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'Michigan Governor's Race' Posts

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006…

Dick, you done us proud

We’ll leave the political analysis to the people who do that for a living. But here’s what we know this morning:
Regardless of our personal politics, the people of our company are proud of Dick DeVos.
We’re proud of the example he set in his willingness to serve. Proud of the way he represented our company.
Dick is […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

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

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2006…

Coming soon!

Took a call today from a reporter who wants to talk to us for a story about our China business…that will run after Election Day in Michigan.
Sunbeams and roses! A real story! About our real business!
Honest to Pete, there have been days this year where we’ve forgotten that reality exists.
But today’s call was a reminder: […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

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

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Monday, October 30th, 2006…

Oh, Pooh

Official statements we never thought we’d have to issue:
We do not manufacture teddy bears. Not here. Not in China. Never have. Never will.
We do not manufacture tissues. Not here. Not in China. Never have. Never will.
We do not manufacture garden hose, pixie wings, dimmer switches or turpentine.
We do make a pretty fair Margarita. Excuse us while […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

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

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Friday, October 20th, 2006…

‘Perhaps’ they made it up

“The Democratic Party acknowledges it has no proof U.S. taxes were avoided, hence the use of the word ‘perhaps’ in the ad.”

Filed by: Corporate Communications

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

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Friday, October 6th, 2006…

Reasons to be cheerful

On the air in Michigan with our two latest “I am Amway” spots (see below). And it feels good.
A couple months ago, a little stunned at being attacked by name in the Michigan governor’s race (sounds naïve now, we know, but it’s true) we made the decision to take to the air, defending our employees […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

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

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006…

PFICtion, pfalsehood, pfooey

There are lies, damned lies and politics as usual. Before we toss a brick through our TV screen (Howard Cosell gave us that idea), allow us to set the record straight.
The “$19 million tax break” alleged by the Michigan Democratic Party has been a confirmed crock since 1997. The people making the charges […]

Filed by: Government Affairs

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

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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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