GCA’s Card Talk
Issue 49 June, 2019
Following *Noted: the Greeting Card Expo, the GCA is continuing to reinvent its events! Find out more about our next event coming up in September, as well as GCA member news & other industry updates in this issue of Card Talk.
Card Talk is a GCA member newsletter, published six times per year, providing members and others with information on the latest trends and issues that might impact the industry and their businesses, as well as meaningful opportunities for information exchange and business development. Content for Card Talk comes from GCA leaders, volunteers, members and staff. Questions regarding the latest issue may be directed to our Communications Manager, Maggie Schultz.
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From the President
As the current Vice President of the GCA, to be installed as president at our Workshop Retreat in Naples in September (register now!), I am excited to pen my first (soon-to-be) President column for Card Talk. And what a great time to be the incoming president: thanks to the addition of more than 40 (!) new members who exhibited at Noted in Brooklyn, the GCA now has more members than it has had in more than a decade!
For this issue, we are pleased to share insights from Leader Paper Products! Find out what products/services LPP offers, their experience as a long-term GCA Member & LPP’s history!
In the News
Member Articles and more
Read the latest updates from Paper Epiphanies, Designer Greetings and Ecological Fibers, Inc. A collection of the best coverage from Noted: The Greeting Card Expo is also included here, as well as the results from the 2019 LOUIE Awards. Were you one of the winners? And after a successful 2018 campaign, Thinking of You Week unveils a fun, whimsical look for 2019! Read on for more!
Last month, our community launched Noted: The Greeting Card Expo. For our 2nd Annual, the GCA will move to San Francisco and team up with Blue Print! And our 30th annual LOUIE Awards celebration was filled with new award winners, live entertainment and fun! Read on for more…
Meet Us in Naples (Florida) in September for the GCA’s Annual Workshop & Retreat
Mark it on your calendars ASAP! Enjoy fun new sessions like “Speed Dating” with the Associates – Find Your Perfect Industry Supplier, Meet The Mentors, & more! And did you know that Naples is known as a golfer’s paradise with over 50 golf courses to choose from?
Thinking of You Week 2019
Our campaign will once again be supported by a USPS postmark “Thinking of You. Mail a Smile” during the whole month of September. Last year this postmark reached HALF A BILLION households!