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July 23, 2014 Trade Ideas is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the agency of record to design and develop the website for the Housing Authority of the City of New Bern's Choice Neighborhood Initiative.

May 9, 2014 So proud of our team who recently won a BLUE RIBBON award from the North Carolina School Public Relations Association for our work in creating the logo and website for Craven County Schools! This is quite an honor! Thank you Jennifer Wagner for giving us the opportunity to work with you.

September 6, 2013 We are pleased to launch the John McQuade Photography website. John is a very talented photographer who happens to also be a well-known physician in the New Bern area. Look for a collection of his photographs at Ballantyne's on September 13th during New Bern's ARTWALK.

August 20, 2013 It's almost time to start the 2013-2014 school year. To find out what's going on within Craven County Schools, check out their NEW website at You'll find important dates and information you won't want to miss. Trade Ideas is proud to be the designers of this website and look forward to another great school year!

August 16, 2013  We are pleased to release the new logo for the 2013 Havelock Chili Festival that will take place on October 18-19. Always a fun event, be sure to mark your calendars! You won't want to miss this event! >>READ MORE

July 2013 Pleased to announce our partnership with Finlayson Consulting as we develop a new logo and website for Allies for Cherry Point's Tomorrow (ACT). ACT provides local government, business, industry and citizen support for Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) East.

March 2013 Religious Community Services of New Bern (RCS) names Trade Ideas as their agency of record. Trade Ideas is responsible for rebranding RCS and will design a new logo and website, establish a Facebook presence and increase community awareness through a strategic marketing plan within a five county region. Look for website to launch on September 20, 2013!

January 2013 Check out Coastal Radiology’s new website to find out more about the advanced technology that our local practice offers as well as the cosmetic services that are now available with a brand new Cutera laser – age and sun spots…be gone! More information available at

December 2012 It’s official! Craven County Schools has changed their logo! Our newest addition to the logo portfolio! This is the first step in a new branding initiative that will take place over the next few months. Look for a new website coming in Summer 2013.

October 2012 “On a mission to find the perfect event location? You’ve found it!” Havelock Tourist & Event Center launches their new website at The new design is part of the branding package we recently completed. The Tourist & Event Center is a great location for your next business meeting or event.

October 2012 Pleased to welcome Maureen Rose to our team as Account Manager! Maureen brings years of marketing and fundraising experience, so we are excited about this opportunity! She’ll be out and about, so many of you will get to know her really soon!

October 2012 We are proud to announce that we received THREE design awards from Graphic Design USA this year! Congratulations to our design team – you ROCK! Thank you to Bear Town Cinema 6, Tryon Palace and MUMFEST 2011 for giving us the opportunity to work with you so we could produce some award winners!

August 2012 Trade Ideas recently co-sponsored the Exhibitor Snack Pack at the New Bern Chamber’s Business Expo on August 23, 2012. Snacks were provided to over 100 exhibitors and filled with lots of goodies from other area businesses. It is important to promote local businesses and this was a good opportunity to service many of our clients.

Spring 2012 Trade Ideas, LLC is pleased to announce that the logo our team created for the New Bern Firemen’s Museum has been selected for a LogoLounge project, “Typography and Enclosures.” This is the fourth book in the Master Library series, which brings exemplary logo design works from creatives around the world. You can see the logo online at the Firemen’s Museum website,, which was also designed by Trade Ideas, LLC.

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