MEDFORD, OR: Bear Creek, parent company to catalog merchants Harry & David and Northwest Express, has promoted Bill Ihle to the post of SVP of corporate relations and added him to the company’s executive committee.
MEDFORD, OR: Bear Creek, parent company to catalog merchants Harry
& David and Northwest Express, has promoted Bill Ihle to the post of SVP
of corporate relations and added him to the company’s executive
Ihle, who joined Bear Creek in 1997, will oversee all PR, government
relations and community outreach efforts. He will report to company
president and CEO Bill Williams.
NEW YORK: The Publicity Club of New York will host a luncheon, ’Working
with the Business Press,’ on Wednesday. Featured speakers will include
Jim Schachter, the editor of The New York Times’ Sunday business
For information, contact Lisa Kovitz at (212) 413-0519.
WASHINGTON, DC: IssueSphere has added ABC News veteran George Strait as
a senior counselor in its DC office. Strait, who was the primary ABC
health and medical correspondent for 15 years, will help the agency with
its non-profit and foundation work. He will continue to serve as the
chairman of the board for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
GERMANTOWN, NY: Smith Mumford & Co. has opened an Albany office to
service its clients in the capital region, and added Marc Kaplan to
direct the firm’s PR practice. Kaplan, formerly communications
coordinator for the Medical Society of the State of New York, will
contribute to a variety of healthcare, business-to-business and
financial services accounts. Kaplan will continue to host two radio
shows every weekend.
NEW YORK: Target Video News (TVN) has entered into three partnerships to
make its VNRs and other products more widely available on the Web. TVN
has linked with business news portal Powerize.com, video site FasTV.com
and EastBay Technologies, whose MediaGrab! software enables users to
search for and download old video news clips.
PORTLAND, OR: Columbia Sportswear, one of the largest outdoor apparel
manufacturers in the world, has hired Angela Hult as PR manager.
Previously the communications manager for PacifiCorp’s IR group, Hult
will manage public affairs, community and media relations and corporate
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA: Business-to-business portal Firstsource.com has
appointed Manning Selvage & Lee to launch a major marketing program. The
account, valued between dollars 400,000 and dollars 600,000 in
annualized fee income, will target analysts, vendors and customers.
OLD GREENWICH, CT: Fortune Brands, a consumer products company, has
promoted Clarkson Hine to the new position of VP, corporate
Hine joined the company in August 1998 as director of
SAN FRANCISCO: Benjamin Group/BSMG Worldwide has bagged more than
dollars 2.5 million in new business since June. New clients include
Internet start-ups eToll, Supergroups and Guidance Solutions.