Plaque Awards For Small Businesses

by Presenta Plaque | on Nov 12, 2015 | No Comments


When was the last time you were recognized for an accomplishment?  Or maybe there is something that you’re proud of that you want to display for others to see.   That’s where plaques can come in quite handy.

Plaques are a nice way to acknowledge the accomplishments of not only the company as a whole, but your individual employees as well.  Starting with maybe an accolade in a newspaper or magazine.  You can clip that piece out and make a plaque with it to proudly display.  Or perhaps  you want to proudly display the first dollar you made in this business.   By displaying these accolades potential customers can see some of your accomplishments and it may influence them to use your business more often.

Whether or not you have 5 or 50 employees, people love to be recognized for their work.  There are lots of reasons to recognize employees, starting with attendance.  There are some people that never seem to get sick so why not recognize them for this.  Start handing out plaques for those who maybe have never called out sick that month.  Why not recognize those who are always early or on time and then stay late to help out.  Those plaques are a simple cost to you the employer, but for those on the receiving end it is invaluable.  That simple token of kindness on your behalf will have those employees not only excited to go to work, but they will be excited to continue to please.  There can be a plaque given to the individual worker and a larger one on display for the entire office to see.

Another type of plaque could be one of simple recognition.  Maybe you have an employee that constantly goes above and beyond.  Perhaps they loaned a helping hand to someone on a project.  Maybe they came up with a new idea to do something.  Or perhaps they found a safety or health violation and did something to not only correct it, but make sure it doesn’t happen again.   The recognition they receive for this type of work could serve as motivation for others.  We are talking about an employer  spending very little for these types of recognitions, but the rewards can be plentiful.

At Presenta Plaque, we have kits and plaques that can suit any budget or need.  We can point you in the direction that would work best for what you’re trying to achieve and design something that works best for you and what you’re trying to accomplish.  It may come across as a simple act for you to put this together, but in the long run you the employer can only benefit.  Show those who work for you just how much you appreciate what they do, but exactly how much you care.

Presenta Plaque Quality Plaque Kits Used to Recognize Newly Proclaimed Food Day in Ramsey County, Minnesota

by Presenta Plaque | on Oct 28, 2015 | No Comments

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners declared October 24th Food Day with the help of a Presenta Plaque Quality Plaque Kit.

Phoenix, AZ. – Last Saturday, October 24th, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners proclaimed this day Food Day and presented Tracy Sides, executive director of Urban Oasis and member of the Saint Paul–Ramsey County Food & Nutrition Commission with a Presenta Plaque award kit to celebrate the day.

Alongside the the Ramsey Board of Commissioners was Commissioner Rafael Ortega, there to help Sides accept the award.

The day hopes to change not only the eating habits of Americans but its politics as well. According to Ramsey County, it focuses on the goal of raising awareness about better eating habits that are healthier and safer for consumers, the environment, farm animals and the people who grow and harvest crops.

Presenta Plaque believes that one of the most important things to stress in everyday life is a proper diet. It’s easy to follow an unhealthy path of nutrition and it’s because of organizations like these that this issue is receiving the attention it needs. Presenta Plaque is excited to contribute in the best way it can and be a part of events like these that are helping forge a brighter and greener future for everyone.

Presenta Plaques, available in walnut, black marble and oak, are a timeless and elegant token of gratitude for anyone and the ultimate way to show one’s appreciation for any act, big or small. Proudly made in the U.S.A., Presenta Plaque is sure to have an award or bulk plaque kit solution for your company or municipality’s needs.

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About Presenta Plaque:

Presenta Plaque is a one stop shop for certificate plaques. All our plaques are sold in case quantity and ship from our factory directly to you.

We offer two basic styles. The first are Pocket Plaques which are pre-assembled and ready for your certificate or award to slip right into. The second is our Plaque Kits which come with all the hardware and pieces needed to turn your certificate or award into a beautiful plaque. They are both easy to assemble and beautiful to look at.




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Using a Plaque to Remember a Loved One

by Presenta Plaque | on Oct 27, 2015 | No Comments

Plaques can be a beautiful way to remember many important events and achievements. Their durability and permanence makes them the perfect way to commemorate some of our favorite moments and accomplishments. But aside from doing just that, plaques can be a heartfelt and sentimental way to remember a loved one we’ve lost.

Plaques are often seen outside buildings and at historic sites usually accompanied by some description of their significance to the location. But these plaques are often colorless, immobile and quite frankly don’t bring the same warmth that customizable plaques can bring. There are a variety of colors to choose from including Black Marble, Oak and Walnut and there are a variety of sizes to choose from including the standard 8 ½ x 11”.


Choosing the Right Plaque

It’s easy to customize them to make absolute sure they look exactly as you want so it can represent your loved one just as you’ve envisioned. The pocket plaque, made for easy interchanging, allows you to fit the perfect dedication, message or photo into the plaque. The pocket plaque can give you all the beauty of a plaque but with the added benefit of interchangeability.

While the plaque kits require some assembly they can easily be put together in just a few short minutes and the gold tacks and acrylic cover create a beautiful traditional plaque to display your favorite memory or personal message about your loved one.

While the styles of both vary slightly, their lightweight and durable material makes them easy to mount and display anywhere in your home. Cleaning and maintain the plaque is easy as it requires no more than the sweep of a damp cloth to remove dust and keep it looking its absolute best for years to come.

Using a plaque to remember a loved one provides a beautiful permanence and honor to their memory that a picture frame just can’t bring. It’s an alternative that is easy to personalize and immediately draws the attention of any passerby and the perfect way to honor your favorite memory of your loved one right in your home.




Plan an Award Night for Your Team

by Presenta Plaque | on Oct 12, 2015 | No Comments

Award nights around the workplace don’t come around often. Many times when they do, they can overlook some of the most valuable and hardworking team members in the company, awarding only those at the top or those who position themselves in front of the right people. Luckily, there are many ways to award your team without having to wait for a company-wide awards ceremony.


One easy yet very special way to say thanks to your team or department involves minimal planning and can mean a lot to the everyday work heroes. Here’s all you have to do:


1. Get everyone in the loop: If you don’t already, get a Facebook group going for your department. Let them all know you (if you’re the boss or a supervisor) are grateful for their effort and would like to thank them with an award night!


2. Choose a place: The venue could be anywhere, whether it’s a restaurant or the office during after hours, as long as you think it’s a place your team will enjoy! If you’re planning to host your awards night at a restaurant, make sure to call ahead of time to ensure they can make the proper accommodations for your group.


3. Set a budget: Early on in your planning process, set aside a budget for how much you want to spend on awards, food, decorations etc. It’s also important to figure out where the money is coming from. Run the idea by your company and see if they are willing to allocate a budget for the event.


4. Decide how you will award your team: Whether you are planning to hand out plaques at your awards night, simple award certificates or cupcakes, you should decide how you want to recognize them. Do you want to recognize everyone for their individual talents? Do you want to stick to the standard awards and thank everyone as a whole for their work? No matter what you decide, you should make sure to plan ahead and be prepared.


5. Don’t forget the entertainment! Last but certainly not least, remember to think of some forms of entertainment for the event. This could be anything from games, to trivia to music or dance. Depending on what your budget is and how big you plan to go, you could invest in a liquor license and include beverages for your team.




Plaque Kits for World Teacher’s Day

by Presenta Plaque | on Sep 30, 2015 | No Comments

On October 5th, we celebrate some of the most important people in our children’s lives and our own. World Teacher’s Day celebrates some incredibly hardworking individuals and all their contributions to societies all across the globe. Most adults, let alone most kids probably aren’t familiar with the day of recognition, but this year presents a chance to make some incredible people feel very special.


Their Very Own Plaque

In a professional setting, it’s not often teachers are awarded with plaques unless they are celebrating a very special achievement, a retirement or other landmark event in their teaching careers. But plaques can make a unique and lasting impression on any individual receiving them. Order a personalized plaque online and present it to a deserving teacher. It’s not likely they’ll receive another like it anytime soon.

Gift Card to a Their Favorite Restaurant

A gift card is a nice way to give a teacher a nice “dinner on us” from the parents and remind them that you appreciate everything they do for the school, the kids and the community. If you’re not quite sure where to get a gift card from, pick a place with some variety or have your child sneakily ask where they like to go.


A Book You Think They’ll Enjoy

A book is a great gift that keeps on giving. If you’re not sure if your teacher enjoys reading in their free time or if they will like the book, go through and highlight some of your favorite excerpts. This could open up some room for meaningful discussion or maybe even show them they can enjoy it too!


A Craft Made by Your Child

Whether your child is an advanced artist or just learning the art of finger paint, crafts and small works of art are one of the most adorable expressions of a child’s imagination. If your child enjoys arts and crafts, suggest they make something for their teacher the next time you pull out the craft box.


Say Thanks with a Card/Thank You Note

A letter is one of the most thoughtful and personal ways to express yourself to another person. It’s a way to express yourself thoughtfully and thoroughly and it can really mean a lot to a teacher that you took the time to sit down and express your gratitude for them.








Gift Your Boss a Plaque for Boss’ Day

by Presenta Plaque | on Sep 19, 2015 | No Comments

Boss’s Day is a recognized holiday where employees show appreciation for their boss that is normally celebrated on October 16th.  This holiday is the perfect opportunity for employees to get something nice for their boss like a clock, signature frame, a paperweight, or even just a simple card, but what better way to show appreciation for your boss like getting them a plaque. Here are some reasons why every boss should deserve a plaque than anything else on Boss’s Day.

It’s Unique: As stated above, the typical recognition gifts are usually a paperweight, a clock, or just a simple card. Why not be unique and get your boss something that is long lasting with a memorable message engraved?

Customization: Plaques are best desired for their personalized custom messages; this is an employee’s perfect opportunity to customize a thoughtful message about their boss. Any boss would be thrilled to walk in their office every morning to see an appreciation message from their employees.

Everyone Can Chip in: Employees can pitch in to purchase the plaque and agree on one thoughtful message about their boss. These situations would be good for those employees who want to buy something nice and meaningful for their boss but don’t have the funds to.

Durability: Flowers, gift cards, pens and watches are all great appreciation gifts but don’t last very long if not taken care of properly. This is why when it comes to appreciation gifts, people can always rely on a plaque if they desire a gift that will last a lifetime.

Freedom to Design: The great thing about plaques is that not only can people customize their personal message, but can also pick the size and design of the plaque.

Easy to Maintain: When it comes to plaques, they require low maintenance that most people like. Whether you want your plaque hanging from the wall or right on your desk, you don’t have to worry about maintenance at all.


Celebrate Your Employees with Awards

by Presenta Plaque | on Aug 28, 2015 | No Comments

Who doesn’t love an award?  There are plenty of reasons for awards.  Celebrities get them sometimes just for showing up to events.  Dogs get awards for being the best in show, but when was the last time that you got an award for work?

There are plenty of reasons for people to be recognized at work.  A plaque could be an easy way to handle that recognition and give your employee a morale boost.

There are plenty of reasons to celebrate employee achievements.  Some of the more common ways can be length of service, retirement and attendance.  Just think how nice it would be to recognize someone for their loyalty.  Maybe a celebration of 5 years of service or a thank you at the end of a year.  Recognizing someone before they step down is nice as well.  Employees who retire from a business deserve to have their service acknowledged.  There are plenty of employment options, the fact they chose to stay at one place for so long speaks volumes.  Attendance is also a nice recognition.  People can and will call out sick, especially for mental health days.  There are plenty who have never abused the system.  Those employees deserve more than a pat on the back.

You can also recognize people for following the rules.  This is especially important in an industrial environment.  Safety is always being reviewed and stressed at those places of employment, but accidents can and will happen.  If someone can prevent an accident or makes sure their co-workers are following all the rules, why not recognize them.  Those acts of prevention save employers money, a simple plaque to say “thank you” is a lovely gesture for their work.

Finally there is recognition for performance.  Customer service is key everywhere you go.  People respond well to positive treatment and feedback.  When you find an employee who goes above and beyond to make sure your guests are taken care of that treatment should be rewarded.  You can even rotate and recognize people at different periods.  Remember how great it was to be named the “Student-of-the-Month,” it feels just as good if not better as an adult.  An “Employee-of-the-Month” program where not only is there an individual plaque but one on display within your store.  This shows your guests that you not only appreciate your employees, but it also shows your employees care for your guests.

Plaques come in all shapes and sizes.  You can include your company logo.  Many are inexpensive.  Most importantly what they can lead to in return, money cannot put a price tag on.


Volunteer Ideas for Teens

by Presenta Plaque | on Aug 11, 2015 | No Comments

It’s not uncommon for schools and other organizations to ask teens to volunteer their time for credit or to fulfill requirements. Many schools require this as a means to instill a sense of community and pride in students. But in times when kids are more dependent on technology than each other, opportunities like these that keep them away from their phones can leave them feeling as though volunteering is more of chore than a helping hand.

So how do you get kids to part ways with their electronics for a few hours and join their community’s volunteer movement? There are many ways to make volunteering more enjoyable and often all it takes is a little research to find the right activity for one’s interest.

1. Volunteer with Animals—one of the coolest things about the youth in every community is their passion and love for animals. Imagine the difference that could be made for animals if kids volunteered to help real cats as often as they watch cat videos!

2. Volunteer at a Farm—at first site this may not exactly sound glamorous, but there are many types of farms aside from animal farms such as crop farms. Places likes these can be a great place for teens to learn about agriculture and maybe even develop a bit of a green thumb!

3. Mentor—this can be an awesome way to teach students about being a role model. While lots of kids have younger siblings they try to be an example for, many don’t and this can be the perfect opportunity to lend a helping hand to a child who needs it.

4. Answer a Needy Child’s Letter to Santa—malls all over the country offer shoppers the opportunity to answer to a child’s wish list. This is a quick way to brighten a child’s day. Though they more than likely won’t be able to catch that magical moment in person, it’s definitely wonderful to know some child somewhere is having a merrier Christmas thanks to them.

5. Start Your Own Project—volunteering with an existing organization doesn’t always seem appealing to an entrepreneurial mind. Though it may not be for every young adult, teens today have the power to start organizations they believe in thanks to the power of social media—who knew?



Become a Veteran Owned Business Like Presenta Plaque

by Presenta Plaque | on Jul 31, 2015 | No Comments

Presenta Plaque is known for turning paper certificates into a customized plaque that you will be proud of. There are many reasons why people are satisfied with Presenta Plaque whether its the convenience of pre-assembled pocket plaques or the cost savings of plaque kits, wholesale pricing, or the fact that we ship to all 50 states and internationally, We also have a discount for GSA customers.

However, did you know that Presenta Plaque is a veteran owned small business? Having a veteran owned business simply means that The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has special authority for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business/Veteran-Owned Small (SDVOSB/VOSB). Do you think your small business should be verified as a VOSB? Here are a few things to keep in mind and some helpful tools to when it comes to the verification process.

What Companies Should Know before Applying for Verification: Getting verified is not a simple process, but rather a long one. There were approximately 58 percent of applications that were denied in 2012 due to misunderstandings of 38 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR). If you want your verification process to go smoothly, keep in mind to fully understand CFR!

Verification Self-Assessment Tool: Taking a verification self-assessment tool will give you the opportunity to freely navigate the verification process while simultaneously gaining knowledge about the requirements! Take the opportunity to take advantage of the self-assessment before taking the verification test.

Verification Counseling Program: If you would rather not prepare yourself by taking the self-assessment tool, you can always refer to The Verification Counseling Program! The program was designed to provide training and assistance for those who are interested in going through the verification process for their business.  

How to Apply for Verification: Do your research and learn how to request verification of your firm. Keep in mind to also research the laws and regulations that govern the Veterans First Contracting Program.

At the end of the day, it is crucial to do your substantial research when it comes to getting your small business verified, as it can be a long, complicated process if not done right. 

10 Ways to Reduce Stress before a Presentation

by Presenta Plaque | on Jul 27, 2015 | No Comments

Ah the dreaded presentation. Most of us have been there. Whether it’s been in school or at work, a lot of us know the feeling of anxiety that comes in the hours that precede a big presentation or speech. It seems as though no matter how many times we present, the hours leading up to it can be nerve-racking and uncomfortable.

But like many other instances in life, the key is preparation. So how does one get to the point where presenting becomes as easygoing as anything else?

1. Check your energy: Start off the day with some exercise. Remember a lot of the anxiety you may feel before a presentation is due to adrenaline and there’s nothing like exercise to give you the calming effect you need before your turn to present.

2. Tell a friend about it: Reciting your presentation in front of a friend can be a great way to ensure you can explain it to someone other than just yourself.

3. Practice deep breathing: Never underestimate the calming power of a deep breath. Close your eyes and practice slow, deep breaths. There’s a reason the yogis do it!

4. Eat your breakfast: The last thing you want to worry about when you’re in front of everyone is how much grumbling your stomach is doing. You want to avoid and upset stomach at all costs and the best thing to do so is to eat well-balanced meals the day of.

5. Stretch: According to research, stretching releases dopamine, the neurotransmitter responsible for the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. Nothing like a good yawn and stretch to ease the nerves!

6.  Hang with your pet: Pets can significantly reduce the amount of stress in our daily lives. Plus they’ll be home and ready to cuddle no matter what the outcome of your presentation is.

7. Laugh: They say laughter is the best medicine and they aren’t wrong. Crack some jokes with friends or watch some funny videos. It’s almost guaranteed to lift some of the stress.


8. Get to know your subject: No, it doesn’t mean memorize sentences to recite. Really get to know the material you’re speaking about inside and out.


9. Bring out the Mozart: Or Beethoven, whatever you prefer. Research has shown that classical music is an excellent way to calm nerves and reduce anxiety before stressful events.


10. Remember it will soon be over: A lot of the stress that comes with big presentations and speeches stems from the inability to see past the next hour or so. Once you’ve prepared as much as possible, all you can do is try your very best and look forward to it being over!