COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Many members have contacted us with questions about how the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is impacting their operations. Others are looking for potential partners for outsourcing work. GLGA has compiled these resource pages with links to information, education and useful downloads to help you and your staff during this emergency.

Please click on a section to be taken to the web page for those resources. Be sure to check back as we are adding new links daily.

 

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Personal Protective Equipment Suppliers:

Many GLGA member companies are now offering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), signage, and other supplies to help businesses protect their staffs and customers during the pandemic. If you are a business owner/manager and are looking to purchase supplies, please click here.

Latest Issues of E-Newsletters

Latest Issues of E-Newsletters

GLGA publishes our Currents e-newsletter every Tuesday via our Constant Contact e-mail service. This e-newsletter has industry news; HR information; sales and marketing information; links to events and industry reports; member news; and information to help you navigate the changes in the business world caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to be added to the Currents mailing list or are looking for a copy of a previous issue, please contact Sharon Flick.

Currents – August 4, 2020
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July 28, 2020
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July 21, 2020
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July 14, 2020
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June 30, 2020
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June 16, 2020
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June 9, 2020
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June 2, 2020


GLGA publishes our Weekly Calendar of Events e-newsletter every Monday morning via our Constant Contact e-mail service. This digest has information with registration links for upcoming programs, events and webinars.  If you would like to be added to this mailing list, please contact Sharon Flick and specify which state version (or versions – we have one for each of our three states) you would like to receive.

Illinois Weekly Calendar – August 3, 2020
Indiana Weekly Calendar – August 3, 2020
Wisconsin Weekly Calendar – August 3, 2020

 

 

Upcoming Webinars

These GLGA webinars are FREE for members:

 

 

FREE Educational Webinars on Pandemic-Related Topics:

Event Photos

     

Please use these links to view and download photos from previous events. Hope you were able to attend!

2020:

20-19-20 IL Bowling and Bocce MIXer, Oak Brook, IL

02-04-20 WI Women [in] Print Networking Luncheon, Waunakee, WI

2019:

9-17-19 WI Women [in] Print Networking Luncheon, Sussex, WI

08-14-19 Wisconsin State Golf Outing, Cambridge, WI

07-17-19 Chicagoland Printers Scholarship Golf Outing, Bensenville, IL

05-22-19 Graphics Excellence Awards Celebration, Addison, IL

05-22-19 Graphics Excellence Awards Celebration, Milwaukee WI

02-13-19 IL Bowling and Bocce MIXer, Oak Brook, IL

2018:

11-28-18 IN Holiday Celebration, Fishers, IN

10-10-18 WI Sporting Clays, Waukesha, WI

10-01-18 PRINT 18 Member Reception, Chicago, IL

08-08-18 Wisconsin State Golf Outing, Cambridge, WI

07-18-18 Chicagoland Printers Scholarship Golf Outing, Bensenville, IL

05-23-18 Graphics Excellence Awards Celebration, Milwaukee, WI

05-23-18 Graphics Excellence Awards Celebration, Addison, IL

02-07-18 IL Bowling and Bocce MIXer, Oak Brook, IL

2017:

11-30-17 IN Holiday Celebration, Fishers, IN

 

Information on Essential Businesses

Information on Essential Businesses

March 24, 2020

Over the past few days the Association have been working with the governors’ offices in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin to determine the status of printers during “Stay in Shelter” (IL), “Stay at Home (IN), and Safer at Home” (WI) Executive Orders. It should be noted that the language used in all three executive orders mirrors one another.

Please note that printers are not specifically listed as an “essential business” in the executive orders. However, if your company is a vendor, supplier or provides other support to an essential business that is required for the essential business’s operation, then your business is exempt. Additionally, if your company is engaged in, “mail, post, shipping, logistics, delivery and pick-up services” you are also exempt from the executive orders. To view a list of what is essential, please click here.

The printing industry continues to be a major supply chain vendor to Critical Infrastructure Industries outlined by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and are essential for the continued function of the economy in this time of crisis. We realize each company will manage these orders in their own way and we encourage each to practice safe guidelines that have been spelled out by the United States Center for Disease Control.

As we move forward, the Association will continue providing the industry with information on proposed legislation and education on how to navigate during this extremely difficult event. As always, please contact us directly at (262) 522-2210 if you have any questions or need assistance in any way.

Joseph Lyman
President
Great Lakes Graphics Association
Phone- 262-522-2212

Discover New Digital Opportunities with Clickable Paper

Discover New Digital Opportunities with Clickable Paper


Augmented Reality is a hot topic, and this webinar will show you how you can use it to provide more value to your customers and generate new revenue in the process. Print providers must differentiate their businesses to beat the competition and Visual Search Technology will allow you to enhance traditional printed pieces to connect end users with digital content. Just by pointing a smartphone or tablet at a printed piece, users can be immersed in a digital experience.

Augmented reality helps your printed materials live longer, adding more value to the standard printed page. Being able to provide this added value to your customers will ultimately earn you more long-term business.

In this webinar we will:

  • Review the various augmented reality technologies
  • Discuss their strengths and weaknesses
  • Show you a wide range of real life applications
  • Explore the detailed analytics available
  • Discuss postal trends and opportunities for savings

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