Welcome to Graphic Media Alliance
Welcome to Graphic Media Alliance (GMA)! GMA is a community of over 250 leading graphic communications companies throughout Ohio, Michigan and northern Kentucky.
It is our goal to provide programs, offer services and promote an environment that assists you to improve your company’s profitability and adapt to the future. To that end, we have the combination of a terrific staff, excellent programs and the backing of over fifteen affiliated associations across the country including multiple graphic industry groups. We also offer many excellent programs and cost-saving plans to help support your business. GMA is proud to work with many of the most highly regarded technical and management associations in the industry.
Thank you for your membership and continued support of Graphic Media Alliance.
The first half of the year was nothing short of extraordinary, with our events kicking off to an exceptional start, marked by unprecedented attendance and participation. We expect this momentum to continue and we are so excited for our remaining events in 2023! Please click the link for more details and to register for our events.
Graphic Media Alliance (GMA) is a forward-thinking association that supports the graphic communications industry in Ohio, Michigan, and Northern Kentucky. By becoming a member of GMA, your organization can benefit from various programs and services that help enhance efficiency and profitability in the printing industry. Some of the key benefits include:
Advocacy: GMA represents its members’ interests at the local, state, and national levels by addressing legislative issues and ensuring compliance with various regulatory bodies. GMA also provides training and education to help members stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the printing/graphic communications industry.
Workforce Development: GMA has developed a 3-year strategic plan that includes building relationships with educational institutions and educators in all four regions and developing workforce pipelines for members and associate members. GMA’s workforce development efforts have resulted in an increase in student participation in various events.
Networking: GMA provides various opportunities for members to network with peers, industry experts, and potential customers. Monthly regional gatherings, advisory council meetings, print week events, and leadership conferences are some of the networking opportunities that members can take advantage of.
Services for Success: GMA offers over 30+ programs and services to its members, most of which can generate a positive ROI on membership by utilizing 2-3 programs.
Scholarship Fund: GMA’s Printing Industries Education Funds (PIEF) annually funds 10-15 students, awarding $2500 scholarships, which are renewable for up to 4 years. Over the last ten years, PIEF has paid over $230,000 in scholarships as an investment into the future workforce.
By joining Graphic Media Alliance, your organization will not only enhance its profitability but also support the printing industry’s workforce development initiatives, advocacy efforts, and scholarship programs. GMA’s commitment to innovation and development ensures that it will remain a vital resource for the graphic communications industry in Ohio, Michigan, and Northern Kentucky for years to come.
Networking, education, insurance and buying programs are all common reasons for joining an industry’s association, but like any business decision, becoming a member of Graphic Media Alliance should be evaluated based on each company’s assessment of its potential Return On Investment (ROI) for its dues dollar. Of course, every membership needs to take into consideration intangible beneﬁts including networking opportunities, fellowship with other graphic communications ﬁrms and having a trusted conﬁdant at the Association’s oﬃce to discuss business issues.
Meetings & Events
THANK YOU to everyone who attended and sponsored our Grand Ceremony! Words cannot describe how wonderful the evening was atop the Smith Bros’ Hardware building in downtown Columbus last Thursday.
Join GMA for an evening of workforce development and networking! We’re challenging students to tee off against member companies during the FOREtheWIN Workforce Development Golf Challenge. Our Southern Region will be at Topgolf West Chester on October 12, and our Michigan Region will take place at Topgolf Auburn Hills on November 2.
There's just under two weeks to register for our 2023 ENCORE Leadership Conference and Golf Tournament! This conference promises to be unlike any other.
For more information about sponsorship, please contact Association President, Andrew Schall.