GOLF MARKETING ACCUSATIONAL STATE HEARING IS A
“BADGE of HONOR” for them
PRESS RELEASE January 2002 REVISITED 2010
“We . . . shouldn’t even have been involved in this” Karen Kiernan assistant Insurance commissioner State of CT.
“After a 3 day hearing that was brought upon by False Accusations from an unsavory competitor in Georgia and erroneous reports to the CT Insurance commission, Golf Marketing rightfully moves on.” Westchester County Business Journal.
“This is just the oldest ploy in the business world . . . If you cannot say anything good about yourself and your company . . . say something bad about someone else, to put in your mind, that you are superior” stated Kevin Kolenda.
“We really, really, like when someone mentions this . . . we take this as a compliment, because it comes from desperate competitors who cannot compete . . . and we end up getting the business . . . it just adds to our company having more satisfied clients and more business.” continued Kevin.
The story starts when an unscrupulous Georgia company, that Golf Marketing discontinued to do business with, facing the facts of offering inferior products and service, going out of business or elsewhere, became disgruntled and made false and sensationalized accusations against the company from Norwalk. The CT State Insurance commission rightfully checked into the matter.
After reviewing for 3 days, 16 years of Golf Marketing business and over 20,000 clients, the findings of the hearing were that the state of CT insurance commission could not find even one complaint and not one unpaid claim. To the contrary, the states own witnesses Alice Hickey of Hoffman Motors and Webster Insurance of Fairfield CT, could only make statements about large payouts and rave reviews about their dealings with Golf Marketing. The complainant who was scheduled never showed up.
If anyone else in the industry wants to go through this kind of scrutiny, let them put their chips on the table” . . ”We are #1 in the industry and the findings of this hearing confirm that”, continued Kevin.
“Golf Marketing runs a very serious active business . . . they are parallel with the Fireman’s Fund” hearing officer for the State of CT, Mark R. Franklin, stated from the hearing transcripts.
Even counsel for the state of CT Insurance Anthony Caporale conceded, “I am not hear to dispute . . . (the quality of) Golf Marketing’s business practices”, taken from hearing transcripts.
“Golf Marketing is elated with the findings” Dan Strempel, Fairfield County Business Journal.
On a side note . . . “Mr. Kolenda and Golf Marketing has been a respected client of our bank Chase Manhattan for over 20 years . . .I would imagine a large amount of companies would like to have assets like him for those 20 years” Marvin Railla, Golf Marketing Account Manager, Chase Manhattan Bank.
In closing Kevin Kolenda states, “As for the dubious companies involved in the hearing or information on any competitor for that matter and future clients, please contact us directly we will be glad to make a strait one-to-one analysis against any one in this industry. Our business has grown 26% since this, considering the down economic times this amazing growth just shows the truth and . . . he who laughs last you know?”
Revisited in 2010. More false accusations just seem to follow this company. When will officials and agencys stop wasting millions of tax payer dollars in trying to find something that just does not exist. MEMO to STATES. Golfers and People cheat. Its really the state of a brutal down economic time and sad when bankrupt regulators and officials that do not even know what the game of golf is attempt to embellish, solely for money, publicity and go after companys to further their agenda . . . “ he who laughs last again you know?”
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