CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -There is a internet-based debate about the origins of Sweetest Day but we know this for sure, according to American Greetings who often gets blamed, “We had nothing to do with it.” The likely origin, and most sited, is that it was created by Clevelander Herbert Birch Kingston who was a candy maker in […]

WESTLAKE, Ohio– American Greetings is laying off employees at its headquarters in Westlake. The staff reductions will occur across departments at its creative studios in Crocker Park on Tuesday, the company said in a news release. “The company is committed to treating all of its associates with respect and compassion, offering severance pay and outplacement […]

CLEVELAND – A big change is coming to greeting cards giant American Greetings. The company, which is headquartered in Northeast Ohio, announced Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, CD&R will acquire 60 percent ownership of the company, leaving 40 percent of the business to its original owners, the Weiss family. CD&R is a private investment firm that has […]

BROOKLYN, OH (WOIO) – A fire broke out Monday morning on the roof of the American Greetings headquarters. The call came in around 8:30 a.m. for a fire on the roof. They were able to bring the fire under control within 10 minutes with help from Brook Park, Parma and Parma Heights fire departments. The building […]

  WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) – American Greetings Corporation has announced the finalization of the transaction to relocate its world headquarters to Westlake’s Crocker Park and the development of the third phase of Crocker Park. This includes the new Creative Studios, more than 300 new rental apartments, a new hotel and over 220,000 square feet of new retail and […]

  BROOKLYN, OH (WOIO) – Kelly Ricker of American Greetings says Valentine’s Day is second only to Christmas when it comes to the card business. The close to 350 designers who work at the American Greetings headquarters in Brooklyn have to reach deep inside themselves and come up with something that will touch you. “We […]