Cranberry Creek, Inc. is a family owned business since 1985. We did typesetting and graphic design work for the print industry. Books and manuals, ads and restaurant menus, business cards and letterhead were some of the services we provided. Around 1990 the typesetting business was hard hit by a new technology called Desk Top Publishing. Many of our customers brought the work in-house which made us look at other avenues to make a living.
Once you are comfortable with self employment, going back to work for someone else is not an option. We decided to manufacture personalized stationery. The first product was a rose laying inside an oval border using burgundy ink on pink parchment paper. We printed over 400 ladies names (ie. A Note From Carol) and packaged them in a poly bag. We sold them at a large flea market for about a year. Sales were good on Saturday and Sunday, but the rest of the week they were in boxes in our garage.
We needed to find a way to make sales seven days a week. 160 of the top selling names were picked and floor displays were made to hold the stationery. Wholesaling to stores around the country helped to grow the business to this present day.
Cranberry Creek, Inc. now produces over 200 different designs and products. All of our full-color merchandise is made by us in the USA.
We look forward to the future with great hopes now that we are in our second generation of ownership with the third generation beginning to grow.