Communications Institute

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide business communicators with information on specific topics which they can use to improve their effectiveness.

We recruit subject matter experts to share their knowledge thru informal discussions.

General Information
Our sessions are generally scheduled on Tuesday mornings from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The first half hour allows the presenters and attendees to meet each other. Coffee and pastries are served.

The discussions begin at 8:30 a.m. and end promptly at 9:30 a.m. An optional 15 minute tour of the Grace Printing & Mailing manufacturing facility is available.

There is no charge, but we ask that you RSVP to

Grace Printing & Mailing
8130 N. St. Louis Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076

For More Information
Call Dennis Frantsve


Current Topics

Communication Distribution

Every Door Direct Mail, EDDM
Dennis Frantsve, EDDM Specialist
Greg Gonzales, United States Post Office Business Solutions Specialist

Postal Regulations 101
David Weiner, USPS Mail Piece Design Professional

Print Buying Orientation

How to Select a Printer
Dennis Frantsve, Associate Professor retired

Using Proofs to Insure Quality
David Weiner, former Pressman and Printing Consultant

Print Facility Tour
Leo Douglas, Senior Account Executive

Communication Production

Graphic Design
Tim Lofgren, Senior Design Team Leader

Paper Selection
Dennis Frantsve, Associate Professor retired

Variable Data Printing
Mallik Arjun, Manager, Digital Printing

Environmental Friendly Communications

David Weiner, IEMA Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner

Communicating with Ethnic Groups

Titus Eapen, Managaing Editor of Kerala Express Newspaper

Eastern European
Steven Bonica, Publisher of the Romanian Tribune

Linda Siete, Manager of Sales & Operations for Reflejos, a Spanish Language Newspaper