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Archive for September, 2006

Friday, September 29th, 2006…

“You just pinned my bogometer”

Yes, we saw that new ad, too.
The one about the legislation that was passed with support from members of both parties and no objection from the Clinton Treasury Department. The legislation that remedied a situation that risked penalizing a number of American companies. We’re happy to talk you to death about the details and […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race

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Friday, September 22nd, 2006…

Spit take

That snort you heard this morning was us, laughing at Henry Payne’s cartoon in today’s Detroit News.
Best gag of the year. We’ll be sending Mr. Payne the dry cleaner’s bill for our coffee-stained shirt.

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race

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Thursday, September 14th, 2006…

Start making sense

That small sound, faintly heard above the crashing gongs of those preposterous ads?
It’s the voice of reason.
The National Association of Manufacturers — which, one can reasonably assume, knows a thing or two about manufacturing — and its president, former Michigan Governor John Engler, bring a little common sense to the debate with this column […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Access Business Group, Michigan Governor's Race

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2006…

Luddites and xenophobes

Yes, we’ve seen the new commercial.
The ad’s message and imagery are enough to make any Michigan business with global aspirations gag.
Nothing makes American companies stronger than opening new markets around the world. In this day and age, you can go global, or you can go broke.
That’s clearly not how the Luddites and xenophobes […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race

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Friday, September 8th, 2006…

Lay off

Two campaign commercials have now asserted that our company laid off 1,400 Michigan workers while Dick DeVos was our president.
That is baloney. These are the facts:
The Democratic Party ad cited a July 19, 2005 Free Press column by Tom Walsh noting that between 1997 and 2005, our Michigan workforce went from 5,300 to 3,900. No […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race

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Friday, September 8th, 2006…

Lending

Today’s Grand Rapids Press mentions our company lending a hand to stock new library books in the Grand Rapids Public Schools.
Seems like only yesterday, you were sifting through card catalogs, immersed in some far, far away tome between towering stacks. Even if today’s youth seem to prefer MySpace over “My Side of the Mountain“, […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor, Miscellaneous, Grand Rapids

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Wednesday, September 6th, 2006…

Come on down!

What a great surprise to open today’s New York Times and see this article offering tips on a 36-hour getaway to our hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Prominently featured are the area’s many works of sculpture along the Grand River and at Meijer Gardens — though we, of course, turned our focus to the nice […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor, Miscellaneous

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2006…

Back on the block

Finally, a chance to return to talking about business. Crain’s Detroit Business recently published a special fall supplement, “Living and Investing in the D,” about, well, living and investing in Detroit. And there, on the inside back cover, was a nice compliment: a full-page ad from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, headlined, “Start-ups have always […]

Filed by: Government Affairs

Posted in: Alticor, Miscellaneous

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Friday, September 1st, 2006…

Fantasy football

Mucho coverage of our announcement yesterday that we are going up statewide in Michigan with TV ads protecting the Amway name, which has become a political football this election season.
Because it is political season, all the furor has quickly gathered around the political questions: “Were you in cahoots with the campaign? Who’s your firm? This […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Quixtar, Michigan Governor's Race

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