June 22, 2017

Gifting has a long tradition in the history of trade and diplomacy. The Gift was a token of respect and appreciation, an opportunity to share culture and art. Unfortunately, rampant abuse of gifting, with intent to bribe, tainted this thoughtful tradition. This, in turn, has led to governments to combat the corruption and bribery of… Read more »

May 1, 2017

Since the earliest times, the horse has been a true symbol of leadership and nobility.  From the Arabians of the Gulf to the Quarter Horse of Texas, horses are known for their speed, endurance, soundness and intelligence.  The “man on horseback” was associated with power and strength. We love horse sculptures as themes for gifts… Read more »

October 26, 2015

On Wednesday October 21st, I had the great honor of representing Small Business Retailers at the House of Representatives hearing on EMV credit card adoption, which has been slow to be adopted, has been expensive, and highly confusing. Moreover, on October 1st, the banks arbitrarily shifted the liability for fraud to retailers that had not… Read more »