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10/28/2020

Upcoming Regional Council Annual Meetings

The 2020 Regional Council Annual Meetings will take place November 9-12 via Zoom. We will be holding the fourth quarter council meeting where new officers and members will be elected. We are excited to also bring back Gary Jones for an important presentation on OSHA and EPA.


10/28/2020

Recognize Employees by Entering the 2021 Print Excellence Awards

Entering into the Print Excellence Awards is a great way to honor your teams' hard work in producing excellent printed media. Enter today and recognize your team for a job well done.


10/28/2020

PRINTING United Digital Experience Kicks Off

The PRINTING United Digital Experience is in full swing! Every day between now through November 12 is packed full of valuable learning experiences that cater to every segment of the industry. Check out the full schedule and make a plan to attend!


10/21/2020

Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Detroit Re-Classified by USEPA

New regulations will require printing operations to take several actions. Learn more on OSHA and EPA from Gary Jones at our 2020 Regional Council Annual Meetings taking place November 9-12 via Zoom.


10/21/2020

Members Receive 2020 Print Excellence Awards

Graphic Media Alliance delivered the Print Excellence Best of Category, Best of Show and the Judges' Awards from 2020 to our members. We look forward to seeing the entries for 2021!


10/21/2020

The Countdown to PRINTING United Digital Experience is On

The PRINTING United Digital Experience kicks off in under ONE WEEK! Are you ready? Representing market segments throughout the industry, the Digital Experience will offer education, insight, and new technology briefings for everyone across all job functions to access, at no cost.


10/15/2020

COVID-19 Resources

Stay up-to-date on the evolving updates regarding COVID-19. The latest news features Michigan's actions to protect workers and keep workplaces safe from COVID-19 and access to download the COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.


10/14/2020

Regional Council Annual Meetings

The 2020 Regional Council Annual Meetings will take place November 9-12 via Zoom. We will be holding the fourth quarter council meeting where new officers and members will be elected. We are excited to also bring back Gary Jones for an important presentation on OSHA and EPA.


10/14/2020

2021 Print Excellence Awards

Winning a Print Excellence Award can be a great self-marketing tool. It shows that you are among the elite in the industry and can help you attract new clients. Enter today!


10/14/2020

Updates from Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


10/14/2020

What Makes a Consumer Engage with Direct Mail?

Any printer that offers direct mail services needs to understand what makes consumers engage with the mail they receive. Industry research tells us that consumers consider physical mail to be an important and trusted vehicle for communications.


10/07/2020

2021 Print Excellence Awards

Participation is the theme for 2021, and we look forward to seeing all of our members participating in the Print Excellence Awards. We encourage you to start sending us your submissions!


10/07/2020

Regional Council Annual Meetings

The 2020 Regional Council Annual Meetings will take place November 9-12 via Zoom. We will be holding the fourth quarter council meeting where new officers and members will be elected. We are excited to also bring back Gary Jones for an important presentation on OSHA and EPA.


10/07/2020

U.S. Postal Service Announces Temporary Price Increase

The Postal Service is planning a time-limited price increase on all commercial domestic competitive package volume from October 18 until December 27, 2020. Retail prices and international products will be unaffected.


10/07/2020

Assistance Funds are Becoming Available in Ohio and Kentucky

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


09/30/2020

Regional Council Annual Meetings

The 2020 Regional Council Annual Meetings will take place November 9-12 via Zoom. We will be holding the fourth quarter council meeting where new officers and members will be elected. We are excited to also bring back Gary Jones for an important presentation on OSHA and EPA.


09/30/2020

2021 Print Excellence Awards

We encourage you to start preparing your 2021 PEA submissions! We look forward to seeing all the wonderful entries.


09/30/2020

Another $1.5 Billion for Ohio Employers

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has officially announced that they will provide a 1.5 billion dollar dividend to Ohio employers to ease the economic pressures created by the COVID-19 pandemic.


09/24/2020

Golf Tournament Results

Members had a great time networking and enjoyed a challenging round of golf at the 15th Annual Sterling Distribution Golf Tournament at Delaware Golf Club. Congratulations to our winners!


09/24/2020

KOREnergy Announces Electric Reduction Test

Association partner, KOREnergy, would like to remind members that there will be a one-hour electric reduction test taking place for Ohio customers on Wednesday, September 30, from 4:00-5:00 pm.


09/24/2020

Now is Not the Time to Hunker Down and Ride it Out

In times of stress and uncertainty, it’s human nature to hunker down and wait it out, until we can safely return to what we once knew. This mindset, while it may seem safe, means your business is more likely to fail during times of rapid change. Instead, it’s necessary to have a “growth mindset” to carry your company through. David Pilcher from Freeport Press shares his thoughts on how to come out ahead in 2020.


09/24/2020

BWC Group-Rating Safety Accountability

Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies.


09/17/2020

2020 Millcraft Grand Ceremony Presentation

The 2020 Millcraft Grand Ceremony provided a great video celebrating this year's award winners. Congratulations to the Best of Category, Judge's Awards, Rising Star and Best of Show winners!


09/16/2020

2020 Leadership Conference Recap

The hybrid, 2020 Leadership Conference went off with great success! The Association hosted a number of members in person while projecting a virtual conference to almost 50 additional members.


09/16/2020

Live and In-Person - Golf

Get ready for an exciting day on the golf course with your peers! The 15th Annual Graphic Media Alliance / Sterling Distribution Golf Tournament will take place next week on Monday, September 21 at Delaware Golf Club.


09/16/2020

Post Your Career Openings with Us, For Free!

One of the features of our redesigned website was the addition of the Careers section. We now have our own Association-wide, user-friendly career database and we're starting to see the listings pick up.


09/16/2020

Personalized Marketing Through Data-Driven Technology

Member company Baesman was featured by MarTech Outlook as one of the Top 10 Customer Experience Solution Providers in their latest issue. Baseman shared their perspective on how they contribute to a positive customer experience through their personalized solutions.


09/09/2020

2020 PEA Grand Ceremony Presentation and 2021 Call for Entries

While we celebrate our 2020 Print Excellence Awards winners with a video presentation during our Leadership Conference on September 14, we encourage you to start preparing your 2021 PEA submissions! We look forward to seeing all the wonderful entries.


09/09/2020

Ohio EPA Virtual Site Visits

To protect against the potential spread of COVID-19 while maintaining their mission to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations, Ohio EPA is piloting the use of virtual site visits for select categories of inspections including routine, screening and non-enforcement.


09/09/2020

COVID-19 Cases in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Decrease

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


09/09/2020

Networking is Better While Golfing!

The 15th Annual Graphic Media Alliance Sterling Distribution Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, September 21 at Delaware Golf Club.


09/09/2020

Leadership Conference: There is Still Time to Register!

Our 2020 Leadership Conference is next week, Monday, September 14. There is still time to register!


09/02/2020

Leadership Conference: Have You Registered?

Our 2020 Leadership Conference is fast approaching on Monday, September 14. There is still time to register to attend.


09/02/2020

Get Your Foursome Together!

The 15th Annual Graphic Media Alliance Sterling Distribution Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, September 21 at Delaware Golf Club.


09/02/2020

Steinhauser Creates Labeling for Braille Ale

Steinhauser stepped up to the challenge to help West Side Brewing and the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired create a label for their new collaborative beer, Braille Ale.


09/02/2020

Additional Aid is Becoming More Available in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


09/02/2020

PRINTING United

PRINTING United Alliance, producer of the PRINTING United Digital Experience that replaces this year’s in-person Expo, has announced more details about the event which now runs October 26 – November 12.


08/28/2020

Coronavirus Update

Stay up-to-date on the evolving updates regarding COVID-19.


08/26/2020

Diversity and Inclusion

during the Leadership Conference, following the Print Excellence Awards Presentation, we will host a Diversity & Inclusion webinar featuring Jeff Smith of Fisher Phillips.This webinar is open to all HR professionals in your organization at no additional cost if you are a registered conference participant.


08/26/2020

Sterling Golf Tournament - Gather Your Team!

The 15th Annual Graphic Media Alliance Sterling Distribution Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, September 21 at Delaware Golf Club.


08/26/2020

COVID-19 Business Indicators Show Recovery

COVID-19 business indicators show recovery, but a rocky road still lies ahead. Many economists and analysts still believe that the worst is over and although full economic recovery may be delayed, things will continue to head in a positive direction aside from a few speed bumps. 


08/26/2020

MIOSHA Updates

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) announced they have issued tens of thousands of dollars in fines for businesses that violated COVID-19 workplace rules in the state. MIOSHA has also launched a COVID-19 enforcement emphasis program.


08/26/2020

Financial Aid in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Start Taking Shape

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


08/19/2020

Sterling Golf Tournament to Honor Mark Sparks

The 15th Annual Graphic Media Alliance Sterling Distribution Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, September 21 at Delaware Golf Club.


08/19/2020

Industry Guidance Available from GMA

Graphic Media Alliance offers many invaluable resources. These include a safety manual, which is updated yearly, accompanied by free safety evaluations from American Safety and Health Management, and our Disaster Mutual Assistance Plan (DMAP) Program and planning guide.


08/19/2020

View From Capitol Hill

Lisbeth Lyons, Vice President, Government & Political Affairs, of PRINTING United Alliance, will present View From Capitol Hill at our 2020 Leadership Conference.


08/19/2020

Elevate Print!

It’s time for print to raise its game. Elevate Print, a free online event from Deborah Corn and Print Media Centr will be helping the industry do just that from August 25 – 27, 10am - 2pm daily.


08/19/2020

COVID-19 Cases in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Begin to Decline

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


08/14/2020

Coronavirus Update

Stay up-to-date on the evolving updates regarding COVID-19.


08/12/2020

Wage & Benefits Survey: Final Call!

This is the final call to complete your 2020 Wage & Benefits Survey. The deadline submit a completed survey is this Friday, August 14.


08/12/2020

Mark Potter to Speak at 2020 Leadership Conference

Mark Potter, Publisher of CANVAS Magazine will present the keynote session at our 2020 Leadership Conference.


08/12/2020

COVID-19 Print Business Indicators Research

The economic crisis caused by COVID-19 is unprecedented in nature and effect. To help printing companies navigate through the crisis to the recovery on the other side, NAPCO and PRINTING United Alliance have launched COVID-19 Print Business Indicators Research.


08/12/2020

Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition Releases Results on Industry Issues

Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition (GCWC) has completed a comprehensive survey of the industry and released a white paper detailing results and recommended actions. The respondents covered all areas of the industry including service providers, suppliers, associations, and schools.


08/07/2020

Coronavirus Update

Stay up-to-date on the evolving updates regarding COVID-19.


08/05/2020

New Website is Live!

Graphic Media Alliance is pleased to present our new website, as well as our newest member benefit, PerkPlans!


08/05/2020

New Conference Session: Diversity & Inclusion

We have added an additional session to this year's Conference, Diversity & Inclusion featuring Jeff Smith of Fisher Phillips.


08/05/2020

Andy Paparozzi to Speak at 2020 Leadership Conference

Andy Paparozzi, Chief Economist of PRINTING United Alliance will present "Printing Industry Economic Outlook 2021" at our 2020 Leadership Conference.


08/05/2020

Wage & Benefits Survey: There is Still Time

We have had many members already complete their 2020 Wage & Benefits Survey. If you haven't yet, don't worry! There is still time to complete it. The deadline to submit a completed survey has been extended until August 14.


07/29/2020

Coronavirus Update

Stay up-to-date on the evolving updates regarding COVID-19.


07/29/2020

Wage & Benefits Survey: There is Still Time

We have had many members already complete their 2020 Wage & Benefits Survey. If you haven't yet, don't worry! There is still time to complete it. Don't miss your chance to get the frequently-requested report for FREE by completing the survey. Participating in the survey will help you gain invaluable insights to stay competitive in your local labor marketplace.


07/29/2020

Ford Bowers to Speak at 2020 Leadership Conference

Ford Bowers, President of PRINTING United Alliance will deliver the opening remarks at our 2020 Leadership Conference.


07/29/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky COVID-19 Updates

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


07/29/2020

What Ohio Employers Need To Know About New Mask Mandate And Travel Advisory

In response to the rise and spread of newly reported COVID-19 cases, Ohio’s Department of Health issued an order this week mandating the use of face coverings in public, as well as issuing a new travel advisory for Ohioans. What do Ohio employers need to know about these developments?


07/22/2020

Wage & Benefits Survey: Have You Completed Yours Yet?

If you haven't completed the Wage & Benefits Survey, there's still time. The 2020 survey is now available for completion online! Don't miss your chance to get the frequently-requested report for FREE by completing the survey. Participating in the survey will help you gain invaluable insights to stay competitive in your local labor marketplace.


07/22/2020

2020 Leadership Conference and 15th Annual Sterling Distribution Golf Tournament

You can still expect great industry speakers and networking opportunities at the 2020 Leadership Conference taking place on September 14.The 15th Annual Graphic Media Alliance Sterling Distribution Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, September 21 at Delaware Golf Club.


07/22/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky COVID-19 Updates

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governor DeWine in Ohio, Governor Whitmer in Michigan and Governor Beshear in Kentucky.


07/22/2020

A First Step Toward Recovery for the Printing Industry

Key printing industry business indicators are showing improvement. Activity is still below what is normal for this time of the year, but movement off bottom is the first step toward recovery. From early May through early June, our industry took that step.


07/15/2020

$600 Unemployment Payment Ends Soon

The expiration of the $600 per week federal unemployment benefit program is approaching quickly on July 31.


07/15/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky COVID-19 Updates

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky are continuing to see a rise in COVID-19 cases. Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


07/15/2020

Announcing the 15th Annual Sterling Distribution Golf Tournament

The 15th Annual Graphic Media Alliance Sterling Distribution Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, September 21 at Delaware Golf Club.


07/15/2020

How Does Your Company Compare?

The most frequently requested resource for Association members is the Wage & Benefits Survey. The 2020 survey is now available for completion online! Participating in the survey will help you gain invaluable insights to stay competitive in your local labor marketplace. The report is FREE to those who complete the survey!


07/08/2020

Mask Protocol in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

With each state and cities within the state having different mask protocols, it is important to know the requirements for your location.


07/08/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky COVID-19 Updates

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky are continuing to see a rise in COVID-19 cases. Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


07/08/2020

What is the Going Rate For...?

The most frequently requested resource for Association members is the Wage & Benefits Survey. The 2020 survey is now available for completion online! Participating in the survey will help you gain invaluable insights to stay competitive in your local labor marketplace. The report is FREE to those who complete the survey!


07/08/2020

Announcing the 2020 Leadership Conference

Although the format will be different this year, you can still expect great industry speakers and networking opportunities at the 2020 Leadership Conference taking place on September 14.


07/01/2020

Thank a Printer

The printing industry is indispensable. Please enjoy this video, provided by Deborah Corn of Print Media Centr, that shows all the ways printers have helped out during the COVID-19 crisis.


07/01/2020

Troubling Pattern of COVID-19 Workplace Litigation Begins to Emerge

As an increasing number of employees return to work, employers should be aware that a number of COVID-19-related lawsuits raising FMLA and ADA concerns have already begun to emerge. What do employers need to know in order to avoid being on the receiving end of such a claim?


07/01/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 cases continue to increase as the states have continued easing the restrictions that were set forth. Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


07/01/2020

Stay Competitive in Your Market!

The most frequently requested resource for Association members is the Wage & Benefits Survey. The 2020 survey is now available for completion online! Participating in the survey will help you gain invaluable insights to stay competitive in your local labor marketplace. The report is FREE to those who complete the survey!


06/24/2020

PRINTING United Transitioning to a Comprehensive Online Experience in 2020

PRINTING United, originally scheduled to take place in Atlanta on October 21-23, 2020, will now move to a powerful online experience this fall due to constraints surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.


06/24/2020

Key Elements of the PRINTING United Alliance COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Many state and local municipalities have implemented measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As the “stay-at-home” orders imposed are lifted, many jurisdictions are requiring businesses to develop and implement a formal written plan designed to address workplace safety.


06/24/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky COVID-19 Updates

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky continue easing the restrictions that were set forth due to COVID-19. Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


06/24/2020

2020 Wage + Benefits Survey

The most frequently requested resource for Association members is the Wage & Benefits Survey. The 2020 survey is now available for completion online! Participating in the survey will help you gain invaluable insights to stay competitive in your local labor marketplace. The report is FREE to those who complete the survey!


06/17/2020

CareWorks Comp

CareWorks Comp is working hard to assist 45,000 Ohio employers in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.


06/17/2020

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

Revisions to the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) were signed into law on June 5, 2020. View a summary of the new provisions.


06/17/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky COVID-19 Updates

Did you miss the latest information relating to COVID-19 in your state? Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


06/17/2020

2020 Wage + Benefits Survey Kick Off

The most frequently requested resource for Association members is the Wage & Benefits Survey. The 2020 survey is now available for completion online! Participating in the survey will help you gain invaluable insights to stay competitive in your local labor marketplace. The report is FREE to those who complete the survey!


06/10/2020

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Webinar

Many member companies have questions on loan forgiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program. Fisher Phillips will be joining us next week on a free webinar to discuss PPP forgiveness and to answer any questions that you may have.


06/10/2020

Thermal Imaging Systems In The Workplace: Panacea Or Problem?

Employers are looking for better ways to monitor whether individuals entering their workplaces have been exposed to or are infected with COVID-19 – and the use of more sophisticated thermal scanning cameras has emerged as a possible solution.


06/10/2020

PRINTING United 2020 on Track to Reunite and Revitalize the Industry

The fall expo, which spans all market segments, is this year’s venue where the industry can come together to reset business operations for long-term continuity.


06/10/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Reopening Updates

Did you miss the latest information on your state's COVID-19 reopening plan? Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


06/03/2020

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Webinar

Many member companies have questions on forgiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program. Fisher Phillips will be joining us on a free webinar to discuss PPP forgiveness and to answer any questions that you may have.


06/03/2020

Restarting the Economy: What Printing Companies Can Expect

The economic lockdown is easing. Businesses are reopening. What can the printing industry expect going forward?


06/03/2020

How Do We Position Ourselves For Success As Things Reopen?

Normal is a word most of the world is longing for right now, and with good reason. But, as business owners, why should we settle for normal? Why not challenge yourself to aim for better than normal?


06/03/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Reopening Updates

Did you miss the latest information on your state's COVID-19 reopening plan? Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


05/27/2020

Why Ad Sales is Like the Game of Chess

As a sales person, you want to anticipate the outcome of your meeting by thinking of each question as a move in the game of chess. Each question you ask helps get you closer to the anticipated outcome of the meeting.


05/27/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Reopening Updates

As the governors continue relaxing stay-at-home orders and opening more businesses, more precautions are being put into place. Stay informed on the latest updates from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


05/27/2020

6-15-48: A Simple Way To Understand Contact Tracing In The Workplace

Fisher Phillips shares a simple numerical sequence you can remember that will enable you to follow the CDC contact tracing guidelines for general businesses: 6-15-48.


05/27/2020

Business as Unusual

During the coronavirus crisis, business as usual has come to a complete halt. It’s been business as unusual. How do you communicate with your customers and prospects? What do you say? What do you do?


05/20/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Reopening Updates

As the governors continue relaxing stay-at-home orders and opening more businesses, more orders and precautions are being put into place. Stay informed on the latest updates from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


05/20/2020

PRINTING United Alliance Addresses New USPS Postmaster General Appointment

PRINTING United Alliance addresses the appointment of Louis DeJoy, the 75th Postmaster General of the United States and Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest postal organization. DeJoy, who is expected to assume the position on June 15, will succeed Postmaster General Megan Brennan, who announced her retirement in October 2019.


05/20/2020

Graphic Village & Freestore Partner on T-Shirts for the Hungry

The Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati is facing a 200-percent increase in the need for food since the coronavirus pandemic began. To help support this organization, Association member Graphic Village is producing and selling special T-shirts with proceeds supporting the organization.


05/13/2020

Reimagining M&A in These Unprecedented Times

We will be presenting a webinar on May 28th alongside New Direction Partners. Jim Russell and Peter Schaefer will be discussing the state of mergers and acquisitions as we come out of the COVID-19 crisis. It will include an update on trends and how the M&A market is shifting due to the impact of the pandemic.


05/13/2020

The Digital Transformation in Publishing Has Left Plenty of Space for Print

Every industry is experiencing a digital transformation. For some, the pandemic has accelerated this transformation. However, it’s not about print versus digital. It’s a balance of both.


05/13/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Reopening Updates

The governors have started opening more businesses and industries in their states. Stay informed on the latest updates from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


05/13/2020

Reasons the COVID-19 Lockdown is a Great Time to Send Mail

With direct mail becoming increasingly sophisticated and printers investing in both printing and finishing equipment that enables more creative pieces, now is actually a great time to be sending mail.


05/08/2020

Newly Merged SGIA and PIA Becomes PRINTING United Alliance

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA), which merged on May 1, 2020, have announced the new organization name as a combined company: PRINTING United Alliance. They also announced its official board of directors as a merged entity. Association member Roger Chamberlain, of The Cincinnati Insurance Company, will stay on as a Director at Large.


05/08/2020

Cybersecurity Webinar with David Mauro

This is the final week to register for our virtual Cybersecurity webinar featuring David Mauro of All Covered taking place next Tuesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 13th. Make sure to include your IT and HR professionals as well!


05/08/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Reopening Updates

The Governors have started opening more businesses and industries in their states. Stay informed on the latest updates from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


05/08/2020

Reimagining M&A in These Unprecedented Times

We will be presenting a webinar on May 28th alongside New Direction Partners. Jim Russell and Peter Schaefer will be discussing the state of mergers and acquisitions as we come out of the COVID-19 crisis. It will include an update on trends and how the M&A market is shifting due to the impact of the pandemic.


05/05/2020

Cybersecurity Webinar with David Mauro

Cyber-criminals have taken advantage of security weakened by pandemic work-from-home policies. Register now for our Cybersecurity webinar featuring David Mauro taking place next week, May 12 & 13th via Zoom Conferencing.


05/05/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Reopening Updates

The Governors have officially begun opening their states back up. With these openings, they are still closely monitoring changes as they occur. Stay informed on the latest updates from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


05/05/2020

It's PIEF Scholarship Season!

Do you know a student who aspires to a career in the graphic arts? How about an employee who wants to take continuing education courses? Encourage them to apply for a PIEF Scholarship! We will be setting up virtual interviews this month.


05/05/2020

Reimagining M&A in These Unprecedented Times

We will be presenting a webinar on May 28th along side New Direction Partners. Jim Russell and Peter Schaefer will be discussing the state of mergers and acquisitions as we come out of the COVID-19 crisis. It will include an update on trends and how the M&A market is shifting due to the impact of the pandemic


05/01/2020

SGIA and PIA Merge to Become the Largest, Most Comprehensive Printing and Graphic Arts Association in the Country

The SGIA and PIA merge is complete! As of today, May 1, 2020, the two entities have officially united to bring resources and services together under one roof to best support future industry growth and longevity.


05/01/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Reopening Steps

The Governors expand on their orders and describe their plans for opening in depth. Here are the latest updates from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


05/01/2020

KOREnergy

KOREnergy


05/01/2020

Cybersecurity Webinar with David Mauro

Cyber-criminals have taken advantage of security weakened by pandemic work-from-home policies. Register now for our Cybersecurity webinar featuring David Mauro taking place May 12 & 13th via Zoom Conferencing.


04/28/2020

Reinvention in Recovery Webinar Featuring Deborah Corn

Join us this Thursday, April 30th at 2:00 pm for our free webinar with Deborah as she discusses Reinvention in Recovery: Creating a New Reality for Your Business after Corona.


04/28/2020

Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Preparing to Reopen

The Governors reveal their plans for reopening their states beginning next week. Here are the latest updates from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


04/28/2020

COVID-19 Symptoms Assessment & Testing requirements

PIA's Adriane Harrison gives advice on when employers should require an employee get tested for COVID-19, as well as the new symptoms that could be indicative of having the virus.


04/24/2020

COVID-19 Updates for Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

While the Governors initiate plans for reopening in the near future, many variables still remain. Here are the latest updates from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


04/24/2020

Reinvention in Recovery Webinar Featuring Deborah Corn

Join us Thursday, April 30th at 2:00 pm for our free webinar with Deborah as she discusses Reinvention in Recovery: Creating a New Reality for Your Business after Corona.


04/24/2020

Restoring Global Health Through Restoring Our Climate

Member company Allied Printing Company has partnered with Reduce. Reuse. Grow. Inc. to launch the Print One. Plant One. Program™ as a way to engage with their clients, employees, and community through local restoration initiatives. The following article explains how the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the importance of habitat restoration, climate action and our appreciation for nature.


04/24/2020

Cybersecurity Webinar with David Mauro

In the midst of COVID-19 concerns, hacking activity against corporations in the United States has more than doubled in the last month. Cyber-criminals have taken advantage of security weakened by pandemic work-from-home policies. Register now for our Cybersecurity webinar featuring David Mauro taking place May 12 & 13th via Zoom Conferencing.


04/24/2020

Cyber Security Webinar with David Mauro

In the midst of COVID-19 concerns, hacking activity against corporations in the United States has more than doubled in the last month. Cyber-criminals have taken advantage of security weakened by pandemic work-from-home policies. Register now for our Cybersecurity webinar taking place May 12 & 13th via Zoom Conferencing. We are pleased to bring David Mauro back to give updates on the always relevant topic of cybersecurity. There will be no charge for attending!


04/21/2020

Paycheck Protection Program Receives Additional Funding

More good news! The Paycheck Protection Program has been replenished.


04/21/2020

Reinvention in Recovery Webinar Featuring Deborah Corn

Join us Thursday, April 30th at 2:00 pm for our free webinar with Deborah as she discusses Reinvention in Recovery: Creating a New Reality for Your Business after Corona.


04/21/2020

COVID-19 Updates for Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

While the Governors are looking to start reopening their states next week, many variables still remain. Here are the latest updates from Governors DeWine, Whitmer and Beshear.


04/21/2020

How to Protect Yourself from Cyberattacks When Working from Home

As many companies adopt work-from-home policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity is a growing issue. Cybercriminals are seeking to exploit coronavirus to target companies and individuals. Register now for our Cybersecurity webinar taking place May 12 & 13th via Zoom Conferencing. We are pleased to bring David Mauro back to give updates on the always relevant topic of cybersecurity. There will be no charge for attending!


04/17/2020

Printers Added to Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers by CISA

Following a major advocacy effort by PIA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) released guidance today officially listing printers and packagers as part of the nation’s essential critical infrastructure workforce.


04/17/2020

Regional Coalition Formed to Reopen the Economy

Governors in seven Midwest states announced that they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest region. The number one priority when deciding when it’s best to reopen the economies will be based on the health and safety of the citizens and will be up to the individual governors.


04/17/2020

How Hackers Are Taking Advantage of Coronavirus

The Coronavirus has upended almost every aspect of daily life, and hackers use this to their advantage. Cyber threats are increasing as COVID-19 continues to cause global panic. Register now for our Cybersecurity webinar taking place May 12 & 13th via Zoom Conferencing. We are pleased to bring David Mauro back to give updates on the always relevant topic of cybersecurity. There will be no charge for attending!


04/17/2020

The Spring Communicator is Available!

The Spring edition of The Communicator magazine is now available online.


04/14/2020

COVID-19 Updates for Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

We have continued to monitor the Governors' press conferences on COVID-19. This article recaps and condenses the recent conferences.


04/14/2020

COVID-19 OSHA Webinar Featuring ASH

We will be presenting an OSHA informational webinar featuring Gary Hanson with American Safety and Health Management Consultants on April 16th. This training can be credited to your Ohio BWC 2 hour training requirement.


04/10/2020

BWC Board Approves $1.6 Billion Dividend for Ohio Employers

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation’s Board of Directors today approved to send up to $1.6 billion to Ohio employers this spring to ease the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ohio’s economy and business community.


04/10/2020

COVID-19 OSHA Webinar Featuring ASH

We will be presenting an OSHA informational webinar featuring Gary Hanson with American Safety and Health Management Consultants on April 16th.


04/10/2020

Employer FAQs On Paycheck Protection Loans

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides much-needed economic relief to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. However, this much-needed relief comes with great confusion. Association partner Fisher Phillips has provided FAQs to help further understand the program.


04/08/2020

COVID-19 Updates for Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

We have been closely monitoring the Governors' press conferences on COVID-19. This article recaps and condenses the recent conferences.


04/07/2020

COVID-19 OSHA Webinar Featuring ASH

We will be presenting an OSHA informational webinar featuring Gary Hanson with American Safety and Health Management Consultants on April 16th.


04/07/2020

Sanitation Guides & FAQs

SGIA's Gary Jones has put together a Model Sanitation Guide as well as a list of Frequently Asked Questions.


04/07/2020

We're All in This Together

The demand for print has dropped, but there will be a bottom and then a reversal with continued growth.


04/03/2020

COVID-19 Updates for Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

We have been closely monitoring the Governors' press conferences on COVID-19. This article recaps and condenses the recent conferences.


04/03/2020

OSHA Webinar Featuring ASH

We will be presenting an OSHA informational webinar featuring Gary Hanson with American Safety and Health Management Consultants on April 16th.


04/03/2020

Ohio Stay at Home Order Extended

As the cases of COVID-19 continue to climb in Ohio, Governor DeWine has extended the Stay at Home order until May 1st.


04/03/2020

Paycheck Protection Program

Final changes have been made to the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program. Make sure you are fully prepared when you apply!


04/03/2020

Is COVID-19 a Direct Mail Opportunity?

Given that a state of social distancing/social isolation might be the new short-term norm, print service providers may need to rethink their strategies to better communicate with and support consumers during this time of limited contact.


04/03/2020

OSHA Webinar featuring ASH

We will be presenting an OSHA informational webinar featuring Gary Hanson with American Safety and Health Management Consultants.


04/01/2020

COVID-19 Updates for Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

We have been closely monitoring the Governors' press conferences on COVID-19. This article recaps and condenses the recent conferences.


03/31/2020

COVID-19 Update from Governor Beshear

We have been closely monitoring Governor Beshear's press conferences on COVID-19. This article recaps and condenses the recent conferences.


03/31/2020

COVID-19 Update from Governor DeWine

We have been closely monitoring Governor DeWine's daily press conferences on COVID-19. This article recaps and condenses the conferences from Friday, March 27th to Monday, March 30th.


03/31/2020

COVID-19 Resource Channel

Printing Industries of America (PIA), and its affiliates have joined forces with SGIA and NAPCO Media to launch a powerful resource channel dedicated to providing the printing and graphic communications industry with up-to-the-minute news and resources on COVID-19 and how to navigate the latest information about the pandemic.


03/31/2020

COVID-19 Update from Governor Whitmer

We have been closely monitoring Governor Whitmer's daily press conferences on COVID-19. This article recaps and condenses the conferences from Friday, March 27th to Monday, March 30th.


03/31/2020

OSHA Webinar featuring ASH

We will be presenting an OSHA informational webinar featuring Gary Hanson with American Safety and Health Management Consultants.


03/26/2020

How to Protect Your Business in This Time of Uncertainty

What do we do about the coronavirus? How do the Federal Reserve and Washington protect the economy? How do we protect our businesses? SGIA's Chief Economist Andy Paparozzi gives guidance on the situation.


03/26/2020

Kentucky Governor Beshear Orders "Remain Healthy at Home"

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday, March 25th, tightened restrictions on businesses and banned residential evictions under a state of emergency declaration aimed at addressing the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.


03/26/2020

Ohio Press Conferences

We have been closely monitoring Governor DeWine's daily press conferences on coronavirus. This article includes recaps from the conferences on Tuesday, March 24th and Wednesday, March 25th.


03/26/2020

Important Rules for Employers to Know

Coping with the outbreak of COVID-19 will require most employers and employees to make significant changes at work. As changes are made, employers should be mindful of the following existing laws and new laws on the horizon.


03/24/2020

COVID-19 Webinars

GMA has scheduled three webinars to update all Association members on the ongoing issues created by COVID-19. Continue reading for directions on how to join the webinar.


03/24/2020

Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Deferral

The Ohio BWC is deferring insurance premium installment payments to June 1, 2020 for March April, and May due dates.


03/24/2020

COVID-19's Effect on Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan

Find out the latest coronavirus updates in your state.


03/24/2020

Ohio Small Businesses Now Eligible for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes. It will be available for Ohio businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19.


03/19/2020

A Little Dose of Hope

In these uncertain times, it helps to remember to focus on hope, courtesy of a NY affiliate's member, Zenger Group.


03/19/2020

PIA's Advocacy Efforts

PIA reported on their advocacy efforts and the various pieces of legislation that have been passed to help small businesses. PIA continues to be in non-stop communication with the House and Senate as legislative action develops rapidly in response to COVID-19.


03/19/2020

PIA Calls for Swift Legislative Action On COVID-19

Printing Industries of America has called upon Congress to take swift legislative action to mitigate the economic impact of this pandemic on the printing and graphic communications industry by creating a federal emergency program to provide compensation for COVID-19-related employee leave.


03/19/2020

May Regional Council Meetings

Register now for our Regional Council Meetings taking place May 12-14th via Zoom Conferencing and stay up to date on threats to cyber security. There will be no charge for attending!


03/19/2020

United States Postal Service

There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 is being spread through the mail. The USPS has committed to remaining an essential service and PIA is strongly encouraging Congressional leadership to give USPS relief during this national emergency.


03/19/2020

Recommended Business Habits

Here are the top CDC-recommended tips that small business owners can take to mitigate risk, protect employees and support customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.


03/19/2020

Get Assistance from Federated Insurance

Association partner Federated Insurance is available to help you with your insurance-related coronavirus questions.


03/17/2020

Coronavirus Update

In response to the evolving Coronavirus situation, we want to update you on our efforts to ensure the health and safety of your and our employees while ensuring business continuity.


03/17/2020

Take Advantage of our Disaster Mutual Assistance Plan

During these times of uncertainty, it’s good to know that there is someone to lend a hand just around the corner. The Association’s Disaster Mutual Assistance Plan (DMAP) was created to assist members when production is affected by situations from unforeseeable issues.


03/17/2020

Teladoc is Available to Help!

Local Teladoc physicians can answer questions about COVID-19, evaluate your risk, and provide support (by phone or video) to help relieve symptoms for affected patients.


03/17/2020

Upcoming Events

With meeting restrictions constantly updating, we will be changing the format for our upcoming May Regional Council Meetings. The In-plant Peer Group meeting scheduled for April 1st has been cancelled.


03/17/2020

Keeping You Informed

Due to heightened concern over COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to keep our members up to date as changes occur.


03/12/2020

Coronavirus Update

The following is an update to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. We will continue to provide updates as they develop and encourage all of you to be vigilant and stay informed.


03/11/2020

TAGA and Continuous Improvement Status

PIA has decided to cancel next week's 2020 TAGA Annual Technical Conference. At this point the Continuous Improvement Conference will be conducted as scheduled. We will provide updates if the situation changes.


03/11/2020

May Regional Advisory Council Meetings

Save the Date for your regional council meeting coming up on May 11-14th. The May meetings will feature Deborah Corn speaking in Michigan, and Jamie Moore of Prosource speaking on cyber security in the Northern, Central, and Southern regions. Registration is now open!


03/11/2020

Coronavirus Update

Stay current with the most updated resources including a free March 13th webinar, "Responding to the Coronavirus: An Employer's Guide" and the latest info from the CDC and Teladoc. In addition, an updated coronavirus FAQ has been released by Association partner Fisher Phillips.


03/11/2020

Upshift Update

GMA partner, Upshift, the leading on-demand staffing platform, has closed $3.7 million in Series A funding to expand its team and accelerate growth across the country.


03/11/2020

The Surprising Things You Get When You Give

Association member POV Solution's Chris Yuhasz recently wrote an article on how companies can get more involved in their communities. When it comes to the things you say you care about, do the actions of your company show that?


03/04/2020

Continuous Improvement, April 5-8th, 2020

We have included information on keynote speakers for the upcoming Continuous Improvement Conference, set for April 5th - 8th, held right here in Columbus, Ohio!


03/04/2020

May Regional Advisory Council Meetings

Save the Date for your regional council meeting coming up on May 11-14th. The May meetings feature a current and relevant topic, along with a brief business meeting and lunch.


03/04/2020

Coronavirus and Influenza Update

PIA has released an update on coronavirus and the flu in the United States. Although this number is changing regularly, no new policies or travel restrictions have come about. Association partner Fisher Phillips released FAQs for employers regarding coronavirus.


03/04/2020

Still Looking for Employees?

As the Columbus Dispatch production work closes down in Columbus, Graphic Media Alliance has offered to help find employment opportunities for any displaced Dispatch employees and assist in connecting them with local printing and graphic communication companies.


03/04/2020

76% of Waste Could be Diverted From Landfill

More than three-quarters of the waste going into the Franklin County sanitary landfill could be recycled or composted, according to the results of a waste-stream study conducted over the past year.


02/26/2020

Virus Management

Will your business be affected by absenteeism and supply chain issues related to viruses this season? 


02/26/2020

Deborah Corn to Speak at May Council Meeting in Michigan

Deborah Corn will be back for another Association event as she prepares to speak with our Michigan region at the May Advisory Council Meeting on May 11th.


02/26/2020

CI Conference to Include Tour of Hopkins Printing

When you think of an exceptional print facility, what comes to mind? Join us April 5–8 in Downtown Columbus, Ohio for an outstanding conference on operational excellence. You’ll hear real stories of approaches printing companies use to increase productivity and reduce spoilage. Make sure to attend the tour hosted by Association member Hopkins Printing!


02/26/2020

Important Updates from the BWC

Association partner CareWorks Comp wants you to stay up to date on happenings in the world of Workers Comp including posting a summary of work-related Injuries and illnesses until April 30th, and information on "Better You, Better Ohio," BWC’s Health and Wellness Program.


02/26/2020

Employers Must Use A New I-9 Form For 2020

The federal government just released an updated Form I-9, and although you aren’t required to use the new version until May 1, 2020, best practices dictate that you should start using it immediately.


02/26/2020

GCWC Announces Website and Design Competition

The Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition (GCWC) has made significant progress in the past several months since it was first organized. Their new website it now live, and a student design contest has been announced to create a logo.


02/19/2020

CI Conference to Include Tour of Hopkins Printing

When you think of an exceptional print facility, what comes to mind? Join us April 5–8 in Downtown Columbus, Ohio for an outstanding conference on operational excellence. You’ll hear real stories of approaches printing companies use to increase productivity and reduce spoilage. Make sure to attend the tour hosted by Association member Hopkins Printing!


02/19/2020

It's PIEF Scholarship Season!

Do you know a student who aspires to a career in the graphic arts? How about an employee who wants to take continuing education courses? Encourage them to apply for a PIEF Scholarship!


02/19/2020

Ohio BWC to Increase Safety Grants

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has been officially approved for their requested additional $30 million dollars for safety grants. Grants are available for many programs including training, wellness programs and equipment to reduce injuries and illnesses.


02/19/2020

Top 25 Industries for Print Demand in 2020

The Top 25 Hot Markets for Printing in 2020 marks the 40th year of this exclusive overview by Vincent Mallardi in partnership with Printing Impressions. This forecast analyzes patterns among principal purchasers in the 25 industries and sectors that are forecasted to spend the most on printing in 2020.


02/19/2020

Ask the Technical Experts!

One of the benefits of membership is the technical expertise provided by PIA. See the February issue of their Q&A, "Ask the Technical Experts," for advice on how to zap your Mac for better performance, cleanliness standards in a printing facility, and character height tolerances for font sizes.


02/12/2020

Print Week 2020 - Michigan Region Recap

On February 11th, we enjoyed our first 2020 Michigan Region Print Week Banquet in Ferndale, MI. Check out the highlights from the celebration!


02/12/2020

Print Week 2020 Ben's Bash

On February 6th, we enjoyed our 2020 Northern Region Ben's Bash in Cleveland, OH. We had a great time back at the 100th Bomb Group. Check out some event photos here.


02/12/2020

Many Thanks to our Sponsors!

As we say every year (because it's true!) we wouldn't be able to offer such great recognition events and banquets with so many fantastic networking opportunities without our generous and committed sponsors!


02/12/2020

PEA 2020: Best of Region Recognition

Our Print Week events over the past few weeks have recognized not only the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for the print contest, but also the Best of Region and the People's Choice at each event. See the list of winners here!


02/05/2020

Best Workplace in the Americas Winners Announced

Several Association members were recently announced as winners in PIA's Best Workplace in the Americas awards. Join us in congratulating these companies for providing a great place to work in the printing industry!


02/05/2020

Michael Makin to Speak at Michigan Print Week Celebration

Our Michigan Region Print Week banquet and PEA award recognition is set for Tuesday, February 11th. We hope to see you there!


02/05/2020

Print Week 2020 Central Banquet

On January 30th, we enjoyed our 2020 Central Print Week Banquet in Gahanna, OH. Check out the highlights from the banquet!


02/05/2020

OSHA 300A Filing Deadline March 2, 2020

March 2nd is the deadline to electronically submit OSHA 300A form information for injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2019.


02/05/2020

What’s New in HR?

It is a new year and the start of a new decade. Find out what HR practitioners need to know about trends in human resources management. The first quarterly HR webinar will take place February 6th, 2020.


01/29/2020

Print Week 2020 - Northern Region's Hall of Distinction Inductee

Our Northern Region event is set for February 6th. Read more about the new inductee into the Hall of Distinction and reserve your spot now!


01/29/2020

Print Week 2020 Southern Banquet

On January 23rd, we enjoyed our 2020 Southern Print Week Banquet in Covington, KY. Check out the highlights from the banquet!


01/29/2020

Printing Arts Press Merges with Proforma Graphic Services

As Association member, Printing Arts Press, celebrates their 75th year of business, they have also announced their recent merger with Proforma Graphic Services.


01/29/2020

Graphic Village Acquires Local Branding Agency

Association member Graphic Village has acquired Intrinzic, one of the region's branding agencies. Intrinzic’s 15 employees will join Graphic Village’s 156 workers in its existing Blue Ash office.


01/29/2020

Wide-Format Summit 2020

This year's SGIA Wide-Format Summit will take place April 20-22 in Austin, TX. This summit offers strategic-level insights into what printing industry leaders should do to improve and optimize their business and is a free, all-inclusive experience for qualified attendees.


01/22/2020

Print Week 2020 - Central Region's Franklinton Award Winner

With PEA Printing Week officially under way, we would like to give you a preview of the Franklinton Award Winner in the Central Region. You won't want to miss this honorary presentation, as well as all the PEA winners accepting their awards January 30th.


01/22/2020

Print Week 2020 Bierstube

On January 21st, we kicked off our 2020 Print Week Events in Cincinnati for our Southern Region! Check out the highlights from the Bierstube!


01/22/2020

Group Retrospective Enrollment Packets due Soon!

The deadline to enroll in our workers’ compensation group program is fast approaching! Make sure you choose the program administered by Association Partner, CareWorks Comp.


01/22/2020

What's New in HR?

PIA is announcing a series of four HR webinars in 2020 to keep members up to date on Human Resources, Labor and Employment.


01/22/2020

Prevention Could Mean Profits

Establishing and promoting a culture of risk management can have a silent, but significant, impact at your business. Association partner Federated Insurance explains how emphasis on workplace safety and loss prevention helps businesses run more efficiently and avoid errors that could dent or break the bottom line.


01/22/2020

Continuous Improvement Conference Columbus 2020

Plan now to attend the 2020 CI Conference, which will be held right here in Columbus Ohio! This is a great opportunity to attend one of PIA’s strongest events with the added convenience of a local event. We recommend that any executives and managers looking for ways to reduce operational costs and improve their customers’ experience and satisfaction through process improvement should attend.


01/15/2020

Print Week 2020 - Southern Region's Printer of the Year

Our Southern Region events are coming up quickly. We would like to give you a preview of the Printer of the Year award winner. You won't want to miss this honorary presentation, as well as the presentation for the William Maxwell Award recipient! Southern events are scheduled for January 21st and 23rd.


01/15/2020

We Are Making Changes to Our Website!

We are in the process of updating our website. Be aware that changes will be happening in the coming week. Your current login to access member content will be replaced.


01/15/2020

Important Updates from the BWC

Association partner CareWorks Comp wants you to stay up to date on upcoming deadlines and has shared resources to help you promote worker safety. Also, a reminder that the deadline for Group Retrospective Enrollment is January 24.


01/15/2020

Boost Your Profits with PIA's Performance Ratios

PIA's Performance Ratios (previously the Dynamic and Financial Ratios) online tool can boost your profits by benchmarking your financial and operational position against other printing firms and industry profit leaders.


01/15/2020

Continuous Improvement Conference Columbus 2020

Plan now to attend the 2020 CI Conference, which will be held right here in Columbus Ohio! This is a great opportunity to attend one of PIA’s strongest events with the added convenience of a local event. Several of our members attended the 2019 conference and highly recommend it!


01/08/2020

Print Week 2020 - Southern Region's William Maxwell Award Recipient

Our Southern Region events are coming up quickly. We would like to give you a preview of the Maxwell Award winner. You won't want to miss this honorary presentation, as well as the presentation for Printer of the Year! Southern events are scheduled for January 21st and 23rd.


01/08/2020

Detroit Club of Craftsmen Meeting

Join the Detroit Club of Craftsmen on January 21st, 2020 for a free presentation on Retirement Planning featuring Morgan Stanley. This event takes place at at the Allied Customer Experience Center in Ferndale, MI.


01/08/2020

MIWISH Grant Program and MI OSHA Updates

The MIOSHA Workplace Improvement to Safety and Health (MIWISH) Program awards employers in the state of Michigan a dollar-for-dollar match – up to $5,000 – to qualifying employers for projects designed to reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers. Read more on this and other updates from MIOSHA.


01/08/2020

Continuous Improvement Conference Columbus 2020

The CI Conference is one of PIA’s strongest events and the 2019 event attracted more than 250 attendees, including a number of our members. With Columbus selected for the location for 2020, we are expecting to see many more members in attendance.


01/08/2020

Ask the Technical Experts!

One of the benefits of membership is the technical expertise provided by PIA. See the January issue of their Q&A, "Ask the Technical Experts," for advice on paper sizing, if online training is sufficient for OSHA requirements, and installation issues you may encounter with new equipment.


01/08/2020

Group Retrospective Enrollment Packets due Soon!

The deadline to enroll in our workers’ compensation group program is fast approaching! Make sure you choose the program administered by Association Partner, CareWorks Comp.


01/03/2020

Have You Registered for Print Week 2020?

We are notifying the winners in the 2020 Print Excellence Awards and the distinguished people who will be recognized at our upcoming Print Week events. It's time to register so you can join in the fun! Keep reading First Impression in the coming weeks for more details on our Print Week events.


01/03/2020

GMA Business Development Director Michigan and Northwest Ohio

With many new members joining Graphic Media Alliance from Michigan, the Association is looking to hire a Business Development Director for the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region.


01/03/2020

Continuous Improvement Conference Columbus 2020

The CI Conference is one of PIA’s strongest events and the 2019 event attracted more than 250 attendees, including a number of our members. With Columbus selected for the location for 2020, we are expecting to see many more members in attendance.


01/03/2020

The Innovation Trifecta: Making Smarter Decisions by Asking Customer-Focused Questions

Association member POV Solution's Chris Yuhasz recently wrote an article on how to gain an edge in the market by diversifying products and services through innovation. If you start with real-world questions that put your customer at the center, you’ll know you’re headed in the right direction.


12/18/2019

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Graphic Media Alliance!


12/18/2019

Have You Registered Yet for Print Week 2019?

We are notifying the winners in the 2019 Print Excellence Awards and the distinguished people who will be recognized at our upcoming Print Week events. It's time to register so you can join in the fun! Keep reading First Impression in the coming weeks for more details on our 2020 Print Week Events.


12/18/2019

Prestigious Print Week Regional Awards

Do you know someone who has made a notable contribution not only to our industry but also to our communities? We are still looking for nominations for the Franklinton Award in the central region, and the Hall of Distinction in the northern region.


12/18/2019

New Skillsets Are Required for Growth in the Commercial Printing Industry

SGIA's Andy Paparozzi discusses the consensus that sustained profitability isn’t about finding the next big thing. Rather, it’s about cultivating skills in mission-critical disciplines. The key for commercial printers is cultivating skills in several areas.


12/13/2019

Graphic Media Alliance Business Development Director Michigan and Northwest Ohio

With many new members joining Graphic Media Alliance from Michigan, the Association is looking to hire a Business Development Director for the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region.


12/13/2019

Michigan Region Industry Briefing & PEA Recognition

We will be hosting our first Michigan region Print Excellence Awards recognition event in conjunction with our Advisory Council Meeting on February 11th. Join us to hear PIA president, Michael Makin give an update on the industry and honor our PEA winners!


12/13/2019

Print Week 2020 - Registration is Open

Registration is open for our Print Week events in January and February. We are looking forward to seeing the Print Excellence Award winners receive their Gold, Silver and Bronze awards and find out who won Best of Region!!


12/13/2019

100th Year Anniversary Logo Contest Winner

Our Print Excellence Awards judges have selected a winner for our 100th Year Anniversary Logo Contest!


12/06/2019

Print Week 2020 - Mark Your Calendar!

Plans are firming up for the Print Week events in January and February. We are looking forward to seeing the Print Excellence Award winners receive their Gold, Silver and Bronze awards and find out who won Best of Region!!


12/06/2019

Nominate Someone Today!

Do you know someone who has made a notable contribution not only to our industry but also to our communities? Nominations are open for our prestigious regional awards! The deadline to submit nominations is December 13th.


12/06/2019

Graphic Village Expands Marketing Offerings with Canon Solutions America

Canon Solutions America, Inc. announced that Association member, Graphic Village, has expanded its digital printing capabilities with the addition of an Océ VarioPrint i300 sheetfed inkjet press to its already impressive digital printing footprint.


12/06/2019

Ohio EPA Compliance Assistance Conference

Ohio EPA’s 11th Compliance Assistance Conference will be held at the Columbus Convention Center on March 31st and April 1st of 2020.


11/20/2019

A Game Changing Unification

The Board of Directors of PIA officially passed a resolution to merge with SGIA and have recommended that the members of PIA approve the merger. This merger, if approved, is expected to become effective May 1, 2020.


11/20/2019

FINAL CALL!!

We are in our final week of Print Excellence Awards and 100th Anniversary logo submissions. Make sure to get your entries to us no later than November 27th.


11/20/2019

Industry Leaders Wanted!

Do you know someone who has made a notable contribution not only to our industry but also to our communities? Nominations are now open for our prestigious regional awards!


11/20/2019

Don’t Be Afraid of Color!

COLOR20 is where you’ll get the best insights, the best practices, and the best answers to all of your color questions You’ll discover strategies, tactics, technology, and even a few secrets about finding success in color.


11/18/2019

Workers' Compensation Group Rating Deadline Extension!

The deadline to enroll in our workers’ compensation group program has been extended to November 21st, 2019! Make sure you choose the program administered by Association Partner, CareWorks Comp.


11/15/2019

Holiday Survey Results

The results of our annual holiday survey are available! Thank you to everyone who participated.


11/15/2019

Print Excellence Awards and 100th Anniversary Logo Contest Final Extension!

We know many of our members have been in their busy season, and we want to make sure anyone who wants to enter the Print Excellence Awards and 100th Anniversary Logo contest has a chance to. Therefore, we have extended the deadline. We will be accepting entries no later than November 27th.


11/15/2019

Top Ten Print Industry OSHA Citations

In his recent November 11-14th speaking tour of our four regional councils, Gary Jones provided an update on EPA and OSHA regulatory activities and other key environmental and safety topics. Members can view Gary's presentation for specific information.


11/15/2019

Nominations Are Open for 2020 Print Week Awards!

Do you know someone who has made a notable contribution not only to our industry but also to our communities? Nominations are now open for our prestigious regional awards!


11/15/2019

2020 Best Workplace in the Americas

Time is almost up to submit your workplace for the 2020 Best Workplace in the Americas program! The awards program focuses on Human Relations and recognizes companies that have superior practices in three categories: Communication & Culture, Employee Resources & Benefits, and Safety & Work Environment. Submissions are due November 19th.


11/15/2019

Are Your Company Drivers Prepared for Inclement Weather Season?

Over the next several months, extreme weather — rain, wind, snow, sleet, hail and ice — will be in full force. Association partner, Federated Insurance, has tips to ensure your drivers get to their destination safely.


11/06/2019

Print Excellence Awards and 100th Anniversary Logo Contest Deadline Extended!

We have extended the deadline to submit Print Excellence Awards entries until November 14th, 2019. Feel free to bring your entries to the Regional Council Meetings, and we will pick them up from you. The deadline to submit 100th Anniversary logo designs has also been extended until November 14th.


11/06/2019

There is Still Time to Register!

Join us next week, November 11th through 14th, at one of our regional fall meetings to hear Gary Jones, SGIA's Director of Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs, give his annual OSHA and EPA update.


11/06/2019

2019 Holiday Survey

It is time again to participate in Graphic Media Alliance’s annual Holiday Survey. Please take a moment or two to fill out the quick questionnaire and send it back to us. We will also have the surveys available at our regional council meetings for a more complete response.


11/06/2019

In Memoriam of Mary Held

The Association was saddened to hear of the loss of Mary Held, former owner of Old Trail Printing and 2017 Franklinton Award Winner, last week. Our thoughts are with Mary’s family and friends during this difficult time.


11/06/2019

Detroit Club of Craftsmen Tour

Join the Detroit Club of Printing House Craftsmen next week, Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, for a tour of Foresight Group Super Signs in Lansing, Michigan.


10/30/2019

Gain Industry Recognition!

Recipients of Print Excellence Awards have been known to use their success as leverage in the industry. Receiving an award in the competition will show your customers that you are among the elite in the industry. Your employees can feel proud knowing they work for a highly-regarded company. We will be accepting entries until November 1st, 2019.


10/30/2019

Registration is Filling Up, but We Still Have Room for You!

We are expecting a great turnout for each of our four Regional Annual Council Meetings held November 11th - 14th. Reserve your spot today to hear Gary Jones, SGIA's Director of EHS, give his annual OSHA and EPA update.


10/30/2019

2019 Holiday Survey

It is time again to participate in Graphic Media Alliance’s annual Holiday Survey. Please take a moment or two to fill out the quick questionnaire and send it back to us. We will also have the surveys available at our regional council meetings for a more complete response.


10/30/2019

100th Anniversary Logo Design Contest

2020 will mark the Association’s Centennial, and we need YOU to help design our celebratory logo! We have received several entries already; we would LOVE to see your design!


10/30/2019

Teladoc Awarded J.D. Power Recognition

Teladoc received the highest score among direct-to-consumer providers in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Telehealth Satisfaction Study of customers’ satisfaction with their provider.


01/26/2018

Best Workplace in the Americas Winners Announced

Several Association members were recently announced as winners in PIA's Best Workplace in the Americas awards. Join us in congratulating these companies for providing a great place to work in the printing industry!


05/27/2011

Ohio State Fair/L&M Conference/Golf

Program At-A-Glance

We're gearing up for another spectacular Leadership & Management Conference on Aug. 7-9 at Quest Business Centers in Columbus. Mark your calendar. This is one event you won't want to miss.