The 2nd Annual BEAR Walk (Being Engaged and Responsible) and Info Fair was a huge success!

2015 09 01 - BEAR Walk - Ithaca, NY (4)Our sincere thanks goes out to all those who walked the Collegetown and Belle Sherman neighborhoods to strike up conversations among neighbors, and to all of the Cornell University staff and officials, City of Ithaca staff and officials, students, residents, and business people who collaborated to make the evening fabulous.

We’re already looking forward to next year!
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Today is our fourth birthday!

Uncle Marty’s Shipping Office opened on September 1, 2011. We’re so incredibly grateful for the overwhelming, positive, encouraging welcome that we received back then, and for the continued support from our customers–our friends and neighbors–that has helped us grow into an Ithaca institution and community resource.

Here’s to the future!

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The 2nd Annual BEAR Walk (Being Engaged and Responsible) and Info Fair will be held Tuesday, September 1st.

FYkQ7DGYThis event, sponsored by Cornell’s Student and Campus Life, University Relations, and the City of Ithaca, consists of teams of students, staff, community members, and City officials traveling assigned routes to distribute an informational door tag in Collegetown and lower Belle Sherman, where a mix of student and permanent residents live. The door tag will invite residents to attend the info fair and provide tips on being good neighbors and how to build community.

This year, we’re combining the BEAR Walk with a health and safety info fair on the 400 block of College Avenue, and it promises to be a very fun, engaging event for Collegetown! The fair will showcase booths from many health and safety organizations and host guest speakers including Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, Cornell University President Beth Garrett, and Student Assembly President Juliana Batista. There will be a capella vocal performances, an appearance by the Big Red Bear, and fanfare from the Big Red Band.

The overarching goal of the BEAR Walk and the Info Fair is to unite students, Ithaca City Officials and Cornell University leadership to promote a greater sense of community and connection, and to proactively build positive relationships between Cornell students, Collegetown residents, and Cornell University.

Marty’s had the privilege of participating in the BEAR Walk committee this past year, planning, coordinating, and preparing for this wonderful event. So we very much hope you’ll join us on Tuesday!

For more information, please see this article in the Cornell Chronicle.

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2015 08 11 - New Signs - Uncle Marty's Shipping Office - Ithaca, NY (25)Welcome back to Ithaca!

As students pour back into town and campus reawakens, we too are preparing for a super semester.

Our regular hours (Monday-Friday 9-6; Saturday 10-3) will resume on Friday, August 21st.

If you haven’t already made arrangements to collect your summer storage or reserved your spot on our delivery schedule, please get in touch as soon as possible so we can solidify plans.

We’ll see you soon!

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IMG_5494Our annual summer greeting card clearance is underway!

Stop in to choose from our overflowing selection of 50 cent cards. Most are styles that we’re simply turning over to make room for new designs. At this price, why not stock up?

See you soon!

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FlagIn observance of Independence Day, Uncle Marty’s will be closed on Friday, July 3rd.

Many of our shipping carriers are also observing Independence Day on Friday with limited service throughout the extended holiday weekend.

Have a safe, happy, and fancy-free holiday weekend!

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IMG_3597Marty has just returned from the 2015 Retail Shippers Expo in Henderson, Nevada. The event was truly epic!

IMG_4212During the four-day event, Marty met with industry leaders, vendors, and other store owners and managers from around the country to share ideas, learn about new programs, and work together to make our industry the best that it can be!

Marty had the privilege of teaching a class, Inside Out Marketing, to a room packed with people. The feedback was wonderful! He also assisted in leading the New Owners Seminar, Packing Essentials, and Advanced Packing classes.

As a member of the Board of Directors for the not-for-profit Association of Mail and Business Centers (AMBC), Marty spent the majority of the convention meeting with folks and answering questions. We are all so excited for so many new ideas that were shared, and Marty’s brought many of them back with hopes of rolling out some new programs soon here at Uncle Marty’s Shipping Office!

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