Giving LifeLong Cutlery as your next closing gift? While our knives are great on their own, you can go the extra mile with some perfect, indulgent pairings! Your new homeowners will appreciate the added thoughtfulness, and your business will benefit from the memorable referral.
So if you're ready to become the master of gift-giving, we've put together some quick and simple ideas for you:
1. Cheese knife — pair with a selection of locally produced cheeses and a complementary wine. Not a connoisseur? You can still look like one with this helpful cheese and wine pairing guide.
2. Sandwich knife (center) — gift with bagels and cream cheese from your go-to bagel shop. If your clients are new to the area, they'll appreciate you introducing them to a favorite local business.
3. Bread knife — pair with homemade bread from your community farmers market and a bottle of flavored olive oil. You can also gift it with an Amish Friendship Bread starter bag. Designed to be shared, friendship bread is a great way for your homeowners to meet their new neighbors!
4. Chef knives — Complement these culinary workhorses with a beautiful cookbook or a subscription to a cooking magazine, like Bon Appétit or Food & Wine. Your clients will be eager to show off new creations — and their LifeLong Cutlery — to friends and family.
Magnets USA celebrates 25th anniversary with move to Vinton
VINTON - Jan. 30, 2015 - Well-versed in the needs of real estate agents, one Roanoke-based company has had its own share of property dealings recently.
Earlier this month, Magnets USA, producer of more than 20 million magnetized marketing products annually, made the move from Connecticut Avenue in Roanoke to a new home in Vinton.
The transition, which required an exhaustive, six-month renovation of the old Grumman Fire Truck building, means 70 percent more space for production.
“We have been bursting at the seams,” said President Alan Turner, who joined his brother’s company in 1995. “We now have room to reorganize our processes, improve quality, speed delivery times and improve employee and customer satisfaction.”
Turner, along with the company’s 60 full-time employees, is eager to see what the extra breathing room will yield.
“It opens up a huge door to possibilities we could only dream of before,” Turner said. “I believe the creativity and ingenuity of our employees will be unleashed in our new facility. It’s like we are breaking out of a box.”
Jennifer Beishir, programs manager and Vinton resident, sees the move as an asset to the town and the local economy.
“With so many companies moving out of the Roanoke Valley,” Beishir said, “how could you not be excited that not only are we growing, but we have decided to stay in the Valley and add growth to an amazing corner of it?”
Though its client base comes primarily from the real estate industry, Magnets USA services the Chicago Bears, the Salem Red Sox, Kid Rock Enterprises, Burning Man, FloydFest, the American Quilter’s Association and many local schools. In November, Magnets USA donated 500 commemorative fundraiser magnets to the Roanoke Rescue Mission’s Drumstick Dash.
“In the early days, we really just needed warehouse space and room for our customer service team,” said Dale Turner, who founded the company in 1990 and serves as president of marketing and sales. “Now we produce everything. Our new facility gives us all that, plus room to expand our product lines.”
Products range from magnetic calendars and sports schedules to custom magnets and business cards. Last year marked the launch of their premium closing and corporate gift, LifeLong Cutlery.
In 2010, Magnets USA was named Small Business of the Year by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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