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Upcoming Event:  May 28th -- BioPlastics Presentations & Dinner

Join us for an evening with two BioPlastics experts as they inform us about their technology that covers the latest cutting edge innovations in the field!

Mango Materials will have Molly Morse and Anne Schauer-Giminez sharing their innovative method of transforming methane gas to plastic.

Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center at OSU will share some of their latest developments in BioPlastics.

The event is being held at Brio Tuscan Grill (3993 Easton Station, Columbus, OH)

When: Thursday May 28th 
Drinks & Networking: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Dinner & Presentations: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Cost: $20 members, $30 non-members

IoPP May 28th - BioPlastics


Future Event: SAVE THE DATE!!

Golf Scramble at Foxfire Golf Club -- Friday, August 7th, 2015

Time to put the hard sell on that scratch golfer in your office! Remember that all skill levels will be represented and the important thing is that this is all in good fun and that this event benefits Packaging Scholorships and will help bolster Packaging Industry in our area.
There will be great raffle prizes & freebies that you will get just for playing.
Here is what the day's agenda will look like:
  • 8:30 am -- Registration Begins
    • Register your team at the Registration Table
    • Sign up for the Skins Competition - $20 per team
    • Purchase Team Mulligans J - $10 each
    • Buy 50/50 raffle Tickets - 1 for $5, 3 for $10, 7 for $20
    • Hit some balls on the range and loosen up?
  •  9:15 am -- Announcements
    • Format
    • Rules of Engagement
  • 9:30 am -- Shotgun start
  • 2:30 pm -- Lunch, Awards and Raffle Drawings
Here is how to sign up!
Individual & Group Sign-ups:
2015 - IoPP Golf Scramble
Corporate Sponsorships:
Also, if your company is interested in some inexpensive publicity direct to your target demographic, this is the place to do it. 
  • Sponsor a Tee-box for $120.00 - Name/Logo recognition provided on the hole's tee box.
  • Sponsor the $10,000 Hole-In-One Challenge for $400.00 - Be the sponsor for this exciting event. Name/logo recognition at the Hole-In-One Challenge hole.
  • Be a Flagship Sign Sponsor for $500.00 - Premium signage and noted contributor to the IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund
We also appreciate any raffle prize type items that your Company has to donate to our cause!
Sponsorship - 2015 IoPP Golf Scramble
Again, this event is our Chapter's main fundraiser of the year. To date this event has helped our Chapter raise over $4,500 in scholarships that have supported the IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund. This year we hope to donate at an additional $1,000 towards our running total.

Prior Chapter Events

April 14th, 2015:                        

-- 16-BIT Bar+Arcade hosted our networking event, catered by Melt Bar & Grill, and the vintage arcade competition was a blast. 



March 5th, 2015:                        

-- We toured Accel Inc.'s new 1.4 million square foot park in New Albany, OH. We had a great turnout & a really informative tour.


January 20th, 2015:                        

-- Double Comfort Restaurant welcomed us in and shared their story. Great experience and opportunity to show off IoPP skill sets during this Packaging Challenge event!



October 31st, 2014:                        

-- BioProducts World 2014 Showcase & Conference Highlights Webinar based on the conference held in Columbus earlier in the year.


September 30th, 2014:                        

-- IoPP Trivia Night! We had a great turnout and a really fun time.

August 8th, 2014:                                  

-- IoPP Central Ohio 11th Annual Golf Scramble. Great day for golf!

June 19th, 2014:                                     

-- Phoenix Bat Tour & Networking Event. Very cool local story.


May 16th, 2014:                                   

-- Food Packaging Seminar with MOCON,
The Ohio State University's Department of Food Science and Technology





March 25th, 2014:                               

-- Berlin Packaging sponsors our Blue Jackets vs Redwings Networking Event 

Thank you Berlin for the food and beverages!


February 12th, 2014:                           

-- Anthony Thomas Candy Company Tour & Happy Hour


December 10th, 2013:                         

-- Tour the Brother Drake Meadery and sample their craft mead. 
Member Appreciation Event!


November 6th, 2013:                           

-- Trivia Night

October 18th, 2013:                              

-- G&J Pepsi Plant Tour & Breakfast


A message from the President:

Colleagues of the IoPP Central Ohio:

I am very proud to announce that at last week's IoPP Leadership Conference in Chicago, our Chapter won a 2012 Chapter of Excellence Award! This is the first time since 2008 that our club has been recognized by the National office for Excellence. I want to thank all of you that have been actively involved in the meetings and tours of 2012. I'd also like to ask those who have not been actively participating to get back involved with our Chapter. We truly try to cater our content to help you as an individual network and grow professionally.

Our Board of Directors is excited about our upcoming Fall 2013 schedule that we recently have been working on finalizing. September will kick off the fun with an IoPP Trivia Night (details to follow). I'm sure that this will be a fun experience with prizes and big brain bragging rights on the line.

We are also looking at finalizing other great meetings and tours which will be announced once they are finalized.

One key takeaway from last week's Leadership Conference that I heard over and over from multiple people, is that people get much more out of IoPP than the efforts that they put in.

If you are looking for a value-add activity in your life, I encourage you to get out and get more involved with our club. I'm looking for dedicated people to help bolster our Board of Directors and help guide out Chapter into the future. If you are interested in becoming more involved, let me know! Shoot me a note at doug.compton@scotts.com.

Doug Compton, CPP
President - IoPP Central Ohio Chapter





























Chapter Officers:

President:  Doug Compton CPP, Owens Corning, 614.286.1594 dougcompton@gmail.com 

Regional Vice President:  Joe Briski, Accutech Films, 624.326.3611 joe.briski@accutechfilms.com

National Director: Chris Ritz, Planet R Creative Services LLC, 614.486.0121 chrisritz@planetr.net

Treasurer: Heidi Menard , The Scotts Company,  937.578.5390 heidi.menard@scotts.com

Secretary:  Jeff Weakley, 614.296.0496  weakleyjeff929@gmail.com

Communications Coordinator:  Thomas Moore, 937.536.4933 tom.moore@scotts.com

Program Coordinators:  

Beth Prissel, The Scotts Company, 937.578.5175 beth.prissel@scotts.com 

Chris Ragusa, Unipac, Inc., 614.940.9291, cragusa@unipacinc.com




Volunteer to serve the Central Ohio chapter in some capacity!  Contact us by sending an e-mail to info_coc_iopp@yahoo.com.