October 28th is “National First Responders Day”. These are the people who act quickly when an emergency arises. These are the people who run towards a problem when everyone else is running away. According to the CDC, 155 policemen and 97 firemen die each year performing their heroic jobs.
Does anyone have too many tools? Probably not. There’s a special tool for every job. If not, you can make one out of an existing tool, like bending a wrench to fit in a tight place on your car engine. Some guys like to buy tools that they don’t need right now, but think they would be good ones to have around just in case. That’s what I do. The best tools to “have around just in case” are Leatherman engraved tools. They can do a dozen different things, and come in a small package. They can take the place of a dozen specialty tools, so your toolbox won’t be so heavy.
Engraved Leatherman Tools were developed in the mind of Tim Leatherman in the 1970’s. That was way after the age of the caveman. But today’s Leatherman tools look a lot neater and professional than the original prototypes that Tim made in the late 70’s. He made the initial models in his garage, using the equipment and material that he was able to get at the time. Today his company is growing at a fast rate. His products are in demand around the world, only 40 years after they were first developed. Here are some examples of Tim’s first prototypes, which are on display in the front office of his Portland Oregon factory….
Tim Leatherman has a story to tell about his famous company. Hi company is not very old, but it’s very famous world-wide. His story starts with necessity being the mother of invention. While on vacation, he had his scout knife, but he really needed a pair of pliers time after time. So in 1983 he invented a special pair of pliers that also had other tools built into the handle. It was called the PST, and debuted in Cabela’s that year. This tool had no competition at the time, so Tim patented its design. Today, in 2021, engraved Leatherman tools can be found in many tool boxes, cars, trucks, boats, and workshops everywhere. Here’s an early prototype that is on display at the factory in Portland Oregon.
Who’s the one person who keeps your office running smoothly? Is it your secretary, office admin, or administrative professional? They’re all synonyms for that special person whom everyone in the office relies on.
Regardless whether your office admin is working from home, or taking a risk and working in the office, they all need rewarded from time to time. This is the week- it’s Administrative Professionals Week.
Are you wishing to be able to reward all those EMT’s, doctors, nurses, policemen,
firemen who are risking their lives to keep us safe from COVID-19? You can help by giving them a gift that they will use and appreciate. Consider giving personalized pocket knives with your company logo, or with some phrase like “With Our Heartfelt Thanks”, “Thanks For Saving My Husband’s Life”, “Thanks For Your Hours of Dedication to Our Health”.
Are you lucky enough to have a son who sticks by your side, helps you around the yard, and loves fixing things with you? Or is there a boy in your life who you are a role model for, even if he isn’t your biological son? Then today is a day to celebrate that wonderful guy- it is #NationalSonsDay.
Here’s how you can celebrate with him today:
Teach him something your father taught you
Spend the day with him, and let him choose what you do together
Take him to work with you and show him what you do
Every week boys across America gather in meeting rooms with their fathers to learn how to become reliable, kind members of society. The Boy Scouts of America have been around since 1910 and have around 2.4 million (!) youth members and almost 1 million (!) adult volunteers.
Here are the rules about being a Boy Scout:
Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Scout Mission: The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
So today, as we celebrate the Boy Scouts of America, make sure every Scout is equipped with one of these 3 personalized pocket knives in their camping bag, ready to safely conquer the great outdoors.