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March 21, 2019
Molly Neises, Sales
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” – Albert Einstein Here at Maple Ridge Farms, we have always encouraged industry-based education opportunities for our team members.  Many hold current industry certifications and are diligently working for next levels.  Staff regularly attend educational sessions at the various trade shows and webinars, and often participate in other opportunities to learn more within the promotional products trade. Recently we decided to really take a step forward and actively look for more general professional development opportunities that could benefit our team members.  As we’ve searched out (and taken advantage of) some interesting programs, we stumbled across some great insight on lifetime learning.  And here at the Farm, we love to share! After extensive exploration into the topic, my brain automatically started breaking all these great knowledge bombs into three categories… Reasons Why, Methods How, and the Wow Results.  Within each of these categories, I often found myself saying, “I would have never thought of it that way,” and “That’s an easy goal to reach for!”  Continue reading below and you may be surprised at ways you are already actively attaining new knowledge without even realizing it – and some easy ways to boost your wisdom quotient!
Press Release - Supplier Star 2019
March 14, 2019
Shana Gardner, Operations
Mosinee, WI – Maple Ridge has won the 2019 PPAI Supplier Star Award.  Traci Simonis and Joelle Stahlecker accepted the award at the 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 (6 Supplier Star Awards along with 14 Supplier Star Awards of Merit). In addition, Maple Ridge Farms won its 18th consecutive ASI Counselor Distributors Choice First Place award.  It won the inaugural award in 2001 and has followed up by winning it an additional 17 times.
March 6, 2019
In business, it all starts with communication. From client relationships to marketing campaigns and so much in between, clear communication lays the groundwork for success. So, how do you communicate clearly with clients, employees, colleagues and other business relationships?