Happy summer, everyone. I just thought it was a good time to share a brief update on several projects in which your association has been involved. First, we are pleased to report that the changes suggested for the GCA Bylaws have been approved by the membership! Thanks for your vote. It really DOES matter. In […]
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the new Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is beginning to engage with key mailing industry representatives in Washington, D.C. The Postal Affairs Committee looks forward to engaging Mr. Gowdy on reform of the USPS, a topic important to us all. Meanwhile, a new industry-wide stakeholder support letter to […]
The Greeting Card Association has added a professional development event to its lineup of member activities during the National Stationery Show, taking place in New York, NY at the Jacob Javits Center. The new “Meet the Greeting Card Experts” program, on Monday, May 22, offers participants a chance to interact with and ask questions of […]
The “GCA Village” (Twitter: #GCAVillage), a new multi-company community of members, is being unveiled for the first time on the show floor at NSS 2017, in booth #1310. The GCA Village is the association’s official home at the NSS, and a busy hub of activity for a variety of GCA-member companies. Our hope is that […]
Want to preview your USPS mail before it arrives? Very soon, customers may be able to do just that. Now being rolled out in selected areas, the USPS “Informed Delivery” program offers a first glance at mail about to hit your mailbox. More…
Contrary to what has sometimes been reported, there is optimism surrounding opportunities for postal reform. This article from the Washington Post offers some of the latest developments on the subject. Thanks to our Postal Affairs Committee and its Chair, Sarah Moe Myers, for their continued leadership during this critical year. Click here for more.
Review details from March 10, 2017 Twitter event: https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%23GCAVillage Have you considered getting back into the swing of things and re-entering the National Stationery Show in 2017? Or perhaps you are a new company interested in testing the waters for the first-time? Not interested in all of the baggage or logistics that sometimes accompany exhibiting at […]
Legislation to stabilize Postal Service finances was recently introduced. H.R. 756, The Postal Reform Act of 2017, mirrors legislation that the GCA supported last year and is crucial to ensuring affordable postage rates for greeting card customers. A summary of the bill may be reviewed here. We thank the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for providing […]