Keith Block, Marketing Manager
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RINA Moves "Statements" to a Digital Format

RINA's 75th logo

2/4/2021

A new beginning

Since 1983, RINA has published a printed version of our Statements newsletter. 
 
And just one year later in 1984, in the film, Ghostbusters, the late Harold Ramis, playing the character Egon (the brains behind the group of ephemeral-capturing knuckleheads) announced that “print is dead”.  You can view the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3v_ogRaTf4
 
Well, we gave it a 37-year run in printed form, however, the time has come for us to adapt.
 
We know you all like the printed version and so do we – but, each year, we all get more and more attuned to all-things digital.  And so, it is with a bit of sadness, that we declare our printed Statements newsletter is dead.  The January, 2021 edition was the last printed issue.
 
Yet, the newsletter itself will live on in a digital version. So, it is not the end, just a new beginning.
 
As a cherished member of the RINA family, we encourage you to sign up, so you can continue to see what makes RINA unique.
 
All you need to do is send an email to: RINAMARKETING@rina.com
 
And, in the spirit of new beginnings, 2021 marks RINA’s 75th Anniversary and we have designed a logo to celebrate the occasion. It's at the top of this page.
 
We started in 1946 in a small Oakland office near 14th and Broadway almost exactly where our Oakland resides today.  We are proud to have reached this milestone – 75 years is a long time. To put things in perspective, in 1946, the average annual salary was $2,500, the average new house cost $5,600 and gas cost 15 cents a gallon. And, the year saw the introduction of the credit card, Tupperware and the bikini.
 
As we set forth on the future, we would like to salute our founding partners Henry Rooney, Paul Ida, Bob Nolt and Jack Ahern (RINA) without whose determination, foresight and ingenuity provided us with an unparalleled foundation that has allowed us to grow and become the Firm that we are today. Here’s to 2021 and new beginnings.  We wish you a happy prosperous fun filled joyful and fortunate new year ahead!

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