Say Cheese! 6 Fun Facts from Maple Ridge Farms for National Dairy Month!

Turophile (too r-uh-fahyl) noun: a connoisseur or lover of cheese.

This definition may be from the Greek for “tyros” (cheese) and “philos” (loving) – but here at Maple Ridge Farms, we know you don’t need to be Greek to truly love cheese.  And not just ours (although it is truly delicious), but all cheese.

As we find ourselves in June, we thought it would be fun to share some “cheesy” facts to celebrate!  Keep reading for 6 interesting tidbits of info that you may not have known about this popular and tasty treat:

 

Build Your Brand: Learn 4 Ways from Game of Thrones

Winter is coming. Are you ready?

As fans of the hit show, Game of Thrones, prepare to return to Westeros and Essos next month, this global pop culture phenomenon’s branding continues to be on point. From the digital landscape to merchandising and beyond, HBO and the show’s creators have yet to stray from the GoT brand’s core.

As season seven kicks off, take a cue from the decision makers behind one of the most popular brands in recent memory.

Apply these lessons learned from the Game of Thrones brand to your own brand, so you can claim the Iron Throne (or achieve another goal. 😉)

It’s a Wrap ~ Part 3! What Makes Maple Ridge Farms Tick? [INFOGRAPH]

Thank you for joining eClaire,  as she checked in with

some of our team to find out what

really happens at the “Farm”!  

We hope you enjoyed a look behind the scenes,

as much as we loved sharing our insights with you! 

Read on to find out what our imprint, production,

and company founder thinks about who we are, and what we do…

 

Part 2! What Makes Maple Ridge Farms Tick? [INFOGRAPH]

     

Listen in as eClaire speaks to some

of our key team members,

and find out what really happens

here on the “Farm”.

Read on to hear their insights:

 

What Makes Maple Ridge Farms Tick? [INFOGRAPH]

We wanted you to get to know us better!

So we had eClaire sit down with key members of the

Maple Ridge Farms team,

and ask them what really happens on the “Farm”. 

Read on to hear their insights:

How to Bring Spring – and Organization – Into Your Office

Spring is here!

When you live in a cold weather climate, the arrival of spring signals a fresh start. While January kicks off the calendar year, spring brings new ideas, big plans and a flurry of activity for you and your business. Business professionals everyone begin digging out from the winter doldrums and piles that have accumulated in their workspaces. Why does winter bring so much stuff?
Whatever the reason, it’s time for spring cleaning, and we’re here to help. You may not realize that we offer a full line of desk accessories to help you organize your space and work more efficiently. The best part? You can snack on the tasty treats included while you’re cleaning and organizing to help fuel your efforts. (Fact: Jelly beans increase your productivity.)

“Do you have a pen?”

It’s amazing how many pens you seem to have until you need one. Our sturdy Pen and Pencil Cups will serve as your go-to when you need to jot down a note, sign off on that order of delicious food gifts or pen a heartfelt thank you note to a deserving colleague. Whether you prefer American beech wood with a hand-rubbed oil finish (pictured above) or high quality faux leather, these writing instrument wranglers will be a welcome addition to any desk.

2 Case Studies: Food Sparks Continuing Education Events

In 2016 US Companies  spent 70.65 billion on continuing education.  The typical US worker receives 53.8 hours of training per year. Continuing education keeps employee’s up to date, skills fresh, and the company marketable.  At these events, you see promo swag galore.  Why?  We know the power of promotional products and how one tangible item will create a more memorable moment for the attendee, and a lasting reminder of the event.  Now tie that event with FOOD and leave them with a tasty thought for years to come!  Chocolate or a protein nut mix at your next seminar will provide instant energy and increase engagement levels.

Embrace the Spirit of March Madness in Your Business

It’s one of our favorite times of the year – March Madness! Sports fans or not, this is when office talk turns to brackets and analytics, match-ups and history, school pride and underdogs.

As a business owner or manager, don’t grumble about lost productivity. Embrace the spirit of March Madness to improve morale, increase productivity and build comradery among your team.

Get your March Madness party started with our Party Starter with Bamboo Cutting Board!

Gourmet Treats: Best Tradeshow Giveaways 2017!

Nothing draws the attention of tradeshow attendees more than the lure of food. Tradeshows can be a marathon event with energy expended walking the show floor and attending a multitude of events. The offer of a small, delicious treat will pull them in and revitalize their energy reserves. Once they’re in your booth, you will enjoy conversing with prospects about what you offer in products and services. You won’t have potential customers passing you by without as much as a glance when you offer them high quality, gourmet food items. And make sure to offer them one to go–having your logo imprinted on the food packaging leaves a lasting impression. When they indulge in the goodie later your company is brought to their mind again.

Smiley face made of chocolate syrup is isolated on a white background

Not to Brag… [INFOGRAPH]

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…but sometimes it’s justified!

Not to brag… but sometimes it’s justified.  Reflecting back on 2016, it occurred to us that we have a lot to celebrate here at Maple Ridge Farms!  So to share our excitement, we put together a short list of fun facts and accomplishments that help establish Maple Ridge Farms as one of the best in the promotional products industry.  Take a look at the info graph below.  Hint: Hover over various topics to explore more details and fun videos!

 

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