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Internet shopping & Label Customers…

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CANDY
ACCOUNT MANAGER

I am considering starting my own support group for internet shoppers anonymous (if it doesn’t already exist) I have an Amazon Prime membership and am not afraid to use it especially since my boyfriend’s debit card is also attached to it. Ok, ok, I haven’t used his card for any impulse purchases only household stuff we need but its there and sort of makes me happy… Ok I digress; I love to shop on the internet, it gives me time to really consider my purchases, there’s no one there asking me if I need assistance and I can put something in my cart or save it for later even if “later” is 3 days or 3 weeks from now.

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Last week while I was shopping around on Amazon, I came across two of our customers who sell their product there. I’m sure there are probably more, but these two stood out to me because they are customers who are lucky enough to have their label orders entered by me, Hidden Springs Maple and Bascom Maple. And as you can imagine they sell maple syrup, delicious maple syrup that goes well on a number of you guessed it, foods.

I was pretty tickled when I saw them on there because it really does make me proud as a small town Vermonter to see products that we as a small Vermont company make something for. Vermont sometimes has a tendency to be its own small little world and can be insulated from the rest of the country and our attitude can be that things here are “ours” so stay away, it probably has to do with no one wanting Vermont and us being a Republic for so long. We remember all those questions of ‘what state is Vermont in’ collectively as Vermonters.

For my Facebook push of the week, go and check out Pioneer Bean Company’s page and see their video of labels going onto their jars. The labels are ones we printed on our HP digital press and were the first order they’ve done with us. It made me a little excited last night while I waited for the new Muppets show to start, I love that they love the labels and that I finally got to see something I had a part in go onto a product that I enjoy. Also go and check out Vermont Farmstead Cheese’s page because they are advertising their new Shipyard Brewing Pumpkinhead ale Cheddar, and yup the labels are from us! I certainly know what I will be adding to my cheese drawer come October 1st!

September has been a big month anniversary wise here at CLOV; we have been lucky enough to have Oakley, one of our press operators and rewinders here for a year (Sept 8). Michelle, one of our fabulous Customer Service reps and one of the persons I get to share an office with (Sept 22) that as a reward for putting up with a year of Candy I purchased a delicious lunch of Pho Dang yesterday. And our one and only Lee LaChance who will be celebrating 19 years here at CLOV on Friday; Lee is our General Manager, label guru, estimating wiz and all around great help and calming force. Can you imagine being stuck in a relatively small office with a bunch of women for that long? I can’t and I AM a woman.

Have a great week and if you can, buy local!

As always once you are done checking out our website clov.com and Facebook page Creative Labels of Vermont make sure you check out the Facebook pages of some of our awesome customers and go and visit them!

And don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CreativeLabelsofVT/featured

Successful Event Despite the Weather

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CANDY
ACCOUNT MANAGER

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd annual Vermont Farmstead Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Challenge and did my fair share of mac and cheese eating and I already cannot wait until next year! It really makes me feel good to know that despite the less than stellar weather on Sunday, people still came out to support a wonderful cause and to have some delicious macaroni (and more importantly) CHEESE and some great beer from Harpoon Brewery.

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While I was at the mac and cheese challenge I had the pleasure of meeting one of my FAVORITE customers Jackson from Vermont Maple Srirracha as well as one of my FAVORITE new customers Jeff from Pioneer Bean company they were there manning a booth with Big Lenny and took 2ndplace in the People’s Choice category! I am glad my vote helped them win! It really was a great entry and I was first in line I am happy to report and I was super excited to finally put a face to the emails I have been sending and hopefully they are happy to do the same. Of course my boyfriend made sure to tell them all that we have a shelf devoted to Vermont Maple Srirracha in our pantry because I am a devotee of Jackson’s product and it really is just that damn good! And thank you for the t-shirt; I will be rocking it at work sometime this week!

Please be sure to check out the Facebook page of Vermont Farmstead Cheese for who won as well as for pictures from the event that I am sure will be up in the coming days. Also check out some of my pictures from yesterday; I know I will be keeping them as a delicious reminder and to keep me going until next years challenge!

As always once you are done checking out our website clov.com and Facebook page Creative Labels of Vermont make sure you check out the Facebook pages of some of our awesome customers and go and visit them!

And don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CreativeLabelsofVT/featured

 

 

VT is also known for some of the best beers

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CANDY
ACCOUNT MANAGER

So because I love social media and because I am always on the look out for stories about our customers I was pleasantly surprised (but not shocked) when this little tid bit of a story came across my Facebook feed last night

Vt. brews named among world’s best beers

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As I have mentioned before I get a great amount of pleasure and native pride when Vermont businesses are recognized for what they do on a National level but when they are recognized on an International stage that is whole other story! When I was a kid all I remember Vermont being known for was maple syrup and skiing but now we are known for the nectar of the God’s BEER! Finally, I might be able to go to the Southern US and when asked where I am from not be asked ‘where in New York is Vermont?’!

Creative Labels is lucky enough to make labels, keg rings and just about any other thing you can put on a can, bottle, keg or growler for several of the best beer makers in Vermont; not only do we have the pleasure of producing keg rings for our news story above Hill Farmstead Brewery, but we also work with 14th Star Brewery, Lost Nation, Otter Creek Brewery, Stone Corral, Crop Bistro, Trapp Family Lodge, Kingdom Brewing, Magic Hat and many more that I cant think of off the top of my head and it only makes sense to me that some of the best brewers in Vermont work with the best label producer in Vermont!

Now that I have covered one of my favorite types of beverages let me subtly move towards one of my favorite foods and festivals being held coincidentally at one of my favorite breweries, the Vermont Farmstead Cheese’s Mac and Cheese Challenge! Please if you want to sample delicious comfort food, support a GREAT cause and have some excellent beer in a beautiful location, come to Windsor on Sunday and have some mac and cheese! And if you do come and see a tall red headed man carrying out a short brown haired girl who looks like she has succumbed to an over indulgence of cheese, clutching a 3rd annual Vermont Farmstead Cheese Mac and cheese Challenge t-shirt, that will be me! So come over and say hi and I will tell you about Creative Labels, why you should do business with us and I will try to get you to laugh as my boyfriend drags me away from the tent as I try to go back in for more samples! I wonder what you do for a cheese hangover? I guess we will find out on Monday when I come in for work!

As always once you are done checking out our website clov.com and Facebook page Creative Labels of Vermont make sure you check out the Facebook pages of some of our awesome customers and go and visit them!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1589896581258987/

https://www.facebook.com/hillfarmstead?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/OtterCreekBrewing?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/stonecorralbrewery?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/magichatbrewing?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/kingdombrewingvt?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/TrappFamilyLodge?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/cropvt?fref=ts

Following Our Customers on Social Media

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CANDY
ACCOUNT MANAGER

I enjoy Facebook and I am trying to get into Twitter and Instagram more, but to be honest I have gotten so used to having seemingly everything right there in one program its hard to move onto or check out other formats. Plus in Facebook I can ramble on to my hearts content when I happen to post something other than a recipe I may want for later or a cat picture or video.

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I try to follow as many Creative Labels customers on all 3 of those forums as much as I can whether I am the account manager for that customer or not, because I love seeing what they’re are up to as well as the pictures they post of our labels on their products. Because, to be honest, I am a little vain and I like to see how good we look together. And if I can get a heads up on whatever festival or party a customer may be having and maybe get in line early for tickets, I am all for it.

I was perusing Facebook this weekend and was happily surprised to learn how much 14th Star Brewing gives back to their community. Just this weekend they hosted a Brews for Rescues event on Saturday with all the proceeds going to Franklin Country Animal Rescue and last week they offered coupons for a free pint to anyone who brought in new school supplies that were then given out at the brewery for anyone who needed them Sunday and then again today because they still have some school supplies left.  It’s these kinds of things that our customers do that put a lump in my throat when I see them. I love how our customers help out the community, I love how it epitomizes the Vermont way of life and belief in helping out your neighbor when they need it, whether it be by using your tractor to help drag your car out of the ditch or snow drift when its stuck or by asking for school supply donations to help make going back to school a little easier for a child who probably doesn’t have a whole lot.

Make sure you check out 14th Star on Facebook to see what else they are doing at the brewery whether it is for a benefit or not because their beer is PHENOMENAL and they do a lot of great work for the community.

Also, I am super psyched to report that I have my tickets for the 3rd annual Vermont Farmstead Cheese Mac and Cheese Festival! I cannot wait to go and sample copious amounts of two of my favorite things cheese and pasta! All the proceeds go to local charities to help feed needy Vermonters and it’s at a beautiful location and you cannot beat the food! I’m sure its going to be a HUGE turnout and if you see me there please stop and say hi and if I look like I am in a cheese coma, just give me a couple minutes to rally and get back in there for more!

https://www.facebook.com/14thstarbrewing?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/VermontFarmsteadCheeseCo?fref=ts

http://www.vtmacandcheese.com/

And of course Creative Labels of Vermont at https://www.facebook.com/CreativeLabelsofVermont?fref=ts or http://www.clov.com/

And don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/CreativeLabelsofVT/featured