J1270

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

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

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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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