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December 7, 2012
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From Baby Boomer to Millennial
Michael Parrish Dudell, bestselling author and one of nation's leading Millennial voices, explains why now, more than ever, is the time for businesses to anticipate the rapidly evolving expectations of the new workforce or face the very real threat of irrelevance. Read the brief to get the facts on the huge impact Millennials will and are making in the workplace.
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  Trends & Innovations 
  • Coke bottles get second life as hand-crafted tableware
    Tokyo-based design firm Nendo has created a five-piece collection of high-end serving bowls and dishes made with Coca-Cola bottles that have been recycled so many times they have begun to deteriorate. The pieces in the Bottleware collection are the same light green color as the iconic Coke bottles, called "Georgia Green." Mother Nature Network (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • T-fal machine makes easy work of home yogurt
    The T-fal Balanced Living Yogurt Maker helps home chefs whip up batches of yogurt. The machine features a digital timer, an automatic shut-off and adjustable date codes, and comes with glass containers and recipes. Boston Herald (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • BBbarfly has fun with beer service
    BBbarfly, patterned after a butterfly knife, is designed add a little flash to serving a cold beer. The stainless steel bottle opener comes in a variety of colors, and it folds, flips and spins to provide entertainment in addition to function. Coolest Gadgets (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IHA News 
  • Webinar walks exhibitors through Show marketing services
    Exhibitors in the International Home + Housewares Show are invited to a complimentary webinar Wednesday, Dec. 12, that will help them navigate the marketing, promotion and public relations services IHA offers exhibitors. "Bringing More Buyers and News Media to Your Booth" will be held at noon CST and walk attendees through the Exhibitor Marketing Kit, explaining how the services and programs can help them attract buyers and news media at the Show. Space is limited. Sign up today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • IHA's blog offers industry news, features and housewares trivia
    Stay in touch with the pulse of the housewares industry with the IHA blog. Get in-depth coverage of industry news, ranging from Show info to global topics like shipping and international business. Take in some of our lighter coverage with series like Housewares History, a combination of photos, nostalgia and videos of housewares past. And check out our guest blogs, like the Inside Discover Design series, which features interviews from the designers that made up our newest exhibit, Discover Design. Read it here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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