Protect yourself and your customers

Flu season has hit hard and early this year.  Wreaking havoc on the majority of the US already with the worst yet to come.    There are easy suggestions to avoid getting sick – we have heard them all before but soon forget.  Wash your hands, avoid touching your face and mouth, and getting some moderate exercise.  Also, It has been proven that exercise can strength your immune system so  you stay healthy.  Just remember, gyms are teeming in germs so bring hand sanitizer to protect yourself when you are there.

Check out the article from CNN – http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/09/health/us-flu-season/index.html?iref=allsearch

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Small Business Saturday Tips

Small Business Saturday is almost here!  This Saturday, November 24, marks the 3rd annual day that this event will be held.  As small business owners, planning and developing ways to effectively enhance your business image is a vital process in attracting and procuring customers during this day.

Inform the Customer, Raise Awareness.  Letting people know that Small Business Saturday is on November 24, or this Saturday, is crucial.  Many people are aware of national events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but being that Small Business Saturday is only in its third year, they still might be unaware.  When customers come into your store during this week, let them know that the event …read more

Small Business Saturday!

November 24, 2012 is a day dedicated towards showing our support for small business nationwide.  Small Businesses create more jobs and opportunities than any other business in the nation.With the support of American Express, last year over one hundred million people came together and dedicated their efforts shopping “small.” National Pen recognizes that the majority of our customers are in fact small businesses.  Whether you need promotional tools, items for giveaways, or products to highlight your small business, let us serve you with all your needs!  Come visit us @National Pen …read more

Stay Positive!

October is Positivity Month.  Looking for some ways to stay on top and be more efficient?  Here are some ideas to manage energy and promote positivity:

The Power of a Good Night Sleep.  While days generally consist of long hours at work followed by trying to complete tasks afterwards, many people underestimate just how important sleep plays in the energy that we have.  According to the American Psychological Association, 40% of adults suffer from daytime sleepiness a few days a month, and another 20% suffer a few days a week as a result of their sleep habits.  This reduces energy, well-being, and ultimately causes daily activities to hinder as a result.  By aiming to average at least …read more

Do Your Part, Raise Awareness!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast Cancer has touched and afflicted the lives of many, and it is during this month that we all should take time to acknowledge this devastating disease.  Whether you are a fighter, survivor, or somebody that has been touched by the disease, we should all take part in raising awareness to promote hope, further inform those around us, and seek advancement in medicine for a cure.

How can one become involved?  There are many ways this October to become involved in the fight against Breast Cancer.  Whether through charitable acts, joining a fundraiser, or simply donning the pink ribbon to show your support, anyone has the power to raise awareness.  The most …read more

Let Us Better Serve You!

This week is National Customer Service Week, and we at National Pen are always looking for ways to better extend excellent customer service to those who do business with us.  Customer Service is highly important to our company because ensuring that our products fulfill your needs and wants is our top priority.

In any business, it is the company’s duty and responsibility to ensure satisfaction on all fronts.  The customer is the main determinant of business prosperity and without the customer, there can be no business.  Below are service highlights that have shaped National Pen Co. and our mission towards generating excellent customer …read more

What’s a QR Code?

Do you know what a QR code is?  If you answered no, you’re not alone.  QR codes have become a popular advertising tool so let’s run through the basics.What is a QR code?A Quick Response (QR) code is a type of barcode.  Shaped like a square, the code contains a pattern of black square dots and stores information for users to access when they scan the code using a mobile device.  Here’s an example of a QR code for an NFL promotion on Pens.com.
How do I read a QR code?If your smartphone doesn’t already have a QR code reader installed, there are several free QR code readers that you can …read more

Catch Summer Games Fever!

Are you as excited about the Summer Games as we are?  The amazing athletes in London are giving us something to cheer about as we head into the dog days of summer.  In case you’ve missed out on the fun, here are some our favorite moments so far:- Michael Phelps swimming his final race to win gold and retire as the most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 22 medals, 18 gold. – The Fab 5 taking gold in gymnastics for the first time since 1996.  – Usain Bolt sprinting 100m to gold in just 9.63 seconds.  Wow, that’s fast!- Gabby Douglas aka “The Flying squirrel” becoming the first black Olympic gold medalist in the all-around gymnastics competition.It’s not all about winning.  Double amputee Oscar Pistorius was …read more

Keeping America Strong


This week, we honor American Presidents, past and present.  It’s a fitting time to think about how we keep our country and local economy strong.  A recent study by Booz and Company found that, “Today, U.S. manufacturers provide about 75% of the products that Americans consume.  But that number could soar to 95% within a few years if business and government leaders take the right actions. Conversely, if the sector remains neglected, that output could fall by half, meeting less than 40% of U.S. demand.”We at National Pen are pushing toward that 95%.  We continue to expand our selection of products 100% Made in the USA.  Many of our top-selling products are manufactured at …read more