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5 Fun Facts About Cause Awareness Ribbons

August 2nd, 2019

Could there be a more effective way to convey support and awareness than through the simple display of an inexpensive ribbon tied to a car, tree, or telephone pole? Doubtful. Although colorful and bright, more often than not; Cause Awareness Ribbons represent a struggle, a fight, or void. The very…

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Vernon Hires Miller and Patton as Regional Managers

January 22nd, 2019

NEWTON, IA - The Vernon Company is pleased to announce that it recently hired Jack Miller as its Western Region Sales Manager and Pat Patton as its Eastern Region Sales Manager. While integrated into the sales management team, both Miller and Patton work with Vernon’s top account executives and help…

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Brand colors matter more than you might think.

January 18th, 2019

Consumers make subconscious decisions about products and brands based on color, so be sure you are making conscious color decisions on behalf of your business. Did you give your brand a personality when you gave it a color? In the same way that a parent names a child, companies name…

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2019 Color of the Year

January 4th, 2019

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living…

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Set and Achieve Your 2019 Business Goals

December 20th, 2018

Goal-setting is important for every company or organization in every stage of business, regardless of size. If you are not setting goals for yourself, your company and your employees (if you have them), it is easy to become stagnant in your business, and stagnancy is often the beginning stage of…

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Vernon Employees Make a BIG Difference in a Small Amount of Time

December 7th, 2018

51 Vernon employees packaged 21,168 meals in just 1.75 hours this holiday season to help in the fight against hunger. Meals from the Heartland is a nonprofit organization made up of volunteers from businesses, schools, churches, community organizations and beyond who package meals for delivery to malnourished people in Iowa,…

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Chris Vernon Named Among Industry’s 50 Most Powerful People

November 28th, 2018

Chris Vernon was recently recognized among the Counselor’s Power 50, the annual ranking of the most powerful executives in the promotional products industry. Vernon ranks at #42 on the Power 50, making this the 13th consecutive year he has made this prestigious list. He is the only Iowan represented on…

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The Art of Corporate Gift-Giving

November 28th, 2018

Corporate gift giving is serious business. As part of a well-designed program, giving the right gift can help establish or enhance customer relationships and become a cost-effective means of recognizing or rewarding people and activities that help your business. Research shows that the majority of business gifts are given to…

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STEPHANIE CONKLIN NAMED A CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERHERO

October 30th, 2018

The Vernon Company is pleased to announce that Stephanie Conklin has been named a service super hero by PPAI, the promotional product industry’s primary association. PPAI’s PPB Magazine annually recognizes the industry’s top customer service individuals. Conklin, a longtime Newton resident, was named one of fourteen superheroes for 2018.  …

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