If you take a close look at the "bowtie" caricature we've used in the past as part of our NECOA logo, you may notice that our "bowtie" is grossly misshapen from the original Chevrolet symbol. The lengths and shapes of the protrusions are not the same as the actual one. But, Zazzle won't respond to any appeals.
As for asking Chevrolet for approval to use the bowtie in our logo - we had a dialog a few years back, with Danny Hernandez leading, and it seemed pretty favorable until the talks just stopped. Looks like now we have to ask for permission to use El Camino, Sprint, Caballero, Conquista, Black or Royal Knight, etc. I had to delete all GM related "Key Words" that are included with each Zazzle item - used for searching assistance - because Zazzle said so. If someone would like to take the lead in bringing the subject back up with GM, I would be happy to furnish any information possible. Meanwhile, I'm still working to rebuild the CY-2019 calendars into something acceptable. I personally do not like what is left of our identifying logo, but if it gets us by this year, I'll do what is necessary for survival on the short term.
Now, as to the use of another vendor for our NECOA merchandise. I undertake a search each year for a vendor with better service, better assortment, better prices, and a better and more actionable consumer Service Department. Each year I hear horror stories from members who will never use Zazzle again - primarily because of poor quality, poor response to their "You love it or we'll replace it" policy, and just general ineptness in dealing with the buying public. The problem is that there are no other vendors who offer what Zazzle does. Vistaprint is the closest, but I can tell you personal stories about Vistaprint that rule them out, in my estimation, even if they could fulfill our needs as a vendor. I'm open to another search, as I've been searching already, but please don't expect a miracle. Thanks for your trust and support......................Ken
A possible idea to get us through for this year's calendars.