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The 2015 National Hardware Show: All About Making and Strengthening Connections!

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2015 National Hardware Show

If the buzz we’ve already received from last week’s National Hardware Show is true, Davison and our very own invention factory, Inventionland, are in for an even more exciting year ahead. Last week, we were in sunny Las Vegas meeting with some of the 2,500 exhibitors who represented over 15 product categories.

The 2015 National Hardware Show was the perfect platform to explore the products and exhibitors in the industry. This trade show allows us to connect face-to-face with the people behind the brands and products!

This year, we sent Davison representatives to explore the trade show and make connections; and, that’s exactly what they did!

Our reps met with big-name companies that cater to catalog, seasonal and fourth quarter items. They also touched base with a company that represents some popular lifestyle brands. But, they didn’t stop there!

Davison and Inventionland reps talked with companies that specialize in the tool and hardware industry, the juvenile industry and the outdoor products industry.

It sounds like our representatives covered a lot of ground in their three days at the National Hardware Show! But, you know what they say, “Seeing is believing.” So, here’s even more proof! In total, our representatives made connections that covered over 22 miles! Yes, you read that right, 22 miles!

Stay tuned to see where those 22 miles will lead us this year!

Here are some more pictures of the event straight from the National Hardware Show’s Instagram page!

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Davison-designed Products were on EVINE Live!

Davison News, Hugs Pet Products, Inventions, Product News

EVINE Live Logo

On Friday, May 8, our friends at Hugs Pet Products, who we have designed and licensed products to, had some exciting news to share!

Their products were featured on EVINE Live! But, the excitement didn’t stop there. Why? Because Paula Deen was showcasing the Hugs Pet Products Silicone Dog Treat Pan and Dog Treat Mixes during the “Paula Deen’s Kitchen” segment!

In the segment, which aired from 5- 6:30 p.m. EST, Deen was touting the Davison-designed Silicone Dog Treat Pan that we licensed to Hugs Pet Products!

Silicone Dog Treat Pan on EVINE Live

We created the Silicone Dog Treat Pan for a client who wanted to provide a healthy alternative to store bought treats. The flexible baking pan enables health-conscious pet owners the chance to create fresh, homemade treats for Fido!

The baking pan makes 15 paw-shaped dog treats and the silicone center is flexible for easy removal of the baked goods. The pan also has a steel-reinforced rim on the inside, which provides a sturdier frame for carrying from the oven to the countertop!

Paula Deen, being an animal lover herself, wanted to help pet owners bake paw-shaped treats for their canine friends, so she came up with a delicious chicken-flavored recipe.  And, you thought that Paula Deen was only whipping up creative products and recipes for humans!

Let’s just say that your furry four-legged friends will be begging for these quality products from Paula Deen!

If you want to see the segment for yourself, all that you have to do is click here and then scroll down and select “Watch Video” under the image of the Silicone Dog Treat Pan and Dog Treat Mixes.

Copyright Davison, 2015

The client has not realized a net profit on this product.

Sources:

http://www.evine.com/Offer/Default.aspx?OfferCode=456-927

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Chef Tony Meatloaf Pan Reviews are “The BOMB!”

Davison News, Product News

QVC Reviews- Miracle Meatloaf Pan

The Chef Tony Meatloaf Pan is back and we can’t help but check in on the tried-and-true Love Cooking Company product that we designed at our very own invention factory, Inventionland.

Culinary Professional Chef Tony Notaro has been touting this innovative product on QVC for months, and lately, it’s been stuffed with an overload of five-star customer reviews!

Maybe that’s why the product is ranked as a QVC “best seller?”

Miracle Meatloaf Pan- QVC Reviews

Here are a few of the latest five-star reviews for the Chef Tony Meatloaf Pan:

In a review titled “Works Like Magic,” Kris65 said,“What a creative little pan; we now get a variety of meatloaves with [an] easy-to-use pan with easy clean up.”

One anonymous poster said it all in her review, “Excellent Quality.”

“This is a quality bakeware pan. Not only does it perform well when baking a meatloaf, it’s also a terrific pan for my Irish brown bread recipe and pound cake, cornbread, etc. Loved the recipes for meatloaf (the feta cheese/spinach and mac/cheese are my favorites). Directions for stuffing are easy to follow. Way to go, Chef Tony!!”said the person behind the post.

Another satisfied customer, Venice, went so far as saying the Miracle Meatloaf Pan was her “Best Purchase Ever.”

“I used the pan for the first time, loved it; it works and the meatloaf came out clean,” said Venice.

In a post titled, “Fun Pan,” KelseyKirby said the pan helped to turn her tastes toward meatloaf.

“Normally, I’m not a meatloaf person, but my husband likes it, so thought I’d try this pan. Used a recipe from the book provided, and it was the BEST meatloaf I have ever had. I used my own recipe for the stuffing, and it kicked it up a notch. Highly recommend to turn something boring into something spectacular. Will be trying some of the other meatloaf recipes for turkey, etc…” said KelseyKirby.

And, finally, a post that truly says captures the Chef Tony Meatloaf Pan’s essence. Cat Leydecker titled her review, simply… “The BOMB!”

“The recipes from Chef Tony were worth the price. The feta/spinach… OMG!” said Cat Leydecker.

Read more great Chef Tony Meatloaf Pan five-star reviews here!

Copyright Davison, 2015

The inventor of the Miracle Meat Loaf Pan has not made a net profit.

The typical client project is not licensed, sold in stores or profitable.

Get Inspired by Some Amazingly Innovative Women!

Davison News, Inventions

Women's History Month

It’s hard to believe but another month is coming to a close and we cannot think of a more motivational way to say goodbye to the month of March than by taking a final moment to recognize Women’s History Month and to celebrate some of the most innovative women we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with… our very own female inventors!

What could be more motivational than seeing some of the success these innovative female inventors have achieved? Here are just a few of the most motivational women inventors that we’ve worked with. To hear the stories behind their invention ideas, simply click on their respective product names:

Meatball Baker- Davison

Meet Jean… she came up with a Better Way to make a meatball. Read the story behind her Meatball Baker idea.

Meet Kay… she came up with a Better Way to protect her pups from cold weather conditions. Learn more about Kay’s innovative Pugz Shoes idea.

Meet Melanie… she came up with a Better Way to bring some creativity to the kitchen with multi-flavored cupcakes. Learn the story behind Melanie’s Half N Half Cupcake Pan.

TheraPED- Davison

Meet Lennell… her idea was a Better Way to relieve tired, achy feet after a long day. Read the story of the TheraPED.

Meet Diane… her invention idea brought her pups a Better Way to stay refreshed on long road trips or anywhere, really! Learn the story behind Diane’s Hydro Bone.

Meet Sharon… thanks to her inventive idea, pets have a safer, Better Way to stay cool and dry, no matter what the weather may bring. See how Sharon’s Cool Cot House idea brings cool comfort to pets.

Meet Joy… party-goers everywhere can thank Joy for her idea… a Better Way to transport tasty treats! Find out the story behind Joy’s Party-on-the-Go.

Brownie Bowl- Davison

Meet Christine… this inspirational female inventor first came up with a Better Way to top desserts when she was in high school! Learn more about Christine’s Brownie Bowl idea.

And, these are only some of the incredible women inventors that have come to Davison to make their invention dreams come true.

Thanks to these innovative women, who followed their own personal motivations to find a Better Way and turn their invention ideas into real products on store shelves. During Women’s History Month and every other day, their inspirational examples motivate us all!

Copyright Davison, 2015

The typical Davison client product is not licensed, sold in stores or profitable.


Veterans Breakfast Club Sends Special Note of Thanks

Community News, Davison News

When it comes to honoring and thanking our nation’s veterans, taking part is a no-brainer. So, we’re sure it only seemed natural for founder and CEO Mr. Davison to take part in an upcoming event to honor our region’s veterans.

On April 30th, the Veterans Breakfast Club is hosting an evening called “Their Stories, Our History” at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. The event will celebrate the opening of the Veterans Breakfast Club’s new Western Pennsylvania Veterans Archive at the center and we’re pleased to say that Davison will be included as one of the evening’s sponsors.

Their Stories, Our History

Recently, Mr. Davison received a thank you note from Veterans Breakfast Club Founder and Executive Director Todd DePastino:

Dear George,

A belated thank you for kindly sponsoring our April 30 event at the Heinz History Center.

I look forward to being in touch with details close to the date. It will be a great event!

Todd DePastino

The mission of the Veterans Breakfast Club is to give each and every veteran an opportunity to share their unique story. If you would like to take part in an event where you can celebrate our nation’s veterans and listen to some of their stories, reserve a ticket for the April 30th event here.

Veterans Breakfast Club

Learn more about the Veterans Breakfast Club here.

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The Excitement Continues After the International Home + Housewares Show

Davison News

It’s been one week since the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show (IHHS) wrapped up in Chicago.

Last week, we elaborated on the Global Pet Expo and some of the hype that Paula Deen is bringing to the pet products and packaging that we’ve designed at our invention factory, Inventionland for Hugs Pet Products. And, you can bet that excitement followed to the IHHS, where Culinary Professional Chef Tony Notaro and Love Cooking Company representatives showed off their innovative products. In addition to featuring Love’s innovative Mrs. Fields cookware and bakeware products, Love’s booth also showcased delicious creations by Chef Tony himself. In fact, Chef Tony’s Miracle Meatloaf Pan was the hit of the show where he was making deliciously-filled meatloaves right there on the spot. Not to mention, the Dessert Diva and the Fold N Store were also well-received at the IHHS!

Who knows, that excitement might just carry over to another QVC appearance in the next 30-60 days!

The great news didn’t stop there. In fact, you can expect to see the Davison “D” on some new products at Walmart. We can’t wait to hear what comes next from the Love Cooking Company! However, the “icing on the cake” if you will doesn’t stop at just the Love Cooking Company; in fact, they weren’t only company that was showing off the Davison “D” at the IHHS.

That’s because the Petal Clips and the Scrub Gator that were both designed at our invention factory, Inventionland and were licensed to Jokari were International Housewares Association (IHA) Innovation Award Finalists at this year’s IHHS! The pictures were plentiful at this year’s IHHS! Take a look!

All in all, we think that it’s safe to say that the IHHS 2015 was quite the success for both the Love Cooking Company and Jokari!

Copyright Davison, 2015

It’s Go Time! The Global Pet Expo is Here!

Davison News, Hugs Pet Products

 

Global Pet Expo 2015

The Global Pet Expo begins today in Orlando, Florida, and we are excited to see what the next few days have in store for the pet product industry!

Why? Because the Orange County Convention Center floor is the stage for Hugs Pet Products to showcase their latest and greatest products!

But, that’s not the only reason that we are excited. In fact, two Davison-designed products that are licensed with Hugs Pet Products will be on display at the pet industry’s largest annual trade show!

Davison Products at the Global Pet Expo 2015

The Chillz Mat as well as the Silicone Dog Treat Pan, which are both client inventions, will be in the lime light at the Hugs Pet Products booth!

Could you imagine seeing your own pet product or other new invention idea being displayed at the Global Pet Expo or another big industry trade show, too? Though a typical Davison-developed product is not shown at a trade show, this doesn’t mean that you still shouldn’t pursue your invention dreams. If you want to possibly turn your idea into a tangible product, take the first step, and submit your idea, today!

Our representatives at the trade show have been sending us lots of great pictures from before the event even started! Here’s a little preview of the Hugs booth while it was under construction yesterday!

Hugs Booth at the Global Pet Expo

Obviously, the fun is just beginning at Global Pet Expo. Expect to hear more from Orlando soon!

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Images:

https://globalpetexpo.org/images/logo_generic.png

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

Chilly Mat Inventor Shares Story with Hometown Newspaper

Davison News, Product News

Chilly Mat- Page 6

When Diana Edington, the inventor of the Chilly Mat, noticed that her new puppy was having a hard time getting comfortable, she decided to take matters into her own hands.

That’s exactly what our client inventor told “The Banner,” a Carthage, Indiana, newspaper that recently published an article about their hometown-inventing hero.

Hugs Pet Products- Chilly Mat

“I had a puppy that was very tiny, and was looking for a way to make her feel not only comfortable, but secure,” she said. “At the time, she was in a crate. We put things in the kennels with them or their doghouses to help them stay comfortable through the winter, and you can do that with blankets. But, in the summer, blankets are too hot.”

Like many of our clients, Edington found a Better Way to do something… in her case, help her puppy stay cool and comfortable.

To help with her invention idea, Edington found Davison online; she contacted us and we continued to brainstorm on her idea with her.

“Once we had the general ideas in place, they took off with it from there… Davison is very good about taking the ideas that you throw at them and making it in a way that will benefit the company as well as you…” said Edington.

The Chilly Mat, Edington’s invention recently has been featured as a limited-time deal on coupaw.com and at a Bed Bath & Beyond store in Ohio. But, wait… there’s more!

Edington herself will be visiting Davison soon! Stay tuned to hear more about her visit!

Until then, here’s Diana Edington and the Chilly Mat’s story below:

Chilly Mat- Newspaper feature

Chilly Mat- In the News

Copyright Davison, 2015

This client has realized a profit on this product.

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

 

Another Product Reaches the End Zone – Soda Straws Land on Walmart.com!

Davison News, Product News

Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend and you know what that means… whether you’re rooting for the Patriots or Seahawks (or neither team for that matter), you’re probably planning to attend a Super Bowl party somewhere.

Walmart.com- Soda StrawsWhat better Davison product to bring to any party than Jokari’s Soda Straws, which you now can easily purchase at Walmart.com for only $13.99!

The innovative product is the perfect way to keep your favorite soda or other carbonated beverage fresh while you’re watching closely to make sure that all game balls are property inflated or while you’re catching all of this year’s must-see commercials. With a flip-top cap, Soda Straws also will help to make sure that there are no spills or other party fouls.

Jokari Soda Straws

If you happen to be at a warm, outdoor Super Bowl party (we’re jealous!), Soda Straws will also protect your beverages from flies and other insects. Plus, you can use them over and over again!

If you’ve still not seen a product that we created at Davison on a store shelf, rush to Walmart.com, see Soda Straws and head to the end zone by picking up some for yourself! They’re sure to score a touchdown at any Super Bowl celebration!

And, if we can’t celebrate our favorite team winning the Lombardi trophy, at least we can celebrate adding another place where we can pick up the products created at Davison!

Copyright Davison, 2015

 

Coupaw.com Features Three Davison Products!

Davison News, Hugs Pet Products, Product News

The Chillz Cooling Mat was a featured deal in the Coupaw.com “Dog Deals for Winter Vacay” email!

Coupaw 2015- Chillz Mat

But, the great news about Davison products does not stop there. In the very same email, the Chilly Vest, which also was licensed by Hugs Pet Products, was featured as a limited-time-only deal, too!

Coupaw.com Chilly Vest

 

To top it all off, when we visited Coupaw.com, we saw that the Pugz Boots for Dogs that we designed were also featured as a deal on the site!

 

Coupaw 2015- Pugz Shoes

That’s not one, not two, but THREE Davison products featured on a site that promises to tell people about “the best pet services and retailers” that they can find! As if anyone would need more of an incentive to shop Coupaw.com, we also learned that every order placed there equals six meals for rescued pets in need! What an innovative way to help out our four-legged friends!

You can see all of the featured Davison pet products and learn more about how Coupaw.com is reaching out to pets in need by visiting Coupaw.com. We’re sure that this is just the first of much great news that we’ll hear about the Chillz Cooling Mat and our other innovative pet products this year!

Copyright Davison, 2015

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