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Your Employees health is good for your business too!

Just remember, keeping your employees happy and health is an important part of keeping your business happy and healthy! 

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The real value of $100 in every state

It Turns Out Most Americans Don't Want The Top Job

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According to a new survey, most U.S. workers do not have their eye on the C-Suite.

Who knew?

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NPR correspondent Allison Aubrey explains a surprising new finding on the connection between fish consumption and hearing for our Snapchat Fact of the Day. If you aren’t already following us, add us at “nprnews.” We post an interesting fact from a reporter every day.

And make sure to read Allison’s full story on our Shots blog.

We do love us some NPR and fun facts here at Anypromo!

What’s the best clothing for your workout?

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Have you ever had a problem with your work out shirt? Does it hold too much sweat? Does it end up getting a smell you cant get rid of? Maybe its just not the right fit? 

According to a report done by NPR (Found here: www.NPR.org/blog) those synthetic polyester blends you’ve been wearing? Yeah, those aren’t the way to go.

Though they may dry quickly, they are a favorite breeding ground for a few particular types of bacteria that love to make a stink of things. A particular nuisance is the fact that once these polyester breeding grounds take on an order its notoriously hard to get rid of it! 

So what do we recommend? Here are a few tips to choosing the right apparel for your spin class after work tonight!

  • Try a 50/50 blend of polyester and cotton. It still keeps you just as dry, and some brands even have dry-fit like blends that are made specifically for workouts. 
  • Bamboo blended clothing is naturally Antibacterial as well as super absorbent. Some studies show bamboo fiber is up to four times more absorbent than cotton. Bamboo fiber is also thermal regulating giving it excellent wicking properties as well as keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. 
  • Nylon blends are made of plastics so they don’t absorb any liquids, most sweat simply flows off the fabric so that it easily evaporates making for a great wicking fabric. 

So when it comes to picking out something to get the morning workout in make sure you pick something that’s right for you in comfort level, fit, and wicking level! Each persons preference may be drastically different but there are enough different products out there that we know you’ll find the right one for you! And if you’re looking for something for an upcoming event or race, why not let us at Anypromo.com assist you! 

Meet Your Team

Meet Your Team!

Today marks the start of our “Meet Your Team" series! As our Anypromo family grows larger and more talented, we’d like to let you get to know the people behind the website! Returning customers may already know some of your team by voice and email, but here’s a chance to get to know the real people you talk all the time! For all you new customers out there, here’s a chance to get to meet everyone of us friendly folks here at Anypromo before you order! Without further ado, lets start with the ever talented Robin!

Name: Robin

Title: Customer Satisfaction Manager

Subtitle: Office Mom (Seriously, she worries over anyone who has so much as a sniffle!)

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Q: So Robin, please tell us a bit about where were you raised.

A: A little country town in Michigan. One stop light and lots of farm land.

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Q: That’s pretty different from here in sunny* (see: hotter than your over on broil) Southern California, do you miss anything from back home?

A: Mostly the people and the White fluffy SNOW! :)

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Q: Not much snow around here these days is there! How long have you been working for Anypromo?

A: Only about 16 months, but it’s already a huge part of my family.

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Q: We’re glad to have you here too! What are a few of your Hobbies or skills?

A: I LOVE photography. It’s a chance to see life in a simpler form. On the weekends, I LOVE playing Lego’s with my son while we hang out on Saturday mornings! He is 2 now and he’s such a blast!

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Q: Mother and Philosopher all in one! No wonder you’re so good at your job! So tell us something else about you that would surprise people?

A: My husband and I have been together since we were 12 & 13 years old!

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Q:Wow that’s a really long time, congrats! Tell us what’s one of your favorite movies, TV shows, or video games? 

A: For movies it has to be Elf. I love Christmas and Will Ferrell… double bonus. For a TV Show it would be Grey’s Anatomy. I’m absolutely hooked. And as for a video game, that would be Wheel of fortune. It’s the only game I can beat my husband at. :)

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Q: I bet you could beat me at it too, haha. Now, if you were to describe yourself with one song, what song would that be?

A: This is so hard! I would say “Who I am” by Jessica Andrews. I use to sing this song when I was in my teens often at Karaoke and it still seems very fitting.

Well there you have it folks! That is our beloved office mother that keeps Anypromo going through the flu season with lots of cheer and tissues! She’s also our very dedicated Customer Satisfaction Rep, here to make sure every customer leaves with a smile on their face! I hope you’re all looking forward to meeting the rest of the team! Stay tuned for a new member every Wednesday Promobots! 

Happy 238th Naming Day!

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Happy naming day USA! On this day, september 9th, in 1776, the United Colonies was offically renamed to the United States of America. As a result of the efforts of the founders and framers of this nation, we are now celebrating our 238th naming day! Go out and show some good old USA pride today! Read more about it here:image

Check out this nifty inforgraphic by PPAI!

Can you talk the talk?

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So you’ve got the chops to walk the walk at your trade show, but can you talk the talk? This article shows you how to make the most of small, but important, interactions while out on the floor!

Who’s Got Spirit? We’ve Got Spirit!

Check out the gang showing team spirit! In the first photo are the sales reps and in the second are the graphic designers. We may be in separate photos but we’re definitely on the same page!

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Learn To Be Happier At Work

Plenty of us have had our share of less than satisfactory days at work. Sometimes, they come in the form of an insensitive comment made by a coworker; not meeting a deadline; or just waking up on the wrong side of the bed. But we don’t have to let those things keep us down - we can actually have a FANTASTIC day, in spite of setbacks. According to CareerBliss.com’s article ‘How To Be More Positive At Work’, there are several things one can do to maintain sanity in their workplace. I’ll list them, first, then give my take on their suggestions. 

1. Write down 3 things you are thankful for each day

2. Take 10 deep breaths under a beautiful tree

3. Listen to your favorite melodies

4. Compliment your colleagues on great work

5. Lend a helping hand

Writing down 3 things you are thankful for each day. This is a great idea because we tend to focus too much on what’s going wrong and forget about what’s actually going right. Taking the time to reflect on what we’re grateful for will help to put things back into perspective. 

Take 10 deep breaths under a beautiful tree. It sounds a bit odd but this could prove very helpful. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy the serenity that relaxing underneath a tree provides (unless they’re allergic to trees). 

Listen to your favorite melodies. Music can be very relaxing. Listening to music that you enjoy can put you into a better mood. For example, I tend to listen to upbeat songs on my way to the office, every morning. One of my favorite songs to listen to before work is ‘Walking On A Dream’ by Empire of the Sun. It’s such a feel-good song that can bring a smile to just about anyone. 

Compliment your colleagues on great work. We all like to feel appreciated and that our contributions help make the business run smoothly. So, if you enjoy commendation, why not do the same for others? 

Lend a helping hand. The old adage goes, “There is greater happiness in giving than there is in receiving.” When you avail yourself to help others, you truly do feel better about yourself; you feel like you have something to offer. And people appreciate those who take the time to assist them. Colleagues helping each other creates a kind office vibe.

To read the rest of the suggestions, visit CareerBliss.com

These Aren’t Your Grandparents’ Business Card Holders

by Brittani Parker-Berdeguez

Some of us lose our sense of individuality when we join the corporate world. We become little machines that fuel up on iced lattes in order to crank out several Excel spreadsheets, and send status updates to our managers via Outlook. To maintain touch with the outside world, we need to shake things up a bit. Exhibit  A:  a unique business card holder. Put one of these babies on your desk and it’s guaranteed to spark an interesting conversation. In addition to garnering tons of “oohs” and “aahs” from visitors, it will help you to remember you have interests outside of the office. 

Below are just a few I thought were pretty neat. 

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For all the die-hard Nintendo NES fans out there (found at The Closet Entrepreneur ).

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I didn’t forget about you fancy people — this is just the touch to personalize your desk. Don’t be surprised if people have their pinky fingers up, while reaching for your card (found on Pinterest). 

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This card holder is definitely unique. It’s also a great idea that it’s specific to the line of work the individual is in (found on Pinterest).

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These card holders are sure to dress your desk up and add a bit of glamour to the otherwise humdrum office space (found on Pinterest).

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