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Thank You to our Veterans!

Veterans-Thanks-3NJC Printing would like to give thanks beyond measure to all veterans.

Everyday they make sacrifices, and we can’t even imagine what they must go through on a day to day basis. If they were deployed, they left behind their families, they saw things none of us would ever want to see. They have had to make decisions none of us would ever want to make. They have had to do things none of us would ever want to do.

And to those that stay state side, and  serve our country in different ways, we honor those men and woman as well, because sometimes in the grand scheme of things they may feel overlooked, but every job within the military whether it be big or small is given the same dedication.

So I am sure sometimes hearing thank you might seem like mere words to all of our veterans, but we would like you to know to us they are more than just mere words, they are words that express our gratitude, our appreciation and our respect for what you do.

Thank You!

 

NJC Printing provides quality digital and offset printing to businesses in St. Louis, Missouri and throughout the Midwest. Please visit our website at www.NJCPrint.com to learn more about us or to Request An Estimate.

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Honoring Our Veterans

veteransTomorrow is Veterans Day, an an official United States federal holiday that is observed annually on November 11, honoring people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect). The United States also originally observed Armistice Day; it then evolved into the current Veterans Day holiday in 1954.

On November 11, many Americans observe the day by attending ceremonies and parades that are dedicated to honoring the troops for their service. These often allow veterans to speak about their time in the service and give Americans the opportunity to personally thank veterans for their sacrifice.

To also thank veterans for their service many places such Great Clips is giving anyone who gets a haircut on November 11 will receive a card that a veteran or active-duty military service member can later use for a free haircut; UFC Gyms are giving free gym access to those with military ID and their families from November 11 to 15; Meineke offers free oil changes with military ID on Veterans Day; and national park admission is free for everyone on November 11.

As for free food and drink, these places are offering specials to veterans. Unless otherwise stated, the offers are valid on November 11 only. In all cases, be sure to bring ID with proof of status as a current or former member of the military.

Applebees  Bob Evans  California Pizza Cracker Barrel Denny’s Friendly’s  Golden Corral Hooter’s IHop  IKEA  Little Ceasar’s

Here are other ways to express your gratitude to  veterans and on all other days:

  1. A great way to say “Thank you veterans” is to show up. There are many Veterans Day events – go to one and bring your family.
  2. Seek out opportunities to hire veterans. Unemployment for veterans is higher than average. Yet, veterans are disciplined, hard working and loyal. I’m fortunate to have worked with several young people who joined the military. They were amazing employees.
  3. Because there isn’t enough work for all of the military personnel who have returned home, many of them survive on odd jobs. What do you need done around your house? Post your odd jobs on Hire Patriots and give back to those who have given so much. Plus, you’ll get someone who knows how to get a job done.
  4. Say, “thank you for your service” when you see people in uniform.
  5. Encourage your local schools to have a Veterans Day Discussion.  There’s also a great program called Take a Veteran to School Day that brings Veterans into the classroom to share their experiences.
  6. Pay for lunch, a drink or dessert when you see a military person in a restaurant.
  7. Offer a ride. Many veterans don’t have transportation to and from their medical appointments at VA Hospitals. You can volunteer as a van driver for Disabled American Veterans.
  8. Support our troops by supporting families who have a member deployed. The families are often forgotten. Thank them for their sacrifices. Offer to help them around the house. Babysit. Let them know you recognize their sacrifice and ask how you can help.
  9. Volunteer or donate to a nonprofit that supports veterans.
  10. Surprise a veteran by raking his/her leaves, washing their car, or something else.

NJC Printing would like to thank all military personnel for their service.

NJC Printing provides quality digital and offset printing to businesses in St. Louis, Missouri and throughout the Midwest. Please visit our website at www.NJCPrint.com to learn more about us or to Request An Estimate.

Trick-or-Treating …Safe and Fun for Everyone!

 

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With Halloween trick-or-treating taking place this weekend, we thought this would be a good idea to share some good tips to make sure everyone has a safe and fun time.

  1. Children under 12 should trick-or-treat and cross streets with an adult. Older kids should stay in groups and let parents know where they are going.
  2. Use (non-toxic) face paint or makeup instead of masks, which may block vision.  If wearing a mask make sure it fits well, and avoid wearing it while you are walking.
  3. Make it easier to be seen. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers. Use flashlights and glow sticks.
  4. Only go to homes with a porch light. Never enter a strangers home or car for treats.
  5. Cross at crosswalks, make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Watch for cars in driveways, do not cross between parked cars. Walk on sidewalks or paths.
  6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Keep heads up, walk don’t run.  Never dart out into the street, avoid running through yards and alleys.
  7. Adults put electronic devices down, remember this night is for children, and if you are not focused on them, bad things can happen. Only takes a second.
  8. Do not eat your goodies until a responsible adult has given their okay. Eat only factory wrapped candy, avoid home treats and unwrapped or suspicious items.

Tips for Parents and Homeowners:

  1. Young children should be with an adult
  2. Older children should know how to reach you in an emergency.
  3. Always know where your child is going and have a predetermined time when they should return home.
  4. Clear your yard of items such as hoses, rakes, toys, leashes, etc, to avoid accidental tripping.
  5. Avoid lighting your lanterns or pumpkins with a real flame.
  6. If using candles keep your walkways and porches clear.

On a more serious note:

  1. Know what other activities your children may be attending, such as parties, school or mall functions, If they are going to be at friends home, get phone number and meet parents.
  2. Explain to children of all ages the difference between harmless tricks and destructive vandalism. Remind them that clean up and damages can ruin Halloween for everyone. And if caught vandalizing they will be held accountable.
  3. Some people think its okay to hurt animals (cats) on this night. Explain to your children  that animal cruelty of any kind is not acceptable and punishable by law.
  4. Make sure that your kids stay away from house that are not well lit, do not go into a home they do not know, get into a car, or go anywhere with a stranger.  
  5. Tell your children what to do if someone confronts them: scream as loud as they can to draw attention and to run away as fast as they can to someplace safe.

NJC Printing would like everyone to have a safe and fun time this weekend. Please print these tips out share with your children and others.

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NJC Printing provides quality digital and offset printing to businesses in St. Louis, Missouri and throughout the Midwest. Please visit our website at www.NJCPrint.com to learn more about us or to Request An Estimate.

Unlimited Vacation…..Are You Kidding!!!!

19-21_tnI know what you’re thinking—”Unlimited vacation?! I won’t have any employees in the office, ever!” Okay, now here’s the flip side: unlimited vacation is scientifically proven to improve efficiency, creativity and workplace environment. More and more companies are joining the one percent of companies, like Netflix and Virgin Group, who offer unlimited vacation to their full employee base. Not only does an unlimited vacation policy improve happiness, but it saves your company money. If you’re worried about the bottom line, then you’ll be happy to hear that employees are less likely to take work off with an unlimited vacation policy. But, it’s the offer, the possibility, the opportunity that’s important to employees.

Boosts morale—Want an amazing culture that most companies envy? Offer unlimited vacation. Workplaces become reinvigorated after employees take time off and truly disconnect, no matter how hard it may be. Unlimited vacation also means something different to every employee—an entry-level 24-year-old may want to go backpacking in Europe, while a 38-year-old father may want to go to every single one of his daughter’s little league softball games. The ability for them to customize their vacation is important and boosts happiness.

Best recruiting tool—Blow your recruiting competition out of the water by offering an unlimited vacation policy. Especially for millennial job seekers, benefits have become an important negotiating and decision-making tool. Recruiting and retaining the best talent will craft a high performance culture. This will jump start your company into hyper-growth mode.

More connected teams—An unlimited vacation policy re-energizes all employees because happiness spreads positivity. If even one employee goes on a vacation, they boost the atmosphere and bring new, fresh ideas to each team meeting.

NJC Printing provides quality digital and offset printing to businesses in St. Louis, Missouri and throughout the Midwest. Please visit our website at www.NJCPrint.com to learn more about us or to Request An Estimate.

June 25th…National Strawberry Parfait Day

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I think if you are going to start or end any day, this is what you should be thinking about..am I right!!! Granted you may have missed the Strawberry Festival in Kimmswick, MO a few weeks ago. I am betting though you could find some delicious strawberries at your local grocer or even at the Soulard Farmers Market held every weekend.

Of course National Strawberry Parfait Day is an “unofficial” National holiday, but when you think about it, something this good doesn’t really have to be official to enjoy. recipeThis day is observed annually on June 25. If you want to share this fabulous refreshing dessert with your family, here is a great recipe to enjoy.

 

 

NJC Printing provides quality digital and offset printing to businesses in St. Louis, Missouri and throughout the Midwest. Please visit our website at www.NJCPrint.com to learn more about us or to Request An Estimate.

3 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day ….Reduce…..Reuse….Recycle….

earth_day_2015April 22, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a worldwide event founded to educate the public about global warming and inspire appreciation toward the environment. Your company can take simple, little steps to help the environment. Not only will you be cutting your waste and carbon emissions, it’s great press coverage to launch environmental initiatives. Here are three simple ways to start sustainable programs at work:

Determine energy consumption— Before you launch green initiatives, you first need to determine your company’s energy consumption. Use the EPA’s Energy Star program to help you gauge energy use. This will then help you decide which green programs will be most beneficial for your company.

Alternative transportation— Cut down on greenhouse gases by encouraging your employees to carpool and bike to work. Use incentives, like gift cards, to inspire the most participation in carpooling and biking. Also, make sure to install a bike rack or retrofit a bike room so your employees feel safe leaving their bike during the workday.

Recycling— Rethink your company’s waste management by enrolling in a local recycling program. Educate the management and employees by distributing lists of what can be recycled. Lastly, make sure recycling bins are easily visible and accessible.

NJC Printing provides quality digital and offset printing to businesses in St. Louis, Missouri and throughout the Midwest. Please visit our website at www.NJCPrint.com to learn more about us or to Request An Estimate.

A Checklist of New Year’s Resolutions for Businesses

New_Years_ResolutionsWe usually think of personal goals for new years resolutions, but resolutions can also apply to businesses. The New Year is a great way to reflect on your company’s strengths and weaknesses. How can you improve? Whether it is more vacation time or revamping your company’s social media strategy, there’s always something that can be done. Here’s a checklist of resolutions that may apply to your company:

Be SEO-savvy—Become more knowledgeable with search engine optimization strategies. Does your company have an SEO strategy? Learn more about the process behind SEO to keep up-to-date.

Revamp your social media—Ask yourself: what is your company’s presence on social media? Which platforms do you need to be on? Make an effort to drive more traffic from social media to your company website and create more engagement.

Take time off—Vacation time is essential to staying fresh and creatively problem solve. Let your brain take a break by treating yourself to time off. Extend the gesture to your employees. Create a resolution to increase vacation time.

Update your technology—Whether it is updating computer monitors or buying more comfortable office chairs, assess where your company is lacking in resources. What do your employees need to get their jobs done?

Add a feature to products—Benefit your customers by making a resolution to add a new feature to your product this year. Make it a goal to enhance your customers’ experience with your products and services.

NJC Printing provides quality digital and offset printing to businesses in St. Louis, Missouri and throughout the Midwest. Please visit our website at www.NJCPrint.com to learn more about us or to Request An Estimate.

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