Summer brings with it the inevitable schedule of Little League games, youth football practices, and outdoor sport activities with friends and family. While it is important to stay properly hydrated and slather on that sunscreen, it also matters what your little sports fanatic is wearing; the more active they are while running around and catching those fly balls, they more comfortable their clothing should be.
If you’ve ever had the opportunity to organize a field trip - whether in a school setting, for a religious organization, or perhaps a club like the Boy Scouts - you know it’s both a daunting and highly rewarding task. Few educational or social experiences can match the memory-making power of a well-organized trip with a group of friends.
All too soon, the warmer weather will start to fade away and the coolness of fall will set in, bringing with it milder temperatures and pumpkin-flavored everything. Fall weddings are especially beautiful as the leaves and the season continue to change. These months of the year are a unique time in which to get married, no matter where in the country you are planning to have your fall wedding.
Labor Day is quickly approaching and so is the potential for memorable get-togethers with friends and family. Barbeques, church parties, and backyard gatherings can be more fun when the host is armed with creative picnic food ideas and delicious drinks to pass around. Labor Day often serves as a 3-day-weekend for many Americans, but it began, and is set aside as, a day to pay tribute to working individuals in the United States and Canada. It became a national holiday for both countries in the year 1894.
Keeping students motivated throughout the school year presents its own set of challenges for teachers and administrators. Each group and classroom is unique, made up of different personalities and learning styles.
When it comes to planning a fundraiser, standing out is key. There are many fantastic ways to provide value for your patrons; coming up with a unique fundraiser idea and accenting it with high-quality gifts and products is the best way to put on an unforgettable event.
Most people understand that before products and services can be promoted, they have to be tied to a brand identity that starts with a company name, tagline and logo. These foundational elements communicate what you are selling, whether directly like Facebook, whose logo is the letters of the company and the tagline “Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life,” or symbolically like Nike whose logo is a “swoosh” and tagline is “Just do it.”
Running is an excellent way to maintain physical health, and studies show that it also has great psychological effects. According to the American Psychological Association, “active people are less depressed than inactive people. And people who were active and stopped tend to be more depressed than those who maintain or initiate an exercise program”. A great way to motivate your team to not only stay active, but set higher goals for themselves, is to sign up and prepare for a local 5K race. Running a 5K will elevate your runners’ max VO2 to improve their fitness and give them the confidence to sign up for more races.
No matter what kind of business you run, your employees are your most valuable asset. As the legendary former GE CEO Jack Welch said, “Your assets go up in the elevator in the morning, and ride down at night.” Every one of your employees is an integral member of your team, so letting them know that you understand and appreciate them, even in small ways, will help keep morale and productivity high.