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CPSC Recalls 242,000 Children's Water Bottles
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Tuesday announced the recall of 242,500 children's water bottles manufactured by Brita. According to the official recall notice, Brita received 35 reports of broken or cracked lids, though no injuries were reported. The... more »
 
GM Dealers Urged to Stop Offering Promotional Keytags
From Auto Evolution
A report published recently by AutomotiveNews informs that General Motors has recently told its U.S. dealers to stop putting promotional tags on the keys of new and old vehicles to minimize the chances of moving the ignition key out of... more »
 
PPAI Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the not-for-profit association serving more than 10,800 corporate members of the $19.8 billion promotional products industry, recently announced Fran Ford, CAS, and Paul Kiewiet, MAS+, as the 2015 PPAI Hall of Fame inductees. Induction ceremonies... more »
 
The Vernon Company Adds Allen-Johnson as Account Executive
PM082014_VernonCo_AllenJohnson   The Vernon Company, Newton, Iowa, recently announced the addition of Kimberly Allen-Johnson as account executive for its Western region. She is a promotional products-industry veteran and former owner of Island Imprints, Fresno, Calif.... more »
 
This Cup Tells You How Many Calories You're Drinking
From Fast Company
If you're looking to lose weight, or just want to be more conscious what you're drinking, here's a new option: an intelligent cup called Vessyl. It claims to tell you exactly what's in your cup, measures the number of calories... more »
 
Five Work-from-home Tips That Apply to Office Life
From Lifehacker
Most people don't get to work from home. Those that do find it can be a double-edged sword. More freedom means more responsibility, after all. Even if you don't work from home, here are some lessons learned from the other... more »
 
Product Of The Day: TOOTSIE POPS
 
Tootsie Pop. Includes a one standard color imprint.   How many licks does it take to get to the center of A La Carte's Tootsie Pops? The world may never kn... Wait, what? Someone on the Internet tested it and found out it takes 850? Man, that Mr. Owl was such a charlatan.
 

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My Very Personal Connection to the ALS Challenge
Aug 19, 2014
Rosalie Marcus  
By Rosalie Marcus
You’ve probably seen the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge all over social media and TV. Perhaps you’ve taken it. For me, it had special meaning and a very personal connection. My older brother Martin, a natural athlete, prolific writer, creative thinker, baseball aficionado—and the bravest person I’ve ever known; lost a courageous battle to ALS. So, while I generally shy away from fads, I happily took the challenge and donated money to ALS as well.... more »

When Will It Happen? (Ask “When” Three Times) Part 5 of “Get Curious About Your Business”
Aug 14, 2014
Paul  Kiewiet  
By Paul Kiewiet
Time. It’s here and it’s gone. There are lots of clichés about time and there ain’t no time like the present. So let’s get going. And let’s get growing. Ask yourself “When” at least three times.... more »
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