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March 2015

Sweet Treat Day

On Thursday Feb 12th the Activities Committee treated
Ad Press employees to Sweet Treat Day.


Hoppy Irish

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
~Author Unknown


Oh the busy month of March,
Day Light’s savings time begins on March 8th. Be sure to turn your clocks forward.
St Patrick’s Day is March 17th.
St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -
a day to begin transforming winter's dreams
into summer's magic.
  ~Adrienne Cook

Spring Begins March 20th.
Palm Sunday is March 29th.


February 2015

Roses are Red


Valentine Frog Don’t forget –
Valentine’s Day is
February 14th.


Too often we under estimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,
a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
~Leo Buscaglia


Annual Chili potluck

Ad Press had its Chili potluck on Wednesday January 28th. We had several varieties from Spicy Hot to Mild, White Chicken and Shredded beef, all of which were delicious! There was quite a variety of desserts, salads and condiments to add to the feast.

Chili Potluck




January 2015

Success, Work, Best Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes
a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
~Vince Lombardi


After 33 years of service at Ad Press, on December 31st we bid Farewell, Good Luck, and Happy Retirement to Fred Mills!

After graduating high school in 1973, Fred worked as a plant manager for Prefinish Lumber Comany for a year, then for Wick Homes as a Lead Man for four years. Then in 1981 Fred found his place at Ad Press. When he first started with Ad Press, he ran the Multi’s, Collators, worked in the Bindery Dept, and was a delivery driver for seven years. Later, Fred became the Shipping/Receiving Manager until his retirement.

Fred has been married to Diane for 40 years and together they have three children, Shyanne, Suzanne and Dustin, four grandchildren, Kane, Casey, Carolanne and Jackson and three dogs, Tater, Teddy and Betsy.

Fred plans to do small engine work in his shop, community service and play more music as a fill-in musician for local bands.

Best of luck to you Fred! Enjoy your retirement!

Silent Auction Results

Thank you!  to everyone who participated in this year’s event. Whether you donated
an item or bid on one. Even if you didn’t win the item, your bid helped us raise the funds
for these wonderful charities. All proceeds were donated to:

Toys for Tots,
Lodi Santa Project,
Mt. Horeb Optimist Club,
Belleville Senior Center,
Middleton Outreach Ministries,
DeForest Area Needs Network (DANN),
Blakenheim Cancer Benefit (R & L Driver), and
Matt Heindl Fire Benefit (Hazelnut Café owner, Blue Mounds).

We raised $1,572.00

American Heart Association logo

Advertisers Press had several employees recertified in November to be First Responders. The employees were trained
by our very own, Jeri Mundon,
and are now certified in First Aid,
as well as CPR/AED.
The certification is valid until November 2016.
Thank you to all of our first responders for taking the time to be certified.


December 2014

Once again Ad Press is decked out for the Holidays. We have our beautiful Christmas Village set up for everyone to enjoy. What a beautiful site!





































Ad Press will be closed on Thursday, December 25th in observance of Christmas Day and
Thursday, January 1st in observance of New Year's Day.



Making a list checking it twice ...














Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred,
and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit,
become a child again at Christmas-time.
~Laura Ingalls Wilder


November 2014

November………… a season for giving thanks.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest
appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John F. Kennedy

In observance of Thanksgiving, Ad Press will be closed on Thursday, November 27th.


Bea Hoppy is ready for the season













Our annual Halloween event held on October 30th was a success. Ad Press employees dressed up to greet our trick-or-treaters.



October 2014

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.

~Author Unknown


We are entering a very busy time of the year. Fall has arrived and Ad Press is getting ready for the holidays.  The Halloween village is up and looking very “Spooktacular”.  A must see for everyone!


Our greeter, “Bee Hoppy” is dressed up and ready for our “Trick - or -Treaters”.  Ad Press will host its annual “Trick-or -Treat” day on Thursday, October 30th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This activity is open to children and grandchildren of Ad Press employees.










July 2014

Bee Hoppy is ready for Flag Day and the 4th of July celebration.










May 2014

Jay Chrisler - Congratulations on 25 Years      

On May 22nd Jay Chrisler will celebrate his 25th anniversary working for Ad Press. Jay started working at Ad Press a week after graduating from UW-Whitewater with a degree in Marketing. “Jon had let me know that Ad Press was going to be growing with acquiring the Loanliner account. I met with Bill and knew that I wanted to be a part of the Ad Press Family.” At that time, there were only 35 employees. His first project (along with Kurt Bollig) was to help double-check Loanliner inventory counts that came in from the previous printer and enter all of the data into the system. From there he settled into sales, which he is still doing. “I really like being able to show clients how Ad Press can help them not only with their printing, but also with the other services we offer. We have such a wide range of capabilities and such outstanding customer service that makes us a valuable asset to them.”
Jay is married to Stacy and has three great kids; Emily, who is in college at UW-La Crosse, Logan, who is a Junior at Sauk Prairie High School and Parker, who is in 8th grade. Logan is gearing up for his third mission trip to Mississippi this summer to build a house. Emily made two trips in the past and Parker is looking forward to going next year. Jay’s hobbies include doing things with his family and chasing his kids around to their sporting events.
Next time you see Jay stop and say “Hi”!


April 2014

Happy Easter from our Resident Frog.










March 2014

Greg Taylor - Happy Retirement      

"I was born in Madison Wisconsin and grew up in the Marquette Neighborhood. I attended East High School and I met my wife, Deb, through her sister and my cousin. Deb and I have two daughters, Meghan, 30 and Melissa, 26. My first job was as a bus boy for Josie’s Restaurant on Regent Street. Josie was my Grandmother. My next job was imprinting at Impressions, Inc., and then Guild Printing. I moved on to CUNA & Affiliates and then to CUNA Mutual before coming here to Ad Press in 2006. In all, I’ve spent 43 years in the printing business. After retiring, Deb and I plan to do some traveling to National Parks in Colorado and Utah and I plan to do some gardening. We will continue to enjoy attending UW Women’s Hockey and Basketball games as we have for the past 10 years. Go Badgers!”




























Bee Hoppy - Decked out for St. Patty's day










On Sunday March 16th some of us from Ad Press participated in the Shamrock Shuffle that took place on State Street in Madison. We might have been a little crazy considering the temperature was 14 with a wind chill of zero. All the money raised from the Shamrock Shuffle goes to the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County.

Pictured: Kneeling: Beckie Haugen, Lisa Ballweg, Diane Meyer Standing: Dawn Courtier, Sue (Judy’s Friend), KC Lamberty, Caroline (Judy’s Friend), Judy Kasten


February 2014

Our Resident frog is looking particularly dapper these days. Don't forget to stop by and check out his Valentine's Day attire!







January 2014

In January, Dan Dettman joined the Ad Press sales team. Dan has been in the printing industry for five years and has six years of sales experience. He graduated from UW – La Crosse in 2008 with a double major in Spanish and Sport Management. In his free time Dan enjoys fishing, jogging, cooking, and watching movies. Dan has been catching on fast and is excited about being part of the Advertisers Press family!




Our annual Chili Day was again enjoyed by all who participated. The taste and aroma of several different tasty recipes of chili and fixings could be found in the break room. Many positive reviews could be heard and lots of great chili and other dishes were enjoyed by all.




December 2013

Our annual silent auction raised $1,500 for the American Cancer Society. Through your generous support, we helped fund free rides for cancer patients and their caregivers, offer a 24-hour hot line to answer questions, and fund research to find new breakthrough treatments. Thanks to everyone who donated or bid on an item.




October 2013

Guidelines for Safe Lifting      

Provided by Sentry Insurance

1. Stay in Good Shape - Well-conditioned muscles, especially abdominals, help support your back when you lift.

2. Avoid Twisting; Move Gradually - Twisting, jerking and rapid motions increase muscle stress - lift slowly and smoothly.

3. Plan Your Route - Choose a path clear of hazards to avoid tripping, slipping, and pinching your hands.

4. Keep Surroundings Safe - Remove finished goods and scrap to provide sufficient space for lifting. Keep the floor clean and make sure it provides good traction.

5. Use a Stable Method of Reaching Higher Shelves - Rolling ladders and lift trucks can help prevent unsafe positions and streches.

6. Lift Comfortably - You can lift with or without a straight back - the key is to keep the load's center of gravity close to your body, balance the weight between both arms and bend your knees.

7. Get Help - Lift only what you can handle. Get help if you need it, or use mechanical aids made to handle heavy loads.

8. Make Logical Storage Arrangements - Place frequently handled items at waist level, and keep heavier items on pallets at floor level.

9. Take a Break - Repetitive lifting can cause muscle fatigue and injury.



August 2013

New Employees      

Dan Yanta, John Short, and Justin Prochaska have recently joined our Ad Press Family.

Fun at the Mallards Game      

Ad Press Mallards Game

On Friday, August 2nd, a group of about 43 Ad Press employees, family members, and friends attended the 6th Annual Madison Mallards Baseball Game. The weather was great and a good time was had by all.

Ad Press Mallards Game









June 2013

On Monday night, June 24th 18 employees, friends, and spouses spent the evening on the Betty Lou Cruise touring Lake Monona. The weather was overcast and it sprinkled during the cruise for a few minutes, but overall it was a perfect night and the sun even came out during the last few minutes of the cruise. While touring Lake Monona, we enjoyed many beautiful lake view sights as well as chips, salsa, and a build your own fajita buffet. Laughter, adult beverages, and fun times were had by all! See pictures below. We hope to plan another cruise for next year since it was such a success this year. Tom and Barb Bollig celebrated their 24th Wedding Anniversary on the cruise that night.












May 2013

Thanks to the Sales, CSR's and Estimating Departments, the company enjoyed a delicious lunch of brats, beans, chips, and lots of sweet treats on Thursday, May 23rd.

Thank you to all involved in planning, grilling, baking, or financing this delicious event.