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Calibre Systems Adds Kimberly Horn as New Member of Its Board of Directors

Calibre Systems has appointed Kimberly K. Horn to the Calibre Board of Directors, effective October 1.

According to a release, Kim Horn, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, oversees all aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region that serves more than 500,000 members and operates 30 medical centers throughout the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.

"Kim Horn exemplifies the focus on clients and spirit of community that is the foundation of Calibre's culture, while bringing talent and expertise to the Board," said Lieutenant General Tom Carney (USA-Ret), Chairman of the Board of Calibre. "Kim's experience and proven leadership in business management, health, and public-private partnerships will strengthen Calibre's ability to implement our strategic plan and grow our business base. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I welcome her as a member."

Horn's community work includes serving on the Board of the Washington Economic Club, and on the Executive Committees for both the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Board of the Living Classrooms Foundation working to strengthen Baltimore communities and inspiring young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Calibre Systems is an employee-owned management consulting and information technology solutions company supporting government and industry.

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    Papyrus Joins Forces with Designer Lela Rose

    Papyrus is looking to bring the “elegance and style” of fashion to its greeting cards via a new designer collaboration series.

    According to a release, the collaboration marks the first time a fashion design house and greeting card brand have joined forces to develop a custom greeting card collection.

    Papyrus said it is partnering with American fashion designer Lela Rose to introduce the series. Rose will feature her "sophisticated yet modern style" in the debut card and gift collection, slated to launch during New York Fashion Week. The collection will be available in New York City Papyrus stores and select retailers in September, with availability expanding to all Papyrus locations and retailers in October.

    "The fashion designer collaboration series is a celebration of the commitment Papyrus has to the arts, including a focus on the fashion industry, quality craftsmanship and trend-forward design," said Christy Kaprosy, President of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings. "We are delighted to have Lela Rose's elegant line lead the first Papyrus fashion designer collaboration program, and we are excited to bring more fashion designers to our loyal customers in the future."

    The company noted the collection, which draws inspiration from some of Rose's recent runway designs, consists of 16 cards and five gift accessories, including gift bags, gift tissue, roll wrap and a gift tag set. It also will be available online at

    "I'm thrilled to be the first designer to collaborate with Papyrus on their exclusive new fashion series," said Lela Rose. "This is a unique way to showcase our designs, silhouettes and prints, and extend the brand into a new category."



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