Timing is everything. Eavesdropping isn't pretty but sometimes the end result is a Godsend.

In early July, I overheard a tidbit of conversation that allowed me to boost sales for Kaczor Ravioli Company and get John's fruit-filled pierogies some extra visibility. More recently, I happened to be in the Kittanning Public Library and heard a young man asking for a job application. Before Andrew had a chance to walk away, I asked him what type of work he was (is) looking for and, within minutes, Andrew and his girlfriend Stefanie and I were talking about him working for me.

So far Andrew and I have covered a lot of ground. At 16 years of age, he is a willing learner. At 63, I've been around long enough to have lots to teach him plus Stefanie is likely to help both of us from time to time.

Need to get the word out on a low budget? Call Andrew @ 724-487-9568 or send an email to bows...@gmail.com

UPDATE: Andrew goes to school during weekdays and is also working for Villa Rosa so he might not be able to get back to you immediately. Text or leave a voicemail. Thanks, Carl

As we can now see 1/4 of 2014 plus a few days in the rear-view mirror, we have to look back at our logistics over the past seven years and learn what we could have done better.  Could we have used our unsold space to help more local nonprofits?

Could we have published more local news more often?  Would a few hundred extra per year help your budget?

Brainstorming welcome.  Call Carl @ 724-822-4249.

Our offerings have changed slightly since the beginning of 2013 but, with wishes for a GREAT 2014, get in touch with your favorite sales rep and let's get busy bringing more customers to your door.

  • Monica Coleman - 724-290-0951
  • Marsha Neel - 660-525-1496 (moving back soon from Missouri, Marsha grew up in the Freeport area.)
  • Carl Bromley, the Placemat guy, aka "Idea Guy" -  724-822-4249
  • Julia Duris -  724-548-7249

Before mid-February, we will be printing new placemats in all but one of our service areas so NOW is the best time to call.

Allison Cousins is heading up a group to keep the Ford City 4th of July weekend a special time for local families and for FC alumni to have a special week to revisit where they grew up.

Simpler times are a-coming!  Local4All is working to simplify the sales process while keeping the same level of service to customers and partner restaurants.

With only two days before the Remember When concert at 10th St Station in Ford City, it's time to check with Janny's Hallmark or Marcia's Garden to see if there are any tickets left.  Local4All may have 1-2 seats left at their table.  First come, first serve.  Call Carl @ 724-664-1221.  [Note from Carl:  Since I have an out-of-town commitment, Julie will be playing hostess at the table.]

In preparation for their Mountain Bike Race this weekend, Neill Andritz and RRWA volunteers will meet at the main parking lot on Wednesday Sept 4th (bring your own tools if you have them) to fix washed out areas of the mountain bike trail, time to be announced.  One of the members of the mountain bike race committee will go out to the site with Neill before then to assess damages and create a to-do list.

About RRWA, the Trail, and related information on their website, www.rrwa.org

On Facebook, search for "Roaring Run Trail'.

 

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Little did I know that Joy Mulkern's invitation to connect on LinkedIn.com would result in a win-win within 24 hours of reading.  She and her husband Jim have two businesses and need to be somewhat frugal in how they spend their advertising budget.  They chose to invest in our 'Enhanced Brochure' which allows their customers to post comments.  I'm looking forward to hearing more about them.  http://polywood.local4all.com

As most of you know, I am always looking for new and fresh content for our website and check out these black and gold rockers!

Polywood rockers in black and gold
Great decor for the Steelers faithful

Got any Steeler fans in the family?  Here's a novel gift idea.

Their other business is building Jim Barna log homes and, while financing has been a struggle for some of their buyers in the past two years, they say 2010 has a lot of potential.  You can read about the J&J (Jim and Joy) Experience on their log homes website - http://www.jimbarnaofpa.com - and see some really nice pictures.