Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tried and true, versus something new?

This week I posted a question on Twitter asking which has more impact: business cards or lapel pins? The response was pretty evenly divided, with half of folks sticking with the tried and true business card and half considering the … Continue reading

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How do you roll?

I have to admit, this time of year, in Chicago, almost nobody’s car looks like much more than a giant salt lick on wheels, but no matter what time of year it is I always make a point, when I’m … Continue reading

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Shake on It?

I was digging around the internet yesterday looking for interesting tidbits about lapel pins, and (surprisingly) came across something very interesting! Turns out there’s an online campaign going on right now, during the worst flu season in recent history, that … Continue reading

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Crunching the Valentines Day Numbers

Well, I recognize that many consider Valentines Day to be an extremely commercialized holiday, filled with expensive flowers, dinners, and of course those much criticized Valentines Day Cards, so how better to commemorate such a commercialized holiday than to talk … Continue reading

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Call it What You Willl

Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, or even just Paczki Day, no matter what you call it, every year millions of revelers across the world spend this day eating traditional French treats, live music, gaudy beads and lots of festive … Continue reading

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Grammys Banning Lapel Pins?

This weekend is another weekend in the long line of awards shows that happen in the early months of the new year. This weekend it’s the Grammys. Lots of glitz, glamour, music and mayhem, no doubt. But do you know … Continue reading

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Don’t get the Chinese New Year Blues

Well, it’s almost New Years! Chinese New Year, that is. And with that exciting holiday comes a lot of celebration, food, color…. and factory shut downs. Working in the lapel pin industry in February can be a somewhat stressful career … Continue reading

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