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Plaques are a Great Way to Go for Student Organizations!

by Presenta Plaque | on Dec 01, 2017 | No Comments

We’re a Tempe, AZ business practically in the backyard of Arizona State University. Whether it’s ASU or another top university or college in the country, there are always student clubs. Most like to honor or recognize those individuals at the end of a semester who’ve worked tirelessly on organizing events and fundraising activities.

Giving those star individuals a Presenta Plaque is a great and inexpensive way to show your appreciation! Even if you just need a few now, it’s easier to order a box since you know you’ll be needing them for many semesters down-the-road. 

ASU alone has over 1,000 student organizations on each of the four campuses, allowing all students to become involved. Many of these groups are involved in Homecoming, concerts, special events, community service and conferences.

Some of the more popular student clubs include the Outdoors Club, Sports Club and Dance Club. There’s even a club for Harry Potter fans and groups for geeks and nerds such as the eSports Association, Sci-Fan and the Cos Club.

These organizations don’t even include sororities or fraternities. If you head up one of these groups, you’ll definitely need a plaque to honor members who’ve exceeded expectations.

A Presenta Plaque gives you a chance to be creative with the wording on the certificate. Have fun with it! It’ll be a plaque that students will cherish for years!

Order your box today!

We Have A Lot to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving!

by Presenta Plaque | on Nov 20, 2017 | No Comments

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, our family at Presenta Plaque has a lot to be thankful for, including our great customers!

For all of you who have ordered plaques throughout the years, we thank you! We also hope you will keep us in mind heading into the New Year.

If you own a business, such as a restaurant, a Presenta Plaque is a classy way to display a write-up in the local paper and a certificate bragging about a great food inspection score.

Don’t forget about your employees. When they go the extra mile, what a great way to recognize all of their hard work than with a plaque? Be sure to include the employee’s name, date and/or date they started with your company, the company name along with an award title.

In addition to presenting plaques to employees, make duplicate plaques so you can prominently display them for customers. It’ll send a strong message you care about your staff. You could even do a customer appreciation day where you offer discounts, displayed on a plaque at the front, or recognize loyal customers by presenting them with a plaque.

During this season of giving, you might want to recognize that special volunteer. Thanking volunteers is not only good manners but a great way to build relationships. When their friends and family members see their Presenta Plaque, it could also encourage them to get involved with your cause and volunteer and/or donate.

Think about people at your church. As part of the congregation, you might want to do something nice for a person in charge whether it’s the minister, priest, rabbi, or someone else on the administrative staff.

Of course, there’s always going to be special occasions such as the birth of a new baby or baby dedications, weddings, anniversaries, or retirements. A plaque is a nice way to mark the special day! 

Going into the New Year, there are plenty of reasons why you should order a box of plaques from us.  Order today!

Honor an Educator During National Educators Week

by Presenta Plaque | on Nov 02, 2017 | No Comments

The National Education Association (NEA) – American Education Week is coming up November 13-17, 2017. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate public education and recognize those individuals who make a difference in educating children.

A Presenta Plaque is a great way to recognize these teachers and other professionals. Buy a box or two and distribute the plaques to all of the outstanding people who make a difference at a child’s school.

Even though the occasion is only a couple of weeks away, we can get your plaques to you if you order right away. Normal ground shipping takes five days.

Below is the theme for this year’s celebration. Make sure to get enough Presenta Plaques to honor those special people every day of the week.

◦ Monday, November 13, 2017: Kickoff Day

◦ Tuesday, November 14, 2017: Parents Day

◦ Wednesday, November 15, 2017: Education Support Professionals Day

◦ Thursday, November 16, 2017: Educator for a Day

◦ Friday, November 17, 2017: Substitute Educators Day

The first American Education Week was observed on December 4-10, 1921. It came about since it was discovered during World War I, 25-percent of the country’s draftees were illiterate. So, representatives of the NEA and the American Legion met in 1919 to brainstorm ideas to generate public support for education.

In 1921, the NEA in Des Moines, Iowa called for designating one week each year to spotlight public education in all communities. It’s always celebrated the week before Thanksgiving.

What are you waiting for? Order a box of Presenta Plaques today and honor that special educator!

’Tis the Season to Give a Plaque

by Presenta Plaque | on Oct 12, 2017 | No Comments

You probably would rather not think about it but the holidays are right around the corner. There are parties to plan, decorations to put up and gifts to give. Speaking of gifts, finding that perfect gift for a family member or friend can be a challenge. But what about employees?

There’s no better way to show your appreciation for a job well done than a Presenta Plaque. Order a box or two and you’ll have enough to give one to each of your employees.

A Presenta Plaque can be a unique keepsake that employees will cherish for years. Be sure to include the employee’s name, date and/or date they started with your company, the company name along with an award title.

The award title can be basic such as “Star Performer”, “Service Award”, “Over Achiever” and so on. But you could always have some fun with the awards by giving them to the “Best Baker” (for potlucks), “Best Organizer”, “Best Office Decor”, “Office Comedian”, “The Socializer”, “Best Coffee Maker” etc.

You might find employees displaying these plaques on their office or cubicle walls. Or they might take their Presenta Plaque home and find a good spot to show it off to family and friends.

Bottom line, it’ll be different than anything your employees have probably received and the plaque will have special meaning since you put some thought into it.

If you end up doing an end-of-the-year party, it would be the perfect time to hand out plaques to employees. An office gathering works well, too.

You might want to keep some extra Presenta Plaques on hand for the rest of the year in case you want to recognize a promotion, retirement or some other accomplishment of an employee!

Show Volunteers You Appreciate Them with a Presenta Plaque!

by Presenta Plaque | on Jun 22, 2017 | No Comments

Whether you run a non-profit organization or have volunteers’ at your business, a Presenta Plaque is always a great way to show your appreciation!

Many times, charity leaders don’t have the money to properly show how much they appreciate their volunteers through a monetary gift. Other times, you want to thank an individual on-the-spot. By ordering a box of Presents Plaques, you’ll always have one on hand to give to that special volunteer who goes the extra mile!

Thanking volunteers is not only good manners but a great way to build relationships. Recognizing these individuals with a plaque could prompt them to continue volunteering or maybe donate to your cause. When their friends and family members see their Presenta Plaque, it could also encourage them to get involved with your cause and volunteer and/or donate.

Research shows that personalization is best. When you slip that paper recognition into a Presenta Plaque, it should have a personalized message, preferably from someone of significance in the organization. It shows you’ve taken the time and given thought into the wording, as well as makes it apparent that you know exactly the contributions of the volunteer.

Many volunteers/donors also don’t want much money spent on them. By giving them an expensive gift or even a gift card, that could make many feel uncomfortable. A plaque is an inexpensive way of showing your gratitude.

Giving plaques to all volunteers shows that you’re being fair and not giving one person more than another. Plaques show you’re treating all volunteers equally!

What are you waiting for? Order your box of Presents Plaques now for your charitable organization.

Business Owners Should Always have Plaques Ready to Give Out

by Presenta Plaque | on Jun 14, 2017 | No Comments

Whether you’re a business owner, CEO, or other top-level executives, you never know when the occasion could present itself to give out a Presenta Plaque.

Maybe it’s to recognize a job well done by an employee. A plaque is also a great way to recognize anniversary dates or even an employee of the month. Plaques are definitely great morale boosters. You can also use a Presenta Plaque to recognize those with new job titles.

Maybe you’re having a grand opening of a new building or maybe even a new area within your current office. Why not give your business or office some recognition with a neat plaque commemorating the opening date? Put the plaque at the entrance so everyone can see it walking in.

Do you have a historical building or landmark? Or is there something historic in your office from a previous company or ownership? Maybe an old photo? Displaying a Presenta Plaque is a great way to draw attention to the landmark or item on display.

In addition to historical displays, a plaque is a nice way to remember an employee who has passed on. A Presenta Plaque can be used to dedicate a bench, tree or some other place that might have been special to that person.

These are just a few suggestions on why, as an employer, you should keep a box full of plaques on hand. Of course, it doesn’t take us long to ship plaques in case you run out.

Everyone Loves a Presenta Plaque — Even the White House!

by Presenta Plaque | on May 22, 2017 | No Comments

When you think of plaques, you might think of using it for a graduation certificate or an award you’re presenting to someone. But there are so many other great uses for a Presenta Plaque. Even the White House finds unique ways of using Presents Plaques. “They’re frequent customers, I talk to them a little,” said General Manager Maurice Fitzgerald.

“My customer list is probably the most varied and diverse group that you’ll ever see. Everything from large federal agencies to the Department of Defense, some of the embassies overseas, secret service, the Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (ICE) training in Georgia, they buy a lot of plaques from me.” added Maurice.

“So, everything from them down to the smallest little town you can find and their chamber of commerce who buys one box from me every five years and everything in-between.”  That includes schools, police departments, fire departments, colleges, and non-profit organizations such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the American Cancer Society.

Most of Maurice’s orders are from people giving them out. “Most of them are organizations that want to recognize people but realize they can’t spend a fortune but they want to make an impression,” said Maurice. “And when you hand someone a piece of paper, it’s not much of a lasting impression. The success of our plaques has been that the perceived value is much higher than the actual cost. So people can buy some of our plaques for $10 a piece and give them out and they make a bigger impact than that.”

Presenta Plaque does not do engraving but rather sells plaques where you can slip a certificate into. Maurice describes it like selling picture frames.

“We sell the pieces for the plaque itself so that they can create a plaque.”

“Anyone out there, whether it’s the art department in schools, a creative person at the police department — they’re doing their own certificates, whether they’re printing it in-house or getting them local,” said Maurice. “And then they can update them on their own computer and print, grab out plaque and slide it into.”

Whatever the occasion, a Presenta Plaque is a great way to recognize that someone special!

The History of Presenta Plaque

by Presenta Plaque | on May 12, 2017 | No Comments

Presenta Plaque has been a family run business in Tempe for 23 years. “My in-laws started it from nothing,” said General Manager Maurice Fitzgerald. “They started it back on Long Island, NY.” That was over 30 years ago.

The business was already up and running when Maurice entered the Air Force after college. He was stationed at the former Williams Air Force Base in the Southeast Valley. “I stayed for six years in the Air Force and never left Williams Air Force Base.” He got out in 1991.

Since Maurice already established roots in the valley, he decided to stay and went to work for an airline. Well, the in-laws didn’t like the idea of being so far away.

“About the time they had their first grandson in Phoenix, they decided ‘why are we in New York and our only child and grandson is in Phoenix?,’” said Maurice. “So they pulled up roots and moved a portion of the business, sold the rest, and moved it out here.”

The timing couldn’t have been better for Maurice. At the time, I was laid-off by an airline which was about the same time they showed up. So me and my six-month-old son and my in-laws started this location.”

Along with Maurice and his wife, there are three other employees. The founders have since retired. The company markets and sell plaques online to all over the United States and to many other countries.

As a veteran, Maurice supports other Veteran Owned Businesses.

Reasons to Give a Presenta Plaque

by Presenta Plaque | on Apr 27, 2017 | No Comments

Take a look around your office. Does it look a little bare? Maybe what’s missing is a Presenta Plaque. In fact, all offices look better with plaques hanging on the walls. It’s a good way to promote your achievements for others to see.

Presenta Plaques are also visually appealing. Picture a wall with nothing on it vs. a wall filled with plaques. Which do you think looks more impressive to clients or even business associates? Plaques are definitely a great decorating tool.

A Presenta Plaque is also a great start for a conversation. When visitors notice a plaque in your office with your achievements, it’ll create a good first impression. But many times it’ll prompt them to ask questions, starting a positive conversation.

Plaques are also a good way to establish credibility. Even though a client might have a good idea of your expertise and what you do, seeing your accomplishments hanging on a wall plaque can be even more impressive. A plaque showcasing your company also lends credibility.

A Presenta Plaque can also be a motivational tool for employees. Hanging plaques outside your office about the company’s success that also includes information about the contributions of employees, can be a real pick-me-up.

If nothing else, plaques are cheerful and can be a great reminder of your achievements, especially on days that are a little more challenging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government Officials Give Presenta Plaques to say Thanks!

by Presenta Plaque | on Mar 31, 2017 | No Comments

Elected officials are recognizing the importance of giving plagues to their constituents. The plague might be as a thank you for volunteer work or for honoring a job well done in the community.

Recently Pennsylvania Senator Mario Scavello showed his appreciation to the many people he serves.  Scavello used a Presenta Plaque to congratulate the Savage Wolves CrossFit on the recent grand opening of their new facility.

At another grand opening, Senator Scavello congratulated the TCC/The Cellular Connection with a Presenta Plaque to send best wishes for success.

In Dumas, Texas, Police Chief Nelson presented Officer Heathington with a Presenta Plaque to recognize her lifesaving efforts for saving the life of a citizen.

A Presenta Plaque was also used by the Champaign, Illinois Police Department to frame the Oath of Office taken by a police officer.

The City of North Miami Beach honored a couple of their employees with a special recognition plaque.

The list goes on and on. Whatever the occasion, a plaque from our company is a great way to show the appreciation an employee or citizen of a community deserves.