Hallmark http://kcur.org en As Greeting Card Sales Decline, What Is The Future Of Hallmark? http://kcur.org/post/greeting-card-sales-decline-what-future-hallmark <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For a number of years the greeting card industry has seen a drop in revenue. Hallmark, including its subsidiaries, had sales of </span><a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/16/4628364/hallmark-cards-overhauls-company.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">$4.4 billion in 2007, but as of 2012 their revenue&nbsp;had fallen to $4 billion</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:32:53 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross & Matthew Long-Middleton 48567 at http://kcur.org As Greeting Card Sales Decline, What Is The Future Of Hallmark? Recipes From The Annual Hallmark Cookie Exchange http://kcur.org/post/recipes-annual-hallmark-cookie-exchange <p><strong>Crown Room Chocolate Crinkles</strong></p><p><em>From Marg Wagner, wife of Hallmark artist John Wagner</em></p><p><em>My husband John worked at Hallmark for 40+ years and these were one of my favorite cookies at Hallmark’s cafeteria, the Crown Room. When I asked for the recipe, it came in volumes of 20 or 25 dozen. Efforts to reduce the quantity and a few adjustments produced these cookies and we've been enjoying them ever since.</em></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:15:00 +0000 Julie Denesha 48190 at http://kcur.org Recipes From The Annual Hallmark Cookie Exchange [VIDEO] Hallmark Cookie Exchange Feeds Artistic Community http://kcur.org/post/video-hallmark-cookie-exchange-feeds-artistic-community <p></p><p>Since the mid-1960's, Hallmark Cards Inc. employees, past and present, and their spouses, have gathered each year - not for an exchange of greeting cards, but of cookies.</p><p>Hallmark, the 103-year-old Kansas City-based company, has about 11,000 employees around the world, including just over 3,000 in the metro area.</p><p>Donna Moore, a former employee, began working for Hallmark in 1962. She recalls how the event became an annual tradition, mostly for women.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Julie Denesha & Laura Spencer 48236 at http://kcur.org [VIDEO] Hallmark Cookie Exchange Feeds Artistic Community Hallmark Will Eliminate Up To 250 Jobs, Most In KC http://kcur.org/post/hallmark-will-eliminate-250-jobs-most-kc <p>Hallmark Cards has announced plans to eliminate as many as 250 positions, the <em><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2013/11/04/hallmark-cuts-will-involve-as-many-as.html?ana=e_kan_bn">Kansas City Business Journal </a></em>reports. The article says 100 of the job cuts will come this year.&nbsp; The staff reductions involve "the greeting card development process" and an exit from the party goods market.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:17:35 +0000 Steve Bell 46319 at http://kcur.org Hallmark Petitioned For Hospice Cards http://kcur.org/post/hallmark-petitioned-hospice-cards <p>It seems like there’s a greeting card for everything these days: for going back to school, for anniversaries, and yes, even for losing your job. But what about a card for being in hospice or at the end stages of life? That’s the idea of <a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2013/February/22/Regina-Holliday-patient-advocate.aspx">a high-profile patient advocate</a> who recently turned her attention to Kansas City. &nbsp;But as KCUR’s Elana Gordon reports, such a concept is not so easy to materialize.</p><p>This story was originally <a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/addressing-death-and-dyingthrough-greeting-card">published online</a> last month. Below is the audio and transcript for the radio version that aired on KC Currents March 24. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:44:57 +0000 Elana Gordon 34077 at http://kcur.org Hallmark Petitioned For Hospice Cards Addressing Death And Dying...Through A Greeting Card? http://kcur.org/post/addressing-death-and-dyingthrough-greeting-card <p>When <a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2013/February/22/Regina-Holliday-patient-advocate.aspx">Regina Holliday’s</a> husband, Frederick Allen Holliday II, went to the hospital in 2009, he was already at the end stages of kidney cancer.</p><p>The next two months were “a roller coaster,” she recalls. But during that time, Holliday remembers receiving a lot of cards from friends and loved ones.</p><p>Mostly of the “get well” type.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:31:31 +0000 Elana Gordon 32216 at http://kcur.org Addressing Death And Dying...Through A Greeting Card? Remembering Adele Hall http://kcur.org/post/remembering-adele-hall <p>This past weekend, hundreds of Kansas Citians paid their respects to the family of community leader <a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/civic-leader-adele-hall-dies-81"><strong>Adele Hall</strong></a>, who died January 26 at age 81.</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em>,</a> we'll be talking about memories of <a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/civic-leader-adele-hall-dies-81">Adele Hall</a> and speaking with people<strong> whose lives were affected by her work in the community.</strong> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff, Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 31309 at http://kcur.org Remembering Adele Hall Missouri-Kansas Jobs Poaching On The Rise http://kcur.org/post/missouri-kansas-jobs-poaching-rise <p>Missouri and Kansas are using eight- and nine-figure economic development subsidy packages to steal jobs from each other. A new study finds no abatement. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:02:21 +0000 Dan Verbeck 30906 at http://kcur.org Hallmark Consolidates Kansas Facilities, Cuts 300 Jobs http://kcur.org/post/hallmark-consolidates-kansas-facilities-cuts-300-jobs <p>Hallmark Cards, Inc. today announced the consolidation of its manufacturing operations in Kansas to two locations: Lawrence and Leavenworth. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 23:15:54 +0000 Laura Spencer 25425 at http://kcur.org Hallmark Consolidates Kansas Facilities, Cuts 300 Jobs