Some Common Questions We Still Get (Part 3 of 4)

We’re currently in the midst of addressing some questions that had come up on one of our social media channels. The conversation went like this… “I have seen this before, it is a nice thing but…….a few things that jump out are: 1 – Does that area have the tourism numbers to cover the expenses as the taxes will…

Top Ten Reasons to Build ZIPPER JUNCTION

This is really simple, a list of the top ten most compelling reasons to build (and operate) ZIPPER JUNCTION™. Let’s see your feedback on the list in the comments! Have at it!!! 1 – Bring honor back to “the trades” a.k.a. blue collar work and workers. Over the past several decades “the trades” have gotten…

Realistic Timelines – What’s Possible?

Time is an interesting concept to get your head around sometimes. Things today seem to move at light speed. When you tap your phone screen you expect instantaneous connection to whatever app or email, video or article you wanted. Forget that the little device in your hand may very well have to travel to SPACE…

Where creativity exists…

This week’s guest is a Hawley native and theater artist. She is a living example of one finding their passion, following it, and beginning to make a living at it, and we’re very happy to have her share her perspective with us here this week.  I hate that we believe that children are appeased in…

Our Schools Are Failing Our Nation

Today’s guest blogger is one of our Senior Advisors, Meagan Ruppert. Our schools are failing our nation and the evidence is everywhere. I was a terrible student growing up. I was a C average student, spent 3 out of 4 years in high school in summer school, and my bachelors degree took a whopping 7 years and…

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Do schools suppress creativity?

There is a hot debate today in the world of education: do schools suppress creativity? From what I’ve seen, students are encouraged to go into “plausible” careers and taught to score high on standardized tests so they can be shipped off to a good college. Nowhere do I see creativity as something that is encouraged….

Is Social media social, well not always, is it?

Is social media social? Well.. not always… Several years ago I had no social media profile or presence at all. I wasn’t on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or any of the multitude of platforms that existed. I thought there really was no good reason for me to personally get involved in this 24/7/365 info-fest that so many…

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Why music makes me happy

Everyone has something that gives him or her endless joy. Some will find it in coming up with physics theories all day. Some will find it in teaching. People might find it in bringing justice in court. Others can find it in giving patients medicine and healing them.   I happen to have found my…

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What do the gears mean?

There will be a lot of moving parts in The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™, just like the gears of an engine or a bicycle.  I’ve created this handy little infographic to show you the many different working parts of Zipper Junction™ and then we’ll break it all down below. As you can see, each gear represents a different facet of…

the key to happiness

The key to happiness

Do you have the key to happiness? Are you happy going to work or school every day? Do you wake up excited to seize the day? I ask you this because not a lot of people are these days. I received a call recently from a customer of mine at Supreme Zipper Industries who just…