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Help after Hurricane Harvey with the Houston Food Bank

Houston Food Bank
Houston Food Bank

An unprecedented number of people in the greater Houston area are affected by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. The storm unleashed monumental destruction across southeast Texas. For individuals who already struggle to provide for their family’s basic needs, the flooding is even more catastrophic. 

The Houston Food Bank has a history of providing disaster relief, but we’ve never seen devastation on this scale. 

We will provide food and supplies in the short term and for many months to come to residents in southeast Texas who will struggle to rebuild their lives. The Food Bank will work closely with our network of partner agencies to ensure food is getting to those who need it most. We also find ways to connect offers of help with those who are providing help.

To help with the vision, Frame USA will be donating to the Houston Food Bank Harvey Disaster Relief in appreciation for your online order for the month of September.

We are proud to support this great organization. Be sure to donate during the checkout process to help us support this great charity!

Houston Food Bank

Labor Day — Monday, September 4th

Labor Day

Labor Day is a public and federal holiday (a holiday established by law and is usually a non-working day) that is celebrated on the first Monday of September. It was established to honor the labor movement in the US and the contributions that workers have made which benefit our country. Additionally, Labor Day Weekend is considered the end of summer with children going back to school and all public swimming pools closing.

In the late 19th century trade unions and the labor movement grew, leading to trade unionists wanting to set aside a day to recognize and celebrate labor. Labor Day was then further advocated by the Central Labor Union who organized the first Labor Day parade in New York City in 1882.

Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it Labor Day an official holiday and they did so in in 1887. Seven years later, in 1894, it became an official federal holiday.

Historians say the expression “no white after Labor Day” comes from when the upper class would return from their summer vacations and stow away their lightweight, white summer clothes as they returned back to school and work.

New Posters with PosterService

Most of you know that Frame USA has a sister site called Posterservice, which specializes in a wide variety of posters included but not limited to:

We wanted to refresh your memory and introduce you to some of the newest posters we have just rolled out:

Spring by Marc Allante
Spring by Marc Allante
  • Item #: PSA011205
  • Size: 24×36
  • Price:$6.99
Flags of the World
Flags of the World
  • Item #: PSA034271
  • Size: 24×36
  • Price:$6.99
Along The Route
Along The Route
  • Item #: PSA011215
  • Size: 36×24
  • Price:$6.99
Glowing Eiffel Tower
Glowing Eiffel Tower
  • Item #: PSA011190
  • Size: 36×24
  • Price:$6.99
Brooklyn Bridge by Dean Russo
Brooklyn Bridge by Dean Russo
  • Item #: PSA011185
  • Size: 36×24
  • Price:$6.99
Monkey On A Trip
Monkey On A Trip
  • Item #: PSA011195
  • Size: 36×24
  • Price:$6.99
Now I Lay Me Down To Read
Now I Lay Me Down To Read
  • Item #: PSA011200
  • Size: 36×24
  • Price:$6.99
The Nightmare
The Nightmare
  • Item #: PSA011220
  • Size: 36×24
  • Price:$6.99

Once you pick out your favorite poster at posterservice.com, your next step is picking out the perfect poster frame.

FrameUSA.com and Posterservice.com are sister companies and this is one of the main reasons why!  FrameUSA.com offers a wide range of frames that are perfect for your new posters.  Check out their full selection today at http://www.frameusa.com/poster-frames!

Meet Our New Director of Business Development

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It was my Mother-in-Law that started it all! She decided to move away from Michigan over 8 years ago, and began planting a seed in my head that I would do well in Cincinnati. She kept telling me, “I really think you should move dear”. I told her, I’m good here in Michigan. One day, it hit me like a ton of bricks! The only word that came to mind was: POTENTIAL!!!

The mere fact that I had the POTENTIAL to land an amazing job, the POTENTIAL to move my family into a larger environment, the POTENTIAL to develop new relationships and build stronger roots for my family. This desire became the fuel and passion for the next phase of my life. So, I began my job search for future employment in Cincinnati, OH and I stumbled across a POTENTIAL opportunity! The Director of Business Development position became open at Frame USA and I knew I’d be a great fit for the company. This company reminded me of home. Hard working people with a passion to serve others – making quality American made products! The CEO, Dan Regenold, had a vision to take a simple concept for selling posters and making picture frames – consequently turning it into a successful business model that has an international client base!

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The future is so bright. The world is ever-changing and the methodologies for new business practices evolve over time. How do we remain current and present in the marketplace? How do we capitalize on new possibilities and opportunities? We must seize the moments that present themselves before us and build upon it. Building sometimes looks MESSY! Dust, dirt, rubbish, new materials, and loud noises are all associated with building something. Things scattered over the floors, design plans and blueprints serve as the guiding light in a chaotic environment. When we are building something, you need to surround yourself with people that can help you finish the job. You need people with expertise to get certain jobs done! You CANNOT do it alone! I encourage you to dig deep, find your bearings and build! It’s a new world out here – be sure to make your mark! Let’s Build shall we?

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~Hurley C.

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Frame USA August News

We have some exciting new things taking place around Frame USA and we want to share them with you.

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Displaying all your photographs of beloved memories can be made much simpler with collage photo frames. Good times with friends and family from years ago displayed all together is a great way to cherish your memories and reflect on fun times. Here at Frame USA we have collage photo frames in all different shapes, sizes and picture capacities. Very few tings are more aesthetically pleasing than your own collection of pictures. Spruce up each room in your house with one of our wide selection of collage photo frames, you’ll be able to find an option to hang in your bedroom, family room, or any other room in your home.

For the month of August enjoy 10% off all Collage Photo Frames with coupon code: Collage 10

Collage Photo Frames

Collage Photo Frames – School Year

Collage Photo Frames

Collage Photo Frames – First Year

For the month of August enjoy 10% off all Collage Photo Frames with coupon code: Collage 10

Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation

Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation
Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation

The Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation’s mission is dedicated to the prevention of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, through awareness, education and support of research to find a cure.

Andy Caress lost his battle with melanoma in August, 2010 at the young age of 24. In his short life, Andy accomplished so much as a college tennis player at Coastal Carolina University, an excellent student, tennis professional, role model, loving son, brother and uncle, and as a source of inspiration for many around the globe suffering from this tragic disease.  

The Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. It was formed in May, 2010 by Andy Caress and is based in Cincinnati. In the early months of the organization’s formation, Andy’s friends and family rallied behind him and raised $10,000 for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Andy was proud to present the check to Dr. Patrick Hwu, his melanoma oncologist. ACMF has contributed to M.D. Anderson annually since Andy presented the initial amount. 

During his battle, Andy realized that this disease is often misunderstood by the public as an “easy” or “lucky” cancer to get. His will was to change this misconception and the foundation is keeping that dream alive. 

His mission is simple: “My goal is that melanoma will never impact any person the way it has impacted me, and I will achieve my goal by educating the world about how melanoma may be prevented and identified.”

The Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation carries this mission forward after his tragic death. The specific goals of the foundation are consistent with Andy’s mission and include:

1) Creating awareness about the seriousness of melanoma and that it affects all skin tones and races.

2) Educating the public about steps that can be taken to prevent melanoma.

3) Increasing opportunities for a cure for this deadly disease through work with leading melanoma and cancer research organizations.

4) “Wipe melanoma off the face of the planet” – in Andy’s words.

To help with the vision, Frame USA will be donating to the Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation in appreciation for your online order for the month of August.

We are proud to support this great organization. Be sure to donate during the checkout process to help us support this great charity!

Andy Caress GFI Banner

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones – Lion and Dragon
Item #: PSA009879

Game of Thrones is a TV show that has taken over the nation! Game of Thrones is an HBO show created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and is an adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels written by George R.R. Martin. The show first premiered on April 17, 2011 and its 7th season premieres this Sunday, July 16th and will conclude with its eighth and final season the following year.

Game of Thrones is set in the fictitious Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the continent of Essos. The series is all about the struggles between the noble families and their fight to rule the kingdom and sit on top of the Iron Throne.

George R.R. Martin began writing the series A Song of Ice and Fire in 1991 and had the first book published in 1996. Amazingly, over 20 years later and Martin has only published five of the even planned novels in the series. Fans of the book have been in an uproar because finally the TV series has surpassed the book and will potentially ruin secrets that have yet to be revealed in the book.

Head on over to our sister site Poster Service and browse our selection of Game of Thrones inspired posters so you can frame and hang your fandom. We know you’ll be watching with us.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones S4 Tyrion Lannister
Item #: PSA009752

July 4, 2017 – Independence Day

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The 4th of July aka Independence Day is a federal holiday (an authorized holiday that has been recognized by the United States government) marking the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.

The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress which announced that the thirteen colonies considered themselves as independent sovereign states and that they were under British rule no more. The thirteen colonies decided to form new nation, the United States of America.

The 4th of July is marked by patriotic displays. Just like a lot of other summer events, Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors and people often celebrate by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue; many take advantage of the day off and, in some years, a long weekend to gather with relatives or friends. Decorations (e.g., streamers, balloons, and clothing) are colored red, white, and blue, the colors of the American flag. Parades are often held in the morning, before family gatherings and fireworks occur in the evening.

4th of July Fun Facts:

  • Only John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the others signed at a later date.
  • The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men from 13 colonies.
  • The average age of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45. The youngest was Thomas Lynch, Jr (27) of South Carolina.  The oldest delegate was Benjamin Franklin (70) of Pennsylvania. The lead author of The Declaration, Thomas Jefferson, was 33.
  • The stars on the original American flag were in a circle so all the Colonies would appear equal.
  • Barbecue is also big on Independence Day. Approximately 150 million hot dogs and 700 million pounds of chicken are consumed on this day.

 

 

July Charity of the Month: Valley Interfaith

Valley Interfaith
Valley Interfaith

In 1963 a young family came to The Church of the Ascension and Holy Trinity asking for help. By 1965 the Wyoming Presbyterian Women’s Guild filled two closets in the basement of the Wyoming Presbyterian Church with food and other needed items. In the mid-1970s the churches organized their efforts into the “Valley Food and Clothing Bank” and in 1977 provided 50 Christmas baskets. By 1979, the Bank was serving approximately 150 people yearly “by appointment.” In September of 1982 they moved to Friendship Methodist Church where we operated for the next 13 years.

By 1995, they were ready to move into the newly established Valley Caring Center, located at their current address 420 W. Wyoming Ave in Lockland. For 10 years VIFCC operated out of the back of the Valley Caring Center and in 2005 moved into the newly remodeled front space.

Since then, Valley Interfaith has grown into the operation it is today, hiring their first paid employee in 2000. With the commitment of hundreds of volunteers and few paid staff, they have continued to expand their capacity to better serve the community. In 2017, after months of working with a strategic planning professional, they unveiled a new strategic plan and announced a new organization name, Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center.

To help with the vision, Frame USA will be donating to Valley Interfaith in appreciation for your online order for the month of July.

We are proud to support this great organization. Be sure to donate during the checkout process to help us support this great charity!

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Frame USA’s Picture Frame Shop

Picture Frame Shop
Frame USA Picture Frame Shop

 

Frame USA has been in the art and framing business for 30 years and counting.  We’ve grown to work with a wide variety of companies including small businesses and individuals across the United States. We have customers who need thousands of frames and those who need 10. We have “the regulars” and the “first-timers”. Whether you’re looking for a thousand-piece plaque order or a simple custom framing job, we make it happen – any style, any size, any time.
Frame USA Retail Store, our picture frame shop, can meet all your framing needs. Readymade frames & custom framing with our 100% “made in America” signature line are beautiful & affordable. We offer a variety of services & unbeatable pricing as well.
We believe in community, sustainability, and free information. One of our favorite parts of this business is the ability to make a difference (whether that’s from our monthly charity initiative which we promote in our picture frame shop or promoting our ever-popular eco-friendly wood picture frames.)  We welcome all artists, designers and photographers to share their work with us — we love promoting the customers who use our frames.
Frame USA Warehouse Outlet is the one stop picture frame shop for all your framing needs. We offer custom and corporate framing, custom mats, photo retouching and enlarging, large format printing including banners, dry mounting and archival framing. Buy direct from the manufacturer at our 80,000 square foot manufacturing and warehousing facility! We are here to provide you with all your framing needs at incredible savings.
Retail Store hours :
Monday – Friday:  10AM-7PM
Saturday: 10AM-6PM
Sunday: Closed
225 Northland Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45246
Any questions about the custom framing services at Frame USA? We’re happy to answer them,  513-733-9800 or email:  [email protected]
Feel free to visit our Retail Store website: http://www.frameusaretailstore.com/