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Golden State Warriors Buttons!

This years NCAA men’s tournament has been very unpredictable. It is down to the final four who will be heading to San Antonio. Loyola’s win over Kansas was a tear jerker for many people. This being due to Sister Jean watching the game in her wheelchair, and coach Porter Moser jumping over the press row to hug his family. But another unsuspecting team made it to the final four. Kansas State coach Bruce Weber sitting in the back of Philips Arena, watched his team beat down on their opponent. Weber called Loyola physical and said they switched on everything. This team has great defense, making them a team to be feared.

Before Loyola upgraded their locker room. All their plays were drawn out in the locker room for the players to see. This was a great strategy for the team and certainly aided in their victories.

The golden state warriors are also making great victories this year. They are currently the highest scoring team in the NBA. However, player Steven Curry is once again out for the final stages of the stretch run. Without Curry, the Warriors could be vulnerable to losing. Points are hard to come by when the teams all stars are off the court. This was proved true by the Warriors. Recently, the Warriors have lost six of their nine games. This has been a problem for them since 2014. Without Kevin Durant, Steven Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson, the team may struggle for the rest of the playoffs. The warriors got 12 points in the first five minutes of the game during first period. They then opened the game to a 17-7 run and take a nine point lead into the second quarter. The pacers then opened the fourth period to a 17-6 run. The Warriors were unable to then keep up with the Pacers.

College Basketball has taken note to the warriors due to their victorious 3-pointer. The Golden State Warriors will finish their fourth game with the Milwaukee Bucks. We are confident the warriors will succeed due to their victory in the head match in January.

Durant called the 3 pointer “new” because twenty years ago, kids weren’t raised with the 3 pointer. Making the warriors 3 pointer one of the best in the NBA.

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons we are fans of the Golden State Warriors and we even made buttons for them! These buttons display the words “strength in numbers.” Go Warriors! 

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Everyone Loves Buttons is proud to be apart of Celebrating Women’s History Month with the Golden State Warriors to help promote the causes near and dear to their huge, basketball dribbling hearts.  This time, the team will recognize Women’s History Month with the Their “Hear Us Roar” campaign, a series of promotional events, appearances and multimedia content meant to recognize the many accomplishments of women in America.

Game attendees will enjoy numerous live, in-game activation’s and giveaways throughout the month. There are also many community events scheduled throughout the coming weeks, which will pair a highly successful Bay Area lady with a group of lucky girls for inspirational talks and tours. One meeting will bring Warriors’ assistant coach, Bruce Frasier, and Warriors forward, Jordan Bell, together with South Bay elementary school students for a Read to Achieve Rally. The team members will read to kids from literature focused mainly on women’s history.

Other events for Women’s History Month will include appearances by two-time Olympic gold medalist, Ruthie Bolton, at girls’ spring basketball clinics around the state and Nike’s “Beyond the Baseline” experience, which will provide girls with deeper look ancillary sports positions such as sports medicine and journalism.

Fans will also be able to head over to NBA.com to watch highlight videos featuring trailblazing female warriors like NBC sideline reporter, Kerith Burke, Stanford Women’s Basketball Coach, Tara VanDerveer, Oakland Teacher of the Year, Jo Paraiso, and Denise Long, the very first woman ever drafted into the NBA by the San Francisco Warriors back in 1969. The videos, which were created by longtime Warriors’ media partners, BAYCAT Academy, will also be shown during games at the Oracle Arena.

Women’s History Month focused activities will come to a close on the night of March 27th when the Warriors face off against the Indiana Pacers. ‘Women’s History Night’ will feature a “Hear Us Roar” t-shirt and button giveaway along with a special halftime show with a performance from local boys and girls who learned their routine direct from the Warriors dance team. A postgame forum will also take place with some of the teams female corporate partners to give fans an inside look at women in business.

Everyone Loves Buttons looks forward to helping spread a message of solidarity with women everywhere. As a certified WBENC Woman Owned business, we take pride in the every button that our (mostly) female staff creates and are deeply committed to the advancement of women, children and their families. During the month of March, Everyone Loves Buttons and the Golden State Warriors wish every woman, sister, mother, aunt and grandmother out there a happy and productive Women’s History Month!

We are the #1 Nationally Certified Woman Owned Business in the Industry

As such, you can expect not only the highest quality USA made custom buttons, but legendary service and value you can count on!

Leading the button industry / #BuyWomenOwned

Everyone Loves Buttons ® is proud to be certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and have been certified since 2008. WBENC National Certificate Number: 2005109609

What does this mean for you?

This means that we hold ourselves to the highest standards in customer service and overall quality offered. We are the #1 Nationally Certified Woman Owned (WBE) Business in the custom buttons industry.

What is the WBENC? @BuyWomenOwned

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.

 

Me & the Bees & Buttons are a Natural Fit

Me & the Bees Lemonade & Buttons Working Together

In the years following a then 9-year-old Mikaila Ulmer’s $60,000 investment win on NBC’s ‘Shark Tank’, she’s become one busy little bee with her company Me & the Bees Lemonade est. 2009.

At 13, the young entrepreneur and businesswoman has a hugely successful lemonade company, Me & The Bees, which she started at just four years old after being stung by not just one, but two buzzing bees. To add insult to injury, both stings happened in just one week.

Deciding to learn about bees instead of dismissing the tiny insects and their duel attacks on her skin; Mikaila unexpectedly developed a fascination for them after many hours of research. She discovered that honeybees are essential to the ecosystem and for the pollination of our crops. She also found out that they are under threat of extinction.

This strange coincidence happened while Mikaila was also trying to come up with an idea for the Acton Children’s Business Fair. While still smarting from her bee stings, Mikaila’s Great Granny Helen sent the family an old cookbook from the 1940’s that contained a recipe for Granny Helen’s special Flaxseed Lemonade.

And then an idea was born. Flavoring her granny’s lemonade with honey made by local bees, Mikaila opened her very own lemonade stand to sell her sweet concoction to neighbors, at city events and eventually, a small Austin pizza shop. She decided to donate a portion of her sales to help organizations like the Texas Beekeepers Association, which conduct research into the preservation of bees.

Little by little, Mikaila began to grow her lemonade business until it bloomed into a full-blown company complete with contracts from Whole Foods and United Natural Foods distribution, enabling her lemonade to be sold in nearly 20 states.

All the attention that Mikaila and Me & the Bees received on ‘Shark Tank” after CEO of FUBU clothing, Daymond John, decided to invest in the company for a %25 stake share later led to an invite to the White House for the annual kids’ “state dinner” in 2015 where Mikaila first met then President Barack Obama. She met Obama again in 2016 when she introduced him at that year’s annual Women’s Summit.

In the last year and a half, she has parlayed her rising fame and success into the creation of the Healthy Hive Foundation, became a member of Microsoft’s People of Action network, speaking onstage with Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella at the WE Day Conference in Seattle in 2016, traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to teach a class in Finance 101 and was named one of Time magazine’s “most influential teens” in 2017.

As for 2018, Mikaila will take on a brand new challenge: writing her first children’s book. It will, of course, instruct kids on how to start and run their own businesses.

On March 7th, Mikaila will be speaking at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA. She will tell her story of bee stings, honey and hard work, called “When Life Gives You Lemons.”

Me & The Bees ordered 1.25″ pin-back custom buttons from CustomButtons.com By Everyone Loves Buttons® to help promote her business at this huge event in Southern California this coming weekend. If you’re in Southern California and will be attending, please stop by booth #N2331 to try out Mikaila’s unique lemonade (available in four delicious flavors) and to show your support with a button.  Always remember when you see Me & The Bees lemonade being sold around town, don’t forget Mikaila’s motto: Buy a bottle, save a bee.

Me & The Bees Lemonade
Me & The Bees Lemonade with Mint

Black History Month and Buttons

Black History Month

Along with Valentine’s Day, February is the time of year that America and many other countries celebrate Black History Month. With it’s origins rooted in the 50 years following the abolishment of slavery, Black History Month has come a long way in recognizing the unique achievements of African American people from all around the globe.

It all started in 1915 when famed historian, Carter G. Woodson, and prominent minister and activist, Jesse Moreland, created the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. The organization worked to identify and celebrate the accomplishments of black Americans and their African ancestors. In 1926, the ASNLH proposed the dedication of an entire commemorative week to their cause. The second week February was chosen to recognize what became known as national Negro History week, in honor of the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas.

In the years following the establishment of Negro History week, the event exploded across the country as the mayors of several major cities began designating yearly celebrations to mark the occasion. Nearly 40 years after the initial idea was first proposed, Negro History week had morphed into Black History Month with President Gerald Ford officially recognizing the yearly event in 1976.

In addition to recognizing the contributions of countless African Americans overall, each Black History Month features a specific theme. In 2018, Black History Month will honor “African Americans in Times of War”. It will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and highlight the involvement of black soldiers and civilians in all American conflicts from the American Revolution to current standing warfare.

Everyone Loves Buttons client, The NBA’s Golden State Warriors, (@Warriors) have ordered custom buttons to help celebrate Black History Month. The team has organized multiple in-game activities and community outreach efforts along with a T-shirt giveaway for 10,000 fans that took place at the first home game of the month. Every T-shirt and each button carries the phrase, “Black History is Golden”. The Warriors have also teamed up with BAYCAT Academy, a local non-profit that works to educate youth in digital media production, to create a selection of videos highlighting the work of Bay Area leaders and influencers.

You can still order custom buttons for your Black History Month event throughout the end of the month. We can apply any message that you’d like to broadcast to the world in support of the many historical achievements of black Americans or create a more current look with a #blacklivesmatter button or refrigerator magnet.

Visit Everyone Loves Buttons to explore the many ways to show big support with a little button!

 

Black History Month
February is Black History Month

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Everyone Loves Buttons®

It’s Valentine’s Day Every February 14th and it marks the day we celebrate with candy, flowers and cards. But how did this holiday come to be? The holiday is credited to Saint Valentine. St. Valentine is rather mysterious in the fact that many are unsure of what occurred during his life. Some say St. Valentine was a priest who arranged marriages in secret. This is because Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage due to married men being “bad soldiers.” Once Claudius found out about what Valentine was doing, he was thrown in jail and sentenced to death. While in jail, Valentine fell in love and gave the girl a letter on the day of his death titled “from your valentine.” The 14th of February is significant because that is the day he was killed.

Others say that St. Valentine tried to help christian s escape harsh Roman prisons. St. Valentine had lots of sympathy for these people because they were frequently beaten and tortured. St. Valentine was rumored to have been killed for helping these prisoners.

But how the day became a holiday is a completely different story. Some say every February 14th people commemorate the anniversary of his death. Others say A festival called Lupercalia was started by the Romans. This festival was in the middle of February and marked the beginning of spring. During this festival, boys drew the names of girls from a box. That name would be the boys girlfriend for the festival.

Then the church wanted to make the festival a Christian celebration and decided to combine that with the celebration of Saint Valentine. This name became used more commonly to celebrate the day of love.

While we don’t know the true story behind St. Valentine, Valentine’s Day is still a great time to celebrate love. Many gift their loved ones chocolate, roses and cards. Be unique and buy your loved ones something different, something they can cherish year round.

Show your spirit for Valentine’s Day, Everyone Loves Buttons has a large selection of different Valentines Day buttons. We have many conversation heart buttons that say things like “#Love”, “Be Mine” and “Real <3.” We also have heart eye emoticon buttons that are trendy and perfect for Valentine’s Day. And don’t forget to show your love for others with buttons that say “I ❤ My Kids” and “I ❤ My Dog.” Our specialty is Custom Buttons so if you have an idea, put it on a button!

With Everyone Loves Buttons you can express yourself and show your spirit for Valentine’s Day!

 

CustomButtons.com Gives Two Thumbs Up for Rickie Fowler!

Rickie Fowler Wore pin to Honor #1 Fan

Each day of the www.pgatour.com Rickie Fowler wore a pin (1.5″ Square Button) honoring one of his biggest fans, Griffin Connell. Connell passed away this January due to a rare airway disorder and he was only 7 years old. Connell braved many surgeries and was an inspiration to many because of his enthusiasm for life. Fowler met Connell in 2013 and they regularly exchanged texts and emails. “He was just a huge fan of the game,” Fowler said. “I claim him as being my No. 1 fan, so he had a special place with me and Joe (Skovron, Fowler’s caddie)”.

“We looked forward to seeing him and the family here at the tournament every year, so it’s unfortunate that we don’t have him here this week because he was fun to see.” The pin Fowler wore in honor of Connell meant a lot to many people and was created www.CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons.

Monday, January 29th marked the first day of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The first two days consisted of practice rounds for the PGA Tour Pros and Wednesday was the Annexus Pro-Am. Many celebrities including singers, actors and athletes showed up to play at the Pro- am. Some favorites included Arizona Cardinals recently retired Head Coach Bruce Arians, six time All Pro Larry Fitzgerald, currently ranked fourth all-time in NFL history in receiving yards per game for a career, and Country Music star Dierks Bentley.

THE 16TH HOLE OF THE WASTE MANAGEMENT OPEN

The 16th hole is the place to be at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Here you can socialize while you cheer on your favorite PGA pros. However many players feel it has gotten crazy this year. Many PGA pros have become disappointed by the comments from people in the stands.  Even Rickie Fowler didn’t like the atmosphere of the 16th hole. “I was a little disappointed at some of the stuff that was said. I don’t want much negativity — the normal boos for missing a green, that’s fine, but leave the heckling to a minimum and make it fun.” Said Fowler. Fowler was runner-up to Hideki Matsuyama in 2016, and T4 last year.

Although Rickie Fowler didn’t win the tournament, we wish him well and will continue to cheer him on in the future for everything he has done to honor @GriffinConnell

Last minute order? Choose our Fast-Track Service to guarantee your expedited delivery date!

Everyone Loves Buttons has some of the fastest button-machine operators in the industry especially when you add it with our Fast-Track Service. Our standard production time for all orders is just five business days, but that does not mean that we can’t get your order done sooner. Depending on our production schedule, some orders may be completed sooner than five days.

But what if I NEED my buttons sooner than five days?

That’s no problem! We offer a variety of fast-track service options that will guarantee your delivery date. With us, there is no guessing and wondering when your order will arrive like with those other button companies. Even if you need your buttons by the following day, we can do up to 2,500 buttons the same day your order is placed and get them shipped to you that afternoon. Of course, in a circumstance like that, you would need to place the order by noon (Arizona Time) that day to give us enough time to produce an order of that quantity.

Can I save money by fast-tracking production as opposed to expediting shipping?

Yes. While it’s not always the case, often times, our affordable fast-track options can save you money on expedited shipping. For example, if you needed an order delivered to you in six business days and your ship-to address is three transit days away (via UPS Ground), rather than doing standard production with overnight shipping, you can do a 3-day fast track with UPS Ground to avoid the high cost of expedited shipping.

How can I ensure that I will get my order by my desired delivery date?

As I mentioned before, by choosing a fast-track service, you are guaranteeing your delivery date. To do this, you have a couple different options. You can proceed with your order checkout online at custombuttons.com and select your desired due date. At that point, our website will calculate your production time and shipping accordingly. You will be able to see what method it chooses for you prior to completing your checkout. Your second option is to call in and place your order. This is the best method for any same-day or 1-day fast-track orders because it will immediately notify our customer service staff that we need to expedite the order.

So whether you are planning a last-minute event or you got caught procrastinating (Don’t worry, we all do it), Everyone Loves Buttons can still produce high-quality, Made-in-USA buttons and get them to you whenever you need them.

 

PHILADELPHIA VS EVERYONE 3″ Free Button is A Must-Have for your SuperBowl Party!

Got your Free Button for the Big Game?

We have started a new twitter account @AFreeButton where a couple times  month we will be offering A FREE BUTTON based on what is going on in life. Our first FREE BUTTON is a 3” PHILADELPHIA VS EVERYONE button available at: https://www.custombuttons.com/free-button.html

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia eagles announced they will be wearing midnight green jerseys to the super bowl. This was announced on social media with the post also including a video of the Super Bowl LII patches being sewn onto their jerseys.

No one thought the Philadelphia Eagles would win in the playoffs. Never mind being the NFC Conference CHAMPIONS after quarterback Carson Wentz went down with a season ending ACL injury.

Even though Wentz tore his ACL, he remained a contributor to the team. He has been on field level the past couple of games and troubleshoots with other quarterbacks while on the sidelines. Wentz also helps prep the team for their next opponent. This kept him involved for the rest of the season.

“Carson’s there every day, and that’s important because I’ve seen guys who get hurt, it’s hard for them to have a huge investment in the team. They’re not playing. It’s hard to watch other people on tape and do all that,” Malcolm Jenkins said. “Obviously, where we are right now, a lot of that was on Carson’s back, so we want to make sure that we don’t exclude him in everything that’s happening right now.”

Wentz, Peters and Maragos are all three of the captions on the Eagles and have been their to represent their team on and off the field. All three of these captains had their seasons cut short but have remained to be part of the experience. While the three may feel disconnected from the field, their leadership has been very helpful for the team.

Well, we are from Arizona and not Philadelphia, but are still celebrating this momentous achievement with this 3” PHILADELPHIA VS EVERYONE button as former Arizona Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles is now at the helm and leading the Philadelphia Eagles to SuperBowl LII vs the New England Patriots.

With a Philadelphia vs. Everyone button you can express your support for the Eagles and the hard work they have put in this season. This button can also be worn for several Super Bowl festivities. It can be worn to a Super Bowl watch party, to football related events, and even out in public just to show your support.

Wear your button with pride! #FlyEaglesFly

CustomButtons.com Wants to Earn Your Business

At CustomButtons.com Legendary Service is our motto, what does it really mean?  Today I got a call today from a prospective client who wanted to get sample custom buttons mailed to him for a client. During this phone call this gentleman mentioned that he had contacted several button companies and none of them seemed that excited to mail him a freebie.  He thanked our company for the way we answered the phone, engaging with him from the start. I’ve always instructed office staff to sound energetic and positive since we want all callers to have positive experience.  I will certainly be getting that sample out in tomorrow’s mail and I have to say that we probably have a much better shot at earning this customers business than our competitor’s who should probably practice working on their phone etiquette. 

At CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons® we are know for our Legendary Service, we try to treat our customers like we want to be treated as a customer. 

 

Remember, we’re are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®  

About Us – Everyone Loves Buttons Inc.

CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons Inc.® was established in 1997 in San Diego, CA. and has grown to become one of the top custom pin-back button manufacturers in the country. In March 2005 we expanded our button manufacturing capabilities and relocated to Phoenix, AZ. In 2008 we became a Nationally Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBENC). In September of 2017 we moved into our NEW modern button facility where our legendary customer service approach and production capabilities helps you get the custom button size and qty. you want when you need them, on time all the time. All button parts are genuine quality made in the U.S.A. and state-of-the-art electric button machinery is used to produce 2 piece, mylar topped pin-back custom buttons that are sure to impress.

Leading the button industry / #BuyWomenOwned

CustomButtons.com By Everyone Loves Buttons® is proud to be certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and have been certified since 2008. WBENC National Certificate Number: 2005109609

What does this mean for you?

This means that we hold ourselves to the highest standards in customer service and overall quality offered. We are the #1 Nationally Certified Woman Owned (WBE) Business in the custom buttons industry.

What is the WBENC? @BuyWomenOwned

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.

 

IN-HOUSE ART DEPARTMENT A BIG PLUS

One of the biggest assets of our company is our in-house art department which is available from 8 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Our artists prepare digital proofs throughout the day for all the orders that come in on a continuous basis. Even if your order comes in the same day that it needs to ship we will provide you a digital proof which is included in the setup. Our art dept is available to answer any questions you may have or can consult with you on your project. They can advise you on how to utilize our templates that are posted on our website if you are using one of the graphic programs such as in design, adobe illustrator or photoshop to name a few.

THE CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROVING THE PROOF AND WRITTEN APPROVAL IS NEEDED in order to proceed with production of any Custom Buttons project.

Please Review your proof carefully, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS ON PROOF APPROVED BY THE CUSTOMER.

There are several options for submitting art files:

  • Upload files to website along with your order.
  • Email files to our art dept. at [email protected] (reference order number).
  • Upload files via dropbox or yousendit.
  • Mail files to our office: 20801 N. 19th Ave., Suite 8, Phoenix, AZ 85027

Artwork Format Full Service – Unlimited Proofs $25

Our most popular setup option. If you have artwork but need help setting it up, or if you have no artwork at all this is the option for you. We can create a full design for you, take your ideas and bring them to life, or modify an existing design to fit your current project’s needs.

We pride ourselves on our high level of customer satisfaction. Our award winning graphics department will provide an unlimited number of proofs until you are fully satisfied with your button design.

Camera Ready/Print Ready – Single Proof $15

Your artwork must be correctly set to our template in order to use this option. To be properly setup, you will need to have your bleed trimmed to our bleed line and all text and images to appear on the face of the button within the red dashed line. Also, the file should be provided in a layered format with the template lines on their own layer.

If the artwork is found to not be correctly set to the template or a change needs to be made, you will be charged the additional $10 for our full-service option.

acceptable artwork formats

Acceptable Button Artwork Files

Art files should be provided in any of the below listed file formats. All fonts must be converted to outlines or must be included (postscript). All files must be in CMYK, not RGB. Please indicate any PMS color codes.

  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd)
  • Adobe InDesign (.indd)
  • Adobe PDF (.pdf)
  • Encapsulated PostScript (.eps)
  • Tagged Image File Format (.tiff)
  • Compressed Images (.jpg files at least 300 dpi)

If the files are Raster Images (such as a scanned image or picture), they need to be at least 300 dpi in CMYK mode (not RGB).

Digital Artwork Proof

Upon completion of a proof, the graphics department will e-mail it in a digital format to each customer for review (keep in mind that printing processes use CMYK and monitors display colors in RGB). Faxed or hard copy paper proofs can also be sent to clients as an alternative.

WE WILL NOT ALTER A CUSTOMER’S CAMERA READY ARTWORK UNLESS REQUESTED AND ACKNOWLEDGED IN WRITING.

IT IS THE CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY ALL CMYK VALUES CONTAINED IN ORIGINAL ARTWORK PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. We are not responsible for output that does not match the client’s desired intent should the artwork contain incorrect CMYK percentages.

Hard copy artwork should be clean of any smudges or wrinkles and larger than actual product size. Note: A scanned image will only look as good as the art provided. Small text and detail will look blurred. It is possible to have our designers re-create hard copy files. Please email us to inquire about specific projects if needed.