Author Archives: Mary Olinger

Engraving Awards for Recipients

 Three Reasons for Engraving Awards It feels good to receive an award, but even better if it is personalized. At Suburban Custom Awards, we make it easy for you to personalize trophies, plaques, and other awards. We make it easy for you to add a personalized message. Here are three good reasons for engraving awards. […]

Six Benefits of Winning Corporate or Industry Awards

The marketplace is getting increasingly crowded and competitive. Just a few years back your main competition came from those in the same industry, companies that looked a whole lot like yours. But with the new surge of an always-online, hyper-connected economy, you are forced to compete with industries quite different from your own. To have […]

How Young Athletes Benefit from Participation Trophies

There has been a lot of argument as to whether young athletes should or should not be presented with participation trophies. One line of thought is that giving them a trophy for participating encourages them to continue in the sport. On the other hand, there are some who argue only “winners” deserve a trophy. It […]

Appreciation, Recognition, and Rewards – How It All Adds Up

When you are talking about corporate awards, these three terms are often used interchangeably: appreciation, recognition, and rewards. It may seem like they are the same, but in reality, there are specific differences between the three. Also, please note, all three types of awards are important and play roles in determining the culture of a […]

Tips for Rewarding Remote Employees

 Working remotely has been gaining in popularity even before the Coronavirus struck. Over the last few years, the number of people working from home has dramatically increased. Just because your workers are remotely based, doesn’t mean you need to skip out on employee awards. When workers feel appreciated, they tend to do better work. It […]

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Planning Appreciation Awards Events

It’s commonly understood that those who feel appreciated will exceed what is expected of them. Verbal praise and kudos go a long way toward showing appreciation for hard work. These efforts can be taken even further by hosting appreciation awards ceremonies. Recognizing employees by presenting plaques, corporate gifts, or personalized trophies offer you a more […]

Tips for Displaying Trophies and Awards in the Workplace

Most companies understand the many benefits of an employee recognition award program. But each business is different and creates a unique award program to match their company’s culture and goals. There are a variety of awards companies can present to their employee and volunteers. Yearly and monthly awards are often displayed on a perpetual plaque, […]

Custom Awards to Recognize Teachers Who Make a Difference

As spring approaches, the end of the school year will be here soon, and we start thinking about Teacher Appreciation awards. As parents, administrators, school personnel, and teachers we understand how a child is affected by the quality of education they receive. Teachers who have a passion for teaching inspire and motivate students to perform […]

10 Tips for Choosing Recognition and Incentive Awards

For those who have an incentive or recognition program, choosing the right recognition or incentive awards can be difficult. Of course, you want to make sure employees know how much their work contributions are appreciated and valued. Perhaps the most important things to consider are awards that match the goals of the program and also […]

6 Great Ideas for Volunteer Recognition Award Categories

Many organizations are run by volunteers. There are a few that would have a difficult time continuing without helpful volunteers. Volunteer Recognition Day is usually held in April each year. It’s the perfect time to show your appreciation with volunteer recognition awards. There are different ways to acknowledge all their hard work and express your […]