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Networking & Events

VMA hosts a number of networking and educational events to help our members — creative agency and print shop business owners and managers in N. California — make connections and get referrals.

Networking for Small Business Owners in Northern California

Business happens through connections. VMA has you covered. We’re always organizing events where creative agency and print business owners and managers can network and mingle with peers.

Whether social, professional, or educational, when you attend a VMA event, you’ll meet like-minded colleagues, make connections with professionals in your field, and come away with the skills, tools, and leading-edge best practices, tips, and techniques, referrals you need to get more out of your business.


Collective Conversations

Collective Conversations

Join Visual Media Alliance’s new Collective Conversations, our Virtual Roundtable discussion with VMA members. Held once monthly on a Wednesday at 10 AM, we discuss a new topic — from sales to networking. View upcoming topics and register by clicking on the links below.



Check out our in-person events held around the Northern California area. We host regional networking and educational events for printers and creative business owners, to make it convenient to attend.


Three words: Off the charts! At this annual VMA BYOB (bring your own bib) winter event, a four-course, all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab dinner, is just the beginning. Come with your favorite supplier, colleagues, employees, and an appetite, and get ready to enjoy a full night of food, drink, and fun (raffle, live music, and dancing) among friends.

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

Hit the greens for a good cause. Visual Media Alliance’s Annual Golf Tournament and BBQ is an opportunity to spend the day with your customers and suppliers while benefiting the industry. All tournament proceeds go towards student education and scholarships to further knowledge in the graphic arts industry.


Virtual Events

Keep up with our latest webinars featuring industry experts and VMA members. We discuss everything from sales secrets to the latest regulations affecting the graphic arts industry.


As a member of our community, you gain access to a whole world of graphic arts professionals – from inside VMA and from our outstanding partners. Enjoy special rates on events and perks from the organizations listed below:

The American Marketing Association, San Francisco Chapter (AMA SF) fosters and promotes professional learning and career advancement opportunities for all members.

The chapter hosts a wealth of monthly programs, events, workshops, and discussions that introduce the latest industry trends and developments, along with valuable networking events that bring together the best marketing minds in the region.

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association works to improve and enhance a strong business climate for California’s 30,000 manufacturing, processing and technology-based companies. 

Since 1918, CMTA has worked with the state government to develop balanced laws, effective regulations and sound public policies to stimulate economic growth and create new jobs while safeguarding the state’s environmental resources. CMTA represents 400 businesses from the entire manufacturing community — an economic sector that generates more than $300 billion every year and employs more than 1.3 million Californians.
Print Industries

Print Industries, the national organization of all things Print, is comprised of regional trade associations representing North America’s leading print service and related technology providers.

Connect Locally offers you access to regional thought leadership and career opportunities in your area along with training and education brought to you by our network of affiliates.

PIA logo

PIASC is the largest printing industry association in the nation. They sponsor a wide variety of events in California, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington & Wyoming from sales meetings and networking events to conferences and award dinners. 


PIA San Diego is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the local professional printing community. They host numerous events throughout the year, including an annual Paper Show, where buyers, printers, and designers come together to view the latest samples and trends in the print industry.

VMA is the partner you need to build, innovate, grow, and protect your business.

2024 Student
Scholarship Application

To complete your application please provide the referring teachers information in the form below. The referring teacher’s email must be associated with an accredited Northern California college.

2024 Student
Scholarship Application

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