WILMINGTON, MA — UniFirst Corporation, a North American leader in providing customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products, has won a 2018 APEX Award of Excellence for the cover design of the company’s 2018 Uniform Rental Catalog.In its 30th year, APEX awards recognize extraordinary work by professional communicators. The awards are based on excellence in editorial content, graphic design, and overall communications. The annual program attracts work from businesses throughout the United States, with more than 1,400 entries in this year’s competition.“We are extremely proud to receive the APEX Award for the cover design of our rental catalog,” says Adam Soreff, UniFirst director of marketing and communications. “UniFirst’s marketing department is fortunate to have a very talented team of in-house graphic designers that produces top-notch work. Our uniform rental catalog is often the first introduction of our business to potential customers, so careful attention to a quality design that truly represents our business is critical.”UniFirst’s winning entry in the “Design & Illustration—Covers” category highlighted many features of its 2018 catalog cover design, including creative use of white space, bright colors, geometric shapes and angles—all of which contributed to its overall contemporary feel.“Very few catalogs pay necessary attention to the importance of the cover,” says Ken Turturo, executive editor of Communications Concepts, Inc., sponsor of the APEX Awards. “More is not always ‘better,’ and covers designed with the intent of showing a company’s entire product line often fail to achieve the goal—getting the customer inside the catalog! Here is where UniFirst excels. With a simple design, UniFirst conveys the bright color options in its products, provides photos of four items representative of their inventory, and places it all in an airy, open layout with just enough white space to enhance the appeal to its customers.”View the 2018 Uniform Rental Catalog, or to get a copy of the catalog, contact a UniFirst representative at 800-367-8187.(NOTE: The above press release is from UniFirst.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s UniFirst Celebrates 18th Annual Founder’s DayIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s UniFirst Teams Up With IndyCar Driver Marco Andretti For Two July RacesIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s UniFirst To Sponsor NASCAR’s William Byron Chevrolet At May 11 RaceIn “Business”
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Kolkata: The West Bengal circle of the Department of Posts is taking significant measures to tap the tourism potential of the General Post Office (GPO) that will be stepping into its 150th year on Tuesday.”The GPO is already very much in the tourist map and the postal museum attracts a good number of visitors daily. We will unveil a permanent exhibition hall inside the GPO building on Tuesday. Apart from philatelic exhibitions, we will also hold art or exhibitions of similar nature to attract more number of people here,” said Chief Post Master General (PMG), West Bengal Circle, Arundhaty Ghosh. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe GPO will arrange visits for school children at the premises of the GPO for witnessing such exhibitions and creating awareness that letter writing, which is on the wane in the days of WhatsApp and texting, is an art and needs revival.The sesquicentennial celebration for the GPO kicked off on Monday with the unveiling of a special cover and the extension of the postal museum was also thrown open for the public.According to a senior GPO official, personal letters now account for less than 20 percent of the postal items that are dispatched through the GPO daily while official mails are more than one lakh per day. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”School children are not encouraged to write letters nowadays. When I visit schools for work related to the department and ask students why they have stopped writing letters they say they are not taught how to write one. They tell me if I teach them they will write letters. Letter writing is one of the best forms of expressing oneself and we hold letter writing competition once every year both at the state and national level to revive the art of letter writing,” Ghosh added. Speaking on the occasion, PMG (Kolkata) J Charukesi said people have an emotional connection with the GPO and go there with the hope that they will get the best of services.”The most important aspect of the GPO is the professional services we offer,” she added.The GPO is a heritage building and at the same time a working post office. “Our employees have tirelessly worked for conservation of this historic building whose conservation is a real challenge. Let us take pledge for its further conservation in the days to come,” Ghosh added.
Darjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Yuva Morcha will be taking up political programmes from June 10 to pressurise BJP to work towards the creation of Gorkhaland. It is on this poll plank that BJP and Hill allies had secured public mandate for both the Lok Sabha and Assembly bypolls in Darjeeling, stated the GJYM.”After June 10 we will launch a series of political programmes in the GTA area, Terai and the Dooars in the plains. We will start with postering. It will, however, not be like the violent agitations in the past. We will maintain cordial relations with the state government,” stated Amrit Yonzon, president, GJYM. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe agitation is also aimed at the parliamentary session that will commence from June 17. “Raju Bishta won the elections on the Gorkhaland poll plank. The allies and the BJP clearly stated in the Hills that people should vote for him, keeping ‘Jati and Mato’ (community and land) in mind. He got an overwhelming mandate so its time he and BJP live up to the commitment,” added Arun Chettri, general secretary. He further stated that during the 2017 agitation that had culminated in the 105-day-long bandh, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had clearly stated that it was their democratic right to launch an agitation as long as it was non-violent and peaceful. “However, only when the agitation turned violent did the state begin the crackdown. The 105-day-long bandh was not fruitful at all as it did not yield any result,” stated Chettri. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHe stated that during the poll campaign in Darjeeling, Banerjee had publicly declared that she will work towards resolving the identity issue of the Gorkhas, along with political security. “The BJP has talked about a permanent political solution to the Gorkha impasse. They should spell out what it is,” Chettri added. When questioned on what their stand is regarding GNLF’s demand of 6th Schedule status to the Darjeeling Hills, spokesperson Anit Khati said: “6th Schedule has been rejected by the GJM led by Bimal Gurung in 2007, along with the entire Hills. Gurung had used the rejection of 6th Schedule issue to drive Subash Ghising and the GNLF from the Hills. They even had dubbed it as expired medicine. Now how can the same 6th Schedule be reintroduced? It is redundant. Nothing short of Gorkhaland will be accepted as a full and final political solution.”