Why Craftsmanship is Still Important in Printing
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Why Craftsmanship is Still Important in Printing

Browsing catalogs that came in the mail was one of my favorite parts of the holidays when I was a kid. I would look at the pictures and read about this season’s new gadgets and toys and yell “Mom, I want that!” I realize now from working in marketing as an adult that a great...

Sustainability and Paper Production
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Sustainability and Paper Production

“Save a tree. Do not print this email.” There are lots of reasons to avoid printing a document, but the “save a tree” approach isn’t one of them. Paper is one of the most sustainable products on earth. Paper is made from wood, a natural resource that is renewable and recyclable. Paper can be recycled...

What Does It Mean to be a Pioneer?
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What Does It Mean to be a Pioneer?

          I recently received the Pioneer of Direct Marketing Award from the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association. My first thought, “This really is about everyone at NextPage.” My next thought, “Are they saying I’m old?” I love words and I love the Dictionary. Whenever I wonder what a word really means, I...

2015 World Series Lessons In Life and Business
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2015 World Series Lessons In Life and Business

Living in Kansas City you have no choice but to be awestruck and beam with pride over our baseball team. The Royals defied odd after odd, destroyed one statistic after another and kept doing what they do best to bring home the 2015 World Series Commissioner’s Trophy. The team is exactly that, a TEAM. They worked...

Nonprofit partner spotlight on Operation Breakthrough
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Nonprofit partner spotlight on Operation Breakthrough

Here at NextPage we are always looking for opportunities to give back to our community. For over 40 years a small non-profit organization called Operation Breakthrough has gone above and beyond when it comes to giving back to the community. Their sole purpose is helping children who live in poverty develop to their fullest potential...

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Remove Internal Roadblocks at Your Company part 2

This is the second in a two part series about “silos” within organizations and how to eliminate them for the greater good. I love this quote from Karyn Greenstreet, President, The Success Alliance: “ It’s not just about how sales and marketing treats the customer, it’s about how customer service, tech support and even the cleaning staff...

Remove Internal Roadblocks at Your Company
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Remove Internal Roadblocks at Your Company

A recent article in our Connect magazine talked about the negative effect that “Silos” can have on a business.  Patrick Lencioni President of The Table Group summed it up well. “Silos are nothing more than the barriers that exist between departments within an organization, causing people who are supposed to be on the same team...

Newcomer’s Reactions to Our First Internship
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Newcomer’s Reactions to Our First Internship

When graduation approaches, college students are eager to put all they have learned to good use. It is imperative they come out of school ready to take on a job in the “real world.” Internships are a wise option for students looking to gain experience and familiarity with the way their industry works before they...

Are Your Customers Satisfied or Delighted?
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Are Your Customers Satisfied or Delighted?

When it comes to creating the perfect business model, the best is one that not only understands the changing needs of today’s customers, but continually provides goods and/or services that exceed their expectations. Research shows that customers stay loyal to a brand when they are delighted with its offering – not just when they are satisfied. Customers are satisfied when brands deliver what’s promised. They are delighted...

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