MRO Magazine

Manners Still Matter!

June 30, 2015
By Business Wire News


Novelty Inc., based in Greenfield, Indiana, has teamed up with the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) to launch Manners Up, a national etiquette program for primary and secondary schools.

The program, which will be part of a school’s daily curriculum, will launch this fall. Students will receive a wristband, certificate and daily manners points on morning announcements and during lunch to teach and reinforce the importance of impressions, manners and etiquette.

“Many times a visual representation reminds people of a new program or initiative,” commented Rex Steffey, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Novelty Inc. “By partnering with ASI, their reps will introduce this program and the schools will be encouraged to schedule two weeks of etiquette training at the end of September.”

Sponsors in local communities will have the opportunity to sponsor a school’s Manners Up program to generate manners awareness, ensure that the next generation understands that manners still matter and offers the sponsor positive community outreach.

The program was piloted in Indiana and participating schools reported a dramatic positive effect on school atmosphere and even test scores. The hope of this program is to drive participation and ultimately a change in the way the student presents themselves and interact with daily populations. Manners make a difference.

About Novelty, Inc. – Novelty Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of on-trend, high-impulse products for various markets from convenience stores to big box retail. The company has grown from a printed apparel business into a product development company that operates 10 vertically integrated divisions, with hundreds of employees, in both the U.S. and China.

About Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) – ASI is the largest media, marketing and education organization serving the advertising specialty industry.

Novelty Inc.
Karin Glass, 800-428-1153, ext. 8231