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This year's Tri-County Heart Ball, presented by the American Heart Association and co-chaired by Jeff Ryznar and Dr. Meredythe McNally-Ryznar, was an absolute success despite being moved to Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though it was presented virtually, over 1,000 people tuned into the Heart Ball, which was Las Vegas-themed. The "Casino Night" featured a variety of entertainment options, including live music, stand-up comedy, and a live auction in the chat area. Perhaps the biggest story of the night, though, was the final donation total: $44,931. Not only did this total exceed the American Heart Association's goal of...

While graphic designers often get characterized as creatives and free spirits, which I identify as, we also love and strive on organization. I create lists just to cross things off and depend greatly on my phone calendar and reminders to get me through each day. When I decided to study graphic design, I loved the creative freedom I had but often struggled with the “blank canvas” at the beginning of a project and didn’t know where to start. Business owners often go through this same stage when faced with a creative project they need to complete. Luckily, there are graphic...

This Thursday, Jeff Ryznar, Dr. Meredythe McNally-Ryznar, and the entire 898 Marketing family are going ALL-IN for a virtual Casino Night with the American Heart Association. Join us for the 2020 Tri-County Heart Ball, co-chaired by Jeff and Mimi, and experience a night of games, fun, and excitement! If you'd like more information or would like to register, click here. We hope you can join us!...

As a Marketing major in college, I've been asked the question, “what is marketing?” many times. I've always considered marketing as a tool that a business or individual uses to boost sales, loyalty, and customer traffic flow. Since starting my internship here at 898 Marketing, my perspective on the marketing industry has changed rapidly. I get remarks saying all we do here is create cartoons and play games, but now I see a whole new picture of what marketing is and how it changes a business. My new take on what marketing really is involves being consistent, building strong relationships,...

Your pet’s name, your favorite number, exclamation point. Did I just guess your password? Well, you might want to change it. Cyber attacks are rampant, and you likely won’t know your information has been leaked until it is far too late. We all know we should be using a different password for each account, and those passwords should be difficult to guess. But what if I told you that making your accounts more secure doesn’t have to be very difficult? To celebrate World Password Day, I’m going to give you some easy tips to help you add more security to your digital...

The worry continues to build and grow.  Are we safe enough to go back "normal?" Will we be ready to handle the new rules and guidelines?  What will the world look like?  The infection that has quarantined us for over a month has no expiration, but our country is getting ready to flip the "CLOSED" sign to "OPEN."  In the midst of this, we need to focus our attention on safety and on being mindful of how we behave, interact and go about our daily life.  As the infection continues to silently do the same, because it is still ever present in...