60-second sales pitch

first_img== What service do you sell? ==We provide hygienic industrial screening. Chadbourn’s is a market leader in the design and build of scaffolding and screening to the food and beverage industry, including clean rooms, cold stores and live production lines.== How does this differ to other products on the market? ==The ’Chadbourn System’ is very flexible and can be adapted to virtually any structure. Major construction or refurbishment work can be carried out with little disruption to production. As a temporary structure, no planning permission is required for either a screen or enclosure, whether internal or external.== Can’t bakers get away with not using this? ==Yes they can, if they want a cost to their business for closing down their factory or production line. But if they want to continue with production, at no risk to their products, then no, they need Chadbourn.== OK, explain the techie stuff ==We use a full range of materials that are contamination-free, non-flammable, sound-resistant and weatherproof, and have significantly higher levels of protection than polythene sheeting. They do not rot or support bacterial growth and also have excellent high and low temperature characteristics.== Bottom line, what is this worth to the baker? ==For when a speck of dust could close you down! If you need a solution that will not affect your production line, while work is carried out, we have the answer.[http://www.chadbourn.co.uk]last_img read more

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Trail Mix | Mandolin Orange

first_imgNorth Carolina duo Mandolin Orange – Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz – have been drawing acclaim from music critics and fans alike since the band’s inception in 2009.The band has earned high praise on it’s last two records, 2013’s This Side of Jordan and last year’s Such Jubilee, with Marlin and Frantz’s work described as “elegant,” “beautiful,” and “honest.” The songcraft that earned such platitudes is evident once again on Blindfaller, the new release that drops this week.I recently chatted with Andrew Marlin about the new record, which you can pick up on Friday, politics, and even charades.BRO – You wrapped this record up in just a week in the studio. Is there a better energy that develops from working at such a fast clip?AM – I am not sure it creates a better energy, necessarily, but it gives you less time to over analyze. I think you can definitely iron out too many imperfections and lose a lot of character.BRO – You tackle the contemporary political climate on “Gospel Shoes.” The current election seems great for songwriters but so bad for the citizenry. On an intrapersonal level, is that a difficult dichotomy to balance?AM – The current political state is not good for anyone, songwriters included. Songwriting provides me with an outlet for shaping internal feelings into something I can share. For me, the balance and the dichotomy is whether to view my songwriting as entertainment for others or something I can truly stand behind. Hopefully, it’s both.BRO – Is there a particular song on the record that just happened? One song that felt like it was meant to be and  you grabbed hold of it right of the gate?AM – “Wildfire” basically wrote itself. From the rough draft to the record, not a lyric was changed.BRO – Speaking of, we are featuring “Wildfire” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?AM – That song was born out of growing up in the South and being surrounded by subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, racism. Within that environment, I was very fortunate to have wonderful parents who instilled in me a belief that all people are inherently good. When I wrote “Wildfire,” I was thinking a lot about the current climate in our country and in our home state, where it feels like some people – and not the majority of the people – want to glorify an ugly history and push us into a regressive state of being. It’s frustrating and disheartening to see people be so antagonistic towards their neighbors.BRO – Some friends and I have a charades game where we have to act out band names. Do you realize how hard your name is to act out? AM – It’s great for Pictionary, though!Mandolin Orange will be out on the west coast this weekend to celebrate the release of Blindfaller. Fans can catch the band in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego this weekend before Mandolin Orange heads north to Washington and Oregeon next week.For more information on the band, tour dates, or how to order a copy of the new record, be sure to surf over to the band’s website. Also, take time to listen to “Wildfire” on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

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Local toy store sees uptick in business around the holidays

first_imgBut one of the biggest selling points is that a toy store is an experience nostalgic for adults, and like no other for children. So no matter if it’s the holidays or any other time of the year, stores like The Laughing Place are encouraging you to shop local. “With everything, information at everyone’s fingertips, you can get prices,” said Eschler. Last year was the first Christmas Toys R Us was closed. Eschler says that could also play into the increase. “Kids are awestruck often. I love in the summertime when we have our doors open, you can hear them coming down the street and the closer they get, the more excited they get and their footsteps get faster,” said Eschler. Despite all that, The Laughing Place is holding steady, especially during the holiday season. “There’s definitely an uptick, yes, and it starts probably around October,” said Eschler.center_img “I think the biggest change I’ve seen is internet shopping,” said store owner Kathy Eschler. Big box stores and sites like Amazon have created some competition in recent years. OWEGO (WBNG) — The Laughing Place in Owego is one of the last standing toy stores in the Southern Tier. “I think it probably helped. We don’t carry many of the same items, we don’t carry much at all that’s mass-marketed, but people found us when they were looking for a toy store so it brought traffic,” she said. But for the past 22 years the shop has been open, things haven’t always been the same.last_img read more

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Earls to face disciplinary committee

first_imgKeith Earls will face a disciplinary committee in London today with his participation in the Autumn Internationals in doubt.Earls was called to the hearing after his red card in Munster’s bonus point win over Glasgow on Saturday.The 29 year old was given his marching orders after a dangerous tackle on Fraser Brown. If Earls is found guilty of dangerous play he would face a minimum 4 week suspension, which would rule him out of three of Ireland’s four test games.last_img

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WATCH: Oklahoma State Laterals Three Times On Long INT Return

first_imgI don’t know. I don’t even know.Kansas should have scored, but instead Oklahoma State nearly did. KU got out ahead of OSU’s secondary when the ball bounced off one of its receivers and landed in Jordan Sterns’ arms. Sterns ran it back a while before a lateral to Vincent Taylor. Taylor then pitched it to Jarrell Owens.I have no idea how OSU didn’t fumble. But Glenn Spencer is not pleased despite the TO.Glenn Spencer is disgusted. https://t.co/Onjf6Rr22O— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 22, 2016Also, Carson nailed it.Vincent Taylor has a better option pitch than Tommie Frazier! Waited for the defense to commit.— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) October 22, 2016Here’s the full three minutes of the play. It’s insane. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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