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Sample Letter #1


JULY 5, 2002

For further information:

John Doe

Doe Incorporated

1600 Main Street

Springfield, KS 12345



Doe Associates, a state leader in custom home designs, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a week-long model home show beginning Monday, August 23, and ending August 30. The show will include daily guided tours of their latest designs at 1600 Main Street in Springfield. The public is invited to view the homes from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day. Designers will be on hand to answer questions. Prizes, including a new car, will be awarded. Refreshments will be offered!

Founded shortly after WWII by the Doe Brothers, the company has grown in five years to employ 90 full-time craftsmen. Dedicated to the creation of customized homes at a modest cost, Doe Associates is now the leader in custom home construction in Springfield. The company has won the outstanding home design award for the State of Kansas for the past two years and was featured in the October 2001 issue of Model Homes.

Although housing starts have dropped nationwide during the past five years, Doe Associates has posted substantial gains each year. John Doe reports that they expect this growth to continue at a 10% annual rate.


Sample Letter #2


1:00 p.m. February 19, 2007

For further information contact:

Eric Doe 555-555

Doe Incorporated

1600 Main Street

Springfield, Kansas 12345


Today at a special convocation in the Springfield University Special Events Center, John Doe presented a check for $1,000,000 to President Johnson for the construction of an addition to the Johnson Library. Mr. Doe, a long-time supporter of the University, said that it had been his dream to provide the University with a research-class library. The proposed addition should fulfill that dream.

Groundbreaking ceremonies are scheduled for March 14, 2007, at 12:00 noon with construction to begin the next day. The new addition will be called Luthy Wing in honor of Dr. Michael Luthy, a long-time professor at Springfield University. Mr. Doe wanted to honor Dr. Luthy in return for the outstanding contribution he has made to the University.

John Doe is President of Doe Corporation, one of Springfield's largest employers and a major force in housing construction. He graduated from Springfield University in 1981 and has been a member of its board of trustees since 1991. An avid supporter of the Springfield Broncos, Mr. Doe was instrumental in raising the funds necessary for construction of Bronco Stadium in 1996.

The new addition will increase the capacity of Evans Library to over 2,000,000 volumes, making it the second largest library between The Mississippi River and The Rocky Mountains. Among the collections housed there are the Osborne Film Library, the Charles Smith Papers, and the Kansas Historical Collection.


Sample Letter #3


Doe International

1600 Main Street

Springfield, KS 12345


For more information contact:

Jane Doe 555-5555


Doe International announces a corporation-wide freeze on new hiring, effective January 1. Doe's spokesperson, Jane Doe, says that this policy measure is being enacted in an effort to curb revenue losses of the past three years. Doe, the largest employer in Springfield County, with offices, production plants and warehouses in both Springfield and Centerville, employs over 20,000 persons. The freeze will act in conjunction with several internal reorganization measures set to streamline management in all salaried divisions. Workers in hourly positions will also see nominal reorganization in their departments. No layoffs are scheduled to take place as part of the reorganization.

Jane Doe states that the corporation has sought the advice of an outside consultant responsible for the successful reorganization strategies of such multinational interests as the Doe Group. The reshuffling will necessitate some personnel retraining. To this end, Doe has hired a team of corporate educators specializing in this type of transition. A company analyst states that the hiring freeze should last no longer than three months, the amount of time allotted for the completion of all the steps of the reorganization. Volume, quality and pricing of shipments leaving Doe's plants will be unaffected by the changes. A more efficient operation will greatly benefit everyone directly and indirectly associated with Doe International. The improved corporate fitness will give Doe International the boost it needs to continue as a leader in the industry well into the twenty-first century.


Sample Letter #4


MARCH 1, 2006

For further information contact:

Doe, Smith, and Hardman, Attorneys-at-Law

Attn: John Doe

1500 Main Street

Springfiield, KS 12345


Doe, Smith, and Hardman, Attorneys-at-Law, are pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Doe Jones as a partner in the firm. Ms. Jones grew up here in Springfield and graduated from Springfield High School in 1987. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Kansas State University. Ms. Jones joined Doe, Smith, and Hardman in 1994, after her graduation magna cum laude from the University of Kansas Law School.

Ms. Jones specializes in tax law, and has represented a number of major companies in the Springfield area.

John Doe, Harry Smith, and Julie Hardman congratulate Mary Doe Jones on her promotion, and look forward to the continuation of a long and productive association. We invite individuals and companies who need tax advice to contact Ms. Jones at our Main Street office or call her at 555-5555.


Sample Letter #5


August 8, 2002

For further information contact:

John Doe

Springfield University

123 University Avenue

Springfiield, Kansas


The Springfield University Extension department invites you to check out our new schedule of fall classes, which will begin September 13. We have classes that will interest every member of the family, young and old. There are dance classes, gymnastics, karate, and Exploring Art for children. Teenagers can learn how to play the guitar, design and sew their own clothes, or participate in a workshop that encourages self-expression through drama. For adults, there are classes in simple car repair, belly dancing, tole painting, and dog obedience.

These are only a few of the exciting courses we offer at a very reasonable price. Look for our catalog, which will be arriving in your mail this week, or call our office to request a copy at 555-5555.


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