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Chamber of Commerce Awards for Businesses

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

The Chamber of Commerce in your local city is always a great resource whether you are a startup business or one that’s been in business for years. Networking opportunities, working with various charities, working with the local government even brings about various ways a business or business person can be recognized.

A beautiful plaque can be the perfect item to proudly display on any business owners wall. Chamber of Commerce typically has their own engraved plaques they give to new members for joining, however there are many opportunities to award someone a special plaque throughout the year such as awarding recipients for community involvement, business achievement awards and at galas during the year recognizing top businesses in many categories. By displaying these honors, customers can see some of your accomplishments proudly displayed and it may influence them to use your business more often.

Other plaques are given out for special recognition. If you are the business, recognizing employees for superior work, going above and beyond the call of duty, community service and many other situations that can serve as motivation for others, a beautiful custom plaque is the perfect .

At Presenta Plaque, we offer a variety of kits and plaques that can fit any budget or need. No matter what you’re looking to accomplish, we can find something that works best for your circumstances and what you’re trying to achieve. Visit our gallery of plaques at: https://www.presentaplaque.com/products/

Say Thank You With a Plaque, Not Just a Card, This Holiday Season

by Presenta Plaque | on Nov 01, 2013 | No Comments

The holidays are a time of year when the message of gratitude and appreciation is all around us. We often find ourselves spending more time with family, making more phone calls and sending out holiday cards to out-of-state relatives.

With school, work and the responsibilities that come with having a family, the opportunity to give thanks to those around us often passes us by. Holidays are a wonderful time of the year because they remind us to be grateful for what we have and appreciate our loved ones year-round.

There are many ways to give thanks this holiday season. Cards are among the most common approaches but, meaningful as they may be, they usually end up stashed in a drawer in the following months. This year, why not give a gift that is not only more permanent, but memorable?

Plaques for the family could be a fun way to show your appreciation without exhausting the old card tradition. Loved ones could receive a permanent, meaningful gift that could serve as a thoughtful reminder that they are appreciated.

Who are some people that would appreciate a plaque?

  • Mom & Dad: Parents do a lot of little things that often seem to go unnoticed. Whether it’s packing your lunch, fixing a backed up toilet or just lending their ear to you, a plaque that tells parents just what you’re thankful for. This is a great way to remind parents you really appreciate them.
  • Grandparents: Most gifts meant for grandparents come pre-labeled with something like “World’s Best Grandma/Grandpa”, but why not get a little more personal with it? Adding anything from “World’s Best Sweater Knitter” to “Meanest Apple Pie in North Dakota” is sure to make grandparents smile.
  • Best friends: A plaque is a great and personal way to show how much you truly care for a friend. Presenta Plaque makes it easy to buy a plaque and fill it with what is sure to bring about some laughs or even tears.

Presenta Plaque was built on the philosophy of appreciation and recognition. We like to encourage our customers to show their gratitude to others in their life as often as possible whether that be with a simple thank you or a plaque that can remind them for a lifetime. Give your thanks during this holiday season, but remember the rest of the year counts too!

Recognize Your Team

by Presenta Plaque | on Feb 23, 2012 | No Comments

Rewarding team members for something they’ve done takes effort. Sit down with them and learn how they’d like to be rewarded. Not only does recognizing and rewarding your team’s efforts build trust, but it strengthens loyalty. Turnover is often much lower in teams that have a strong bond with their leader, and this impacts a company’s bottom line. One of the best ways to keep your talented and hard-working team is to make sure that their hard work is appreciated.

Employees are always seeking appreciation and recognition, so it’s your job to provide it to them. When employees do great work, make sure to commend them for a job well done. It’s important to give the right employee recognition for their creative ideas. Along with a pat on the back, rewards are also great ego boosters for employees!

Not only is it important to recognize your employees, but it’s even more important to make sure they’re happy! Employees are most happy when they know that their boss listens to them. It can encourage them to think of more creative and helpful ideas because they feel their thoughts are valid.

All of our plaques are easy to assemble and are affordable. Stock up today so you have them ready to hand out to your valued employees! Stay tuned for our next blog post for more creative ways to show your employee appreciation.

Recognition Basics

by PresentaPlaque Admin | on Aug 02, 2011 | No Comments

Several years ago I attended a professional basketball game. At half time one of the charitable organizations that the team sponsors was presenting an award to several students. Here’s the scene, in the middle of the court a multimillion dollar professional basketball player hands an award to the student and says congratulations. My impression was that the team and the player looked very cheap and insincere because the award they were presenting was a plain paper certificate. A piece of paper!

Enter Presenta Plaque, where simply placing the paper certificate in our inexpensive plaque kits will immediately increase the value of your award. A certificate presented in our plaque will find itself proudly hung or displayed for all to see. As an award presenter, isn’t that your goal after all?

The recognition process is two-part; to acknowledge the deeds of the recipient and to promote the presenting organization. You’re taking the time and effort to recognize individuals and their achievements so why not do it right. There’s a message that’s sent when your certificate gets stuck on a wall with a push pin or thrown in a drawer because it’s too expensive to frame it. It looks cheap and so do you. Not what you want.

When a certificate is received in a Presenta Plaque you’re immediately impressed with the quality of the plaque and the effort that the presenter went through.

Recipient feels important, you don’t look cheap and the award is proudly displayed. Who’s going to know that you spent less than ten dollars on the award?

Perceived Value

by PresentaPlaque Admin | on Jul 29, 2011 | No Comments

One of my favorite expressions in the years I’ve been selling Presenta Plaques is “perceived value”. It truly is what’s made this company a success. The “perceived value” of one of our plaque kits is far above the low wholesale price that you pay for the awards. In other words you don’t have to spend a lot to impress someone with a professional distinctive award.

We used to travel the country doing trade shows and actually put the plaques in people’s hands. The common response was “you’re kidding me, this really costs $8.00?” At that point the plaques sold themselves.

I believe many look at our plaques in mailings or on our website and decide that at that price it has to be a light weight, cheap substitute for an expensive award. Those that have received our plaques and call to get pricing usually can’t believe the price we are offering them for.

The plaques weigh about three pounds each (depending on size and style) and are composed of medium density fiberboard. The certificate covers are injection molded acrylic. When we pack 11 in a case you get a substantial 38 pound box. Selling the plaques wholesale in case quantities allows us to keep the prices down.

I try to teach my kids that the cost of an item is nowhere near as important as the value. I think they get it. You can make your own certificates, mount them in our plaques, save money and time and still look good. You’ll be perceived as presenting a quality award both you and the recipient can be proud of.

A Look Inside Presenta Plaque

by PresentaPlaque Admin | on Jun 21, 2011 | No Comments

I’m taking a moment to introduce you to Presenta Plaque. We are a second generation, family business. We started in Long Island, New York over thirty years ago. We were originally a larger manufacturer and supplier of plaques and accessories to the trophy industry. The smaller company we are today was the result of looking to the future and forecasting the explosion of personal computing and desktop publishing.

I’d like to say that some complicated economic or business decision caused us to move Presenta Plaque from Long Island to our new home in Tempe, Arizona, but it’s much simpler than that. It was the birth of a grandson in 1993 that resulted in the founders relocating the entire business and their household to Arizona. A big move at the time, but looking back it didn’t have a considerable effect on the business. We continue to market and sell our wholesale affordable plaques to all fifty states and many overseas countries.

That grandson is now a high school senior and looking at colleges. The founders have retired and the business continues to thrive a generation later. Call us and you won’t get a machine. We still provide friendly and personal customer service, no different than when we started. Okay, the fact that I’m writing a Blog does say that we are keeping up with the times, but I think you know what I mean!

Maurice Fitzgerald

General Manager, Presenta Plaque