Waikato Inc - October 29

Honours for print firm

Hamilton-based printing company Admark Visual Imaging has been given three awards at the Specialist Graphic Imaging Association's Golden Image awards in Las Vegas.

Admark collected a gold and a bronze award, and received an honourable mention at the awards, which showcase international leaders in the imaging industry.

The only gold medal in the Retail/Point of Purchase/Exhibits category was given to Admark for Waka NZ Maori - a large-format digital print used as part of a display showcasing Maori rugby history at Princess Wharf in Auckland during the Rugby World Cup last year.

Admark also won an honourable mention for "Burger King New Kings Collection", which is a digitally printed backlit graphic currently used on Burger King menu boards throughout New Zealand.

The bronze award was for Streets Ice Cream in the Retail/Point of Purchase/Exhibits category, a screen print used in the country's BP service stations.

Workshops for farmers

Farmers are invited to two free presentations on farming successfully with the lower dairy payout forecast.

Waikato accountants CooperAitken are running the talks on November 7 in Morrinsville and November 8 in Matamata, from 11am to 12.30pm.

Information will include the bigger picture from ASB, how to manage budgets and cashflow plans, controlling expenses, understanding credit scoring and how it affects the biggest on-farm expense - interest costs - and ideas to increase income.

Showing new technologies

Cambridge accounting firm Fisher Heaslip is holding a business development event showcasing new technologies to help local businesses go for gold.

Motivational speakers, including 2012 double scull Olympic gold medallist Nathan Cohen, will also share their wisdom on how to achieve success.

The event will be at The Narrows Landing on Thursday and all profits will go to the Dream Chaser Foundation.

For more information or to register for the event, email eve@fisherheaslip.co.nz.

Tradies in the spotlight

Local tradies are to be honoured at the Gallagher Rotary Industry awards, which recognise excellence in construction, light engineering, heavy engineering, plumbing, plastics manufacturing and personnel management.

Each category winner gets $1000 of tools, and C F Reese Plumbing, which started the awards in 2004, provides its own award, with the winner set up with an apprenticeship. Other businesses, such as Foster Construction and Stafford Engineering, also give out their own awards.

The event, organised by the Frankton Rotary Club, is set for Tuesday, November 13, at the Wintec Atrium. Otorohanga mayor and trade supporter Dale Williams will be the guest speaker.

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