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Being yourself can lead to great things: Ali FitzHarris

[The story below is a follow-up to a post we wrote three years ago about local artist Ali FitzHarris. We were thrilled to get a chance to catch up with Ali this past week!] Being yourself can lead to great things At age 5, Ali FitzHarris was diagnosed with a nonverbal learning disability (NVLD), which makes it difficult for her to read body language, facial expressions and other social cues. That can make it tough for Ali to connect with other kids—and frequently made her a target for bullies. But…

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President’s Blog: Mindset is Everything

A Mindset to Win In business, mindset is everything. I didn’t always believe that, but the longer I survive as a business owner, the more I recognize how true it is. For the last 10-15 years, the printing business has felt like a roller coaster ride and the shops that have not adjusted their mindset and mission – well, many of them no longer exist. I often meet other printers who, with a smile on their face, tell you they can’t wait to sell their businesses. While they probably say…

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President’s Blog: Collaborating with the Creative Community & Thoughts from DSCOOP Edge

Last week, we worked with our good friends at The Contemporary (formally the Dayton Visual Arts Center) to create invitations for their 25th annual art auction. To celebrate this silver anniversary, they wanted something really special and collaborated with LMG to come up with a killer design. When Eva, the executive director, was at Oregon a few weeks earlier, she saw a piece printed on black paper with a really unique design. “How can we take LMG’s design and adopt it to a print technique like that?” she asked us.…

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President’s Blog: A Level Playing Field

[From time to time, Oregon’s President, Judd Plattenburg, provides commentary for the Oregon blog about the state of the business, industry, and community affairs.] The HP Indigo not only revolutionized digital printing, it helped smaller companies compete with the big boys. How can one machine transform an organization? Let me tell you - In 2012, I received an invitation to Dscoop, as an HP guest and prospective buyer. There, I heard a keynote speech by Alon Bar-Shany, who runs the Indigo division of HP. I always knew there was a…

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President’s Blog: 13 Years & A Great Partnership

[From time to time, Oregon's President, Judd Plattenburg, provides commentary for the Oregon blog about the state of the business, industry, and community affairs.] August, 2018 How lucky I was for 13 years. Not many people can say they love what they do and get to work with their best friend every day, but from 2005 until early in 2018, Bob Allbery and myself worked as co-owners of Oregon Printing. I write this now, because Bob quietly retired this past spring, and as is his way, he did it without…

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