Rewards and Recognition

Celebrating First Responders With a Plaque for Service or Promotion

by Presenta Plaque | on May 28, 2018 | No Comments

24 hours a day, seven days a week, first responders are prepared to save lives.

First responders are always the first on scene for a fire, vehicle accident, identifying threats, facilitate evacuations, and treat injured parties to save lives.  According to EMS World, during the September 11th attacks, police and firefighters led evacuations from the World Trade Center, helping an estimated 15,000 people escape safely.

They also stated these statistics:
•There are over 1 million firefighters in the United States, of whom approximately 750,000 are volunteers.
• Across the United States, local police departments have approximately 556,000 full-time employees including about 436,000 sworn enforcement personnel.
•Sheriffs’ offices report approximately  291,000 full-time employees, including about 186,000 sworn personnel.
•There are over 155,000 nationally registered emergency medical technicians (EMT).

Even though there may not be ‘the ultimate’ way to show our true appreciation for first responders, a heartfelt thank you goes a long way.  

Presenting a certificate of appreciation or service in a high quality plaque kit each with a beautiful finish and sturdy hardware is a memorable way for departments to recognize their achievements. Presenta Plaque Kits are available in multiple sizes and finishes with gold tacks, an acrylic certificate cover, and an optional presentation box/mailer and can be used for recognition of a recent promotion, a job well done, a special occasion, their involvement in the community, even retirement.

First responders work hard, dedicate their lives their lives to protect us,  provide emergency medical treatment and in many cases – save lives. Show your appreciation for them with plaques that are beautiful, versatile, functional and easy to use. Check out our website for more information and how to place your order.

 

Display a Presenta Plaque at your Entertainment Venue

by Presenta Plaque | on Apr 30, 2018 | No Comments

School is almost out and summer is around the corner. If you own or are the manager of an entertainment venue such as a waterpark, miniature golf course, ice skating rink, arcade and so on, this is a good time to order a box of Presenta Plaques to show all of the services you offer and even give awards.

A plaque is a good way to display pricing, especially if it changes during off-seasons. You can simply slide out the price sheet and slip in another one. It’s that easy!

Maybe you have some special employees or volunteers you’d like to recognize. Displaying their name and accomplishment on a Presenta Plaque where customers can see it as they walk in gives a great impression!

Do you have contests at your venue? Why not display the winner’s name on a plaque? It might give other customers incentives to achieve high scores at games and competitions, knowing they’ll be rewarded with their name on a plaque.

You probably have seasonal employees, as well, you might want to recognize for all of their hard work this summer. You could give them a Presenta Plaque to take home but also display one on the wall. Recognizing permanent, year-round, employees with a plaque is also a nice gesture.

Like in any business, a plaque is a great way to display licenses or a great article a print publication writes about your business. You could even display customer reviews you find online.

As you can see, there are plenty of uses for a Presenta Plaque at an entertainment venue. Order a box or two today and we promise you won’t have any trouble finding a use for them. 

Retirement Communities Proudly Display Plaques

by Presenta Plaque | on Mar 30, 2018 | No Comments

When you walk into a retirement community, many give you a warm and inviting feel. What can add to that is seeing plaques on the wall recognizing special residents and/or employees.

As an owner or manager of one of these retirement communities — whether it’s apartments or communities with single family homes — displaying Presenta Plaques in the office and/or lobby for visitors and residents to see is a great way to show you care!

Do you have an employee of the month program? Maybe residents wish to recognize their favorite employees. A Presenta Plaque is a nice way to honor these individuals who go above and beyond what’s expected of them.

At the same time, sometimes residents go the extra mile in volunteering to make the community a better place. Why not show your appreciation to these special individuals with a plaque on the wall? Better yet, why not display a few in the Clubhouse for other residents to see?

Sadly, at times you may lose a special resident that was a big part of your community. A Presenta Plaque is also a nice way to memorialize those who played such a prominent role in the community. Including a favorite saying or some expression of the person is nice to include.

Aside from employees and residents, Presenta Plaques are a great way to display licenses or any other legal documents. While you’re at it, you might want to display any awards or honors you have received with a Presenta Plaque in your office.

At a retirement community, you could easily go through several boxes of Presenta Plaques. The ways you can use them are endless!

Plaques are Keys to Success for Dealerships

by Presenta Plaque | on Mar 23, 2018 | No Comments

When you walk into a car dealership, obviously, the first thing you notice is the bright, shiny cars. Once you get past them and pick out the one you want, the next step is usually heading into an office or somewhere in the showroom where you can talk about the price with the sales representative.

Whether in the showroom or a nearby office you’ll probably notice plaques displayed. Dealerships love to promote when they get an award for being #1 in sales, customer satisfaction and service. There’s a good chance you could be looking at these honors displayed in a Presenta Plaque.

Our plaques have a professional finish on them and are great for displaying not only awards but anything a car dealership wants to brag about to customers. Maybe it’s a special employee with an employee appreciation award or perhaps it’s a write-up in a local print/online publication. Of course, any licenses are also important to display.

Presenta Plaques makes the process easy. All you need to do is slide a certificate, article or license into the plaque and it’s pretty much ready to go. All you need is a small hammer.

As the owner or manager of a dealership, think about all of the places you can display Presenta Plaques. In each office, there should at least be several plaques for customers to look at. In a huge showroom, there are plenty of places to display plaques including the receptionist/customer service area.

The service and parts area is also a good place to display dealership awards, especially in the waiting room. What about the rental car office? You’ll want to display a Presenta Plaque in any prominent place you think a customer will be.

You could easily go through several boxes of Presenta Plaques. What are you waiting for? Order today!

Media Loves Awards!

by Presenta Plaque | on Feb 02, 2018 | No Comments

Whether you’re the owner, general manager, managing editor, reporter, etc. of a TV, radio or print publication, chances are your organization has won a lot of awards.

Yearly competitions usually result in station group recognitions along with team awards for the newsroom and individual honors. It’s always nice to display the award in the lobby of your company so visitors can see them when they walk in. In addition, it’s a great idea to give each person who contributed to winning the award a Presenta Plaque so they too can display it at their desk, cubicle or office.

Whether it’s a TV or radio award for “Music Station of the Year”, “Best On-Air Personality”, a newsroom team award for “Best Breaking News Coverage”, “Best Investigative Reporting”, or individual awards like “Reporter of the Year”, “Best Use of Sound” or “Best Writer” a Presenta Plaque is a classy way to display accomplishments and share them with others.

What are you waiting for? Order a box or two of Presenta Plaques so you’ll have them on hand for the next awards competition.

Presenta Plaques are also a great way to display licenses, write-ups by other media outlets and even notices to visitors about policies of your organization.

Once you have a few boxes on hand, you’ll soon find many uses for our plaques! Order 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!

’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!

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.