Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

More Than a Refugee: An Introduction

By Katherine Cornick, Marketing Coordinator

I was born in Overland Park, Kansas, daughter to very hard-working parents whose goal was to give me a better life than their own.  I was afforded an upbringing with little worry and abundant opportunity, rooted in the ideals of the ‘American Dream’.  Growing up, my privilege was unknown to me and living as a free person was just reality.  

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 00:00

The Gift of Giving

By Katherine Cornick, Marketing Coordinator

It’s January – and not just any day in January, but the part of the month where no one is really sure what day it is or whether you’re still alive after all the chaos.  Congratulations, you’ve just made it through the holidays AND your Great-Aunt Martha's mystery jell-o salad.  Now you’re faced with freezing temperatures and New Year’s resolutions instead of all the fun of presents and family outbursts.  You realize that the stress of planning and prepping was well worth every plate of food and every gift that was given, and in fact, you kind of miss it.

By Katherine Cornick, Marketing Coordinator

Where there's passion, there's progress.  And when a truly great idea is ignited, its determination can become contagious.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

5 Tips for Working Parents

There are plenty of factors to consider when faced with the decision to work outside the home as a parent.  It's a privilege to stay home for some and it's a necessity for others.  The same goes for the decision to return to the work force.  For me, it was nice to have the opportunity to earn money, associate with adults regularly, and brush the dust off my skills. However, financial restraints pushed me out the door a little bit sooner than I was ready for.  I still needed a little support in the beginning to successfully make the change.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

Life Lessons Below the Surface

"In 1986, I joined the US Navy right out of high school.   Growing up poor, with little or no chance at attending a college or university, I walked into the US Navy Recruiting Station in Bend, Oregon and signed up.  I recall feeling several emotions that day.  Excitement predominated the gamut, but there was a distinct amount of fear at becoming a Navy Sailor." 

Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00

The Twenty Dollar Question

By Katherine Cornick, Marketing Coordinator

There have been few instances that I can clearly recall where someone else’s words made a profound impact on my life.  Some would call that an epiphany or an “Aha” moment.  Serious conversations with my family and my best friends come to mind – and coincidentally I think they were all related to a particular ex-boyfriend, but I digress.  

Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

PRIER Takes On National Safety Month

By Katherine Cornick, Marketing Coordinator

You hear people say "Safety First" all the time, and sometimes it's said in jest in situations where safety may not actually be important.  To the people at PRIER, though, it's not just a rule or guideline, it's a state of mind, and as a manufacturer, it's what propels our business forward. 

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