Not My First Fair Season

My Background

In October of 2017, I started working at Staats. I have 20 plus years of experience in the promotional product, apparel, and awards business. Growing up a farmer’s daughter, I helped with the garden, orchard, mowing and typical farm chores. 4-H was a big influence in my life. Many projects were taken to county and state fair, where I was awarded Staats ribbons and rosettes. I was proud to represent my county as Fair Queen at the Iowa State Fair. All of these life experiences have helped me transition to the fair, event and livestock show “world” here at Staats Awards.

Dreaming Up Awards

I get excited about helping customers “dream up” a new rosette style with new color combinations or custom logos. We helped a fair manager design a “Livestock Buyer” rosette for their county fair. They like to change the rosette colors each year and were pushing for a more modern look. We created a custom die with large block letters and the word county in a script font. The manager told me the rosettes will be a prized possession to the auction buyers.

If you need design assistance for banners, rosettes or ribbons or plaques, I’d be glad to work with you. We will create a style and color combination that suits your event. We can create a virtual design mock-up, so you can see the design and before it goes into production. So, your organization can ensure that participants at your fair or event are thrilled with the awards they receive.

How’s Fair Season Going?

Now, I bet you are wondering how things are going here at Staats and Fair Season is upon us! If you don’t know what that entails, I’ll give you a sense of the atmosphere here. Orders have been coming in fast and furious via fax, email, phone and our website. Order entry and customer service are extremely busy entering and processing orders. The inventory of satin ribbon and other materials are at maximum capacity. Our production team is working even longer days and the shipping department is swamped, counting and sorting ribbons, rosettes and banners to be delivered. We also produce trophies, plaques and alternative awards for many events. Many county fairs in the Midwest hold their fairs in late June and July. Large state fairs typically are held in August or September. So, they are anxious to receive their fair awards, in preparation for bringing joy and pride to participants and winners of events, both kids, and adults. I hope to hear from you if we haven’t yet this year!

We can’t wait to help you #leaveyourmark!




Learn more about Jeanna in this Press Release.


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