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In this issue:
National News and Education
Paper Cans
USPS Progress
I-9 Compliance
LinkedIn Posting Practices
Direct Marketing Group
Video - Sales Tip of the Week
GLGA Association News
GEAs Celebrations
Golf Outings
Latest PIPI Report

Member News
World Arts
Suttle Straus
WorldBridge Partners Chicago NW

Celebrate Our GEAs and Women in Print Winners!
OUR REGION'S BIGGEST NIGHT! Join us on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, for a celebration of the excellence of the crafts of printing, finishing and packaging. The Graphics Excellence Awards Celebrations will be held at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee, WI, and a new location, the Stonegate Conference Center in Hoffman Estates, IL.

Come see all of this year's Best of Category and Best of Division winners, and cast your vote for your favorite for the People's Choice Award. We present the awards for the Women in Print Excellence, Best of Category and Best of Division locally, capping off the evening with the announcement of the night’s top awards. Who has won Best of Show????!

Hurry, deadline to register is Friday, May 26, 2023. For more information, contact Debra Warner at (414) 213-8329 or [email protected].
National News and Education
Paper Cans of Sangria Make a Splash in the US
Bill Meissner, chief marketing officer and president of Splash Beverage, discusses the product and especially the unique packaging in our interview. Read more on
DeJoy Promises His USPS Plan Will Still Deliver, Despite Disappointing Numbers So Far
The head of the U.S. Postal Service is promising his overarching reform plan will soon turn around the mailing agency’s finances despite significant setbacks that have caused it to fall short of leadership’s ambitious goals. Read more on
I-9 Compliance Flexibility to End on July 31, 2023
Employers that have been relying on the temporary policy to perform remote I-9 inspections will have up to thirty days to comply with physical Form I-9 document inspection requirements after the COVID-19 flexibilities end. Read more by GLGA member Ogletree Deakins.
LinkedIn Posting Best Practices for 2023 [Infographic]
Building on research conducted by LinkedIn expert Richard van der Blom last year, the Creativity and Innovation Network has published some new findings on key LinkedIn algorithm recommendations. The notes here could help you build a more effective LinkedIn marketing approach. Read and see more on
Chicago Direct Marketers Create New Special Interest Group
The Chicago Association of Direct Marketing has announced the formation of a new Special Interest Group (SIG) within the Chicago chapter of the American Marketing Association. The new group - the Direct Response Marketing SIG - will provide education and networking following CADM's recent dissolution.

The SIG's first virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 24, and the topic will be Augmented Reality. Attendees must be AMA members. To apply to join the SIG or to register for the meeting, please click here. For more information, please contact Greg Ward or Blair Mignois, AMA Chicago Direct Response SIG heads.
Video - Sales Tip of the Week
The breakfast menu sold Bill Farquharson on their pancakes with "Real Maple Syrup." When that turned out to be a lie, Bill took his business elsewhere and made it the subject of this week's Short Attention Span Sales Tip. See and read more.

Editor's note: Bill is one of the presenters of GLGA's popular monthly Short Attention Span webinar series.  
GLGA Association News
Meet Up with Your Industry Friends at the Summer Golf Outings
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!

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.

Wisconsin State Golf Outing – Wednesday, August 9, 2023, Lake Ripley Golf Club, Cambridge, WI
Printing Industry Performance and Insights Study - March Survey Report Now Available FREE for GLGA Members
The results from the March 2023 Print Industry Performance and Insights survey are now available. The report provides benchmarks and ratios to assess your firm’s performance and plan a path forward. The report includes income statements and cost categories as a percentage of revenue, balance sheets and related ratios, and cash management indicators, and includes actionable thoughts for you and your management team. Thanks to all who participated in the survey.

Download your free copy of the report from the Members Only area of the GLGA website by clicking here.

(Editor's note: requires a log-in to the GLGA website. If you do not have one, GLGA members can quickly register for your own by clicking here.) 
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
World Arts Cruises at Career Fair
Posted on LinkedIn by World Arts, Spencer, IN:

Lisa Hein, HR, and Scott Williams, Operations Manager (pictured), recently spent a beautiful spring day in Linton at the Greene County Career Cruise! See more.
Suttle-Straus: Design Ideas for Custom printed Yearbooks
Posted on their website blog by Suttle-Straus, Waunakee, WI:

Some local Wisconsin schools choose to give their students the opportunity to fully design and manage the local print production of their yearbooks. Here are some design ideas for custom printed yearbooks that we have seen at Suttle-Straus while working with local school districts. Read and see more.
WorldBridge Partners Conference Features Chicago NW CEO
Posted on LinkedIn by WorldBridge Partners Chicago NW, Lake Zurich, IL:

Our CEO, Gary Bozza (second from left), was chosen to speak about marketing techniques at our annual WorldBridge Partners conference. 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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