Welcome to Graphic Media Alliance
Welcome to Graphic Media Alliance (GMA)! GMA is a community of over 250 leading graphic communications companies throughout Ohio, Michigan and northern Kentucky.
It is our goal to provide programs, offer services and promote an environment that assists you to improve your company’s profitability and adapt to the future. To that end, we have the combination of a terrific staff, excellent programs and the backing of over fifteen affiliated associations across the country including multiple graphic industry groups. We also offer many excellent programs and cost-saving plans to help support your business. GMA is proud to work with many of the most highly regarded technical and management associations in the industry.
Thank you for your membership and continued support of Graphic Media Alliance.
Print Excellence Awards - Call for Entries
The 2023 PEA competition will conclude on November 30, 2022. We're happy to accept entries and will even pick them up for you. Just let us know that you have entries ready, and we'll take care of the rest.
2022 ENCORE Leadership Conference
Monday, October 3, 2022
Our 2022 ENCORE Leadership Conference was a great success! Thank you again to all of our sponsors, partners, speakers, staff and of course, all of the participants who attended this year.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
2022 Golf Tournament
It was a cloudy and chilly day on Tuesday, October 4, when our golf foursomes teed off at our 17th Annual Sterling Distribution Golf Tournament. The teams played a challenging 18 holes of golf, then enjoyed lunch and awards. Awards were presented to the top three teams and the proximity challenge winners. It was a fantastic day of golf and catching up with industry friends.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
GMA’s first ever FOREtheWIN Workforce Development Challenge was a huge success! We had 20 students from 10 different schools across Michigan in attendance. These schools included: Brighton High School, Ferris State University, Jackson Area Career Center, Michigan State University, Oakland Schools Technical Campus-NW, Oakland Schools Technical Campus -SE, Oakland Schools Technical Campus -SW, Saline High School, Walled Lake Northern High School and Western Michigan University.
The students were all eager to meet current print professionals and they had great conversations about the industry. It was great to see their faces light up as they talked about future opportunities and what they have learned so far in their programs.
We had six member companies send representatives to connect with the students. These member companies were: ArborOakland Group, Handy Bindery, McNaughton & Gunn, Print Bind Ship (formerly Mel Printing), ULitho and Wolverine Solutions Group.
It was wonderful to have a variety of companies who offer different services within the print industry. This gave students an opportunity to see the different facets of the industry and learn about different opportunities. All of our representatives were excited to have meaningful conversations about their companies, what they do and what they are looking for in future employees.
Several companies brought in samples of what they produce, and the students were thrilled to have a chance to touch and engage with the various products in real-time.
Joe Carte with Specialty Print Communications, who was an event sponsor, welcomed the students to the event and told them about his history in the industry and what opportunities await them.
Congratulations to the winning group, the students!
Thank you again to all of our sponsors! This event could not have been successful without your continued support of GMA and the future of the industry!
Networking, education, insurance and buying programs are all common reasons for joining an industry’s association, but like any business decision, becoming a member of Graphic Media Alliance should be evaluated based on each company’s assessment of its potential Return On Investment (ROI) for its dues dollar. Of course, every membership needs to take into consideration intangible beneﬁts including networking opportunities, fellowship with other graphic communications ﬁrms and having a trusted conﬁdant at the Association’s oﬃce to discuss business issues.
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