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Happy Left Hander's Day!

by Krista
13. August 2014 10:29
Krista

Today we celebrate 10% of the population, the right brained, the odd men/women out: the lefties! They may be oddballs but they do have a special day dedicated to them.

We decided to poll some of our left-handed Baudvillians to find out the good, bad, and the ugly things that come with being a leftie.
Here's what they said…

Good:
• We're unique.
• Lefties are better at adapting to situations, since we have been asked to since school-age.
• We are right-brained, so we are always in our right frame of mind!
• In sports we have an advantage. Left handed batters and pitchers are sought after in baseball.
• We are better artists and more creative.
• We have our own day (Left Hander's Day)!
• We have a different outlook on life: we see, hear, and interpret things differently.
• Lefties are just COOL.

Bad:
• Writing with pencil. When we go across the page, our hand smudges all the graphite. (Erasable ink was the same way).
• We have to use our non-dominant hand during thumb wars (the battle of bravery, agility, and strength).
• Bumping elbows while eating alongside someone (the feared chicken wing).
• My mouse on my desktop actually makes my wrist hurt. So I switched it to the left side, but then when someone comes to my desk, they always complain about my mouse being on the wrong side.
• My hand-writing is not beautiful, I purposely write in all caps to make it legible.

Ugly:
• Writing in spiral notebooks is painful.
• Can openers and scissors make my hands ache!
• I dislike when people say, "You are using the 'wrong' hand."
• Those AWFUL desks causing lefties to either sit awkwardly or curve their wrist in an unnatural fashion.
• Being tormented by others for being left-handed (the devil's hand).

If you're a left hander, you can probably relate to many of these comments, but we hope all the good outweighs the bad and ugly. Happy Left Hander's Day to all of you unique, right-brained, cool cats out there! Enjoy your special day!


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Krista is the 'ville's Web Marketing Coordinator. She came to us in 2012 as part of our stellar Sales team. Using her experience with Baudville customers, she helps create an online experience we're sure you will enjoy! Being the chatterbox she is, she truly misses talking with all of you so don't be shy and drop her a line!

Happy Birthday to IDville!

by Falon
5. August 2014 10:58
Falon

IDville, affectionately known as Baudville's little brother, is growing up. Today he celebrates his 12th birthday… He's officially a pre-teen, or tween, as the kids nowadays prefer to be called.

Just like other 12-year-olds, IDville is coming into his own. He's finding out what he's really good at: providing companies with simple solutions to create and print their ID cards in house. He's branching out and trying new things with his growing confidence: all-encompassing meeting supplies, school visitor security solutions, and completely customizable office signage. And just like his big sister, Baudville, he values stellar customer service, quick turnaround, and lifetime software support.

We're so proud of IDville - have you met him yet? If not, you should. At least give him a happy birthday shout out on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter! Happy birthday, Bro!

 

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As a team member since 2005, Falon has worn just about every hat the 'ville has to offer. She's seen both sides of working life — as an employee and as a manager — so if it sounds like she knows what she's talking about, we're pretty sure that's why. When she's not juggling between the IDville and Baudville brands, she's been known to whip up a mean diorama - just like that!

Congratulations to our July Facebook Contest Winner!

by Krista
1. August 2014 13:53
Krista

Our Show Us What You've Got Summer Facebook contest wrapped up yesterday. July's winner was the Van Andel Institute, a local company based in Grand Rapids, MI, that uses biomedical research to improve the lives of many people struggling with illnesses such as cancer and Parkinson's disease.

We are so happy that Angie entered her team's photo in our Facebook contest! Her team loves Baudville products because they are fun and encourage them to thank and celebrate their team members. They ordered our new Hashtag Team Shirts™ for their team conference and they were a huge hit!

 Last month's winner received a $250 target gift card and $250 in Baudville bucks. The team at the Van Andel Institute decided on a $10 Starbucks gift card for each of their team members and $350 Baudville bucks to help them start a recognition program. We are happy to give them some cash to help them get a head start!

We hope they enjoy their coffee and Baudville swag! Thank you to everyone for participating in our Facebook contest—and cheers to the winners!

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Krista is the 'ville's Web Marketing Coordinator. She came to us in 2012 as part of our stellar Sales team. Using her experience with Baudville customers, she helps create an online experience we're sure you will enjoy! Being the chatterbox she is, she truly misses talking with all of you so don't be shy and drop her a line!

There is still time to enter our summer Facebook contest! Enter today and win!

by Krista
17. July 2014 09:49
KristaDon't forget, our Facebook contest is still running through the month of July! Our June winner raked in the goods. They received a $250 Target gift card, $200 Baudville bucks and a Baudville package valued at $50, what a steal!

Take a photo of your team using Baudville product, fill out our contest entry form and get as many likes as possible on your Facebook photo that will be available on our page. Remember, if your entry didn't win in June, you can reenter this month and try again!

The more creative you get with your photos, the more creative the prize will be. There is still time, send your Facebook entry and "like" away!



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Krista is the 'ville's Web Marketing Coordinator. She came to us in 2012 as part of our stellar Sales team. Using her experience with Baudville customers, she helps create an online experience we're sure you will enjoy! Being the chatterbox she is, she truly misses talking with all of you so don't be shy and drop her a line!

Bring More RSVPs to Your Inbox for Your Next Company Event!

by Allison
14. July 2014 08:54
Allison

Over the next couple of months, companies and their employees will be hitting beaches, theme parks, stadiums, and pavilions for their summer team events. Is your company one of them? Are you struggling to get excitement and participation for your event?

Months back, we surveyed a large group of our customers, and what they told us is that this was a major pain point: they just couldn’t get the enthusiasm for or attendance at their appreciation events. In response, we created an Idea Genie article with great tips on how to remedy the situation. Sound like something you could use? Read the article here!

This is a hot topic for summer, but we know you have more on your minds, too. In total, we created 10 Idea Genie articles to address your top workplace issues. Read about them all in this newsletter article.  

Now, go out there at create some summer team event fever!    



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Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She's been writing for Baudville for five years and has worked in a variety of business settings for 20 years. Before becoming a professional writer 13 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She's what we call a true believer!

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