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Officer Smiley

I was taking an order today for a police officer who was starting a program of “years of service” pins for his fellow officers. He started speaking about the purpose behind this move, as many customers tend to do, and … Continue reading

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Year End Service Stars

Another year is almost behind us. It’s in these final weeks of the year that we all take stock of what we’ve done, what we’ve seen, who we’ve shared it with. We look over pictures, write out holiday cards, give … Continue reading

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Calorie-Free Gingerbread? You Bet.

We’re crazy here at PinMart. I mean for a specific reason, not that we aren’t a little goofy in general. We’re crazy because we collectively agreed to participate in an office “Biggest Loser” type contest right during the holidays, to … Continue reading

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What Makes for a Good Stocking Stuffer?

When it comes down to it, there are very few surprises left in Christmas.  Most people have Wish Lists where they can keep itemized records of everything they want. Many would prefer to not be surprised with a gift that … Continue reading

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One of the only times quitting is the goal

Typically, for many Americans, there are two times of the year when it’s most likely you’ll try to either give up a bad habit, or pick up a good one: Lent and the New Year. But every year, on the … Continue reading

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You Do What Again?

Sometimes I have to do some explaining when I tell people what I do for a living. Custom lapel pins are so much a part of our daily lives that many people actually need to be reminded of where they … Continue reading

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Enterprise is more than just a starship…

There are many sides to business. The profit side, the charitable side, the community engagement side, the expansion side. And the beautiful thing about all these sides is that in America, free enterprise is the law of the land. And … Continue reading

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A Heaping Helping of Knowledge, Hold the Diabetes

When I think of November, much like December, I think of food. This is normally in conjunction with family, which in my case, normally dovetails anyway, regardless of the time of year. But November is the start of the holiday … Continue reading

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Semper Fi

You’ve heard about James Brown being the hardest working man in show business. But have you heard of the hardest working men and women in the military? Those would be the Marines. Not only were they an organized, recognized fighting … Continue reading

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Citizen Soldiers

I love seeing people stand up straighter, extend a hand to shake, or even open both arms out wide in embrace, when they see a member of the military. In shopping malls, airports, on city streets, these gestures of thanks … Continue reading

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