December 2013 

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Yea, I'm sentimental and I'll admit it. Especially this time of year. No matter what holiday you celebrate and with the coming of a new year, I do reflect on where I've been, who I am today and where I'd like to be tomorrow.

When Peregrine was just a fledgling, I picked up a philosophy from Booker T. Washington:

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.

On January 1, Peregrine will begin its 27th year! I'm very proud of that accomplishment, but that milestone would never have been reached if it weren't for my family, great friends, clients that have become friends and of course Barbara. Sometimes we forget how we got to be successful. When it takes more than one hand to count my true friends...I know I've done right.

So the best gift you can give anyone this year is to let them know they matter in your life -- because it's always better to want what you have than to have what you want. And friends and family are the best we can cherish...

Hoping your holidays are wonderful, safe and with those you love.

cirilo web World Wide Web
Looking for a professional photographer? Mike Cirilo picked up a camera just a few years ago and from those original photos, we knew he had an eye for portraits, close ups, commercial/industrial and nature pics.

The Cirilo Photography website is new and he's working on adding content to update and keep it fresh! These include:
  • Photo galleries to show off his skills in so many arenas
  • Rotating header! Can you count how many there are?
  • The black background really makes his pictures pop off the pages!
  • Eventually a blog so he can share his experience in how he takes photographs
Mike has built his portfolio taking in-home portraits as well as commercial photos for brochures and other marketing material. What makes him different is that he provides you with a CD with all your photos! So you get all the pics in high resolution to reproduce as you need. No usage fees.

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peregrine uPeregrine "U" 
Getting Out of Your Own Way

blog out of wayLet me tell you a story about a man named Jed
Who invented a 'gadget' that would keep his
family fed
He came to Peregrine; "Market this he'd say"
He failed 'cause I couldn't get him out of his own

Sometimes we just can't get out of our own way causing us to lose business and clients. We try and do everything on our own instead of trusting others who are experts in their field to provide us with their services. This is a true story...the names have been changed to protect us all!  Read more...

This is the fourth in a new blog series Peregrine University. These include:
  • What is Marketing?
  • What's in a Business Name
  • What's in a Logo?
  • Getting Out of Your Own Way 
  • Build it and They Will Come...NOT
  • Why Business Cards are so important
  • Slogans and Tag Lines
  • And more

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Graphics Designmama barbs
Mama Barb's

Sometimes you just want to have some fun!

During the holiday season, we like to invite friends and family over and Barbara does a great job with a buffet. This year she wanted to have a Southern theme so I came up with one.

I chose a southern looking font and of course added our Peregrine falcon. Then added some 3D to 'jazz it' and laid it over what looks like a wooden sign -- the kind you might see hanging over the door to the entrance to a restaurant.

So, if Barbara ever wants to explore her culinary desires, we already have a name and branding already setup!

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