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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

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Collage Photo Frames – School Year

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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!

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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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Picture Frame Shop

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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
Feel free to visit our Retail Store website: http://www.frameusaretailstore.com/

 

Father’s Day – Sunday, June 18

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Father’s Day is the 4th largest card sending holiday (behind Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day) and is a day where we celebrate fathers and fatherhood.

The celebration of Father’s Day dates back to the Middle Ages and originally took place on March 19th. It wasn’t until 1910 when the day was moved to June thanks to Senora Smart Dodd. She proposed the idea after hearing a church service dedicated to Mother’s Day; she realized there wasn’t a day to celebrate her Civil War veteran father who single-handedly raised her and her five siblings. The day eventually became a national holiday in 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed it into law.

The US census shows that there are over 70.1 million father’s in the United States and two million of them are single dad’s. Yet no matter how many father’s there are, Mother’s Day spending still trumps Father’s Day buy nearly $9 billion!

Flag Day – Wednesday, June 14

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Flag Day

While not an official federal holiday, Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14th. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.

June 14th was officially established as Flag Day by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Similarly, the week of June 14th was appointed as National Flag Week. For the entirety of this week it is encouraged that citizens proudly fly their flag. Additionally, all government building will display the American flag during this week.

Fun Flag Facts

Five of the six American Flags that have been planted on the moon are still standing and the one that fell was knocked down due to the exhaust from the Apollo 11 takeoff.

In 1959 President Eisenhower chose a new design for the flag which was created in anticipation of Alaska and Hawaii becoming states and the design he chose came from Robert Heft who was a 17 year old high school student at the time.

Old Glory was the nickname of a specific American Flag which was owned by William Driver. He named it Old Glory in 1831 and the name went on to become synonymous with all American Flags.

Frame USA June News

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

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An inexpensive way to get that “Custom Framed” look. These back-loaded metal picture frames can be used to frame posters, prints and other important documents. These frames also come complete with v-clips that serve a dual purpose of hanging and an easel backing or cardboard backing, depending on the size. All of our metal frames can also be used as poster frames to photo frames to custom framing and more. Another high quality frame from Frame USA, and like all of our frames, they’re Made in the USA.

For the Month of June enjoy 10% off all Metal I Picture Frames with Coupon Code: MetalJune

Continue to check back in for new products and events we have going on around Frame USA.

Charity Of The Month

June Charity of the Month: The Vaseline Healing Project

The Vaseline Healing Project
The Vaseline Healing Project

In partnership with Direct Relief, The Vaseline Healing Project is an aid effort to provide dermatological care, Vaseline products, medical supplies and skin health training needed to help heal the skin of people affected by poverty or emergencies around the world. 

Direct Relief is an international humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 US states and over 70 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty, natural disasters, and other emergency situations. Direct Relief works with healthcare professionals and organizations on the ground and equips them with the essential medicines and supplies they need to help people recover.

To help with the vision, Frame USA will be donating to The Vaseline Healing Project in appreciation for your online order for the month of June.

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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