68th Annual Franklin Event

COVID-19 can’t keep printers apart forever, and on November 17 in New York City, it didn’t – thanks to the return of one of the industry’s most festive and prestigious occasions.  Read on for details on the 68th Annual Franklin Event, held November 17th in NYC. 

A Time-Honored Tradition Is Restored with the Return of the Franklin Event

By Patrick Henry

Picture the scene: a crowded but convivial cocktail reception. An elegant, jazz-accompanied sit-down dinner in a posh private club. Honors proudly paid and sincerely accepted. Networking in an intimate after-party at the bar to top it all off.

Affairs mixing business and pleasure like this used to be something to look forward to in the printing industry until COVID-19 cut them short. But, the tradition came back to life on November 17 with the return of the Print Drives America Foundation Franklin Event, a live, in-person celebration of industry service, leadership, solidarity, and the enduring power of the medium that continues to inspire them.

Hosted by the Print Drives America Foundation and Print & Graphic Communications Association, the 68th edition of the Franklin Event drew 180 people – all showing proof of vaccination – to the 101 Club in midtown Manhattan. The centerpiece of the evening was the presentation of the Franklin Award for Distinguished Service to Thomas J. Quinlan III, the 2020 honoree; and Michael Duggal, selected to receive it in 2021.  Click here to read the rest of the article. 

Proceeds from the event support the Print Drives America Foundation. All Sponsorship Tables are considered donations and are tax deductible.

Click here to view and download photos from the Franklin Event.  A slideshow appears below.  See you next year!



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