GLGA News: Sell-Out Crowd Turns Out for the Annual Bowling and Bocce MIXer

February 20, 2020 – A sell-out crowd enjoyed education, networking, food, fun and prizes at GLGA’s fifth annual Bowling and Bocce MIXer, held on February 19, 2020, at Pinstripes in Oak Brook, IL. Our guest speaker was Doug Wyman of Sales Directors, whom we surprised with a special handcrafted printers type plaque in honor of his more than 60 years of service to the printing industry. Then it was on to the games!

Thank you to everyone who attended and to all of our sponsors for making the MIXer so successful!

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From Bill Gibson, GLGA Illinois Director:

From left: Bill Gibson, GLGA Illinois Director; Bob Dourlain, Graphic Innovators; Doug Wyman, Sales Directors; and Derek Gordon, Graphco – RYOBI MHI.

Dedicating your career to helping others in our industry is exactly what Doug Wyman, Sales Directors, did AND continues to do as he talked about his journey (more than 60 years!) in selling, training and how to market PRINT at the annual Illinois GLGA Bowling/Bocce MIXer at Pinstripes in February.

His journey took attendees down memory lane as Doug moved from selling print to training members how to sell commodity to selling solutions in today’s market. Not only did Doug give us a look at how it was done but also that the basics in sales have NOT changed! He continued to emphasize relationships and face-to-face meetings that produce results for the client.

I was moved to invite Doug when we talked about how he seemed to have a “calling” in sales training, which was evident when I took one of his classes, on Lake Street at Printing Industries of Illinois/Indiana. He continues to be active in sales training and showed off his bowling skills after the presentation.

It was certainly an honor to have Derek Gordon of Graphco and Bob Dourlain of Graphic Innovators present Doug with a handmade type montage that was crafted by Jim Madden, retired president of Rider Dickerson and past PII chair.

Congratulations to Doug on your career in PRINT sales!

Many thanks to the sponsors who support and participate in this annual event.