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  • Yankee Candle


    The Yankee Candle Company (referred to simply as Yankee Candle) is an American manufacturer and retailer of scented candles, candleholders, accessories, and dinnerware. Its products are sold by thousands of gift shops nationwide, through catalogs, and online, and in nearly 50 countries around the world. The company operates about 580 small-box format stores, located in malls across 46 U.S. states, and is the largest candle shop in the United States. The company is headquartered in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. The Jarden Corporation agreed to buy candle maker Yankee Candle for $1.75 billion in the fall of 2013. In 2015, Newell Rubbermaid announced that it would acquire Jarden for over $15 billion of cash and stock.

  • Michael C. Fina


    Michael C. Fina RecognitionMichael C. Fina is a private family owned and operated New York City-based fine goods retailer and worldwide employee recognition company headquartered at 33-01 Hunters Point Ave in Long Island City. The company's online store, MichaelCFina.com is known for selling engagement rings, wedding bands, jewelry, fine tableware, vintage silver, bath and home fragrances. The company also helped popularize bridal registries. The company is currently run by the third generation of the Fina family. Steven Fina is President and Chief Merchant of the retail division. Ashley Fina, Owner and President, leads Michael C. Fina Recognition, a separate business that exists under the Michael C. Fina brand. The Michael C. Fina employee recognition division has offices in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom and services more than 800 companies in more than 100 countries, supporting more than five million employees each year.

  • Dutch Gift


    Lorenzo Lotto's portrait of Andrea Odoni, 1527 Paolo Veronese and workshop, The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine of Alexandria, c. 1562–9 Titian, Portrait of Jacopo Sannazaro, c. 1514–18 Giulio Romano, Portrait of Margherita Palaeologa, c.1531 Jacopo Bassano's Christ carrying the cross is now in the National Gallery, London. The Dutch Gift of 1660 was a collection of 28 mostly Italian Renaissance paintings and 12 classical sculptures, along with a yacht, the Mary, and furniture, which was presented to King Charles II of England by the States-General of the Netherlands in 1660. The collection was given to Charles II to mark his return to power in the English Restoration, before which Charles had spent many years in exile in Paris, Cologne, and the Spanish Netherlands, during the rule of the English Commonwealth. It was intended to strengthen diplomatic relations between England and the Republic, but only a few years after the gift the two nations would be at war again in the Second Anglo-Dutch War of 1665–67.

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