Company History Sells If Done Right. Examples Trader Joe's and Harry's

They had me the first time I walked through the door. Some happy person placed a cup of coffee and a sample in my hand right off. I progressed on, passed through the entrance flanked by a multitude of colorful flower bouquets as I nibbled on my morsel. I hummed along with the pleasing music and basked among unique products with clever packaging everywhere I turned.

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Your First Concert Memory. Does It Loom Large In Your Family History?

What was the first live concert you attended? This is a common reminiscence with people of all ages. As a recently minted member of AARP, I chuckle when I hear some, as in, “My first concert was Blues Traveler waaaay back in 2005!” My first concert story is a seemingly harmless Sonny and Cher show in 1972, but what I wouldn’t give for

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What Are Your Comfort Food Movies?

I saw Casablanca again this week, and I enjoyed it as much as ever. I’ve seen it in theatres, outside venues and at home at least 20 times over 45 years. The first time I saw it was at the Varsity Theatre when I was 11, back in 1972. It’s still the perfect movie with its stellar cast, world-stage story and impeccable script. That script includes the most

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What Is Your Best Birthday Memory?

We grew up poor for the most part – everything was second-hand and hand-me-downs, discounted to the final bin under the best of circumstances. Usually we “shopped” at the Salvation Army store. Raising nine kids on a professor’s salary in the 1960s was not a simple thing, and with so many mouths, dinners were certainly a simple fare.  But there was one thing

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The Delicious Story #1, Interview with Sara Middleton Downing In Chile

What choices in life have you made that stretched you beyond your comfort zone? It’s hard to break from routine but when we do doors open to new opportunity. This FIRST episode of The Delicious Story is both an enchanting look at one woman’s adventure, and her reflections on how memorable meals have added flavor to her life.  

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