USPS Price Change Presentation

Thursday December 1st, 10:30 am

Presented by Craig Zielaskiewicz, USPS Senior Territory Representative

Craig Zielaskiewicz was named Sr. Territory Rep representative of the Wellington District in October of 2021.

Craig has 25 years with the Postal Service and brings extensive experience in operations and sales. In addition to his current appointment, Craig has served as Postmaster of the Brunswick Post Office, Manager of the Olmsted Falls Post Office,as well as a variety of other management positions in the Cleveland area. In his current role as part of the headquarters sales group, Craig is responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of high value accounts as well as identifying opportunities for growth in this competitive market.

Craig is a graduate of the US Postal Service Associate Supervisor Program, the US Postal Service Management for Essential Leadership Program, and he is Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified. Craig was also an Eastern Area Political Champion. Craig has been nationally recognized amongst his peers for both consistent and outstanding performances.

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Ever Changing Landscape of the Paper Market and How Best to Prepare Manage/Maneuver for Future Success

Making Direct Mail Work For You

Thursday October 13, 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Presented by Josh Lorion, USPS Sr. Territory Executive and Sam Morris, Creative Director at SMARTmarketing, co.

Josh and Sam will be covering DAL (Detatched Address Label) Cards and Shared Mail. Useful tools for using direct mail in a very affordable way!

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2022 National Postal Customer Council Day


Friday, September 23, 2022 - 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Cuyahoga Community College
Jerry Sue Thornton Center
2500 East 22nd St.
Cleveland, OH 44115

Ohio 1 District Postal Customer Councils (Greater Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Steel Valley) will be hosting National PCC Day on 9-23-22.

The day will offer:
- Educational sessions (including Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s update on the Delivering for America plan)
- Networking with Industry Partners & USPS Leadership & Subject Matter Experts
- Awards and Prizes
- Exhibitors’ Showcase

Grand Prize: Complimentary registration to National Postal Forum 2023 - May 21-24, 2023 in Charlotte, NC

Registration details are forthcoming, including exhibitor information. Please contact Tina Grabovez, Customer Relations Coordinator, at if questions.

Creative Mail Piece Design

with MDA (Mailpiece Design Analyst) Stan Gibbs

August 11, 2022 11:00 AM

The lighter side of Mailpiece Design, featuring ideas for a memorable mailpiece that follows all the rules.

Stan Lee Gibbs is a native of Maryland's Eastern Shore. He attended Chesapeake College and completed his Business Practicum in London, England. Stan began his postal career in 1985 as a CFS (Computerized Forwarding Systems ) clerk. He later worked as an Air Records Processor at the Air Cargo Terminal during the time that USPS maintained its own fleet of planes. In 1994, Stan became a Bulk Mail Clerk at the BMEU in Baltimore, MD. He excelled in using the ABE (Automated Barcode Evaluator) and MERLIN (Mail Evaluation Readability Look-Up Instrument) and became the trainer for the District. In 2012, Stan detailed as the MDA (Mailpiece Design Analyst) for the Baltimore District and was awarded the position in 2015.

Stan continues to work closely with BMEUs and PCCs (Postal Customer Councils) in the Eastern Region. He has been a student of the DMM (Domestic Mail Manual) and always tries to inspire others to "learn to navigate the DMM).

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AMS For Mailers

With Ohio 1 AMS (Address Management System) Manager Nikki Roche

August 18, 2022 11:00 AM

Address Management System (AMS) maintains all ZIP Code data. This data is used to provide products such as CASS. This presentation provides a brief overview of AMS operations and offers tips to improve the quality of your mailing lists.

Nikki brings her expertise and a wealth of knowledge to the position of Manager, Address Management Systems for the Ohio 1 District. She began her Postal career in 1998 as a Customer Service PTF clerk in Cleveland, Ohio. From there, she became a Mail Processing clerk in 2007 and in 2009 she became a Data Collection Technician. In 2013 she became an Address Management Systems Technician with her focus on Growth Management and AMS processes for the Ohio 1 District, then later was promoted as a Supervisor of Distribution Operations.

Nikki has held detail positions during her career that include acting Supervisor of Customer Service, Postal Systems Coordinator, Product Information Quality Analyst, Growth Management Coordinator, and Manager of Address Management Systems.

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 3:00 pm EST

GREG LOVENSHEIMER - Chief Operating Offcer, Millcraft

Joining Millcraft in 2013, Greg Lovensheimer has a diverse and broad work background that spans the entire manufacturing and distribution processes. Greg has held the following positions: Operator, Supervisor, Trainer, Capital Project Manager, IT Project Manager, Product Manager, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and presently Vice President of Operations. He also holds a Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt. A widely recognized industry activist, Greg is a Board Member and Treasurer of National Paper Trade Association and Board Member of Two Sides North America.

Greg’s personal mission is to tap into the skills of those around him and help them achieve more than they believe possible by empowering the highly talented and committed team at Millcraft to make meaningful impact for customers, suppliers and communities in which Millcraft operates.. His creative drive has led Greg to being awarded U.S. Patent #9,221,989 for Tamper Evident Documents and Inks.

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2022 Golf Outing Networking Event

Friday, July 29

J. Edward Good Park Golf Course
530 Nome Ave, Akron, OH 44320

8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Tee Time
12:00 Lunch

COST - $55 w/ 18 holes of golf & cart • $35 Non-Golfer

Please mail a check to:
Akron Postmaster’s Offce
675 Wolf Ledges Pkwy
Akron Ohio 44309
Online option for payment will be forthcoming.

Most recent events

Cleveland Plant Tour

Ohio 1 Postal Customer Councils present a tour of the Cleveland USPS Processing Plant on February 14th, 2022. Click here for complete information.

Reach Voters & Potential Customers Using Every Door Direct Mail

Thursday March 3rd, 10:30 to 11:30 am

Rose Street, Business Lead Development Specialist, USPS and
Sam Morris, Creative Director, SMARTmarketing, co.

Every Door Direct Mail is a local mailing to get your message in front of voters, organize a fundraising campaign or townhall, advertise your business, or a coupon to increase sales and foot traffc, send a community newsletter or promote a local event.

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Work From Home Scams

Wednesday March 9th, 10:00 to 11:00 am

In conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week the United States Postal Inspectors provide a presentation on how to identify and protect yourself from work home scams.

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National PCC Day

Presented by Steel Valley PCC in conjunction with Greater Cleveland PCC and Akron-Canton PCC.

September 22, 2021 8AM - 3PM

Youngstown State University, DeBartolo Stadium Club, 577 Fifth Avenue OH 44502


8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome & Introductions

8:45 am – 9:45 am Programmatic and direct mail how they tie together
Jeffrey Ryznar
Chief Executive Officer
898 Marketing

9:45 am – 10:00 am Break / Visit Vendors

10:00 am – 10:45 am Peak Season Planning – Retail & Delivery
Eric Henry, A/ Area Vice President Central Area
United States Postal Service

10:45 am – 11:45 am Peak Season Planning – Mail Processing
Todd Hawkins, Senior Director Division Lakeshore Processing Operations
United States Postal Service

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Break/Visit Vendors

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm PCC Awards and Recognition

1:30-1:40 Break/Visit Vendors

1:40 pm – 3:00 pm USPS Headquarters Virtual Presentation
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy & USPS Executives

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm Closing Remark & Raffle to win a Signed by Jim Tressel YSU Football Helmet (must be present to win)

Guest Industry Speaker Jeffrey Ryznar

Ryznar is the CEO of 898 Marketing located in Canfield OH. 898 Marketing is a strategic marketing and creative consultancy delivering accountable business development campaigns with a relentless commitment to brand growth and digital innovation.

Registration $50. Vendor table $175 includes 2 attendees, (1) 6 foot table and 1 minute opening remarks.

To register, visit

Past Event - February 11 & 12

Join us on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 NOON for a virtual ZOOM meeting focusing on 2021 Promotions and Incentives Program.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
11:30 AM EST – Noon

The six promotions include Tactile, Sensory and Interactive Promotion, Emerging and Advanced Technology Promotion, Personalized Color Transpromo Promotion, Earned Value Promotion, Informed Delivery Promotion and Mobile Shopping Promotion. These promotions vary between 3 to 6 months, are intended to increase the value of direct mail and retain the volumes of transactional mail, and give participant mailers higher volume growth (according to analyses).

Presentation will be given by Josh Lorion, A/ USPS Sales Executive Sr. (Mailing). Josh is a 25-year Postal Service employee and a member of the Northern Ohio Sales team.

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Building Trust With Voters and the 2020 Political Mail Landscape

July 14, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:00 Noon EST

Virtual Zoom Webinar

Brought to you by The Steel Valley PCC, Greater Cleveland PCC, Akron-Canton PCC, and Northwestern Ohio PCC.

Presented by Don Nichols, USPS National Leasd, Political and Mailing Services

To register, visit this page. A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Donald Nichols is the National Lead for U.S. Postal Service Political and Mailing Services. Donald mobilizes a national team of specialists who consult and support political campaigns, campaign strategists and political alliance mailing partners.

He manages USPS strategic sponsorships with political associations, including the development of leading edge thought leadership. He also coordinates marketing and sales efforts to support the use of all mailing products.

Past Event - Business Mail 101 Webinar

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Guest Speaker - Kathleen Scott, USPS

- Learn how to mail at Commercial Prices
- Demonstration of the free software offered by the USPS
- Learn about the features of the Intelligent Mail Business (IMSB) Tool

To access the meeting, please click on the following link:

Presented by the Steel Valley PCC in conjunction with the Greater Cleveland, Akron/Canton, and Northwest Ohio PCCs

Past Event - Price Increase, Postal Updates, and Roundtable Discussions on Bulk Mail, Direct Mail Marketing, and Presort Mail.

Jan. 23, 2020, 10 am to 12 Noon
Youngstown Main Post Office - 99 S. Walnut St. Youngstown OH 44501

Featured Speakers - Ken Sansavera - Acting Marketing Manager, USPS and Dawn Jerson - Mailing Standard Specialist, USPS

Roundtable Discussions

Presort Mail - Moderated by Anna Pascarella, Printing & Delivery Specialist, YSU
Direct Mail Marketing - Moderated by Michael Ping, Marketing Director, Farm and Dairy

Free to attend - RSVP to Pamela Wood at 330-740-8807 or

Past Event - Holiday Package and Returns Shipping

October 10, 2019, 10 am to 12 Noon
Youngstown Main Post Office - 99 S. Walnut St. Youngstown OH 44501

Featured Speaker - Candy Hardesty

Shipping Solutions Specialist - Started her career with the US Postal Service in 1980. She is currently the Senior Shipping Sales Executive. She continues to focus her expertise on the customer and how USPS products and services can impact their bottom lines, specifically with PARCELS.

Find out about dimensional weight, refunds from software vendors, cubic pricing, new USPS returns, & more!
This is one seminar you won't want to miss!

Free to attend - RSVP to Pamela Wood at 330-740-8807 or

Past Event - Reach New Customers and Drive Revenue with Direct Mail

August 8, 2019, 10:00 AM to 12 Noon

4-Mile Run Christian Church, 701 N. 4 Mile Run Rd, Youngstown, OH 44515

Shared Mail • Direct Mail • Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM)

Free to attend - RSVP to Pamela Wood at 330-740-8807 or

Light refreshements will be provided

Featured Speakers

Jeff Politano is the President of SMARTmarketing, co. which publishes Town Shopper, a co-op direct mail piece with a 40 year history, and provides several other direct mail and marriage mail products.

Mike Ping is the Circulation and Marketing Director for Farm and Dairy, a weekly newspaper published in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia with a paid circulation of over 30,000.

Past Event - April 25th, 10 am to Noon

What if YOU could...

• Save $.003 per piece on your bulk mailing • Receive free address correction • Waive permit fees

Guess what? You can.

Learn how at our FREE seminar April 25th, from 10 am to Noon featuring Richard T. Gebbie, CEO of Midwest Direct, one of he largest mail service providers in Ohio.

Youngstown Main Post Offce Conference Room, 99 S. Walnut St. Youngstown OH 44501-9998

Refreshements will be provided.

Seminar Highlights:

Scorecard Requirements Seamless Acceptance Full Service Barcodes

To reserve your seat: Contact Pamela Wood at 330-740-8807 or

About Richard T. Gebbie

Throughout his career, Rich has held positions of increasing responsibility in sales, production and executive management. He has managed operations with multi-million dollar budgets, in multiple states and is currently CEO of Midwest Direct, one of the largest mailing service providers in Ohio.

A well-respected leader and expert in all things mail related, Rich is the current President of the National Association of Presort Mailers and has been an active member for 30 years. Rich is also a Member of Idealliance, and has been an active member for 15 years. He is a past member of the United Stated Postal Service Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), past co-chair of the Cleveland Postal Customer Council and has been an active member for 35 years.

Highlights from our March 14, 2019 Event at the B&O Station

Non-Profit Mailings for Design & Mail Preparation, EPS replacing CAPS


9:00 am - Registration
9:30 am - Welcome - Tom Kerns, Youngstown Postmaster, Industry Co-Chair
9:40 am - 10:15 am - Non-Profit Presentation, Sarita Montgomery, District BMEU Manager
10:15 am - 10:30 am - Break
10:30 am - 11:15 am - EPS Presentation, Janine Egloff
11:15 am - 12:00 pm - Lunch, George Kolsear Award Presented, Wrap-up

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