Customer Spotlight: Love Haiti Fund

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We LOVE our customers and the fantastic work they do! This week, we caught up with local customer Jeremiah Burris, founder of the Love Haiti Fund, to find out more about his organization and what they’re up to.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Okay, so it might be a little late, but our friends over at Go Media nominated us to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Not only did we boldly accept the challenge, but we put a Jakprints spin on it! Continue Reading…

Volunteering at the Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Jakprints-Employees-Walk-To-End-Alzheimers-9.19.14On September 21, some of our employees from Jakprints and IndieMerchandising volunteered at the Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

The event, which took place at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, drew more than 4,000 people and raised upwards of $290,000 for Alzheimer’s awareness and research. Our very own Kit, Kate, Aruhn and Wanida were on hand to pass out water and granola bars to those participating. Congratulations to the Cleveland Alzheimer’s Association, the volunteers and participants who made the event a success!

 

Revving up Support for Pediatric Cancer Research

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Our friends over at Flashes of Hope/Kick–it do some pretty great things to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Check out these awesome shirts for a recent event featuring NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon!

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Employee Spotlight: Dan Byler

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Name:
Dan Byler

Position: I’m the Sales Manager. Since we don’t have an official outside sales staff I’m actually the first guy to delve into that role as well.

Years at Jakprints: 8

Favorites.

Color: Black, dark grey, sometimes white and red.

Food:  Anything fresh. I’m not a very picky eater but I prefer the good stuff whenever possible.

Movie: For some reason I’m partial to movies that are shot or set outside of the United States, like The Lives of Others. I also enjoy horror movies in the theater.  Insidious was a blast. I also saw Tron Legacy in 3D twice in the theater. I regret not seeing it a third time. My favorite skate video is a film by Pontus Alv called The Strongest of the Strange, which happens to be the title of a poem by Charles Bukowski. The soundtrack is really great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neutral Milk Hotel

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Band/Musician: Man, I listen to so much different stuff it’s hard to say. Lately I keep coming back to stuff like Neutral Milk Hotel, Howlin Wolf, Wooden Shjips, Frank Fairfield, Smog, and Carsick Cars. I always enjoy High On Fire live too.

Book/Author: I usually am reading motorcycle repair manuals or motorcycle and skate magazines; but for real authors I like the works of Twain, Bukowski, Vonnegut and Hemmingway. I get into other random stuff like this book on Shape Shifters that a coworker lent me. Currently I’m in the middle of reading a book by Yvon Chouinard, the founder and owner of Patagonia. It’s a pretty good read and he seems like an interesting guy so far.

What do you like to do in your free time?  I have more interests in life than I dare to entertain. I attempt to keep it limited to skateboarding, riding motorcycles fast, shooting film photography, and spending time with my wonderful girlfriend. I run a website (www.savemefromordinary.com) that’s a pretty leisurely skate blog. I’ve also recently gotten into hand-guns which has been fun. Continue Reading…

Jakprints Employee SpotlightNick Larich

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Since starting as a Boxer in Full Color Finishing four years ago, Nick LaRich has been moving and shaking his way through the JP ranks. Currently, LaRich ensures your custom, full color orders look great and are on schedule as our Job Controller. He’s a flurry of energy, often seen running from department to department, iPad in hand; his upbeat, vociferous personality and positive attitude have won him accolades from fellow JPers.

Favorites

Color: Blue

Food: Steak

Movie: Goodfellas or Casino

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Ice Cream Man: Slingin’ the Cream, Livin’ the Dream

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Matt Allen: The Ice Cream Man has been traveling to concerts, music festivals and events all over the U.S. for several years to follow a simple dream: to give away free ice cream.

And he is definitely living his dream – over 170,000 frosty treats to date have been given away at music festivals and events like Bonnaroo, FolkFest, Rothbury and Comic-Con to name a few.
The operation is founded by Matt’s imagination and funded through advertising, sponsors, promotions and merchandising. “I want to give away ice cream. It’s that simple. I can’t be the only one who thinks this is a good idea. Why not bring all of these like-minded people together to do great things?”

Jakprints couldn’t resist being a part of such a unique venture when we met him at SXSW several years ago and we have been on board since the beginning – helping to establish the Ice Cream Man brand with print materials such as stickers, ice cream boxes, business cards and Off The Wookie (Ice Cream Man’s magazine)
Through cross-promoting with Ice Cream Man, Jakprints has generated over $100,000 in revenue over three years and the numbers continue to rise. But mostly, we just think it’s
cool that a guy with a dream of traveling the nation, giving away ice cream is making it happen.

Matt recently visited Jakprints… Slingin’ Cream, Livin’ the Dream:

The Ice Cream Man is here!

Ice Cream Man slips Jacob a Choco-Taco under the radar

Ice Cream Man bringing joy to the masses!

Ice Cream Man and Jakprints’ own Angie Franklin

You can follow the Ice Cream Man at http://icecreamman.com/ and on Twitter

Jakprints to attend D-Fest Music Conference & Festival

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For the 6th consecutive year, Jakprints is proud to announce we will be attending DFest in Tulsa, OK this Friday and Saturday July 24-25.

The event began as small festival at a bar in Tulsa to help co-founders Tom Green and Angie DeVore-Green and their band Ultrafix win a Jim Beam/Rolling Stone Magazine Best Unsigned Band Contest.

Since then, it has evolved into a 2 day music festival and conference that brings together professionals in the music industry, music enthusiasts, and emerging artists from across the U.S to celebrate diversity in music.

This years event is sure to be another success – featuring over 160 artists on 13 different stages with headliners including Cake and The Black Crowes.

The festival also offers educational panels, clinics and a tradeshow where you can take advantage of networking and resource opportunities in the music industry.

And for the first year in the events’ history, a Yoga conference sponsored by Whole Foods Market will be incorporated into the festivities. (Talk about diversity!)

As a sponsor of the event (we printed the programs for this year’s festival – make sure you get one!) we are proud to attend and hope we see some of you there!

For more information about DFest, visit dfest.com

PROUD to Support East Meets West

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Public Square Group is partnering up again with eS Game of SKATE for the 2nd Annual East Meets West in Slavic Village (Cleveland, OH). This tournament of technical skate wizardry will take place this coming Saturday May 16th at 4:30 pm. Sign-up begins at 4:00 pm. Click here for registration details, the rules of engagement, and directions.

*The Woodpusher T-shirts you see above were printed by Jakprints.com! The Woodpushers will be attending East Meets West on Saturday.

This is a pretty cool video. Check it out!

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East Meets West – eS Game of SKATE 2009 from Public Square Group on Vimeo.

We are a PROUD SUPPORTER of “Clean and Green”

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Saturday, May 30th, 2009
11:00am-3:00pm
White Plains, New York (about 40 mins NE of NYC)
www.clean-and-green.org
“Clean and Green” is anexciting green event intended to promote environmental awareness in the White Plains, NY community. There will be entertainment, food, childrens activities and a forum for local businesses to promote their green products.All the promotional items printed for the event were printed by Jakprints.com on “green” stocks with soy and vegetable-based ink! Learn more about our eco-friendly printing at www.jakprints.com/green-printing.
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