I have seen a few recent posts about Budget Marketing and thought I'd add what I have to the bunch. Be sure to add your comments to www.bbb.org and check out the attorney that is gathering consumers for a Class Action lawsuit.
Budget Marketing aka Magazine Source
Legal Name BUDGET MARKETING, INC.
Corp No. 5947
CODE 490 DOMESTIC PROFIT
State of Inc. IA
Filing Date Jun 15, 1971
Effective Date Jun 15, 1971
Expiration Date PERPETUAL
BUDGET MARKETING, INC.
BUDGET MARKETING SERVICES, INC.
Keystome Marketing, Inc
Keystone Publishers Service
Publisher's Renewal Service
RUSSELL J. RAHM 1171 7TH ST DES MOINES IA 50314
293 Belle Vista Ct Lake Ozark MO (573) 365-3061
Secretary HENRY L. THOMASSEN 1171 7TH STREET DES MOINES IA 50314
WILLIAM WHEATCRAFT 1171 7TH ST DES MOINES IA 50314
1171 7th St
Des Moines Iowa 50314
MILLENNIUM MARKETING, INC.
10400 W. 63RD ST.
SHAWNEE, KS 662030000
Word Mark MAGAZINESOURCE
Goods and Services IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: marketing services, namely, promoting the goods and services of others through the distribution of printed materials, direct mail, advertising and telemarketing. FIRST USE: 19960830. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19960830
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 75193547
Filing Date November 5, 1996
Published for Opposition January 13, 1998
Registration Number 2148902
Registration Date April 7, 1998
Owner (REGISTRANT) Budget Marketing, Inc. CORPORATION IOWA One Crossover Square 1171 7th Street Des Moines IOWA 503061805
Attorney of Record H ROBERT HENDERSON
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Original Business Start Date: January 1971
Principal : Mr Rusty Rahm President
Phone Number: (515) 243-7000
Fax Number: (515) 247-5000
Email Address: email@example.com
Membership Status: Yes
Type-of-Business Classification: Direct Selling - Magazines
Website Address: www.magazinesource.com
Additional Doing-Business-As Names: Magazine Source
Additional Addresses: P O Box 1805, Des Moines, IA 50306
12101 North 56th StreetSuite 3, Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Additional Phone Numbers: 800-247-2160
Additional TOB Classifications: Mail Order - Telephone Solicitation
Class Action Lawsuit
James, Hoyer, Newcomer & Smiljanich P.A. has filed a suit seeking class action status against Budget Marketing Inc. and Magazine Source alleging that they deceived customers into purchasing magazines. In addition, the United States Federal Trade Commision has a previously entered Cease and Desist Order against Budget Marketing Inc. Budget Marketing Inc., which is located in Des Moines, Iowa, has filed with the Iowa Secretary of State to operate under the ficticious name of Magazine Source.
(Shawnee, Kansas) Millennium Marketing, a national marketer of magazine subscriptions, is expanding its operations in Shawnee. Recently relocating from 12700 Shawnee Mission Parkway to converted retail space in the Shawnee Shopping Center, at 10400 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Millennium Marketing will ultimately occupy 42,000 square feet of space in the building.
Millennium Marketing has moved its headquarters down the street to the Shawnee Shopping Center. The company ran out of space and with the expected increase of 500 telemarketing jobs leased 42,000 square feet in the shopping center. Millennium, currently run by President and CEO Rusty Rahm, was founded in Des Moines in 1995 and has been in business in the Kansas City area since 1997.
Kansas City Business Journal
Millennium President and CEO Rusty Rahm said the company made $20 million in 2000 gross revenues.
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Other Various Tidbits:
P O BOX 22641
KANSAS CITY, MO 64113
Principal: DALE BRANSON
Type-of-Business Classification: MAGAZINE SALES-DIRECT DOOR-DOOR
Charles A. Eagle - Director (deceased 2001)
Dennis H Gougion - Director
4830 CEDAR DR
WEST DES MOINES, IA 50266-4953
Dale T. Lenard dba Mega-Magazine Service, Colorado Dawn, & Key Concept
Charles P. Donly dba Budet Renewal Service
Roy Golden dba American Marketing Service
Dave Keown dba Publishers Marketing
Richard Prochnow dba Direct Sales International
Dale Branson dba Leisure Day Marketing
William J. Stemple, Sr dba Budget Marketing of Virginia
Kansas City, Missouri
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