Posted by: cherylyoung | December 30, 2014

Member News from the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

MEMBER NEWS
The Good News Department

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Sidney entrepreneurs are movin’ on up

A group of local women have joined forces to open new businesses on Beacon Avenue in Sidney – and they hope that their hard work will attract like-minded people.

On Saturday, Dec. 13 Upstairs on Beacon officially opened its doors at 2405 Beacon Ave. It’s the umbrella organization covering six businesses owned by the women.

Cheryl Young, the spokesperson for Upstairs on Beacon, says if it wasn’t for the group’s willingness to work together and cooperate, most of them probably would not have been able to open up shop.

This collective retail development helps each other.By putting in some sweat equity, they share the spaces and save on rent – in a town where high rents have been noted as potential detriments to small business. “It’s a no-brainer. It’s a numbers game,” said Stephanie Solyon, owner of Glamour Girls Vintage in a media handout. “On top of that, the like-minded entrepreneurs benefit from being able to learn from one another and take on marketing as a collective effort.” The Upstairs on Beacon series of shops will be open 12 to 5 p.m. daily.

Steven Heywood | Peninsula News Review

Click here to learn more.

Networking with President Ian Brown
Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
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Networking is the most often cited reason for joining a Chamber of Commerce yet many members don’t reap all the benefits that connecting with other business owners has to offer.

The Saanich Peninsula provides a host of networking opportunities ranging from simple events like regular coffee mornings to major functions like the Mayor’s Breakfast. These outings bring together business people from small, medium and large companies covering all sectors of the economy as well as local, provincial and federal politicians. Networking opportunities abound but if you want to benefit from this ‘target rich’ environment you must do one simple thing – show up!

When we analyze our event attendance statistics we find that our strongest members continue to be the ones who participate most. This is not to say that participation in a Chamber event guarantees success – far from it – but it does follow that those who are successful view networking as an important part of their overall business development strategy. We all lead busy lives and most of us don’t need another lunch/dinner/breakfast but we make time for these networking event for one simple reason – people do business with people they know, like and trust …. And there’s no better way to develop that type of connection than meeting face to face.

This is particularly important in our digital age where face to face contact is increasingly scarce, so much is being done on-line and picking up the phone and actually talking to your customer seems to be going the way of the dinosaurs. Clearly email is efficient, and it’s great to be able to put your information out there on any of the ‘connection’ sites, share pictures and stories but does this help you get to know, like and trust those people – and they you? If you really need an answer to that question try a simple exercise – list all the people in your email address book, Linked -In network, Twitter followers, Facebook friends and any other groups you may have and ask yourself “how many of these people would I invite to dinner in my home?”

Building a network of people who know, like and trust you is a very simple process but its not easy – its takes time and it takes effort – and participating in the events put on by your local Chamber is one of the best ways to get started. Here are a five tips on how to do it.

First, don’t attend the same event over and over again – mix it up. Any one event attracts a particular type of person so once you’ve made as much of one type of event as you can move on.

Second, focus your message. The conversation will inevitably come around to ‘what do you do’. Practice answering in 30 or 60 seconds and include a little humour. Having a cabinet manufacturer tell you he or she makes ‘food boxes’ is infinitely preferable to a five minute discourse on computerized machining.

Third – do what you say you’re going to do when you say you’re going to do it. If you agree to set a meeting or arrange lunch – make the call.

Fourth – stay ‘top of mind not ‘on top of’ your customer. Find valid reasons to stay in touch but don’t be a pest.

And fifth, be yourself. Open, honest, sincere communication is the best way to get people to know, like and trust you. And if you’re just not likeable, stay and home and send someone who is.

Networking is a powerful business development tool and attending your Chamber’s events is an effective and efficient way to tap into that power. So next time you receive a Chamber event notice make a ‘networking plan’ and show up.

BUSINESS MIXER 
January 8 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Our first Business Mixer of 2015 is on Thursday, January 8 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Sidney Meet Up/Upstairs on Beacon, 2405 Beacon Avenue. Join us for networking, refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and a fashion show! Business Mixers are free to attend and open to all members and prospectivemembers. Stop in, meet the friendly staff at Sidney Meet Up/Upstairs on Beacon, and make some new connections.  Interesting in hosting?

COFFEE MORNING
January 6 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am
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Our first Coffee Morning Mixer of 2015 is coming soon: Tuesday, January 6 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Bistro Suisse, 2470 Beacon Avenue. Join us for relaxed networking, complimentary coffee and bake goods. Business Mixers are free to attend and open to all members and prospective members. Stop in, meet the friendly staff at Bistro Suisse, and make some new connection while learning about what the Chamber has to offer.

Posted by: cherylyoung | December 19, 2014

Sidney Meet Up and Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Mixer

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Posted by: cherylyoung | December 10, 2014

Come to our Grand Opening

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My sister sent this to me today and I would like to share it with everyone else



A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door. 

Over the phone, his mother told him, “Mr. Belser died last night. The funeral is Wednesday.” Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days.

“Jack, did you hear me?”


“Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I heard you. It’s been so long since I thought of him. I’m sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago,” Jack said..


“Well, he didn’t forget you. Every time I saw him he’d ask how you were doing. He’d reminisce about the many days you spent over ‘his side of the fence’ as he put it,” Mom told him.


“I loved that old house he lived in,” Jack said.

“You know, Jack, after your father died, Mr. Belser stepped in to make sure you had a man’s influence in your life,” she said


“He’s the one who taught me carpentry,” he said. “I wouldn’t be in this business if it weren’t for him. He spent a lot of time teaching me things he thought were important…Mom,
I’ll be there for the funeral,” Jack said.


As busy as he was, he kept his word. Jack caught the next flight to his hometown. Mr. Belser’s funeral was small and uneventful. He had no children of his own, and most of his relatives had passed away.


The night before he had to return home, Jack and his Mom stopped by to see the old house next door one more time.


Standing in the doorway, Jack paused for a moment. It was like crossing
over into another dimension, a leap through space and time The house was exactly as he remembered. Every step held memories. Every picture, every piece of furniture….Jack stopped suddenly…


“What’s wrong, Jack?” his Mom asked.


“The box is gone,” he said


“What
box?” Mom asked.


“There was a small gold box that he kept locked on top of his desk. I must have asked him a thousand times what was inside. All he’d ever tell me was ‘the thing I value most,'” Jack said.


It was gone. Everything about the house was exactly how Jack remembered it, except for the box. He figured someone from the Belser family had taken it.


“Now I’ll never know what was so valuable to him,” Jack said. “I better get some sleep. I have an early flight home, Mom.”


It had been about two weeks since Mr. Belser died.  Returning home from work one day, Jack discovered a note in his mailbox. “Signature required on a package. No one at home. Please stop by the main post office within the next three days,” the note read.
Early the next day Jack retrieved the package. The small box was old and looked like it had been mailed a hundred years ago. The handwriting was difficult to read, but the return
address caught his attention. “Mr. Harold Belser” it read.
Jack took the box out to his car and ripped open the package. There inside was the gold box and an envelope. Jack’s hands shook as he read the note inside.


“Upon my death, please forward this box and its contents to Jack Bennett. It’s the thing I valued most in my life.” A small key was taped to the letter. His heart racing, as tears filling his eyes, Jack carefully unlocked the box. There inside he found a beautiful gold pocket watch.


Running his fingers
slowly over the finely etched casing,
he unlatched the cover. Inside he found these words engraved:


“Jack, Thanks for your time! -Harold Belser.”


“The thing he valued most was…my time”


Jack held the watch for a few minutes, then called his office
and cleared his appointments for the next two days.
“Why?” Janet, his assistant asked.


“I need some time to spend with my son,” he said.


“Oh, by the way, Janet, thanks for your time!”


“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that
take our breath away,”


Think about this. You may not realize it, but it’s 100% true.

 


1. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way..


2 A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they
don’t like you.


3 Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.


4.. You mean the world to someone.


5. If not for you, someone may not be living.


6. You are special and unique.


7. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won’t get it, but if you trust God to do what’s best, and wait on His time, sooner or later, you will get it or something better.


8. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good can still come from it.


9. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.


10. Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you.


11.. Always remember the compliments you received.. Forget about the rude remarks.


12 . Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know and you’ll both be happy .


13. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.


Send this letter to all the people you care about, if you do so, you will certainly brighten someone’s day and might change their perspective on life…for the
better.

Posted by: cherylyoung | November 27, 2014

Hi Cheryl. I hope you are well. I am won

Originally posted on Vancouver Island Womens Networking:

Hi Cheryl. I hope you are well.
I am wondering if you can help me with something….
I have a new contract with Weight Watchers Canada – to conduct a Brand Ambassador project. With that project I need to get a Twitter account going and I am asking people (particularly well-connected people like yourself) to follow me on Twitter.
Here is my handle: @wwbasarah (stands for Weight Watchers Brand Ambassador Sarah).
Would it be possible for you to follow me on Twitter while I work on this project?
I will likely be posting two or three times per week about events I am attending, weight loss success stories, new recipes posted on the Weight Watchers website.
Please let me know if you have any concerns.
Thank you so much!

Sarah Daviau
PIECE OF CAKE COMMUNICATIONS
Celebrating five years in business!

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Unit 2 – 2075 Henry Ave
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ML No: 343061 List $: $330,000
Status: Current  
DOM: 2
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Tran Type: For Sale
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Real Estate Type: Industrial
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Industrial unit situated within the West Sidney Business Park on the south side of Henry Avenue West, between Galaran Road and McDonald Park Road. Built in 2005, the development comprises 32 industrial units. More specifically, unit 3 is situated on the west side of the business park. The unit comprises ± 1,550 square feet of ground floor warehouse/commercial space and approximately ± 1,161 square feet of 2nd floor office. The ground floor features a 12 x 14 overhead door, front retail/office, warehouse, and one washroom. The 2nd floor office has been well finished and features 4 private offices, 3 washrooms and a small unfinished area. Potential to either purchase neighbouring unit 2, or lease. Try lease to purchase or A. 4 sale
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Status: Current  
DOM: 2
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Title: Lshld/Strata M Assmt:
Tran Type: For Sale
Comm Area: Peninsula
Real Estate Type: Industrial, Office
S/L Lse Type: See Remarks
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1 of 32 units in West Sidney Business Park on land leased from Victoria Airport Authority under lease YYJLB 292. 1600 s.q ft. on main level with aprox. 1400 sq ft of high end offices in upper mezzanine.Industrial zoning allows for many uses. This unit is combined with unit #3 which is also listed for sale at $330,00Leslie-9821-XLLeslie-9814-XL

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Posted by: cherylyoung | October 1, 2014

THE SIDNEY SATURDAY MARKET IS COMING BACK FOR CHRISTIMAS

 

 

THE FIRST INDOOR SATURDAY MARKET WILL BE STARTING NOV 1 AND EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS.  WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE SO DON’T WAIT TOO LONG.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT CHERYL YOUNG 

 

WE WILL DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS AND HAVE VARIOUS ACTIVVITIES THROUGHT THE MARKET

TABLES WILL BE $30.00 PER WEEK AND ALL 7 WEEKS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE

MORE INFORMATION WILL BE COMING

 

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Originally posted on Cheryl Young's Blog:

The island village of Bella Bella is located on

Campbell Island, north of Port Hardy on

 Vancouver Island,

 and about 3 kilometres north of McLoughlin Bay,

 where  BC Ferries’ Queen of Chilliwack docks.

It is home to the Heiltsuk Native Band and is the

 largest community on the Central Coast

(population 1,400).

Although it was the former site of the Hudson’s Bay

 Company’s Fort McLoughlin in the 1830s,

nothing remains of the fort today.

 A Native interpretive centre and big house

explaining the history of the Heiltsuk peoples are

 located in  McLoughlin Bay.

Five kilometres from Bella Bella is the community of

Shearwater.

 When European explorers arrived on this coast

in the 18th century, it was inhabited by Natives

from several cultural groups.

 Although hunters and gatherers like the tribes of the

Interior, the coastal natives were able to establish

permanent villages due to their abundant

food supply.

 Their complex cultures were…

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The Ricci Argentieri Company is built on the principles of making the highest quality flatware and giftware products on the market today.

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Ricci Argentieri History
One hundred and sixty years ago the RICCI family artisans established their Guild House, Ricci Argentieri, in Alessandria, a small northern town near Milan.

Since 1840, Ricci Argentieri (also known as Ricci Silversmiths) has been one of the most respected and renowned silversmiths in all of Europe. Ricci’s rich tradition of quality craftsmanship continues today in the USA. Distributed by Godinger International, Ricci is still one of the most highly-acclaimed silversmiths in the world.
Today, Ricci’s sterling factory is still located in Padova, Italy, while our plate and stainless factories are located throughout the Far East. Each of our factories is state of the art, with our flatware and hollowware being produced to the most exacting standards. The highest quality, weight, balance and detail are apparent in every flatware piece.
At Ricci, we will not compromise quality or standards for ease of production.
At Ricci, superior quality is evident in:
Design

Ricci is dedicated to producing is sterling silver, silverplate, goldplate and stainless collections with exceptional quality and beauty. For the past five generations, Ricci has been in the vanguard in the research and development of new designs. Ricci combines classic tradition and flawless contemporary styling to produce the most exquisitely designed flatware available.

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Design engineers carefully analyze the movement of the lines and proportion of the pieces. The thickness of the metal on a single spoon varies to best carry out the pattern. Each Ricci pattern extends to the end of the piece and on both sides front and back. This detailing is only found on the best European flatware. True masters of their art, Ricci silversmiths pursue detail and design until a perfect product is produced.

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Craftsmanship Each piece of sterling silver is handcrafted – filed, polished and buffed by hand- in Italy, just as the original Ricci artisans did it in 1840.

Our elegant silver and goldplate patterns, as well as our sophisticated and fine 18/10 stainless steel collections are also carefully handcrafted in multiple specialty factories located throughout the Far East.

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All of our highly trained and expert masters of metal, practice their art in the only way they know; with devotion to quality and detail. At our state of the art facilities, Ricci flatware is produced to the most exacting standards using ultra-modern machinery that specializes in intricate designs.
Quality of Materials Ricci flatware is produced from the finest materials available. For example:
Ricci Sterling Silver, is composed of a heavily weighted.925 Sterling Silver.

Ricci Silverplate is made using  a minimum of 10 microns, whereas the usual industry standard is usually 1 microns or less.

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Ricci Goldplate is made using real 18 kt gold, at a minimum of .10 microns, whereas the usual industry standard is .02 microns and frequently, is only a gold colored wash.

Ricci Stainless Steel is using the highest quality 18/10 (18% chromium/10% nickel and 72% pure stainless steel). The composition of 18/10 creates a stainless that is both lustrous and heavyweight. The knives are forged, carbon steel, and in most case two-pieced hollow handle designed. The result is a collection that is unusually strong and undeniably beautiful.

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The artisans of the Ricci flatware collections today, apprentice under expert master craftsmen who have generations of experience. Additionally, before leaving the factory, every shipment of Ricci flatware, whether in Sterling, Silver Plate, Gold Plate or Stainless – goes through a comprehensive and stringent physical inspection performed by specially trained supervisors.

These inspectors administer a report that includes a detailed description of the quality level of the flatware and any problems that might have occurred in production. ‘Surprise’ production run inspections, packaging inspections and detailed inspections of dozens of randomly selected pieces of flatware are also conducted. The purpose of these inspections, are to monitor aesthetic look, proper form and shape, as well as proper dimensions off the finished pieces. Some of the details of our stringent inspection include:

  • Tines of forks for proper thickness and curve of tines • Grinding of the fork tines for even tips • Shape and form on all pieces to make sure they match original mechanical drawings of pattern • Weight and balance of all pieces, especially on dinner knives • Examining all knife blades for nicks, scratches and blade sharpness • Attachment of knife blades to handles on all 2 piece knives • Shape of the bowls on all spoons • Overall polish and finish • Placement and etching of hallmark • Gift boxes for proper color and layout • Internal packaging for safety and flatware protection for shipping
    If any of the above fail to meet the high standards of Ricci production, then the entire shipment is broken down and individually re-inspected. If more than just random problems are identified, the production run is destroyed and the problems are corrected before initiating the production process again. While production problems do occasionally occur, they are almost always identified and corrected before an outgoing shipment to the customer.

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EUMIG was an Austrian company producing audio and video equipment that existed from 1919 until 1982. The name “EUMIG” is an acronym for the “Elektrizitäts und Metallwaren Industrie Gesellschaft,” or, translated, the “Electricity and Metalware Industry Company.”

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History[edit]

Founding through World War II[edit]

EUMIG was founded in 1919 in Vienna, Austria, by Karl Vockenhuber, the engineer Alois Handler and Adolf Halpern, who furnished the bulk of the firm’s initial financial resources. At its founding, the company produced lighters and cigarette cases and miscellaneous electrical materials. First located at 86 Wienzeile in Mariahilf, the 6th district of Vienna, in the same year EUMIG moved to 42 Schallergasse in the 12th district.

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Distribution of 500 small receivers (DKE38) manufactured by EUMIG, on the occasion of Joseph Goebbels‘ 41st birthday in the Berlin Radio House in October 1938. The Nazi official with swastika armband distributing them is Werner Wächter, the District Manager for Propaganda.

In 1921, the company, now with 65 employees, moved again, to 5 Hirschgasse, back in the Mariahilf. In 1924, EUMIG began manufacturing two models of radios, the “Low Loss Detektor Empfänger” (“Low Loss detector receiver”) and a smaller model, the “Eumig Baby.” In 1926 Vockenhuber and Handler bought out Halpern, who retired from the company. EUMIG continued production of radio receivers and sound recorders from 1924 until 1962.

In 1928, Eumig began producing film equipment, and three years later, in 1931 it introduced its first film projector, the “Eumig P 1.” In 1932, the first movie camera “Eumig C 1″ for 9.5-mm film was introduced, and a second model, the “Eumig C 2,” also for 9.5-mm film, was introduced in 1935. This was the first movie camera in the world with semi-automatic tracking exposure control. Still expanding, that same year, EUMIG acquired the company Panradio, located at 11-13 Buchengasse, in the 10th district. In 1937 it introduced the movie cameras “Eumig C 3″ (propelled by a spring mechanism), and the “Eumig C 4,” which was the first amateur film camera in the world driven by electric motor. Overall, about 300,000 units of the C-3-series were built.

During this period, EUMIG benefitted from its employment of some of the best-known European industrial designers, including Walter Maria Kersting. It became the manufacturer of several models of the well-known “Volksempfänger,” or “People’s Radio,” that the Nazis used to reach and control a huge audience throughout Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.

By 1941 EUMIG had grown to 1,000 employees, and during the war year, in addition to radios and cameras EUMIG also produced military equipment. Its factory on the Buchengasse in Vienna was destroyed in 1945 by bombing, but fortunately, the machines were moved the previous year to a branch in Micheldorf.

Postwar Era, 1945-1979[edit]

Joseph Goebbels examining a EUMIG Volksempfänger at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (“[International] Berlin Radio Show”) in August 1938.

Despite the slow economic recovery after the destruction of the Second World War, EUMIG continued to develop new lines of equipment in the 1950s. In 1951 Charles Vockenhuber died, the same year that EUMIG began producing individual photographic cameras, introducing the “Eumigetta” for 6 x 6 cm rolls of film. Two years later, its successor, the “Eumigetta 2,” debuted, though these cameras were eventually abandoned. 1954 saw the introduction of the projector Eumig P 8, the world’s first home movie projector with a low voltage lighting system (12 volts). In 1955, EUMIG released its most successful radio model, the “Eumigette,” which featured 7 tubes for FM and AM frequencies, ultimately producing approximately 500,000 units.

1956 was a landmark year for EUMIG. It built a new factory complex, designed by Oswald Haerdtl, on a site in the Neudorf sector of Vienna. Then, on the initiative of junior engineer Karl Vockenhuber, and after 6-week trials and a subsequent survey of the workforce, EUMIG introduced the first 40-hour work week in Austria. Finally, the C(amera) 16 was introduced for 16-mm film. In 1958, in recognition of its accomplishments, the company received the Staatliche Auszeichnung (“National Award”) and was allowed to use the Bundeswappen, or Federal arms of Austria, in commercial transactions.

A EUMIG 8mm movie camera from about 1955.

In 1960 Alois Handler, the last of the three original founders, died. Nonetheless, EUMIG’s postwar innovations continued, with 3,000 employees in 1961. In 1962, the radio production was abandoned and sold to HEA, after EUMIG had cumulatively sold some 3 million radios. The company then focused on the construction of movie cameras and projectors at its two plants in the Neudorf and Furstenfeld sections of Vienna.

After Kodak (USA) introduced Super-8 film, in 1965 EUMIG launched the movie camera “Viennette Super-8″ and the projectors “Mark M Super-8″ with threader and arrest projection and “Eumig Mark S Super-8″ for Super-8 sound film. At the time, EUMIG was the only European manufacturer with a complete range of equipment for Super-8 film. In 1969, it expanded again, acquiring the Swiss company Bolex, before introducing the Eumig Movie Camera “mini” in 1971. It would go on to produce about 500,000 units of the mini series. In 1973, EUMIG introduced the silent film projector “Mark 610 D” (switchable for Regular 8 and Super 8 film), which was sold in a similar form as Bolex 18-3 Duo and the Revuelux 3003.

In 1974, the Executive Board of the Vienna Buchengasse moved to a new high-rise next to the factory in Neudorf. By 1975 EUMIG had become the largest film projector manufacturer in the world, turning out some 500,000 projectors a year, and employing some 5,000 people. In 1976, EUMIG entered into a contract with Polaroid (USA) for the production of instant film Polavision devices The system consisted of the camera, the presenter and film, delivered in special cassettes, that could be developed immediately after exposure and demonstrated after only 90 seconds. Two years later, however, EUMIG had to lay off 1,000 employees after Polaroid stopped its orders for Polavision.

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In 1977 Eumig tried again in the radio hifi industry and introduced the 3-head stereo cassette deck “Metropolitan CCD”, with a tuner and amplifier as a “Metropolitan CC” in a console design, with fully electronic sensor control and opto-electronic synchronization control. In 1979, EUMIG began working on a portable video recorder, first developed by BASF for the LVR system (Longitudinal Video Recording, wherein the recording is carried out in 48 parallel tracks). But later that year, the LVR project was discontinued, as the market opportunities were considered to be too few.

A EUMIG Mark S810 Super 8 movie sound projector.

The Eumig FL-1000uP cassette deck came out in 1979, replacing the Metropolitan Series. It used a microprocessor, the Mostek MK 3870. It had a more advanced drive than the Metropolitan, with a front loading design in which the winding speed was electronically governed at Rewind (short rewind time), and was able to tape media positions accurately with an electronic counter, with an extremely short acceleration time. The built-interface could control up to sixteen decks from a computer. The FL 1000uP won the “Award for Design and Engineering” at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Chicago in 1979, where none of the Japanese devices shown had a similar functionality to EUMIG’s. Also that year, Eumig launched the waterproof film camera “Nautica” for Super 8, usable up to 40 meters below the surface.

In 1980 Eumig had 3000 employees. That year it launched the two film cameras Eumig “Eumig sound 125 XL” and “Eumig Sound 128 XL” for Super-8 sound film, which were the only sound film cameras EUMIG would produce itself. Previously, it had purchased sound film cameras from Bell & Howell.

Abrupt End, 1980-82[edit]

In 1981, EUMIG sold the development branch for SMD technology to the company Schrack. Soon afterwards, the Österreichische Länderbank (“Austrian National Bank”) stopped the further financing of EUMIG, and the company terminated production of hi-fi equipment. In 1982 the company declared bankruptcy and began liquidating its assets. The EUMIG skyscraper in Neudorf was sold to Palmers AG, while the brand name “EUMIG” was sold to the Luxembourg company Interbasic. The EUMIG patent for the macro system in lenses was sold to the Japanese company Canon. The Fohnsdorf factory was taken over by AT&S (Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik). The bankruptcy process was completed in 1985. In 1989 the German company Rothenberger GmbH, Frankfurt, acquired the rights to the EUMIG name for the production of cameras and audio and video systems, and today it is under the name EUMIG industry-tv GmbH Environmental

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