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Choosing the Perfect Plaque for Bulk Plaques

by Presenta Plaque | on Jul 25, 2018 | No Comments

So many organizations hand out certificates and awards. We make it easy! Impress anyone with the award or certificate already framed in a beautiful plaque kit.

If you’re needing to order frames or plaques for your office, non-profit, restaurant or business awards, articles or teams, you should consider ordering from a company that is trusted locally and nationwide in the industry for decades!

Why choose a plaque kit over a frame?

Easy to Assemble

Presenta Plaques are made to be assembled easily yet maintain the beautiful classic look of a custom-made plaque. We believe that just because something is beautiful, it doesn’t mean it needs to be complicated. We find beauty in the classic simplicity of a well-crafted wooden plaque.

Classic Look

Customers can choose from the same beautifully classic displays they’d expect. From black marble to walnut, there’s no doubt each of these makes a proud display for your greatest achievements.

Wholesale Pricing

Whether you’re buying 1 plaque or 100, Presenta Plaque doesn’t expect its loyal customers to pay ridiculous retail pricing for a product we love and stand behind. We believe in fair pricing for great products and that’s just what we provide.

Ships the Next Day

We make shipping easier than ever with our next-day shipping policy for all orders placed so you won’t have to wait longer than you need to and you can have your plaques in a jiff if you’re in a rush. We also make it easy to re-order if you decide you need to place another order with Presenta Plaque!

Save When Ordering Over Certain Quantity

We want you to have your plaques and if you’re ordering in large quantities, we don’t see this as an opportunity to make money off of our customers. If you’re ordering from us, we want you to know we appreciate your business and want to make it as easy as possible for you to pay for your order!

We’re a Veteran Owned Small Business

We’re proud to be a Veteran Owned Small Business in the Valley! As veteran-owned business, we take great pride in providing the best quality products for customers and supporting one another to ensure that veteran businesses thrive within our communities.

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.

 

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.

5 tips for planning a successful awards ceremony

by Presenta Plaque | on Feb 12, 2014 | No Comments

While most people understand that rewarding people for their efforts in an organization is very important, unfortunately, recognition deserved is often not given simply because of operational complexities. Managers are often trying to contain costs and they fear that rewarding team members may be too pricy or time consuming. But awards presented at award ceremonies still remain one of the easiest and best ways to boost morale in an organization.

If you are considering holding an awards ceremony to recognize those deserving, here are a few tips which should help your event be a success.

  1. Determine a budget. It’s important to be realistic about your budget. Shop around to be sure you get the most for your money. Remember, everything from your suppliers is negotiable. Also, be honest with your suppliers about your budget. This will save you time as well as preventing them from quoting products or services that are way out of your range.
  2. Event design. If you have an idea of how you want your event to look, describe that to the event producer. Be sure to list audio requirements, displays, wide-screens, LED display effects and lecterns. This will give your production team a better idea of your vision and will help them provide an accurate quote. If you haven’t developed a vision, consult with the production company to create a unique experience for your guests.
  3. 3.       Atmosphere. Consider how you can use lighting and music to create the proper ambiance. Moving lights, up-lights and patterned effects can be low cost but create a spectacular ambiance for an awards ceremony. Additionally, you can use music throughout the awards ceremony to accompany stage walk-ons and bring excitement to the room.
  4. Awards Presentation. Since the main point of your award ceremony is to showcase the award winners, be sure to keep them at the forefront, so each winner gets the proper honor. You may even consider filming the honorees prior to the event and showing video clips in an entertaining way.
  5. Video. Video is a popular way to preserve the memory of your awards ceremony. We suggest you plan for roaming video professionals to capture footage throughout the event, including speeches by winners. After the ceremony, you can create a highlights video to post on your website and Facebook, use as a promotional tool on YouTube and present as an additional gift to award winners.

Sure, planning an awards ceremony is a big undertaking, but these five tips should help you get headed in the right direction. And be sure to order your award certificates and plaques well in advance so you’re not scrambling for these at the last minute. Presenta Plaque even offers wholesale pricing, so we’re a great choice for organizations honoring a large number of people!

How to recognize men’s achievements with award plaques

by Presenta Plaque | on Jan 29, 2014 | No Comments

As girls and boys grow older, the differences between the genders become more evident. However, men are the same as women when it comes to recognition. Men, too, want to feel personal satisfaction in their daily lives for the hard work they invest; do not let their sometimes aloof, confident demeanor fool you!

When determining the kinds of recognition to give men, the main factors to consider are where the award is coming from and when is a good time to give the award. Below are some of the types of awards that can be given to men in conjunction with the various parts of their lives:

  • Awards for the workplace
  • Awards from family
  • Awards for sports participation

Awards for the workplace

In the workplace, it is important to commend employees to create a great work environment and continue to see positive results. Even if it may seem “cheesy” to give a male employee a plaque that thanks them for a job well done, it is much more effective than simply telling him “great job; keep it up.” Most men prefer having their hard work noticed rather than it going ignored. A plaque that they can put in their office can remain a constant reminder of their job well done. Plus, they might feel a sense of motivation every time they see it, which can further inspire ongoing performance.

A certificate is a simple way to maintain employee satisfaction in the workplace and can award men for a wide variety of achievements. For instance, if your business is in the sales industry, your male employees would certainly appreciate being recognized as “Top Seller.” Your business can determine if you want to base the award on different departments, regions or all around.

If you require employees to complete training courses, plaques for “Award for Completion” or “Award for Outstanding Training Results” would be a great way to reward employees for finishing the required training. Furthermore, clients would see the plaques on the office walls and know your employees have the necessary credentials to take on their work.

The type of plaques you decide to give your male employees would determine when to give them. If you are giving awards such as “Top Seller,” your business can choose if it wants to present these awards monthly, quarterly or annually. The other awards mentioned can be given at your leisure. Just remember to acknowledge men for what they are doing well, even if you always see them portraying confidence.

Awards from family

Awards are not limited to the workplace. Men appreciate their family and friends acknowledging them too, especially during special occasions. Father’s Day is an exceptional time to show appreciation for the man of the house with a certificate for “World’s Best Dad.”

As a spouse or a girlfriend, plaques can be a fun way for you to show the man in your life you appreciate him. A “Best Husband (or Boyfriend)” plaque would be a great unique gift on Valentine’s Day or for your anniversary. Men always love being recognized by the woman in their life!

Awards for sports participation

Men who are involved in sports, either as part of a team made of friends or as coaches, can also enjoy receiving awards.

An MVP award is great for the sports enthusiast who always had a dream of going pro. Men enjoy seeing plaques for best hitter, pitcher and basemen from the players or coaches on their baseball teams. Awards for any sport can be given and will always be viewed with satisfaction.

Certificates can be creative and have a vast amount of possibilities for ways to recognize men for the hard work they invest in their daily lives. Presenta Plaques offers a beautiful way to display the certificate so the man in your life can enjoy it proudly.

Most Impressive Awards Air Force Members Can Receive

by Presenta Plaque | on Dec 30, 2013 | No Comments

The Air Force is a symbol of American pride and accomplishment, and those who serve are distinguished heroes. The Air Force offers awards so its airmen and officers can be recognized as such. There are different Air Force awards for various accomplishments, and each award stands to represent specific achievements worth recognition. Awards range from recognizing risk of life in extreme situations to awards for involvement in very specific circumstances. The five awards covered here are the least common and most difficult to achieve.

The Medal of Honor is the highest award granted by the Air Force. It is given to officers and enlisted individuals in the name of Congress to recognize those who distinguished themselves with “gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives, above and beyond the call of duty, in action involving actual combat with an armed enemy of the United States.” This award is for those who managed the impossible in order to save those around them in combat. The medal displays the word “Valor” in bold above Lady Liberty.

The Air Force Cross is awarded for acts of extreme heroism during combat that don’t quite merit the Medal of Honor. It’s basically the Air Force’s version of the Distinguished Service Cross or the Navy Cross, being that it’s the second highest award and it represents gallantry and risk of life while in service, heroically in situations where the United States isn’t in direct combat with an armed enemy. The ribbon features a wide center stripe of baby blue with narrow stripes of white and red at the edges. It also features an eagle encircled by a wreath of oak leaves.

The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to high-ranking officers who offer extremely meritorious service. It is rarely awarded since it is granted to those with responsibility to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outstanding command in a Defense Agency, or for any other Joint Activities designated by the Secretary of Defense. This award features a center stripe of dark red flanked on either side by wide stripes of gold and medium blue on the ribbon and an eagle perched upon a stack of arrows on the medal.

The Silver Star is awarded by all branches of the armed forces to any person who, while serving in any capacity, is cited for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force, or while serving with friendly forces against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The ribbon features a wide center stripe of red flanked on either side by a wide stripe of dark blue, a wide stripe of white, a thin stripe of white and a narrow stripe of dark blue along the edges.

The Legion of Merit is awarded to officers and enlisted men of the armed forces of the U.S. and on nationals of other countries “who shall have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services” since Sept. 8, 1939, the date of the president’s proclamation of the state of emergency that led to World War II. This crimson ribbon may be awarded for combat or noncombat services. In the case of American military personnel, if the award is for combat service, it is displayed with a combat “V.”

These five awards offered by the Air Force are only a glimpse at the full array of medals and honors granted, but they are the most impressive awards one can receive. Hopefully, the next time you meet a distinguished member of the Air Force, his or her award will not be foreign to you. Displaying such awards is a great honor, and Presenta Plaque can design the perfect plaque to help Airman, their families and friends celebrate the award to its fullest. When you create a celebratory plaque for a member of the armed forces, you’ll be a hero too!

When is the Best Time to Give Award Certificates?

by Presenta Plaque | on Nov 21, 2013 | No Comments

When deciding to give out award certificates, the first question that must be answered is, “What’s the occasion?” Once that is established, Presenta Plaque can give you a few pointers on when is the best time to reward a student, employee, friend or family member.

When it comes to rewarding students, it really comes down to how you prefer running your class. If you would like to give your kids an incentive to work harder and go the extra mile, it is great to give quarterly award certificates for excellent behavior, maintaining great test scores, etc. This is a long enough period of time for a student to redeem themselves if they get on the wrong track, but it is short enough that students understand that if they work hard enough they have a shot at it.

The same can also apply to employees. You want to make sure you give employees time to show you what they’ve got but short enough to keep them on their toes.

Rewarding family and friends all depends on what you deem appropriate. If you have a structured award process in your home, it is truly up to you to decide when is the most appropriate time to give an award certificate to your kids. But it is important to remember that while award plaques can help motivate children significantly, the time and occasion should be chosen carefully, especially when teaching young children about responsibility.

If you are just looking to show someone that their friendship goes far from unnoticed, any day is a perfect day to give them an award plaque. Whether it is for an important achievement in their life or just a little pick-me-up, it is great to show friends that they are very much appreciated regardless of the time of year.

At Presenta Plaque, we believe that every day should be an occasion to give thanks to family, friends, caregivers or teachers. Often a simple ‘thank you’ or a kind gesture is enough to make someone feel appreciated.

For Hallowwen, Reward Ghosts and Ghouls With An Award Plaque for Best Costumes

by Presenta Plaque | on Oct 03, 2013 | No Comments

On Halloween, everyone loves a big bag of candy, but before you know it, the chocolate is all gone, the wrappers are wedged beyond reach between your couch cushions and soon enough, all you have to show for the big day is a fat dentist bill.

This Halloween, Presenta Plaque suggests you get a little more creative with your “tricks and treats”. Kids love to get rewarded, and even more than candy, they love to feel accomplished. Giving awards is not only a great way to cut back on your dentist bills for the year but it’s also a great way to recognize your little ones’ costume efforts with their very own plaque. Your kids will feel proud to display their big achievement on their walls. Positive reinforcement is a great way to reward kids and now they can be reminded of their spectacular Halloween costume for years to come.

The fun doesn’t have to take place just at your home. Get together with other neighborhood parents and make it a block event! Little monsters will be happy to show off their stuff and maybe even get crowned the best for the night.

Let’s face it, Halloween is anything but “just for kids”. It’s a great time for adults to let out their inner kid too! If you’re planning on hosting a Halloween party this year, a “Costume of the Year” plaque is a great way to reward the most creative, gory and scary costumes of the night. Make personalized award plaques including: “Scariest”, “Most Unusual”, “Party Favorite” and more. Send out invites ahead of time and let your guests know the competition is on this year. It’s certain to get the spirit going and the fake blood flowing. It’s also certain to make your place the preferred haunted house on the block for many Halloweens to come.

Order Presenta Plaques now, before the big day. Our easy to use system lets you start your purchase process online so your plaques will arrive by Halloween night!

Unusual Accomplishments That Deserve Recognition

by Presenta Plaque | on Aug 28, 2013 | No Comments

People achieve the extraordinary every day. Sometimes, achievements are quite unusual. In these instances, recognizing such accomplishments is tricky yet deserved. Giving recognition in the form of a plaque is the perfect way to show your friends and colleagues that you appreciate their actions. Although plaques aren’t typical gifts, they’re the perfect way to show someone how you feel, and the recipient will undoubtedly remember such a unique gift for years to come. Plus, unusual gifts are the perfect way to reward unusual accomplishments!

The humorous plaque: If you know someone who is particularly good at making others laugh or has a skill that people find amusing, a humorous plaque is a great way to relay how much you appreciate them. Rewarding humor with humor will surely catch their attention! It’ll keep the mood light, but there’ll be no mistaking the sincerity behind creating such a great reward.

The serious plaque: For the people who are a constant source of light in your life, a more serious award may be appropriate. If you’re looking for a heartfelt way to say “thank you,” this is the perfect way to do it! Let your creation convey exactly how much someone means to you. Since you can choose what your plaque says, it’s truly up to you to decide what message you’d like to send!

The formal plaque: In the workplace, awards are often appropriate for various accomplishments. Congratulate your coworkers with formal plaques they’ll be able to display in their offices or entryways. This is an excellent way to show the people you work with that you recognize their successes. Promotions are definitely worthy of congratulatory plaques, and plaques also make great gifts at retirement parties!

The casual plaque: For the everyday hero, casual plaques can be just the right ways to reward the people in your life for the little things they do that make a huge difference. Keep it simple! The message will be perfectly clear. By keeping your plaque low-key, you’ll be able to show your appreciation without making anyone too emotional. 

The holiday plaque: Perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, and Mother’s and Father’s Days, holiday plaques are much more exciting than cards. Plus, they’re ready to display, and your loved ones will think of you every time they see their plaques. They’ll have a constant reminder that you recognize what an influence they are in your life!

Reward the people in your life with gifts as unique as they are. Creating a custom plaque is the perfect way to show them your appreciation. No matter what the achievement, show them how you feel with a plaque that matches the occasion. The five different suggestions above will help you in creating your plaque. The thoughtfulness, sincerity, and preparation you put into your gift will be unmistakable, and the recipient will remember it forever. Inspire the people in your life to continue to be unique and irreplaceable with a gift they’ll see every day. You’ll be as proud of your plaque as you are of them!

Which Awards Are Appropriate to Display at Work?

by Presenta Plaque | on Jul 17, 2013 | No Comments

Awards give us a sense of pride; they are a tangible symbol of our efforts. Naturally, we want to hang them up for everyone to admire. However, when it comes to the workplace, it’s probably wise to be selective with what you display. We suggest the following guidelines for making good choices for what awards to display in the workplace.

Education: Educational achievements are a fantastic addition to the workplace. If you have a diploma, go ahead and hang it up. A degree is one of the best symbols of credibility, especially if it was earned at a prestigious university. Professionals that require great amounts of trust and investment from customers, such as the medical and legal fields, almost always exhibit educational accomplishments. Educational success serves as a reassurance that the service provider is well-qualified.

Significance: Hang up any awards that are relevant to your current field of work. For example, a photojournalist should display awards for photos s/he’s taken, but should not display awards from the hot dog eating contest s/he won last summer. Achievements related to your current job add credibility and value to your opinions and work. Clients and co-workers tend to respect decorated members of their field because awards show that they have gone above and beyond expectations.

People’s Choice: An award won by popular vote is an impressive sign of well-done work. If you own a business that won an award due to popularity, display it proudly in a visible area. For example, a restaurant may win “Favorite Diner” after a vote by residents of the town. An award like this is fantastic because it validates hard work, gets your business name out there, and builds a positive reputation. Show off these awards proudly.

Irrelevance: Awards that do not belong in the workplace are ones that have no relevance and are frivolous in nature. A certificate from a three-legged race has no value on your desk.  The same goes for outdated awards. Your coworkers will not respect you more because of a high school soccer trophy. Old and irrelevant awards are clutter that adds no significant value.

Elegant certificates, stately plaques and shining trophies were made to be on display. Your home can be decorated with every award you’ve ever received. However, it is best to use your discretion when you embellish the workplace. Remember that awards can add or take away your credibility and value, so be smart!