Setting An Audacious Goal – 250,000 Photos Saved!

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By Ann Matuszak

Goals. We all have them, personal and professional. Goals. We set them frequently, achieve them more sporadically. If you have truly set a goal, then you don’t quit until you achieve it and if necessary you bring in the support you need to make it happen.

Pixologie is known for setting big goals, in fact, we call them Audacious Goals. On the cusp of Save Your Photos Day, Pixologie and Friends is inviting everyone in the Photo Organization, Family Story Telling and Photography world to join us on achieving a truly Audacious Goal. In the next 10 days, we want to save, preserve and protect 250,000 photos by scanning and digitizing them.

As reported by Gary Pageau in PMA, a recent study by Kodak Alaris found that fully one-third of British smartphone users have lost photos and that 46% of them are worried about accessing their photos in the future. As members of the Association of Photo Organizers (APPO) and one of the founding members of the Save Your Photos Alliance, we are committed to offering solutions for these realistic fears. We all know that photos matter. Photos connect, inspire, enrich and celebrate lives.

With the power of our Kodak Alaris Picture Saver Scanner PS50 and PS80, we are ready to get to work. Well, to be honest, we have already done 20,000+ but we are just getting started!

We are thrilled to have Pixcel, PixologieCarolinas, PixologieTeam and E-Z Photo Scan already committed to sharing their numbers. Want to be part of an Audacious Goal? Join in by scanning a photo, back it up in two places, save it to offsite storage like Reflectera or Forever and then get on board by sharing your scanning numbers using #Audacious Goals in your social media posts or emailing me –!

We will collect numbers thru October 4th and post the total on October 5th. Scan a photo; save a story. Scan 1,000 photos; save a family history. Every single one matters. Ready to blow the lid off an Audacious Goal? Let’s start scanning!

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It’s Time to Save Your Photos This Saturday!

Check Out Your Local Partners in Preserving Your Memories!

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On Saturday, September 26, 2015, we are thrilled to be hosting our second annual Save Your Photos Day event with Rely Local. Come to our Open House . . . 

  • Hear about the importance of saving your memories for future generations
  • Visit different stations to see how Pixologie saves old photos and media
  • Learn more about how to organize and save your photos
  • Check out Rely Local who will be there also with a very fun guest!
  • Get 50 FREE photos scanned – bring in your photos (8×10 or smaller, flat and no copyrighted portraits) for free scanning.

RSVP on Facebook, by calling 414-731-1881 or email us at

Working with a local photo organizer provides much reassurance to families who want to digitize their pictures so they can share the memories with other members in their families. We handle your treasured photos and materials with care and expertise, most of the work is completed right in our studio, so you know your memories are safe. With a  local option  available, there is no reason to be overwhelmed by a photos mess!

Research suggests that the sheer volume and lack of organization of digital photos for personal memories discourages many people from accessing and reminiscing about them. (Linda Henkel, Psychological Scientist)

Rely Local is helping us to spread the word – they know that supporting local businesses helps stimulate our area’s economy especially in their focus area of city of Oak Creek and counties of Racine and Kenosha, Wisconsin – and creates a stable and vibrant community. We are grateful for their help in promoting our event.

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Not in Southeastern Wisconsin? There may be a Save Your Photos Day event near you. Click here to learn more about the Save Your Photos Alliance and other locations of SYPD events.

Want to know about our other Pixologie Locations? Click here.

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It’s Our Very First Press Conference – September 7

Your Help Is Needed in Spreading the Word to Find Allis-Chalmers Friends and Former Employees!  Know someone in the media? Share this press release below!

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Pixologie is helping the Charles Allis Art Museum save photos and stories of the Allis Family and their impact in Milwaukee. We are holding a press conference to help spread the word!

Milwaukee’s history was greatly impacted by the Charles Allis family in the 1900s through the 1980s. Many of the people who worked at Allis Chalmers or who visited the Charles Allis Art Museum have photos and stories from those years and the Charles Allis Art Museum wants to preserve those stories at our special event “Through the Years With Charles Allis” on September 12.

Press Conference Date: Monday, September 7, 10 am

Where: Charles Allis Art Museum – 1801 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Who Will Be There

  • John Sterr, Executive Director, Charles Allis Art Museum
  • Carol Lemanczyk, Daughter of Two Allis-Chalmer retirees (see photo) with her parent’s story
  • Mollie Bartelt and Ann Matuszak – Photo organization and archiving experts, Pixologie

What: Charles Allis Art Museum is Hosting “Through the Years” on September 12 to save the photos of both the art museum and Allis Chalmers Company. Attendees are to bring their own personal photos they may have of the art museum and the company. These photos will be scanned and returned while the digital copy will be put into a historical archive so that future generations may know the impact the Allis family has had in Milwaukee.

Why: September is the month of “International Save Your Photos Day” and local business Pixologie has partnered with Charles Allis Museum to highlight the importance of photos in celebrating the history of our community as well as the importance of preserving photos now, before elements and time erase those stories forever.

Click here for more details about Through the Years With Charles Allis Event!


Contact: Mollie Bartelt

cell phone: 414-899-4221