America’s farmers are some of the unsung heroes of our country- providing us with such a bountiful variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, & grains. We’re quite lucky how self-sustainable our country is. This week is the time to celebrate and support our current and future generations of farmers- it is Future Farmers of America Week!
What do our farmers rely on the most during their day-to-day tasks? They want to grab their best pocket knife out of their back pocket. These are by far the best ones out there to celebrate #FFAWeek:
SODBUSTER STYLE: EDC (everyday carry) knives that any farmer can carry in their back pocket and grab whenever needed
STOCKMAN STYLE: You don’t need to carry multiple knives, as this style has 3 blades in one. Multiple uses for farmers & ranchers who have livestock
There are a lot of pocket knives out there to choose from, amiright? How do you choose the right one for your customers? Well, if you’ve at least narrowed your search down to the popular engraved Gerber knives, here are some stats about them that may surprise you:
Gerber Knives is the #1 direct military supplier of knives & multi-tools
Many of their knives are manufactured in Portland, OR
They use 686,000 lbs of steel a year!
One of the most prestigious positions at the company? The Knife Sharpener
It’s the middle of winter, but doesn’t a fresh cherry pie sound delicious? Even though most of us don’t have access to fresh cherries this time of year, you can still buy a frozen bag or a can of cherries to make a yummy cherry pie, since today is (you guessed it) National Cherry Pie Day!
Or if you want to go the easy route, don’t worry! Head on over to your local bakery, they’re sure to have some fresh cherry pies that you can bring to your office break room to share this afternoon. Don’t forget to lay your American-Made Cutlery pie server next to those delicious pies to make it easier to cut and share!
January has passed, and most people’s New Year’s resolutions have come to a halt. Now that we’re in February, how can we get back on the healthy bandwagon? This month is American Heart Month, a month that aims to bring awareness to our heart health and the prevention of heart disease. How can we do this?
Track your heart health stats (talk to your doctor about your blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol goals)
Eat healthier (increase intake of fruits, veggies, whole grains, while reducing sodium, saturated fat & sugar intake)
Be physically active (the NIH recommends 30 minutes, 5 days a week)
The easiest way to hold yourself accountable for any of the above is to form a support group. Who else in your office would love to improve their heart health? Get the group motivated by handing out matching red logo knives to your team at work. Go on daily walks together after lunch; share yummy healthy recipes at your company potluck; have a competition to see who can reach their heart health goals first. Remember, #OurHearts are healthier together!
You can learn a lot from your competitors. Why are they doing better than you?
By studying their methods, you can implement their ideas and catch up to them in the business world. Here’s one trick they use. They give Buck Knives to their best customers. Here are the benefits, and why you should do the same:
When they give quality Buck Knives, they are reflecting the quality of their own products and services.
Giving any gift, is a reason to make a sales call.
Their corporate logo is on the knife, so it will be a constant reminder to the customer.
If their customer can’t use this type of gift, surely their spouse can. Now they made two people happy.
The customer appreciation will last forever, because the Buck Knives will last forever.
At the top of most people’s Valentine’s shopping lists this week are chocolates & jewelry, wallets & toolboxes, right? How about you change it up this year and get your whole team at work the best pocket knife they’ve ever seen? They can keep it in their car, kitchen, or garage, and if you have it engraved with something thoughtful they’ll think of you every time they use it.
Are you in charge of planning your next company breakfast meeting? Is everyone tired of the same boring ol’ bagel & cream cheese spread? Take it up a notch by turning it into a bagel & lox platter. After all, today is National Bagel & Lox Day!
Here’s all you will need:
Assortment of fresh bagels
Variety of cream cheese flavors
Lox- thinly sliced cold salmon cured in salt (not to be confused with smoked salmon)
Yummy toppings: capers, cucumbers, dill, tomatoes, & red onions
An American-made bread knife with your company logo to slice up your fresh bagels
By adding high-protein lox to your simple bagel & cream cheese, you will be able to breeze through the rest of your morning without any hunger pangs!