Monday, November 5, 2012


Greetings and best wishes to all of you who were, and are, caught up in the storm. If you don’t know where we are located, we are in Long Island City, two miles from Manhattan.

I can’t remember the last time Spiel Associates closed for the day but we did so last Monday. The next day we were back at work, without phone service but with internet. We were all using our mobile phones and the internet to communicate. Ten years ago this would have been even more of a disaster. On Wednesday we could make outgoing calls and on Thursday we had full phone and internet.

Many of our customers were not so lucky. Those in New Jersey and in Lower Manhattan got hit pretty hard and at the time of this writing, many are still without electricity. They have our sympathy. The printing industry has been hit pretty hard lately and this is the last thing we needed.

Our open house, scheduled for November 7th and 8th is still on, and has been extended to November 15th for all of you who want to come, but can’t get away just yet.  So New York and New Jersey, let’s show the rest of the country how we can bounce back.