The 2022 *Noted Expo will be co-located with SF NOW at the unique and vibrant Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, located on the water between Aquatic Park and Marine Green, in San Francisco CA. The event will take place on April 28 and 29, 2022. This offers a new, design-forward market extending both *Noted and NY NOW to the West Coast.
Greeting Card Association Takes Top Honors at ASAE Power of A Summit Awards: Every Association has a Role in Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At the annual American Society of Association Executive’s (ASAE) Power of A Summit Awards dinner, the Greeting Card Association (GCA) was honored with the highest recognition, the Summit Award for Diversity & Inclusion for its Black Makers Pitch Program. The Summit Awards dinner is the premier event in the association industry which honors six award-winning programs that have made a significant impact in their community. Andrea Williams of Paisley Paper Co. accepted the award on behalf of GCA at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
In the midst of the overwhelming challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic came another painful reckoning for US society. Issues of racism and inequality were laid bare and no longer something that could be ignored or dismissed – the time had come when merely acknowledging the problem was recognized as insufficient. Some associations and industries spoke out, some stayed silent, and others found ways to push for solutions and changes. “The GCA Board of Directors recognized the need to take action, to genuinely welcome underrepresented members into the community, to showcase cards for diverse audiences, and to make an effort to uplift and empower black makers,” says GCA Executive Director, Nora Weiser.
*Noted: The Greeting Card Expo co-located with SF NOW
April 28 & 29, 2022
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco
GCA is excited to announce that the 2022 *Noted Expo will be co-located with SF NOW. This offers a new, design-forward market extending both *Noted and NY NOW to the West Coast. *Noted co-located with SF NOW will take place at the unique and vibrant Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, located on the water between Aquatic Park and Marine Green, in San Francisco CA. The event will take place on April 28 and 29, 2022.
*Noted co-located with SF NOW, will offer brands, makers, and artisans an all-in-one tactile boutique setting to meet buyers, celebrate creativity, and tell their stories. The event will be a prime opportunity to see what’s trending, trend spot, and place orders in a location convenient for West Coast retailers and designers.
*Noted has quickly become THE event for the greeting card community, including makers, retailers, and sales reps,” says GCA president George White. “NY NOW has a well-earned reputation for providing a curated selection of specialty gift suppliers that gift retailers need to attend each year to stay on trend. A co-located *NOTED/SF NOW show will bring the best of greeting card, gift, and lifestyle makers into one hall, providing a unique, must-attend solution for retailers of all sizes seeking the best offerings for their customers.
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*Noted: The Greeting Card Expo
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