Portrait In Courage

July 26, 2013

An energetic and joyful Walter Eck stepped into the One Write offices Tuesday, infusing the atmosphere with a Holy Spirit of Purpose. Home on a brief furlough for rest and fund-raising, he and his wife, Connie, will finish their first year as missionaries to Haiti in September of 2013.

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2013 So Far

April 10, 2013

The United States Postal Service is going to continue to deliver mail on Saturdays. That’s the good news. The Post Office is still a financial disaster and no one (including Congress) will confront the situation. That’s the bad news.

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The Year 2013 Begins

January 7, 2013

Ready or not, the first teenage year of the century is under way. Most of us were relieved that the initial “impending doom” event was averted right away with Congress passing legislation to avert our plunge over the fiscal cliff.

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November 1st, 2012?

November 7, 2012

The calendar shows we have moved into a new month this morning, but can October really be gone already? That seemed fast.

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Fairfield County Fair 2012

October 5, 2012

There are eighty-eight counties in the State of Ohio. Every year each of them hosts its own County Fair. In addition to the showing and judging of livestock, produce and baked goods, there is entertainment of all kinds. County Fairs are meant to be a time of community celebration.

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Labor Day 2012

September 4, 2012

We all agree that the world is a changing place. Things do not stay the same. They are always getting better or they are getting worse.

The differences of opinion arise when we try to identify which parts are improving and which are unraveling.

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Critical Thinking

May 2, 2012

For several years now, One Write has sent teams to the annual Continuous Improvement Conference sponsored by the Printing Industry of America. This year we traveled to St. Louis and for three days we learned how other companies have used lean ideas to strengthen their organizations.

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One Write at The Foundation

March 16, 2012

Businesses exist for a variety of reasons. Some companies say that the only thing that they care about is making money. While it is certainly true that it is necessary to be profitable to survive, others claim to be concerned about making the world a better place.

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Who Is Jerry Spangler

February 29, 2012

Every month like the lunar cycle, a van pulls up to the entrance of One Write. After a long time, our cleaning supplies salesman from Handicapped Associates, Jerry Spangler enters.

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Groundhog Day 2012

February 13, 2012

National attention is focused each February 2nd on an unlikely subject. Groundhogs or woodchucks are not generally highly esteemed in the chain of being. But every year at this time, weather experts check to verify that the groundhog either does or does not see his shadow when he emerges from his hole.

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One More Thing

December 2, 2011

It is the Holiday Season and there is a lot on every plate. Preparation for the gatherings, the meals and the celebrations to come takes time and energy.

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One Write's Design Studio

November 9, 2011

Printing equipment continues to improve. It gets easier and easier to reproduce color, print on new substrates, reduce costs, and increase speed. Thousands of printed pieces can be produced with no more than a few clicks of a button. Equipment manufacturers are constantly introducing machines that require less maintenance and training to use.

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One Write Visits the Windy City

October 5, 2011

Every fall there is a sense of anticipation that comes with the opening of Graph Expo, the Printing Industry’s annual exhibition held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Brief Life of Hurricane Irene

August 31, 2011

Fall is hurricane season and some years, the season starts a little early. This year in the last week of August, Hurricane Irene tracked north out of the tropics. It made landfall in North Carolina and continued up the east coast where it turned inland and, dissipating, dumped sufficient rainfall to cause major flooding in the New England states of Vermont and New Hampshire.

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Home Runs for Hunger

August 4, 2011

Last May the One Write fun bus outing traveled to Cincinnati to watch the Pirates defeat the Reds. Little did we realize then that One Write and the Pirates would be involved together in a campaign to fight against hunger.

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A Mid-Summer Dream (of Improvement)

July 25, 2011

Last May the One Write family gathered together to talk about how we’d spend the annual summer “slow period.”

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A One Write Milestone

June 28, 2011

Driving on US Route 40 through Ohio, you sometimes notice stones set up at intervals at the side of the highway. They are the Old National Road milestones which were used to measure the progress of a trip for the early travelers.

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A New Neighbor

June 14, 2011

This month One Write joined other Lancaster eastside residents in welcoming a newcomer into the neighborhood.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

May 25, 2011

While it is true that One Write is located in Ohio, it would not generally be considered anywhere near Cincinnati, Ohio. So when the suggestion arose to have a company outing at a Reds game, it was met with some raised eyebrows.

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The Rainy Season Ends

May 6, 2011

In some places the rainy season comes like clockwork. It is predictable, and people seem more prepared to fall into a daily rhythm of living without sunshine.

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One Write Hits the Road

April 20, 2011

Last week a team of eight One Write Employees traveled from Lancaster, Ohio to Kansas City, Missouri for an important Printing Industries of America event.

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One Write Rings in the New Year!

April 7, 2011

Most of us think about a huge ball dropping into a freezing Times Square crowd when we hear about a New Year’s party.

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A Special Visitor

March 23, 2011

There are certain times when it is clear that you are in the presence of something extraordinary. Last Friday we experienced that here at One Write.

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A New Season

March 9, 2011

In March the weather here begins to change so that even the snow storms start to lose their punch. The warm days take hold and the sounds and smells of spring begin to dominate.

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A Mid-Winter Health Fair

February 23, 2011

Our company Wellness Program has a great supporter in the community’s hospital, Fairfield Medical Center. Last Wednesday the FMC team brought their traveling health fair to One Write.

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The Remedy for Cabin Fever

February 10, 2011

About this time of year, many of us wonder if winter will ever be over. Every day sees us bundling up, shoveling snow and carefully balancing ourselves on the icy ground.

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Wellness at One Write

January 19, 2011

These days most companies have a Wellness Program. It just makes sense to provide information and opportunities to employees so that they can live healthier lives. In the long run the company actually benefits from less absence due to illness and better productivity.

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Watch at the East Gate

January 12, 2011

One Write is situated on the eastern side of Lancaster, Ohio, near the Corporation Limits. This location has inspired local resident and Kingdom advocate Charlton Burgett to comment that we might, in fact, be “standing watch” at the East Gate of the town.

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The Year Ahead

January 3, 2011

As 2010 ended there were plenty of opportunities to look back. “Best Of” and “Worst Of” lists as well as “Year in Review” articles appeared daily. Opinions varied.

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The Busy Season, Part II

December 7, 2010

The pace has been increasing at One Write as the first Sunday of 2011 approaches. Most of our 9,000 church customers distribute their Offering Envelope Books to their members now so the demand for quick turn-around of orders becomes very great.

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The Busy Season

November 11, 2010

In the remaining weeks of 2010 a large percentage of our church customers will require timely delivery of their orders.

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Employee Ideas

October 27, 2010

Last spring One Write sent a six-person team to the Printing Industry of America’s Continuous Improvement Conference. One of the principles we brought back was the importance of ideas.

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A Special Day

October 6, 2010

September 15th was an unusual day at One Write. Over a quarter of our employees were absent! However, it wasn’t an outbreak of swine flu or trouble of any kind. It was actually a good thing.

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New Things Ahead

September 8, 2010

We at One Write are excited about some new changes that we’ll be able to offer our customers in 2011. Over the past few months we’ve given a lot of thought toward what we currently have to offer our customers, and how we can make it better.

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Something New

August 24, 2010

We restated our purpose last year as “One Write, supporting the act of giving.” This was to clearly identify what we wanted our company to stand for. But beyond the words, we want to press into the ideas of giving and generosity. So this year we decided to try something new to engage all our employees in the act of giving.

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Small Changes Bring Long-Term Savings

August 9, 2010

One Write’s purpose is to support the act of giving. The most important way we can do this is by providing our customers with the highest quality at the lowest possible price.

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