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February 25, 2021
Isaac Buttke, Contributor
It’s no secret that social media is an integral part of any marketing strategy; however, actually developing and executing a social media strategy can be a daunting task. Never fear: we’ve got a few tips to help make social media marketing easier this year.
February 12, 2021
Molly Neises, MAS, Sales
Like so many of us, I found myself a part of this amazing industry of promotional products by sheer happenstance.  Before starting my journey with Maple Ridge Farms over 12 years ago, I didn’t understand or acknowledge the existence of an industry that used actual products to promote or market brands, companies, and organizations, or events.  Sure, I had received imprinted pens, t-shirts, and the like, but I never gave much thought to where they came from.  I never stopped to think about someone choosing that product, the imprint placement, or the actual impact it was intended to have.  What was the “reason” it existed to begin with?  Who was their intended recipient?  What were they trying to accomplish with it?
January 28, 2021
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Cheese is an amazing gift option for 2021.  Event gone virtual?  Send attendees a cheese board to replace the nosh they're missing from the in-person event.  Dinner meetings canceled?  Connect with a charcuterie tray to allow them to creatively customize their own dining experience.  Onboarding new employees?  Help them feel welcome with a gift that will leave a lasting impression.  The applications are limited only by your imagination.
January 21, 2021
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
2020 taught us a lot about ourselves as individuals, a company, and an industry.  Some were hard lessons, while others were uplifting, plumbing depths we didn't know we had.  It provided us an opportunity to recognize and overcome challenges both new and old.
November 4, 2020
Maple Ridge Farms Team
Just over forty years ago, we stumbled across the promotional products industry, and we’re so glad we did. What a journey it’s been! We’ve been inspired by our peers, made lifelong friendships, given back and grown tremendously. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot of valuable lessons, so we want to share them with you. Read on for five key do’s and five key don’ts to succeed in the industry we call home!
October 15, 2020
Stephanie Bishop, Contributor
How and where we work have an enormous impact on performing our duties, achieving our goals, and creating what each individual, business or organization deems as “success”. Just as in our homes and personal lives, our basic professional needs require accommodation to effectively function, and move forward, unfettered by distractions, annoyances, or negativity. A sort of “feng shui” approach to our workplace can dramatically improve our attitudes and satisfaction and facilitate a successful mindset.
October 8, 2020
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Over Maple Ridge Farms’ 40+ years of business, we’ve become experts in providing stellar service—including extras you may not know that we offer.  One of those hidden gems is individual shipment.  Find out why individual shipping with us is as easy as 1-2-3, and how it can smooth your holiday gift-giving and allow you to focus on building relationships instead of stress over shipping.
September 28, 2020
Jamie Johnson, Sales
The last few months certainly have been uncharted territories for almost everyone.  We can look at this in many ways, but I like to think of it as freedom to be innovative, inspired, and compassionate.  September 17th, 2020 was the first day I traveled for work since March 13th and I can’t express the excitement I felt. To interact and see our customers has often been the main way of connecting and educating. I looked forward to engaging and listening to our customers in a one-on-one setting to take in what all of their challenges and triumphs have been.
September 10, 2020
Maple Ridge Farms Team
The world is an ever-changing place. Fads go in and out, companies adapt, and nothing stays the same for very long. Gourmet food gifts are no different. Customers are less inclined to simply make decisions based on price alone. Instead, they’re looking for an experience, a way to interact with the product beyond consuming it and being done with it. You might be wondering, “How can I accomplish that?” Well, an easy way to do it is with kitting and other custom-designed gifts from Maple Ridge Farms!
August 27, 2020
Krista Polka, CAS, Sales
The time has come again to get those holiday orders placed and taken care of! While some are pushing the holiday season to the back of their mind, and possibly even dreading the mere thought of it, others are taking advantage of placing their orders early. Here are just some of the reasons why: Ordering Early May Mean Significant Discounts

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