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White Plains, NY — The 25th Anniversary LOUIE Awards Committee is pleased to announce the sponsors for this year’s event, including the awards gala, which will be held Sunday, May 19, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. The list comprises 12 companies — greeting-card publishers, as well as industry suppliers that contributed in-kind donations of services and materials — who together generated record sponsorship for the Silver Anniversary event.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. lobbying forces that defeated a Postal Service plan to end Saturday delivery now are using their Capitol Hill clout to pass a law to make six-day delivery mandatory.
APRIL 11, 2013 — The Greeting Card Association (GCA) is pleased with the decision by the USPS Board of Governors, announced yesterday, to postpone implementation of their modified 5-day delivery proposal. We agree with the Board’s conclusion that the language in the Continuing Resolution passed last month restricts the Postal Service’s ability to move to a modified delivery schedule.
The U.S. Postal Service has backed down from its plan to stop Saturday mail delivery.
The agency's board said Wednesday that mail will continue to be delivered six days a week. In February, the Postal Service announced that starting in August it would stop delivering mail on Saturdays, except for packages and express mail.
WHITE PLAINS —The Greeting Card Association (GCA) has hired Bostrom Corporation as its new association management firm. Bostrom, an 80-year-old professional-services company with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., will assume management of the GCA this July from GLM, which has managed the Association since 2010.
Palomino, maker of luxury pencils, notebooks, and accessories, has announced the Blackwing Pearl pencil. The new pencil will be available for sale on Pencils.com and at retail stores throughout the United States and Canada on May 2, 2013.
NEW YORK—Birthday, holiday and other cards may not get to recipients in time, and consumer confidence in the postal system may suffer, if Saturday mail service ends this August. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is proposing ending Saturday mail service, a move that the struggling organization says will save it $2 billion annually. However, removing Saturday delivery in the United States would have a negative impact on the greeting card industry and to the postal service, according to the Greeting Card Association (GCA).