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Columbus Blue Jackets Announce Latest Corporate Partner Renewals

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that Columbia Gas and Max & Erma's have renewed their respective corporate partnership with the hockey club. Both Columbus-based companies have been affiliated with the Blue Jackets since the team's inaugural season in 2000-2001.

Columbia Gas receives in-arena exposure in the form of a pair of dasher boards and the popular "Cozy Cat's Kiss Cam" in-game video feature on the center-hung scoreboard. The agreement also includes a game-day premium giveaway as well as print media inventory in the team’s game program and yearbook.

The centerpiece of the Max & Erma's renewal is exclusive signage on the visiting team bench at Nationwide Arena. They will also receive dasher board signage at the Chiller Ice Rinks in Dublin, Easton and Lewis Center (Chiller North). Each facility features dual rinks, so Max & Erma's will be represented on six sheets of ice across the three suburban facilities.

Also today, the team announced new partnerships with Westerville-based Muth & Company Roofing and Relay Gear, the preferred promotional products agent of the Blue Jackets.

Blue Jackets single-game tickets are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line locations at The Chiller Ice Rinks and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. Season and group tickets are on sale now. For information, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

About Max & Erma's:
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Max & Erma's entered its fourth decade in business in 2003. From a single, neighborhood restaurant that opened in 1972 in the German Village section of Columbus, Max & Erma's has grown to more than 100 company-owned and franchise casual dining restaurants. Max & Erma's grew up in the Heartland, but its footprint now extends from the East Coast to Nevada, and Green Bay to Atlanta.

About Columbia Gas:
Columbia Gas of Ohio, headquartered in Columbus, OH, is one of the 10 energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI). Columbia Gas of Ohio serves more than 1.3million customers in 64 of Ohio's 88 counties. NiSource distribution companies serve 3.8 million gas and electric customers primarily in nine states. More information about Columbia Gas of Ohio is available at www.columbiagasohio.com.

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