Stories tagged with: Longaberger

May 11, 2012 - 5:26pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

It was a beautiful day for outdoor fun in Frazeysburg.

On Friday the Longaberger Company's Homestead held its annual Spring Fling.  Director of Special Communications Brenton Baker said the event celebrates the spring sale of up to 75% off original prices.

"We're excited to welcome about 2,800 guests this weekend," said Baker.  "We have lots of games that are fan favorites.  There's speed weaving and dash for baskets."

Event admission and...

January 9, 2012 - 5:19pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

The Longaberger Company has laid off some employees. Spokesman Russell Mack would not release the actual number but did confirm that there was a seasonal furlough of manufacturing employees. On January 5th of last year Longaberger laid off 95 employees citing that the first quarter is always the slowest selling season for the company. Mack says Monday's layoff represents a small percent of the work force. At last report Longaberger had 886 employeees.

August 19, 2011 - 11:51am
3 years 46 weeks ago

Here's your chance. You can enjoy two full days of live music, cooking demonstrations and prizes for free.

Longaberger Homestead is hosting their first annual Longaberger Music and Food Festival.  The festival features a variety of bands and several chefs who will prepare different specialty dishes.

"On Saturday, we have Bill Bird, the Corporate Chef for Zandex Health Care, he will be here featuring tailgating recipes. He will be doing pre-game, game time and post...

July 28, 2011 - 7:49am
3 years 49 weeks ago

Tami Longaberger is selling her mansion. The Chief Executive Officer of the basket making company is asking 15 million dollars for the 200 acre estate. The property is located in Nashport in Muskingum County and is a 20 room Georgian Brick mansion that is 57  thousand square feet and features seven bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and three half-baths. It also features a horse barn, three ponds stocked with fish, a six car garage, a helicopter pad, a pool, a guest wing and a...

January 5, 2011 - 4:10pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

The Longaberger Basket Company announced today that it is laying off 95 employee.  Spokesman Tom Matthews says the first quarter of the year is always the slowest selling season for the company and the reduction of force is being based on the demand for product.  Matthews says 83 basket makers and 12 corporate office employees is the breakdown of the layoff.  Mathews says looking to 2011 the company is seeing an increase in on-line sales. He says in 2007 the company...

October 7, 2010 - 7:38am
4 years 39 weeks ago

The Longaberger Basket Company says it is calling back about 60 laid off basket makers in preparation for the holiday season. Company Spokesman Tom Matthews says many of the former employees have already returned and a few more will be called back this week. Matthews says the workers will help the company build inventory before the holidays. Matthews says the company is encouraged by some of its online sales numbers. The moves comes after a series of layoffs this year. Longaberger eliminated...

September 11, 2010 - 6:43pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

Basket collecting is a long-standing tradition for many locals.

Longaberger celebrates Heritage Days, the two-day event was held at Longaberger Homestead. All kinds of activities were set-up for the public; there was also a wide array of baskets on display for purchase.

"I mean there's tons of people here, lot's of different items, people are coming in here for a while, going to Dresden for a while but sales have been good," said Basket Vendor Greg Burr.


September 11, 2010 - 6:40pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

Visitors at the Longaberger Festival are receiving a special surprise. 

Former Cleveland Browns Football Player Kevin Mack was on site to sign autographs. Mack was a runningback for the team from 1985-1993. 

"I also knew they had gone into agreement with the NFL and they're printing NFL baskets longaberger style, so it's kind of cool," said Kevin Mack.

The Team Spirit line by Longaberger has custom designed baskets for all NFL and some college...

August 9, 2010 - 2:26pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

The Longaberger Company is cutting 35 full-time positions. Company spokesman Tom Matthews says most of the people affected were those with professional and supervisory positions from all aspects of the business. The cut occurred Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. But the employees were paid through Friday. Matthews says Longaberger is suffering from a still weakened economy just like every other business and it’s trying to run in an efficient and cost effective manner.

July 8, 2010 - 7:43pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

Women from across the country are receiving a message of hope. Tami Longaberger invited 120 people, mostly breast cancer survivors, to attend her annual "Think Pink" luncheon at her home.

To Kay Cox, being diagnosed with breast cancer over a year ago didn't seem possible. She had no family history of it, but one visit with her doctor changed her life forever.

"There are so many women. Like yourselves, we've all been there. We've heard those words from the doctor's...

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