Plaque Kits: Awarding Local Heroes

by Presenta Plaque | on Jan 20, 2016 | No Comments

There are many different ways to give back to the people that have given so much to the community. These are the people who are first to arrive after a car accident, natural disaster or devastating fire. It’s time to give back to your community. Here are some ways you can award and recognize your local heroes:

Host a Dinner or Luncheon

Have a nice, formal dinner or a friendly, casual luncheon for all of your local first responders at a church, banquet hall, etc. Have it catered by one of the popular restaurants in town. This will ensure that all parties will be satisfied.

Bring Lunch

Bring a catered lunch to your local fire station, police station or hospital. All of the employees will truly appreciate your effort to make them feel special!

Throw a Fundraiser

Have a fundraiser or silent auction in honor of a branch of local government. Have all attendees pay a certain amount for their plate, and ask people in the community to donate valuable things to the silent auction. Also, make sure all proceeds go to benefit the chosen branch of local government.

Start a Support Group

A lot of families and spouses of first responders go through emotions and feelings some people just would not understand. If they had a safe place to talk about their struggles, it could greatly benefit their mental health and their family.

Have an Awards Party

Throw a party that could be similar to the Academy Awards or Grammy’s that awards the people who really went above and beyond for the safety of their community. Make sure to have awards made for each winner.

Don’t forget to award them with a beautiful plaque from Presenta Plaque! They will cherish it forever. First responders are always the ones to put their lives on the line for the community, let’s do something for them that shows we care!

 

11 Tips for a Fabulous Awards Party

by Presenta Plaque | on Jan 11, 2016 | No Comments

Are you having an awards party this season? We have a few tricks up our sleeves to make it the most unforgettable party of the year—try these tips to make it a party your friends will talk about for years to come.

• Make invitations that are black and gold with the same font as the Oscars
• Include the activities that are going to happen at the party in the invitation – especially superlatives
• Ask guests to each bring a bottle of champagne or their favorite sparkling wine, so you can get the night off to a celebratory start, and you can end it that way, too!
• Make a dress code for the event (black tie affair) – let them know there will be a photographer present
• Have a red carpet with someone taking pictures of everyone who arrives — maybe have some cutouts of the nominees to get photos with–make sure to capture a few photos. Ladies are very picky about how they look in photos!
• Have a photo printer available at the end of the red carpet, so everyone can have a picture of themselves with their favorite actor or actress
• Have ballots at the end of the red carpet, so people can vote on superlatives (best dressed, best hair, comedian, etc.)
• Get a photo booth with fun accessories like moustaches, hats, glasses, etc.
• In the restroom, have a basket of a few things that are needed for emergencies like bobby pins, hairspray, deodorant and various other hygiene products.
• Serve Hors D’oeuvres that are A-list approved
• Make a couple of drinks named after your favorite actors or actresses (or movie). Make sure the drink matches the personality of the actor or movie!
• Rent an old time popcorn machine and have black and gold bags made to match the occasion. Load it up with extra butter!
• Serve gold glittery desserts (glitter cupcakes, cake balls, etc.) Yes, there is edible glitter.
• At the end of the night, give out awards made by yours truly, Presenta Plaque, for the superlative winners

If you follow these 11 tips, you are guaranteed to have the party of a lifetime—at least until next year.

Reviving the Student Awards Assembly with Plaques

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

The year 2015 has drawn to a close, but the academic year is only half way through. While assemblies have already taken place and awards have been distributed, classes will start up again soon and schools will be planning their next awards assembly before they know it.

 

But with assemblies taking place every year and the same awards being given out time and time again, it’s easy for kids to lose sight of what to strive for. Kids, especially elementary school aged kids thrive on positive reinforcement and rewards, so how do parents and teachers keep them focused on what’s important? Here are just a few ideas to change up next year’s awards assembly:

 

1.  Reward Good Character

Educators are big on encouraging academics. Assemblies almost always reward students for their excellence in different subjects, but they often forget to push other important traits such as helpfulness, determination and compassion—traits all too important to forget.

 

2. Make it Interactive

Sitting still is a bit of a challenge for a lot of kids, especially if they’re required to sit even longer for any reason besides learning in a classroom. Kids can get antsy and even bored during awards assemblies making them a not-so-fun event they are required to attend. Activities such as sing-alongs (depending on the student ages), magicians and animal shows can make for more excited and engaged students.

 

3.  Let Students Participate

Involving students with events like these is a great way to help students become more interested in the material of the assembly. Including student groups like choir, drama clubs and other performing arts can also help students feel like they are an important part of the event whether they’re being awarded or not. It can also help tremendously as—chances are—students would rather see their peers up on stage than hear the regular assembly speeches of adults.

 

4. Give Them an Award They’ll Always Remember

Most awards for students come in the form of paper or ribbons. But whether the award is meant to last for years to come or not, awards like these are special to kids and often something they hold on to for a long time. So why not reward the students who deserve it with their very own plaque build to last for many years to come? Visit www.presentaplaque.com to order plaques for your next big assembly.

 

 

 

 

Perfect Last Minute Gift: A Plaque for Family Members

by Presenta Plaque | on Dec 18, 2015 | No Comments

The holiday season is fast approaching and by this time, nearly everyone is scrambling to find the perfect personalized gift for their loved ones. Malls are packed with people looking for expensive electronics, jewelry and clothes that’s perfect to show their family and friends just how appreciated they are. But what many of these gifts don’t get right is the message. How does one say “I love you” or “thank you” with last minute gifts that are sometimes anything but personal?

 

The answer isn’t a more expensive or extravagant gift, but something thoughtful and heartfelt. If you haven’t already, consider personalizing a plaque to say exactly what you want this holiday season.

 

Who to Gift a Plaque

Plaques make a wonderful, long lasting gift for years to come. What’s best is they can be completely personalized to for anyone, family or friend. They offer a physical interpretation of gratitude, pride and appreciation like few other material items can.

 

Consider personalizing a plaque for:

-          Moms

-          Dads

-          Bosses

-          A best friend

-          New moms

-          A secret Santa

-          A teacher

-          Husband or wife

 

The ordering process at Presenta Plaque is easy. All you have to do to get started is visit http://www.presentaplaque.com/ and choose from a variety of colors, styles, sizes and more. If you decide you’d rather order by phone, you can also call 1-800-824-2930 to place your order verbally.

 

Once you’ve submitted and paid for your order all that’s left to do is wait. If you’re in a hurry, the best part is your order will ship the next day to get to your home just in time to be under your tree for the holidays.

 

Presenta Plaque Award Kit Company Used as Part of Recognition of Heroic Morgan County, IN First Responders

by Presenta Plaque | on Dec 18, 2015 | No Comments

Morgan County, IN presented two sheriff’s deputies and a fireman with a Meritorious Service Commendation for their heroic rescue of a trapped motorist from icy waters.

Phoenix, AZ. – Sheriff Robert Downey of Morgan County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana presented Sheriff’s Deputies Jonathan Herrington and Jeremy Long and Washington Township Captain Thomas York with the Meritorious Service Commendation for their bravery during a motorist accident.

The deputies and fireman were quick to act when a motorist became trapped in icy waters after an accident on Monday morning. The three rescuers and another bystander jumped in the waters to save a man who became trapped in his submerged vehicle following a motor accident.

The respected awards, which were mounted on one of Presenta Plaque’s plaque kits, are presented to individuals whose courage or quick wit is exhibited during an emergency or other time of need.

Presenta Plaque is thrilled to play a role in honoring community heroes, first responders and other men and women for their bravery and dedication to the community. The company strongly believes that it is thanks to people like Deputies Herrington and Long and Captain York that communities are able to grow stronger and safer.

Presenta Plaques, available in oak, walnut and black marble, 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.

For additional information on Presenta Plaque, visit www.presentaplaque.com.

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.

-END-

 

 

Media Contact:

Christine Holtz

Phoenix Marketing Associates

http://www.PhoenixMarketingAssociates.com

602-282-0202

Why Choose Presenta Plaque?

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

When you come across the opportunity to award someone, the first thing you’ve probably got in mind is giving them something that’s truly representative of all their hard work and dedication. At times it can feel difficult to find something as unique and personal as such a token of gratitude should be. A plaque can be the perfect token of gratitude thanks to its customizability and personal feel. But once you’ve settled on a plaque, how do you go about choosing the right one?

 

There are many options for choosing the right plaque and there are many things to consider when ordering one, especially if it’s your first time. Fortunately, Presenta Plaque is one of the most trusted and experienced companies in the plaque business with over 30 years of experience, over 20 of them in the Valley.

 

They Require Little to No Assembly

Whether you go with the Pocket Plaque or the Plaque Kit, Presenta Plaques are easy to assemble and will be ready for customization practically as soon as they’re out of the box.

 

Expect a Friendly Process

No matter if you purchase your plaque through our easy-to-use online ordering system or call in to place your order, we promise the process will be fast, easy, friendly and most importantly friendly.

 

Best Quality

Each Presenta Plaque award is made of long-lasting, quality material build to last and maintain its appearance for years and years to come. Presenta Plaques are also insured against accidental damage during the shipping process so you can be sure you’ll receive your plaque in as pristine condition as we shipped it out.

 

Choose from a Great Variety

You can expect a great selection when choosing your plaque. Not just when it comes to choosing a Pocket Plaque or Plaque Kit, but when choosing from color and sizing as well. Presenta Plaques are available in black marble, oak and walnut, all of which make the perfect presentation piece for any award or certificate.

 

Support Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

When you purchase from Presenta Plaque, you’re not only purchasing a quality plaque built to last, but you’re helping a community of heroes who deserve all of our efforts and support.

Award Plaque Kit and Medal of Valor Given to Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputy in Recognition of Heroic Act

by Presenta Plaque | on Nov 29, 2015 | No Comments

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office presented Deputy Robert Spears with a Medal of Valor and Presenta Plaque award plaque for his bravery after a fiery traffic accident. 

Phoenix, AZ. – Hernando County Sheriff’s Office honored Deputy Robert Spears for his bravery which resulted in the heroic rescue of a civilian after a fiery car crash. Deputy Spears was honored with a Medal of Valor as well as a Presenta Plaque kit at an awards ceremony last week.

Deputy Spears was honored for an incident that occurred back in July in which he was first on the scene at an accident with multiple victims. Deputy Spears was quick to assess the situation and immediately intervened, saving a man with the help of two civilians.

Though the accident resulted in five deaths, there would have been no survivors without Deputy Spears’ courage and quick-thinking. For that the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office decided to honor him with the department’s highest award.

Presenta Plaque is thrilled to be a part of honoring community heroes for their everyday acts of bravery. The company has a strong sense of community and believes that acts like these are what keep a community strong and tight-knit.

Presenta Plaques, available in oak, walnut and black marble, 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.

For additional information on Presenta Plaque, visit www.presentaplaque.com.

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.

-END-

 

 

Media Contact:

Christine Holtz

Phoenix Marketing Associates

http://www.PhoenixMarketingAssociates.com

602-282-0202

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.

For additional information on Presenta Plaque, visit www.presentaplaque.com.

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.

-END-

 

 

Media Contact:

Christine Holtz

Phoenix Marketing Associates

http://www.PhoenixMarketingAssociates.com

602-282-0202

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.