Author Archives: Mary Olinger

Top 5 Considerations When Choosing Crystal Awards

Double Blue Peak Award

Crystal awards are attractive options for rewarding well-deserving recipients. They send a powerfully positive message, and they mean something. However, not all crystal awards are created equal. You want to make sure that you are purchasing a high-quality crystal award and not just a fancy paperweight. Here are five of the top things you need […]

Celebrate Your Team’s Season with These 7 Sports Team Award Ideas

Diamond Soccer Trophy

One of the most rewarding things a person can do is coach a kid’s sports team. A youth sports coach gets the opportunity to pour their knowledge into future generations. They also get to teach principles the kids can carry with them for the rest of their lives. After the season has ended, it’s important […]

5 Keys to Creating a Culture of Recognition in the Workplace

  Many organizations and companies have a great culture. But even when there is a stellar environment, some companies have challenges when it comes to recognition. It can be difficult to develop effective recognition programs for individual employees and teams. There isn’t one cookie-cutter program that works for every single company, but there are a […]

How to Organize and Plan a Sports Tournament

The rewards of hosting a sports tournament are well worth the time and effort needed for planning. Whether it’s for youth or adults, people get to come together for some friendly competition and lots of fun. It can often be used as a fundraising event too. If you are hosting a sports tournament, you’ll want […]

6 Key Employee Recognition Stats

Bluefin Circle Glass Award

Employee recognition and appreciation can provide your company or organization with numerous benefits. Having a solid recognition program in place can increase productivity, decrease turnover, and reduce absenteeism. It’s important for employees to feel valued for the work they do. They want and need to be recognized for the contributions they make to their team […]

Four Reasons to Choose Engraved Acrylic Plaques for Corporate Awards

If you are looking for awards to honor the top achievers at your company, you want to make sure it’s personal and rewarding. One of the most popular options for corporate awards is engraved acrylic plaques. If you are wondering whether or not they are the right choice for your needs, here are four reasons […]

Tips for Designing and Implementing an Employee of the Month Awards Program

Finally, things are returning to something like normal and many are returning to traditional workspaces. It’s the perfect time to revisit your employee recognition program and develop new ideas. Implementing an employee of the month award program is a great way to improve employee morale as everyone continues to adjust to a new normal. It’s […]

The Art of Choosing Sports Trophies

As we move further into 2021 and put the pandemic behind us, sports teams and leagues are winding back up. Kids are ready to play, and coaches are ready to coach. As sports arenas and fields adjust to new social distancing guidelines, it’s exciting to know things look a little more like normal. Eagerly, everyone […]

Three Creative Ways to Display Trophies

There are a lot of different types of workplace awards from paperweights to desk sets to crystal trophies. If you received a paperweight as an award, it easily fits on your desk. But what if you were rewarded with more traditional trophies? You may not have a desk large enough to display trophies. Do you […]

What is Pickleball and Why Is it So Popular?

We have learned how to continue doing the things we love safely during the pandemic. Sports centers and gyms have adapted safety measures to ensure everyone can continue working out in a safe environment. That’s good news for pickleball lovers. As the weather warms up, this game can be played outdoors. But until then, you’ll […]