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Chicago Best Event 2011 Submission

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  • 1. AIIM Chicago World Paper Free Day Submission for Best Event
  • 2. AIIM Chicago World Paper Free Day Page 
      • 10) Planning
        • Months of planning and organizing were necesssary for this event, we created a brochure that got mailed to our Professional members and was distributed at our September event as well as at the AIIM Roadshow, copy available upon request
        • We needed to add an entire new committee to help get the word out which they did by a phone calling campaign
    Top 10 Reasons Why Chicago’s Event was the best of the year!
  • 3. AIIM Chicago World Paper Free Day
    • 9) Collaborated with local government agencies
          • City of Chicago Center for Green Technology
          • Mayors Office of Special Events
          • DuPage County - Economic Dev. & Planning - Environmental Projects Specialists
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  • 4. AIIM Chicago World Paper Free Day
    • 8) Held a Contest
            • Held a contest for local companies who could document how they saved financially by using “Green Technology”
            • Winner was announced on October 28 th at our Workshop
            • AMA was awarded a new Fujitsu fi-6140 scanner and a free copy of Kofax Express for their submission – copies available on request
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  • 5. AIIM Chicago World Paper Free Day
    • 7) Workshop
          • Held a day long workshop on the benefits of using Scanning vs. Printing
          • Demonstrations included how to easily scan using Acrobat, which surprisingly most people at the workshop did not know how to do.
          • Kofax demonstrated Business Process improvements with the use of Kofax Express
          • Interactive discussion with all who attended as well as with the vendors
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  • 6. AIIM Chicago World Paper Free Day
    • 6) Shred Fest
          • With Iron Mountain offered FREE Shredding at 2 locations
          • City of Chicago’s Center for Green Technology http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/doe/provdrs/ccgt.html
          • DuPage County Fairgrounds
          • Over 50 companies took advantage
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  • 7. AIIM Chicago World Paper Free Day
    • 5) Hired a PR Firm
          • We interviewed several firms and hired the one who had the best record with B to B this firm had previously created the Click it or Ticket campaign for the State of Illinois
          • A web campaign was started and we were published in the following:
            • Yahoo Finance, Financial Content, News Blaze, Earth Times, San Francisco Chronicle
            • As well as the DuPage Business Ledger Newspaper
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  • 8. AIIM Chicago World Paper Free Day
    • 4) Promoted Turning off printers for a day
            • Worked with several large organizations to STOP PRINTING for a day with internal campaigns
            • EX Flyers around the office “GO GREEN – USE YOUR SCREEEN”
            • “ THINK BEFORE YOU INK”
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  • 9. AIIM Chicago World Paper Free Day
    • 3) Vendor Participation
            • Iron Mountain – donated 2 trucks with crews for an entire day in two locations
            • Fujitsu spent the entire day at our workshop demonstrating and interacting with the audience and gave away a scanner valued at $1,995
            • Kofax spent the entire day at our workshop demonstrating and interacting with the audience and away a copy of Kofax Express valued at $1,595
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  • 10. AIIM Chicago World Paper Free Day
    • 2) Created Awareness of Green Technology
        • Each of us uses approximately one 100 foot tall Douglas Fir tree in paper and wood products per year.
        • One ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill spaces, 2 barrels of oil, and 4,100 kilowatt hours of electricity.
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  • 11. AIIM Chicago World Paper Free Day
    • The number ONE Reason this event should be the “EVENT of the YEAR”
          • We gained members, volunteers and created the stepping stone for an ANNUAL EVENT
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