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10/13/2021

NAM Healthcare Open Enrollment

Open enrollment season is about to hit its peak. Is your company prepared with the best plan options for your employees? Explore NAM Health Care, an AHP specifically designed for manufacturers with less than 100 employees.


10/13/2021

2022 Print Excellence Awards

The 2022 Print Excellence Awards (PEA) contest is open! The submission deadline is set for November 24, 2021. We encourage you to begin the submission process.


10/13/2021

Regional Annual Council Meeting

The Regional Annual Council meetings will be combined for 2021 and are open to all Graphic Media Alliance members and guests. Industry expert Gary Jones will be back this year to discuss ozone non-attainment updates, EPA de-regulatory efforts, OSHA updates and more!


09/28/2021

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09/28/2021

USPS Slowdown Starts in October

The United States Postal Service has been plagued with sluggish service and late delivery. So why is it planning to slow down some first-class mail next month?


09/28/2021

Regional Annual Council Meeting

The Regional Annual Council meetings will be combined for 2021 and are open to all Graphic Media Alliance members and guests. Industry expert Gary Jones will be back this year to discuss ozone non-attainment updates, EPA de-regulatory efforts, OSHA updates and more!


09/21/2021

KOREnergy Announces Electric Reduction Test

Association partner, KOREnergy, would like to remind members that there will be a one-hour electric reduction test taking place for Ohio customers on Wednesday, September 29, from 4:00-5:00 pm.


09/21/2021

Regional Annual Council Meeting

The Regional Annual Council meetings will be combined for 2021 and are open to all Graphic Media Alliance members and guests. Industry expert Gary Jones will be back this year to discuss ozone non-attainment updates, EPA de-regulatory efforts, OSHA updates and more!


09/21/2021

New Member Program Coming Soon: Good2Go

GMA is excited to announce our newest member program, Good2Go! The vision for Good2Go is simple — deliver a scalable, instantly accessible workflow solution for small to medium-sized printers.


09/16/2021

KOREnergy Announces Electric Reduction Test

Association partner, KOREnergy, would like to remind members that there will be a one-hour electric reduction test taking place for Ohio customers on Wednesday, September 29, from 4:00-5:00 pm.


09/15/2021

Regional Annual Council Meeting

The Regional Annual Council meetings will be combined for 2021 and are open to all Graphic Media Alliance members and guests. Industry expert Gary Jones will be back this year to discuss ozone non-attainment updates, EPA de-regulatory efforts, OSHA updates and more!


09/15/2021

2021 Leadership Conference and Golf Tournament Recap

Our 2021 Leadership Conference and Golf Tournament concluded with great success! The Association hosted industry experts, offered great networking events and recognized the best printing in Ohio, Michigan and Northern Kentucky. As always, we would like to say a huge thank you to our event sponsors and those participating in the events this year.


09/08/2021

6 Options for Employers Wanting to Improve Vaccination Rates

With the Delta-variant-fueled surge of COVID-19 cases, employers have a renewed interest in seeing the vaccination rate of their workforces climb. Yet many employers report frustration at a hesitant bloc of workers who have not yet received any vaccine doses. What can you do if you are still striving to increase vaccination rates among employees?


09/08/2021

2021 Golf Tournament

There is still time to register for the 2021 Golf Tournament on September 14 held at Delaware Golf Club!


09/08/2021

Register Now for the 2021 Leadership Conference!

Can you believe it?! Our 2021 REGEN Leadership Conference starts this Sunday, September 12! Have you registered to attend the educational sessions, casino night and Grand Ceremony? If not, we encourage you to not delay and sign up today! We have even included a virtual option for those unable to travel.


09/01/2021

2021 Golf Tournament

There is still time to register for the 2021 Golf Tournament on September 14 held at Delaware Golf Club!


08/31/2021

PRINTING United Expo 2021 Cancelled

Due to a growing uncertainty and spike in cases resulting from the COVID-19 Delta variant, and its depressing effect on registration and exhibitor participation, the PRINTING United Expo 2021 has been cancelled.


08/31/2021

Register Now for the 2021 Leadership Conference!

Our 2021 REGEN Leadership Conference is less than 2 weeks away! Have you registered to attend the educational sessions, casino night and Grand Ceremony? If not, we encourage you to not delay and sign up today! We have even included a virtual option for those unable to travel.


08/03/2021

CDC Reverses Course on Face Masks

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the agency now recommends that people in areas with “substantial” and “high” COVID-19 transmission should wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. This announcement reverses the CDC’s May 13 guidance that vaccinated people do not have to wear masks in non-healthcare settings.


08/03/2021

Mark Potter to Present at 2021 Leadership Conference

We are back to in-person events for our 2021 Leadership Conference September 12-13! We look forward to Mark Potter returning to our conference for the second year in a row. He will present Your Marketing Ecology which will discuss how to develop a community.


08/03/2021

2021 Wage + Benefits Survey

The Wage + Benefits Survey is now live and will close August 13 with the report being published in October! Use the Wage + Benefits report to recruit and retain an essential workforce!


08/03/2021

Import Updates from the BWC

Sedgwick has provided updates from the BWC. This article will highlight the approaching True-Up report and payment, this year's Group Rating Safety Accountability letter and other important updates.


07/20/2021

A Roadmap to Attracting Next-Generation Talent

GMA has partnered with Printing Industry Midwest to bring you this webinar on how to tackle the workforce challenge of attracting young talent to our industry. This webinar is free for members.


07/20/2021

2021 Wage + Benefits Survey

The Wage + Benefits Survey is now live and will close in August with the report being published in October! Use the Wage + Benefits report to recruit and retain an essential workforce!


07/20/2021

Bill Farquharson to Present at 2021 Leadership Conference

We are back to in-person events for our 2021 Leadership Conference September 12-13! We look forward to having Bill Farquharson present two sessions during the conference, one on Sunday and one on Monday.


06/15/2021

Is Your Facility Protected From Potential Theft?

Predicting when a theft will occur is difficult – if not impossible. Consider the habits and situations that might make you an easier target, and what steps you may need to take to enhance the security of your business.


06/15/2021

The 25 Best Print Sales Tips Ever!

Bill Farquharson has added a new, live event to the Sales Vault. Activate your one month free trial today, and be registered for The 25 Best Print Sales Tips Ever for free! Join us on June 30.


06/15/2021

Employee Retention Credits Webinar

Join GMA and Fisher Phillips as we present a webinar on Employee Retention Credits on July 20, 2021.


06/15/2021

OSHA Provides New COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued updated Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace. Generally, OSHA aimed its guidance at “unvaccinated or otherwise at-risk” employees to help employers identify COVID-19 exposure risks and to prevent exposure and infection. Here are the 10 key takeaways to ensure your workplace takes appropriate measures.


06/09/2021

Postal Rate Increase

In case you missed it, the U.S. Postal Service recently announced plans to raise postage rates. If approved, the new prices will go into effect August 29, 2021.


06/01/2021

HR ListServ

As we continue to work with our national affiliate group to create improved programs to replace those previously offered through PRINTING United, we are proud to announce our new HR ListServ. 


06/01/2021

Back to Normal... or Not?

More and more people are getting vaccinated, and more places are opening up – is this the light at the end of the tunnel? Organizations everywhere are trying to balance the risks of the pandemic with the perceived ability to return to “normal.”


06/01/2021

Michigan Golf and PEA Awards June 7

Join us for a golf tournament and awards presentation on June 7, 2021. We look forward to seeing everyone in person to enjoy a great round of golf and networking followed by celebrating our Michigan Region Print Excellence Award winners.


05/25/2021

Michigan Golf and PEA Awards - June 7

Join us for a golf tournament and awards presentation on June 7, 2021. We look forward to seeing everyone in person to enjoy a great round of golf and networking followed by celebrating our Michigan Region Print Excellence Award winners.


05/25/2021

thINK Webinar - Transaction Print: Process Right, Future Bright

Graphic Media Alliance has partnered with thINK and Canon Solutions America to bring a webinar series to our members. The June 1 webinar will cover sources of waste and how printing companies have benefited from LEAN and other methods.


05/19/2021

Northern Region Ben's Bash - May 27

Ben's Bash in the Northern Region is fast approaching. Register today!


05/19/2021

thINK Webinar - Transaction Print: Process Right, Future Bright

Graphic Media Alliance has partnered with thINK and Canon Solutions America to bring a webinar series to our members. The June 1 webinar will cover sources of waste and how printing companies have benefited from LEAN and other methods.


05/18/2021

Workers' Comp MCO Enrollment with Sedgwick - Now Open!

Open enrollment for managed care organization (MCO) selection has begun and will run through May 28, 2021. Graphic Media Alliance endorses Sedgwick MCO as the clear choice for our members.


05/18/2021

7-Step Blueprint for a Mask-Less Workplace

The announcement that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any non-healthcare setting was a welcome relief for all Americans and a hopeful sign that we have turned a significant corner with the COVID-19 pandemic. What risks remain and what's next?


05/05/2021

Workers Comp MCO Enrollment with Sedgwick - Now Open!

Open enrollment for managed care organization (MCO) selection has begun and will run through May 28, 2021. Graphic Media Alliance endorses Sedgwick MCO as the clear choice for our members.


04/30/2021

PICB Experiencing Google Glitch

Printing Industry Credit Bureau (PICB) is experiencing a glitch on Google. The information is showing that the company is "Permanently Closed", when in fact, they are open and available to assist with credit and collection needs.


04/28/2021

Workers Comp MCO Enrollment with Sedgwick

Open enrollment for managed care organization (MCO) selection is May 3-28, 2021. Graphic Media Alliance endorses Sedgwick MCO as the clear choice for our members.


04/28/2021

COVID-19 Updates from Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

Stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 news, vaccine updates, infection rates and trends from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


04/28/2021

Introducing the HR ListServ

GMA is pleased to announce a new HR ListServ will be going live on May 3. This ListServ, HRConnectonline.org, is a new online community of printing industry executives with Human Resource responsibilities within their organizations.


04/20/2021

Print Week 2021 - Northern Region's Hall of Distinction Inductee

Our Northern Region Print Week Reception is fast approaching. We would like to give you a preview of the Hall of Distinction Inductee. You won't want to miss this honorary presentation on May 27, 2021. Register today!


04/06/2021

The CMYK+ Conundrum in Digital Print

Recent research reveals a significant lack of enthusiasm for CMYK+ features in production color digital printers. What is behind this rather lukewarm reception and what does it mean for users of these devices?


04/06/2021

COVID-19 Updates from Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

Stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 news, vaccine updates, infection rates and trends from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


04/06/2021

2021 Print Week Events

It's time to register so you can join in the celebrations! Keep reading future editions of First Impressions for more details on our Print Week events.


04/06/2021

Webinar: Ten Attributes of High Growth Companies

In a highly competitive industry, printers must focus on two things to succeed: efficiency and growth. The first delivers a better bottom line; the second produces a more robust top line. In this session, New Direction Partners experts will share what they have found to be the 10 attributes of high growth printing companies, providing insight to owners and managers about how they can ensure high growth in their own businesses.


03/10/2021

PRINTING United Alliance Invoices

It has been brought to our attention that PRINTING United Alliance has sent membership dues invoices to Affiliate members including GMA members. These are NOT for Graphic Media Alliance programs or services.


03/09/2021

Congress is Pushing Back on USPS’ Plan to Throttle Down the Mail

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is meeting with Postmaster General DeJoy to discuss his proposed postal reform legislation. The meeting will cover three things: possible changes in health benefits for postal workers, reform on the tricky pre-funding of the USPS retiree benefit obligation, and delivery service standards.


03/09/2021

2021 Print Week Events

We are notifying the winners in the 2021 Print Excellence Awards and the distinguished people who will be recognized at our upcoming Print Week events. It's time to register so you can join in the fun! Keep reading First Impression in the coming weeks for more details on our Print Week events.


03/09/2021

Bill Farquharson Presents 10 Best Sales Actions

Join Graphic Media Alliance as we host Bill Farquharson to discuss 10 sales actions that set you up for success, renew motivation and build momentum.


03/02/2021

Print Week Events - Save the Date!

We are notifying the winners in the 2021 Print Excellence Awards and the distinguished people who will be recognized at our upcoming Print Week events. It's time to register so you can join in the fun! Keep reading First Impression in the coming weeks for more details on our Print Week events.


03/02/2021

Changes in the Partnership Between PRINTING United Alliance and GMA

Although there are changes taking place bewteen the partnership of PRINTING United Alliance and Graphic Media Alliance, GMA’s programs and services will only continue to get better and meet the needs of our local members.


03/02/2021

Bill Farquharson Presents 10 Best Sales Actions

Join Graphic Media Alliance as we host Bill Farquharson to discuss 10 sales actions that set you up for success, renew motivation and build momentum.


03/02/2021

thINK: Direct Mail — Capitalizing on the Opportunity as the Economy Recovers

Graphic Media Alliance has partnered with thINK and Canon Solutions America to bring a webinar series to our members. The March 16 webinar will discuss Capitalizing on the Opportunity as the Economy Recovers.


03/02/2021

COVID-19 Updates from Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

Stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 news, vaccine updates, infection rates and trends from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


02/24/2021

COVID-19 Updates from Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

Stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 news, vaccine updates, infection rates and trends from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


02/24/2021

CareWorks Comp to Become Sedgwick

CareWorks Comp and Comp Management will merge operations effective March 1, 2021 and will become Sedgwick


02/24/2021

Bill Farquharson Presents 10 Best Sales Actions

Join Graphic Media Alliance as we host Bill Farquharson to discuss 10 sales actions that set you up for success, renew motivation and build momentum.


02/24/2021

COVID-19 Print Business Indicators Research

The economic crisis caused by COVID-19 is unprecedented in nature and effect. To help printing companies navigate through the crisis to the recovery on the other side, NAPCO and PRINTING United Alliance have launched COVID-19 Print Business Indicators Research.


01/12/2021

COVID-19 Resources

Stay up-to-date on the evolving updates regarding COVID-19. The latest news features Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky's plans for addressing the increasing cases of COVID-19.


01/05/2021

January Advisory Council Meetings with Special Presentation on COVID-19 Legislation

Our upcoming January council meetings will be focused on the latest COVID-19 relief legislation and how it will impact our members. We will start with a brief Regional Council meeting including an update of recent activities and news followed by a 45 minute presentation by Fisher & Phillips on the new legislation.


01/05/2021

Print Excellence Awards Wrap-Up

Thank you for your participation in GMA’s Print Excellence Awards contest, and please watch for upcoming information on the celebration events recognizing the winners in late Spring.


01/05/2021

COVID-19 Updates from Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


12/15/2020

10 New Members Enter Print Excellence Awards

The competition is heating up as 10 new members enter our PEA contest for the first time! If you have never participated in the past, this would be a great year to enter and show others what great print you produce. We are still taking entries until the end of the year.


12/15/2020

Vaccines Arrive in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


12/09/2020

COVID-19 Resources

Stay up-to-date on the evolving updates regarding COVID-19. The latest news features Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky's plans for addressing the increasing cases of COVID-19.


12/08/2020

GMA and PRINTING United Alliance Are Urging the Industry to Take Action

The last major COVID-19 legislation was passed by Congress in April. It is time to update and extend previously passed provisions, and to address new areas of relief and stimulus necessary to a period of recovery. Timing is critical; Congress should not adjourn for 2020 without passing pandemic legislation.


12/08/2020

Accepting PEA Entries Through the End of the Month

There are still a few weeks left to get your PEA submissions to us! Let us know if we can schedule a pick up with you to collect your entries.


12/08/2020

COVID-19 Updates from Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


12/03/2020

COVID-19 Resources

Stay up-to-date on the evolving updates regarding COVID-19. The latest news features Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky's plans for addressing the increasing cases of COVID-19.


12/01/2020

COVID-19 Updates from Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


12/01/2020

Accepting PEA Entries Through the End of the Month

Each year the Print Excellence Awards judges award the best in printing in Ohio, Michigan and Northern Kentucky. Enter those unique projects you have produced between January 1 and December 31, 2020.


12/01/2020

GMA Members Can Save 15% on G7 Training

G7® is Idealliance’s industry-leading set of specifications for achieving gray balance and is the driving force for achieving visual similarity across all print processes. Graphic Media Alliance members get a 15% discount on Expert and Professional Training.


11/18/2020

COVID-19 Resources

Stay up-to-date on the evolving updates regarding COVID-19. The latest news features Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky's plans for addressing the increasing cases of COVID-19.


11/18/2020

Print and Extended Reality

Extended reality is the collective term for all physical and virtual ecosystems, including AR. The seamless integration of the digital and physical worlds is already underway.


11/18/2020

COVID-19 Mandates for GMA Regions

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


11/18/2020

Competition is Heating Up!

This week, we have received a number of entries from several member companies at our office, and we will be picking up more entries before Friday. Make sure to submit your entries!


11/18/2020

USPS Announces 2021 Prices

The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect January 24, 2021.


11/12/2020

PRINTING United Digital Experience Wraps Up

Today, November 12, was the last day for the PRINTING United Digital Experience. If you were registered, on-demand session videos will be available until January 31.


11/11/2020

Top Ten Print Industry OSHA Citations from Annual Meeting

We want to thank everyone that attended our annual meetings this week. We hope that you found Gary Jones' presentation informative and relevant. Members can view Gary's presentation for specific information.


11/11/2020

We Can Come and Collect Your PEA Entries!

Have you wondered how to best send your Print Excellence Award Entries, especially large format submissions? Wonder no more! We can come to you and collect your entries!


11/11/2020

COVID-19 Updates from Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


11/04/2020

PRINTING United Digital Experience Kicks Off

There is still over a week left in the PRINTING United Digital Experience. Make a plan to attend between now and November 12, and view valuable learning experiences that cater to every segment of the industry.


11/04/2020

2020 Holiday Survey

It is time again to participate in Graphic Media Alliance’s annual Holiday Survey. Please take a moment or two to fill out the quick questionnaire and send it back to us. We will also send out the surveys before our regional council meetings for a more complete response.


11/04/2020

It's Not Too Late to Join the Annual Meetings

The 2020 Regional Council Annual Meetings will take place next week, November 9-12 via Zoom. We will be holding the fourth quarter council meeting where new officers and members will be elected. We are excited to also bring back Gary Jones for an important presentation on OSHA and EPA.


11/04/2020

Share a 2021 Print Excellence Award Win with Clients

Sharing a Print Excellence Award win with a client is a great way to build rapport with your clients by showing that you value their work!


10/28/2020

Upcoming Regional Council Annual Meetings

The 2020 Regional Council Annual Meetings will take place November 9-12 via Zoom. We will be holding the fourth quarter council meeting where new officers and members will be elected. We are excited to also bring back Gary Jones for an important presentation on OSHA and EPA.


10/28/2020

Recognize Employees by Entering the 2021 Print Excellence Awards

Entering into the Print Excellence Awards is a great way to honor your teams' hard work in producing excellent printed media. Enter today and recognize your team for a job well done.


10/28/2020

PRINTING United Digital Experience Kicks Off

The PRINTING United Digital Experience is in full swing! Every day between now through November 12 is packed full of valuable learning experiences that cater to every segment of the industry. Check out the full schedule and make a plan to attend!


10/21/2020

Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Detroit Re-Classified by USEPA

New regulations will require printing operations to take several actions. Learn more on OSHA and EPA from Gary Jones at our 2020 Regional Council Annual Meetings taking place November 9-12 via Zoom.


10/21/2020

Members Receive 2020 Print Excellence Awards

Graphic Media Alliance delivered the Print Excellence Best of Category, Best of Show and the Judges' Awards from 2020 to our members. We look forward to seeing the entries for 2021!


10/21/2020

The Countdown to PRINTING United Digital Experience is On

The PRINTING United Digital Experience kicks off in under ONE WEEK! Are you ready? Representing market segments throughout the industry, the Digital Experience will offer education, insight, and new technology briefings for everyone across all job functions to access, at no cost.


01/26/2018

Best Workplace in the Americas Winners Announced

Several Association members were recently announced as winners in PIA's Best Workplace in the Americas awards. Join us in congratulating these companies for providing a great place to work in the printing industry!


05/27/2011

Ohio State Fair/L&M Conference/Golf

Program At-A-Glance

We're gearing up for another spectacular Leadership & Management Conference on Aug. 7-9 at Quest Business Centers in Columbus. Mark your calendar. This is one event you won't want to miss.