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A History of Excellence Captured in Plaques: Quentin Van Essen

Posted by Gail Walton on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 @ 04:25 PM

Quentin Van Essen is the Executive Director of Admissions for Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Van Essen earned his Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Dordt in 1970 and earned his Master's degree in School Counseling from St. Cloud State University in 1978.

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Tags: Customer profile, Wood Plaques, Achievements, Magazine Articles, Business

Paul Mitchell The School, 1 Plaque For Every Wall

Posted by Gail Walton on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 @ 03:42 PM

One of our customers that has been working with us for a long time, since the early 1990's in fact, also happens to be one of our largest and well-known customers. Paul Mitchell Schools has been featured in the news and magazines more times than even we can remember.

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Tags: Magazine Articles, Business, Corporate

Hearing bells? Wedding bells? Plan ahead to keep the blues away.

Posted by Gail Walton on Fri, Mar 02, 2012 @ 03:32 PM

When should you send out your wedding invitations?

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How to throw an office party on a friendly budget. (part 2)

Posted by Gail Walton on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 @ 04:49 PM

If you missed the first installment: How to throw a company party and show off some of your achievements you can read it here.

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Question: What do Beyonce, Warren Buffett and KFC have in common?

Posted by Gail Walton on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 @ 12:17 PM

When is it ok to "name drop"?  Probably never.  But sometimes a companies gotta do what a companies gotta do.   

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Why Woodchucks (aka Groundhogs) make lousy frame and plaque buyers?

Posted by Gail Walton on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 @ 03:35 PM

Why do Woodchucks make lousy frame and plaque buyers?

  1. A lack of quality articles on your typical Woodchuck except on February 2nd.
  2. Not much wall space in the burrow.
  3. Hibernation makes the time looking at the plaque reduced (unless he sees his shadow on February 2.)
  4. A tendency to eat wood meaning he would probably munch on the frame or plaque for a snack.
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What happens to "Wedding Invitations" after the big day?

Posted by Gail Walton on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 @ 09:37 AM

Prior to the invention of the Printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1447, weddings in England were typically announced by means of a Town crier: a gentleman who would walk through the streets announcing in a loud voice the news of the day. Traditionally, anyone within earshot became part of the celebration.

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History of Framing: The art of the frame

Posted by Gail Walton on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 @ 01:56 PM

One of the earliest frame examples was a discovery made in an Egyptian tomb dating back to 2nd century A.D. in which a fayum mummy portrait was discovered at Hawara still within its wooden frame. This finding suggests the mummy portraits may have been hung in the owners' homes prior to inclusion within the funerary equipment.[7] The portrait and its frame were most likely preserved by the desert climate, according to frame historian and installation expert Marilyn Murdoch explained in a historical talk to museum docents.

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Corporate businesses and sales companies how to get Fit in 2012?

Posted by Gail Walton on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 @ 02:51 PM

Well, it's that time of the year. People are looking at losing weight. Bosses are reviewing the past year. We're all thinking about for the upcoming 2012 year.

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How to plan a Company Party and show off some of your achievements!

Posted by Gail Walton on Wed, Nov 30, 2011 @ 03:27 PM

First, decide what you objective is in throwing this party? It should be to create goodwill.

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