6 Questions and Answers About C-Line Products

December 18th, 2019

Q: Looking for durable folders for middle schoolers to bring papers back and forth daily. Will they last the year? How many pages does it hold?
Product: Two-Pocket Heavyweight Poly Portfolio Folder (33950)

Poly Folder, CLI33950
Classroom Connector™, CLI32000



A: Product life depends on many factors including use, handling, etc. Item 33950 holds 100 sheets of paper and is made from heavyweight polypropylene to resist tearing. As an alternative, you might want to consider C-Line Classroom Connector™, School-to-Home Folders, 32000, which hold 50 sheets of paper and are imprinted with “Home” and “School” designations. These are also made of polypropylene and are designed to keep parents and caregivers informed with daily updates on lessons, projects, behavior and more.


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The Number One Reason Why Self-Adhesive Business Card Holders are Cool

December 11th, 2019


You all have been to networking events. Or if not that, then to formal conferences where people introduce themselves. Often these places use a self-stick name tag. There is nothing wrong with self-adhesive name tags. One of C-Line’s original products is the Hello My Name Is self-adhesive badge, created back in 1959, which just celebrated its 60th anniversary and is still widely used. However, you know from using these badges that they typically don’t have much information on them. Usually the person’s name and sometimes their company.

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13 Tips to Creating a Professional Portfolio

December 4th, 2019

by Frank Moriarty

Frank Moriarty has worked for several international consulting companies including RSM McGladrey and FIS International. He is a professional presenter and has helped many executives during their job transitions with his ‘Building a Professional Portfolio’ session. Along with that, Frank is a beekeeper and has won national awards for his honey and creme honeys.

Today, Frank explains how to create a Professional Portfolio.

1. Start with a strategy. What do you want this collection of information, your Professional Portfolio, to say about you?

2. Determine which program you will use for your portfolio (e.g., PowerPoint or Word). Your document will eventually be turned into hard copy. It is not meant to be posted online. It is meant to be your “talking” portfolio, the one you bring with you and use during personal conversations. If necessary, you can provide it electronically to an interviewer, but it loses impact without the verbal component.

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Stick-to-itiveness: One Great Solution for a Meeting Room Dilemma

November 27th, 2019

C-Line has so many great items that sometimes I feel like the poster boy for their products. Many C-Line products are usable in your daily lives, too. Just think outside the box, and viola you will find all your solutions!

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3 Step Overview on How to Create a Personal Portfolio

November 20th, 2019


If you’re like me you’ve attended networking events where presenters train participants on a multitude of different topics. At a recent event, the presenter, Frank Moriarty, suggested everyone in attendance create a personal portfolio. He recommended we all create a portfolio that included work experience and other background information, plus lots of images to visually highlight those experiences. All of this would be kept in a binder to be used at an interview.

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Organizing for the Holidays: A Recipe for Success

November 13th, 2019


Are you a good cook? Can you add a pinch of this and a dash of that and create the most scrumptious dish known to man? Or do you need to rely upon handy dandy recipes? Ones you’ve picked up from friends, family, websites or cookbooks over the years? Recipes that get used and reused time and again? And if so, are you that anal person who knows where your recipes are filed. All alphabetical, in descending calorie order, listing carbohydrate and protein grams, plus the best time to buy seasonal produce, and where. A recipe you can easily locate in your perfectly manicured file folder in your meticulous file cabinet.

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Checking My List Twice: Creating a Christmas Card List and Folder

November 6th, 2019

Okay, it’s time to fess up! How many of you stopped sending Christmas cards years ago? You don’t know why. Perhaps you just got too many “return to sender, address unknown” cards back in the mail. It felt a bit like a waste to buy a card, write a note, and mail it, only to get a bounce back. You and me both!

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Give Me a Sign

October 30th, 2019

As many of you know I am part of Toastmasters International. Toastmasters trains members on how to improve their public speaking and how to build leadership skills. As a not-for-profit, we accept free or inexpensive meeting space wherever and whenever we can get it, be it in churches or colleges or other establishments. We always need to alert guests where we meet at these locations. This often means posting flyers with tape, if we have it. Upon arrival, many guests must ask where the Toastmasters meeting is being held within the building.

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The Cubs Game

October 23rd, 2019

My name is Bill Hicks and I’m the Digital Marketing Content Manager at C-Line Products. It was the end of August 2019. I had been on staff for one short week. To celebrate C-Line Products 70th Anniversary they had rented out the Budweiser Bleachers at Wrigley Field for a Chicago Cubs baseball game. They were playing the Milwaukee Brewers.

C-Line Products. It was the end of August 2019. I had been on staff for one short week. To celebrate C-Line Products 70th Anniversary they had rented out the Budweiser Bleachers at Wrigley Field for a Chicago Cubs baseball game. They were playing the Milwaukee Brewers.

You might not believe it, but I had not attended a baseball game in over 10 years. That was the   Chicago White Sox in the newly rebuilt Comiskey Park circa 2002. Don’t get me wrong, I am a north sider through and through, having always loved the ivy-covered walls of Wrigley Field. But I’m a Chicagoan and harbor a hometown spirit for all our teams.

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60 Plus Items to Check Off — The Home Maintenance List

October 16th, 2019

My sister called the other day and rattled off a list of things she needed to do around her house before winter settled in around Chicago. If she got these done, she could feel confident her house was in good repair before it snowed. I realized that, although I live in a condo, I also had maintenance items I needed to finish. That’s when I decided a list was in order. While many lists are just a piece of paper, I decided it would be a good idea to create a list (with several copies for future use) that would get housed in a binder, along with repair and maintenance contacts that I used and trusted. This way I could refer to my list seasonally with all my important documents in one place.

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