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Giving Corporate Gifts with Zing!

Professional Presents

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Welcome!

You may not know it, but Zingerman’s Mail Order has a department of concierge dedicated to corporate gift-giving. In fact, we have been helping companies send the very best gifts for the last twenty years!

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Food for thought!

This past Friday afternoon our crack team of corporate gift concierges held their annual Professional Presents open house to kick off the gifting season. Great food was served, champagne flowed, gifts were given away, and general gifting merry was made. We do this each year, and it’s a great way for your company to try our new and classic foods, see our latest gifts, and meet your concierge.

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…and great food for the body!

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Meeting and planning.

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The holidays are just around the corner!

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Winners!

Didn’t make it this year? That’s ok, there’s still time! Call 866.260.6169 or email professionalpresentsatzingermansdotcom to discuss your corporate gifts this year and get on our RSVP list.

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We can help!

See you soon!

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Z-Pic of the Week

October 24, 2014

'Tis the season at the Deli.

‘Tis the season at the Deli.

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Z-Pic of the Week

October 10, 2014

Zingerman’s staff train for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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Z-Pic of the Week

October 3, 2014

Autumn decor at Zingerman's Creamery

Autumn decor at Zingerman’s Creamery

 

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September 26, 2014

Deli by night.

Deli by night.

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Five Questions (+1) for Lee Meadows

Business Consultant Dr. Lee Meadows at the ZingTrain Speaker Series

We caught up with Dr. Meadows to ask him five (plus one!) quick questions:

What drew you to Zingerman’s?
As an Ann Arbor resident, I have heard of and enjoyed the culinary delight that is the Zingerman brand. In recent years, I became aware of Zingerman’s strategic focus on the training and development of its employees.

Why are you interested in participating in our Speaker Series?
Like those who have presented in this series, I was drawn to the Zingerman commitment to ‘serving’ (I couldn’t resist) the broader community through activities beyond satisfying the hunger cravings. The Speaker Series represents a strong statement by Zingerman’s, to the community, about developing people. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that kind of experience?

You are the Lull Doctor. Would you, briefly, tell us what the lull is?
The lull represents an ‘unrecognized opportunity’ that, when given just the slightest attention, can make a positive difference for the individual and the organization. The opportunities I speak of are, typically, found within the people employed by the organization.

How did you get into the business of helping businesses with the Lull?
Like most things that happen with us, circumstances dictated and directed my interest. Most of it came as a result of the layoffs and downsizing of the 90’s and into the 21st Century. Productivity was driven by mastering technology and along the way, we forgot that people

Diversity is a hot topic right now. How do you define diversity?
Diversity is a ‘hot’ topic, but my goal is to make it a ‘continuous’ area of ‘collaborative performance’. For now, diversity is defined as ‘identifiable characteristics’ that distinguish one group from another.

Would you give us a, brief, summary of what you’ll cover in your Speaker Series session?
I will present information that builds on the current reality, (Diversity has been and will always be a part of our lives) and focuses our efforts on building the best ‘performance-based’ collaborative teams that builds on the best skills of the diverse workforce.

Dr. Lee Meadows

Dr. Lee Meadows’ other name is “The Lull Doctor”. And for good reason! Dr. Meadows specializes in helping organizations large and small, for-profit and non-profit, public and private, escape the Lull. He defines the Lull as a Missed Opportunity and has literally written the book on how to recognize missed opportunities and turn any situation into an innovative and dynamic experience. His book, “Taking the Lull by the Horns” outlines a philosophy of situational leadership that any individual can emulate and any organization can encourage!

In his studies of what prevents the Lull, Dr. Meadows has come to firmly believe that the growing (and well documented) diversity of the workforce represents a strength that enhances the competitive edge of successful organizations. He will tell you that maximizing a team’s diverse talents is a leadership opportunity that is anchored in a specific set of actions common to successful 21st century organizations. Please join us on Wednesday, October 1, 8 – 930 am.

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