Lance Wristband Fakes Authorities in New York
are reporting they’ve arrested
six people from Eastlink International
Inc. for distributing counterfeit
LiveStrong wristbands. Undercover
agents bought 1,000 of them from
a storefront in Manhattan and
found another 81,000 at a home
in Queens. Owners of the company
were forced to pay the Lance
Armstrong Foundation more than
$112,000 and do assorted community
service. And it’s not the
first time this has happened:
In March, two retailers in Monroe
County, NY, were also changed
with selling bogus wristbands
and forced to pay $12,000. Genuine
wristbands, sold for $1 each,
can only be purchased from the
Lance Armstrong Foundation directly.
Ed Gusfield Ed
Gusfield, vice president of Time Products
died this past weekend. He was 88.
Mr. Gusfield was a World War II vet
who started his own premium business,
Bradley-Rodgers, in 1951 and was one
of the first to offer imprinted neck
ties. He joined Time Products in 1976
and continued to come into the office
well into his 80s and made of habit
of staying until 8:00 p.m. or later. “He
was simply a man who enjoyed what he
was doing,” says Scott Wood,
vice president of marketing for Time
Products. “Edward was one of
the greatest people in this industry.
The man worked every day of his life,
he loved this industry and he will
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Correction The following suppliers
qualified for and should have
appeared in the Counselor 2005
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Mug Collector Going For Guinness Who says promotional products
can’t inspire? KCBI-TV of Boise,
ID, recently ran a piece on Bob Thomson,
a Caldwell, ID, man who not only collects
coffee mugs, but is attempting to set
a new world record and surpass the current Guinness
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wants to go for at least 5,500 to ensure
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Correction The name
of the new director
of operations at
misspelled. Her correct
name is Laurel Roney.
People On The
Move Harris Hawk
has hired Stephanie
Quehl as Midwest
has named Thomas
has named Rob
has added Jerry
Aikens as account
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