Category Archives: Company News

Our Favorite Self-Care Practices

self careNo matter where you live in the world today, I think we can all agree that there is a lot going on at the moment. If you watch the news even for a minute, you’re bombarded with heart-wrenching, negative news stories as far as the eye can see. Between natural disasters, climate change, political despair, unnecessary violence, and everything in between …simply being a human in 2022 can be overwhelming. If we stop for a minute to really think about it all and take it all in, it can quickly become overwhelming. With all of that said, it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself, both physically and emotionally. Prioritizing self-care should be non-negotiable, so here are some tips for doing just that. Continue reading

What is Upcycling?

There are a lot of ways to start living a more sustainable life, from daily habits to purchasing habits and everything in between, there is a lot we can incorporate into our daily lives to prioritize sustainability. One easy and effective way to do that is by making the switch to reusable water bottles from single-use plastic water bottles (and all plastic beverage bottles!). There are many different reusable water bottle options out there, and of course many different processes for producing those bottles. Let’s learn a bit more about one kind of production process called Upcycling, which is helping to reduce landfill waste in more than one way! Continue reading

Canada Schedules Single-Use Plastics Ban

reusable water bottlesWe know that sustainability has become a hot topic in recent years, and for good reason. Environmental groups have urged government officials across the globe to prioritize sustainable practices on every level as climate change continues to be one of the biggest threats current and future generations. More and more organizations and individuals have begun to focus on this issue and create programs and initiatives to help solve it. One concrete step towards a more sustainable future has come from Canada, as they publicly schedule a ban on popular single-use plastics to take place over the next few years. This is a huge undertaking and will hopefully result in reduced waste across the country! 
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Clean Beaches Week: Head to the Beach with Reusable Water Bottles!

clean beaches weekClean Beach Week is July 1-7! It’s an entire week every year that is dedicated to celebrating our beautiful beaches and highlighting the importance of keeping them clean. Here in Maine (where our team is headquartered) we have some absolutely gorgeous beaches, so this idea hits close to home! Every time I step foot on a beach, I’m reminded just how incredible planet Earth is and how lucky I live where I do. (And glad I am that I use reusable water bottles instead of plastic!) Continue reading

Custom Promotional Products: The Most Popular Categories Might Surprise You!

Reusable Water BottleIf there’s one way to sum up what promotional products do, it is probably this: custom promotional products help you get the word out! They get the word out about your amazing business and the service or product you offer. Or the fun event or fundraiser you have coming up. They reenforce company culture and values at a corporate party or school function. No matter the occasion, promotional products convey your brand and message! Continue reading

Let’s Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Reusable TumblerEvery year, March is celebrated as Women’s History Month to honor women’s contributions to American history and society at large. It’s a time to highlight the amazing accomplishments of women throughout history and celebrate the girls and women of today! Learning about our history helps us be better as we move into the future. It motivates us to continue the progress we’ve made!

This month (and every month of course), we encourage you to seek out women owned businesses to support! We think the Women Owned organization says it best: “When supporting Women Owned businesses, you are investing in women’s economic empowerment, gender parity in commerce, vibrant communities, and the growth of the economy overall.” Continue reading

The Pantone Color of the Year: Very Peri!

Purple Water BottleWith an infinite number of colors to choose from for your bottle design, let’s take a look at one color in particular that is getting a lot of attention! Pantone has released their Color of the Year, Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri! People who are looking for inspiration for their upcoming project, look no further than this beautiful blue-purple hue! Continue reading

Eimskip, Shipping Containers, and Portland, Maine (Oh My!)

Recently, I had the awesome opportunity to tour Eimskip, a major transportation company that serves the Northern Atlantic. I was very interested to see how Portland, Maine (our home turf!) has become an integral part of international trade and learn more about how Bulletin Bottle is impacted by businesses like Eimskip.

Eimskip was founded in 1914 and runs a network of 63 offices in 20 countries and operates a fleet of 22 vessels. Not too shabby! Their presence in Portland is large and proud. Continue reading

Special Surfers: Summer Stoke for Special People

Special Surfers’ founder, Nanci Boutet, with Jennifer Christensen and kids

On the third Tuesday in June, July, and August, a huge group of amazing people from all over New England—and beyond–converge on Gooches Beach in Kennebunkport, Maine to share in a magical evening of surfing, support, and love with Special Surfers.

Special Surfers is a nonprofit that provides an opportunity for kids and young adults with special needs (emotional, mental, or physical) to surf in the summer.  There is no cost to participants or their families, and all equipment and instruction is provided.

Bulletin Brands staff member Jennifer Christensen has been participating in the event with her son, Jack, since 2012. Jack has Down syndrome, and Special Surfers is a highlight of his summer. While there are many people with Down syndrome surfing, there are literally hundreds of special surfers with many different types of disabilities that participate.  Continue reading