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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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Thursday, August 31st, 2006…

Alticor launches “I Am Amway” advertising

Our company has been dragged into the headlines in recent months. Today, the company began running TV commercials featuring some of our 4,000 Michigan-based employees. Because, if people are going to define our company, we’d rather our employees be heard. They are the experts. We are running these ads because, in the hallways and on […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor, Amway

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Sunday, August 27th, 2006…

Ye Olde Farmer’s Almanack

When it’s only the end of August, and already there is this much hot air rising over the state… it’s gonna be a looooong fall.
We will try to maintain our sense of humor. We may not succeed.

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor

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Thursday, August 17th, 2006…

Interleukin interactions

A business deal announced today involves Alticor.
Interleukin Genetics is acquiring Alan James Group.
Alticor is the major shareholder in Interleukin, which developed Quixtar’s Gensona line of genetic testing products, and will be investing some more money as part of this transaction.

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor

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Monday, August 14th, 2006…

Hed T.K.

Big business-front story yesterday in the Grand Rapids Press on how our company was handling the effects of Dick DeVos’ run for governor of Michigan. Good piece. (Though no spokesperson, believe it or not, ever really enjoys being quoted.)
Now, we know that we should have blogged about the piece yesterday, especially because they mentioned the […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

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

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