The Boelte Blog

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A new bookmobile for KCK!

Remember trekking down to the bookmobile when you were a kid? For children growing up in rural areas or urban areas lacking a library nearby, that big truck creaking around the corner brings more than just books. When kids climb those metal steps, they enter a world of hope, intrigue and fun. Regular exposure to books can make the difference between a successful student and one who struggles with every subject. This fall, kids of all ages in Kansas City, Kansas will get their very own bookmobile for the first time in years. These days, bookmobiles don’t ... Read full article...

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The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky

At 1100 square feet it’s the largest continuous wall graphic we’ve ever produced. It’s also the largest ever installed in the The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. It took over 28 hours production time and another 10 hours for a crew of three to install. It’s from an original photograph from the museum collection and will serve as a backdrop for some of the 140 pieces in The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky exhibit. The exhibit features art spanning 2000 years and opened to the public last Sunday, September 21. These pieces will only be ... Read full article...

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Book pays tribute to 100-year anniversary of Kansas City icon

As Kansas City’s Union Station prepares to celebrate its 100 year anniversary October 30, we have some exciting news! Local photographer Roy Inman, who for the past several years has provided photos of Kansas City icons for Boelte-Hall’s desk calendars, has a new book, Union Station: Reflections After 100 Years, coming out in October. We recently chatted with Roy about the monumental task of gathering and sorting through all those years of photographs and memories. Are all the photographs in the book from the restoration? "The book begins with historical photos from the early beginnings of Union Station; ... Read full article...

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Fresh ideas on the horizon

Boelte-Hall’s Jerry Ward returned from yesterday’s Postal Customer Council event with renewed optimism on the future of the United States Postal Service. Jerry shared some of the day’s key points with us. What impressed you the most yesterday? “I was impressed with the Postal Service’s efforts to implement changes quickly. You know, in the past they were like a dinosaur. They’re becoming a lot more nimble. [Postmaster General] Donahoe knows what’s going on, he understands cross channel marketing and how it works. He knows that the key to the Postal Service’s success is to adopt and use digital ... Read full article...

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Want to experience the power of a book book?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the big deal around Kansas City lately is yesterday’s opening of the 359,000 square foot Ikea store in Merriam, Kansas. Reports say that people began lining up two days earlier for the chance to win a $400 Ektorp sofa – no word on where these intrepid folks slept or how they dealt with the necessary ablutions during their 48 hour stint in the Ikea parking lot, but that sofa must be really “dreamy”, especially when you factor in Tuesday night’s storms. Until recently, many of us at ... Read full article...

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“Spirit That Can Ne’er Be Told”

...at 16th Annual Aggie... er, Agricultural Media Summit As mentioned in last week’s summary of the Ag Media Summit held recently in Indianapolis, Don, Paul, Terry and Ralph spent the four days preceding the Summit transporting attendees from the airport to the hotel. Every year during the shuttle service, travelers gather at the airport and invariably find themselves sharing a ride with someone they haven’t seen since the last Summit or meeting someone new who happens to work for a customer of theirs. “As large as the ag industry world is,” says Don Norton, “it’s really a ... Read full article...

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Ag Media Summit 2014 Crosses the Finish Line!

The 16th annual Agricultural Media Summit was held July 26-30 and as always, Boelte-Hall went whole hog!  An airport shuttle (and shuttle logo!), gala festivities, trade show booth displays, a new app – we had it all at this year’s AMS! In keeping with this year’s theme, we thought we’d offer up a speedy summary of our Revved Up experience: In mid-July we mailed personalized postcards offering Ag Media Summit attendees a ride from the airport to the hotel and a chance to win a Garmin Vivofit. The Fab Four (Don, Paul, Ralph and Terry – who ... Read full article...

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Meet Katie, Boelte-Hall's 2014 Summer Intern

Say Hello to Katie George, Boelte-Hall’s 2014 summer intern. Katie comes to us from Pittsburg State University– her mom, dad and older sister are all Pitt State alumni – and will be a senior this coming year. We sat down with Katie to find out how her internship is going and talk about her plans for the future. Are you enjoying your internship? I’ve been beyond happy during my Boelte-Hall internship. I wasn’t sure what to expect at the beginning of the summer, but everyone has been very kind, helpful and welcoming. I’ve had a blast working here ... Read full article...