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In this issue:
National News and Education
USPS Rate Increase
Workforce Trends
Beyond Commercial
Workplace Violence
Podcast - Two Sides
GLGA Association News
2023 Women in Print Excellence
Safety Update
Bags, Beers and Wine
Golf Outings
Membership Tip

Member News
Lauterbach Group
Illinois State University
Mossberg & Co.

Last Week to Send in Nominations 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.
National News and Education
USPS Is Planning Another Above-Inflation Rate Increase in July
Prices just went up in January, but the Postal Service is seeking an even larger increase this summer. Read more on
Top Workforce Trends in 2023: How to Stay Ahead of the Game
Keeping up with the newest industry trends and advancements are critical for staying ahead of your competition. In this article, we will review six top workforce trends for 2023. Read more by GLGA member WorldBridge Partners Chicago NW.
Tales from the Database: Beyond Commercial
The latest installment in our “Tales from the Database” series looks at historical opportunities and investments related to adding not only things like wide-format printing and textile printing capabilities, but also packaging as well as other types of specialty printing. Read more in this analysis on
Workplace Violence: Recent Events Are Another Tragic Reminder for Employers
When an employee or former employee makes any type of threat of violence, here are some responses employers should consider taking immediately in response. Read more by GLGA member Ogletree Deakins.
Two Sides North America Launches "3 Minutes with Two Sides" Podcast
Two Sides North America has announced the launch of “3 Minutes with Two Sides,” a new podcast series created to bust the common environmental myths about print, paper and paper-based packaging. The inaugural podcast focuses on sustainable forestry as part of paper’s circular lifecycle. Read and hear more.
GLGA Association News

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.

Make Your Plans to Attend the Summer Golf Outings
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 this week:

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: TForce Freight
Program: discounts on LTL shipping rates

For more info, contact the TForce Freight Association Team at (866) 443-9303 or visit TForce’s GLGA sign-up page.
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
Lauterbach Group Installs Grafotronic Machine
Lauterbach Group, Inc., Sussex, WI, has invested in a Grafotronic HI3 Inspection Slitter / Rewinder system – its first machine from the Sweden-headquartered manufacturer. Read more.
Illinois State University Wins Two Phoenix Challenge Awards
Posted on LinkedIn by Adam Burke, Assistant Instructional Professor at Illinois State University, Normal, IL:
Congratulations to Kalani Ferguson, John Underwood, Leah James, and Maili Simons from the Graphic Communications Technology program at Illinois State University for walking away from the Phoenix Challenge Competition with two awards for Best Concept and Best Design. Read more.

Editor's note: Kalani Ferguson is a recipient of an Illinois Graphic Communications Scholarship with funds raised from the Chicagoland Printers Scholarship Golf Outing.
Mossberg & Co. Recertifies with the Forest Stewardship Council
Posted on LinkedIn by Mossberg & Co., South Bend, IN:

We are thrilled to announce that we have recently been recertified with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which demonstrates our dedication to responsible forest management and environmentally sustainable practices. Read more.
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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