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Committee Updates – February 2020

Committee Updates – February 2020

Noted: the Greeting Card Expoby John Smyth, A. Smyth Co.Co-Chair, Noted 2020Noted continues to inch closer to its San Francisco debut! With a focus on getting the word out, we sent our first mailer to 7,000 retailers, placed an ad in Stationery Trends, and grew the...

GCA Events – December 2019

GCA Events – December 2019

January 17, 2020GCA's Annual Networking Event at AmericasMart Mark your calendar, and get ready to kick off the show season in Atlanta with us. RSVP here.May 1 - 3, 2020Noted: The Greeting Card ExpoNoted: The Greeting Card Expo will take place May 1 - 3, 2020 at the...

Committee Updates – December 2019

Committee Updates – December 2019

Noted: the Greeting Card Expoby John Smyth & George WhiteCo-Chairs, NotedAs we wrap up 2019 and move to 2020, the Noted Committee is continuing to move forward with two goals: getting the most retailers to Noted 2020 in San Francisco and bringing the best product...

From the President – December 2019

From the President – December 2019

December 2019Despite the popular refrain that “trade show traffic is down,” greeting card publishers and retailers alike consistently report that trade shows remain a leading way—if not THE leading way—to establish new partnerships.For retailers, trade shows provide a...

USPS Announcement for 2020 Postal Rates

USPS Announcement for 2020 Postal Rates

On October 9, 2019, The United States Postal Service (USPS) filed new rates for 2020 with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The USPS elected to keep the rate for the Forever Stamp at 55 cents and the rate for an additional ounce at 15 cents meaning that the cost...