June 27, 2017
Do we take our freedom for granted? I think I have in the past but with the world changing with more aggression, I think more about how blessed I am to be free. It came at a price and still comes at a price. I am grateful for our women and men who serve and sacrifice in our armed forces for our freedom. I believe that we should pray for those brave women and men and for our country.
I am grateful.
June 21, 2017
If you are a non-profit organization, please register for our FREE non-profit seminar starting at 10:30 AM and then stay for our FREE lunch and tour.
For more information call CJ Mitchell at 865 584-2265.
June 13, 2017
Join us for a tour, lunch and door prizes on June 29th. For our non-profit friends we are having a seminar on non-profit direct mail starting at 10:30 AM. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Seating is limited.
June 9, 2017
Selling is not what you want the customer to have, it is solving a problem that the customer has and giving them a solution. I have found that if I just shut up and listen to what my customers have to say then I can find a way to implement a solution and try and save them money. This happened today on a phone call that I got out of the blue. The customer had a big problem and I took down the information about the project, got with my mailing manager and we proposed a way of fixing their problem and saving them over $8500.00 in postage. We don’t know if we have been selected for the job but we listened and found a solution that is good for my customer.
Burns has been solving problems since 1981.
June 8, 2017
A good friend just sent me this email about free rocking chairs. Hope this might benefit some of our local charities.
There is a company in Nashville that received 500 rocking chairs from Cracker Barrel and they want to give them away. I thought you might know some nonprofits that might be able to use them for silent auction or live auction items at your event(s) or at their locations. They go and pick them up and they have a contact number and name I believe to reserve them.
Here is the website to go to and get information about it:
June 7, 2017
I went to the dentist last week and he had not seen me since I went blonde. I told him that I did it because I heard blonde’s have more fun. It brought back what I heard Dolly Parton once say when someone asked her if she minded being called a dumb blonde. In typical Dolly fashion she responded “no because I am not dumb and I am not blonde”. When this picture was made for some promotional reasons, my friend Bob Longmire a graphic artist and wonderful illustrator saw it and sent me an email. He said “I have worked on the color and softened it up some” hope you don’t mind. Not only did I not mind, I loved it and I can use all the help that I can get.
On to the tomato story. After last years drought, I said that I was not planting anything that had to be watered but what was I doing last weekend? You guessed it, I was planting tomatoes. A family friend, Chuck, grows the most tasty heirloom tomatoes. He plants hundreds of tomatoes just because he loves doing it. Some times my sister will open her door and there will be a big tub of tomatoes sitting on her door step. Chuck had given my brother-in-law quite a few tomato plants. When I was at my brother-in-laws house last weekend he said “don’t you want some of the heirloom tomato plants”? At first I said no and then I thought about bologna and home grown tomatoes out of the back yard and I relented. I planted 5 plants so I should have enough for family and friends. Hope to have bologna and tomato sandwiches in July.