Little Surprises Pop Up From Time To Time

December 10, 2018

Ken, my late husband liked quotes, and reading poetry. I have a picture of him reading poetry to me while I cooked breakfast shortly before he passed away.  From time to time I find in books or in drawers little quotes that he has written down.  The other day I found one that he liked.  Running a graphic design, printing and direct mail company that requires tight deadlines, I sometimes  find myself up to my ….. in alligators.  Fortunately I have great employees who keep things running very smoothly most of the time.  That is what makes a great company, team players who care about our customers.

Another thing that I found today was how many years I had been doing business with my biggest customer.  Time goes by fast and although it did not seem like a long time, it has been 20 plus years.  We must be doing something right.

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Thanksgiving Sliding Right Into Christmas

November 26, 2018

I had a great Thanksgiving weekend in Brentwood TN with my family.  We did everything from Volunteer at a homeless shelter, to decorating the house for Christmas.  I hope that all of you had a great Thanksgiving and are ready for Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Happy Thanksgiving From All Of Us At Burns Mailing & Printing

November 19, 2018

Burns Mailing & Printing will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week so that our employees can enjoy some time off with their families.  Some are traveling as far as Florida.  We wish all of you who are traveling a safe journey and Happy Thanksgiving to all of our customers, friends and families.

God has truly blessed us this year!


Phyllis Burns Receiving The Award From American Advertising Federation For Best Fulfillment/Direct Mail Company

November 14, 2018

I am pleased that my company Burns Mailing & Printing was voted best fulfillment/direct mail in the American Advertising Federation’s Big Wig contest.

Phyllis Burns – phyllis@burnsmp.com

Burns Mailing & Printing Inc. is a State of TN certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

865 584-2265


Fall Reminds Me Of Purchasing Our Building

November 5, 2018

In 1993, we were purchasing the building where we current operate Burns Mailing & Printing.  I had been out looking for a building and property and asked my neighbor Ron Kirkham if he knew of any commercial buildings where his business was located.  He told me that a lady had some property across from him.  It was owned by a lady whose husband had died and the business was shut down.  I decided to drive by and the lady just happened to be at the building.  We talked about the business that she and her late husband had run together.  She showed me around the building and I asked her if Ken and I could come back later in the afternoon so that he could see it.  We came back and he liked it as much as I did so we gave her a down payment and purchased the building. In 1994 we remodeled the building and added another 5400 square feet of production.  She liked the idea of another husband and wife purchasing and running the business together.

It was in the fall and the leaves looked much like the picture that I took this morning.  Things change just like the leaves in fall, but 25 years later Burns is still offering quality printing, graphic design and direct mail services.

Call me for a free quote at 865 584-2265 or email me for a free estimate – phyllis@burnsmp.com.


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November 5, 2018


Proposed Postage Rate Increases To Go Into Effect January 27, 2019

October 29, 2018

The proposed rate is roughly 2.5% on average by class.  The First Class stamp will go for .50 to .55. This is the largest price increase since the introduction of the Forever stamp.

If you are budgeting for your direct mail in 2019 you might want to keep in mind the 2.5% increase.

If you are using first class stamps for personal or business purposes, I suggest that you stock up on Forever Stamps before the November 27th increase.