’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!

Remember that Special Someone with a Presenta Plaque on Veterans Day!

by Adam Solender | on Sep 19, 2017 | No Comments

Veterans Day is right around the corner, Saturday, November 11, 2017. It’s not too late, though, to order a box or two of Presenta Plaques to honor your heroes.

Our company works with large federal agencies such as the White House,  Department of Defense and the U.S. Secret Service. So, if you work in a government agency or a branch of the military, we can certainly help you with your needs in supplying plaques for those you wish to honor.

If you’re a business owner, a Presenta Plaque is a great way to show veterans at your company how much you appreciate their service. Why not have a short ceremony for the whole staff where you can present a plaque to a veteran?

Imagine the expression on your employees’ faces when everyone gathers around to see them accept a plaque for their service! Our plaques are relatively inexpensive but the impact they have comes out to a much greater value.

Presenta Plaque does not do engraving but rather sells plaques where you can slip a certificate into. 

If you’re wondering what wording to include on a military plaque, you obviously want to start with the name of the individual including the rank and call sign (if applicable). Be extra careful to make sure capitalization, abbreviation and spelling is correct.

Next, include the organization name such as the department, squadron, battalion or team. If you’re giving the plaque during a recognition ceremony, then go ahead and put the date you’re giving it to the military member. Or you can write the dates of service. If you know of a significant contribution the service member made you can include that, too.

You can also include a slogan from the branch of the military the person served in and include a complimentary quote of appreciation.

We’re a veteran-owned business so we’re glad to help you with any of your needs!

Choosing the Right Words are Important on a Building Dedication Plaque

by Adam Solender | on Sep 13, 2017 | No Comments

Such a long list of ways to use Presenta Plaques. One that sometimes can be overlooked is a building dedication. If there’s a standout person who made the construction of a new building possible, why not memorialize them with a Presenta Plaque inside? Even if the dedication has already taken place, it’s never too late to hang a plaque reminding visitors who made it all possible.

One obstacle you might encounter is how to word a Presenta Plaque for a building. You want to make sure you get it right since words last forever. Getting the sentiment and message right can be a challenge, explaining why there’s a particular name on a building or who’s responsible for it.

It’s best to focus on one main thought. Maybe it’s the major contribution the person made or a highlight of their life. Always include dates on a building dedication plaque since it puts things more in perspective. Dates are a good way of connecting the present with the past.

In addition to the reason of the plaque and dates, you’ll want to include some type of tribute. It can simply be a thank you, a quote or even a few lines of poetry. The goal is to express the impact the person has made.

When writing a dedication, try to think how someone else might react to it when they see it for the first time. You might want to run it by a few associates before you put the certificate inside a Presenta Plaque.

Depending on the size of the building and the number of entrances, you might want to display several plaques around the building. You might also want to order extras to give to family members as a token of appreciation!

How to Properly Hang a Presenta Plaque

by Adam Solender | on Aug 25, 2017 | No Comments

Presenta Plaques are great for so many occasions. They’re great to give out to show your special appreciation to employees or volunteers. But they’re also nice to have to display your accomplishments such as awards or degrees and any special recognitions or honors your business or non-profit organization has received.

Hanging a Presenta Plaque is quite easy. But if you’ve never hung one before, you might be wondering how to do it.

A plaque can be hung on the wall just like a picture, family portrait or other art work. First, you obviously need to find the perfect spot for the plaque to hang. You want it to be at eye level so it’ll be easy for everyone to see.

Next, you’ll want to find a stud. You can do this by softly tapping on the wall until you hear a solid sound. Mark the location with a pencil.

Hammer the nail or J-hook into the stud. If it’s a nail, don’t leave more than a 1/2 inch showing. Hang the plaque and adjust it until it looks level. It’s always good to stand a few feet back.

The beautiful wood finishing on Presenta Plaques looks good with just about any decor in an office or home. Our plaques accent any color well and look even better when several are hung together on a wall.

If you don’t already have a box, order now so you’ll always have one on hand.

What to Write on a Certificate Inside a Presenta Plaque

by Adam Solender | on Aug 11, 2017 | No Comments

Whether you’re a business owner, non-profit, or a government agency, no doubt you’re needing at least a box of Presenta Plaques to keep on hand.

Even though you have the recipients picked out for the plaque, you might not be sure of the right words to use. Basically, there are no firm rules on how to word an award certificate, but there are some helpful guidelines to make it look more professional.

On most certificates, there are seven wording sections. As long as you put the title and name of the recipient, you can pretty much do what you want on the rest. For example, “Certificate of Appreciation” followed by the recipient’s name.

In between the title and name, you can always put the presentation line. i.e. Certificate of Appreciation is awarded to John Smith. Then you have the option of putting who the certificate is from whether it’s your name or your business. “….is awarded to John Smith by Mrs. Jones or by the Smith Company.”

If you wish, you can write a short paragraph about why the person is receiving the award. You can also add the date and a signature. Signatures make the certificate look more legitimate. Usually, a single signature line is either aligned to the right or centered. A graphic or a seal can also be placed in the lower right or left-hand corner.

So many options are available. If you haven’t already, order your box of Presenta Plaques now so you’ll be sure to have them for that special occasion.

Restaurants Find Many Uses for Our Plaques!

by Adam Solender | on Jul 28, 2017 | No Comments

When you walk into a restaurant, what’s the first thing you see? You might notice the decor or maybe paintings on the wall, plants, hostess stand, bar, and so on. If it’s a fast food restaurant, your eyes probably immediately go to the menu board.

You might also observe plaques on the wall. Restaurants always like to brag about a write-up in the local paper. A plaque is a classy way to display the article.

When food inspectors visit restaurants, they typically hand out certificates for perfect or near perfect scores. Why not show-off all the hard work of your staff and display the certificate in a Presenta Plaque for customers to see?

While these are just a couple of reasons on why you should order plaques, keep in mind, there are plenty of other uses for them at a restaurant. When an employee goes the extra mile, what a great way to recognize all of their hard work than with a plaque? If you haven’t already done so, you could start an “Employee of the Month” program, giving a plaque out each time to the winner. Recognizing managers for a job well done is also another great idea for a Presenta Plaque.

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.

As you can see, there are so many uses for Presenta Plaques at restaurants. Order at least a box or two today! You’ll quickly be going through them.

Presenta Plaques Great for Churches and Other Places of Worship

by Adam Solender | on Jul 27, 2017 | No Comments

You never know when a box of Presenta Plaques can come in handy.

It doesn’t matter the religion, you’re always going to have volunteers and staff members who go the extra mile to serve. Many times, budgets are tight but you still want to show your appreciation to those who help on a regular basis. What better way to show your gratitude than with a Presenta Plaque?

On the other hand, 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, anniversaries, or retirements. A plaque is a nice way to mark the special day!

Birthdays are another great reason to give plaques. It doesn’t matter how big your congregation is, our plaques are relatively inexpensive so you can afford to give one to everybody.

Wedding gifts can be expensive but the next time a special couple gets married in your gathering place, why not give them a Presenta Plaque with their wedding information?

Giving a plaque to a child for a job well done is also a nice reward and incentive to keep up the good work.

What about those who are moving away? A Presenta Plaque is something they’ll always cherish.

Order now! You might find yourself with an occasion to give a plaque very soon!

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!