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In this issue:
National News and Education
Neuroscience in Packaging Design
New Illinois Temp Workers Law
Welcome to the Leadership Issue
New I-9 Form
NLRB New Standard
How Not to Sell Via LinkedIn
Video - Fold of the Week
GLGA Association News
Wage and Benefit Survey
Golf Outings
FREE Member Webinars

Member News
Case Paper
Fineline Printing Group
Husch Blackwell
Independent Publishers Group
Port Hawkesbury

2023 Wage and Benefit Survey Is Open: GLGA Members, Participate 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.

Deadline to participate is Friday, August 25.
National News and Education
3 Ways to Leverage Neuroscience in Packaging Design
Brand examples of neuroscience-backed packaging design principles that drive attention, communication, and ultimately purchase behavior. Read and see more on
Illinois Adds Rights and Safety Protections for Day and Temporary Workers
On August 4, 2023, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed HB 2862 into law, significantly amending the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act. Effective July 1, 2023, these amendments provide day and temporary laborers with strengthened equal pay rights and protection with several new safety and training requirements. Read more on
Welcome to the Leadership Issue
WhatTheyThink is publishing the content from Issue 4, the Leadership Issue. In this article, a preview of the week’s content including a review of the Top 100 Small Commercial Printers and their annual Print Franchise Review. Click here for a pdf of the issue.
New Form I-9 Is Finally Here
On schedule and as promised, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has published a new Form I-9. Starting November 1, 2023, all employers must use the new Form I-9. Read more by our HR partner, MRA (includes a link to download the new form.)
NLRB Adopts Standard Critical of Employer Workplace Rules, Handbooks
On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board adopted a new burden-shifting standard for evaluating whether work rules infringe upon employees’ rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act — that may require employers to narrowly tailor rules to avoid violating the act. Read more by GLGA member Ogletree Deakins.

Two Sides North America Anti-Greenwashing Campaign Persuades 21 Companies to Drop Environmental Claims
During the first six months of 2023, 21 companies representing approximately 90 million customers have removed greenwashing messages such as “Go green, Go paperless” and “Go paperless to help protect the environment” from their marketing communications. Read more by Two Sides North America.
Sales Tip of the Week: How Not to Sell Via LinkedIn
A LinkedIn sales pitch must deliver 2 things:

  • Authenticity—The tone of your message must come from a place of honesty;
  • Assistance—How will your product or service help me?

Read and see 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 - Fold of the Week
Trish Witkowski of FoldFactory is looking specifically at the Rectangular Cross Fold with different creative die cut panels, but you can consider this approach on any format—specialty or otherwise. Read more.
GLGA Association News
Last Summer Golf Outing Is Tomorrow!
The best industry networking events of the summer are our 2023 state golf outings, and the last one is tomorrow.

Wisconsin State Golf Outing – Wednesday, August 9, 2023, Lake Ripley Golf Club, Cambridge, WI. ONLY ONE SPACE LEFT! Contact Sharon Flick today!
Upcoming Webinars - FREE for GLGA Members

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
Case Paper Celebrates 80 Year Anniversary with New Website Launch
On the new site, Case continues their dedication to being “On the Case” by creating 3D animated characters to bring its products and services to life in a fun and interactive way. Read more.
Faces of Fineline - Meet Monica
Posted on LinkedIn by Fineline Printing Group, Indianapolis, IN:

Our digital department works hard to meet customer needs everyday. Introducing, Monica Westmoreland, the newest member of our team. We are so happy to have her positive attitude and bright smile at Fineline! Read and see more.
Husch Blackwell Named to Bloomberg Law's 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework
Husch Blackwell is one of 55 U.S.-based law firms that have been acknowledged for its strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and distinguished performance across the framework’s six pillars. Read more.
Independent Publishers Group Adds Six New Publishers
Posted on their website blog by Independent Publishers Group, Chicago, IL:

Independent Publishers Group (IPG) is pleased to announce it has signed six new publishers to its US and UK distribution programs. Read more.
Port Hawkesbury Paper Shares Their Latest Newsletter
Port Hawkesbury Paper shares the latest issue of their quarterly e-newsletter with their fellow GLGA members. Click here to read the issue online or download a copy of the pdf.
Worzalla's Annual "Worzallapalooza" Tradition Celebrates Associates
Worzalla, Stevens Point, WI, hosted “Worzallapalooza,” its fourth annual month-long event employee appreciation celebration. Throughout the month there were daily cash prize drawings, catered lunch for all, and grand prizes. 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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