Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Polo Grants Available: $2,000 to $3,800

You might be surprised but there are non-profit polo grants to help organizations teach others about this amazing game. These grants can range from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. Finding grants for polo related non-profits is important to pay for equipment, field grooming, training, and other activities that go with a great polo club. EPMC will provide information on these grants when they are available. 

Mission: To provide grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations to promote polo and tennis as sports, especially among young players.

Name: Frederic C. Collin Trust

  1. To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  2. Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.
Average Grant Size: $2,000 to $3,800

More Information: Link

Escanaba Polo Mallet a good works polo mallet and gear start-up that donates much of its revenue to non-profits and charities.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Digital Hot Spots Where Horses and Virtual Work Come Together

The U.P. is known for its rugged beauty, green forests and clear waters. One could stand, coffee in hand, looking over miles of lush farm fields cut into the forest and within 10 minutes be at the center of city to get a hot refill. From hundreds of miles of trails to affordable housing it is this outdoor charm that draws visitors. Market changes in digital infrastructure increases appeal of "connected" rural vacation areas as it spawns a whole new generation of professionals who desperately crave work-life balance; for some of that it is work-horse balance.  Digital jockeys interested in post-COVID hot spots that opportunities to buy horse farms with the digital capacity they need to maintain professional employment might want to consider Delta County Michigan.

Few places offer better opportunities to walk your horse under a canvas of stars while still being able to maintain a virtual job that keeps you "plugged" in. While it is often difficult for horse lovers to find a healthy balance, The U.P. provides a place where virtual work meets affordable horse farm property.

In Delta County you work by solar from your favorite campsite or sit in your downtown café. Straddling the physical and virtual world lets you reap the benefits of both. After riding the snow covered back country, a few simple pleasures like sitting next to fireplace catching up on work are needed respites (checking Facebook, stocks, news or whatever.)

Left is Mo and right is his girlfriend.

Escanaba Polo Mallet Co.(EPMC) is a good works polo mallet company that seeks to contribute to its community through engagement and opportunity. Much of our profits help others and raise awareness of polo as a recreational sport. Keep us in mind for your polo mallets and needs.  

Tip: EPMC is working on a long-term project to help entrepreneurs find new ways of conducting and competing on the global market. EPMC was start in part to do that. What this is called is content marketing. It is when you begin to use content and specific information to attract interest on the web. The search engine spiders and algorithms place a higher value on quality content.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Using Cartoons for Advertising: Yolo Polo

Consumers are bombarded by thousands of advertisements a day and getting through this "noise" can be very difficult. Sometimes you may want to explore other ideas that are not conventional. In this case, I'm trying to utilize art and creativity to develop an effective cartoon advert that can be easily shared and used on social media. The art took a little time but I think you can do well making your own but you may want to pay for it if you can't come up with something that works. 

Why a Cartoon?

Cartoons are colorful and people often think in terms of pictures instead of words. Thus, the information is processed quickly and our brain naturally gravitates toward things we understand more quickly. There is a reason why the pictures in advertisement often get more intention than words alone. 

Escanaba Polo Mallet Company is a good works start-up business that not only donates profits to good causes, it also wants to help others learn to develop their own businesses. This is one of the reasons why this article is written (it also helps advertise the business/content marketing).

There are not a lot of polo companies and not a lot of polo cartoons. With that knowledge, and the need to create a brand, I put together a cartoon to post on social media. The goal is to create "share-ability" where people find value in the cartoon and expand its reach.


Its helpful to have cartoons relate to things people are thinking about and talking about to make it relevant. For example, my target marketing (i.e. young professionals and polo players) may understand putting together budgets and the frustration associated with it (whether corporate or their own). The news is flooded with budget issues on the state level.

While you create cartoons to understand an idea and create some "buzz" it should not go too far into the politics. In this case the use of "budget" means any kind of budget. Don't go so specific that you risk getting politically involved and in turn limit readership interest. People will read into it as much as they see fit as symbolism push cognitive depth.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Delta County Manufacturers May Want to Consider Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Re-developing Delta County Michigan's local manufacturing as well as finding new opportunities rests on the ability to obtain contracts. Small manufacturing business do not always have the ability or manpower to scout out new contracts. Having the information in one place where small manufacturers can review available work leads to new projects, revenues, and jobs that helps the local community.

The White House has initiated new pro-American manufacturing emphasis that gives preference to American suppliers. Delta County businesses might consider scanning this database and coordinating their efforts to meet some of these manufacturing opportunities. You can read more about it HERE

"The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is based at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The national Program Office (NIST MEP) which provides the federal government funding for the MEP National Network™ is located in Gaithersburg, MD. The MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and its over 1,400 trusted advisors and experts at more than 385 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed."

Escanaba Polo Mallet Company. supports local business and manufacturing. We are a good works company that supports good causes. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Polo Mallets for Orphans-Virtual Visit Free

 Some of the profits we make a Escanaba Polo Mallet Company are donated to children and their needs. we hope that as this business grows we can do more to support these children and as a pipe dream maybe sponsor a whole orphanage and provide those children we all the academic support they need. Pipe dreams are long term goals and while they may or may not happen it is our hope to get there. 

At present some of the profits are being saved and it is planned to donate that money and/or drop supplies at one or two of these orphanages. 

You may want to watch this virtual tour. 

join us this Wednesday January 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM for a virtual orphanage trip. We will visit the La Esperanza orphanage in Tijuana to meet the kids, participate in a meal, and celebrate DIA DE LOS REYES, a tradition in Mexico.

CLICK HERE to RSVP for this free event.

If your interested in donating on our fundraising page you may do so HERE

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Skid Row Housing Trust Helps Homelessness through Art

Escanaba Polo Mallet Company supports various charities. You may be interested in the following press release on helping homeless. 


Jessica Siemens

Skid Row Housing Trust


Art Lessons to Help End Homelessness

Talented Artist and Art Instructor volunteers to provide drawing and painting lessons in exchange for donations to Skid Row Housing Trust in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, CA: My name is Jessica Siemens. I am excited to share with you that I am supporting Skid Row Housing Trust and raising money to help men and women who are experiencing homelessness. I am teaching Virtual Art Lessons in exchange for any donation to Skid Row Housing Trust. This non-profit works tirelessly to permanently house our LA neighbors that have been living on the streets. The Trust also provides onsite medical and mental care services for these residents.

If you give ANY donation using the link below, I will provide virtual drawing or painting lessons to you or a loved one as a gift. Beginning and advanced artists are welcome! I can demonstrate how to use any art supplies at home and teach specific techniques that you or a loved one are interested in learning. 

Check out my fundraising page here:

Donation levels

Art Tips: 30 minute lesson = Any donation up to $100

Art Lesson Trial: 60 minute lesson = $100

Artist in Training Package: Five 60 minute lessons at $80/lesson = $400 

Dedicated Artist Package: Ten 60minutes lessons at $70/lesson = $700

Master Artist Package: Fifteen 60 minute lesson at $60/lesson = $900

Please contact me to schedule your Virtual Art Lessons: Email: or Call: (858) 220-4215 All donations will receive one or more Virtual Art Lessons over Zoom, WhatsApp, Viber Microsoft Teams, FB Messenger etc. Lessons can be scheduled mornings or afternoons and are redeemable anytime during 2021. 

About Skid Row Housing Trust: The mission of Skid Row Housing Trust (the Trust) is to provide permanent supportive housing so that people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction can lead safe, stable lives in wellness.

The Trust offers more than 1,800 homes to individuals who have experienced homelessness. We apply evidence-based solutions, and our cutting edge buildings and supportive programs give our residents the opportunity to regain dignity, independence, and wellness. In addition to secure homes these buildings also provide onsite integrated case management, mental health treatment, substance abuse recovery, and primary healthcare.

About the Art Instructor: Jessica Siemens graduated from San Diego State University in 2010 with a Bachelors of Art in Painting. SDSU purchased two of her paintings through purchase awards and displays them on campus in their permanent collection. She then lived in Brooklyn, New York for four years, selling my paintings to private collectors and through Axelle Fine Arts Gallery in Manhattan. After NY, Jessica returned to California to teach private art lessons for five years. She now lives abroad in Greece discovering new horizons to inspire her work.

Jessica sells original landscape and surrealist paintings and works for commission from photograph to create custom works of art. If you, a friend or a family member is interested in taking private virtual fine art lessons or would like to commission your own unique painting, please email Jessica at To see more of her works please visit: If you want to see Jessica in action and learn how to mix acrylic paints view her Painting Lessons Online YouTube page: How to Mix Acrylic Paint Colors

Can you help me #DoSomethingToEndHomlessness? If you could provide any gift, you would help me reach my goal! Thank you for supporting me and Skid Row Housing Trust!  This end of the year fundraising campaign is active until January 1st 2020.

Jessica Siemens
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