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.
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.
We’re almost done with the first month of 2021- have you given your best customers and employees a Happy New Year gift? These ingenious engraved tools have so many tricks up their (imaginary) sleeves, you’ll be amazed:
In days like these, it’s important to keep our nation unified. What better way than to refresh our minds with a little history lesson about the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance? After all, today is a national holiday celebrating this special oath.
Did you know…
The first American pledge of allegiance (different from the one we recite today) was written by Captain George Thatcher Balch during the Civil War. It goes:
“We give our heads and hearts to God and our country; one country, one language, one flag!”
The pledge we all know today was based on one written by Francis Bellamy in 1892. It goes:
“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”
Congress formally adopted Bellamy’s pledge in 1942, and added the words “Under God” in 1954.