Houston, TX – From all of us at BEB, we wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year.
2019 is very special for us as we celebrate our 70th year in business! San Francisco based Business Extension Bureau opened their Houston division in 1949 and my Dad, Bob Royall, at the age of 23 was hired to run the sales department. Six years later he was promoted to GM and the business grew. Dad and partner, Jim Tardy, bought the business in the early 1960’s and we have been independently owned and operated ever since.
Business Extension Bureau (BEB) has grown into the most established marketing production company in Houston and we look forward to serving you for another 70+ years. We are proud of our history and appreciate our clients, partners, and staff. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to work with you and we hope you join us in celebrating this milestone year for us.
As you may already know, the postage rate hike will take effect on January 28th, raising rates approximately 2.5% across the board. Click here for a 2019 Postal Rate Guide. Click here for rate comparison charts (by mail class) and a downloadable PDF of the rate guide for your convenience. If you have questions or need additional information, don’t hesitate to contact us. Of course we will continue to keep you abreast of “all things postal” through our blog, social media sites, and upcoming newsletters.
Be sure to check out the Welcome page where we introduce you to several new team members and say “goodbye” to others. Most of you are already aware that our Diane Bandemer is retiring at the end of the month. She has been working with Angel Vierna and our newest CSR, Veronica Comisso, to ensure a seamless transition. Congratulations to Diane and her husband, Larry, as they embark on their new adventure of retirement.
We hope that you are enjoying our 2019 interactive calendar. If you haven’t received one yet you can click here to place an online order or contact us directly; we will send one to you right away. We broke a record in 2018 with over 2,000 scans of the calendar QR codes. Be sure to scan yours each month as we have fun and informative videos for your enjoyment all through the year.
Our Marketing for Local Business Seminars start up again in February. The last five series have sold out and we have only a few seats remaining for the first round. Be sure to register now while space is still available. Click here for details on all 2019 classes and guest speakers.
This edition of The Bureau includes a pictorial of 2018, and an article on How Hackers Get Your Information. We have also included updates of the results from the President’s USPS Task Force and how the report was received within the direct mailing industry.
Once again, from all of us at BEB, we wish you and yours a very happy and prosperous 2019. We thank you for your business and partnership and look forward to serving you in the coming year.
Ron Royall, President