We are all aware of the stress that a widespread epidemic such as the coronavirus can bring, but often times cooping up in your home and incessantly exposing yourself to news sources and the fears of others on social media are not healthy coping mechanisms. In fact, the panic you may experience from these practices can further damage your health and trap you in a poor mental landscape that leaves you feeling lethargic and hopeless.
However, when you spend time outside in nature and practice safe social distancing, you are reminded that there is a beautiful, tranquil world out there that is easy to take advantage of and has the power to restore your mind and body to a place of peace.
Nature has always been a source of relaxation for people, and now more than ever it is important to stay calm and centered. There are a wide variety of hikes and nature escapes around you that are easily accessible and will soothe you back into your normal, happy self.
Take your dog for a walk, exercise in your local park or have a picnic in an open field under the bright, blue sky and you will rediscover yourself in a new light. Pack a healthy lunch and your favorite drinks in one of our affordable, high-quality coolers and set off into nature with a positive, optimistic attitude. Remind yourself that you are in control of what comes next in your life as long as you actively seek the peace you need, and keep in mind that the great outdoors will always be there for you.
Winter is always the cold and flu season and this year it is made worse with the onslaught of the Coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV. Some common symptoms of Coronavirus are similar to any other upper respiratory infection, including runny nose, coughing, sore throat, and sometimes a fever. In most cases, you won’t know whether you have a coronavirus or a different cold-causing virus, such as rhinovirus.
It appears that this version of the Coronavirus, also known as Wuhan virus, originated in Wuhan, China, and on Jan. 23 the CDC escalated its health warning regarding travel there. According to the CDC Chinese officials have closed transport in and out of Wuhan, including buses, subways, trains and the international airport. Additionally, vehicles are banned from taking passengers out of Wuhan and measures including body temperature monitoring of drivers and vehicle disinfection are being implemented.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted the following prevention advice on their website:
There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
The World Health Organization also has info on the Coronavirus on their website as follows:
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2019-nCoV is a novel coronavirus that was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and was not previously identified in humans. There is currently evidence that pets like cats or dogs have been infected by or have spread 2019-nCoV however it can be spread from person to person. To reduce your risk of coronavirus infection, WHO has several recommendations. Keep your hands clean with soap and water or an alcohol based hand rub. Specifically, when your hands are visibly dirty, wash with soap and running water. If they are not visibly dirty, frequently clean your hands with an alcohol based hand rub or soap and water. Use a tissue or flexed elbow to cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing. Do not come in close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms. Make sure to cook meat and eggs thoroughly. Use appropriate protection if in contact with live farm or wild animals.
WHO does not advise alternate remedies against 2019-nCoV like taking vitamin C, smoking, drinking traditional herbal teas, wearing multiple masks, or self medicating (with antibiotics), as these methods are not effective and could be risky.
CDC.gov website reports that previous strains of Coronavirus show that mammals, like camels and civet cats CAN get Coronavirus and infect humans. However, there doesn’t appear to be any cases of humans carrying Coronavirus infecting their pets.
Good hygiene practices should always be your first defense – wash your hands regularly, cover your mouth when you sneeze, and use hand sanitizer frequently. For your dog – try to keep him from eating poop, pick up after him immediately when he does his business, and bathe him regularly.
It is considered safe to receive a letter or package from China without risk of contracting the new coronavirus, since other coronaviruses have not survived for long on inanimate objects.
Hand sanitizer is a great way to keep your hands clean when soap and water is not available. Many companies like to hand out sanitizer with their company name and logo on it when they attend trade shows, or other events where people are frequently shaking hands or coming into contact with others. Sanitizer comes in many different varieties such as individual wipes that can be carried for convenience, sprays, small bottles with gel, and even alcohol-free for those with sensitive skin. Sanitizer is one of the most popular trade show giveaways right now and is a cost effective way to promote a company.
Dogs are not just wonderful to have at home but also great to have at the office too! More and more companies nowadays are realizing the benefits of bringing a dog (or dogs!) to the office for the day. It is such a nice start to the morning when you walk in the door of the office and are greeted by cute little tail-wagging-welcome-wagon named Buster:
Animals have been proven to be stress relievers in the office and who can have a bad day when there is a cheerful dog around to pet?
Here at LOGO Expressions we have a revolving door of dogs that come to the office every day because as the owner, I have 4 of them so they all have their allocated day to come in. With the exception of Niki, my “failed” foster dog* from a year ago who gets to come every day.
*”Failed” foster is a foster dog you fall in love with and decide to keep.
Mikey’s day is Tuesday:
Peaches helps answer the phone sometimes:
People spend a fortune on their pets and in 2018 they spent $72.13 billion dollars! The promotional products industry offers a huge assortment of custom imprinted pet related products and every year they come out with more because of the demand for new and different ideas.
LOGO Expressions offers a huge variety of custom imprinted pet products and we continue to add more ideas to our line.
It’s fun to have one or all of the 4 dogs that come to work every day check out the various pet products we offer and we can get a good idea of what our customers will like too. One of our favorites is the blinking light that attaches to their collar when I take them for a walk in the dark. Mikey models how it works in the link above. Dogs are fun to have at the office and fun to have them help us with our product research. Life is good when you have a dog by your side!
It is amazing to me that it was 20 years ago when I ventured out on my own to start LOGO Expressions out of my house in Vista. I had been in the promotional products industry for 10 years working with a very nice small company called LOGO Communications and had a really nice account base built up by that time. But at that point I was ready to try doing things my own way.
One thing entrepreneurs don’t have is a crystal ball for the future. My favorite saying is “ I don’t know what I don’t know”, and that perfectly explained my jump into starting my own business. I had no idea how to run a business, other than to get a business license and buy the domain name : Logoexpressions.com for a website that did not exist at the moment. That was in 1999 and companies were just getting started with building their own websites. I knew I would need one eventually – just had no idea how to even get started.
The extra money I thought I would be making by earning 100% of the profit instead of the normal 50% independent contractors made, was quickly eaten up by hiring neighborhood ladies to file, answer the phone, and help with the accounting.
A friend of mine helped set up a very basic website to get me started, and somehow my little business grew so that within a year or two I had outgrown my house and moved into a small office down the street. The internet was still dial up so we had to share a single line amongst 4 different people and their computers in order to go online. Only one of us could be online at a time and I couldn’t afford to have a second line. So funny to think back to that time and how primitive our processes were!
Marcy Rivera (now Sinatra ) happened upon my little office one day looking for a job and I hired her on the spot to be my office assistant. She is still here and is our top sales person now. Anne Kuhnert ( now Bourne) had worked with me at the other company, Logo Communications, and she was ready for a change so she brought her customer base over to my company and we immediately doubled our sales. She is still here all these years later and doing as awesome as ever.
Joel Lisenby came on board in 2004 as a graphic artist and I.T. support and was a teenager at that time. He had a real gift for learning technology and took over the website to make it into the powerhouse that it is today. Joel is still with us as an independent contractor and is now a grown adult with several different technology ventures rotating around him and he is never bored.
We grew from our first 1300 sqft office space and over the years inhabited many larger buildings before settling on our current space in Carlsbad which seems to be the perfect size for us.
We have had many talented and incredible people pass through our company over the years on their way to develop excellent skills and work habits, and it is gratifying to see the many success stories of people who once worked for LOGO Expressions. Even my husband Greg worked here for a few years and really helped us develop an excellent sales and marketing team, before he retired.
Sheryl O’Hara Jones has been a salesperson for 10 years now and Tawny Dovico, also in sales, has been here 9 years, as she also manages her growing young family. Johnny Putnum , graphic artist, and Rachel Mayers, sales, have been here for 3 years, and our phenomenal bookkeeper Debbie Johnson, has been here for about 15 years. This is our best team ever and we were happy to have Patty Conklin join our group in September as a salesperson, and she is a delight to work with.
I don’t have a crystal ball for the future but the past has been wonderful – even with the economy’s ups and downs over the years. We are very blessed to have such loyal and faithful customers who we love working with. Life is good!
What better way to start the month off welcoming a new and improved hat of ours? We have a new style which is our One Touch cap which is the world’s first seamless crown, providing an even fit all around your head. Great for sports teams and businesses, we offer four caps within this brand to fit your need. Whether you’re out with friends or hanging out at home, these caps are guaranteed to keep you looking good while providing comfort.
Not only are hats ranked in the top 5 products to influence consumers positively, but hats average over 3,000 impressions throughout their lifespan. This means you may get a lot of looks because people are checking out your sleek and must-have hat! So let us know what kind of hat you are looking for and we’ll find the perfect style and fit for you and your company.
Having trouble figuring out what to give your clients or employees for the holidays? Technology; it’s all around us and helps makes our lives easier whether in the office, on the go or at home. Tech items are great and a simple way to advertise your business with the imprint of your logo. When you’re charging your phone or listening to music, your brand will be right there for everyone to see.
Whether it’s a power bank, speaker or wireless earbuds, we have what you need to make this holiday season a bright one. So why not look into tech gifts for your corporation? Let’s get ready for the season with these fun and classy promotional items.
We all tend to wait until the last minute to buy holiday gifts, so beat the clock with these clever promotional products! The 16 oz Insulated Terra Mug, one of our favorite products, will keep your hot chocolate warm on those cozy winter nights!
From imprinted boxes of chocolates to ornaments that display your company’s name, LOGO Expressions is prepared to supply you with every promotional product you need to make a holiday impression!
We’ve all been asked if we have an Android or iPhone charger. Imagine if someone borrowed a phone charger with your logo imprinted on it from someone who had bought it? You will have doubled your business’s exposure!
Not only does the 4-in-1 Charging Buddy have the appropriate charger for your customer, but it nearly guarantees that it can charge the devices of your customer’s friends and family! Now your customers can be helpful friends with a phone charger that works for everyone!
Now that everyone has had a taste of summer, make sure your company or organization is prepared for their next beach trip! Stock up on imprinted beach supplies to promote your organization and let your employees know that you care about their recreational fun!
Summer Fact: The “dog days of summer” refer to the weeks between July 3 and August 11 and are named after the Dog Star “Sirius” in the Canis Major constellation.
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We all know that business doesn’t get a summer break.
But that doesn’t mean our companies cannot enjoy the nice weather.
Getting a customized canopy can add a nice, cool aspect to doing
business in the summer time. Whether your work is outdoors or you are just throwing a company picnic, a custom canopy is a fantastic way to stay comfortable as well as advertise your company! With multiple color and imprint options, this is definitely a great way to visually market your brand. You can also get as creative as you would like by adding fully custom vinyl walls that easily attach to the canopy. In my opinion, the only way to enjoy the outdoors is under the
shade of a canopy.
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