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President’s Blog: 2020 Dayton Calendar

[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.] So, I’ve wanted to do a project like this for a while: A book that showcased images of Dayton, highlighted by specialty printing effects. But, like so many things, it never got off the ground. Then the idea for creating a 2020 calendar to provide to our customers as a holiday gift came up late in 2019, and we thought, “Why don’t we revive that idea? Better yet, let's get…

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President’s Blog: The Dayton Anthology – Be Part of It!

Being a printing and communications company located in the rapidly evolving place that is Downtown Dayton is exciting, to say the least! I feel like Dayton is truly turning a corner lately, what with the new brew pubs, the restaurants, the Levitt and the condos being built – to say the least about the general restoration and Urban renewal that has been happening. When I think back to when I started working in the Fire  Blocks District in the late 70’s, I can say confidently that the changes have been…

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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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