated, and the drive raised a total of $13,199 for nine food shelves across Minnesota. Photo: Sabina Badola, Community Editor

MINNETONKA, MINN. Longtime Sun Newspapers Sports Editor John Sherman has been named a recipient of two awards for improving the local communities through his continued excellence in sports coverage. John was presented with the Minnesota State High School League’s Outstanding Media Award during halftime of the Class AAA boys basketball championship game March 24 at Target Center. This award has been presented for the past four years and recognizes an individual’s excellence and commitment in covering state high school league activities. “He is a rock star among sports reporters covering high school activities,” said Tim Leighton, Minnesota State High School League communications coordinator. “His commitment and dedication to taking photos and chronicling games and participant profiles dates to the 1970s. It is a common sight to see John covering multiple events on the same day or evening. And the one thing that is ever-present when he works is his smile. He loves his work.”

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On May 10, John will receive the Minnetonka School District Spinnaker Award at the district’s 2018 Celebration of Excellence Gala. The Spinnaker Award is presented annually to individuals or groups who exemplify volunteerism, community and serving the greater good. “John has been a tremendous asset to us, but more importantly, to all of our readers,” said Keith Anderson, director of news for Adams Publishing Group of East Central Minnesota. “In the last four decades nobody in Minnesota has been more comprehensive in their coverage of high school sports than John. “His storytelling and photography entertain, but also reveal the heartache, joy and emotion of high school sports,” Anderson continued. “He is truly deserving of the prestigious state media award, and also the Spinnaker Award, which he will receive in May. We are so proud of John and are fortunate he has spent his career with us.”

CONGRATS SUE! Congratulations and Good Luck to a Dear Friend – Sue Hancock, news assistant for The Hibbing Daily Tribune, retired March 26th after 33 years of service. We will miss her a great deal, but she leaves here with our best wishes and appreciation for her many years of service.


APG CENTRAL

BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST AWARDS WISCONSIN NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION Congratulations to the following APG-WI publications & employees who have won the following WNAF – Better Newspaper Contest Awards and were recognized at the 2018 WNA Convention awards dinner on Friday April 13, 2018. • Ashland Daily Press & Bayfield County Journal – 2nd place (2) – 3rd place (1)

• Eau Claire Leader Telegram

– 1st place (8) – 2nd place (4) – 3rd place (3) – Honorable Mention (4)

• Hayward Sawyer County Record – 1st place (1) – 3rd place (2)

• Price County Review – 1st place (1) – 2nd place (2) – 3rd place (1)

• Rice Lake Chronotype – 1st place (2) – 2nd place (5) – 3rd place (3) – Honorable Mention (1)

• Spooner Advocate

– 2nd place (2) – 3rd place (2) – Honorable Mention (3)

HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOWS MARK THE

END OF WINTER

For the Northern Minnesota region, the event of Home Improvement Show season marks the end of winter and the beginning of preparing

for Spring. The Hibbing Daily Tribune, The Mesabi Daily News and The Grand Rapids Herald Review participated in their community’s annual celebration by renting booth space in their area’s scheduled shows. It is a great opportunity to get out and meet our customers, sell some subscriptions and to educate the public about our products and services. Donna Pettinelli, Account Executive for The Mesabi Daily News, posed for a photo in their booth at the Iron Range Home, Sport and Travel Show, held the end of March in Virginia, Minnesota.

50 DAIRYLAND PEACH Celebrates 50 years! Fifty years ago, on Oct. 17, 1967, the first issue of the Dairyland Peach was delivered by mail to 10,000 area households. Central Minnesota had never seen anything quite like it before. In fact, the Peach was probably among the first 10 free shoppers in Minnesota. The paper was begun by the McCoy brothers, Dennis and Joe. In 1962, Joe and another brother, Jim, bought the Brooten Review, forerunner of the Bonanza Valley Voice. They kept the paper for only a couple of years.

ECM HAS CHANGED ITS NAME. To better align itself with Adams Publishing Group, ECM Publishers, Inc. has officially changed its name to Adams Publishing Group of East Central Minnesota. The history of ECM in Minnesota is long and proud and the name change builds upon that strength. A little known fact is that ECM actually stands for East Central Minnesota. Mark Weber, regional president, said, “The name change is designed to show that ECM is now part of an exciting new company and family of publications with a bright future. We all understand that ECM will always be an important part of our shared history. We also recognize how bright our future is being part of an exciting and growing company like APG!” 11


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APG SIGNATURE EVENTS The 20 or so APG newspapers in Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon will generate more than $1.2 million in revenue from a wide variety of events in 2018, more than one-third of that total coming from policy-oriented events produced by APG Signature Events. In 2019, we plan to increase APG-Signature Events’ annual revenue to nearly $600,000. Nearly all of this revenue comes from nontraditional sources that normally wouldn’t advertise, either in print or online, with a newspaper. The events range from the Idaho Healthcare Summit, the largest conference of its type in the Intermountain West, to creative events like one in Rock Springs, Wyoming celebrating first responders, to the “Rock ‘n’ Brews BBQ” in Nampa, Idaho, to a New Year’s Eve celebration in Ellensburg, Washington. APG Signature Events is a division of APG dedicated to planning and producing policybased conferences through collaboration with sponsors and stakeholders following a unique format created by APG Signature Events President Roger Plothow, formerly the editor and publisher of the Post Register newspaper in Idaho Falls, Idaho, has more then 35 years in the newspaper business. Roger can be reached at rplothow@postregister.com. Wyoming native and longtime media account executive, Angela Costopolous, will join APG May 14 as the Director of APG Signature Events-Wyoming. She’ll jump right into the planning and sales for an August women’s

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LAURIE SEKOT CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

ROGER PLOTHOW

JANET BARTON

APG Signature Events President

Manager of Operations and Planning

conference, plus conferences on cybersecurity, manufacturing and healthcare in the next nine months. Her contact information is angelac@wyomingnews.com. Our Manager of Operations and Planning is Janet Barton, based in Idaho Falls. A graduate of Brigham Young University-Provo, Janet was the Manager of Programs and Events from 2015 to 2017. Janet coordinates much of APG-SE’s marketing and promotion, but she also participates in all phases of producing our events. Her email address is jbarton@postregister.com. To see a list of all of these events and learn more about how you might launch a “signature event,” contact Roger Plothow in Idaho Falls at rplothow@postregister.com.

When Lori Sekot, as a high school student, started her first day at the Idaho State Journal, she likely didn’t expect that part-time job to turn into a career. Her schedule at the ISJ as a circulation clerk allowed her to work her way through college and earn her degree.  Just as she graduated and was ready to move on, she met her future husband - who still had some coursework to finish. Thankfully for us, Laurie accepted a full-time job as Circulation Bookkeeper, got married and made eastern Idaho her home and in mid-March Laurie celebrated 40 years of service with the ISJ.  Since then, she moved into the business office now serving as Office Manager where she has become a pillar of strength for the ISJ operation. We thank Laurie for her years of dedicated service and congratulate her on this milestone achievement. 


HUMAN RESOURCES

Q&A:

ANSWERS TO YOUR ASK HR QUESTIONS.

Q: I have not had a raise in more than 10 years. When can Associates expect Adams to issue raises? A: APG subscribes to giving increases based on outstanding performance. Each region sets performance goals for each position which

are documented in September each year (although Associates should be getting regular feedback throughout the year on their status) on a performance review report. If an increase is warranted, that increase is written into the budget and will be effective on January 1. Questions regarding the process should be directed to individual managers, regional HR representative, publisher or general manager for your area.

Q: I was out three days due to illness and received a call that I would need to complete FMLA forms. Why do I need FMLA when I have PTO to cover it?

A: The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is intended for illnesses and accidents where Associates are out three or more days or will

be absent for multiple treatments for a serious illness over a series of dates. It is to protect the Associate’s job and is run concurrently with PTO, Short Term Disability and Workers Compensation. FMLA protects employees’ jobs for up to 12 weeks. FMLA covers those Associates who work 1,250 hours or more and have one year of service with a company (does not have to be concurrently on years of service). Please see your local HR representative if you have questions.

Q: What is Adams policy on rudeness to others? A: Adams Publishing Group handles rudeness (which is not the same as bullying or hostile environment) using the inspiration of Emily Post – 1. Equanimity. When someone’s rudeness upsets you, count to ten, take a few deep breaths, and ask yourself: “Is it really worth losing my cool over this?” 2. Size up the Grievances. Is it a waste of your emotional energy to let this get under your skin? Or, does the rudeness cross the line and need to be addressed face-to-face with equanimity? 3. Empathize with the rude person. Don’t take rudeness personally. Could the rude person just be having a bad day and taking it out on the world? Often, you can break the cycle of rudeness by empathizing with the root of someone’s cantankerous behavior as a sign that he or she is unhappy and be kind. 4. Lead by example. Rudeness begets rudeness and is contagious. (i.e. If you speak rudely to your waiter, don’t be surprised if you get the same treatment in return.) 5. Let it roll off your back. If you can’t come up with a joke or laugh it off, just shrug your shoulders, let it go and walk away.

Q: I have a question on tax withholding. For the past two years, we’ve ended up owing and I want to make sure it doesn’t happen this year. Can you tell me how much we should be taking out of our checks to make sure we don’t owe taxes at the end of the year?

A: We really can’t give advice on that. You should speak to your tax professional. When you make a decision, please reach out to an HR representative or a payroll coordinator for a current year W-4 to update.

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CHECK OUT THE NEW

HR PORTAL We are very excited to announce our new HR portal. Why? Because it’s where you, as a valued APG Associate, will be able to find answers to your HR questions. Here you will easily be able to contact HR personnel and have quick access to your benefits contacts. This is also where you will find the company newsletter as well as all internal job postings. Whether you are looking to advance in a particular position

at APG or if you would like to refer other people to open positions, you can find all listings on the employee portal. Having all of this information at your fingertips is a wonderful benefit and we encourage you to take advantage of this tool. And, as always, if you need additional help, our HR team is always here to help!

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: GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNERS

For your chance to be the lucky winner of a $25 Amazon gift card, answer the trivia question below correctly.

WHAT IS THE ONLY MOVIE TO SWEEP THE FIVE MAJOR GOLDEN GLOBE CATEGORIES (BEST PICTURE, ACTOR, ACTRESS, DIRECTOR, AND SCREENPLAY)? One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest | Cleopatra | The Godfather | Citizen Kane All answers should be submitted to AskHR@adamspg.com. The winner will be drawn on Friday, May 21, 2018.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MARCH WINNER – ELLEN FIKE, THE WYOMING TRIBUNE EAGLE The Answer Was: Beauty and the Beast

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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