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Why buy your printing local?

Why Buy Your Printing Local Yes, there are online deals for printing, but stop and "think local" about where your money is going... Although many of my printing clients are national, I have a large market share of local (West Chester, Exton and Chester County)...

Networking Fun at Blue Dog!

Networking Fun At Blue Dog On March 19th, 2015, Blue Dog Printing & Design hosted a Business After Business event with the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce. New connections were made and new products were introduced to the business community. As always, attendees...

What Being a Mom Means to Me

What Being A Mom Means To Me FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER, I have loved kids. Babies, 2-year olds, 4-year olds, 8-year olds. I spent my younger years babysitting, and even after I was engaged, I still took babysitting jobs because I just loved taking care of kids....

Keeping It Fresh

Keeping It Fresh Being with the same spouse for 25 years can make it challenging to keep the relationship fresh. WORKING with that spouse for over 10 years adds even more to the challenge. Yes, I remember the days of getting flowers “just because,” but only because I...

The Great Juggling Act

The Great Juggling Act When people get to know me, they often ask “When do you sleep?” Through my own choices, I take on a lot of responsibilities. I have a problem saying “No.” I also feel that nobody else can “do it” the way I can, so I can’t delegate some of my...

Recipes for Successful Events

Recipes For Successful Events As my husband will attest to, I’m not the worlds’ greatest cook. Just ask his college roommates…I set off their smoke alarm more times than I care to remember (I SWEAR something was wrong with that oven!). This year for my father’s...

Life’s Simple Rules

Life's Simple Rules I HEAR MYSELF SAYING to my daughter the very same things my mother always said to me (although I PROMISE to never say “turn that music down!”). To this day, my mother reminds me to put toilet paper down in a public restroom and to watch her purse...

We Love Non-Profits!

We Love Non-Profits! I have been in business for 20 years. Shortly after forming my first company, I realized how important it is to stand out in the community, and that by giving back we are rewarded in so many ways. In 2003, my husband and I formed Blue Dog Printing...

Take a Seat – Getting Creative

Take a Seat - Getting Creative In August of 2014, I met with someone from IFDA Philadelphia asking about printing invitations for an event that their non-profit organization was holding in October, called "Take A Seat". During the discussion, I became inspired to do...

The Top Dog

The Top Dog   Over the past 20 years as a married couple (13 of them spent working together), we are often told that we balance each other out. The balance between risk-taker (me) and over-analyzer (Bill) has kept us going as a business, and as a family, for the...

Promotional Product Power

Promotional Product Power It can sometimes be tough to find the right promotional item for your company. Here are a few suggestions: Think about where members of your target audience make decisions about using your product or service. If you go after executives in...

Paperless World

A Paperless World You might find it strange that I'm writing a blog about a paperless world when I'm in the printing business. But let's face it, a completely paperless world is not feasible. I don't know about you, but unless I write it down, or have something...

Blue Is The New Green

Blue Is The New Green HERE IS THE PROBLEM: You want your organization to be environmentally conscious, but you still need to get your message out. You have tried going the mass e-mail route, unfortunately, it is just not effective. Think about the number of e-mails...

Let’s Talk Paper!

Let's Talk Paper People rarely realize just how many paper choices there are and what each type is typically used for. I've attempted here to narrow it down so that you know what you're talking about when requesting a quote. In order to sound like an expert, make sure...

I Simply Remember My Favorite Things

I Simply Remember My Favorite Things This past Christmas, I spent the holiday week with my husband, daughter, mother, sister, brother-in-law and nephews. As we ate breakfast on Christmas morning, I went around the table and asked each person to recall their all-time...

How Do You Give Thanks?

How Do You Give Thanks? “Our sales are through the roof!" It has been a long time since I have heard any one express these sentiments. In fact, over the past few years, I've heard the opposite (although it seems to be picking up now!). Revenue is down. Unemployment is...

We Love Non-Profits!

I have been in business for close to 20 years. Shortly after forming my first company, I realized how important it is to stand out in the community, and that by giving back we are rewarded in so many ways. In 2005, my husband and I formed Blue Dog Printing &...

Why So Blue?

Why So Blue I had been married for 3 years in 1999. Bill and I had just bought our first house and went to the Chester County SPCA to adopt our first dog. There were many Pit Bulls and Rotweilers, but quitely seated among them was a dog that really stood out...because...

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