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peterstubberfieldThe Helix Group has announced that Peter Stubberfield is returning to his former position as President of its US division, Helix USA.

shelley-broaderMichaels President and COO, Shelley Broader, left the company Friday, September 4th to pursue other opportunities. During her tenure, she made many contributions to the company in the areas of Store Operations, Real Estate, Aaron Brothers, Supply Chain and Artistree. For an interim period, Michaels Store Operations, Aaron Brothers, Supply Chain and Artistree teams will report directly to CEO John Menzer.


The newly named Sam & Adele Golden Gallery at Golden Artist Colors in New Berlin, NY is proud to present Darryl Hughto: Diamonds. The exhibition showcases a collection of the artist’s work from 1976-1979. The exhibition opens on Sunday, September 13 with a reception for the artist from 3 PM to 6 PM and runs through Saturday November 21, 2009. For further information about this show as well as future exhibitions, go to

img_0196Michaels Stores, Inc. hosted its 12th Annual CEO Summit in Dallas, TX on August 24 and 25, 2009. In conjunction with the conference, the company announced its Vendor and Carrier Partnership of the Year Awards. Vendors who were honored with this prestigious award included companies that have supported Michaels’ initiatives over the past year with exceptional product innovation and consumer insights.
Vendors who received this award included:
American Oak Preserving Co.
ColArt Americas, Inc.
Gartner Studios
• Horizon Group, USA

iLOVEtoCREATE. A Duncan Enterprises Company

Andrew Daler has just recruited a new Daler-Rowney Territory Sales Manager for the New England area. His name is Michael Barrett, and he was previously a regional sales manager for Kolo before moving on to Samsonite.

logobluePacon Corporation, parent corp of Strathmore, has announced the acquisition of Blazer Technology with the brands GoWrite®, GoCraft® and GoSign®, consisting of Quality Dry Erase and Self-Stick products.

Utrecht has a new CEO. Michael Ippolito has joined the company in September 2009 from Fortunoff Home Store in New York. Prior to that he was President and CEO at Ballard Designs/Cornerstone Brands a furniture supplier. Utrecht’s former president George Muench has left the company to pursue new opportunities.

00011gThe S.F. Business Times reports that last week Blick signed a 15,000-square-foot lease at 1020-1028 Market St. in San Francisco who will move from their current location on Van Ness Avenue. The store will be with a block of Pearl’s San Francisco store.

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