September 5: The LOUIE Awards Call for Entries begins. Learn more about the “Oscars of the Greeting Card Industry.”
September 20 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern: Graphic Artists Guild Webinar – Alan Friedman of Great Arrow Graphics and Kathy Alpert of Postmark Press will share their thoughts on a variety of topics important to designers, including what makes great greeting card design, the importance of concept/copy when presenting designs, conducting research, monitoring trends and making contacts, examples of successful artists, and more. This webinar is free to all GCA members. But you must pre-register to take advantage of this special offer.
September and October: “Happy Hours” — coming to a city near you……
The GCA is pleased to introduce metro “Happy Hours:” informal gatherings hosted by the GCA in select cities to bring member and non-member greeting card professionals together. Thanks to Joel and Lauren Gryniewski of Old Tom Foolery and Modern Lore (Twin Cities), Carlos LLanso of Legacy Publishing (Boston area), and Lawrence Yeh of Paper Pop Cards (NYC) for agreeing to host these first three “Happy Hours.” For more information on hosting or attending a “Happy Hour” in your area, contact Joseph Cox.
October 11 – 14, 2017: GCA Annual Convention
Go West and Go Bold for “Good Vibrations and Bold Inspirations” at the GCA’s 76th Annual Convention in San Diego, CA. Register today and reserve your room at the GCA-discounted rate before they sell out. From mastering the skill of “Networking for People Who Hate Networking,” to a new partnership with the USPS that will impact this year’s holiday season, and lots of San Diego fun, we hope to see you in October. For the full program, visit the Annual Convention homepage. And be sure to use our hashtag on Twitter: gcasandiego17.
October 25-28, 2017: Envelope Manufacturers Association Fall Meeting
See more information in the Postal Affairs Committee Update from Sarah Moe Meyers.
Take your concerns to Capitol Hill, and meet face to face with your elected officials. Plus, learn more about how the GCA, EMA and others groups are advocating for postal reform. All GCA members who care about the future of the mailing industry are welcome to send a representative. No prior experience talking to legislators about Postal issues or involvement on the GCA’s Postal Affairs Committee is needed. The GCA’s Vice President of Postal Affairs, Rafe Morrissey, and other GCA members, will be on hand to help you maximize the impact of your participation. Learn more
January 12, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: GCA Annual Atlanta Networking Reception
We look forward to seeing you at our annual get-together in Atlanta during AmericasMart. Stay tuned for details. We’ll see you in the “Peachtree City.”