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Christopher Radko

February 11, 2009 12:57 ET

Christopher Radko® Introduces 2009 Collection via Facebook

The Company Creates Fan Forum on Popular Social Networking Site and Encourages Collector Dialogue

TARRYTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - The Christopher Radko Company, known worldwide as the quintessential creator of European handmade glass ornaments and holiday collectibles, today announced the launch of its 2009 Collection via the company's newly created, Christopher Radko Collector's Group (http:// www.facebook.com/home.php#/group. php?gid= 47965269770&ref=mf) on the social networking site, Facebook. The group also has a fan page where friends of Radko can quickly and easily become a fan of Radko Collectors®.

"By establishing Christopher Radko's presence in the social networking arena, we will increase our accessibility to Radko collectors and expand the brand's reach," said Heather Shepardson, CEO of Rauch Industries. "Our intention is to create a welcoming and sociable forum where collectors can communicate with one another, share ideas and perhaps act as a resource for hard to find Radko styles."

Facebook, now in its 5th year, is recognized as the world's leading social networking site with more than 150 million unique users. The Company encourages collectors to share ideas, start discussions on the group's "wall" and post images of their personal collections. "We want our collectors to have fun," continued Ms. Shepardson. "Radko collectors take great pride in their personal collections and go to great lengths each year to create magnificent holiday displays that showcase their beloved Radko treasures. We want to provide a platform that honors their devotion to the Radko brand."

Christopher Radko® the world's most recognized brand of mouth-blown, European-made glass ornaments, Home for the Holiday® tabletop décor and Shiny-Brite®, Americana-inspired boxed glass ornaments, launched the entire portfolio of products last month on the company's website. It can be viewed under "collections" at http://www.christopherradko.com.

About Christopher Radko®

For almost a quarter of a century the Christopher Radko® name has symbolized the Standard of Excellence within the giftware industry as the unparalleled producer of the finest European-made glass ornaments available in the marketplace today. The seasoned design team of Radko® Artists works tirelessly focusing on market trends and innovative design techniques ensuring that each design created is worthy of the "RADKO" name. The Christopher Radko brand is distributed and marketed through specialty retailers and department stores nationwide. For more information regarding the Christopher Radko division of Rauch Industries, Inc, please call 1-800-71-RADKO.

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