GROW, it’s what’s next for MMS Direct…

On April 1st, MMS Direct (formerly Mail Management Services) will launch their next step with GROW, an open house and launch party celebrating both the new branding of the company and the start of Asheville GreenWorks 2011 Great American Cleanup campaign.

The new branding, to be unveiled at the party, signifies a new direction for the River Arts District-based company, which celebrates its 13th year in operation this April. “While mail continues to be the main focus of our business, we now offer a full range of turnkey services that compliment any mailing project,” said Dave Campbell, president of MMS Direct. “From concept, planning, design and printing to getting the project to the post office presorted and ready for mailing, we do it all, in house, under one roof,” he continued.

“If it’s mailed, it’s managed,” Campbell added.

In addition to celebrating the new look and services of the company, GROW will also benefit Asheville GreenWorks and help them launch their Great American Cleanup campaign for the month of April.

Volunteers from Asheville GreenWorks will gather at MMS Direct’s building during the open house to clean up around the River Arts District. “We are very excited to collaborate with MMS Direct on this event. It’s a great opportunity for folks to come out, discover all the services they have to offer, pitch in to clean up in the River Arts District then hang out and enjoy a terrific evening of food, beer and music,” said Eric Bradford, Clean Communities Coordinator for Asheville GreenWorks.  “We were delighted with the idea when they approached us with it, and look forward to a great turnout,” Bradford continued. In addition to the cleanup, Neil Spencer of My Curb Appeal will be on hand removing graffiti from local buildings and discussing graffiti abatement techniques.

GROW will feature an open house at MMS Direct’s offices at 88 Roberts Street from 1:00 – 5:00pm on April 1st. The Asheville GreenWorks cleaning of the River Arts District will begin at 2:30pm, with volunteers asked to park near the Soapy Dog at 270 Depot Street, and meet in MMS Direct’s parking lot.

The party will kick off at 5:30pm with beer from Craggie Brewing Company, food from Neo Burrito and live music from Shop Talk (the adult class band from the Rock Academy) played on their loading dock until 7:30. In the event of rain, the event will be held in the building across from MMS Direct.

RSVP to attend the party and volunteer for the cleanup effort at MMSDelivers.com/grow_rsvp.html