3 Crafty Ways to Label Your Vegetable Garden


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This year at S&S, a few of us in the Marketing Department decided to grow our own vegetable garden! There are garden beds at the end of the lot that are open for employees to use. After we decided what types of vegetables and herbs we wanted in the garden, we set out to plant. When then the plants started flourishing, we came up with a few creative ways to label them!

Painted Rocks

Gather some large rocks. It works best to find flat rocks that can easily be painted. We found a few good ones around our building. You can choose to paint a picture of the veggies with acrylic paint like we did, then add the name. Or you can just paint the names. There are so many fun options for painting rocks! Once you are happy with your designs and they are dry, cover them with Mod Podge for a coating. Since they are outdoors, this step is important. Now you can display them in the garden! Here is a photo of our eggplant, zucchini, jalepeno, and pepper.

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Lawn Games for Recreation and STEM


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On May 24, 2017, the curtain rose on Destination Imaginations Global Finals 2017 – a week-long celebration of creativity. Destination Imagination, Inc. is a leading educational nonprofit dedicated to teaching students the 21st century skills needed to succeed in school, their careers and beyond. We develop project-based learning programs that blend STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education with the arts and social entrepreneurship.

Global Finals is the culminating event of every Destination Imagination (DI) season. DI Teams that advance past Regional and Affiliate (state/country) Tournaments are invited to participate in Global Finals at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The scheduled festivities include the Destination Imagination Tournament, interactive exhibits, pin trading, skills workshops, international events and a whole lot of fun! This year, we decided to add some large-scale games for students to enjoy when they arrived at the event. Continue reading

Wellness Committee & Walking Club at S&S


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Wellness Committee

Wellness is an important concept here at S&S Worldwide. In fact, it is woven in our mission statement. For many years, our company has been promoting wellness through various initiatives such as the biometric screenings, flu shot clinics, and more recently with the on-site mammogram van. We also have access to the fitness center at no cost to employees. To continue to promote healthy lifestyles and well-being, the Wellness Committee was formed, comprised of employees from departments across the company.

This new Wellness Committee was tasked with improving the overall well-being of S&S employees through education, communication and execution. Some of the ways the committee plans to achieve this goal is through wellness challenges, seminars and webinars, planned programs and increased communication through a bi-monthly newsletter. Continue reading

Friendship Circle Fitness Program for Special Needs


The Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that brings together children, teens and young adults with and without special needs for a wide range of educational and social programs in a Jewish environment. One of the many programs run by the Friendship Circle is FC Fitness, an engaging and athletic program that helps keep participants active and social during the long winter months.

This year’s FC Fitness was especially exciting with all the new equipment donated from S&S Worldwide:

FC Fitness is structured as four rotating stations, and all participants are placed in a team and given a corresponding color pinnie. Each team then made their way through all the exciting centers, practicing and developing different skills at each one.

Station 1: At the first center, they practiced passing balls to each other. Participants learned the overhead pass, the chest pass and how to bounce pass, using a flat hoop as a guide of where to bounce the ball.

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New Product Trade Show – Blastoff 2017


trade showThe first week of December the Merchandising Department holds their annual New Product Trade Show for all S&S Worldwide employees to attend. This is a great opportunity for our employees to touch, feel and play with all our new products that we will be selling in the coming year. The Merchandising Team works hard throughout the year to develop and source exciting new products, and this preview excites our team with such unique new items that they then share the enthusiasm with our customers.

The goal of the show was to demonstrate how we are looking towards the future which was represented by our space theme, Blast Off 2017 and Beyond. We tied this together with our space themed décor and the merchandising team’s attire, which were Galaxy shirts. (Check out our blog How to Make DIY Galaxy Shirts!)

We asked every employee, as they walked around, to decide what they thought was the best new product for 2017. Many found this to be a difficult feat as there were over 35 tables Continue reading

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