BGR Inc. in The Cincinnati Business Courier (print edition) today: Cincinnati’s Stealth b2b Bomber Was Quietly Created To Sell Anything, To Anyone, Anywhere. And it does. ~~ aka, Look What Came Out of Al Backscheider’s Finneytown Garage ~~ ~~ thx, @TomCinciBiz and @BusinessCourier!!

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Press Release – For Immediate Release: BGR Inc. – Cincinnati’s Stealth b2b Bomber – in The Cincinnati Business Courier today – 4.18.14 – PR by Andy Hemmer

BGR Inc.: The Cincinnati Stealth b2b Bomber

West Chester packaging distributor BGR Inc. was quietly created to sell anything, to anyone, anywhere. And it does. And it’s all going online.

*Business Courier story link*

Look what came out of Al Backscheider’s Finneytown garage: BGR Inc.

Twenty-five new jobs added in 2013, another 25 needed this year. New e-commerce web site.

New facility in Indianapolis, additional U.S. markets on deck. Sales up 14% in 2013.

BGR Inc. - Cincinnati's Stealth b2b Bomber in The Cincinnati Business Courier today - 4.18.14 - PR by Andy Hemmer

BGR Co-Presidents (and brothers) Dean Backscheider, left, and Allen Backscheider at the West Chester HQ.

[WEST CHESTER, Ohio ~ April 18, 2014] Step inside packaging distributor BGR’s 200,000-square-foot West Chester headquarters, and what you see is what you get. Which is just about everything.

BGR Inc. has quietly grown from a garage-based home business in Finneytown into a powerhouse industrial packaging distributor over almost four decades.

And that’s just the way Al Backscheider, company founder, would have wanted it.

Today’s BGR ( has grown and diversified into the total resource for corporate packaging needs. The company excels in providing customized “one-of-a-kind” packaging, and specializes in lowering material handling costs, product protection, minimizing environment impact, regulations compliance, ergonomics and safety.

BGR stocks over 6,000 different packaging supply items – buying in bulk, and passing the savings onto customers – helping them reduce packaging costs by up to 30 percent.

BGR’s leadership team and key personnel have over 35 years experience providing unmatched industry expertise and the most effective solutions for their customers,” said Kelly Backscheider, BGR Marketing Manager.

Every member of the BGR sales team is a Packaging Distributors of America (PDA) Certified Packaging Consultant and has received extensive training to achieve this certification.

We provide must-have information on the latest product introductions and trends to help our customers continue to reduce their packaging costs,” said Allen Backscheider, BGR Vice President.

BGR is also the source for the most cost-effective automations solutions. The company is a preferred distributor for some of the best-known names in the industry, including Balluff, 3M, Signode, IPG, Wulftec, Sealed Air and others.

BGR Inc. - Cincinnati's Stealth b2b Bomber - in The Cincinnati Business Courier today - 4.18.14 - PR by Andy Hemmer

BGR has unique in-house capabilities such as custom slitting and sheeting – enabling customers to be more precise with packaging materials, increasing productivity and reducing costs. BGR also has its own fully owned printing and label subsidiary, Triangle Label, which specializes in printing everything from printed labels to barcode labels.

And now, it all goes online. Of course.

BGR recently unveiled a new e-commerce capability on its web site,

This now allows us to sell packaging supply items such as – adhesives, air bubble, bags, boxes, foam cushions, labels, machinery, equipment, mailers, paper, shrink film, stretch film tape, and more – online,” said A.J. Backscheider, BGR Marketing Manager.

BGR, typically a soft-spoken company, is winding down an explosive 2013, connected to its national expansion campaign. Annual sales growth, which has historically hovered between the 5-7 percent range, blossomed to 14 percent, all fueled by BGR:

- Opening a new warehouse in Indianapolis, the first expansion outside of Cincinnati;

- Expanding upon an embedded sales office to establish a model for business expansion;

- Starting a site-search analysis to find a facility for a fast-growing division, Triangle Label;

- Contemplating a new, larger HQ to accommodate everything now in West Chester.

Dean Backscheider, Allen’s brother and another principal, accentuated BGR’sCost Advantage Program,” in which customers can reduce packaging costs by up to 30 percent.

This is a free, customized assessment of your packaging systems, equipment and supplies, designed to help customers save money and get a greater return on their packaging investment,” said Dean.

BGR consistently delivers products, some standard and some built to spec, that meet all of our requirements for quality, costs and lead time,” said Chuck Bray, purchasing/logistics manager with Balluff Inc., a BGR client for more than 30 years. “BGR has created an environment that is totally focused, and dedicated, on its customers’ success.

We appreciate all that they’ve done for us, and would recommend BGR Inc. to any company requiring complete packaging supplies and material handling equipment,” said Bray.

BGR Inc. - Cincinnati's Stealth b2b Bomber - in The Cincinnati Business Courier today - 4.18.14 - PR by Andy Hemmer

The BGR Inc. headquarters is at 6392 Gano Road in West Chester, Ohio, easily accessible from Cincinnati-Dayton Road.

About BGR Inc.

BGR Inc. (www.BGR.US) is your packaging resource and is passionate about providing expert advise, from the simplest to the toughest packaging challenge. BGR’s leadership team has more than 35 years of experience providing unmatched industry expertise, and the most cost-effective packaging solutions. Every member of the BGR sales team is a PDA (Packaging Distributors of America) Certified Packaging Consultant, having received extensive training. Each BGR customer is supported by a dedicated team from sales and custom service.

For more information, please visit www.BGR.US or call (800) 628-9195 or send an e-mail to For media inquiries, please contact Mr. Andy Hemmer, TheWritingFiend@Large and President of PR at (513) 604-5428 or


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Elio Motors Inc. of Phoenix {} names cylinder-coating supplier for The Elio, Flame-Spray Industries of N.Y. (Port Washington), supplier to Mustang GT500, Nissan GT/R (Giddyup) ~~ ~~ Cylinder-coating technology in @ElioMotors improves heat transfer, reduces friction. #84MPG $6,800

Posted in Elio Motors with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/08/2014 by TheWritingFiend@Large

Licorice Elio Who U Like Me Now

[TROY, Michigan ~ April 8, 2014] Elio Motors, Inc., which will launch an enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle in 2015, has named Flame-Spray Industries Inc., a leading supplier of cylinder coating technology, as one of its key suppliers. 

Flame-Spray of Port Washington, N.Y., will use its patented and award-winning plasma-transferred wire arc (PTWA) technology.

The process involves accelerating a fine mist of molten steel at high speed onto a prepared surface and then honing that surface into a piston-ready cylinder bore.

The technology, which is used on high-performance sports cars such as the Mustang GT500 and the Nissan GT/R, improves heat transfer and reduces friction.

For Elio Motors, it is projected to boost engine performance by 10 percent, while reducing engine weight, helping Elio Motors achieve its 84-miles-per-gallon target.

Flame-Spray is an outstanding addition to our supplier network and is indicative of one of the many small, but crucial details that it takes to engineer a vehicle with extraordinary fuel efficiency with the performance characteristics that are important to today’s drivers,” said Paul Elio, CEO of Elio Motors.

Flame-Spray’s cutting edge technology will help us reduce vehicle weight but will improve engine performance and durability and extend engine life, all key attributes for customer satisfaction.”

With a price tag of $6,800 and fuel efficiency of 84 miles per gallon, the enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle will launch in 2015.

In addition to launching a new vehicle, Elio Motors will create more than 1,500 jobs at its manufacturing facility in Shreveport, La., help reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil and provide a more environmentally friendly transportation solution for American drivers. Initial customer enthusiasm for Elio Motors is high, as more than 13,000 people have made reservations for the vehicle. The company already has more than 100,000 fans on Facebook and is averaging more than 250,000 unique visitors per month to its web site this year.

Currently, the vehicle prototype is on a 33-city nationwide tour, introducing the vehicle potential customers.

GIMME MY ELIO!! ~ {} in San Jose today at Eastridge Mall


About Elio Motors: 

Founded by car enthusiast Paul Elio in 2008, Elio Motors Inc. represents a revolutionary approach to manufacturing an ultra-high-mileage vehicle. The 3-wheeled Elio will attain a highway mileage rating of 84 mpg while providing the comfort of amenities such as power windows, power door lock and air conditioning, accompanied by the safety of multiple air bags and an aerodynamic, enclosed vehicle body.

Elio’s first manufacturing site will be in Shreveport, La., with plans for the first production vehicle to roll off the assembly line in 2015 and significant production, sales and distribution during the next two years. For more information, visit or

 The Elio and Elio Motors announce Flame-Spray Industries added to Supplier Network

Holland Advertising: Interactive, Cincinnati’s original ad agency (1937), unveils ‘The Fast Track to ROI Marketing Plan’ + Holland-Hemmer PR Partnership announced ~~ featuring former Business Courier journalist, Andy Hemmer (me).

Posted in Holland Advertising: Interactive, Cincinnati's Original Advertising Agency (1937) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/04/2014 by TheWritingFiend@Large

Holland Advertising: Interactive and The Fast Track to ROI Marketing Plan

Cincinnati’s original ad agency offers path to marketing ROI in about 90 days.

Holland-Hemmer PR Partnership features former Business Courier journalist.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ April 4, 2014] Ninety days can be a lifetime in the wacky business world of 2014, with the life and death of a business on the line every waking moment.

Cognizant of change – arbiter of experience – and buffed-out by four generations in the advertising and marketing game, Cincinnati’s original ad agency, Holland Advertising: Interactive ( now offers a path to marketing ROI in that same timeframe – 90 days – using its proprietary Marketing Business Builder” and The Fast Track to ROI Marketing Plan.”

When we started in the business of building businesses, Howard Hughes was flying jets and FDR was still in the White House,” said Bryan Holland, principal of the Kenwood-based agency founded in 1937.

Bryan runs the shop with his brother, Mark Holland, and Mark’s daughter Lauren Bausano.

What we’ve learned, in conjunction with the legacy of so many Cincinnati companies, is how to strategically invest marketing dollars to successfully achieve a company’s business goalsThis is about identifying a company’s unique selling proposition, strategically crafting their brand story, reaching new customers, discovering new sales opportunities, and achieving real business change and results for your brand,” Mark Holland  said.

Cincinnati’s original and oldest ad agency grew up as a family, alongside The Queen City and its most famous brands, shaping a local industry along the way.

Holland recently relocated to CBank Office Park in Kenwood – this location offers ease and convenience for clients, colleagues and associates, at the Montgomery Road exit off Interstate 71.

The Holland-Hemmer PR Partnership

Late last year, Holland Advertising: Interactive created a new division, Holland-Hemmer PR, in conjunction with Cincinnati native Andy Hemmer (, a former journalist and reporter/editor who worked 10 years at The Cincinnati Business Courier.

Bringing Holland-Hemmer PR to our clients is a value-added strategy to provide them cutting-edge PR services with a journalistic pro,” Bryan Holland said of Hemmer, named “Insider MVP” at The Business Courier for seven consecutive years. “What we’ve done is formalize a partnership that we’ve had since 2007,” said Hemmer.

Holland Advertising: Interactive proudly offers Fresh ideas. Experienced Execution. Greater ROI (In about 90 days) to an esteemed clientele, and is open for additional new business.

For more information, please visit, call (513) 744-3001 or e-mail Bryan at








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Hare Krishna. Krishna Krishna. Hare Hare.

Posted in Cincinnati Reds with tags , , on 03/31/2014 by TheWritingFiend@Large

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ELIO MOTORS UPDATE: Southern Cali over the weekend, then the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm ~~ BLOG!!!

Posted in Elio Motors with tags , , , , , on 03/29/2014 by TheWritingFiend@Large

Originally posted on Elio Motors:

Hello Elio fans, Happy Friday!  We had a good week this week and moved ever closer to making the Elio a reality.  Before we get to the Elio Championship match-up lets talk tour stops.

The Elio Preview is back at full strength and had great stops in San Antonio and Austin this week.  Today the team was in Tucson and had a great turn-out. Here is the schedule for this week:

  • Sunday March 30th, 3pm to 6pm, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Ontario Airport, 222 North Vineyard Avenue; Ontario, California
  • Tuesday April 1st, 3pm to 6pm, DoubleTree by Hilton, 2 Civic Plaza; Carson, California
  • Then the Preview Tour is heading to West Palm Beach Florida April 11-13 for another Barrett Jackson Auction!  We will be there show hours and the location is South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL

Many have asked about a future schedule.  We have…

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Northwestern Mutual presents The Economics Center at The University of Cincinnati {@EconomicsCenter} Annual Awards Luncheon tomorrow {Thurs., March 27, 2014} ~~~ ‘A Breakout Year For The U.S. Economy’ ~~~ starring Moody’s Analytics Senior Economist Mark Zandi {#UCECAwards}. As the leading Cincinnati non-profit for economic information and resources, The Economics Center {} provides knowledge building blocks for a stronger economy through education and research. Congrats, @EconomicsCenter and Northwestern Mutual {@nm_news} !!

Posted in Northwestern Mutual Cincinnati with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 03/26/2014 by TheWritingFiend@Large
Northwestern Mutual presents The Economics Center at The University of Cincinnati Annual Awards Luncheon tomorrow (3.27.14) ~~

Northwestern Mutual presents The Economics Center at The University of Cincinnati Annual Awards Luncheon tomorrow (3.27.14) ~~

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The Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati will hold its 7th Annual Awards Luncheon tomorrow at The Hyatt Regency Cincinnati at 12:00 p.m.

This event is presented by Northwestern Mutual and PepsiCo.

Mr. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics, will discuss the U.S. Economy.

Over 650 business leaders and educators will join the Economics Center in recognizing community leaders for accomplishments throughout the year, specifically highlighting successes in economic and financial education.

Each year at the Awards Luncheon, the Economics Center acknowledges local educators who have excelled in economics and financial education.

Teachers are recognized for their outstanding commitment to their students and their own professional learning in the arena of financial education. The Center also presents an award to an elementary school principal who has demonstrated leadership, excellent content implementation, creativity and advocacy with financial literacy.

Ohio National Financial Services, a contributor to the Stock Market Game, recognizes student teams with the highest portfolio values. The Stock Market Game teaches important 21st Century skills, such as critical thinking, decision-making and research, in addition to the basics of saving and investing.

The Economic Empowerment Award will recognize a local organization’s outstanding commitment to economic and financial education in our community.

The Awards, and their Recipients Are:

Economic Empowerment Award: The Kroger Company, Rodney McMullen

Valentine Leadership Award: Vera Brooks, Principal, Roberts Academy, Cincinnati Public School District

Northwestern Mutual Teacher of the Year: Chuck Warden, Loveland High School, Loveland City School District

Northwestern Mutual Teacher of the Year: Donna Quatromani, Hays-Porter School, Cincinnati Public School District

Northwestern Mutual presents The Economics Center at The University of Cincinnati Annual Awards Luncheon ~~~

For over 37 years, the Economics Center has been the leading non-profit organization in Greater Cincinnati for economic information and resources.

The Center broadens teachers’ knowledge about economics and finance through professional development seminars and empowers these teachers to introduce these concepts to students in the K-12 classroom. The Center also informs government and business leaders with economic research analyses that guide economic development decisions for more vibrant and economically healthy communities.

This event promises to be informative and empowering. Individuals interested in attending this event and supporting the Economics Center may register online at For more information about the event, contact Jaclyn Smith at (513) 556-2986 or

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The Bracket and Random Items

Posted in Elio Motors on 03/22/2014 by TheWritingFiend@Large

Originally posted on Elio Motors:

Another Happy Friday Elio’ers!  What a great week for the Elio and college basketball fans (unless you are an Ohio State or Oklahoma Fan, sorry)!  March Madness is in full swing and the first week of Elio March Color Madness is in the books.  Before we get to the Elio Bracket let’s go over some random items that are informative but may not be a full blog unto itself.
  • First, the Preview Tour:  The tour marches on today after an unscheduled pit stop for a repair and some engineering time.   Birmingham (5/5) and New Orleans (5/3) are rescheduled for the same locations in each city.  Thank you for understanding the changes.  Please make sure to check the website ( under the News tab) frequently as we will let you know any changes to the Tour there as soon as we can.  Here are our next four stops all 3-6pm:  Austin…

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