Big Problems from Tiny Screens

Look Away!   It’s quite likely that you’re looking at this newsletter on your smartphone right now. Otherwise, you’re reading it on a laptop screen or your desktop computer monitor. All that screen time can be really irritating – and not necessarily because we disagree with what we read.   As you’ve already read, more…

Face Shields in the Classroom (and Elsewhere)

  It is possible to get kids to wear a face mask. Popular online parental advice website kidshealth.org recommends encouraging children to decorate their mask, or help make a mask together. Your child might even be eager to wear one because it can make them look like a medical superhero.   Wearing a face mask…

What School Looks Like This Year – Maybe

A recent article in the New York Times summed it up best.   “A typical American school day requires proximity: High school lab partners leaning over a vial. Kindergarten students sharing finger paints. Middle schoolers passing snacks around a cafeteria table.   This year, nothing about school will be typical. Many of the nation’s largest…

Still Feeling the Fireworks

Surely you felt it. Whether you call it Independence Day or the 4th of July, the energy level was different this year. Our celebrations might have been subdued but conversely, the passion of our patriotism has grown as we have all come together to find ways to navigate a global pandemic. We’re staying close to…

Pivoting in a Pandemic

There hasn’t been a time during the COVID-19 pandemic so far that’s seen idle times for Vinyl Art. We were deemed as an essential service, allowing us to remain open and continue to produce flexible protective packaging for our customers. And, like so many during these times, we asked ourselves what we could do to…

Today’s Hurting Offers Tomorrow’s Healing

According to a report prepared by the Federal Reserve Bank almost 13 years ago, the economic effects of the 1918 influenza pandemic were short-term. Business sectors hardest hit a century ago are going to be the same this time – the report mentions the service and entertainment industries in particular.   As grim as some…

The Most Beneficial Solitary Sport

  Fishing is a sport. It involves physical activity and skill. What sets it apart from most other sports is that doesn’t require being on a team. You can do it alone, which makes it a perfect way to respect the current health necessities of social distancing. There are other reasons why fishing is good…

Safety Above All Else: Our Response to COVID-19

Thoughts turn to family in troubling times. It’s why we’re taking the time to reach out to you. As a 40-year-old company, many of our employees and clients have been with us for decades. We think of you as part of our family.   We’ve been monitoring updates from official health sources and continue to…

HVAC and the “Shoulder Season”

It’s not uncommon for a company to track sales or productivity based on seasonal cycles. You might, however, think that the HVAC industry really wouldn’t have a down time. These companies are helping us stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  There’s an in-between time, though, in many parts of the country…