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handwritten thank you

Write “thank you” on every paycheck. This era tends to text thank-yous, but a handwritten note goes a long way. You can’t just preach it; it’s an active thing.

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Students at Misericordia University can become members of "Mom's Clean Plate Club" by showing their clean plate to an employee positioned at the disposal area...

The Alamance-Burlington School System sets up a tasting table during the students' lunch so they can sample and evaluate potential new products...

Golden Living Administrative Office picks the date of its holiday party on the first of the year. All of the planing is complete by the end of March.

House-roasting sandwich meats allows culinary teams to control quantity and quality while providing a greater opportunity to use products already on-hand.

Because Pueblo City Schools' director of nutrition services started midyear, she took the opportunity to put on a uniform and work one day with each cook...

[New concept Connecting Grounds] is Ohio State University's first coffee shop where they serve 100-percent direct-trade coffee from farmers they've met...

“We work with local producers to source meats, seafood, produce and even canola oil, and then call out the locations on a map to tell the story to guests.” 

Thumbtack preserves jams, jellies and pickles, and hasa ton of cookbooks, so it's building a unit in the main office work area that can display a lot...

Virginia Commonwealth University uses Meet @ Balance: a colored tongs system at an all-you-care-to-eat salad bar. The tongs help advise healthfulness.

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