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Why logo setup can be expensive (if done right)

This blog explains the steps required to produce a superior quality engraved logo.

Recognize ME!

Recognize ME! O.C. Tanner is a giant in the recognition industry and conducts lots of research on the subject. The graphic above is from one of their White papers and cuts to the heart of our motto, “Recognition…

Happy 2018!

Happy 2018! We are looking forward to the coming year and hope to continue to build on the momentum we’ve developed in the past several years. Our plan is to be stronger, more creative, even more customer-service…

PERSONALIZED HOLIDAY GIFTS

“There are SO many great Christmas presents here” one of our regular customers said to me and he proceeded to buy 6 different items to have engraved for family members. It made me realize that I am often…

EXCELLENCE AS A HABIT

A colleague has this quote as a tag line and it has made me think. When my daughter was young we used to argue about table manners. “But I know how to behave when I have to,” she’d say. And I would undoubtedly…

HOT TOPIC! PARTICIPANT TROPHIES

Trophies are 10% of our business so my living doesn’t depend on them and I can perhaps claim a bit of objectivity. Regularly I hear vehement opinions on several sides of this issue. “Let ‘em learn how…

WHAT CUSTOMER SERVICE LOOKS LIKE TO ME

Much of the awards industry takes the week between Christmas and New Year’s off. When we were a really tiny company closure was the only way to get a break and we’ve never changed it. Naturally we have…

SHOULD WE PANDER? RIFF ON SETH GODIN'S BLOG 11/5/2015

Should We Pander? – Riff on Seth Godin’s blog 11/5/2015 Our natural reaction is to say, “NO!! - emphatically NO” but as a small, custom, high-quality maker of awards and signs it feels like that is what…

BRASS OUTDOORS – WHY NOT?

We make lots of small signs for outside use. They mark trees, boats, mail boxes and on and on. Often we hear that brass is classy and plastic looks cheap. While this may be true on installation I think…

ANTI-RECOGNITION

One night last summer some very old friends had stopped by our house in Vermont for the night and we got talking about our recognition business and how good it feels to usto make things we think people…
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