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Cheers to the Next 30 Years!

2016 has been a roller coaster of a year, and here at Jag Forms, we spent the year celebrating our 30th anniversary. But we did a lot more than just reflect on 30 years of business; we also spent a lot of time thinking about our future. The next 30 years, if you will. When […]

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30 Fun Facts About Jag

Our year-long 30th anniversary celebration continues today, with a look at “30 Fun Facts About Jag.” Enjoy! 1. The name “Jag” comes from founder Jeff’s initials: Jeffrey Alan Gundell. JAG! 2. Jeff’s granddaughter (and Sara’s niece) Jocelynn shares these initials. (Yes, on purpose.) 3. Many of Jag’s clients & vendors have seen Jeff and Sara […]

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Excellence in Family Business Awards

In case you haven’t heard the news, Jag was recently honored as a finalist in the 2014 Excellence in Family Business Awards (presented by OSU’s Austin Family Business Program) for the category of Family Harmony – Emerging Family Business. We were honored during an awards ceremony back in November, although the process for the awards […]

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6 Challenges of Working from Home

One of the luxuries of being a small, home-based business is being able to work from home. You make your own hours, your commute is miniscule (down the hall!), and you don’t have to worry about co-workers stealing your lunch out of the communal fridge. As many blessings as there are to working from home, […]

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Excited About Doing Business (Again)

After 30+ years in the same business, things can become old, mundane, stale, or just about any other adjective that comes to mind. In my case, that “other” adjective is “exciting.”  And I owe that feeling to my daughter Sara – you know, the redhead who is my co-worker these days. When Sara and I […]

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Added Value

All salespeople and sales organizations preach the “relationship” sale to their prospects and clients. That is, we want to develop a relationship so we can work together for a long time, not just on a single transaction. That’s well and good, and it implies that a bond will be created based on trust, reliability, quality, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

From the Jag family (and we actually ARE a family – father-daughter duo FTW!) … we want to wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! We’ll be noshing on delicious turkey and all the trimmings for the next few days. (What? Leftovers!) We hope you all have a happy, warm & safe holiday with your closest loved […]

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All in the Family

Earlier this week, Jag Forms headed to their first event with the Portland Business Alliance. The event on Wednesday was part of the Alliance’s Breakfast Forum series. The topic? Family businesses. When my dad, Jeff, started Jag Forms in 1986, it was with the idea that he wanted to become a small business owner and […]

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Jag: The Next Generation

For a long time, only one person has been at work behind the scenes at Jag: Jeff Gundell. I’ve known Jeff for almost 29 years, but I’ve always just called him “Dad.” I was not quite three years old when my dad started Jag Forms. I don’t really remember much from those days, and to […]

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