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In this issue:
National News and Education
PPP Loan Appeals
Packaging Slideshow
Are Retirees Rejoining?
Sales Tip - Prospecting
Video - Start the Presses!
GLGA Association News
PIPI Survey
Puttshack MIXer
Membership Tip

Member News
Lauterbach Group

National News and Education
PPP Loan Appeals, SBA Clawbacks and More: What You Need to Know
In this article, we share some insights into the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and appeals process for small businesses appealing adverse Small Business Administration loan forgiveness decisions at the SBA’s Office of Hearings & Appeals. Read more on The National Law Review.
February’s Festival of Snack Food Packaging
Packaging Digest celebrates National Snack Food Month with a packaging nod to snackers and munchers featuring major brands and unique designs. Read and see more.
Are Retirees Quietly Rejoining the Workforce?
Move over Gen Z and Millennials: a growing number of retirees are jumping back into the workforce! According to research from Paychex, 71 percent of the retirees we spoke with would consider returning to a previous employer. Could this be an emerging segment of the workforce to help businesses faced with labor shortages? To learn more about the challenges and opportunities they may face, check out the research findings.
Prospecting for Legacy Reps
Legacy sales reps have a lot of positive attributes, but prospecting for new customers is not one of them. They make a lot of excuses. After they read this tip, they will have one less. 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 webinar series. Register today for Thursday's presentation.
Two Sides North America Anti-Greenwashing Campaign Kicks off 2023 with Big Wins
Research has found that the Two Sides Anti-Greenwashing Campaign has annually preserved more than $300 million in revenue for the paper, printing and mailing sector over the last decade. Read more.
VIDEO - Start the Presses!
The Museum of Printing in Haverhill, MA, has more than 30 different letterpress models. Six of them are in the museum's Studio, where members can use them to create letterpress projects. MoP Director of Operations Mitchel Ahern took up the challenge of printing on all six in under 4 minutes—a world record.
GLGA Association News
NEXT WEEK - Mix, Mingle and Putt at Illinois' Networking MIXer
Break the winter blahs! Join us on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Puttshack in Oak Brook, IL, to celebrate print. Hear a print inspired speaker, network, enjoy delicious heavy appetizers and a round of mini-golf. Meet first in the private dining room and then experience Puttshack’s upscale, tech-infused mini golf experience. Speakers start at 5:15 p.m. Click here for more info and to register.
Hole-in-One Sponsors
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Last Chance to Participate! Latest Printing Industry Performance and Insights Survey Needs Your Help
Our February 2023 Printing Industry Performance and Insights (PIPI) survey will help build financial benchmarks for printing firms, including different segments.

Please take a few minutes to answer the survey questions. Printing company leaders, please take the survey and help us develop knowledge that will help you!

All data will be kept confidential. Deadline to participate is next Monday, March 13. The reports will be ready later in the spring.
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: Printing Industry Credit Bureau
Program: collection and credit risk assessment services

Dependable, effective, cost-efficient, and reputable agency dedicated to taking the hassle and stress out of credit & collection. Visit or contact Andrea Schlack at (847) 265-0400.
Judging Starts Tomorrow for the 2023 Graphics Excellence Awards
The judges are flying in today, and judging starts tomorrow for this year's Graphics Excellence Awards. Participating companies can expect to receive your Winners Kits by the end of March.

And, mark your calendar now for Wednesday, June 7 - NEW DATE - when this year's GEA Celebrations will be held simultaneously in Milwaukee, WI, and Hoffman Estates, IL (NEW ILLINOIS LOCATION).
Best of luck to all of this year's competitors!
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
ProAmpac Launches Curbside Recyclable and Heat Sealable Paper Packaging
Posted on their website by ProAmpac, Franklin Park, IL:

ProAmpac has announced the launch of ProActive Recyclable Paper-1000, the newest addition to the ProActive Recyclable® series of products. Recyclable Paper (RP)-1000 is the first product launched in a series of new curbside recyclable paper-based packaging solutions that are heat-sealable with good moisture barrier and excellent directional tear properties. Read more.
Lauterbach Group Introduces New and Improved OmniMark Management System
Posted on their website blog by Lauterbach Group, Sussex, WI:

This new system provides value to our clients by offering them the ability to view and order their custom parts online, view order history and approve artwork, all from one easy to use web portal tied directly to our workflow system and accessible 24/7. Read more.
Millcraft Unveils Your Company’s New Vertical in 2023
Posted on their website by Millcraft, Indianapolis, IN:

Millcraft’s new website is more than a beautifully designed, sleek and gorgeous website. It’s a digital home to revolutionary technologies for people that print – and it’s a portal to your profitable future. 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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