Dec. 14, 2021
We decided to stop by to interview one of our favorite customers: Clint at Silver Parrot. Clint's jewelry and clothing shop opened its doors in 1980 on Albany's prized Lark St. Today, you'll find him at Stuyvesant Plaza, doing what he loves. Hint, it isn't being a lawyer.
Dec. 14, 2021
Our COO, Josh, finally got the dog he's been talking about for the past year. He's the cutest!
Nov. 15, 2021
The 90s called and wanted their website back, so we launched a new one! It’s been a long, hard process despite our earlier hopes, but we’re incredibly happy with the final product. Here's a quick summary of some stuff we learned.
March 26, 2020
I feel funny writing an “important” message to you about the packaging industry as all of humanity wrestles with the reality of the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope that you're well, staying safe and finding joy during this strange time.Now, let us move on to our regularly scheduled packaging messag [...]
Oct. 1, 2019
A little while back we sent you an FAQ about the NYS plastic bag ban which goes into effect on 3/1/2020. Recently, NYS released additional information that answered many of the questions that we had remaining even after reading the legislation. It turns out that NYS has a pretty aggressive ban [...]
June 28, 2019
You may have already read about the “New York State Bag Waste Reduction Act” making New York State the second state in the union, after California, to ban single-use plastic bags. This new bill takes effect on March 1, 2020 and may also require you to collect a 5 cent tax on paper bags if your [...]
Feb. 1, 2018
At the risk of moving from "that packaging guy Eric is good for a monthly giggle" to "that packaging guy Eric is a little too serious for my liking", I think I'm going to use my 2018 monthly blogs to write about matters that...well...matter.Please don't unsubscribe just yet. Maybe you'd at le [...]
Jan. 1, 2018
Thank you so much for contributing to a joyous 2017.Both my immediate and Specialty Box families are keenly aware that we need others every day, week and year.We appreciate that you let us lean on you and sincerely hope that we can return the kindness.Please accept our wishes for an abundant 2 [...]
Dec. 1, 2017
Can you believe that I almost confused "No Shave November" for "No Blog November"? It's 4:15pm on November 30 and I've only just peeked at my improv list to see what I'm required to write before the clock strikes twelve.I'm oh so grateful that my Alaskan friend Sharon from Northern Delights C [...]
Oct. 31, 2017
While my Halloween offerings may not satisfy in the same way stealing every tootsie roll out of your kid’s candy bucket satisfies (maybe that’s more about me than you), I hope you enjoy this small gift from our Specialty Box family to yours.Just click here and we'll treat you to a Halloween da [...]
Sept. 29, 2017
These days I'm hearing the same thing from so many to whom I speak with and email. Preparation for the 4th quarter has my friends (both customers and suppliers) looking for a moment to breathe.As for me, I can relate! My hands (or at least one hand and a full arm) are literally full. Click her [...]
Aug. 31, 2017
Today my dear friend Deb (we've never actually met) and faithful blog reader and replier asks a simple question, "What does Specialty Box have in common with Shel Silverstein's classic children's book The Giving Tree?"Many know the story of the book. It is about a tree that gives every part o [...]