Fax Prevention Act
The House and Senate have passed
the Junk Fax Prevention Act of
2005 (S.714), which goes into
1 and prohibits unsolicited commercial
faxes. The good news is that this
version of the bill includes an
exception for “established
business relationship,” that
will allow businesses to continue
to fax its customers; a measure
especially important to small
bill also includes two minor amendments:
The first requires an opt-out for
recipients that must be accessible
24-hours-a-day and seven-days-a-week.
The second amendment cuts the time
the FCC has to study whether a
limit on the established business
relationship is necessary from
18 months to three months. The
President is expected to sign the
bill into law this week.
Counselor Top 40 supplier Bic
Graphic USA (asi/40480) has
New York’s Museum of Modern
Art (MoMA) has added the Bic J1 lighter
to its permanent architecture and
design collection. The lighter was
first produced approximately 32 years
ago, and has changed little in basic
design. It joins the familiar Bic
Cristal stick pen, which has been
part of the same collection for almost
three years. “The J1 was introduced
to consumers in 1973 and is the company’s
original lighter model,” says
Sheila Fox, lighters brand manager
at BIC Consumer Products USA. “The
market-leading J26 lighter has the
same iconic design as the J1, and
is a great example of our heritage
of quality and value.”
The Winners Are…
UPS announced the winners of a
random drawing offered at the Philadelphia
ASI Show. Four lucky ASI members
who stopped by the UPS booth to
enroll in the special ASI member
program were chosen to receive
valuable prizes. The winners are:
-Bose Table-Top System - William
Baehrle, BB Tees Inc. (asi/128807)
-iPod mini - Roy Gebhardt,
GEB ART LTD. (asi/202790)
-Portable DVD Player - David
Reiter, Jarrand Promotions
-$25 Blockbuster Gift Certificate
- Lauren Shepard, VIVID Marketing
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Be sure to take advantage of
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In The News
The San Diego
Youth Council, a group of high-schoolers in San Diego has unveiled a “Local
Losers” program, in which it targets area retailers that offer merchandise
which promotes underage drinking.
Jersey Senator Diane Allen
has installed Lynn Pechincki,
president of 1st Straw
Promotions LLC (asi/194484),
to the 2005-06 board of
the National Association
of Women Business Owners.
ranked #14 in the
Top 100 manufacturers for
2004 sales in the April
issue of Print
Payne of Midwest Advertising
was recognized by the Business
Network International Capital
Connectors for providing referrals.
Healthy + Lifestyle = Opportunity
Various news reports from across the
U.S. have recently highlighted schools’ increasing
efforts to promote healthy lifestyles
among students. The most recent was in
Wisconsin. While the programs largely
involve physical education and especially
healthier eating (no soda on premises,
ditto caffeine, limited fat content for
meals served, healthy choices offered
at all school functions, etc), one suggestion
that’s been made more than once
is using non-food items for fundraising
activities, which can include promotional
products for the school. Obviously, this
can present some major sales possibilities
for forward-thinking distributors who
can propose the idea to an area school
before the school adapts it on its own.
On The Move
FSI Products (asi/53485)
has named Shelly DeVillers
national sales rep.
Images In Slate Inc. (asi/62254) has
added Ellen Oldford as sales/marketing
Summit Marketing Group (asi/339116)
has named Dennis Braite COO. He was formerly
CFO at Washington University School of
Fletcher & White (asi/286300)
has named Diane Kozel president/COO.
She’s been with the company 24
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