Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Pot Luck Done Right

IDS sure knows how to put on a Pot Luck!

To celebrate the IDS staff having Thursday and Friday off this week for Thanksgiving, everyone brought something delicious to share, whether it be an array of potato dishes- sweet potatoes, funeral potatoes, and potato salad, or mouth watering desserts- pumpkin pie, chocolate cake, banana cream pie, and everything in between.

One of our team members, Kiley, said it best: "This is the best way to stretch our stomachs before Thanksgiving!"

We like the way she thinks.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from everyone at IDS! (And make sure to stretch your stomach all week long to get ready for Thursday.)

Gobble gobble.

Friday, November 22, 2013

It's That Time of Year Again!

It's that time of year again!

The time of year when members of the IDS marketing team pick up EIGHT HUNDRED POUNDS of toffee from Garden Gate Chocolate to give to our amazing clients for Christmas- something our company has done for 10 years now.

Talk about a Christmas tradition! If it ain't broke don't fix it right?

We guarantee it will be just a matter of minutes before the box of toffee is completely devoured. Just try not to fight over it, after all, it is the Christmas season.

Happy Holidays from IDS! We really appreciate your business.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Spice It Up: 50 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Getting in the holiday spirit? With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, it's time to get the big day planned. 

As turkey is the primary staple of the meal, make sure to plan ahead for timing, temperature, and all day temptation. But remember, the side dishes are what can make or break the meal; these take time and consideration. Do you want the classic mashed potatoes, stuffing, and corn? Or do you want to spice up these sides and try a new recipe?

The food network has provided 50 Classic Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes to get the juices flowing. Maybe you want to try Apple Raisin Stuffing, Cranberry Pomegranate Terrine, or Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole.

The IDS recipe winner for Thanksgiving is: Lemon-Maple Squash

Oh what some spices can do to transform a traditional dish into a new favorite!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Big Winners!: 100th MBA Show in Review

We had fun at the MBA 100th Annual show. Did you?

In celebration of 100 years, IDS developed a campaign to play off of the "100th" theme.

We decided to give out ten stacks of $100 as a raffle to ten people. We gave attendees the chance to enter multiple times through giving a business card (1 ticket), bringing the pre-show postcard (1 ticket), and filling out the "100 IDS Key Words" crossword puzzle (2 tickets), for the total of 4 possible raffle tickets.

Throughout the show we took countless raffle entries from attendees and vendors. On the last exhibit day, October 29th, we drew ten names but ended up with 9 winners. One winner was drawn twice as a result of filling out the the crossword puzzle.

 Congrats to all 9 winners! We enjoyed meeting you.

Tim Leyden

Julie Rothhouse 

Michael Stallings

IDS attendees included:

Curt Doman, CEO
Mark Mackey, VP
Matthew Mackey, National Sales Director
Molly Terry, Regional Sales Director
Daniel Miller, VP of Business Development
Kiley Elsberry, Marketing & Communications Coordinator