News Posts by Suttle-Straus PR

Is Print Dead?

Not on your ink-stained life, but with the digital revolution, change will be the industry’s constant companion.

To hear industry critics in 2009, especially after the Rocky Mountain News folded, the economy was about to commit a mass murder of the newspaper industry, and eventually print itself.

When the dust settled, very few newspapers went out of business, and those that did were in two-newspaper towns that could only support one. Some publications consolidated, and commercial printers, already prepped for the digital age, managed to make the necessary adjustments to survive the depths of the recession.

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Greater Madison’s Best Companies to Work For

In this issue, In Business proudly presents its first annual list of the “Best Companies to Work For.”

When evaluating employee recruitment and retention, there is no greater reflection of a company’s values than its employee benefits. So, for our inaugural list, we placed all of the emphasis on employee benefits. In other words, this recognition is not about fancy facilities or buddy-buddy management. 

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Suttle-Straus Again Chosen As a “Best Workplace in the Americas”

For the thirteenth year in a row, Suttle-Straus, Waunakee based communications company, has again been recognized as an industry leader. The Printing Industries of America (PIA) awarded the company for its exemplary human resources practices in its 2012 Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) program.

The company was the recipient of the coveted “Best of the Best” designation, top recognition in the program, the eighth time it received the top tribute. Begun to specifically honor companies that provide a superior work environment, BWA is judged by a panel of highly respected HR professionals with decades of experience. All of the winning companies actively show their employees that they care about their work environment, their personal goals and ambitions, as well as the needs of the company.

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Suttle-Straus Receives Top Awards In International Print Competition

Suttle-Straus of Waunakee received two 2012 Premier Print Awards for outstanding achievement in the production of books and cross media promotion.

The graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious international printing competition, the Premier Print Awards recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of outstanding print communications. Suttle-Straus won a Best of Category “Benny” for their entries Middleton High School 2011 Yearbook and for its own Giving Thanks 2011 Holiday Campaign.

The Premier Print Awards are the printing industry’s oldest and largest worldwide graphic arts competition, hosted by Printing Industries of America. In its 63rd year, the annual contest recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of superior print communications.

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2012 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award Recognizes John Berthelsen

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 15, 2012—Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce John Berthelsen, President and CEO, Suttle-Straus, Inc., located in Waunakee, Wisconsin is the recipient of the 2012 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award.

Established in 1950, the Lewis Award is recognized as the highest honor awarded to any individual in the graphic arts industry. Named for Abraham Lewis, founder of Graphic Arts Monthly, and his sons Louis and Myron, the award honors a business leader who has gone far beyond standard obligations to become a significant force in shaping the business of producing printed communications.

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Safe at Home Softball Event

A team of 12 Suttle-Straus employees participated in the Safe at Home Charity Softball Event on Saturday, July 21st, 2012. The team played three games throughout the afternoon and were cheered on by other Suttle-Straus employees in Centennial Park, Waunakee. All proceeds from the event benefit Domestic Abuse Intervention Services for abused and/or underprivileged women and children in our community.

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Battle of the Bluff 2012 Triathlon

Will Stoltman and Cheri Ellickson volunteered at the Trinona: Battle of the Bluff 2012 Triathlon as intersection safety guards. The event featured nearly 1200 adult and youth athletes from across the US, Canada and the UK. The race has received Triatheletes’ Choice, “Race of the Year” from among more than 60 Minnesota based multisport events.

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WPT Live Auction Event

Wisconsin Public Television Auction aired Thursday, May 31, 2012 featuring 10 Suttle-Straus employees manning the phone banks from Vilas Hall. Clad in logo wear they enthusiastically answered the phones from 9:15 pm until 12:45 am – now that is one dedicated volunteer group! “WPT Auction is a great event, a fun experience and excellent way for us to show our support and appreciation for Wisconsin Public Television both as a service to our community and as a client,” said Keith Schwarting, sales representative at Suttle-Straus.

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Middleton High School Yearbook

IMG_1606-300x214Students from Middleton High School visited the Suttle-Straus campus in April to get a behind-the scenes look at the production of their 2011/2012 edition yearbook. This artistic book featuring 280 pages plus hard cover is designed, written, proofread and photographed (with the exception of the individual class photos) entirely by the Middleton High School yearbook staff. This is a project that begins the first day of school with many educational opportunities.

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