Service Hikes Rates
To enable the U.S. Postal Service to meet a $3.1 billion escrow payment due in
late 2006, The Postal Rate Commission (PRC) has approved an increase in most
postal rates, effective early next year. Steve Sharfman, PRC general counsel,
explains that this latest increase (the last was in 2002) means roughly a 5.4%
increase across the board; a first-class letter will go from 37 to 39 cents,
for instance. However, he notes, there are some exceptions; media mail, generally
reserved for books, CDs and videos, will increase 12.7%. This is due to a PRC
law that every type of postal product must cover the cost of the service. Media
mail had carried only 89% of its cost.
this will have some effect on suppliers
and distributors who rely on mail to
send catalogs, information on specials,
etc. Sharfman notes that there are
several methods of reducing costs,
including grouping mailing by carrier,
combining mailings whenever possible,
etc. “The best advice we can
offer is to inquire at your local post
office,” he says. “There
could well be a way to help keep mailing
costs as reasonable as possible.”
Jammer Establishes Scholarship
Bama Jammer Promotions (asi/131414) has established the Tim Counts Memorial
Bama Jammer Scholarship at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The scholarship
will be awarded annually to new and current students with a financial need majoring
in business, marketing or related areas, with emphasis in entrepreneurship. The
students will also have an opportunity to work at Bama Jammer. The award is named
after Tim Counts, the late brother of Ray Steelman, Bama Jammer marketing director.
Counts was hit and killed by a car at age six in 1968 while waiting for a school
The Herrington Teddy Bear
donated $2,000 to the Orange
County Red Cross generated
by an auction and matching
donation from Herrington.
The auction was held at
the Second Annual Teddy
Bear Picnic in Las Vegas
and included several teddy
Troy Sunshade (asi/92252)
donated over 350 mesh sports
bags and over 300 utility
bags to PromotionsXpress
for distribution to victims
of Hurricane Katrina.
Leed’s (asi/66887) was named one of the 50 Best Places to Work
in Western Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Tracey Arehart, a consultant with
Judie Glenn Inc. (asi/208275)
was named Citizen of the Year by
the Upper Tampa Bay (FL) Chamber
POP Shop (asi/288992)
has earned a Women’s Business
Proforma Inc. (asi/300094) has added four new franchise owners: Doug/Diane
Andre, Alicia Boykin, Yvette Hymel and Jeri/Tom March.
The Quill Co.
has named Bill
Nault sales manager.
has named Brandy
has named Big
rep for the Midwest.
Mega Cap, dba/Best
to a new facility.
has also relocated
to a new facility.
and added Paula
Pogulis as customer-service
Boatman as general
manager and Bob
Iverson as director
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