Alticor Media Blog http://media.alticorblogs.com Just another WordPress weblog Wed, 27 Dec 2006 15:07:40 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en Gerald R. Ford Long before he became so important to U.S. history, back when our company was just a start-up, Gerald R. Ford was our Congressman, our neighbor, and our friend. We remember him coming out to Ada to turn a shovel at groundbreakings. Accepting a glass of orange Active-8, fresh from an ... http://media.alticorblogs.com/2006/12/27/gerald-r-ford/ Spin cycle This being a blog of the newsy kind, we're not likely to tout our products here. No, that's what the marketers do, and they prefer we not mess with their winning formula. ...however, if you've got a mess on your hands, do we have a formula that is sure to ... http://media.alticorblogs.com/2006/12/12/spin-cycle/ Now, it’s the A-rena Yes, it is true, the old O-rena, the former TD Waterhouse Centre, the "Arena in Orlando" will become Amway Arena. No, our licensing agreement will not require Stuff the Magic Mascot to toss samples of SA8 out to fans. Nor will we replace official game programs with ... http://media.alticorblogs.com/2006/12/08/now-its-the-a-rena/ China: All systems go! Today, Amway (China) Co. Limited announced that it received formal approval from China's Ministry of Commerce to conduct direct selling activities in 24 provinces in China. These include most of the major cities in the more developed provinces and direct municipalities in China. "We are very pleased that Amway has ... http://media.alticorblogs.com/2006/12/05/china-all-systems-go/ Slip-slidin’ away Haven't forgotten about all of you. In fact, we were thinking about you on our drive in this morning, through a West Michigan ice storm that had cars slewing around like tipsy otters dancing in an over-waxed ballroom. Not that you remind us of otters. Or that you're tipsy. Really, we ... http://media.alticorblogs.com/2006/12/01/slip-slidin-away/ 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 ... http://media.alticorblogs.com/2006/11/08/dick-you-done-us-proud/ 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 ... http://media.alticorblogs.com/2006/11/02/coming-soon/ 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 ... http://media.alticorblogs.com/2006/10/30/oh-pooh/ ‘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." http://media.alticorblogs.com/2006/10/20/perhaps-they-made-it-up/ The Bermuda lie angle First, the governor’s race in Michigan led to a purposefully misleading charge that we outsourced jobs to China. It was – and we gotta tell you, we are wearing out our Roget's finding these words – hooey of the highest order. Now comes the purposefully misleading charge that we pulled a ... http://media.alticorblogs.com/2006/10/17/the-bermuda-lie-angle/