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Fighting fear.
-Monday, October 23, 2017

Within one mile of my house, there are four farmers doing their part to raise healthy, affordable pork for American consumers. I know these farmers personally, and I know they care for their animals just like they care for their kids. Not only do their livelihoods depend upon keeping their animals comfortable and healthy, but their moral compasses tell them it is the right thing to do.  

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One Bite at a Time
-Tuesday, September 19, 2017


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Campaign Launch
-Monday, August 21, 2017

Sycamore, Ohio- Acres of Adventure, a 501c3 organization based in Sycamore, Ohio, is tackling the challenge of addressing misconceptions about modern agriculture. In August, they launched a campaign to build an on-farm learning center dedicated to promoting the work of America’s farmers and ranchers.  

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What happened to winter?! Part 2
-Thursday, May 11, 2017

The big market barn doors closed for the season, but things didn’t exactly come to a halt for us as events continued to hum along in The Loft. My main responsibility there is to supervise the clean-ups and new set-ups. I love working with the team of people we’ve assembled and we had a pretty good winter routine. The most interesting thing that happened was in January when I got to be a front row guest as our middle son got married. The new perspective definitely gave me some insight into what a wedding experience is all about. It renewed my resolve to make sure the details for each event are complete. 

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What happened to winter?!
-Thursday, April 27, 2017

As happy as we are to see spring hit The Pickwick Place, we're also a little taken back. After all, it seems like fall was just winding down. And now, here we are almost May. Things are starting to pick up, and before long, the hustle will be back. Before we hit the ground running, let's answer the question, "What happened to winter?!" 

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What could possibly go wrong?
-Monday, February 20, 2017


“What could possibly go wrong?” is the little joke we like to say to each other at Pickwick. It helps to have a sense of humor as you jump into yet another event that is completely new. We try our very best to think through the scenario and anticipate every detail, yet with each occasion there is inevitably a twist involved. Experience is proving to be just like that really tough teacher that you don’t fully appreciate at the time. But as you glance backward, you can’t help but respect the hard lessons because those are the ones that prepare you the most.


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Wedding Wednesday: The Budget
-Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The proposal was perfect. You were swept off of your feet, and you're still on cloud nine. Between stealing glances at the new bling on your finger, you add pins to "The Big Day" board on Pinterest at a record pace. You'll have a signature cocktail, a sparkler send-off, a cheesecake bar, fresh orchids overnight shipped from Columbia, and don't forget the designer dress. Quickly, you put down your phone and rush off to the corner store for a PowerBall ticket. Clearly, it's going to take every bit of the million dollar jackpot to pull off your wedding plans. 

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-Monday, January 16, 2017

2016 was a blur for The Loft. From our official opening on June 4, to December 31, we hosted an even 70 events. 36 of those were weddings. It was humbling to be a part of so many couples' big days.  

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