Monthly Archives: March 2012

Which is My Bread and Butter Plate?

Wedding Etiquette: Which is My Bread and Butter Plate?

Bread as a particular symbol and food in general, becomes, in its sharing the actual bond which unites us” – Margaret Visser

As the wedding season begins, Southworth Paper has beautiful templates to create wonderful wedding programs to keep guests informed. But when you sit down at a wedding reception, do you know which plate to use for your roll?

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The Power of Employee Recognition

The Power of Employee Recognition

No doubt – it’s been a difficult economic environment over the past several years. Businesses have been forced to make some hard decisions. Employees have had to weather the uncertainty of job security. Unemployment rates have remained high, and the competition for any jobs that are available is fierce. The result that this has on everyone in the work force is great. As employees, we ask ourselves questions like: Am I a valued employee? Is my position necessary? What does my future look like? How do I stack up against others in my field or organization? Will I have a job 6 months from now? The psychological impact can be devastating, leading to self-doubt and low self-esteem.

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Irish Wine or Green Beer?

Irish Wine or Green Beer? Consult the Experts

May I start out by saying “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” to all. I may not be Irish but I never turn down an excuse for a party. Besides, everyone’s Irish on St. Paddy’s Day. So I will don my favorite (only) green sweater for the occasion and if the weather cooperates, I might even join the throngs along the parade route. But what I really look forward to is our annual corned beef dinner shared with family and friends.

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Business Cards That Work

Business Cards That Work

It’s just a little bit of paper… just two inches high by three inches wide, just an unassuming piece of paper with a name and a phone number on it….so why is it so important?

Because it’s your business card! Oftentimes, it is one of the first impressions that is made about you and/or your company, and you will want it to be a good one!

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Why Your Professional Image Matters

Spruce Up Your Personal Packaging: Why Your Professional Image Matters

Do you remember the scene in the movie “In Pursuit of Happyness” with actor Will Smith when he arrives for his panel interview in a paint-stained work pants and wrinkled shirt? He had unfortunately been arrested the day before for not paying parking tickets and spent the night in jail. Dirty, weary, but determined, the character Christopher Gardner pulls himself together and presents himself to the hiring panel for consideration in the Dean Witter stockbroker internship program.

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