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Great Lake Area Focus Group

8:30AM - 3:30 PM, February 5, 2013
Carol Stream Processing & Distribution Center
500 W. Fullerton Ave.
Carol Stream, IL 60199.

The Focus Group Meeting will be featuring topics that will affect both Periodical and Standard Mail/Package Services customers

Dear Great Lakes Area Focus Group Member: The next Great Lakes Area Focus Group Meeting is Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Carol Stream Processing & Distribution Center, 500 E. Fullerton Ave., Carol Stream, Illinois in the Great Lakes meeting room. The Focus Group meeting will feature topics affecting the mailing industry. Below is the draft agenda; however some adjustments may need to be made as we approach the meeting date.

Focus Group registration is from 8:30  9:00 a.m. in the west lobby entrance with the meeting to begin at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn at 3:30 p.m. You may park in the large employee lot accessible from Fullerton Avenue.

Please let us know if you plan on attending by emailing us your name, company name, address, and phone number to the email address focusgroupregistration@usps.gov no later than Friday, February 1.

Managers representing each of our districts will be available for consultation from 7:30  8:30 a.m. prior to the start of the meeting. If you would like to speak to district management, please send a request with any specifics to the Focus Group email address above by Friday, February 1.

We look forward to seeing you!

Great Lakes Area
Focus Group Meeting
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Carol Stream P&DC
500 E. Fullerton Ave.
Carol Stream, IL 60199

Draft Agenda Topics
7:30  8:30 a.m. District Consultations
8:30  9:00 a.m. Registration/ Coffee/Networking  West Lobby Entrance
9:00  9:15 a.m. Introductions
- Don Landis, Arandell Corporation
- Joyce McGarvy, Crain Communications Inc.
9:15  9:30 a.m. National Postal Forum Update - Michael McInturf, Manager, Marketing, GLA
9:30  10:00 a.m. Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) Update - Phil Thompson, Mgr. of Postal Operations, Quad/Graphics Inc.
10:00  10:30 a.m. Periodical Advisory Group (PAG) Update - Erv Drewek, Manager, Postal Affairs | Business Services, Brown Printing
10:30  10:45 a.m. AM Break
10:45  11:30 a.m. Mailing Services Promotions FY13 - Speaker TBD
- Direct Mail Mobile Coupon & Click-to-Call
- Earned Value Reply Mail
- Picture Permit Imprint
- Product Samples
- Emerging Technology
- Mobile Buy-It-Now
11:30  12:15 p.m. Intelligent Mail Planning Tool - Speaker TBD
- National Service Performance Update
12:15  1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00  1:30 p.m. Area Service Performance Update - Ron Woodall, Mgr, Operations Support, GLA
1:30  2:00 p.m. Network Rationalization - Michael Kotula, Mgr., In-Plant Support, GLA
2:00  2:15 p.m. PM Break
2:15  3:00 p.m. Mail Entry & Payment Technology Update - Garrett Hoyt, Mgr Streamlined Mail Entry
- Seamless Acceptance & eInduction
- Mail Anywhere/Pay Anywhere
- IMb Technology Credits
3:00  3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks - Jacqueline Krage Strako, Vice President, Area Operations
3:30 p.m. Complete Surveys/Adjourn

Suzanne Slivka
Manager, Consumer & Industry Contact
USPS Great Lakes Area
500 E. Fullerton Ave.
Carol Stream, IL 60199-4000
Fax: (630)539-7111

Please let us know if you plan on attending by emailing us your name, company name, address, and phone number no later than February 1, 2013. You may register by simply emailing the above information to:

Contact: Suzanne Slivka
Phone: (630)539-4783
Email: focusgroupregistration@usps.gov