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Helllllo, October

Friday, September 28th, 2007

I was walking to my car yesterday when I was startled to see an artful display of hay bales, corn stalks, and pumpkins arrayed around our Factory sign. I said, “Helllllo, October.” So whose job is it to set up this righteous display? I know we have a staff of talented product developers, graphic designers, […]

Jason Baer Embraces His Instincts… On Wheels

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

I’m driving into work on Spear Street. It’s a beautiful summer morning. I’m listening to the radio announcer when I catch a glimpse of something in my passenger-side mirror. It’s this low, lime green object speeding along the shoulder. It looks somehow familiar, but it shouldn’t be going so…fast. Before I realize it, the object […]

Ratz Knows Be Bear

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

If you remember NBC’s “Cheers”, you remember Cliff the Mailman, played to perfection by John Ratzenberger. OK, now forget all about that. These days Ratzenberger (a/k/a Ratz…Hey, it’s on the website, honest!) is on a mission to honor and profile the people and companies still manufacturing here in the USA. His show is aired on […]

Birthday Musings by Brad

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

I’d like to take a short break to talk about birthdays. I remember when I turned 25 last year, I was halfway to 50. Now, I’m 26 and 50 is 24 years away. Ick. Why is it that when you get to a certain age, you no longer want the pomp and circumstance? I told […]

Extreme Bocce Benefit Tournament 2007

Monday, September 24th, 2007

You couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to hold the 2007 Extreme Bocce Benefit Tournament of Vermont, Friday, September 21. As the mercury crept into the low 80’s, the Bear Crew met the challenge, hosting the Tournament on the grounds of the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory here in Shelburne…and throwin’ ’round some mad bocce […]

Cynthia Rocks 3

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Check, test, one two one two…Is this thing on? The truth is, I didn’t need to worry about mic levels when Cynthia Sullivan recently gave another acoustic performance, this time in our Training Room in front of the wall o’ Teddy Bears. (Here’s Cynthia’s first performance for Be Bear. The second one’s gone underground until […]

The Steff Gets Her Teddy Bear

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

The Steff is one lucky woman. Last year she received a Birthday Suit Bear for her birthday, and for this upcoming birthday, she’s about to receive another special Vermont Teddy Bear…one that won a special blog contest. The Steff is the subject of a recent post from blogger NYC Watchdog, writing in A Pile of […]

Happy 25th, Smiley

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

…And what kind of web developer would I be if I allowed the Smiley’s 25th birthday to go by unobserved? The emoticon has made it to a quarter-century, which means that it’s just about time for it to start having kids, gaining weight, and losing sleep. So long, [:-)] , hello, [%-|] .

Yard Sale!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

When you need to make room in your garage, you have a garage sale. When we need to make some room in our factory, we have a factory yard sale. The late summer sun rose on a bustling yard sale hosted by our Green Team. It was nice enough outside that we coulda had it […]

VTB Wins BizRate Award

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

BizRate’s a comparison shopping engine, sort of a cyber-mall on steroids. It also conducts shopper surveys for participating merchants, and each year it publishes a list of the merchants that have “consistently achieved outstanding ratings in the following areas: Ease of Site Use, On-Time Delivery, Overall Satisfaction, Customer Support, Product Met Expectations and Likely to […]

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