Please join Crain's Publisher Jill Kaplan as she meets with entrepreneurs around the city and learns of their stories of success, failure, determination and resiliency. These business owners are changing neighborhoods and improving the economy with their innovative and courageous plans. Fun, exciting and real, these are true New York stories. We were thrilled when Rosemary Maggiore recently contacted us to do an episode of Crain's New York Stories television show for the prestigious Crain's New York Business publication. The weekly program, which airs on the New York City Life regional cable network, highlights the success, failures, determination and resiliency of entrepreneurs across the city's five boroughs of 8.5 million people. Crain's publisher Jill Kaplan hosts the show, interviewing business owners on location to learn about their triumphs and struggles.
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Rosemary and Jill along with their professional film crew set up shop in our Reich Paper officers, here in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Working quickly and well prepared for the interview, our offices were quickly transformed into a TV studio and was time to start taping. As Jill and Duke sat and began to chat the conversation quickly turned to how it is possible for a small family owned paper company continue to stay in business for over 50 years in the middle of the technological revolution? The concept of what was old has become new again became quite clear as Duke explained times are changing and there is no doubt there are many challenges in the industry, but there are just as many opportunities which keeps things exciting. The advances made in technology and media have left many consumers with a desire to go back to a simpler time. The craftsman movement, the resurgence of letterpress and the desire to use the best possible materials available have allowed Reich Paper to continue to evolve over the years by providing the highest quality old world papers with the innovation and needs of the new world in an environmentally sustainable way. Duke continues by explaining he is inspired by good design and loves seeing the end uses of his papers. Although paper is a very tactile material, Reich Paper has found that social media and the internet have helped to promote the quality, uniqueness and uses of our papers as designers share beautiful images of their work and blog about the distinct features of our products. In addition, the internet has allowed us to open up an on-line retail store where stationers, graphic designers and letterpress printers can order smaller quantities of paper. Today Reich Paper continues to offer a wide variety of specialty papers to designers, printers, and connoisseurs of fine paper across the United States and beyond. We were so happy to meet and spend time with all the staff at Crain's New York Stories. They really captured the essence of Reich Paper, our focus on honesty, integrity and customer service. We think you will enjoy the video as well! Duke starts at 12:27. Enjoy. Crain’s New York Business, the leading New York business magazine, focuses on the New York business community, with important insights, analysis and opinion. Crain’s reports on emerging trends, interviews with thought leaders and industry experts, and coverage of commercial opportunities, economic changes, politics and more. NYC Life is part of NYC Media – the official TV, radio and on-line media network of the City of New York. The NYC Media broadcast network reaches 18 million people within a 50-mile viewing radius of New York.