Martha Stewart to Receive the Prestigious Franklin Award On September 18th
NEW YORK CITY—August 7, 2007—Printing Industries Alliance, formerly known as the Printing and Imaging Association of New York State, has announced that internationally known lifestyle communicator Martha Stewart has been named the recipient of the 2007 Franklin Award, which recognizes the achievements of outstanding leaders and communicators. The award will be presented during the Association’s Franklin Event on Tuesday evening, September 18, at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
A New Host
This is the first time the Franklin Event will be hosted by the Printing Industries Alliance. “We are happy to have this opportunity to host the Franklin Event which has been held in New York for more than 50 years. Our Board of Directors chose to resurrect the event under our independent banner rather than allow this glorious industry tradition to expire,” said Board Chairman Stephen Zenger of The Zenger Group.
In past years, the Franklin Award has been presented to nationally known luminaries that include several United States Presidents, New York State Governors George Pataki and Mario Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, New York City Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani, as well as notables such as Norman Rockwell and Walter Cronkite.
A Very Accomplished Award Recipient
Martha Stewart is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, a media and merchandising company that provides useful “how-to” ideas and beautiful products that enrich the everyday lives of women and their families. Millions of consumers rely on Martha as their arbiter of style and taste. She is a source of inspiration and instruction for all aspects of everyday living – from cooking and entertaining, to decorating and home renovating, and much more. According to a 2006 survey, over 75 million women say that Martha Stewart influences the way Americans think about, organize, and manage their homes.