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In this issue:
National News and Education
End of COVID Emergency Orders
Strategic Reviews
Video - Sales Tip
GLGA Association News
2023 Women in Print Excellence
Free Member Webinars
Safety Update
Bags, Beers and Wine
Golf Outings
Membership Tip

Member News
Specialty Print Communications
Fineline Printing Group
Husch Blackwell

National News and Education
New Guidance Helps Employers Navigate End of the COVID-19 Emergency Orders
As employers plan for the impact of the anticipated May 11, 2023, end of the two federal COVID-19 emergency orders, they have some important new clarity on test and vaccine coverage and on how to unwind COVID-19–era extended deadlines, including for COBRA continuing healthcare coverage elections. Read more by GLGA member Ogletree Deakins.
The Value of Strategic Reviews–your Good and Good-er Accounts
All customers are not the same. I’ve often used the phrase, all customers are good, some are just good-er than others. A strategic account review is designed to help you separate the good, from the good-er. Read more by Mike Philie of The Philie Group.
VIDEO - Sales Tip of the Week
No matter what kind of a selling day you had yesterday, the sun rises on a new day today, and gives you a new opportunity to succeed. See and read more by Bill Farquharson of the Sales Vault.

Editor's note: Bill Farquharson is one of the presenters of GLGA's popular monthly Short Attention Span webinar.  
GLGA Association News
Nominate an Exceptional Female Industry Professional for GLGA's Third Annual Women in Print Excellence Award
Do you know a woman working directly in print or in a vendor role supporting print who deserves recognition for their passion, experience, advocacy and mentoring? Nominate them for GLGA's Third Annual Woman in Print Excellence Award. Click here to read more and to download a nomination form.

Hurry, all nominations are due by Monday, April 24, 2023.
THIS WEEK - Two FREE Member Webinars

Keep Up-to-Date on OSHA Changes at GLGA's Safety Update
Would you be prepared for a surprise OSHA inspection? Have your incident rates gone up due to injuries? With the recent rise is OSHA enforcement, now is a good time to be proactive and be prepared moving into the new year.

GLGA is hosting a Safety Update on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at FUJIFILM in Hanover Park, IL. Attend this program to learn about the latest changes in OSHA regulations impacting printing operations. Our presenter is Roger Paveza of GLGA member Vista Safety Consulting. Fujifilm will provide a tour of their demonstration facility directly following the session. Click here to register.
Enjoy After-Work Networking at GLGA's First Bags, Beers and Wine Tournament
Join us on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at DMS Packaging in Elk Grove Village, IL, for a fun-filled bags tournament. GLGA will provide the boards, the bags, food, beer and wine. First, second and third place teams all win prizes. Register as a two-person team or as a single player (we'll pair you up). Don’t miss your opportunity to network with friends, meet new ones and have a great time with the industry. Click here for more info and to register.

Registration is Open for Indiana and Chicagoland Printers Golf Outings; Wisconsin's to Open Soon
Fun, food, prizes and camaraderie! Don’t miss the 2023 state golf outings – our most popular networking events of the year. Hope you can join us for one, two or all three!

Registration is now open:

Indiana Golf Outing – Wednesday, June 21, 2023, Plum Creek Golf Club, Carmel, IN.

Tenth Annual Chicagoland Printers Scholarship Golf Outing – Wednesday, July 19, 2023, White Pines Golf Club & Banquets, Bensenville, IL.

Registration will open soon:

Wisconsin State Golf Outing – Wednesday, August 9, 2023, Lake Ripley Golf Club, Cambridge, WI
Maximize Your GLGA Membership
Get maximum ROI from your GLGA membership: take advantage of our Group Buying Programs - local and national programs can save you money. Here's this issue's program:

Preferred partner: RAM Recycling
Program: recycling services

Two percent Rebate Bonus on recycling in Wisconsin. Contact Tony Duckert at (414) 315-0300 or
Member News
Have some news to share? We want to hear about member company achievements, activities and anything else that's new at your business. Press releases, photos, company e-newsletters, and links to social media posts and blogs welcome! Send your news to Sharon Flick
See more news about and featuring GLGA members posted
Specialty Print Communications Launches SPCSchool
Posted on LinkedIn by Specialty Print Communications, Niles, IL:

Introducing SPCSchool: SPC’s new training and development academy. Read our latest blog to learn more about the vision and SPC’s inaugural class. Read more.
Angela Passanesi Joins Freedom as SVP of Business Development
Posted on their website by Freedom Graphic Systems, Milton, WI:

It is with great pride we announce the addition of Angela Passanesi to the Freedom team as SVP of Business Development. Read more.
Fineline Printing Group's Commitment to Sustainability
Posted on LinkedIn by Fineline Printing Group, Indianapolis, IN:

Through our robust recycling program, in 2022, Fineline recycled 430 tons of paper based materials. See more.
Heidelberg's Print Media Center Offers Training and More
Posted on LinkedIn by Heidelberg:

Our specialists are at your service to answer all your questions. We also offer training programs in our PMCs so that you can get the most out of your Heidelberg equipment. Read and see more.
Husch Blackwell Announces Strategic Partnership with Blue J
Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with Blue J, a leading provider of innovative AI-powered tax research and intelligent diagramming tools. Read more.
Suttle-Straus Unveils Wall of GEAs Wins
Celebrated on LinkedIn by GLGA President Joe Lyman:
Huge shout out to Maeghan Nicholson and Suttle-Straus, Waunakee, WI, for the display of their most recent GREAT LAKES GRAPHICS ASSOCIATION Best of Category Graphics Excellence Awards. The display looks fantastic!
About Us
The Great Lakes Graphics Association is the trade association dedicated to representing the graphic arts industry throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin through education, promotion, and public affairs. It represents approximately 13 percent of the total print market in the United States with its three-state region, accounting for combined annual shipments of nearly $19 billion. Founded in 1886, GLGA celebrated its 135 year anniversary in 2021 and continues to be the oldest print trade association in North America. 

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