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Fred Schaaf  

Fred Takes on CAST 2015   May 7, 2015
by Fred Schaaf

A few weeks ago, I once again, found myself on a plane headed to the West Coast for the 2015 California Spring Trials (aka CAST, Spring Trials and Pack Trials). The week-long event highlights the newest plant varieties and packaging sale programs within the horticulture industry. The event was spread...[MORE]

     
Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Taylor Wells   May 5, 2015
by Becka Bates

Meet Taylor Wells. He just joined our team—taking on the role of copywriter, resident history buff and fellow “Game of Thrones” watcher. Taylor is a Mizzou alum who hails from our great state of Illinois. His outgoing personality, wit and swan-like characteristics have been a welcomed addition to our Sweet...[MORE]

     
BatesMeron  

5 Tips for Aspiring Designers…& Others Alike!   April 21, 2015
by BatesMeron

A few weeks ago, BatesMeron was greeted by a special visitor—the Professional Association for Design (AIGA) student group from Truman State University. Having traveled all the way from my alma mater in Kirksville, Missouri, these Truman design majors came to Chicago to visit various creative firms around the city and...[MORE]

     
Chuck Sanchez  

Join Team Green   April 14, 2015
by Chuck Sanchez

BatesMeron has worked on the design and branding for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show for years. Through this process, we’ve been able to do beautiful things for an equally beautiful event, and it gives us a chance to get even more green ourselves, as inspired by the show’s 2014...[MORE]

     
Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Carlie Miller   April 8, 2015
by Becka Bates

Carlie Miller is the newest member of the BatesMeron team and our resident Account Coordinator. She has a knack for all things crafty, playing the ukelele and keeping our creative team organized, so naturally, she is a great fit. I interviewed Carlie as part of our 6 Questions feature: a...[MORE]

     
BatesMeron  

Body Branding   March 31, 2015
by BatesMeron

The topic of tattoos can be a tricky one. For years, I have wanted to get “inked,” and as I approach a final decision more closely, blogging for BatesMeron presents itself as an ideal opportunity to reflect on this long-standing form of artwork. In a way, a tattoo stands as...[MORE]

     
Chuck Sanchez  

5 Signs That You Need a Design Team   March 24, 2015
by Chuck Sanchez

Business owners have a plethora of decisions to make on a daily basis. Many of these decisions require an owner to weigh the cost vs. benefit of a vendor, hire or service. Marketing and design is the multi-faceted monster that everyone knows they need but most think they cannot or...[MORE]

     
Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Courtney Wright   March 17, 2015
by Becka Bates

Courtney Wright is the founder and president of CDW Merchants, a leading provider of retail displays and packaging. Courtney exudes creativity through her entrepreneurship, personality and numerous projects. Her love for creativity means lots of fun projects for BatesMeron, like a unique marketing tool for CDW Merchants and Courtney’s stylish...[MORE]

     
Rachel Skybetter  

A Loss for Words   March 3, 2015
by Rachel Skybetter

A few months ago, back when life was warm and sunny, I wrote about my favorite, tongue-tickling words. I love those words because they aren’t used commonly, making them rare vocabulary treats for welcoming ears. The 10-cent words I love have been replaced by a lexicon of abbreviations, acronyms and made-up terms, spearheaded...[MORE]

     
Fred Schaaf  

The Game of Branding   February 23, 2015
by Fred Schaaf

There are two events in business that constantly amaze me. The first is the development of a new process. I am often energized by reading about, or being exposed to, a new way of doing something. Envisioning how this new process can improve my job performance— and the team’s performance—is,...[MORE]