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The Art of Corporate Gift Giving to Clients

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Gift giving seems fairly straightforward on the surface: Pick out something special Give it to someone special Good feelings abound However, as anyone who’s ever tried to select a gift for a hard-to-please individual knows, the gift-choosing part is much easier said than done. Factor in the concept of giving a gift to a client and the challenges involved grow ... Read More »

Mastering the Knack of Corporate Gift Giving to Employees

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Good employees are hard to find. They’re even harder to keep, as evidenced by rising turnover rates throughout the country. Just how high? Industry-wide voluntary turnover rates approached 12 percent in 2015, according to data shared by Compensation Force. Why does it matter so much? Let’s take a closer look at why high turnover rates are troubling, along with highlighting ... Read More »

Embracing the Concept of Corporate Gift Giving to Suppliers & Vendors

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The words “corporate gifts” usually brings to mind thoughts of customers and clients. But they’re far from the only ones who help keep your business in the black. One oft-overlooked group of business associates worthy of equal appreciation? Vendors and suppliers. Let’s take a closer look at why vendors and corporate gifts are a perfect match, along with highlighting some ... Read More »

Award-winning BBQ from The Shed in Mississippi Is Shipping Nationwide!

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If you can’t get fed at The Shed in southern Mississippi anytime soon, we’ve got you covered—they’re now shipping their award-winning BBQ nationwide, so you can be a ShedHed in your own home or backyard! Outright winners of the coveted Memphis in May BBQ Championships in 2015, brother and sister co-owners Brad Orrison and Brooke Lewis have been earning the ... Read More »

Six Tips for Spicing Things Up this Grilling Season

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By July we’re already midway through prime grilling season. And while many people spend the entire long cold winter anxiously awaiting summer nights of chilling and grilling, many home cooks run out of steam when it comes to deciding what to cook right around now. Read on for six tips aimed at helping you keep things fresh and exciting well ... Read More »

Halfway to the Holidays: Why Now Is the Right Time to Assess Your Corporate Gift Giving Strategies

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While the holiday season may seem like an eternity away, it will be here before you know it. Wouldn’t you like to be ahead of the game this year when it comes to your corporate gift giving plans? Unfortunately, too many companies fail to get out in front of their corporate gift giving. The result? Disjointed, shoddy, and less-than-adequate outcomes ... Read More »

Expert Interview Series: Julia M. Usher of JuliaUsher.com About Sugar Artistry

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Julia M. Usher is a world-renowned sugar artist, culinary instructor, and cookbook author who has created two books, 13 ebooks, an app, hundreds of video tutorials, and Cookie Connection, the world’s largest online community – all centered around cookie decorating. Recently, Julia took some time to talk to us about her sweet tooth and some of her exquisite works of ... Read More »

Celebrate Summer with Seafood

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We’ve all heard the expression, “There’s a lot of fish in the sea,” but how often do we take this sentiment at face value when it comes to menu planning? Perhaps not enough. There’s no better time to enjoy the extraordinary bounty offered up by American seas than during the lazy, hazy days of summer. Let’s take a closer look ... Read More »

Yankee Doodle in a Kettle: The History of Chowder

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Writer Joseph C. Lincoln once hailed New England clam chowder as “Yankee Doodle in a Kettle.” And with good reason: chowder, AKA “chowdah,” is a beloved New England soup staple which has been enjoyed for generations. Let’s take a trip back in time through the history of chowder, while highlighting a few ways to enjoy this classic meal, along with ... Read More »

Giving 101: An Overview of the Psychology of Giving Gifts

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Gift giving is a ritual in modern society and has been for thousands of years, but have you ever given any thought into why we give gifts? Sure, it’s often out of a sense of obligation, but there are many other factors in play. And, what about that whole “‘Tis better to give than to receive” thing? Does it really ... Read More »