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In this issue:
National News and Education
Production Employment
Recycling Closes the Circle
Managing a Remote Workforce
Schedule Protection
Books-A-Million Same-Day Delivery
It’s All In The Equipment! Right?
Video - 5 Sales Frustrations
GLGA Association News
FREE Member Webinars
Illinois Women in Print
Membership Tip

Member News

National News and Education
August Printing Production Employment Basically Flat
Overall printing employment in August 2023 was down 0.2 percent from July. Production employment was down 0.3 percent while non-production employment was up 0.2 percent. Read more in this data analysis on
The Circularity of Paper: Recycling Closes the Circle
At a time when there’s growing alarm about the low recycled rates of other materials, paper recycling is a clear exception. Click here for more by Two Sides North America.
It’s 2023: Do You Know Where Your Workers Are? Key Considerations for Managing a Remote Workforce
Managing a remote workforce can raise a number of multistate compliance challenges. Planning ahead with appropriate policies and procedures can help employers ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws. Read more by GLGA member Ogletree Deakins.
Evanston, Illinois, Extends Schedule Protection Rights to Hourly Workers
The city of Evanston, Illinois, recently enacted the Fair Workweek Ordinance expanding hourly workers’ rights to predictable scheduling across multiple industries, including manufacturing. Effective on September 1, 2023, the ordinance generally places new obligations on employers with at least 15 employees. Read more by Ogletree Deakins.
Books-A-Million Launches Same-Day Delivery with Walmart
Leveraging the Walmart GoLocal “delivery-as-a-service” platform, Books-A-Million will roll out same- and next-day delivery in the coming weeks across its 231 locations nationwide, starting with its Southeast and Midwest markets. Read more on
It’s All In The Equipment! Right?
Don’t expect customers to be overly impressed with the investment(s) you made for your future. The bottom line is that customers want their projects on budget and on time! Read more by Debbie Nicholson of Think-to-INK! on American
Video - 5 Sales Frustrations
In this week's Sales Tip, Bill Farquharson of the Sales Vault dispels the 5 myths he hears most frequently. Read and see more.

Editor's note: Bill is one of the presenters of this Thursday's Short Attention Span webinar - FREE for GLGA members. 
GLGA Association News
THIS WEEK Three 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!
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: TForce Freight
Program: discounts on LTL shipping rates
For more info, contact the TForce Freight Association Team at (866) 443-9303 or visit TForce’s GLGA sign-up page.
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
Tactive Project Spotlight: RLDatix Five Senses Kit
Posted on their website blog by Tactive, Indianapolis, IN:

RLDatix came to Tactive looking for an exciting way to engage employees headed to their FY23 incentive program in Los Cabos, Mexico. Read and see more.
Thysse Adds Capacity & Capabilities To Oregon, WI, Print Operations
Posted on their website blog by Thysse, Oregon, WI:

Over the past couple decades there have been numerous consumer packaging innovations but if you ask Johnie Thysse, it’s still hard to beat the sombrero hole. Read more.
JohnsByrne Delivers Excellence with Net Promoter Score
Posted on LinkedIn by JohnsByrne, Niles, IL:

We are thrilled to announce that JohnsByrne has received an amazing Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 91/100! We promise to keep pressing the limits and delivering excellence every step of the way. Read and 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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