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Franklin event sponsor list grows; Zenger recipient named

Press release from the issuing company

New York, New York - Thirty nationally-recognized companies are sponsoring the Printing Industries Alliance's upcoming 2010 Franklin Event to date, with additional supporters anticipated. More than 500 senior executives from the printing, advertising, publishing and graphic sectors are expected to attend the popular annual gala scheduled for Wednesday, September 29 (5:30-10:00 pm) at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.

Platinum sponsors to date are Brown Printing Co., Candid Litho, Graytor Printing Co., Hearst Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, HudsonYards, Kodak, Quad/Graphics, RR Donnelley, Sandy Alexander, Inc, and Xerox Corporation. Gold sponsors include Acme/universal millennium, AGFA Corporation, CGS USA, Dalim Software, DRAFTFCB, Graphic Paper, Inc., Heidelberg USA, HIFLEX Corporation of North America, Oce North America, Paradysz, Pictorial Offset Corporation, Premium Color Graphics, Reliable Paper Recycling, SDS Global Logistics, SendMyAd, The Central National-Gottesman Foundation, Utica National Insurance, and X-Rite,Inc./Pantone LLC. 

"In addition to a stellar roster of 2010 honorees, receiving this year's John Peter Zenger Award will be Kiritin Beyer, a New York City-based freelance photographer", announced Franklin Event Chair Cheryl Kahanec (Sandy Alexander, Inc.).  "Ms. Beyer will be honored for Exceptional Community Service for her extensive volunteerism in Haiti during that nation's recent earthquake." The medal is given to an individual employed in the graphic communications industry who has exhibited exemplary character in the form of selfless courage, charity, activism or service (military or community).

The industry's highest honor, the Franklin Event for Distinguished Service, will be bestowed upon legendary music industry pioneer, Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer for Sony Music Entertainment, for his national and international achievements.  Power of Communications Awards recipients include (For Printing) Hallie Satz, Vice Chair, Phoenix Lithographing/CEO, HighRoad Press; For Catalog Publishing, Valerie Merone, Executive Vice President, Victoria's Secret Direct; and For Magazine Publishing, Scott Masterson Senior Vice President and General Manager, FORBES Magazines.

"The Franklin Event is the premier graphic communications industry event of the year. Pier Sixty on the Hudson River and the format of the event make it the perfect venue for networking with industry leaders from the tri-state area," stated Co-Chair Gary Dolgins (Blanchard Systems). "It is not too late to purchase a ticket or become a sponsor of the Franklin Event."

Event details and registration forms may be found on PIA’s website, www.PIAlliance.org, or by contacting PIA Vice President, Vicki Keenan, at (908) 233-4124.