November 2010 – Welcome to our Monthly Newsletter
Rasmussen Salutes Our Veterans!
Rasmussen salutes those who have served our country with the celebration of Veteran's Day on November 11. Freedom is not free, but has been secured and protected by those who have served in our military services. We owe a debt of gratitude to our service members, past and present…Click Here for More
Happy 235th Birthday to the US Marine Corp!
On November 10, 1775, Captain Samuel Nicholas formed two battalions of Continental Marines in Philadelphia as naval infantry. Since then, the Marines have served with honor and valor "from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli." They have been the first to fight in virtually all battles and engagements throughout the history of our country. The have fought ferociously, earning the nickname "Devil Dogs." And they have represented the best America has to offer: The Few, The Proud, The Marines. Click Here for More
SmugMug and RasBox – They're What You Need
Rasmussen has two sites online which are ready resources for both your photo and troubleshooting needs. Both sites have photos and information for Rasmussen Gas Logs, Alterna Contemporary Gas Fires and Solaire Infrared Grills. Click Here for More
Sizing Rumford Log Sets for Success
Rumford Fireplaces have a different configuration than a conventional fireplace, and the sizing methodology for logs is also different. With conventional gas log sets, the set size is based on the largest log in the set (the set's nominal width). However, with Rumford Gas Logs, the sizing is based on the width of the fireplace, based on…Click Here for More
Shipment Preparation and Receiving
We take great care in preparing shipments. We unitize the cartons by stacking them in an alternating fashion from one tier to another, to avoid cartons from splitting apart from the pallet. We double plastic wrap the pallets, and use extra plastic around the base to unitize the bottom tier of cartons to the pallet. We top the pallets with plastic wrap (to keep moisture out), then place our logo-branded "Do Not Break Shrink Wrap" tape so that it is visible on all sides and evidence of an issue beyond Rasmussen's location if the plastic wrap or tape is broken. Click Here for More
What will the small-business law mean for you?
Besides the $30 billion loan fund, the recently passed small-businesses law includes an increase in Small Business Administration loan limits, funding for state investment programs and tax breaks. Most of the changes will help medium-size businesses rather than small companies, wrote Carol Tice, but the bill does include some provisions for smaller firms, including a deduction of health-insurance costs for the self-employed. Entrepreneur.com/Daily Dose blog
It's not enough to be seen
Visibility is great, but it doesn't always translate into sales, according to this blog post. Simply setting up various social-media accounts and collecting followers won't do much to boost your bottom line. Trust and engagement are the keys to marketing success, no matter what the medium: "Even online, you should be able to project the image that your utmost concern is not only to sell but to build a relationship as well," the blogger writes. Small Business CEO
Charred Chunk Kits Add to Vented Sets
Charred Chunk Kits extend the width and fullness of the various "Evening" series of gas log sets (ED, EPR, EXF, ELS and EC) to create a unique burnt-out front log appearance. More
Solaire-made Burners and Grids for TEC Grills
Solaire makes replacement burners and grilling grids for the following grill models made by TEC: Patio II. Sterling II, and Sterling III. More