“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!
March 14, 2019
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.
January 1, 2019
Mosinee, WI – Maple Ridge Farms announced the appointment of Jodie Schillinger CAS, a 20-year company veteran, to Executive Vice President, effective January 1, 2019. She will report directly to company President, Tom Riordan.
September 27, 2018
On October 8th, 1992, President George H.W. Bush designated the first week in October as “National Customer Service Week” and invited all Americans to observe with appropriate programs and activities. It's time to look back at all of the advances in customer service throughout history.
August 1, 2018
Maple Ridge Farms, The Leading Supplier of Gourmet Food Gifts in the Promotional Products Industry, today announced that it has been named one of the promotional products industry’s 2018 Greatest Companies To Work For by PPB (Promotional Products Business) magazine.
March 2, 2018
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
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.
January 19, 2017
Maple Ridge Farms was selected as the winner for the Food Gift category for the 2017 Counselor Distributor Choice Awards.
January 11, 2017
Maple Ridge Farms understands our nation’s intense love affair with chocolate. If we ever stop appreciating this, our yearly sales statistics quickly bring it back into focus. Our chocolate items are consistently among our top sellers. We decided to do a little searching to determine just what makes it such a hit!
October 26, 2016
This year, throw a holiday party that your staff will be thankful for – Officegiving. It's a fun, low-key affair that is focused on the heart of your business – your people.
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