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Hello!   We’re glad you found us. This is your invitation to join the Lasting Impressions community.  Subscribe to our blog and receive inspiration, innovation, and strategic ma...

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The Curve In The Road

21 hours ago

There are no straight lines in life. Change occurs all the time. Whether it is blatant or it sneaks up on us through competition, innovation, or life events, the business playing field is always new. ...

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Dreamers and doers, this is for you

Sep 15

The American Dream is the belief that anyone, regardless of where they were born or what class they were born into, can attain their version of success in a society where upward mobility is possible f...

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End of Summer Sale

Sep 08

The best of summer gear is on sale now through September 30.  Shop our catalog and contact us to inquire about the products you love, request samples, receive a quote, or to place your order. To...

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Ready, Set, Shop

Sep 03

When is the last time you were delighted? Surprised? Recognized? Thanked in a tangible, creative way? Do you remember how it made you feel? All these adjectives lead to a memorable experience. &n...

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How to Become a Real Estate Tycoon

Aug 25

90% of the world’s millionaires have been created by investing in real estate according to an article published in February, 2020 by The College Investor. The buy, hold, and accumulate real est...

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Rise and Grind

Aug 19

Time is the only thing we can’t get back in this world. Once you spend it, it is gone. So you’ve got to make sure you spend your time wisely. And make good choices. There is a secret...

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Ship to home just got really exciting. See how.

Jul 24

Ready for a whole new way to delight the people that matter most to your business?   Whether you are seeking solutions to: Ignite employee morale,  Thank customers, or Wow attende...

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How to Create Game Changing Results

Jul 13

Did you read The Half Time Report? We are at the start of Q3, the most important business quarter of the year. What is your score? The concept of “Game-Changer” or being a game-changer is...

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The Half Time Report

Jul 01

Have you ever wondered what a coach says to his players in the locker room at half time when the team is down by what seems an insurmountable number of points? I’ve had one, and only one, quote ...

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Make Your Next Virtual Meeting Unforgettable

Jun 29

Have you considered how you will reallocate your venue, flight, hotel, food, trade show budgets and more to make an unforgettable impact with attendees at virtual meetings? Branded merchandise is the ...

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The Fuel of Hard Work Starts with You

Jun 29

"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." Babe Ruth "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." Abraham Lincoln "Perseverance is the hard work...

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Health Care Items, Safety Signage, and More!

Jun 24

Now is the time to consider your “back to work” strategy. Announce you are open with signage, direct where to stand with social distancing removable floor grips, protect with hand sani...

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Every day is fresh with no mistakes

Jun 24

Some of the greatest wisdom I learned came from my childhood. I loved the character “Anne” in the Anne of Green Gables series written by LM Montgomery. The quote “Every day is fresh ...

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It's Game Time! How to Apply the 4 G's and Win

Jun 15

Covid-19 has wiped the monopoly board clean. As America reopens for business, it is critical to understand we are amidst the greatest reset in the history of business. Time to reimagine your company, ...

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One and Done! Health Safety Kits

May 22

Create confidence with your employees for a safe start with a PPE kit. Everything you need in one item. Choose from a variety of price points and product mixes branded with your company logo. Orderin...

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How To Lead In Tough Times

May 13

It’s easy to look like a star when times are good, but when times are tough, your true character comes into full view. Regardless of what your company environment was before Covid-19, the atmosp...

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Preparing for the Greatest Onboarding Effort of All Time

May 12

Hello! Whether you are inviting your entire team back or only a portion of the workforce, preparing for a safe return is important.  At Lasting Impressions, we can make this project easy! We c...

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The Month of May is Your Runway

May 11

Our greatest asset is talent. The people who make our companies hum. The folks who drive innovation, go the extra mile and connect our products and services to customers.    Given the ...

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What You Need To Go Back To Work!

May 06

Business planning for a safe re-opening in Washington State has been posted to the Challenge Seattle website. There are two reports you can download from the home page:   Summary & Chec...

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Is your team heading back to work?

Apr 28

  Lasting Impressions can serve you with health safety products. Below are current styles, pricing and lead times. TO ORDER: Please contact Janet McNaughton. 425.822.6651. Janet@Last...

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Back to Work Kit. Hand Sanitizers, Masks & More.

Apr 28

Is your team heading back to work?   As more companies are granted “essential status” you may be pondering how to keep your team safe and healthy.  Lasting Impressions is p...

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How to Pivot Cancelled Events into a Wow!

Apr 21

One of the greatest issues to solve in the tradeshow, conference and meetings industry is rebooking cancelled events due to COVID-19. Securing a new date can be done. But how do you make that new even...

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Directing Your Brand Forward

Apr 17

Signage is relevant now.  In creative ways you may not have ever thought of!  I invite you to review our idea starter catalog.  Click Here. I promise you will be intrigued wit...

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Pay it Forward

Apr 15

  It takes all of us to make a difference for each of us – especially if those who can, Pay it Forward!  As with many small businesses, we are working hard to get...

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Health Safety Swag for April

Apr 07

Good news! Yes, Lasting Impressions can serve you with a variety of health safety products. Below are current styles, pricing and lead times. Hand Sanitizers Pre-order now for delivery at the end of...

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How to Positively Impact your Team at Home

Apr 02

Wondering how to make a positive impact with your employee team while they are working from home?   How about sending a “movie night” gift pack to your employees’ home wit...

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Happy Hour Goes Virtual

Mar 31

Over, under, around or through . . .   Whether you want to connect with your clients or socialize with colleagues, Lasting Impressions has creative ideas on how to elevate and celebrate your vi...

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You've Got Mail!

Mar 26

Mailers have proven to be a fun, effective way to reach and impact your audience.  Whether your audience is your staff, customers, or prospects, who can refuse a little love showing up i...

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So much time, so little to do . . .

Mar 24

So much time, so little to do after the work day is done.   How about sending games to your employees’ home with a note of thanks and encouragement?   The Lasting Impression team c...

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Tools Employees Need to Succeed At Home

Mar 19

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. What are you doing to keep your people going? For the next few weeks, your team is making extraordinary sacrifices to propel your business forward. W...

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Can Do! Health Safety Swag

Mar 13

Good news!  Yes, Lasting Impressions can serve you with N95 face masks and 75% alcohol-based hand sanitizers in a variety of styles.  Hand sanitizer branding with your logo is available for...

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March Magic

Mar 06

Believe We do. Since 1996 The Lasting Impressions Team has created branded apparel and promotional products to drive revenue and build internal teams for you, our treasured customers. We hope you vie...

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Why is this our passion?

Feb 12

Because when you give branded apparel to your team, it provides employees with a sense of belonging. According to Webster's, belonging is a basic human need, just like the need for food and shelter. W...

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It’s a new day, a new year and a new decade

Jan 06

Your dreams determine your destiny. How big are you dreaming? According to Sir Richard Branson, if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough. 2020 is the year to go BIG –...

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See Yourself at Columbia Winery

Mar 26, 2019

Laurel Dosch, Winery Events Manager at Columbia Winery, created a stand-out wedding showcase for the gorgeous Weddings in Woodinville 10-year anniversary tour. See Yourself at Columbia Winery ...

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A Sense of Purrpose

Mar 18, 2019

Nancy Howard is a cat lady on a mission. Founder and owner of The Whole Cat and Kaboodle in two locations--Kirkland and Redmond--and the Cocoa Cat Café in Redmond, Nancy believes "every hom...

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Weddings in Woodinville

Feb 13, 2019

"Eat, Drink and be Married" 10 Year Anniversary When the Northwest's top event professionals join forces, you can expect the party of the decade. The January 27th Weddings in Woodinville Ten Year...

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February Trends

Feb 12, 2019

"The Noblest Art is that of Making Others Happy." - P.T. Barnum Two important trends for 2019 A sure-fire way to win our younger customers over is to show them we understand their world. T...

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We Can Live in a World that we Design

Jan 22, 2019

In with the New: New strategies and new promotional productsattract new customers PT Barnum was hailed as the Steve Jobs of his time because he understood how to generate wild enthusiasm for produ...

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The Greatest Show Workshop @ Meydenbauer Center

Jan 15, 2019

The Impossible Comes True When we asked Janet about The Greatest Show marketing series which launched in Bellevue on January 15, she said the spark was ignited in 2018 when she set a goal to bring ...

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Thank You For Visiting The Greatest Show

Oct 18, 2018

There was a lot going on at our Northwest Event Show exhibit. Did you catch it all? Below is a recap of the show specials and strategic tools we offer to assist you in transforming your next event int...

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Transforming Employees into High Performance Teams

Oct 18, 2018

Thank you for attending the EventTALK on Transforming Employees into High Performance Teams. As you consider your upcoming projects, how can Lasting Impressions serve you in elevating the face to face...

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Tomorrow is the day!

Oct 15, 2018

It’s finally here – the Northwest Event Show! We’ve been hard at work to make sure this is the best year yet for all of the attendees. On your way into the show, stop by one of our ...

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One Week To Go!

Oct 09, 2018

Only one week to go until the 2018 Northwest Event Show! Do you have a plan of attack for the big day? Let the Connectors be your guide – grab one of our registration cards from any of the ten ...

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Transforming Employees into High Performance Teams

Oct 02, 2018

Join Me! The Northwest Event Show | 11 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | October 16, 2018Washington State Convention Center Most employees know what it looks like to be a part of a high-performance team. Ever wa...

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The Countdown Is On!

Oct 02, 2018

There’s just two weeks left until the Northwest Event Show on October 16th at the Washington State Convention Center! We’ve gathered ten of the best vendors the region has to offer, from ...

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Northwest Event Show

Sep 28, 2018

Join Me! The Northwest Event Show | 11 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | October 16, 2018Washington State Convention Center Do you plan meetings, trade shows, conferences or events for your company? If the an...

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Building Your Network: It’s Just Good Business

Aug 23, 2018

Janet recently presented at a workshop for exhibitors of the upcoming Northwest Event Show. Her introductory story was an idea that can radically expand your business prospects in a matter of months. ...

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NWES Workshop #1 - Big Picture Planning for Optimum Results

Jun 04, 2018

Get ready for show time! The Northwest Event Show is preparing a breakthrough to new levels of success for exhibitors and attendees alike. BUTLER Seattle values your partnership and invites you to inn...

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How to Create A Business Uniform Your Team Will Love

May 15, 2018

From Wall Street “corporate” to Seattle “high-tech cool” the definition of a uniform has shifted to include individuality and personality. Apparel is the highest category of s...

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Wellness Trends, Strategies & Products

May 04, 2018

Jump start or reboot your company’s wellness program with these three strategies: 1. Promote Wellness Communication is a critical success factor in every corporate program. Employe...

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The New Power Suit

Apr 11, 2018

Big changes are sweeping across offices around the world. From a changed generational mix to technological advances, our office walls are breaking down as we redefine what it means to “go to wor...

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Building a Dynamic Workplace Strategy

Mar 16, 2018

We believe a company’s prosperity depends on the perfect combination of employees and clients: Talent and sales pipelines are valued equally. Given the tight labor market, workplace strategy ha...

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Better Together

Feb 15, 2018

Lasting Impressions joins Butler Seattle to "transform the future of meetings." Partnering with another business in your community is a great way to grow. Here’s a story about how Lasting Imp...

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Renewed Commitment

Jan 22, 2018

Join us in our quest to grow your business through known, repeatable, proven strategies. Our theme for 2018 is Success Strategies:  Promotional plans and products that lift your company higher. ...

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New Year - New ERA!

Jan 08, 2018

  Just when you thought you had opened your last gift for a while, Lasting Impressions would like to offer a winning strategy to get your business off to a roaring start in the year ahea...

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The North Face Brand IS Here. Shop Now!

Nov 05, 2017

The North Face® brand of outerwear is officially available to the promotional products industry. To shop for the styles, you and your team love, I invite you to view our digital catalog below. The...

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The Impact of Personalized Calendars vs Holiday Cards

Sep 27, 2017

Finish the year strong or jump start the New Year with a promotion that offers staying power. If you have traditionally sent holiday cards, how about considering a strategy that will make a 12-mont...

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Strategies to Secure Meetings with Top Prospects & Talent

Sep 17, 2017

Our business is sourcing and creatively decorating the right promotional products. In today’s marketplace where everything counts, we give our customers a competitive advantage to attracting, at...

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Drinkware: Learn. . .Shop. . . Love

Aug 25, 2017

Our goal at Lasting Impressions is to lift everything you do – HIGHER! With drinkware, that translates into: Trend setting styles to propel your brand forward. Copper lined products to keep...

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How To Pick The Perfect Backpack

Aug 14, 2017

Are you planning an educational class that can benefit from a graduation / completion reward? Did you issue new laptops or tablets? Is it time to replace your existing backpacks? Are you onboardi...

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Sponsorships: How To Plan For Success

Jul 17, 2017

Experience Marketing Aligning your company’s brand with causes you are committed to internally and externally communicates what your company values. Sponsorship opportunities run the gamut. Whe...

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The Difference Between Buying “Swag” and Sales Tools

Jun 13, 2017

True, every organization benefits from business essentials branded with their logo to advance their brand. At Lasting Impressions we are committed to lifting all of your promotional merchandise &ndash...

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Out Think Your Opponents On The Golf Course

May 03, 2017

Advance Your Brand Golf tournaments, company outings, and sponsorships at every level are positioned as a platform to strategically build business. Golf is A Mental Game With high profile busines...

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Onboarding: Making New Employees Instant Team Members

Apr 10, 2017

Saying “Welcome” Well The process of attracting, attaining and retaining talent is serious business. Communicating why you are in business and what you are committed to as a company b...

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Leadership: How To Get A Stroke Ahead

Mar 13, 2017

Be Smart The pursuit of excellence is a race without end. From my perspective, it is encouraging to know that I can become better every day. Below are two of my favorite resources for getting ahea...

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Sales & Marketing: Are You Playing To Win?

Feb 27, 2017

Sales is a contact Sport In today’s economy, only 10-15% of a company’s customer database is positioned to purchase at any given time. Generating new prospects, managing qualified leads ...

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Trade Shows: You've Only Got 3 Seconds!

Jan 23, 2017

“If I Had More Time, I Would Have Written a Shorter Letter.” This quote from Benjamin Franklin can be applied to trade shows! Given the mere seconds available to garner and keep attenti...

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