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Casino Night

Howard/Merrell Casino Night

It was a crazy December with folks traveling all over for client meetings and trade shows.

So we moved our holiday party to January.

What a fun way to kick off 2016.

We held a Casino Night in downtown Raleigh at Zinda.

Employees and their significant others played Roulette, Blackjack and Poker — as well as enjoyed delicious prime rib and crab cakes.

And, did I mentioned the open bar?

It was a great night with the Howard/Merrell family.

Howard/Merrell Poker

Howard/Merrell Blackjack

Howard/Merrell roulette


Holiday Greetings!


We’ve put together a little website for you, made with love. We hope you like it. And we hope you and yours have a fantastic holiday season.

Go to and enjoy.

Be safe. Be happy. See you in the New Year.

Happy Holidays from Mr. Peanut

If you’re like me, you think it’s way too early to start thinking about the holidays. However, since we’ve never heard the Planters spokesman spokespeanut speak in 94 years, I’m willing to make an exception. Robert Downey Jr. is the voice of Mr. Peanut in two new holiday-themed commercials. The first spot, called “My Remarkable Holiday Party,” was unveiled a few days ago on Mr. Peanut’s Facebook page:

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The second spot is called “Mr. Peanut Greeting Card”:

Both commercials will air on CBS Wednesday night duringĀ Criminal Minds.

What do you think of the new spots – is Mr. Peanut a more likeable figure now that he has a voice?