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MBS Helps Strike out ALS

Posted by Dean Asher on 8/26/14 11:00 PM

Several people at MBS took the plunge recently and participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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One Small Step for Books, One Giant Leap for MBS

Posted by Dean Asher on 7/29/14 5:00 AM

Where were you when we landed on the moon? It’s a question lots of people have been asked, and everyone who was alive then remembers the answer in vivid detail.

This month marked the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, when the Apollo 11 lunar module touched down on the moon July 20, 1969. Buzz Aldrin, who became the second man to set foot on the moon shortly after shipmate Neil Armstrong, did an AMA on Reddit to coincide with the anniversary.

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Generator System Keeps MBS Warehouse Running, Orders Moving

Posted by Dean Asher on 7/8/14 11:00 PM

Power lines tangled and snapped throughout Columbia, but MBS was unaffected for the 3.5 hours it would have been without power. Many homes — and some trees on MBS property — weren't so lucky.

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Calling All Pinners!

Posted by admin on 7/17/12 11:00 PM

Odds are you've heard of Pinterest over the past few months. The social bookmarking site, where users collect and share photos of their favorite events, interests and hobbies, has become one of the fastest growing social networks online! In fact, it's the third-largest such network behind only Facebook and Twitter.

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July Marketing Plan - Revealed!

Posted by admin on 6/28/12 11:00 PM

In April, we offered you Facebook Cover Photos and customizable posters that were designed with popular student trends in mind. This month, we're expanding on that with even more options! We've created specific themes to target freshmen and faculty as well as help you advertise during rush! Take a look at our 11 new designs that will make advertising much easier!

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A Friday to Remember: Jeremy Roush's Buyback Adventure

Posted by admin on 5/28/12 11:00 PM

We’ve all had our trying days during buyback and rush. Between a steady flow of customers and questions, there are numerous challenges and our representatives always try to be ready to overcome them. However, this year, MBS Territory Manager Jeremy Roush, found himself in a predicament for which he wasn't quite prepared. Below, he describes the unusual circumstances he found himself faced with as he was trapped in an elevator during one of this year’s buys.

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May Marketing Plan - Revealed!

Posted by admin on 4/30/12 11:00 PM

It's time for the next Monthly Marketing Plan, and this one is sure to keep students connected to your store all summer long! We've created a T-shirt Design Contest that can be implemented in just 7 easy steps and we're here to help you along the way! In fact, we've created all of the marketing materials you'll need to get students excited about the opportunity, including everything from a Facebook Cover Photo to a customizable poster template.

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Columbia, MO Named Hardest-Working Town in America!

Posted by admin on 4/26/12 11:00 PM

Columbia, Missouri, where MBS' main facility resides, was named the number one hardest-working town in America, according to a recent study from PARADE magazine and Total Cereals.

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Access Your MBS Applications on an iPad!

Posted by admin on 4/24/12 11:00 PM

Our goal is to be a resource to your store at any time or location that you may need. That’s why we ensure that our products and services are available to you in a variety of formats. Did you know, for instance, that if you are a TA2online or GM2online user with new HTML access, most of your back office applications can be accessed and run from your iPad?

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Foreword Online Celebrates Its First Anniversary!

Posted by admin on 4/17/12 11:00 PM

One year ago today, Foreword Online posted its first article and it's been nothing short of an exciting experience ever since! We've had the opportunity to feature hundreds of colleges stores across the country and share their unique ideas and experiences with others along the way! We've also posted countless industry-related articles as well as created 10 Monthly Marketing Plans, too.

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