Resolution J1270-2013

Congratulating the Ford Gum & Machine Company of Akron, New York, upon the occasion of celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2013

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION congratulating the Ford Gum & Machine Company of
Akron, New York, upon the occasion of celebrating its 100th  Anniversary
in 2013

WHEREAS, Organizations which serve the economic well-being and interests
of  the people of this great Empire State merit the commendation of this
Legislative Body; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body  to  recognize  that
the  quality  and  character  of life in the communities across New York
State are enhanced by the concerned and dedicated  efforts  of  business
organizations  and individuals that generously contribute to the welfare
of the community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late the Ford Gum & Machine Company of Akron, New York, upon  the  occa-
sion of celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1913,  20-year  old Ford S. Mason founded the Ford Gum &
Machine Company (Ford Gum) by borrowing money to lease 102 machines  and
placed  them  in  stores  and  shops in western New York communities; in
2013, the company remains a leader in the manufacture  and  distribution
of gum balls, gum ball machine banks and assorted confections and health
related  products  for  leading American brands; it also offers bulk gum
products and machines for the bulk vending industry; and
  WHEREAS, In honor of reaching the 100  year  milestone,  Ford  Gum  is
sponsoring  a series of events and special programs throughout the year;
this winter, the details of a 100th Anniversary  Broker  Awards  program
will  be revealed; its Sweets & Snack Expo booth theme to be held in May
will be a significant 100th anniversary celebration with a special event
to be announced before the show for those visiting the booth; and in the
summer, Ford Gum will host another anniversary celebration at its Corpo-
rate Headquarters in Akron, New York, for employees, brokers and special
friends of the company; and
  WHEREAS, Ford Gum is the only  company  now  making  gumballs  in  the
United States; and
  WHEREAS, Under the leadership of its President, George Stege, Ford Gum
will continue to build upon its past with an eye on how it will adapt to
the  future;  this  focus  is  the primary reason the Company has been a
consistent and successful business enterprise for 100 years; and
  WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a  unique  opportunity  for
this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize and pay tribute to the Ford Gum &
Machine Company of Akron, New York; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  business
organizations  of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our
attention, they should be recognized by all the citizens of  this  great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Ford Gum & Machine Company of Akron, New York, upon the
occasion of celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Ford Gum & Machine Company.

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