Best summer promotional products for your event

Our summer promotional products start flying out the door this time of year. We personalize thousands of items each month for big corporate picnics and small backyard BBQs. Our low minimum order quantities and affordable prices make promotional products a big hit at every summer event! Many of the items we offer, such as custom…

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Breast cancer awareness ideas for work

Good things happen when people come together to help others. This is evident each October when companies across the U.S. get a little crazy — and very pink — for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a result of their efforts, more lives are being saved each year. “We believe it is important to create awareness…

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Get R.E.A.L.: Students learn to make responsible choices

How do you teach young kids to make good choices and live responsible lives? You Get R.E.A.L.!, that’s how. Coldwater (Ohio) Exempted Village Schools today completed its annual Get Responsible Enough About Life! Week for fifth- through eighth-graders. The program is a character-building campaign that was first held at the middle school in the spring of 1998. Kids…

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Recycle your attitude about Earth Day

Millions of Americans will attend parades and post thousands of Earth Day ideas on Facebook. Well, that’s a lie, but I want to make a point. Earth Day isn’t a big deal for most of us. An E-Day discount at the coffee shop on April 22 may be our only reminder of its existence. Why is there no fanfare for Earth…

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Lots for Soldiers assists veterans with American Dream

A small Ohio group called Lots for Soldiers is helping local veterans obtain home ownership. The nonprofit organization based in Celina, Ohio, was formed in 2014 to provide support and services to current and former members of all branches of the U.S. military. The program is not needs-based; its focus is giving thanks to those who’ve served their country. How it…

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A lesson on the gift of giving

Most of us this week are thinking about parties and the gifts we still need to buy and wrap for Christmas. But something else keeps popping into my head. It’s the face of a young mother I recently met who wasn’t focused on Christmas gatherings and presents. She was thinking about survival. A chance meeting About a week ago our employees donated…

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The last breast cancer story

I wish this was the last breast cancer article ever written. I wish scientists would find a cure that left the topic too boring to write about. I wish we’d never again read about the symptoms that make us fear our imperfect bodies. I make these wishes every October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month when there’s no shortage of articles on the subject.  Don’t get me wrong….

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My Hope Chest inspires cancer warriors

Breast cancer is cruel and medical costs can make it even more terrifying. Thank God for an organization called My Hope Chest, a unique, non-profit group that helps fund breast reconstruction surgery for cancer survivors with little or no insurance. Nearly 22,000 women each year lose one or both breasts to cancer. Many are uninsured or under-insured and unable…

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9 facts to know about Memorial Day

Most Americans celebrate Memorial Day with cook-outs and a three-day weekend. The official government holiday honors those who died for our country. But how did it begin? David W. Blight, a history professor and author of a New York Times op-ed, “Forgetting Why We Remember,”  said Memorial Day had a simple start. “At the end of the Civil War (1861-1865), Americans…

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Backpack Brigade feeds hungry students

Each Friday a dozen volunteers lovingly fill hundreds of bags with food for at-risk children in Seattle, Wash. The Backpack Brigade, as the project is called, feeds nearly 400 homeless or displaced youngsters in grades K-12 who have little if anything to eat on weekends when schools are closed. Many of the students rely solely on the free breakfasts and…

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