GCA’s Card Talk

Issue 79
June, 2024

GCA is heading into the summer with meet-ups and *Noted villages on the calendar, and hard at work planning the Workshop + Retreat and Thinking of You Week. Read more about other upcoming events, catch up on the latest member news, find out some industry updates & more in this edition of Card Talk.

About Card Talk

Card Talk is GCA’s member newsletter, published six times per year, providing members and others with information on the latest trends and issues that 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? Want to contribute? Email us!

From the President

In this message want to share the joys of in-person trade shows and thoughts on sustainability in our business lives and product creation.

After a wonderful April 2024 at *Noted and the Louie celebration, our GCA community experienced a “contact high” at the show.

Read more from Andy Meehan, GCA President

From the Executive Director

Summer Markets Offer Options and Opportunities 

Dearest Gentle GCA Reader,  

As the days grow longer and the air fills with summer’s warmth, it’s time to embark on a season packed with creativity, networking, and opportunities to expand your brand and its reach. As kids, we had summer break, family vacations, the local pool, and camps for all interests.

Read more from Nora Weiser, GCA Executive Director

Member Spotlight – KushKards

Lauren Miele and KushKards is this months’ Member Spotlight. Learn more about her company, products, and why she is an active member of GCA.

Read more here

Committee Updates

Read about the 35th Annual Louie Award Ceremony, Thinking of You Week, Workshop + Retreat, an update from our Public Affairs committee, welcome our new members, and more.

Read the full article here.

State of the Product Industry

Proof to Product released its 2024 State of the Product Industry report this week with input from 925 product-based business owners.

Read more here.

In the News

News articles, industry updates, member articles, and more.

Read the latest news here.

GCA Birthday Club

The GCA Birthday Club was born to allow our community to celebrate each other in snail mail every trip around the sun. After all, most of us have already carefully crafted product to celebrate birthdays, why don’t we showcase these more within our community? As such, the GCA Birthday Club will also offer members a valuable opportunity to use, understand, and better experience our medium of choice. So let’s sharpen our card-sending game as we celebrate every member’s special day!

Check out our directory below of GCA Members, their birthdays, and their mailing addresses. Want your birthday listed? Fill out this form here.

View the Birthday Directory

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