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Support for Creative, Web Media, Marketing, and Print Businesses
May 2020
Loan Update
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected the economy, and many businesses are scraping to survive. Check out of the latest on coronavirus-related loan options and act fast to help your small business. 
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SGIA and PIA Merge to Become the Largest, Most Comprehensive Printing and Graphic Arts Association in the Country
SGIA and PIA have merged! This combo creates the largest print and graphic arts association in the U.S. Members will have access to more services, research, education, training, events, legislative support, government affairs, health and safety, and other key industry services. 
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Free ThinkHR Suite for Members
Do you have human resources issues on your mind? VMA members get complimentary access to ThinkHR, an integrated suite of human resources knowledge, compliance tools, and training. Plus access to live HR experts and COVID-19 resources. 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Collective Conversations
Join us for our bi-monthly Collective Conversations virtual roundtable event. This VMA member-exclusive benefit brings together graphic business owners to discuss and learn from each other on issues at the top of your minds.
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HUMAN RESOURCE Q+A
Dear David
 
Every month we answer your pressing HR questions. This month, we answer the following: “Can we reduce pay because of an economic slowdown due to COVID-19?”
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MEMBER NEWS
Mohawk Makes Field Hospitals
Hats off to Mohawk Paper and Xanita Board for acting fast to use their skills, expertise, and equipment to create popup hospital rooms out of paper! 
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MEMBER NEWS
Local Printer Prints COVID-19 Test Kit
Resilient printers are shifting to coronavirus-related products. Fremont-based, Spectrum Lithograph shelved other projects to focus on printing COVID-19 test kits so people can test at home. Owner Shawn Pereira stated, “You know, it’s kind of the American way.” 
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