Thursday, February 25, 2010

Not to TOOT our own horn

I lied. There is a little tootin' going on...

Heritage was recognized as a Top 400 Printer in the December 2009 edition of Printing Impressions magazine. This is pretty much like getting on FORTUNE Magazines 100 Best Companies to work for list. Pretty much.

All kidding aside, this is a great honor! The Printing Impressions 400, provides the industry’s most comprehensive ranking of leading printing companies in the United States and Canada. Heritage has moved up 19 spots from our previous ranking in 2008. There are close to 40,000 printers in the US & Canada, and we're in the top 400...we think that's pretty cool.

We're so excited to be ranked in the Top 400 that we're giving away $400!!!! I'm totally kidding, we're not giving away $400...I just wanted to see if you were still reading.

We do want to say THANK YOU to our customers! You help make that Top 400 happen. We know you have choices, thank you for picking us!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

D Day

Remember way back in January when we rolled out our new website?? I'm sure you have it marked on your calendar. If you don't remember (shame on you) we rolled out our new website and had a link to a survey. The surveys were filled out and one lucky winner will receive round trip airfare for two! Well today is D day. DRAWING DAY

The winner is......

drum roll please.........

Brad Redwine from Express Employment Professionals! Yeah for Brad.

When I emailed Brad to tell him he won, I also asked his permission to use his name on our blog. He said I could use his name and he said he loves to promote AIGA when he can! Sooo.......

Brad also sits on the board of AIGA Oklahoma, which is a professional organization for design. You can check out all the cool things AIGA has going on by clicking right here!

(What a good board member! Thinking of AIGA during his moment to shine.)

Well Brad, we appreciate you taking the time to fill out our survey....AND we appreciate the other 122 of you that filled it out too! I wish I had that many plane tickets to give away...really I do.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day I thought I would introduce to you Harry “The Heritage Heart.” He’s really quite adorable. (Sorry this picture is a little blurry, he would NOT sit still.)

It’s wonderful working at a company that specializes in promotional products….you can get whatever you want! Harry’s a Heritage promo piece for Valentine’s and Healthy Heart Month! (But don’t tell him that, he thinks he’s getting an office.)

When I told him he was going to be featured on the blog he smiled. (Sometimes his smile seems fake, but I hoped this time it was genuine.)

I asked him what he loved about Heritage….

He loves excel. (He's kind of a dorky heart.)

He loves the promotional products sample room. (Especially Betty & Lucy.)

He loves doughnuts.

He loves the Heidelberg.
He loves naps.
He loves the vending machine.
He loves to read.
He loves recycling.

He loves pretty much everything! Well almost everything. He doesn’t love the fact that his back has become a billboard for Heritage. “We LOVE when you call US! ~Heritage 800.654.1713.” He said, “I’m not just another squishy toy, I have feelings too. I don’t wanna parade around with a sign on my back.”

Gimme a break Harry! You should count your blessings. “We LOVE when you call US” is a much better slogan than the one that didn’t make the cut…"For a good time call Heritage.” SEE, told you.

Happy Valentine’s. XOXO

Oh………only a few days left to take our website survey to win round trip airfare for two. You can find the survey by clicking on the link in the upper right corner of the blog! Deadline is February 17th!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Not too Proud to Wear a Silly Hat with Candles on It

I should clarify that statement. We’re not too proud to wear a silly hat with candles on it IF there’s a chance we can win money! (I’ll explain later.)

Each quarter we have employee meetings where departments gather in groups and we cover company info. When I say we cover “company info” we cover everything, which, as an employee, I think is great. It gives us a realistic look at where the company stands on revenue, expenses, manufacturing, sales, and overall growth.

Some companies may not feel comfortable sharing detailed info like that with their employees on a quarterly basis but our fearless leader, head honcho, big man on campus, Papa Smurf, king of the jungle, boss man Dave DeLana has been doing it since 1984. He says, “We’re all in this together! Our employees need to know what equipment we’re buying and they need to understand long-term investments that we make as a company. The meeting brings up great discussion questions and gives employees a better understanding of why we do what we do!”

After each group meets to discuss the company financials we ALL gather together and have a little informal meeting and that’s where the silly hats come in.

We do several things in this meeting. We meet new staff, we recognize employee anniversaries, we usually make fun of someone for something, we laugh, and then we drag out all the birthday folks from that quarter and have them put on their silly birthday hat. All the names are then dropped into a hat and there’s a draw-down.

As names are drawn out of the hat participants are eliminated, all names are drawn until there is one LUCKY birthday participant left! That person win’s an envelope of cash!!!! (I still haven’t heard how much moo-lah is actually in the envelope, but I’ll let you know when I win the next time around. Grin.)

After we’ve humiliated ourselves by wearing silly birthday hats, they feed us!

It’s like feeding angry bears at the Zoo. Small children and the elderly are warned to stay back as the stampede tramples through. The managers are kind enough to put on their hairnets and serve us lunch, which I think is super cool!
Time out, I’m not sure I’ve actually seen them wearing hairnets…and they’re making us wear those silly birthday hats! That is totally unfair…but I guess they do give cash away, and they feed us a good FREE lunch, so I’ll let it slide.