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In this issue:
National News and Education
Overtime Exempt Salary Threshold
Real-Life Business Uses for AI
New Mail and Marketing FAQs
Packaging by the Numbers
OSHA and Heat
Get Sales Lucky
Video - Fold of the Week
GLGA Association News
FREE Member Webinars
Illinois Women in Print

Member News
World Arts and Hohner
The Marek Group
Case Paper
Lindner & Marsack

National News and Education
DOL Proposes Substantial Increase in Salary Threshold Levels for Overtime Exemptions
On August 30, 2023, the Department of Labor issued a proposed rule regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemptions, most notably increasing the standard salary threshold for the so-called “white collar” exemptions from $684 per week ($35,568 per year) to $1,059 per week ($55,068 per year). Read more by GLGA member Husch Blackwell.
Real-Life Business Uses for AI—Right Now
Artificial intelligence (AI) holds the keys to an entirely new way of doing business. Not just keys, but perhaps a sledgehammer. Heidi Tolliver-Walker recaps a recent MindFire webinar that addressed a topic is on the minds of most business owners these days. “How is AI going to impact my business? Should I be using it right now? If so, how?” Read more on
First-Class Mail and Marketing Mail Growth Incentives FAQs
On August 11, 2023, the U.S. Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission requesting approval to make certain Mail Classification Schedule changes to establish two Mail growth incentives — a First Class Mail Growth Incentive and a Marketing Mail Growth Incentive. This document contains some frequently asked questions and answers on these incentives. Click here to download the pdf from
Packaging by the Numbers
You can name any topic or category and there’s likely a market report on it. In fact, there’s far more packaging and related studies released through various outlets and media than Packaging Digest could possibly begin to bring to your attention…until now. That’s why we’ve introduced Packaging by the Numbers, a growing slideshow of new packaging market studies. Read and see more.
OSHA Provides Regulatory Framework for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Standard
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released a document it described as providing an outline of potential options for the various elements of a proposed heat injury and illness prevention standard. Read more by GLGA member Ogletree Deakins.
Get Sales Lucky
When Bill Farquharson's young daughters wanted lottery tickets, he saw an opportunity to teach them a lesson about luck. However, like sales itself, luck is a fickle thing. Read more in this week's blog. Read more on The Sales
Video - Super Cool Fold of the Week
Something exciting showed up at the Foldfactory PO Box, which led Trish Witkowski on an excursion to find a few additional examples of a really unique specialty fold that she's explored only a few times in the history of the show. So, let’s take a closer look. Read and see more.
GLGA Association News
September Features a Busy Calendar of 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!
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 Installs New Hohner Saddle Stitcher
Posted on LinkedIn by Hohner Stitching:
CONGRATULATIONS to our customer World Arts, Inc. Printing, Spencer, IN, on the installation of this brand new HHS-Futura in saddle stitcher configuration! Thank you to the entire World Arts Inc. Printing team and our own staff for the smooth install. Read and see more.
The Marek Group Announces New Marketing Fulfillment Operations Facility
Posted on LinkedIn by The Marek Group, Waukesha, WI:

The Marek Group has been hard at work planning the relocation and consolidation of our fulfillment centers to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility located in Sussex, WI! A move that underscores our commitment to growth and efficiency in expanding our marketing fulfillment operations! Read more.
SG360° Presenting at DELIVERED Conference 2023
Posted on their website blog by SG360°, Wheeling, IL:

SG360°'s VP of Marketing Melanie De Caprio joins a who’s who of luminaries from across the marketing landscape presenting at DELIVERED Conference 2023, this September 20-21. Melanie will be sharing the latest data gleaned from 2023 research on the Future of Direct Mail. Read more.
Goal! Case Paper Signs Jeff Johnson as VP of Supply Chain
Case Paper proudly introduces Jeff Johnson as the latest star signing in the role of Vice President of Supply Chain. Johnson’s entry onto the Case team is like a perfectly executed penalty kick – strategic, precise, and destined to score big wins. Read more.
Lindner & Marsack Announces Team Members Honored as 2024 Best Lawyers
Lindner & Marsack, S.C., Milwaukee, WI, one of the region’s most respected and long-standing management-side labor, employment and worker’s compensation defense firms, today announced several team members honored among the Best Lawyers in America® in the upcoming 2024 edition. 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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