Our local news station WSAW, visited Maple Ridge Farms yesterday and did a news broadcast on how Maple Ridge employs more than 250 seasonal workers a year, recruiting mostly retired or those 65 and older for the season. Here is the blog that accompanied the newscast.
December 17, 2019
October 17, 2019
How we present a message or information is as important as the message or information itself. Our delivery has a significant impact on how it is received. We all aspire to effectively communicate but may not even be aware of how we are being perceived by others. Being conscious of what “other messages” we may be unknowingly emitting is something to be considered. How our communications are perceived can make an enormous difference in morale, providing a sense of employees and coworkers feeling acknowledged, valued, respected and achieving a desired action or goal.
June 26, 2019
We live in cheese heaven. Wisconsin produces over 600 types of world-class, award- winning, nutritious, delicious cheese! This is some of the best cheese in the world! Cheese is what Wisconsin does best and we wear our cheese hats with pride!
May 2, 2019
Employee acquisition and retention is a hot topic these days. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of February 2019, the unemployment rate was only 3.8%, with 7.1 million job openings but only 5.7 million hirings. This has resulted in many companies struggling to find qualified employees while avoiding turnover. Here at Maple Ridge Farms, though, we've created a culture that encourages our employees to not only sign on, but also to stay and build careers.
January 9, 2019
This year, we’re celebrating 40 years in a wonderful industry working with great partners. It seems like yesterday that we started out as a fresh new company in a huge industry that wasn’t used to food suppliers. Here is the journey we have taken to become the largest food gift company in the promotional products industry!
October 11, 2018
Take a step back and get to know Tom Riordan, founder of Maple Ridge Farms.
August 23, 2018
The Maple Ridge Farms team embraces a tradition of volunteering. Collectively our full time employees spent over 725 hours last year volunteering outside of company time. Areas of involvement include reducing poverty and hunger, tackling environmental issues, improving health and education, providing meaningful outlets for youth, supporting church outreach programs, and donating skills and leadership to the promotional products industry through volunteer work at PPAI.
August 8, 2018
Wellness is a topic on everyone’s mind these days. From healthy eating to stress relief to spending time with family and friends, we’re trying to figure out how to fit everything in our overcrowded schedules. Whether you’re implementing a wellness program or looking for tips to make manageable changes, these ideas can help you improve the overall wellness of your clients and employees.
June 28, 2018
Here on the Farm, we think our delicious gourmet treats speak for themselves. So with that in mind, we thought we would let them do just that! Read on to see what some of fan faves have to say...
May 24, 2018
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.
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