Early Bird Deadline for LOUIE Entries is November 16th!

Visit the LOUIE Awards submission site to begin preparing your entries now.

Join the GCA for a Happy Hour in Cincinnati on November 20th

The recent GCA Happy Hours program is starting up again! And this time, it will be held in the Midwest. Join us for a GCA Happy Hour in Cincinnati on Tuesday, November 20.  Meet us at 3 Points Urban Brewery, 331 East 13th Street. These GCA Happy Hours – informal gatherings in select cities – are an opportunity for you to engage with the greeting card community in your area to talk cards, industry trends – or whatever is on your mind!  We’ve also held Happy Hours in Boston, Cleveland and Minneapolis.  If you’re interested in attending an upcoming GCA Happy Hour – or would like to host one, contact Amanda.

U.S Postal Service Holiday Campaign in November/December

Stay tuned for how your company can get involved in the U.S. Postal Service Holiday Campaign. This will be the second year that the GCA is informally partnering with the USPS on this campaign. Check out @KatieRyanAva to see how the USPS is working with this influencer.

Final Deadline for LOUIE Entries on January 7th

Now in its 30th year of celebrating the art, design and creativity of greeting cards, the LOUIE Awards entry process is in full swing. The early bird deadline is November 16; final deadline is January 7, 2019. And stay tuned for information on the May 19, 2019 LOUIE Bash!

GCA Annual Atlanta Networking Reception

It’s an annual tradition! We kick off the New Year with an exclusive member reception during the January Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. A great way to end the day and get reconnected with members and colleagues. GCA leaders and others plan to join us on January 11th. You should too! In addition, Associate members have an opportunity to display their latest products and paper samples with those in attendance. Register today.

GCA Village Returns to the National Stationary Show in February

Back for its third year……the GCA Village at the National Stationery Show™ provides GCA members the opportunity to make the most out of the show with a smaller investment.  Join a small group of GCA member companies.  You decide the type of racks/shelving you would like and we’ll have this community space ready for you.  Need to walk the show?  GCA team members will staff the exhibit.

For sign-up and application details, contact Executive Director Peter Doherty.