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In this issue:
National News and Education
March Industry Shipments
Paper-Packaging Market
Is Recruiting Costing You Talent?
Sales Tip of the Week
Video - Fold of the Week
GLGA Association News
GEAs Celebrations
Golf Outings
Free Webinars
New Member Buying Program

Member News
Fineline Printing
Port Hawkesbury
RBP Chemical Technology
SG 360°

It's Time to 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 craft of printing. 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 also will honor the winner(s) of this year's Women in Print Excellence Award.

Registration is now open.. For more information, contact Debra Warner at (414) 213-8329 or [email protected].
National News and Education
March Shipments Maintain Seasonality—Make of That What You Will
March 2023 printing shipments came in at $7.18 billion, up from February’s $6.46 billion and in line with annual seasonality—even if it is below the previous two Marches. Read more in this data analysis by
Ditching Plastic? Paper-Packaging Market Says ‘Welcome!’
Brand owners are switching from plastic to paper packaging to become more sustainable. How is their choice affecting the paper-packaging market? Read more on
Is Your Recruitment Strategy Costing You Talent?
Finding and retaining talent remains a top priority for most HR professionals. The trouble is, getting them in the door is only the first hurdle. And the fact of the matter is, it’s likely your interview process is not attracting and supporting your attempts to get the right talent for your team. Read more on
Sales Tip of the Week: Preemptive Networking
This needs to be a habit of yours. Whenever possible, find out in advance who will be attending your events. Then, a quick LinkedIn search will help you to identify and make a connection request. 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 webinar.  
Video - Super-Cool Fold of the Week
Trish Witkowski of Fold Factory has a fast, fun, and creative idea for you. It’s a technique that adds a lot of life to the simplest form of mail: the Postcard. For project credits, click here.
GLGA Association News
Sun, Fun and Print!
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
THIS WEEK - Three FREE Member Webinars
Sifted Joins GLGA as Preferred Logistics Intelligence Partner
Logistics Intelligence software company Sifted has joined the Great Lakes Graphics Association as their preferred Logistics Intelligence partner. The partnership will introduce GLGA members to Sifted’s software services and provide them a 10 percent discount on subscriptions to Sifted’s Logistics Intelligence platform. Read more.

Editor's note: GLGA members can request a demo 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
Fineline Featured in Data Management Article
Posted on LinkedIn by Fineline Printing Group, Indianapolis, IN:

Fineline was recently featured in an article highlighting our expertise in data management and security. As a minority owned, SOC2 Certified company Fineline excels at data and security for our customers in highly regulated industries such as Healthcare, Finance and Education. 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..
RBP Chemical Technology Adds to their Employee Spotlight Series
Posted on LinkedIn by RBP Chemical Technology, Milwaukee, WI:

We're adding to our #EmployeeSpotlight series with our Chemical Blender, Raul Fernandez. We are proud of Raul and all he has done to ensure we produce the highest quality products. Read more.
SG360° to Present at National Postal Forum
Posted on LinkedIn by SG 360°, Wheeling, IL:

We are thrilled to be presenting the latest #DirectMail performance data at National Postal Forum May 23. Reserve a copy of our new report today! 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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