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  Volume 16 No. 8        DULUTH MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION                              August 2004



      August 3, 2004              satisfaction guarantee. In         The Duluth Fall Festival will be
         Meeting                  addition to that delivery can be   here before we know it. We will
                                  as early as the next day in the    have brochures at the August
         Sponsored by
                                  Duluth area. Whether a             meeting, and will tell you more

     The Duluth                   complete meal or a la cart, most
                                  of their products go from the
                                                                     about it at the meeting, plus
                                                                     answer any questions you might
     Fall Festival                freezer to the table in 30
                                                                                   …continued on page 7
                                  minutes or less.
              and                 If you liked Web Van you will

       Schwan’s                   really like Schwan’s. Ordering
                                  is easy. On the Internet go to             The DULUTH
                                  www.schwans.com, or by phone         FALL FESTIVAL Committee
     The Festival Center
                                  call 1-888-schwans (1-888-
    Town Green, Duluth                                                     and Schwan’s Food
                                  724-9267). They are located in
        770/887-9991              Norcross, and the phone number              Invite you to the
                                  is 770-662-8911. With the price
                                  of gas, and the time it takes
The Duluth Fall Festival          at the food stores, just try
                                                                                August
Committee along with Schwan’s     Schwan’s!                             Duluth Merchants
is hosting the August DMA
meeting at the Duluth Festival    The Fall Festival Committee is       Association Meeting
Center. Schwan’s is a very        very appreciative that Schwan’s
                                  is furnishing the food for the                Held at the
unique home delivery company
that is still a family owned      August Duluth Merchants            Duluth Festival Center
business. It operates in forty-   Association meeting. They have
eight states, and they have       been very generous in their
                                                                        Tuesday, August 3, 2004
been providing restaurant         support of many Duluth
quality and better foods to       community organizations. We                  6:00pm
homes and offices for fifty-      would like to encourage
three years.                      everyone in turn to support           Hope to see you there!
                                  Schwan’s. There will be a
             Schwan’s is unique   representative from the
             in that they offer   company and more information
             over three hundred   about them at the meeting.
             affordably priced
             premium products.    This is just in case some of
These include entrees, meats,     you do not know where the
breads, vegetables, sides and     Festival Center is. It is on the
desserts. There is no delivery    Town Green, across from City
fee, no contracts, you pay on     Hall, just beyond the fountain.
delivery, and they have a 100%    We hope to see you there, at
                                  6:00 on Tuesday, August 3.
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           from the                  sign up sheet and additional
     Desk of the President           information at the August                           2004
                                                                            Duluth Merchants Association
Dear DMA Members,                    meeting, or you can e-mail us if       Officers & Board of Directors
                                     you can help.
Thanks to Dr. Marion Maloof for                                                        OFFICERS
hosting the DMA for our July         Thanks,
                                                                                     DANA WHITE
meeting. It was fascinating to       Dana White                                        President
hear how Dr. Maloof’s existence      President, 2004                             DERECK WHITESMITH
was due to chiropractic                                                             Vice President
medicine. We really enjoyed all                                                       Alisa Williams
those DMA members who                                                                    Secretary
“Testified” to his healing
                                           Welcome New                                 John Monk
powers! And thanks for have               DMA Members !                                 Treasurer
Moe’s cater the event…one DMA        The DMA would like to welcome            BOARD of DIRECTORS
Member working together with         the following new members and              Pam Adams       770-564-0876
another DMA Member…that is           thank you for your membership!              Laura Heck     770-814-8984
what it is all about!                                                        Jennifer Ingalls   678-376-9700
                                      Streamline Financial Services,        Marion Maloof       770-923-1111
We are trying to get a jump on                 Gus Selinka                  Albert Marquez      770-623-6069
the annual charity dinner for next         Hometown Threads,                   John Martin      770-476-2775
year. If you have any sugges-                Dena Brackman                      Thom Mash       770-689-2600
                                                                                John Monk       770-495-8900
tions or recommendations for a            Gwinnett Place Nissan,             Sunny Ramsay       404-906-4677
local charity (501 c 3) your think            Rick Williams                       Allan Roth    770-497-8776
could use our help, contact                Melmar Dental Inc.,                  Dana White      770-476-1659
anyone on the board or email us           Dr. Donna Stone, DDS           Dereck Whitesmith      678-957-8030
through the website.                                                          Alisa Williams    770-476-3434
                                          Beckles & Associates;
                                                                            Mark Williams.      770-441-0945
The door prizes are starting to               Ken Beckles                        Jim Wilson     770-813-8947
get kind of low. Door prizes are       Breslow Chiropractic Clinic;
a great way to let people know              Dr. Scott Breslow
who you are and what you do.              Tavern on the Bridge:                   The Gab-RRR
                                            Mark Van Buren                   is a publication of the
If you would like to get you
                                       Miss Cindy’s Dance Studio;        Duluth Merchants Association
name out there to members…                                               www.duluthmerchants.com
once again you can contact the                  Ms Cindy
                                        State Farm; Laurie Brand           Printed and Distributed by
board or just bring it to our next
                                                                               Accent Mail Service
meeting or send it with                                                          678-473-4643
someone if you can’t make it!
                                            Don’t Forget!                  Layout & Photography by
The Duluth Fall Festival is                                             Laura Heck, Heck Design Group
                                         Please bring food to the
coming up the last weekend of                                              Phone/Fax 770-814-8984
                                         meetings for donation to
September. The DMA has,                                                  gabrrr@duluthmerchants.com
                                           the Hands of Christ
again, volunteered to be                      Duluth Co-op.                       Edited by
responsible for manning all the                                         Sunny Ramsay, Dan Cook Assoc.
                                          Please bring toiletries               404-906-4677
transportation points. Now we
                                         or clothing for donation        gabrrr@duluthmerchants.com
look to the DMA membership to
                                         to the Foster Children’s
step forward and volunteer your                                                  Database by:
                                           Clothing and Needs            Jim Wilson, ASK Staffing, Inc.
time to be a part in manning                      Center.                        770-813-8947
these locations. We will have a
August 2004                                                                                         Page 3

You’ve been Spoofed!                 defined/unique aliases, and use     This study, completed by Baylor
                  If you're          only those aliases. Then, set the   University in 1992, involved a
                  receiving          catch-all to trash anything else.   textbook publisher sending 4,000
                  bounced            This narrows the possibility of     educators either: (1) pocket
                  (returned)         your email box being flooded by     calculator plus a letter, (2) a
                  emails that        returns, while the spammer is       lower-priced highlighter pen plus
                  you have           finished using that domain.         a letter, or (3) a letter only.
                  never sent         This is possibly the most           FINDINGS
                  that have your     frustrating abuse issue to deal
                  own domains                                            Customers who received a
                                     with, simply because it cannot
as the return address, and                                               promotional product expressed
                                     be stopped. Spoofing is similar
aliases that never existed, then                                         more good will toward the
                                     to hand-writing many letters,
almost always, this is a case of                                         company and its salespeople
                                     and signing someone else's
header forgery, aka "Spoofing".                                          than those who did not receive a
                                     name to it. You can imagine a
                                                                         promotional product.
                                     situation like that would be
This is how it is done.              almost impossible to trace.         The attitudes of those who
                                     Source: Hypermart Knowledgebase
                                                                         received the calculator were
1. Spammer finds an email            updated 2/11/04.                    consistently more positive than
address or a valid domain.                                               for those who received the less
(Spammers spend their days                                               expensive highlighter pen.
                                     Bits & Bytes is brought to you by
looking for these.)                  our webmaster and Digital Diva,
                                     Pamela Adams, www.BizLynks.com,     Customers who received the
2. Spammer sends off a large         770-564-0876.                       pocket calculator or the high-
email campaign using this                                                lighter pen rated the proficiency
domain, and various email tools                                          and ability of the sales repre-
that prohibit easy tracing of the        Keep Customers                  sentatives as 34% and 16%
origin. These tools cloak,             Coming Back With                  (respectively) higher than those
scramble or remove the header         Promotional Products               who received only the thank you.
entirely, removing them from
                                     Customers who receive               On questions relating to the
initial blame, because most
people just assume the mail          promotional products, on            customers' personal feelings
                                     average, return sooner and          toward the company and its sales
actually came from the address
                                     more frequently, and spend          representatives, customers who
it was "sent" from.
                                     more money than customers           received the calculator scored
3. Innocent domain owner gets        who receive coupons.                52% higher than the letter only
mail-flooded with bounce                                                 group.
messages from the email              Customers who received
addresses that weren't valid, or     promotional products reordered      Generate Customer Referrals
                                     more quickly and ordered more       Using Promotional Products
have blocking capabilities.
                                     often than those who received       Promotional products help
4. Spammer gets shut down by         no promotional products.
his/her ISP inside of a week,                                            encourage customers to provide
                                     New customers who received          you with the names of friends
due to excessive bandwidth,
                                     promotional products spent more     and associates whom you can
complaints from people who
figured out who actually owned       and were more regular customers     contact in the future. A 1993
                                     than those who did not receive      study by Baylor University found
the email, etc.
                                     promotional products.               that customers who receive
5. Spammer moves on to the                                               promotional products are more
next domain.                         Build Customer Goodwill
                                                                         willing to provide these leads
                                     with Promotional Products           than customers who don't receive
As you can see, this is incredibly
hard to trace, and unfortunately,    Promotional products foster         promotional products.
the general suggestion to get        customer goodwill (positive
                                                                                      …continued on page 4
around this is to ignore the         attitudes and feelings) toward a
problem. You can create clearly      company and its salespeople.
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Promotions…continued from page 3    home and business owners              added, “This is a very rewarding
                                    throughout Gwinnett county.           profession for us. (Bauer’s wife
FINDINGS
                                                                          and business partner Sarah co-
                                    Since its launch in July 2002,
Customers who received a                                                  manages the business.) Over
                                    Mr. Handyman of Gwinnett has
promotional product were 14%                                              50% of our business comes from
                                    successfully grown their oper-
more likely to provide leads                                              repeat and referral clients, which
                                    ations to 10 fulltime employees.
than those who did not.                                                   tells us that people value our
                                    Over the past year, the company
                                                                          commitment to professionalism.
Salespeople who gave                has expanded it service area by
                                                                          We work daily to build long-term
promotional gifts to their          30%, and is now serving thou-
customers received 22% more                                               ‘client’ relationships, rather than
                                    sands of clients from their
                                                                          short term ‘customer’ encoun-
referrals than salespeople who      headquarters in Lawrenceville,
                                                                          ters. We want our clients to
did not use promotional             Georgia. Other key communities
products.                                                                 experience the confidence of
                                    comprising their client base
                                                                          being under our professional care
                                    include Dacula, Duluth, Snellville,
40% of the salespeople who                                                for maintenance and repair
                                    and Suwanee.
used the gifts commented on                                               issues, much like the trust they
how well the gifts were received    Mr. Handyman provides a wide          have with their family doctor for
by their customers.                 range of interior and exterior        health care.”
                                    maintenance, repair, and install-
Providing promotional gifts to                                            About Mr. Handyman of    ®


customers increases the             ation services to both residential
                                                                          Gwinnett Mr. Handyman is     ®

                                    and commercial clients.
likelihood of them providing                                              nationally franchised home and
your salespeople with business      With the abundance of rain in the     commercial services company
referrals, and increases the        Atlanta area, it’s no surprise that   headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI.
number of leads generated.          replacement of rotten wood            It is a member of the Service
Used within a one-time              siding, windows and doors are         Brands International family of
promotion to expand your            among the top projects per-           companies, along with three
customer base or as an              formed for homeowners. Mr.            other proven franchise concepts
approach to insure the              Handyman is also popular with         including Molly Maid , 1-800-Dry
                                                                                               ®


continuous growth of your           real estate agents who look to        Clean , and The Restoration
                                                                               ®


business, promotional products      the company for repairs and           Drycleaning Network . ®


are effective tools.                maintenance during marketing
                                                                          Mr. Handyman has received the
                                                                                         ®


Sunny Ramsay~Consultant             of properties, and as a trusted
                                                                          2004 Consumers Choice Award
Dan Cook Associates ~ Promotional
                                    source of value that they can
                                                                          for business excellence in the
Advertising Products
                                    recommend to their home buyers.
                                                                          category of Handyman Services
sunnyramsay@charter.net             Many of the services performed
                                                                          for the Atlanta market. The Mr.
                                    by the company are small jobs
                                                                          Handyman Client Bill of Rights is    sm

                                    that are completed within one
                                                                          the company’s formal pledge to
                                    day, but they also manage
  Mr. Handyman® of                                                        deliver a more professional and
                                    numerous multi-day projects.
Gwinnett Marks Second                                                     personalized handyman service
                                    “One of the most unusual              experience to its clients. To learn
    Anniversary
                                    services we performed recently        more about Mr. Handyman , or to  ®

           Focus on
                                    was removing a bird from a            schedule an appointment, visit
     Client Relationships
                                    specialty maternity store”, noted     the company’s website at
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – July 7,         Darrell Bauer, President and          www.MrHandymanGwinnett.com
2004 – Mr. Handyman of  ®
                                    Owner of Mr. Handyman of              or call 678.377.7717.
Gwinnett, the award-winning         Gwinnett. “We help many
provider of maintenance, repair,                                          Mr. Handyman   ®

                                    homeowners add the special
                                                                          Darrell Bauer, Owner & President
and home improvement ser-           touches that turn their house into
                                                                          Mr. Handyman of Gwinnett
vices, recently celebrated its      personalized home.” Reflecting        Phone: 678-377-7717
second anniversary of service to    on his first two years in the         dbauer@mrhandyman.com
                                    handyman business, Bauer
August 2004                                                                                         Page 5

      Internet Dating                   emails requesting money,         DMA Member Profiled
                                        your checking or credit card
   By Gary M. Beckstedt Sr.                                              in Gwinnett Daily Post
   Aaron Investigations Inc.            account information are
                                        also generally not to be        This past month Tunji A.
Internet dating is fast becoming        trusted. The old adage “if it   Rabiu, President of Expetec
a popular way for busy people           sounds to go to be true it      Technology Services, was
to find and meet others who             probably is”, also holds true   profiled in the in the Gwinnett
share common interests. The             on the net.                     Daily Post Newspaper, in the
Internet, like other methods of                                         Voices in Business Section
meeting people has its ups and      Well, sometimes common sense
                                                                        profiling men and women who
downs. Most people by now           and gut feelings alone aren’t
                                                                        help drive the success of local
have heard all sorts of stories     enough. Suppose you are using
                                                                        companies and small businesses
about what could or has             one of the dating or instant
                                                                        alike. The paper reported that
happened on the net; some may       messenger services. You have
                                                                        Tunji’s profession is computer
even have experienced it first      been chatting with someone for
                                                                        Service and Repair - what he
hand. It’s unfortunate, but there   a while, maybe even months.
                                                                        does is cater to companies that
are unscrupulous people             You have exchanged pictures
                                                                        need outside IT help - computer
everywhere and the Internet is      and feel good that you have a
                                                                        repairs, web services, and
no exception.                       lot in common. You feel you
                                                                        networking.
                                    have made that connection and
By using common sense and a         it’s time to take things to the     Tunji migrated to the US in
little caution your Internet        next level. The truth is what do    1981 and after living in a few
experiences can be one of the       you really know about them?         areas of the US, receiving his
success stories. Here are a few     Only what someone has typed         master’s degree from Drexel
things to watch out for:            to you. I know you’re thinking,     University in Philadelphia, he
                                    ‘but I have talked to them for      finally settled in Lawrenceville to
  • First, don’t give out
                                    months, I know him or her. ‘        establish his business.
    personal information unless
    you are really sure of who        • But how do you really know      The paper asked the following
    your talking to. Use just           this person is who he or she    questions and his answers are in
    your first name for a while;        has said they are?              summary:
    give a cell phone number at
                                      • Are they really single?         What Book is on your
    first instead of your home
                                                                        nightstand: Plan of Attack by
    or office number.
                                      • After months, is the only       Bob Woodward. Tunji enjoys
  • Second, spend some time             way you can reach him or        reading and especially nonfiction
    getting to know your new            her is still by cell phone?     and technical books
    friend online before you
    agree to meet in person.          • Do they have a criminal         Mentor: His father. He taught
                                        background?                     him the meaning of hard work,
    Don’t let yourself be rushed
                                                                        goal setting and determination.
    into something you’re not         • Are they late on child
    comfortable with or ready           support payments?               Down to Business: What was
    for. If this is one of the                                          the most difficult part of leaving
    right people for you, they’ll     • How many times have they        Nigeria and coming to the
    understand and appreciate           really been married?            United States? And has what
    your need for patience.                                             has been the most rewarding
                                      • Where do they really work?
                                                                        part of this decision? His
  • Remember that all of the        These are just a few of the
    internet suppliers like AOL,                                        objective initially was to study
                                    questions you should have           in the United States and then to
    Bellsouth, EarthLink or MSN
                                    answers too! A Licensed Private     return to Nigeria. Due to poor
    will not call, email or
                                    Investigations Agency can help      economic situations in Nigeria,
    message you asking for
                                    you make informed choices,
    credit card information or                                                        …continued on page 6
                                    not emotional decisions.
    passwords. Unsolicited
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                  2004                   The Southeastern                 men and women who built,
                  Farmers'               Railway Museum                   operated, and maintained all of
                                                                          the transportation systems that
                  Market            The Southeastern Railway              have made this country prosper
                                    Museum is pleased to announce         and those who have helped
The market takes place every        special events & promotions for       preserve the history of trans-
Saturday through September 18,      August & Sept 2004:                   portation. For more information
on the Gravel Lot directly across                                         about the museum, visit
                                    Aug 21 - 2nd Annual "I scream
from the Amphitheater in the        for Engines" - Ice Cream social       WWW.SRMDULUTH.ORG
Town Green from 8:00 am -
                                    and fundraiser for engine             For more information, please
12:00 pm. Contact Alisa Williams
                                    restoration and maintenance.          visit www.srmduluth.org, or
at awilliams@duluthga.net or        5:30pm - 7pm                          call 770-476-2013. 3595
678-475-3512 for information.
                                    Sept 4 - "Labor day celebration"      Peachtree Road, Duluth
   Duluth             Suwanee
                                    - BBQ & music from 11am -
 Aug. 7, 14          Aug. 21, 28    2pm to wrap up the summer.
                                                                          Member Profiled
 Sept. 4, 11           Sept. 18
                                    Sept 25 & 26 - 2nd Annual             …continued from page 5
                                    "RailFair" - Rail related arts,
                                                                          Tunji made the decision to stay
                                    crafts, memorabilia & models.
                                                                          and become a United States
                                    10am - 5pm Saturday, 12noon -
         presents                                                         citizen. He did find it a bit
                                    5pm Sunday. Food & music from
Herman's Hermits featuring                                                difficult to adjust to the new
Peter Noone                         11am - 2pm Saturday, 12noon -
                                                                          culture and new environment.
August 21, 2004, FREE               2:30pm on Sunday. Music on
                                                                          However, his determination to
4:00 pm - show time TBA             Saturday by the NS Lawmen.
                                                                          succeed allowed him to over-
Fall Festival Concert: Robert       The museum has operated since         come most of these obstacles.
Lee Smith and his TAMS              1970 and has been designated          Biggest Reward: the economic
September 25, 2004, FREE,           "Georgia's Official Transportation    gain, security and freedom!
7:00 pm                             History Museum" by the state          Most important lesson
                                    legislature. The museum was           learned as an entrepreneur?
Premium tables with gourmet         also recognized in 2003 as the
meals available. Call 770-497-                                            Previous companies he worked
                                    Gwinnett Convention & Visitors
5312 to reserve yours!                                                    for were not as customer service
                                    Bureau Attraction of the Year.        – oriented as he would have
www.duluthga.net                    Two trains are displayed inside
                                                                          liked. He made certain that in
                                    the main exhibit hall - one of
Flicks on the Bricks:                                                     his business he would focus on
                                    1920s vintage and the other from      client satisfaction. He wants to
                                    the 1950s. Over 80 other pieces
                                                                          help small businesses make the
                                    of retired railway rolling stock
                                                                          most out of their technology and
     Movie Under the Stars          including vintage steam and           their investment. Over the next
      presents Miracle              diesel locomotives, passenger
                                                                          five years, he hopes to expand
    Saturday, July 31, 2004         coaches, private cars, a World
                                                                          his business and cover more of
                                    War II troop kitchen, wooden          the Atlanta metro area.
         Finding Nemo               freight cars, and maintenance of
     Friday, August 6, 2004         way equipment, are displayed on       The greatest challenge
                                    the museum's 30-acre site.            facing Gwinnett County:
    *premium tables available
                                    Trains rides aboard restored          Gwinnett is the most beautiful
    for Nemo’s Birthday Party
                                    cabooses are complementary            county he has seen in all his
     Monsters Inc. -                with admission. The museum is         travels across the country. The
 Halloween on the Green             accepting sponsorship                 growth here is exponential and
  Saturday, October 23, 2004        applications for inclusion in the     tremendous. The greatest
                                    Wall of Honor that is being built     challenge is transportation and
     *All movies begin at dusk*                                           traffic congestion.
                                    and will be dedicated to all of the
August 2004                                                                                                         Page 7


   Special Invitation!                    All we ask you to bring is a big
                                          heart. For the Foster Children in           2004-05 Calendar of Events
      Please join us                      our community, this will be a
in a Celebration of Life,                 day of food, fun, laughter and
                                                                                      All Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. on the
                                                                                      first Tuesday of each month, except
  Love and Happiness                      caring. For our invited guests,             where otherwise indicated with a *.
                                          this will be an opportunity to              Locations will vary. **Dates are
          The Foster Children’s
                                          share your time, love and                   subject to change.
          Foundation, Inc. would
                                          experiences, helping these                        August 3   Duluth Fall Festival
          like to extend a special        foster children to understand                *September 13   American Legion
          invitation to you and
                                          they too can dream, and those                                Post 251
your family to come help us
                                          dreams do come true.                            October 5    Atlanta Flooring
change lives at the                                                                                    Design Centers
                                                    Please RSVP to                      November 2     Mario’s Duluth
  2004 Annual Foster                                                                                   Corner Café
                                                    Suzanne Geske
   Children’s Picnic                               Executive Director                    December 7    Aurora Theatre
                                                                                          January 4,   Gwinnett Chamber
     Sunday, August 22                               770-623-6135                              2005    of Commerce
        3:30 – 6:30 pm                               770-623-3253                         February 1   The Sharing Center
                                                                                                       for Women
      Pickneyville Park                                                                      March 1   Gwinnett
                                          For the safety and privacy of
       Medlock Pavilion                                                                                Community Bank
                                          the children attending, RSVP
   4758 South Old Peachtree                                                                **April 5   Foster Children’s
                                          is required.
        Road, Norcross                                                                                 Foundation
                                                                                              May 3    Tavern on the Bridge
                                                                                             June 7    Accent Mail
                                                                                             *July 5   The Printing Trade
Fall Festival…continued from page 1       that you can help. We need silent
                                                                                                       Company
                                          auction items, advertising com-
have. Please take a brochure,                                                              August 2    Duluth Fall Festival
                                          mitments for newspaper inserts,
look it over and then consider                                                          September 6    Century 21 Findley
                                          road race runners, and of course,                            Real Estate
helping by becoming a sponsor.
                                          would love to have you as a one                 October 4    Atlanta Flooring
There are many benefits that              of our volunteers.                                           Design Centers
come with it for you personally,                                                        November 1     Houston &
                                          The Festival Center is on the
it is really good advertising for                                                                      Company CPA
                                          Town Green across from City
your business, and it certainly                                                          December 6    Aurora Theatre
                                          Hall, just beyond the fountain.
helps our town. If you feel that                                                      Anyone interested in hosting a DMA
                                          We hope to see you there at                 meeting or providing refreshments,
you cannot commit to being a
                                          6:00 on Tuesday, August 3.                  please contact Albert Marquez at
sponsor there are other ways
                                                                                      770-623-6069.


                                                                         ✄
    I would like to help with the 2004 Duluth Fall Festival by doing the following:
     ❑ Considering becoming a Sponsor
     ❑ Advertising in 2004 Fall Festival Tabloids, if I can work it out with a newspaper representative
     ❑ Donating something to the Silent Auction (You will be contacted later)
     ❑ Becoming a member and working with the Duluth Fall Festival Committee
    Name _________________________________________________________
    Phone _____________________ Email ______________________________

    Return to: Kathryn Willis   3585 Abbotts Bridge Road Duluth, GA 30096         770-476-3405 or 770-887-9991
    kwillis@parsonsgifts.com    We all appreciate your help!
Is Your Company Making News?",
If it is, we want to spotlight you in the DMA Gab-RRR. If you have any significant news about your
business: awards, big wins, new expansions, relocating, please e-mail them to Sunny Ramsay at
gabrrr@duluthmerchants.com or fax it to 770-813-9923. It is your newsletter and we rely upon you.
Are you using your association's website to the fullest? Add your web address and a business
description to your entry in the online membership directory.
Send an email to webmaster@duluthmerchants.com with your updates.
ALL NEWSLETTER ENTRIES must be submitted by the 12th of each month for the next issue.
"Change of Address”
Please e-mail your address changes to Jim Wilson at jwilson@askstaffing.com or call him at
770-813-8947.
"Are You Next?"
We want to showcase our DMA members in our meetings. If you would like to host a meeting or if you
have an educational 30 minute presentation that you believe would be of benefit to our members,
please call Albert Marquez, 770-623-6069 with your ideas.
"The Network Table Is Available!"
Yes, we want you to invite all of you to bring your literature (in small quantities) about your products
and services to our DMA meetings so fellow members can learn more about you. BUT, FAIR WARNING:
at the end of the evening, you must take your literature with you, or it will be thrown away.

				
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