Fostering Personal & Professional Growth

EWI Board Members, 2021 Keva Sonderen first attended an EWI meeting as the guest of Amy Higgins in 2005. Amy’s father was a friend of Mark Sonderen and Keva had just started working at Sonderen Packaging. At the time, Keva was one of the group’s junior members and sought the mentorship of these accomplished women. Joining…

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New Toy!

We recently have purchased a High-Speed Label Applicator. Why are we excited about this? Because we can now offer our customers something new to play with. We love new toys and new capabilities. We recently applied 700,000 Instant Redeemable Coupons (IRC) to paperboard sleeves! In addition to IRCs, we can also apply labels to the…

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Cartons for Cans vs. HDPE Carriers

You are a small to midsize beverage maker and have great beer, cider, seltzer, or wine in cans. What’s next? Packaging! Packaging those delightful libations in beautiful cans is what’s next. Often, researching and learning about packaging can be frustrating. We are here to help! Two of the most common/desirable packaging options available for canned…

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A Sweet Local Partnership

Mini Old Fashion Donuts, Flavorful French Macarons, and Custom Packaging… It doesn’t get much better than that! We love creating packaging for local businesses. Our employees are excited and proud when they see the products they crafted in the market. We love supporting the growth of new businesses. It is rewarding when you can create…

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Make Dust

To acknowledge Women’s History Month, we are proud to announce that Keva Sonderen, of Sonderen Packaging recently made history as the first woman to be elected to the Independent Carton Group Board (ICG). Keva began attending ICG meetings in 2005 with her father, Mark, when It was common to enter a room with a sea…

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A Bazaar 2020

No parties, no get-togethers, no potlucks. The very fabric of our culture of interacting and connecting with each other is now a “risk” we cannot take. Yes, this world is strange, but we are determined not to lose our humanity. Instead, we found a way to enhance our connection and humanity by conducting a charity…

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ReMagine™ Your Premium Paperboard and Win Awards!

Sonderen Packaging Recognized at National Packaging Design Competition. Sonderen Packaging recently earned an Excellence Award at the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) 77th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. The packaging designs recognized in PPC’s competition represent some of the best folding cartons and rigid boxes manufactured over the past year. “On behalf of the Paperboard…

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Post COVID Retail Trends

After all of the crazy has subsided, what will be forever changed, different or new? I think we are all asking ourselves this question on a daily basis. What will be the new “normal”? Will handshakes be replaced with a bow? Will hand sanitizer be strategically placed outside of every building to cleanse before and…

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20 Under 40 Honor

One of the most sought-after honors in Spokane is to be part of the 20 under 40 cohort. Matt Sonderen, 39 years old, made the cut for this well-deserved recognition at the close of 2019. “Each year Inland Business Catalyst asks our readership to submit nominations for 20 Under 40, a celebration of rising stars…

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Fierce Behaviors

Behavior: (Websters Dictionary) manner of behaving, whether good or bad; mode of conducting one’s self; conduct; deportment; carriage; — used also of inanimate objects; as, the behavior of a ship in a storm; the behavior of the magnetic needle Fierce Behaviors: (Sonderen Packaging) a detailed explanation of cultural behaviors and expectations. They are directly related…

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