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Beyond Cost: Why It Makes Sense To Seek Out American-Made Products

If you move beyond political rhetoric and look at actual numbers, manufacturers are actually bringing jobs back to the United States. There is a variety of reasons, but likely one of the most important is that consumers are demanding it. According to Consumer Reports, 80 percent of American shoppers say they would prefer to purchase…

Why It Pays To Hold On To At Least Some Of Your Stuff

The world’s taking a cue from best-selling author and Netflix TV show host Marie Kondo, who is definitely onto something (besides being meme-worthy) with her method to remove clutter. Thanks to Marie’s konmari method, people everywhere are decluttering their lives by asking, “Does this spark joy?” Her fans claim it not only helps them decide…

How Do You Measure The Kick-Off Of The Holiday Season?

Mariah Carey’s album “Merry Christmas” didn’t start off so great. Remember Kenny G? His holiday album promptly kicked her out of the top spot in 1994 – the year it was released. By 2009, Mariah’s collection of holiday songs wasn’t even one of the top 30 Christmas albums. This doesn’t sound like good trajectory for…

It’s Good For You – And That’s No Fish Story!

Fishing has become one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in America. A Statistia report says that more than 49 million of us went freshwater, saltwater, or fly fishing in 2017 – the same year that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service did their every-five-year survey. And if you think it’s something to put…

Likely Not Going Anywhere Soon: The Future Of The Retail Furniture Store

Online retailing has presented more opportunities than obstacles for retail furniture stores. Websites for brick and mortar stores make it easier for retailers to display an increasing amount of merchandise, but one thing just won’t change. Furniture must be comfortable. We want to try it out before we buy it. And it’s big. We want…

Baseball Cards: Analog Relevance In A Digital Age

Ever wonder why it’s called the World Series when only two leagues from the United States compete for the title? There are two explanations that get bandied about, but only one is true. Some may tell you it’s a carryover from when the championship games were sponsored by the New York World Telegram, whose name…

Are These Items On your Business Blueprint For The New Year?

Stick a fork in it and call it done. 2018 is history, and it’s time to focus on the possibilities of a new year. For many businesses, the last quarter of a year represents a substantial opportunity for revenue. We may not have time to prepare for what’s ahead. Nobody’s judging. Cycles are cycles, and…

What Were You Doing In 1978?

Vinyl Art opened its doors for business in 1978. We didn’t Tweet about it or post on Facebook because…well, because the Internet had yet to be invented (that happened in 1983). Things started hopping for technology and for us not long after. We’ve witnessed entire technologies come and go. One in particular stands out. Throughout…

5,000+ Mementos

Take a vacation, then buy a souvenir to help you remember the experience. It’s a little different for us. Take on a client project, then generate a die to create the custom flexible packaging they need. Over the past 40 years we’ve been in business, we’ve amassed over 5,000 of these dies. That’s a lot…