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.
FOREtheWIN Workforce Development Challenge
What an incredible night at our inaugural Central Region FOREtheWIN Workforce Development Challenge! We had over 30 students participating from 4 local schools, and 7 member companies were represented. Both member representatives and students enjoyed engaging conversations about the future of the industry while competing to take home the FOREtheWIN trophy. With a score of 969 to 465, the students took home the prize! Thank you to all who attended and to our generous sponsors.
2023 Print Week Events
What a great kick off to our Print Week celebrations! Thank you to everyone who joined us on March 2 at our Southern Region Print Week Reception. It was great to see everyone and celebrate all of our winners including this year’s Printer of the Year, Kevin Murray, and the Maxwell Award Winner, Graphic Village.
What a great second week of celebrating print in the Central region on March 9! Thank you to everyone who attended and sponsored this event. We were thrilled to have such a large turnout of students, along with their teachers and parents. It is always great to see the industry growing and thriving with everyone supporting the next generation of print. Congratulations to Chuck Gherman on his well-deserved honor of receiving the Franklinton Award.
Another incredible evening of celebrating PRINT! Thank you to everyone who joined us in downtown Cleveland last night to celebrate the best of the Northern Region and, as always, to all of our sponsors who have helped make this event a success. Congratulations once again to Travis Mlakar, who joined a long list of esteemed members in the Hall of Distinction. We were so glad to see students last night accept their awards and make meaningful connections with future employers.
Our Michigan event was a great conclusion to an awesome month of Print Excellence Awards receptions! Thank you to all of our members, sponsors and students who came out to celebrate PRINT with us. We hope that everyone enjoyed seeing industry friends while celebrating the Michigan PEA winners, and that you also enjoyed learning about what Platinum Sponsor Landa can do for your business.
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
June 1 - December 31, 2023
VIEW A FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTSview event details >
June 22, 2023
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Board of Directors Meetingview event details >
Printing Industry Performance Insights Study Results
The “Financial Benchmarks, Ratios, and Actionable Thoughts from the March 2023 PIPI Survey” report is now available. The report provides benchmarks and ratios to assess your firm’s performance and plan a path forward.
Workers’ Compensation MCO Open Enrollment
Open enrollment for Ohio workers’ compensation Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) will end this Friday, May 26. Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio is a key partner for our workers’ compensation program and happens to be Ohio’s largest MCO – by far – in both claims managed and employers served.
Announcing GMA University
After officially launching GMA University two weeks ago, we have had an overwhelmingly positive response of over 40 registrants who have been busy watching training videos and completing assessments!