With more than 17 million (nearly one in four) children in America at
risk of hunger, Chicago Metallic has teamed up with Share our Strength’s
Great American Bake Sale® to tackle this important issue head on.
As the official bakeware provider of the Great American Bake Sale,
the company recently introduced a gourmet specialty program, which
offers incentives to retailers to get involved in this worthy cause. The
program was initially introduced at the 2011 Housewares Show and
runs through Oct. 31.
Program Details: Any retailer that hosts a bake sale will receive
supporting bake sale materials, coupons from other Great American
Bake Sale partners, free Chicago Metallic products and discounts on
the new Winged Cookie Sheet. Retailers that sign up for a “bake-less”
bake sale will receive discounts on the Winged Cookie Sheet as well
as bake sale promotional materials.
For additional details on hosting a bake sale, please contact
Share Our Strength® officially kicked off its Eighth Annual Share
Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale® on March 1, 2011. All
donations support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry™ Campaign
to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. For more information,
Chicago Metallic Implements Gourmet Specialty
Program to Help Raise Funds to End Childhood
Hunger in America
Dallas Market Center announced that its recent Total Home & Gift
Market, held June 22-28, attracted attendees from 50 states and
41 countries; the largest FINDS Dallas Temp Show since June
2008; and an increase in overall attendance, including a double-digit increase in international buyers.
“The relatively strong regional economy attracted more buyers and
many new vendors to market,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO,
Dallas Market Center. “Exhibitors reported larger orders and a sense
of optimism about the second half of the year, specifically in the gift
industry where stores were stocking up for fourth-quarter selling.”
Dallas Design Supply officially opened its doors to buyers during
June Market, holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June
23. The store is a 20,000-square-foot resource for seasonal décor,
floral containers and supplies, candles, ribbon, party supplies and
permanent botanicals. The Dallas Design Supply customer base
includes retailers, design professionals (florists, event planners,
designers, and visual merchandisers) and qualified consumers
such as charity organizers and educators. Items in Dallas Design
Supply are available for immediate purchase, which sets it apart
from other showrooms on campus. For more information visit
Another highlight of the Total Home & Gift Market was the Santa
Fe International Folk Art Market Collection. Artists from around the
world traveled to Dallas to show their products before heading to
the world’s largest folk art market in Santa Fe, N.M. Each artist
makes a difference for their families and communities through the
sale of their one-of-a-kind handmade products. Sales of the artists’
goods during Market exceeded expectations and their presence
created an unmatchable ambience in The Grand Pavilion of the
June Market also marked the debut of the new product category
Handmade & Vintage FINDS which featured independent creators
and designers presenting home, gift and jewelry/fashion accessories
from regional and national designers using many techniques and
supplies to make their products.
The next Dallas Total Home & Gift Market will be held Sept. 10-12,
2011. Visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com for more details.
• Once the plaster of Paris moulds are used, these are recycled into
plasterboard that is then used to build homes.
• All water used during the manufacturing process is purified and
then reused through the cycle.
• All packaging is recycled, this is over 300 tons of packaging each
year. Reusable totes are also used when shipping Denby product.
What does all of this recycling mean? Over 300 drivers’ commute
to work is ‘carbon neutral’, enough clay is recycled to fill 350 double
decker buses, 50 new homes could be built with the plasterboard
and 12 Olympic-sized pools could be filled with the purified water.
Denby’s Green Innovations (continued from page 31)