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Frame USA’s Annual Chili Cook-Off

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On Friday the 13th, Frame USA once again hosted it’s annual chili cook-off! This year there were three different competitors who brought their own homemade chili recipes for us all to tryout. There was chicken chili, turkey chili and a spicy beef chili that the entire company feasted on.

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All three chilies were delicious and attempting to select a winner tore the company apart. In addition to the chili we also had people bring in very tasty side dishes including homemade cornbread, jalapeno cornbread, black bean brownies and spinach artichoke dip among other things.

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Take a look at how the employees were enjoying the feast!

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Columbus Day 2017 — Monday, October 9

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Columbus Day is a national holiday which celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus landing in America on October 12, 1492. It wasn’t until 1905 in Colorado that Columbus Day first became an official state holiday, it later became a federal holiday in 1937. Fast forward  33 years (October 12th 1970) and Columbus Day has been fixed to the second Monday in October.

Recently there has been opposition to Columbus day. Citizens are opposed to celebrating Columbus, as he was someone who brutally exploited, kidnapped and enslaved native people he encountered, as well as the decimation of indigenous people of the Americas from disease and conflict with European colonists.

That resulted in the creation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, this is a holiday celebrating the native people of America. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is an official city and state holiday in numerous cities across the US with the intention of honoring Native Americans, their history and culture. Indigenous Peoples’ Day began in Berkeley, California in 1992 and later spread to Santa Cruz in 1994 and then to other cities and states in the mid-to-late 2010s.

Framerica’s Corners for the Cure

Corners For The Cure
Corners For The Cure

“Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into surrounding tissues or spread to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get breast cancer too. 

Symptoms of breast cancer include a lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple and changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast. One out of every eight women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime because it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.”

To help with the vision, Frame USA will be donating to Framerica’s Corners for the Cure breast cancer awareness in appreciation for your online order for the month of October.

We are proud to support this great organization. Be sure to donate during the checkout process to help us support this great charity!

Corners For The Cure GFI Banner
Corners For The Cure GFI Banner

Cross Training at Frame USA

Cross Training

Recently, production has been putting a lot of emphasis on cross training employees. Employees are no longer trained just for one job or one line. Now many employees are being trained and gaining the flexibility to perform multiple duties. For example, someone working on the saw might also be trained to fill or shrink-wrap. Now, a filler might be trained to work on special custom jobs which are more complex than their typical line work.

Cross training is smart because it allows employees to be more versatile and fill in when we’re short staffed or an important worker is missing. It also helps people rise to leadership positions by building skill sets. Working a day in a different department allows people to understand the unique challenges faced as an order moves from upstairs, through the saw room, to production and then packing.

In these months of large back to school orders, vacations and saying farewell to our summer help, things have been pretty hectic. Everyone at Frame USA has put in the extra effort, time and dedication to keep our numbers up and make sure orders go out on time. In order to help out on other lines, almost everyone in production has gone outside their comfort zone. Many covered new positions and learned new skills as a result. because people are willing to learn and work together we are all able to meet our goals.

Being willing to learn pays off in many ways. Learning a new skill can get you ready for a new job, such as being a joiner. It can give you more options as well. A filler who helps out on complex orders might end up spending a few days in the retail store to help.

By cross training we’re making Frame USA more efficient and flexible and creating employees that are smart, skilled and able to jump in wherever needed. I want to give props to everyone who has taken the extra initiative to help out and give our summer months a little more vacation time and a little less overtime.

~  Hannah Sypniewski, Joiner

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It’s Back! Frame USA Retail Store’s Annual Tent Sale Returns!

If you’re in the Cincinnati area you’ll be happy to know that it’s that time again! Frame USA is having its annual tent sale. Our September tent sale has always been about saving hundreds in art, wall decor and framing.

Now, while we are also the type to hold off to get the best possible savings, waiting until Sunday does limit the number of frames available. At these prices, everything sells fast!

Save up to 50% off of our closeouts and custom size frames, we have almost any size you could need or imagine. Also enjoy up to 75% savings on our matting options.

Our staff is knowledgeable and ready to help answer any and all questions about art and framing. Stop by and join in on the fun!

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Help after Hurricane Harvey with the Houston Food Bank

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Houston Food Bank

An unprecedented number of people in the greater Houston area are affected by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. The storm unleashed monumental destruction across southeast Texas. For individuals who already struggle to provide for their family’s basic needs, the flooding is even more catastrophic. 

The Houston Food Bank has a history of providing disaster relief, but we’ve never seen devastation on this scale. 

We will provide food and supplies in the short term and for many months to come to residents in southeast Texas who will struggle to rebuild their lives. The Food Bank will work closely with our network of partner agencies to ensure food is getting to those who need it most. We also find ways to connect offers of help with those who are providing help.

To help with the vision, Frame USA will be donating to the Houston Food Bank Harvey Disaster Relief in appreciation for your online order for the month of September.

We are proud to support this great organization. Be sure to donate during the checkout process to help us support this great charity!

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Labor Day — Monday, September 4th

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Labor Day is a public and federal holiday (a holiday established by law and is usually a non-working day) that is celebrated on the first Monday of September. It was established to honor the labor movement in the US and the contributions that workers have made which benefit our country. Additionally, Labor Day Weekend is considered the end of summer with children going back to school and all public swimming pools closing.

In the late 19th century trade unions and the labor movement grew, leading to trade unionists wanting to set aside a day to recognize and celebrate labor. Labor Day was then further advocated by the Central Labor Union who organized the first Labor Day parade in New York City in 1882.

Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it Labor Day an official holiday and they did so in in 1887. Seven years later, in 1894, it became an official federal holiday.

Historians say the expression “no white after Labor Day” comes from when the upper class would return from their summer vacations and stow away their lightweight, white summer clothes as they returned back to school and work.

New Posters with PosterService

Most of you know that Frame USA has a sister site called Posterservice, which specializes in a wide variety of posters included but not limited to:

We wanted to refresh your memory and introduce you to some of the newest posters we have just rolled out:

Spring by Marc Allante
Spring by Marc Allante
  • Item #: PSA011205
  • Size: 24×36
  • Price:$6.99
Flags of the World
Flags of the World
  • Item #: PSA034271
  • Size: 24×36
  • Price:$6.99
Along The Route
Along The Route
  • Item #: PSA011215
  • Size: 36×24
  • Price:$6.99
Glowing Eiffel Tower
Glowing Eiffel Tower
  • Item #: PSA011190
  • Size: 36×24
  • Price:$6.99
Brooklyn Bridge by Dean Russo
Brooklyn Bridge by Dean Russo
  • Item #: PSA011185
  • Size: 36×24
  • Price:$6.99
Monkey On A Trip
Monkey On A Trip
  • Item #: PSA011195
  • Size: 36×24
  • Price:$6.99
Now I Lay Me Down To Read
Now I Lay Me Down To Read
  • Item #: PSA011200
  • Size: 36×24
  • Price:$6.99
The Nightmare
The Nightmare
  • Item #: PSA011220
  • Size: 36×24
  • Price:$6.99

Once you pick out your favorite poster at posterservice.com, your next step is picking out the perfect poster frame.

FrameUSA.com and Posterservice.com are sister companies and this is one of the main reasons why!  FrameUSA.com offers a wide range of frames that are perfect for your new posters.  Check out their full selection today at http://www.frameusa.com/poster-frames!

Meet Our New Director of Business Development

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It was my Mother-in-Law that started it all! She decided to move away from Michigan over 8 years ago, and began planting a seed in my head that I would do well in Cincinnati. She kept telling me, “I really think you should move dear”. I told her, I’m good here in Michigan. One day, it hit me like a ton of bricks! The only word that came to mind was: POTENTIAL!!!

The mere fact that I had the POTENTIAL to land an amazing job, the POTENTIAL to move my family into a larger environment, the POTENTIAL to develop new relationships and build stronger roots for my family. This desire became the fuel and passion for the next phase of my life. So, I began my job search for future employment in Cincinnati, OH and I stumbled across a POTENTIAL opportunity! The Director of Business Development position became open at Frame USA and I knew I’d be a great fit for the company. This company reminded me of home. Hard working people with a passion to serve others – making quality American made products! The CEO, Dan Regenold, had a vision to take a simple concept for selling posters and making picture frames – consequently turning it into a successful business model that has an international client base!

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The future is so bright. The world is ever-changing and the methodologies for new business practices evolve over time. How do we remain current and present in the marketplace? How do we capitalize on new possibilities and opportunities? We must seize the moments that present themselves before us and build upon it. Building sometimes looks MESSY! Dust, dirt, rubbish, new materials, and loud noises are all associated with building something. Things scattered over the floors, design plans and blueprints serve as the guiding light in a chaotic environment. When we are building something, you need to surround yourself with people that can help you finish the job. You need people with expertise to get certain jobs done! You CANNOT do it alone! I encourage you to dig deep, find your bearings and build! It’s a new world out here – be sure to make your mark! Let’s Build shall we?

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~Hurley C.

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Frame USA August News

We have some exciting new things taking place around Frame USA and we want to share them with you.

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Displaying all your photographs of beloved memories can be made much simpler with collage photo frames. Good times with friends and family from years ago displayed all together is a great way to cherish your memories and reflect on fun times. Here at Frame USA we have collage photo frames in all different shapes, sizes and picture capacities. Very few tings are more aesthetically pleasing than your own collection of pictures. Spruce up each room in your house with one of our wide selection of collage photo frames, you’ll be able to find an option to hang in your bedroom, family room, or any other room in your home.

For the month of August enjoy 10% off all Collage Photo Frames with coupon code: Collage 10

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Collage Photo Frames – School Year

Collage Photo Frames

Collage Photo Frames – First Year

For the month of August enjoy 10% off all Collage Photo Frames with coupon code: Collage 10