Northwest Mountain MSDC recognizes Trio Group as “Partnership of the Year”

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In a statement released by the Northwest Mountain Minority Development Council on June 26, 2020, Trio Group is honored to receive the 2019 “Partnership of the Year” award, along with the University of Washington Consulting and Business Development Center.

We have a long history of partnering with the Northwest Mountain MSDC, providing graphic design, branding and marketing support for their annual events. In 2019 we began to support the Council as they partnered with the City of Seattle’s Technical Assistance Services Program and we are pleased to continue our support.

View the official press release here.

Trio Group Update – Phased Reopening

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Trio Group Update – Phased Reopening

May 11, 2020

The city of Renton, WA, where Trio Group is located, is currently following the shelter-in-place order due to COVID-19 until at least May 31, 2020.  Trio is supporting Gov. Inslee’s directives and we are doing what we can to protect the health and safety of our people and our customers.

Trio Group is considered an essential business, we are continuing to transition from full remote work environment into a phased reopening as we produce essential communications for our local cities and governments in Washington State.

The safety and security of our employees and partners is a top priority, as is being your business partner going forward. Please know we value our relationship. We remain open and committed to serving our customers to the best of our abilities, so please don’t hesitate to contact us at (206) 728-8181.

Stay safe and be well,

Trio Group

Supporting Pierce County with outreach, mailing and print

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“Trio Group Awarded Contract with Pierce County”

 

Trio Group has entered into a contract with Pierce County for Printing and Mailing Services. Trio will provide a full range of printing, mailing, mail preparation, and full-service marketing communications services for the Pierce County General Services Department. 
A few examples of how Trio Group will assist Pierce County include: 

  • Printing and Copying, including digital printing, forms & envelopes, packaging & labels, and promotional products.

  • Design and Creative Services, including graphic design, copywriting, photography, and video production.

  • Mailing Services, including direct mail with inserting, folding, tabbing and labeling with CASS certification.

  • Additional Services, including translation, marketing, and digital media buying.

Our first step will be bringing in new technology tools to allow end-users the ability to proof and place orders electronically and track progress to delivery. The online portal will enhance efficiency and speed the ordering process while allowing end user to store ordering history and manage changes in real time.

We are honored to be chosen to assist Pierce County across a wide range of services. We look forward to lending our expertise to assist the Pierce County General services department better support the range of governmental departments within Pierce County, WA.

Trio pleased to support Northwest Mountain MSDC contract with City of Seattle Technical Assistance Services Program

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Trio is pleased to support the Northwest Mountain MSDC as they begin a partnership with the City of Seattle’s Technical Assistance Services Program. Trio was invited to be a partner in this critical technical services contract, supporting minority business engagement with the City of Seattle. We look forward to providing support for the Council’s work with the City of Seattle and working with Fernando Martinez, President and CEO of the NWMMSDC.

We have a long history of partnering with the Northwest Mountain MSDC, providing graphic design, branding and marketing support for their annual events. Trio is proud to be a certified Minority Business Enterprise through the Council and assisting their efforts to engage minority businesses in our region.

Download the official press release here.

Trio swings its way to third place in support of local Minority Business Enterprise development

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The Trio team (Leon Titus & Erik Haag on left, Dennis Brooks & Jeff Quint on right) stand with Fernando Martinez, CEO of NWMMSDC (center), in support of the NW Mtn Minority Supplier Development Council, raising funds for MBE education scholarships. Trio was awarded third place at the golf scramble.The Trio team (Leon Titus & Erik Haag on left, Dennis Brooks & Jeff Quint on right) stand with Fernando Martinez, CEO of NWMMSDC (center), in support of the NW Mtn Minority Supplier Development Council, raising funds for MBE education scholarships. Trio was awarded third place at the golf scramble.

The Trio team (Leon Titus & Erik Haag on left, Dennis Brooks & Jeff Quint on right) stand with Fernando Martinez, CEO of NWMMSDC (center), in support of the NW Mtn Minority Supplier Development Council, raising funds for MBE education scholarships. Trio was awarded third place at the golf scramble.

Trio Group supports the NWMMSDC 23rd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction

On September 9, Trio Group was proud to support the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (NWMMSDC) at their 23rd annual scholarship fundraiser. This year the fundraiser was held as a golf scramble and silent auction at the Washington National Golf Club. Trio competed in the tournament and won 3rd place.

Overall the Council raised $12,000 to support their MBE scholarship fund to fund educational programs that help minority businesses compete in the corporate marketplace.

Trio is a long time Platinum-level supporter of the Council and we work closely with their staff to advocate in support of all Minority Business Enterprises. This year we designed and printed all supporting materials for the event, including the program, super ticket, and posters. We also helped the Council select and design custom prizes and giveaways like logo t-shirts and awards.

We offer our congratulations to the NWMMSDC with their successful fundraiser and are pleased to continue supporting the Council’s cause.

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Trio attends NWMMSDC Leadership and Advocacy Awards Luncheon

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On March 20th, Trio Group attended the 2019 Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council Leadership and Advocacy Awards Luncheon. Trio congratulates the nominees and award winners for 2018.

Trio designed and printed all marketing materials for the luncheon, including the Council’s 2019 theme logo for “Relevance: Deep Down.”

Here is a link to a Facebook livestream of the event: https://bit.ly/2JxliFq


Trio designed and printed materials for the event, including the program, and the welcome, directional, and sponsors posters.Trio designed and printed materials for the event, including the program, and the welcome, directional, and sponsors posters.

Trio designed and printed materials for the event, including the program, and the welcome, directional, and sponsors posters.

Trio Group keeps a close watch on changes to USPS pricing and regulation

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Trio Group keeps a close watch on postal regulations and changes to the overall USPS system.  It helps us assist our clients to obtain the lowest postal costs by knowing what discounts are available to them and how to apply the many postage types (1st Class vs Standard/Non-Profit) and how each impacts timing of delivery.  We were able to help a government client save tens of thousands of dollars in postage on a 500,000+ mailing by demonstrating how mail will be processed and delivered once we drop into the mail stream – we had a VERY happy client.

Jeff Quint – Principal, Trio Group

Trio Group uses cutting-edge AR tech in cloud-based print and mail applications

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Cloud based print and mail applications give Trio Group the ability to “invite” our client’s creative teams into one-to-one mailing environment processes. We do this by creating specific image and message communications driven by mined data. This motivates the recipient’s behavior by personalizing the communications.

By using cloud-based mailing applications, we can target specific individuals with personalized information tailored to their demographic. Think of the film Minority Report (2002), as the main character walks through a retail environment and is shown real-time personalized advertisements when a computer scans his identity. Now, this is no longer science fiction. Trio Group can integrate and enhance print and mailing campaigns using Augmented Reality (AR).


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Scanning the photo on the Construction Center of Excellence student handbook with a mobile device brings up digital imagery layered over the real-world page.

When users download an AR app onto mobile devices like phones or tablets, the software uses the device’s camera to layer digital images over real-world objects. Trio Group used AR digital interfaces to great advantage when designing student handbooks for the Construction Center of Excellence program at Renton Technical College.

We at Trio Group are excited about using cutting-edge Augmented Reality technology to deliver integrated print, mail, and digital communications.

– Jeff Quint, Principal at Trio Group

Trio participates in Northwest MSDC fundraiser golf tournament

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Trio also designed the print fundraiser programs, and the photography lower third graphics for this year’s event.Trio also designed the print fundraiser programs, and the photography lower third graphics for this year’s event.

Trio also designed the print fundraiser programs, and the photography lower third graphics for this year’s event.

This August 2018, Trio Group participated in the 22nd annual Northwest Mountain MSDC Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction Golf Tournament at Redmond Ridge Golf Club. Trio has participated in the tournament fundraiser for over 10 years and has been a platinum sponsor during this time in support of the minority business community.

According to the council, the fundraiser raised close to $8,000 through the Annual Silent Auction, event sponsorship and contributions. Through the scholarship fund, the Council provides MBE certification, customized training, development series, and MBE sponsorship to participate in regional and national events.

Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council recognizes Trio Group for 8 years of involvement

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Trio Group was recognized in October 2018 for 8 years of dedicated involvement with the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council.

Trio designed the folder and certificate for the council and printed it on the Scodix Utra2 Pro Digital Enhancement Press using a new digital foiling process detailed in the article “Opportunity Knocks: The Power of Print Embellishments” by Joann Whitcher.