Blog

April 25, 2018
Mary Kate Riordan, Social Media
What it takes to develop new products that follow food trends, popular packaging looks, but recognize the need to stay true to the end user and corporate customer. Here are a few new trends that you can expect to see from Maple Ridge Farms in 2018.
April 13, 2018
Shana Gardner, Sales
Employment with small business is generally a very different beast from employment with big business—and a better fit for some people.  Find out some reasons and benefits to consider from a small business employee perspective.
March 21, 2018
At this year’s SXSW Conference, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board stole the show.  How? With Wisconsin cheese, of course! The board created the Cheese Lounge at SXSW (complete with barn frame), which housed the world’s largest cheese board featuring more than 100 varieties of award-winning Wisconsin cheese. Attendees waited in lines 30-to-40 people deep to experience this incredible exhibit and shared their adventures on social media, creating quite a buzz. It was one of the most consistently busy events at a festival that attracts people from all over the world to explore what’s next in film, culture, music, and technology. The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board harnessed the power of face-to-face communication in our high-tech, digital world, and so can you. See how creating an experience can work for you!
March 2, 2018
Shana Gardner, Sales
Mosinee, WI – For the 17th year, Maple Ridge has won the Distributors Choice “First Place Award” in the Food and Candy Category, adding to the long list of industry awards it’s received since the company’s founding in 1979. As implied by its name, the Distributors Choice Award is the result of a competition in which distributors vote for their favorite suppliers. Maple Ridge Farms provides the rare combination of excellence in customer service, extremely high product quality and on-time delivery.
March 2, 2018
Shana Gardner, Sales
February 14, 2018 – Mosinee, WI – Maple Ridge has won the 2018 PPAI “Supplier Star Golden Pyramid Award”.  Jamie Johnson and Dawn Mittlesteadt accepted the award at the recent PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.  Maple Ridge Farms has won more Star Awards than any other food gift company in the history of the industry.  In addition, they won the inaugural ASI Counselor Distributors Choice “First Place” award in 2001 and have followed up by winning it an additional 16 times.
February 20, 2018
Mary Kate Riordan, Social Media
Maple Ridge Farms has two tag lines by which we live: “America’s Most Delicious Business Gifts” and “Your Most Trusted Food Gift Supplier.” It’s pretty self-explanatory why we can state "America’s Most Delicious Business Gifts." If you have tasted our food you will agree. Your most trusted food gift company, you might say, can be harder to quantify. Here are the reasons we proudly say we are "Your Most Trusted Food Gift Supplier!" We have been marketing food gifts through promotional products distributors for 36 years. It is our only business. We don’t sell on the internet or at
December 13, 2017
Shana Gardner, Sales
Everyone has that moment of revelation when things just click and they see how they fit into the great machine that is promotional products.  Share some from the Maple Ridge Farms team!
November 28, 2017
It’s a time to celebrate – and a time to plan. As we prepare to give thanks with family and friends, it’s important to remember to enjoy the holiday season while meeting deadlines and fulfilling obligations. Not sure how you can fit it all in? We share four tips below to help you prioritize and maximize your time (and enjoyment) this holiday season.
November 8, 2017
Molly Neises, Sales
Although gift-giving has benefits all year long, the majority of corporate gifts are sent between November and January.  As a business, sending gifts allows you to stand out and be memorable.  But it’s important to ask yourself, “How would I feel if I received this gift from a business associate?”  It’s important to choose a gift with care.  With this in mind we wanted to share a few reasons why holiday gift-giving at the corporate level can be very beneficial as well as share some key factors to keep in mind when trying to choose the perfect present.
October 25, 2017
Shana Gardner, Sales
The key concept for promotional products is promotion, which leaves you as a distributor in a position to offer that recognition in a way that your clients can't get from big-box or online retailers.