SOURCE: Vector Marketing

November 10, 2009 11:00 ET

Vector Marketing Sales Professionals Donate Time and Money to New Orleans' Katrina Clean Up Effort

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - Cutco Sales Representatives (CSPs) with Vector Marketing Corporation, the sales division of Cutco Cutlery Corporation, recently returned from a corporate retreat where they volunteered with New Orleans Habitat for Humanity in the 9th Ward. More than 100 sales representatives and employees of Vector Marketing spent the day readying New Orleans Habitat homes for their new owners. Activities included roofing, siding, exterior painting and yard work.

In the weeks leading up to the retreat, the CSPs collected donations from their Cutco customers to donate to New Orleans Habitat through the use of a Bubble Bank, a fun and creative way to save money and collect donations. These donations contributed to a total company donation of almost $10,000.

"This is the first year that we incorporated community service into our annual CSP retreat. The response from our representatives was overwhelmingly positive and fits with the company's philosophy that in order to be successful, you must first help others to reach success," said John E. Whelpley, president and COO for Vector Marketing Corporation.

According to John Kane, director of sales development for Vector Marketing, the CSPs are looking forward to additional opportunities for community service projects in the future. Kane was also in New Orleans to participate in the build.

The CSP title is reserved for those representatives who have made a career out of selling Cutco Cutlery. To be considered for the position, which is reevaluated each year, a representative must have a minimum of $100,000 in career sales and maintain a minimum of $60,000 in sales each year.

About Cutco Cutlery and Vector Marketing

Vector Marketing Corporation, a subsidiary of Cutco Corporation headquartered in Olean, NY, is the exclusive marketer of CUTCO Cutlery and accessories, which are sold directly to consumers via in-home demonstrations. The company has an extensive leadership training and life skills development program in place to encourage its reps to not only succeed with sales of its products but to equip them with the tools and lessons necessary to succeed in life. For more information, visit or contact the External Relations office at (800) 865-1575.

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