We’ve got some new schwag around the Batchhaus, these nifty little notebooks:
While we love printing our logo on stuff and giving it away, these notebooks are special, in a couple of ways. First, they are kind of symbolic for us. We are launching a new version of Batchbook pretty soon, and with it are looking forward to turning a new page in our company history. Our books are already being filled with the future plans of our company, and we hope that they will help you ring in the new year with your most exciting plans too!
These notebooks are also special for us because we were able to have them printed by a pretty great group of people at the Riverzedge Art Project.
Riverzedge is a design firm that does screen printing, graphic design, art, photography, and more. In that, they are pretty normal, but their story gets more interesting. Riverzedge is also a social enterprise staffed by students.
This is their mission statement:
“RiverzEdge Arts Project is a youth development program giving educationally and economically disenfranchised youth (ages 12-24) in northern Rhode Island paid employment in the arts and a voice in their community. Based in Woonsocket, one of RI’s poorest cities, RiverzEdge engages teens in a lifestyle of creative expression, disciplined effort, and economic self-reliance.”
It was a great joy for us to be able to work with the students of Riverzedge to get our notebooks printed. In a small way, maybe we helped contribute to the success of the program. But in a big way, the students and staff of Riverzedge serve as an inspiration to us, and to everyone.
RiverzEdge Arts Project Seniors 2011 from RiverzEdge Arts Project on Vimeo.
The program started because someone took the time to care about these students. In turn, the students learn the values of running a business and serving customers. Not every student who goes through Riverzedge will go on to start their own business. But we bet each of them will remember the value of caring for each other, for customers, and for society as a whole.
If you would like to get one of these nifty notebooks for yourself, you can! Just leave a comment below. To make it fun, give us one sentence that sums up your most exciting business plans for this new year.