PGAMA Announces Membership Expansion in Virginia
COLUMBIA, Md., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA), the region’s leading graphic communications industry group today announced they have expanded their membership services to include the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. Combined with the group’s longstanding coverage of Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Southwestern Pennsylvania, PGAMA will now represent the interests of more than 1,250 printing firms and related industry suppliers throughout the region.
“This is a compelling development for PGAMA and more importantly, for our current members and those across Virginia who will now be participating with the association,” said PGAMA Chairman Steve Bearden, president of Linemark Printing. “We look forward to a beneficial relationship that builds on our past successes and continues to deliver a full range of innovative and successful membership programs to printers across Virginia and the region.”
The PGAMA Board of Directors approved the concept of partnering with allied groups and broadening the scope of membership to help support and strengthen the industry across the region at its October 2011 strategic planning meetings.
“Serving the growing needs of our members has been the driving force behind PGAMA from the start,” said Prisco Technical Sales Representative Greg Falkenstein, chairman of PGAMA’s Membership Committee. “Expanding regional engagement and delivering vital services to printers in Virginia is a natural and positive step forward and opens up new opportunities to provide business solutions, efficiencies, and new learning opportunities to printing companies throughout the Commonwealth.”
Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic leads the way for the printing industry and allied suppliers by delivering cost-savings programs and services including human resource and labor relations advisory services, energy demand reduction and group buying programs, health, dental, life, and disability insurance, credit reporting and collection services, management consulting, telecommunication services, industry publications, freight and small package delivery, visual communications hardware and software and other tools to enhance the growth and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.
PGAMA is home to the award-winning, internationally recognized Print Grows Trees education campaign that shows how print on paper actually helps to grow trees and keep our forests from being sold for development. (www.PrintGrowsTrees.org). Originally founded in Baltimore in 1894, Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic (www.PGAMA.com) is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland and is a regional affiliate of Printing Industries of America (www.printing.org), the world’s largest graphic communications industry association.
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