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In this issue:
National News and Education
NLRB Union Standard
June Shipments
Summery Packaging Designs
USPS Financial Losses
Internship Survey
Decision Making
Video - Sales Tip of the Week
GLGA Association News
Training Needs Survey
FREE Member Webinars
Illinois Women in Print

Member News
Burton & Mayer
Kingery Printing
Seaway Printing
Ewing Printing

Help GLGA Create Outstanding Workforce and Career Development Training
As the internet continues to expand opportunities to educate you, your employees and clients in mastering a wide range of skills and competencies, the Great Lakes Graphics Association continues to explore how the GLGA Education Foundation can assist its members and the industry in training. Please take approximately one minute to complete the survey to help the Association understand where we can best serve member companies and the industry with their training needs.

NOTE: GLGA is not collecting any personal identifying information for those responding and therefore the information collected in this survey remains confidential.
National News and Education
NLRB Adopts New Union-Friendly Recognition Standard
The August 25 ruling will make it more difficult for employers to respond to demands for recognition from unions claiming to have majority support from the employees at issue. Read more by GLGA member Ogletree Deakins.

June Shipments: Up, Up, and Away
In a year that continues to surprise, June 2023 printing shipments came in at $7.38 billion, up from May’s $7.26 billion. Read more in this data analysis on
Best of Summer-Inspired Packaging Designs
From a baseball-bat shaped bottle to surprise graphics on frozen yogurt, here are four packaging designs that helped us enjoy summer. Read and see more on
U.S. Postal Service Faces More Financial Losses—How Can It Stem the Tide?
This WatchBlog post looks at our new work about USPS’s Strategic Plan —what are the changes and how might they fix these financial woes? Read more by the UU.S. Government Accountability Office.
You Are Invited to Participate: Internship Survey for Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation
The Print & Graphic Scholarship Foundation is conducting a survey about internships at printers and packaging companies. The goal of the survey to find out what types of internship programs companies are using (if at all) and measuring their effectiveness.

Jeff White, PGSF's Director of Development, contacted GLGA to send a personal invitation to our members to participate in the survey. Please click here to access the survey questionnaire. The results are expected be published sometime in October 2023. For more information, contact Jeff at
Built for Speed: Decision Making During Disruptive Times
Making decisions that enable your business to take advantage of both reactive and proactive opportunities is a key ingredient to becoming agile and built for speed. Read more by Mike Philie of The Philie Group.
Video - Sales Tip of the Week
In this week's Sales Tip, Bill Farquharson of the Sales Vault discusses The Cold Non-Sales Call. Read and see more.

Editor's note: Bill is one of the presenters of GLGA's popular monthly Short Attention Span webinars - FREE for GLGA members.
GLGA Association News
Upcoming Webinars - FREE for GLGA Members

Illinois Women in Print Networking Lunch
Please join GLGA for our next Women in Print networking lunch, which will be on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at Harper College in Palatine. IL. Let’s collaborate and celebrate the contributions of women in the printing industry.

Socialize with other like-minded Women in Print, and learn about Harper College and their print department. We’ll be announcing our featured speaker soon. Try your hand at our new Inspirational Women trivia contest – you could win a prize!
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
Burton and Mayer Featured on Fox6 WakeUp News
Burton & Mayer, a family-owned printing company in Menomonee Falls, WI, has called Milwaukee home since 1938. Spencer Tracy of Fox6 WITI gets a look at what goes into each of their unique products. Read and see more.
Welcome To Kingery MailTrack
Posted on their website by Kingery Printing, Effingham, IL:

Kingery Printing offers our customers a unique and extraordinarily useful mail tracking system called Kingery MailTrack. With many USPS delays, you can stay on top of where—and when—your direct mail pieces are in the delivery process. Read more.
Coming Soon - Seaway Printing
Posted on LinkedIn by Seaway Printing, Green Bay, WI:

We're seeing a lot of progress on the new Seaway Printing headquarters! It's exciting to watch this moment in our company's history. Read and see more.
Check Out the Latest by Ewing Printing
Posted on Facebook by Ewing Printing, Vincennes, IN:
Thank you, Mahrenholz Family Farms, for having us add stripes and logo to your new semi. We appreciate your business!
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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