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March 21, 2022
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Jodie Schillinger, Executive Vice President of Maple Ridge Farms, is leaving her mark on not only the company, but also the promotional products industry as a whole. Join us during Women's History Month as we get to know and celebrate her.
March 10, 2022
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Jodie Schillinger, Executive Vice President of Maple Ridge Farms, is leaving her mark on not only the company, but also the promotional products industry as a whole. Join us during Women's History Month as we get to know and celebrate her.
February 25, 2022
Molly Neises, MAS, Sales
Slowly but surely, live events are returning.  Our team was ecstatic to attend the recent industry expo in Las Vegas last month.  Anytime we get to share the #FoodGiftLove is a thrill for us!  We love to watch as they savor our sweet and salty snacks while their eyes light up and listen to the sighs of delight as they take in the tasty treats.  It’s always an experience for us, along with our customers.  For years, our distributor partners have seen similar success.  Read on for a few recent case studies showing the power of gourmet treats at tradeshow and other exhibitor-type events:
February 7, 2022
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we know chocolate is on your mind (just like ours), but chocolate is more than just a sweet treat—it can be transcendent. We don't just claim that; we have evidence to prove it! That transcendent aspect is what we're going to explore using some of our gourmet chocolates, so be prepared for things to get a little steamy.
January 20, 2022
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Love is a language with many dialects.  We love our friends and family, our partners and significant others, and ourselves, but not all love is the same.  In English, "love" covers all of these, but in other languages, one word is not enough. In fact, in Greek, there are seven different types of positive love that we can experience in our lifetime. Few foods encapsulate the language of love the way that chocolate does—every kind of love.  Join me on a journey as we walk through how chocolate suits each of them!
December 17, 2021
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Recognizing the versatility and appeal of food gifts, Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) has recognized food gifts as the 2021 product of the year.
December 16, 2021
Isaac Buttke, Contributor
The mind is a powerful thing. Our brains regulate everything in our body, process all kinds of information, and make us feel things based on what’s going on around us. What if I told you there was a way to harness the way people think to maximize your gift-giving? Everyone loves gifts, but taking various psychological principles into account can improve the impact of your gift and enhance your relationships with clients and employees far beyond what you might expect. Here we’ll walk through different schools of thought from the world of psychology to help you improve your gifting.
November 19, 2021
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
It's all but impossible to think about gratitude this time of year without your mind instantly going to Thanksgiving. It's a time for everyone to reflect on what they're grateful for and appreciate what they have, but the practice of gratitude extends well beyond the holiday. Did you know that gratitude is linked to a slew of physical and emotional benefits?  In practicing it, a person may experience benefits like lowering their blood pressure, getting better-quality sleep, having higher self-esteem—and just being happier!
October 27, 2021
Molly Neises, MAS, Sales
It’s the word you’ve probably heard a thousand times over the last eighteen months… Kitting. Although a new concept for a lot of distributors and their buyers, it’s nothing new to the team here at Maple Ridge Farms.  We love when we get to explore really creative and unique ideas – often utilizing other promotional products sent to us to kit with our tasty treats. Let’s start with a fun case history of a project that really embraced holiday gift-giving in a way that celebrated the company’s culture.  Then we’ll share some tips and tricks to create custom kitted gourmet gifts!
October 14, 2021
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
“Food of the gods.”  We mean that literally!  We share a brief look into the history of chocolate.

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