In early March, Rochelle and I headed to San Antonio to take part in the ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Conference and Exhibition. Besides reminding ourselves to speak slowly (hey- it’s Texas and we are a bunch of ‘fast talkin’ Easterners’) we had a great time speaking to teachers, principals, and school administrators from across the country and around the world.
We showed off our rolls of ribbon, medals, and the popular Field Day and Honor Roll multicolor ribbons. Teachers were impressed that our prices enable even those on a tight budget to give an award to a deserving student.
Outside of the conference, we had fun visiting the Alamo, strolling the Riverwalk, taking a Riverboat tour, and generally being tourists. Scroll down for the fun stuff… the pictures!
Rochelle and I in front of our booth.
The entrance to the Exhibit Hall.
Can you find us? I gave you a little help.
Here I am posing with the Britannica SmartMath mascot.
the requisite Alamo shot
Our Riverboat guide, who was from Missouri....hmm...
They do things a little differently in Texas!
I am really excited about some new catalogs that we are mailing soon. I just finished proof reading a copy of our upcoming Athletic catalog. We have changed formats, and this book will show up in the new “slim jim” format that is post office friendly. Sue (our art director) has gone to town with new photography, new products and a host of other improvements that everyone is bound to love. For example, the longer format of the slim jim really helps to show off ribbons – which are long and skinny to begin with.
In addition, we have done new photography for almost the entire book. The medals look classier and everything really ‘pops’. I hope that our customer’s love the catalog.
I get to see the new school catalog in a couple of days. I hope that the results are similarly encouraging!