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September 5, 2019
Maple Ridge Farms Team
The promotional products industry is a big family, and social media is our dining room table. The conversations are fast-paced, topics are plentiful, and the food is delicious. While we love meeting face-to-face with our valued distributor partners and their customers, social media has brought us closer together with continued conversation. Here’s how we get social on the Farm (and how you can too):
August 23, 2019
Maple Ridge Farms Team
You’re proud of the products (and services) you offer, so you want other people to love them too. In today’s competitive marketplace, quality products aren’t enough. You need to connect with clients and potential customers on an emotional level through your marketing efforts, so they understand how they’ll benefit from your products.
August 8, 2019
Stephanie Bishop, Contributor
These days everyone is busy, over-taxed, multi-tasking and sometimes stretched to personal capacity. There are always hundreds of details to tend to in our personal and business lives. Placing an order, whether for promotional products, or goods or services in any sector is one of those details.
2019 New Product Hunt
July 10, 2019
Shana Gardner, Operations
Eas·ter egg an intentional inside joke, hidden message or image, or secret feature of a work Get to know Maple Ridge Farms’ new gifts for 2019 with an Easter egg hunt!  Follow the clues at the link below to find gifts in the New section of MapleRidge.com.  Each gift will have a word hidden in the specification bullets.  Keep track of each word in the form to piece together a special phrase to submit.
June 26, 2019
Stephanie Bishop, Contributor
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!
June 13, 2019
Molly Neises, Sales
As part of the promotional products industry, we consistently hear the words “Surprise and Delight”.  It’s popping up more and more at the center of marketing discussions. But when was the last time we took a moment to think about what that means?  I know what I think, but I wanted a broader definition.  So, I did some digging amongst resources both in and out of the promo industry.  Let’s take a look at some of what makes up the Surprise and Delight approach...
May 30, 2019
Stephanie Bishop, Contributor
Cookies were first commercially produced in late 1800s. Since then, cookies have become an enormous industry and a huge part of our culinary culture. The world can’t get enough of cookies!
May 16, 2019
Mary Kate Riordan, Social Media
We have spent the last few months scouring shows, the internet, and input from customers to come up with an exciting new line of products for 2019. At the Ridge this is a teamwork effort with input from purchasing, marketing, sales, art and production. We work hard to find a combination of new products that follow new trends, but fit the needs of the discerning business gift buyer. Here are some of the major trends in the food gift and gift packaging industry.
May 2, 2019
Shana Gardner, Operations
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.
April 18, 2019
Shana Gardner, Operations
Times, they are a-changin', and you have a choice: Do you change with them, or do you stay the course?  Sometimes you need to take a step back, evaluate your position, and decide if it's still appropriate for you, or if it's time to be a-changin' yourself.

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