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NEW YORK: American Advertising Federation held a luncheon honoring members of its Most Promising Minority Students program at the Waldorf-Astoria. Attending were (l. to r.): Robert L. Johnson, chairman-CEO, BET Holdings, and honorary luncheon co-chairman; Caroline R. Jones, president and creative director, Caroline Jones Inc.; Robert L. Wehling, senior VP, Procter & Gamble Co., and honorary luncheon co-chairman; and Wally Snyder, president-CEO, AAF.

NEW YORK: Crain's New York Business held a reception at the National Arts Club to honor its 40 Under 40 for 1998. Attending the reception were (l. to r.): John Partilla, senior VP, Y&R Advertising; David Mays, publisher, The Source; Daymond John, founder and CEO, apparel designer FUBU; and Bob Felsenthal, associate publisher, CNYB.

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon Advertising held a reception at the corporate office to celebrate its first year in business. Enjoying an evening of revelry are (l. to r.) Millie Olson, creative executive, Amazon; actress Phatima Chauni; and Lynda Pearson, creative executive, Amazon.

NEW YORK: Conde Nast President-CEO Steve Florio (2nd r.) received the American Jewish Committee's National Human Relations Award at the New York Hilton recently. With Mr. Florio are (l. to r.): Phil Guarascio, VP-general manager for marketing and advertising, North American Operations, General Motors Corp.; Donald J. Trump, who presented the award; and Fred Drasner, CEO and co-publisher, Daily News.

CHICAGO: Chicago Association of Direct Marketing hosted Chicago Direct Marketing Days at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Hobnobbing were (l. to r.): Shelly Soble, president, Creative Benefits, and president, CADM; Bob Woodward, assistant managing editor, The Washington Post, and conference speaker; Meg Goodman, partner, Performance Consulting Group, and CADM director; and Liz Brohan, VP-executive creative director, Columbian Direct Marketing.

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