Spray Patterns BY AVA CARIDAD Keep America Beautiful (KAB) announced the availability of the 2013 Graffiti Hurts Grant Program, designed to assist communities in augmenting local graffiti prevention activities. With municipal government funding under increasing burdens, KAB believes that the grant program will serve as a catalyst to combat the economic and quality-of-life setback caused by graffiti vandalism. KAB is offering six grants for the 2013 program: four cash grants of $2,500 each; two paint product grants from The Sherwin- Williams Co., valued at $2,500 each; and one FlashCAM from Q-Star Technology, valued at $6,995. Proposed projects will address graffiti prevention and education, eradication, or enforcement of local anti-graffiti laws. Grant winners will be announced in October. Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Co-Founder & Artistic Director of OPI Products Inc., was honored by Delete Blood Cancer DKMS at this year’s Delete Blood Cancer Gala in New York City. The Gala honored those that have given back by working with Delete Blood Cancer DKMS, the world’s largest bone marrow donor center. OPI recently launched the “OPI Loves DKMS” campaign, bringing widespread awareness to the fight against blood cancer Editor 46 Spray August 2013 The International Metal Decorators Assn. (IMDA) recognized three Ball Corp. metal packaging designs in the Excellence in Quality awards competition at its annual conference in Bloomingdale, IL. Season Pan Coating was Ball’s winning entry in Best of Category Award, Aerosol Can. Award of Excellence, Two-Piece Can went to Ball’s Leinenkugel’s Lemon Berry Shandy while its Maryland Decorated Tin, Digital Printing received the Technical Achievement Award. The IMDA also named Hartwell Johnson, one of Ball’s press operators, as Decorator of the Year and elected Janelle Harris, Ball’s Director of Graphic Services, as IMDA President, the first female president in its 79-year history. The Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) recently awarded the 2013 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Awards at an exclusive ceremony in Battery Gardens, NYC. The winning brands represent the current best new packaging, breakout products, and advertising campaigns in the industry. From left: Pam Busiek, President & CEO, ICMAD; Ian Gingsberg, ICMAD Board Chair; Carol Hamilton, President L’Oreal Luxe USA; and a representative from Eight & Bob. The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) and the Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA) partnered with minor league baseball team The Gwinnett Braves in Atlanta, GA at a June 25 game to distribute information and resources on inhalant abuse prevention. Fans were able to pick up resources that included inhalant abuse prevention kits, What Every Parent Should Know inhalant brochures and Strike Out Inhalants bumper stickers, along with ACE baseballs and tote bags. At the game, SATA presented a donation to ACE to help continue its educational programs. From left to right: aerosol friends Bugs, Sunny and Stubs; SATA President Eric Dann; ACE Executive Director Colleen Creighton, Past SATA President Dan Renn; and Sara Stickler, Manager, ACE Educational Programs.
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