Facebook…Who, ME?



A few months ago, a friend of mine talked me into signing up for Facebook, an online social networking site. At first, I thought, “no way, I am too old for that type of thing!” Well, I researched it a little bit further, and discovered that I could connect with people that I had went to high school and college with, and many others, without much effort. Facebook

Before I even knew how to maneuver my way around the site, (I still would not consider myself an expert by any means), I had received a few “friend requests”…one of which was unexpected, and a great surprise, an old high school friend stationed in Iraq. I have not seen him in a few years, but we have been able to communicate and exchange some photos. For him, Facebook is a highlight in his day, and one of the only connections to the “outside world.”

I have enjoyed learning how to use the Facebook site, and anticipate enjoying it even more, as I become more familiar with its different features. With busy lives and schedules, it is a great way to stay connected to those who are, or were once a part of your life. We sometimes forget how important it is to stay connected in our fast moving, technology rich society. I know I do. So get connected!

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Angie

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Posted in Uncategorized on April 29th, 2008 by Angie | | 0 Comments



Marvelous Marble Countertops!



When it comes to natural stone, granite is by far the best choice for kitchen countertops because of its strength, durability, and beauty. Marble however, is another popular choice that has a time-less beauty and appeal all of its own. Marble has always been a popular choice for bathroom vanities, flooring, fireplace surrounds, etc., but there has been an increased interest, over the last several years for its use for kitchen countertops.

Since marble is softer than granite, it is more susceptible to scratching and staining, so care must be taken with every day use. However, with many new sealers on the market today, some staining issues with marble have been eliminated. Marble is also susceptible to etching, so acidic foods such as lemon should be wiped up immediately.

If you are looking for a natural stone countertop for you kitchen other than granite, you may want to consider a marble countertop. Marble comes a variety of colors including both soft and bold tones.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite, Industry News on April 28th, 2008 by Barb | | 2 Comments



2008 Builders Product And Service Show—A Success!



 The 2008 Builders Product & Service show sponsored through BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, proved to be another successful event. Paramount Granite Company participated in the show again this year, which was staffed by several of our sales and customer service team members. This year, we not only brought in several granite countertop displays and samples, but also brought in a full slab of granite, which proved to be a good draw for our booth.

The show was held Wedenesday, April 23, 2008 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and was open to builders and remodelers throughout the area.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

Following are some photos from the show:

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Posted in Company, Granite, Industry News on April 24th, 2008 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Granite Countertops—Top 10 Program A Success!



Some of you may be familiar with our Top-10 program promoting our most popular granite colors. The program, which we started several years ago, has been very successful. We offer our Top-10 colors at a reduced price in comparison to our standard colors. Since we buy them in volume, we are able to pass the savings on to you.

The slabs are hand-selected by us for beauty and quality, and are stocked and on display at our fabrication facility.  If you, or your customer are interested in viewing our stock, please stop by our showroom. We’d be happy to assist you in your granite countertop selections.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Company, Granite, Industry News on April 22nd, 2008 by Barb | | 2 Comments



Live Your Light!



Spring was definitely in the air yesterday here in Minnesota, as temperatures soared into the 70’s. After a long, cold winter, I think many of us have been wondering if spring would ever arrive. It is funny how the change in season, along with some warm temperatures can just boost your mood and outlook on life. I started this beautiful spring day by taking my dog for a long walk. Later…I did a little yard work, took a bike ride, etc., and ended the day with the Santana “Live Your Light Tour” Concert at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul.

While I thought the show was excellent, it got some mixed reviews. Apparently, some people felt Carlos was a bit too “preachy.” They played however, for a whopping 2-1/2 hours, and managed to play several classics, so who cares. I personally don’t think there is anything wrong with sending out a message of peace, harmony, hope, and brotherhood. Frankly…I think we could all use a little more light in our lives, and these spring days sure do help!

Thanks for reading!

Barb

Here’s a re-cap of last nights playlist: 

  1. Peace/Jingo
  2. Life Is For Living
  3. Everybody’s Everything
  4. Put Your Lights On
  5. Africa Bamba
  6. Capri 
  7. Maria Maria 
  8. Foo Foo
  9. Corazon Espinado
  10. Incident at Neshabur
  11. Batuka/No One to Depend On
  12. Taboo/The Calling
  13. Shake Your Money Maker
  14. Brotherhood 
  15. Yaleo
  16. Right On/Umi Says
  17. Gypsy Queen 
  18. Apache/Smooth/Dame
  19. Soul Sacrifice
  20. Angel Chant/Into the Night

Following are a few photos from the concert:

Derek Trucks Band (warm-up band)

Derek Trucks Band (warm-up band)

Santana Concert

Santana Concert

Santana Concert

Santana Concert

Santana Concert

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Posted in Uncategorized on April 21st, 2008 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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