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The Grammy Awards

February 09/2017
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The Grammy Awards ceremony takes place February 12, 2017. A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an honour awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the music industry. The gold-plated trophies, each depicting a gilded gramophone, are made and assembled by hand by Billings Artworks in Ridgway, Colorado. In 1990 the original Grammy design was revamped, changing the traditional soft lead for a stronger…

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What is this Fantasy Football all about?

January 23/2017
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Fantasy football is a growing hobby or game – whatever you want to call it – that is catching the nation by storm. Millions and millions of people participate in fantasy football every year. So for those of you that don’t know about the game, below is a brief explanation. Most of the people that play fantasy football are NFL fans. They enjoy watching football and playing fantasy football gets them involved in more games to watch on the weekends. If you don’t like the NFL, you likely won’t like to play fantasy football. A fantasy football league normally consists…

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Fun Facts about Banners

January 18/2017
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Banners were used as far back as the Old Testament. During the time of Moses, banners helped keep order among the people as they traveled across the desert to the Promised Land. Some were made of heavily adorned materials, others were simply long wooden poles topped with ornaments. In ancient Rome, houses of nobility distinguished themselves by hanging banners with a coat of arms at the front entrances. During the Middle Ages Knights used them to distinguish their prowess on the battlefield. Today you will see sports banners of all sizes for all occasions. You can see them in gyms,…

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Starting January off with Goals

January 11/2017
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January is the perfect time to start a monthly recognition program. Employers who create a culture of recognition see measurable results from increased employee happiness to improved bottom-line success. According to Harvard Business Review, happy employees are three times more likely to perform at a high level. Here are a few ideas to reward and acknowledge your employees. Service Anniversaries (all years) Peer-to-Peer Recognition Manager Recognition Sales Performance Incentives and Sales Consulting Attendance Social Recognition Wellness and Healthcare Programs Safe Work Programs Team Recognition Retirement Customer Service Excellence We carry a large line of Annual Plaques, Honour Rolls, Employee of the Month Plaques and…

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Time for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

December 09/2016
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Yes it’s that time of year again. Join the biggest holiday party craze and host an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! The Christmas sweater, once thought to be tacky, now has made a huge comeback! It is actually hard to find the authentic 80’s sweaters. Party goers have no choice but to create their own or some other version of ugly Christmas attire. Check out these Tips for Throwing an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! It might just save everyone’s sanity over this busy season and will be a great stress-reliever with all of the laughs it will be sure to get! Enjoy!…

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World’s Most Expensive Trophies

July 30/2015
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Sports is a high dollar industry, drawing millions of fans across the world to watch high caliber athletes perform at their peak ability. Fortunes are spent by companies to promote, host, and organize sporting events and ad campaigns while fans spend money on tickets and gear. For high-profile sports, the quality of recognition has to suit the recipients, so let’s take a look at the most expensive trophies world-class athletes compete for. Professional basketball The NBA is one of the most valuable sports enterprises in the world, but surprisingly, its trophy doesn’t come close to some of its costlier counterparts.…

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How To Arrange Plaques On Wall

July 22/2015
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Plaques are for people who cultivate enough skill to achieve something special during their lifetimes, and displaying them helps to remind you of your achievements and personal values. Putting plaques on display shows that you respect the acknowledgement by your peers, and, if done right, it demonstrates how you feel about yourself for anyone who can see where your plaques are hung. Tip: always use a level to make sure your plaques aren’t crooked! Sports plaques Many people will dedicate one space to showcasing their awards, which generally makes good sense for most home decor. It helps other people understand…

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Four Unexpected Graduation Awards

July 16/2015
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For many students who love to compete in school, there are a few awards that are usually coveted by most, such as best athlete, valedictorian, or subject-specific awards. However there are a lot of other creative ways to reach out to students who have put in the effort and also deserve recognition! Trophies and awards don’t have to only recognize students at the extreme, because many students do actually care about their work while balancing other important parts of life such as spending time with family and friends or gaining work experience. Let’s see how we can reward and continue…

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The World’s Strangest Awards

July 08/2015
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Everyone is competitive in some ways, and it’s usually for things that most people would agree are worthwhile pursuits. Whether it’s the highest grades, the best at sports, or some other positive form of achievement, everyone wants to be known as the best at something. However, you probably know people who are so competitive that they’d work hard to be the best at some trivial, silly, or even strange accomplishment. In this article, we’re taking a look at some of the most bazar competitions in the world. The Anti-Oscars The Golden Raspberry awards are held as an actual awards ceremony…

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6 Tips For Throwing An Office Award Ceremony

June 29/2015
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An office award ceremony is a special time where people who work for the company are recognized for their good attributes to the business. It is important to hold these ceremonies so that those who have been working hard within your organization can be recognized and can get a sense of accomplishment for all that they’ve achieved. It lifts office moral, and even gets those who may not have tried their hardest throughout the year to participate more going forward so that they can be included in the next ceremony! Before you throw an office award ceremony, you want to have…

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