MAY 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


FORD GUM NAMES CONTEST WINNERS

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL ó Ford Gum & Machine Company has named the winners of its 2005 Broker Sales Contest. Two grand prizes of a ProSport Dream Trip and one ProSport Getaway were awarded. In addition, all brokers not winning a grand prize were entered into a separate drawing for a bonus prize of the ProSport Getaway Trip. Four awards in all were given out.

Contest rules called for all Ford Gum brokers to be divided into three divisions (A, B, C) with each firm competing against the other members in that group. The broker firm with the largest dollar sales increase in each division was named a Division Grand Prize winner. All firms in each division not winning a Grand Prize but showing dollar growth in 2005 were entered into a separate drawing for the Bonus Prize.

Winners of the ProSport Dream Trip received two tickets to any major sporting event, first class accommodations for the duration of the event, round trip airfare for two, an official event gift package and personalized concierge service.

The ProSport Getaway Trip for winners of the bonus prize received two premium lower level tickets to any NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL regular season game,v two round trip airfare tickets, 3-day/2-night first class accommodations for the event and personalized concierge service.

Winners of Ford Gum 2005 Broker Competition

ProSport Dream Trip Award
NWA Sales & Marketing Group
303 SW 16th St. Suite 3
Bentonville, AR 72712
Mr. David Dozier
479/271-7566

Universal Sales
4225 West Main St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Mr. Joe Reeser
269/381-9734

ProSport Getaway Award
Concept Marketing
1832 W 2770 South
West Valley City, UT 84119
Mr. Lenny Chiazzese
801/975-0070

L.H. Sisitzky Sales
244 West Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
Mr. Brian Sisitzky
781/935-3023

Award details:

Division A & B Grand Prizes

ProSport Dream Trip Award
  • Two tickets to your choice of to one of the following major sporting events: NFL Pro Bowl, Rose Bowl, NHL Stanley Cup Final, NHL All-Star Game, NCAA Final Four Championship, MLB World Series, MLB Baseball All-Star Game, US Open Golf Championship, PGA Golf Championship, Daytona 500, US Open Tennis Womenís Final, US Open Tennis Menís Final, Indianapolis 500, F1 US Grand Prix, F1 Canadian Grand Prix, Kentucky Derby.
  • First Class accommodations for the event
  • Round Trip Airfare for two
  • Official event gift package
  • Personalized concierge service
Division C Grand Prize

ProSport Getaway Award
Two premium lower level tickets to your choice of any NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL regular season
  • Round trip airfare for two
  • 3 day/2 night first class accommodations
  • Personalized concierge service
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Ford Gum & Machine Company is the only manufacturer of sugar-free gumball products and is a leading producer of premium gum and confectionery products including the full line of Carousel brand Gumball machines and refills. For more information contact Ford Gum & Machine Company, Inc., Sales & Marketing 640 Margate Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.  Phone: 847-955-0003.  Fax: 847-955-0004.  www.fordgum.com. Email: sales@fordgum.com.