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In this issue:
National News and Education
First-Class Mail Growth Incentives
Take Me to Your Leader
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Packaging Colors
MIDLAND Postal Update
Sales Tip of the Week
Video - Cardboard Sessions
GLGA Association News
Wage and Benefit Survey
FREE Member Webinars
Golf Outing Photos

Member News
Color Ink
Orora Visual
Branded by Woods

GLGA Members, Participate in the 2023 Wage and Benefit Survey - and Receive the Report for FREE
Participating in the 2023 GLGA Wage & Benefits Survey will help you gain invaluable insights to stay competitive in your local labor marketplace. All information collected is strictly confidential. The information below containing company information will be removed when your data is tabulated.

To participate in the survey, please click on the following link:

GLGA members receive a complimentary report ($1,000 value) for submitting a completed survey. The final report includes both regional and state data, and will be available in the Fall of 2023.

Hurry, deadline to participate is next Friday, August 25.
National News and Education
Marketing Mail and First-Class Mail Growth Incentives
The Postal Service has filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission two year-long growth incentives which will encourage mail owners to increase qualifying First-Class Mail and Marketing Mail volumes in Calendar Year 2024 (CY 2024). Read more.
Tales from the Database: Take Me to Your Leader!
Drawing on six years’ worth of Print Business Outlook surveys, our “Tales from the Database” series looks at historical data to see if we can spot any particular hardware, software or business trends. This issue, we turn our attention to leadership. Read more on
EEOC Proposed Regulations on PWFA Available for Public Comment
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which went into effect on June 27, 2023, requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for limitations related to, affected by, or arising out of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Read more by GLGA member Husch Blackwell.
The Real Stories Behind Iconic Packaging Colors
From Barbie Pink to Tiffany Blue, the colors of these iconic packages aren’t an accident. Read and see more on
MIDLAND Postal Update by Matt Jensen
Did you know MIDLAND has been a proud supporter of the American Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA) for well over a decade, as both a member and an active sponsor? We wanted to provide an update on what the ACMA is currently focusing on and a call to action of how you can choose to help. Read more by GLGA member MIDLAND.
Sales Tip of the Week: A Common Sales Disease
I am a little under the weather.

It’s CSR Disease.

This is a common issue with sales people like me who feel they have to mother a job through the system instead of relying on other team members. Read more by Bill Farquharson of the Sales Vault.

Editor's note: Bill is one of the presenters of GLGA's popular monthly Short Attention Span webinars - FREE for GLGA members.  
Video - Cardboard Sessions # 15
Welcome to Cardboard Sessions, a jam format music series that brings musicians together to play cardboard instruments built and designed by the creators of Cardboard Chaos.

It is an absolute honor to have Billy F Gibbons and Matt Sorum here for the latest Cardboard Sessions! Gibbons, the legendary blues-rock guitarist and frontman of ZZ Top, walked in with a song he wrote specifically for Cardboard Sessions about this Cardboard Guitar. It was wild! See more.
GLGA Association News
Upcoming Webinars - FREE for GLGA Members
Golf Outing Photos
It's a wrap on another highly successful summer of golf! Pictures from all three of this year's golf outings are now available in our online photo albums. Click here to view and to download your copies.

We want add the photos that you took to our albums - email them to Sharon Flick.

Thank you to everyone
who attended and sponsored
this year's outings!

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
Color Ink Invests in Cutting-Edge Printing Technology to Enhance Packaging Capabilities
Posted on LinkedIn by Color Ink, Sussex, WI:

Color Ink, an experiential communications company, is proud to announce its latest investment in advanced printing technology. The company has recently installed the state-of-the-art Komori GL640/C Advance press. Read and see more.
Orora Visual Invests in a More Sustainable Litho Plate-Making Technology
New water- and chemical-free process-less plate-making innovation have been installed at all four of Orora Visual's print production facilities in the U.S., including Niles, IL. Read more.
Branded by Woods Helps Create Maurice C. Woods Golf Tournament
Posted on LinkedIn by Branded by Woods, Huntingburg, IN:
Huntingburg Country Club hosted the first annual Maurice C. Woods amateur golf tournament. Not only were we sponsors but we also we collaborated with the country club in creating and developing this tournament. Along with sponsorship and logo development, we also were able to design and develop products for the golfers and course over the weekend. Read and see 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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