2023 PCC of the year

Steel Valley Postal Customer Council

2023 Large Market PCC of the Year Winner!

The Steel Valley PCC was awarded "2023 PCC of the Year - Large Market" by the U.S. Postal Service. Industry Co-Chair Jeff Politano from SMARTmarketing, co. is shown here with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Co-Chair Youngstown Postmaster Renee Twitty.

The text of the press release is as follows:

U.S. Postal Service Honors Postal Customer Council Leaders’ Accomplishments

June 30, 2023

The U.S. Postal Service recognized Postal Customer Councils (PCCs) throughout the nation for their outstanding achievements and innovations in 2023. This year’s winners of the PCC Leadership Awards were announced during an event held at Postal Service Headquarters in Washington DC yesterday.

PCCs are a grassroots network that provides a local channel for USPS business mailers and the Postal Service to continue building upon their relationships so they can increase the use of mail and work on solving concerns and challenges together. These relationships provide a means to share best mailing and shipping practices, as well as give PCCs around the country opportunities to connect and learn from each other

PCC Leadership Awards are presented each year by the Postal Service in recognition of exemplary work to strengthen and grow the PCC network. More than 220 nominations were submitted this year.

Top honors were presented to PCC groups that achieved overall excellence in their efforts to serve their communities. The PCCs offered innovative solutions for challenges for businesses of all sizes.

• PCC of the Year — Metro Market - Twin Cities PCC – Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN
• PCC of the Year — Large Market - Steel Valley PCC – Youngstown, OH
• PCC of the Year — Small Market - West Michigan PCC – Grand Rapids, MI


Next Event - Ballot Tracking and Political Campaign Mail

Presented by Judy Kalus, Product Specialist with Pitney Bowes

Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 2:30 pm

Register for this free webinar at http://steelvalleypcc-political2024.eventbrite.com

Judy Kalus, Product Specialist with Pitney Bowes, has spent the past 26 years as a mailing industry professional, with a strong focus on Informed Visibility, address quality and the utilization of Intelligent Mail. She has served as Industry Co-Chair for the MTAC Informed Visibility User Group and participated as speaker or panelist in numerous postal and direct marketing events, including National Postal Forum and PCC educational sessions across the country. In her current role she works with PB sales teams and their clients to evaluate mailing needs and implement solutions supported by Intelligent Mail.


Most Recent - Is My Postage Meter IBI or IMI Compliant?

Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 11:30 am

Presented by Bob Tomer, AMASTI

USPS will discontinue IBI meter technology as of July 1st. All IBI meters must be withdrawn from service by Dec. 31st.

Log in to this webinar to learn if your current postage meter is IMI Compliant or if it will need replaced.

Moving to IMI Compliant postage meters is required, but there are several additional benefits to doing so:

Businesses and the USPS can be much more efficient, accurate, and modern with the IMI meters. Additionally, the new system significantly enhances security.
1. Providing mail transaction data for each piece.
2. Automate the process of transferring funds, refunding customers, and detecting fraud.
3. Keyed-in postage is restricted (supports proper mail classification).
4. Providing information on end mailers to the Federal Government.
5. Tracks and manages reprinted Indicia.
6. Improved fraud detection, readability, and Indicia Management.
7. Calculates paid and overpaid postage accurately.
8. Enhance Rate tabs, log files, and data exchange.

Questions? Email Pam Wood at pamela.m.wood@usps.gov

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Join Steel Valley PCC at the 2024 Steel Valley Cluster Dog Show

The show takes place Thursday, August 1 - Sunday, August 4, 2024

Steel Valley PCC will be on hand Saturday August 3rd from 10 am - 2 pm

At the Canfield Fairgrounds - 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd. Canfield, OH 44406

We will feature:

- Post Office on Wheels (Ship directly from the show)
- Special appearance by Safety S.A.M.
- USPS employees on hand to answer questions
- Activities for the kids

The Mahoning Shenango Kennel Club holds its annual dog show at the Mahoning County Fairgrounds in Canfield, Ohio as part of the Steel Valley Cluster of dog shows. The dog show is a great place to learn about purebred dogs as well as research breeds you may be interested in as an addition to your family in the future. If you think you may be interested in showing dogs, adding a pure bred dog to your family, want to learn more about pure bred dogs, or simply spend the day surrounded by outstanding dogs, then the Steel Valley Cluster is the place you want to be this summer! Join us for 4 days of AKC All-Breed Conformation Shows, AKC Rally, and NADD/AKC Dock Diving. Come watch these exciting canines strut their stuff!

Thursday - Fort Steuben Kennel Club • Friday - Columbiana Kennel Club • Saturday - Beaver Kennel Club • Sunday - Mahoning Shenango Kennel Club

Questions? Email Crystal Bennett at crystal.e.bennett@usps.gov


Most Recent Event - Join Ohio 1 PCC to learn about Certified Mail® Processing

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 11:00 AM ET

Brock Barton, Solutions Analyst, Quadient will discuss simplifying, tracking and storing Certified Mail® with Return Receipt®

Questions? Contact Tina Grabovez, Customer Relations Coordinator, Ohio 1 District, at valentina.grabovez@usps.gov or call Tina at 216-443-4723.


2024 National Postal Forum

NPF is the premier mailing and shipping conference that works directly with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to provide the most comprehensive educational and networking platform available. In 2024 NPF will be in Indianapolis, Indiana – June 2-5. NPF attendees will have access to USPS executive leadership, be treated to 100+ of high-caliber educational workshops and sessions, plus be part of invaluable networking events.

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