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Gregory Sharpless

Award-Winning Writer, Editor and Content Creator

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I'm an experienced editor, writer and publisher. I have worked with and covered a variety of markets and industries -- retail, automotive, digital currency, specialty/industrial printing, outdoor advertising, design, fine art, forestry, woodlot management and others.
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Inside Supply Management
The Power of Effective Supply Management

"It's our job to help senior company managers understand the power of good supply management," says Christine Breves, chief supply chain officer at U.S. Steel.

44691 Magazine
Film Festivals: The Best of Both Worlds

Film festivals aren't just about going to the theater. They combine movies with the true meaning of "festival" -- they're a celebration of what films and cinema are all about.

Cincy Magazine
Moving the Transportation Needle

How does the Tristate not only ensure its current workforce remains in the area, but also attracts more workers to the region? There are many ways, of course, but here’s a factor that is all too often taken for granted: good transportation options.

Step-By-Step Graphics
Making the Complex Simple

Up-front research and concepting steer Cahan & Associates toward a comic-book solution for a high-tech client.

Sign Builder Illustrated
SunDance’s Successful Expedition

What do you do after operating a 50,000-acre game reserve and cattle ranch in Kenya? Why, you buy a fine-art print business in Orlando, of course, and then proceed to turn that company into a successful full-service print operation complete with wide-format digital and finishing services.

Cincy Magazine
Fueling a County's Growth

At the Warren County Career Center, Rick Smith is helping students and area businesses pursue new opportunities. “With [the county’s] growth, we have to ensure that we’re prepared to meet the needs of our community,” he says.

The Big Picture
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Print

Ryan Thelen's quest for real-sized reproductions of America's most important documents. Ryan Thelen had suffered enough. A history teacher in Cincinnati, he was on a quest to be free of the tyranny of having to resort to the common 12 x 18-inch souvenir copies of the US Declaration of Independence to show his students.

44691 Magazine
Game of Stones

Located just north of Cincinnati, the Loveland Castle is the perfect place to indulge your medieval fantasies.
Engaging More Customers Through Digital Signage

At the Staples Center, Toshiba joined with AEG, the LA Kings professional hockey team, and the Staples Center facility to cut the ribbon on LA Interactive powered by Toshiba.

Digital Output
Help from the Holy

Today, you can add database management, indexing and digital imaging to monks’ efforts – at least to those working with the Electronic Scriptorium, a company specializing in digital-image captioning and legacy-file conversion.

Wide-Format Impressions
The Evolving Printhead

As with many products and tools, inkjet printheads have been changing as a result of the needs of customers — in this case, print service providers (PSPs).
The Retail Side of the Virtual-Currency Equation

What drives a merchant to begin accepting virtual currency as payment? And, how can that acceptance help drive sales – and perhaps even change up a retailer's customer mix?

The Cannata Report
EFI Adds Two New Jewels to its Printing Roster

Ten years after the VUTEk acquisition, EFI has made another major splash—perhaps its biggest to date. On July 1, the company announced it had acquired not only Matan Digital Printers, the Israel-based producer of superwide roll-fed printers, but also Italy-based Reggiani Macchine, which manufactures industrial inkjet printers for printing onto fabrics.

Printing News
Drawing Up an Aggressive Game Plan for Franchise Growth

A successful basketball team builds on its accomplishments in the previous season. Whether it’s a college team taking part in March Madness or a pro team competing for the NBA Championship, a good team will craft a game plan that takes advantage of last year’s “positives.” Similarly, print franchises are looking to build on 2016 to ensure the game plans they’ve drawn up are effective – and their “teams” emerge victorious.

Printing News
A Space for Students at Penn State

Sometimes, asking the potential client some probing questions about a job can lead to additional work. As Jon Toy of FastSigns in York, Pennsylvania, discovered, being persistent and asking the right questions can even drastically broaden the scope of that project.