“The Connection” Newsletter – March 2016

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photo lab newsletter

March 2016 — H&H WINS BEST OF CATEGORY PRINTING AWARD
Our 5×7 Side Show Foil Card recently won Best of Category in Foil Stamping, Embossing or Debossing from Printing Industries of America in their Graphic Excellence Award Competition. We also received Best of Category in Digital Printing for our 5×7 Folded Card. We are honored to receive these awards. Give our foil cards a try and prepare to be impressed!

We have added a new feature article in our Connections newsletter. Each month we will highlight one of our employees and the department they work in! You will get a look behind-the-scenes here at the lab, and get to know one of our own a little bit better. Be sure to check out our first interview with Lisa Morse under the Employee Highlight section.

Image by Mac Brown Photography

Table of Contents

Specials

March

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50% off Sample Albums 
 

Does not include photographic pano albums

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50% off Sample Photographic Pano Books 

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2 for 1 Print Special
25% off USB Drives and Boxes

Upcoming Specials 2016

april

50% off Cards
(not including foil cards)

30% off Foil Cards

20% off return address labels

Wallet special

25% off Jewelry

may

50% off Proof Magazines

Proof Prints Special

25% off all wraps

june

Flyer special

20% off brochures

20% off booklets

New Products

New Earrings
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New Rebecca Crystal Bead Wire Earrings

Sterling silver wire earrings with Swarovski crystal bead. Displays one photo on each earring. $25.00  pair.
New Rebecca Hammered Circle Post Earrings
Bright and contemporary sterling-silver hammered circle post earrings with half-inch pendant. Displays one photo on each earring. $32.00 pair. Left image by Karen Goforth; Right image by Ariana Falerni.
New Filigree Necklace
march-2016-photo-lab-nesletter-9New Rebecca Filigree Pendant Necklace
18 inch sterling silver cable-chain with cylinder beads. .47″ round image in a sterling silver filigree pendant. $37.05. Left image by Ty Fischer
New Foil Card Design
march-2016-photo-lab-nesletter-4Introducing our newest foil card design–Thank You! (coming soon Grad and Confetti designs)
Enhance your card offerings with H&H Color Lab’s new Foil Press options! Seven foil colors are now available for many shapes and sizes of their popular press cards, including folded cards. Set your design apart and prepare to impress your customers with this bright, classy option. H&H Color Lab also offers optional foil-lined envelopes in red, gold and silver.
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Schools and Sports

school and sports resources

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SCHOOLS CALENDAR

SPORTS CALENDAR

CLASSES/EVENTS CALENDAR

Blogs

We pride ourselves in providing our customers not only with excellent products, but with great educational resources as well. Our blog features articles about equipment, lighting, advice from other professionals and all kinds of great photography tips. This is just one of the many ways that we provide our customers with the tools they need to succeed as professional photographers.

Education

Early Bird Special ends April 1st!

Schools 101
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A beginning level workshop designed for H&H customers entering the school business or who have less than five school contracts. This class will equip you with knowledge of the school business so you are able to go out and ask for the business and prepare your studio for your fall school season. Through lecture and hands on training including a live school shoot, you will leave with a plan and due dates to help keep you on track for a smooth season!

When: June 21-23, 2016
Where: H&H Color Lab-Raytown, MO
Fees: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – $225 until April 1st and $150 for each additional person from your studio. Fees include three full days of instruction, three lunches and one dinner.

Click here for all of the details of the class and to register! 

Putting Together a Sports Photographers Business Plan
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Are you ready to take your sports business to the next level? Are you ready to improve your sales, marketing, workflow, and photo day experience? Then this class is for you! Jeff Gump will walk you through putting together a simple business plan and provide invaluable tips that will take that next step in your sports business.

When: July 20-21, 2016
Where: H&H Color Lab-Raytown, MO
Fees: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – $175 until April 1st and $150 for each additional person from your studio. Fees include three full days of instruction, three lunches and one dinner.

Click here for all of the details of the class and to register! 

Dance Schools from A to Z
february-2016-photo-lab-newsletter-3Early Bird Special Ends April 1st, so sign up now!

Spend the day with Jeff Gump, John and Cindy LaBarge and your H&H staff learning everything you need to know about dance school photography!

Topics include:

  • Marketing trends
  • Finding the Business –it’s all about relationships
  • What Dance Studios want from the photographer?
  • Getting the Job
  • The photo shoot
  • H&H’s Dance School workflow that will save you time and money!
  • Delivery and Product discussion

When: July 22, 2016
Where: H&H Color Lab-Raytown, MO
Fees: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – $75 until April 1st. Fees include lunch. 

Click here for all of the details of the class and to register!

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Employee Highlight


Employee Highlight! New section for the Connections newsletter

march-2016-photo-lab-nesletter-6Welcome to this new section of the Connections newsletter. We are proud of our employees and the pride and care they take producing your orders and want to share their stories with you. Each month we will highlight one of our employees and the department they work in! You will get a look behind-the-scenes here at the lab, and get to know one of our own a little bit better.

Lisa Morse, Recruiter
With the growth that we have experienced here at the lab, we created this new position to help us take better care of our customers. We are so excited to have you on board, Lisa! It will be great to have a full-time recruiter to keep us well-staffed, especially during our busy seasons.

Q: So what did you do before coming to H&H?
A: I grew up around the business of recruiting. My mom is also a recruiter and has had her own company for around 25 years. I learned about recruiting around the dinner table! I started answering phones for her when I was about 10. My first real recruiting position was with Wyndam International (the hotels before they were bought by Hilton). I have worked for companies like Dean Foods, FedEx, TXU (the largest energy provider in the state of Texas), American Eagle Outfitters, Allstate, CitiBank, Yellow Book, Kenexa and others. I have had numerous years recruiting sales and sales management people. In addition to my recruiting background, I worked as a property manager for a company with 251 units. I learned to work with a lot of different personalities. I was fortunate to do this kind of work for a long time. Most recently, I worked for Kelly Services on their American Eagle Outfitters account, placing light industrial people (pickers and packers) at the Ottawa location outside of Olathe. That is similar recruiting to what we’re needing here. I have been very fortunate to work with great teams and recruiting managers that were so open with their experience and knowledge. That has really helped develop how I work.

Q: You have also mentioned doing theater on the side. That sounds like fun–how do you think your theater work helps with the recruiting position?
A: Theater has helped me really become comfortable with all kinds of people, audiences and situations. My most recent work was Sordid Lives at the Barn Theater. It’s a lot of fun!

Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I grew up in Leawood, but spent 22 years in Texas, so I consider myself a Texan through and through. My family is in Texas-so I consider it home. My dad is minister at a cowboy church down there. I grew up with a cowboy lifestyle. My parents are competitive ropers and active in the Red Oak community in Texas.

Q: You mentioned your dad–can you tell me a little bit about the rest of your family?
A: I met my husband, David, in high school. I have two boys, Devon is 20 years old and in the Army at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Steven is 23 years old and is a sophomore at SMU.

Q: So now that we have you here at H&H, what are some of your goals for us?
A: I think change can be challenging, and I told the staff that this is going to be tough. We need to work together to build a pipeline of excellent talent so that we have deep resources for our busy periods. My goals are to get more active in the local community, do more outreach, and to hold job fairs regularly to recruit potential employees.

Q: What do you like so far about H&H?
A: The owners have made a point to make me feel comfortable. They are super nice and so supportive. I feel very welcome!

On the Road Again…


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March

WPPI
Conference:
March 3-10, 2016

Expo:
March 7-9, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada

Jason Weaver
March 9, 2016
3:30-5:30 PM
Seniors 411

Ariana Falerni
with Shoot & Sell
Join us at H&H Booth
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Demo of your images in our custom app!

FOTO CHAOS
March 12-14, 2016
Kansas City, Missouri 

Ty Fischer
March 13, 2016
8:00 – 9:45 AM

March 14, 2016
10:00-11:45 AM
Self Employed or Self-Enslaved?

William Innes
March 13, 2016
10:00-11:45 AM
Hands-On

March 13, 2016
7:15-9:00 PM
Put Your Photography Business on Autopilot

Maine
March 18-20, 2016
Portland, Maine

Shutterfest
March 29-30
St. Louis, Missouri

William Innes
March 29, 2016
4:00-5:30 PM
The Art of Getting More Clients

March 30, 2016
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Engaging Engagement Sessions
Photowalk

March 30, 2016
4:30-6:00 PM
Take the Work out of Your Photography Business

Blair Phillips
March 29, 2016
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Get Out There and Shoot
Photowalk

March 29, 2016
4:30-6:00 PM
Business Stability-Shooting What You Love and Make Lots of Money Doing It

March 30, 2016
4:30-6:00 PM
Pump up the Volume: Volume photography and high profits

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