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Giving Thanks For What Matters

Thanksgiving: I love the name of this holiday. In my opinion, it is one of the most extraordinary holidays we celebrate as a nation. This is the holiday that we celebrate the blessings in our lives. It is a time to gather together and express our thanks for our loved ones, our health, and all the amazing things about the world we live in. I’m forever grateful to the pilgrims and native Americans who came ...
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Let’s All Thank Squanto

We all learned about Thanksgiving as children, first from our families and then in kindergarten or grade school. How many of you made your acting debut as pilgrims or Indians in kindergarten or first grade plays? The fact of the matter is that the first feast that we now call Thanksgiving that was hosted by the first colonists in this country began an alliance between the Wampanoag tribe that endured for more than 50 years ...
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Pre-Winter and Holiday Preparations

Here we are a couple of weeks into autumn and already beginning to think about the upcoming holiday season. In addition to all the fun festivities ahead, we also turn our thoughts to travel and other potentially unpleasant things that colder winter weather ushers in. A little forethought and planning can go a long way. So, now’s a great time to think about some of the important details that can help make the holidays and ...
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Make Your Holiday Lists and Check Them Often

Anyone who knows me knows that I love the holidays. In fact, I posted a blog last month about how I do all of my holiday shopping before the end of September (If you missed it, you can read it here: Stop and Shop). The point is that I plan for the holidays well in advance so that when they arrive, I’m ready and get through them stress free! I’m going to share some of ...
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Only 115 Shopping Days Until Christmas!

As I write this, there are just 115 days until Christmas. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to do my shopping at the last minute. This is the time of year I like to take a break from my work at Stinson Printing to do some relaxed holiday shopping. Right after we get the kids off to school, I have time to leisurely stroll through the malls and shops to look for ...
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Stop and Shop

By the time you are reading this, we will have had a long Labor Day weekend. Summer vacations will be over. The kids will be back in school. And, businesses will be quieter than usual. This is my favorite time to stop working for a few days and get my holiday shopping done. Call me crazy, I’m used to it! I love my ritual. I’m practically alone in the malls and shops. I can take ...
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Keep Passwords Safe and Keep Your Data in the Cloud

Data security is more important today than ever before. Businesses and individuals alike must be vigilant. If you make any business or personal financial transactions online or share passwords or any personal information on social media sites, you could become the target of identity theft hackers. No one is immune. So keep your head out of the clouds regarding this important topic. Learn as much as you can and keep your information and data safe ...
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Our Triple Back-up Plans Keep Your Data Secure.

Everyone needs a back up plan and that’s my focus here. Today, businesses as well as individuals really need to address and explore the options for data back up. As a printer and publisher, we at Stinson have a massive amount of data to back up. Not only must it be safe, it must also be organized and stored in a way that allows us to recall a specific job months or even years later ...
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The Priceless Practice of Greeting Customers by Name

It’s no secret that I love doing business with companies that take the time to learn my name and greet me by name every time I enter their place of business or call them on the phone. And I take great pride in the fact that everyone at Stinson Press tries to go the extra mile to do the same for all of our customers. Because it’s so important to me, I like to find ...
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The Value of Superior Customer Service Over Price

If you were ever a fan of the sitcom, Cheers, like I was, you’ll remember that the bar was a place where everybody knew everyone who came in by name. It was a friendly place where people were remembered and addressed by name each time they arrived. When I go into a business and the person greets me by my name when I walk in the door, I like that. It’s an indication to me ...
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Stinson Press Continues to Embrace Change for the Better

The world is in a constant state of change. Printing companies are by far not excluded from the changes. Just consider the early days of computers. Back then the first computer filled an entire room to hold a fraction of the amount of data that can now be contained on a thumb drive.   We have cameras in our hand held phones as well as on the glasses we wear, and we sport microphones in ink ...
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Getting Comfortable with Change

We’ve been making lots of changes at Stinson Press. It might make some people uncomfortable. Our employees and partners may feel a little squirrely since change brings with it a need to learn new things and oftentimes the learning curve can be steep. Our customers might also feel a little unnerved that things aren’t going to be the way they were. However, I am a believer in the absolute necessity for change. Change, when inspired ...
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From the Power of the Printing Press to the Power of Video Production

In case you are not yet convinced about the power of video marketing, I’m providing more statistics and reasons for our decision at Stinson Press to add video production to our list of services. Soon you will be able to bring your business or passion to life with the professional help of our new full service audio/video production department. Whether you want to create a traditional Television or radio commercial or an ongoing video blog ...
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Lights, Camera, Action!

Soon you will be able to bring your business or passion to life with the professional help of our new full service audio/video production department at Stinson Press. Whether you want to create a traditional Television or radio commercial or an ongoing video blog (Vlog) or podcast for your business, whether your church wants to create educational series to post on a website or youtube, we can help you create, produce and launch your dreams ...
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Stinson Press Past, Present and Future

The story of the Stinson Press of the past covers a little more than half a century. I am not going to go into detail about that past, however, the one thing I do have to say about it is this: Stinson Press is still alive and well, which is quite an accomplishment since the printing world has changed so dramatically. Stinson Press remains a full operations printing company in business since 1965. I came ...
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From Our Hearts to The Soul of Every Order: Prints of Peace.

When you’re working for the Prince of Peace, you want to provide the highest quality printing possible. At Stinson Press, our primary clients are churches throughout the country. Because we are motivated by a Higher Power, we are dedicated to pouring our hearts, talents, skills and attention to detail into every order we print whether for a church, a small business or a self-publishing author. This is our continual motivation and mission. With that being ...
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Dwayne Foster, President and CEO of Stinson Press, Inc., Focuses on the Qualities of a Leader.

Dwayne Foster, President and CEO of Stinson Press, Inc. recognizes that many people don’t really understand what it means to lead by serving others and clarifies the role of leader as one who serves. Poplar Bluff, MO - April 4, 2016:  Dwayne Foster, Author, Speaker, President & CEO of Stinson Press, Inc, posted a new article on his website entitled, “Leaders as Servants.” An outdated view of a leader might conjure up images of booming ...
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Leaders as Servants

As a Certified John Maxwell Life Coach, one of the most significant lessons I’ve learned that seems to help others most is the concept of leader as server. Many people have the roles reversed thinking that leaders somehow coerce or persuade others to follow them by some force of will. That could not be further from the truth. In order to be a true leader, one must serve and give to others. It can get ...
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Dwayne Foster, President and CEO of Stinson Press, Inc., Reveals His Desire To Motivate and Inspire.

Dwayne Foster, President and CEO of Stinson Press, Inc. knows that each and every person has the power within to overcome and rise above life’s challenges and acknowledges that power is ultimately the same thing that serves to motivate and inspire others. Poplar Bluff, MO - March 07, 2016:  Dwayne Foster, Author, Speaker, President & CEO of Stinson Press, Inc, posted a new blog on his website entitled, “Living to Motivate and Inspire Others.” Mr ...
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Living to Motivate and Inspire Others

When I finally decided to focus on searching for my true talent instead of trying to please others who wanted me to do what they thought I should do, I found my true life’s purpose. It’s not that I was looking specifically for my purpose it’s just what happened as a result of focusing on my own life instead of on the best intentions of others. What I discovered is that I have a love ...
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Dwayne Foster, President and CEO of Stinson Press, Inc., Focuses on Church Growth in America.

Dwayne Foster, President and CEO of Stinson Press, Inc. acknowledges that even churches have life cycles and while some may age out and new ones spring into explosive growth, hope springs eternal. Poplar Bluff, MO - February 22, 2016:  Dwayne Foster, Author, Speaker, President & CEO of Stinson Press, Inc, posted a new blog on his website entitled, “Growth Fluctuates, Yet Christian Churches Remain Strong.” Mr. Foster writes, “I find the vast fluctuation among religious/church-going ...
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When it Comes to Going to Church, Does Size Matter?

Recently I’ve been thinking about why some churches grow and some don’t. I wondered if the size of a church makes a difference to those who attend. I also wondered how small churches fared in the face of a world where mega churches seem to be a growing trend. All this wondering led me to do some research. During the course of my research, I discovered an online article at Christianity Today in which a ...
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Growth Fluctuates, Yet Christian Churches Remain Strong.

I find the vast fluctuation among religious/church-going denominations throughout the U.S. fascinating. While some churches experience limited growth then whither and fade, other churches begin small and experience explosive growth. The reasons for these highs and lows of course vary dramatically, but it made me wonder about the actual growth of churches in America. Just the other day I came across an article in Chritianitytoday.com that states, “Christianity's share of the population may be decreasing, ...
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Are you an Author?

Are you a new author looking for an outlet to help publish your book?  Stinson Press is a full operations printing company and we have been in business since 1965. We can help with not only your self-publishing needs, we are also equipped to handle a variety of digital printing needs, including: Envelopes Letterheads Brochures Posters Signs and so much more... Stinson Press works hard to take the stress off of you and help you ...
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Holidays

With Thanksgiving just around the corner we begin to think about how fast the year has slipped away from us and how blessed we are to have family and friends. Then just around the corner from turkey day, is Christmas and then a short hop to New Years Day. 2017 is just breathing down our necks. Since we are publishers we are working on stories now for the year 2018. It still amazes me how ...
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Memorial Day – Unedited Uncut

Hello! I hope and pray that you and your family have a safe and restful weekend. For many they will take to the highways and skies to go and visit family or take advantage of the four day weekend that many will have. But let's not forget the medical staff, police, fire and the people who work in the resturants, radio stations and on and on that keep us rolling while we are off. Take ...
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