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June 14, 2018
Stop and think for a minute. When was your last snack? Today, between projects? Yesterday, while you were running from one activity to the next? Are you having one right now? Whether you already identify as a snacker or you’re new to this movement, here’s why snacking is trending in the U.S.
May 24, 2018
Shana Gardner, Sales
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” –Helen Exley Books don't have to be targeted toward your career to have an impact upon it.  Members of the Maple Ridge Farms team share a selection of the books that influenced their daily and professional lives.
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.
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.
October 11, 2017
Molly Neises, Sales
Like it or not, your clients are being inundated with catalogs from Harry & David, Hickory Farms, Mrs. Fields and other direct-sellers.  These companies easily sell more business food gifts each year than the whole promotional products industry combined, so it is important to know how to compete with them effectively.  What’s the easiest way to convince your customer to avoid large online and mail-order companies for their holiday food gifts?  Remind them of the benefits of buying from you!
September 13, 2017
Shana Gardner, Sales
It's stressful enough shopping for personal presents, but your clients' business gift shopping comes with its own set of challenges. Never fear, food gifts are here! Make their holiday shopping easy, and solve their gift-giving problems with food gifts.
August 23, 2017
Molly Neises, Sales
After over 35 years of working hand-in-hand with our distributors, our award-winning customer service has found that certain easy questions are integral when discussing just about any project.  Keep reading for helpful hints for your upcoming projects:
August 8, 2017
Mary Kate Riordan, Social Media
Walk into someone’s office and you can tell a lot about them. Interests, organizational type, plant lover?  There is a plethora of information out there on the ergonomics of a healthy work environment, but what about making it a personal space? What helps us express a commitment to our workplace and its purpose? Here are some of our tips for a positive, healthy work environment.
July 26, 2017
Molly Neises, Sales
As a promotional products professional, have you asked yourself “Why should I sell food?”  Or have you been working with a customer on a food gift project and wondered what the difference between milk and dark chocolate was? Or why some sweet treats have sea salt on them?  We are here to help!