NORTHLAKE, ILLINOIS (August 14, 2007) – Empire Today®, LLC (Empire Today, www.empiretoday.com) announces that its iconic ‘pitchman’ The Empire Man will be on hand to throw out the first pitch as the Chicago Cubs host the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on Saturday, August 18, 2007. Proclaimed ‘Empire Day’ by the Chicago Cubs, the first 10,000 fans entering Wrigley Field will receive a collectible Empire Man bobblehead doll.
This year, 2007, marks the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the popular Empire Man character. Part blue collar superhero and part pure entertainment, The Empire Man has come to represent great value, world-class customer care, and next day installation to generations of Home Furnishing and Home Improvement consumers.
Introduced in 1977 as a live action character, and later adapted into a popular animated persona, The Empire Man has grown to become a cultural icon.
With the enjoyable Empire Man serving as master of ceremonies, the Empire Today jingle – “800-588-two-three-hundred, Empire” – has made the company’s phone number one of the most recognized numbers in the entire country. Empire Today and its famous jingle have been the subject of interest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien (NBC), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated), Extreme Makeover (ABC), Curb Appeal (HGTV), Clean House (Style), and Designed to Sell (HGTV).
In 2006 Empire Today was given the exclusive opportunity to carpet the Cubs dug out at Wrigley Field. The Cubs continue to officially take the field on Empire Today carpet.
Empire Today is the leading provider of installed Home Furnishings and Home Improvements, with over one million satisfied customers. The company offers next-day installation of carpet, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, ceramic flooring, No Clog Gutters®, bath liners, and shower enclosures. Custom windows and vinyl siding are installed within two weeks – even during the holiday season.
For tickets to Empire Day at Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs host the St. Louis Cardinals, visit www.cubs.mlb.com or call (773) 404-CUBS. The FOX broadcast game is slated for a 2:55 PM start.