Recognition awards for the staff do not have to break the bank

By Tucker HarringtonRecognizing one's employees is important in terms of boosting company morale, and one way to do that is through recognition awards.However, some businesses may be wary of the effort, as they might think that they do not have the funds to properly recognize their staff. According to Love 2 Reward, which offers tips about employee incentives, giving out prizes does not have the be a costly endeavor, and could in fact boost productivity in the long run.T...
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Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois receives first Castino Diamond Charity Award

By Abigail RichardsCastino Painting and Home Services, which is located in Northbrook, Illinois, recently announced it would begin bestowing Castino Diamond Charity Awards to groups that have proven to be a deserving charity.The recipient of the first-ever award is the Boys Hope Girls Hope in Illinois, which was excited to receive the honor. Castino's new award stems from when its 20-year-old employee Larry Diamond died. As a result, Castino named the award after the fal...
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Wes Welker receives the 2010 Ed Block Courage Award

By Jonathan BennettWhile buzz may be surrounding Tom Brady's potential second MVP trophy, another one of his teammates was recently given a recognition award for his performance on the field.Wes Welker, the receiver for the Patriots, put his 2010 season in jeopardy when he tore both his ACL and MCL during the team's end of the regular season in 2009, according to the Boston Globe. After undergoing surgery and returning to the field, Welker is back in full force this...
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Iowa gets the win at the Insight Bowl with help from Coker

By Abigail RichardsWith the regular season over, college football is now moving into bowl games, with a number of the nation's biggest schools participating in a number of competitions.Last night's matchup of Missouri University and the University of Iowa during the Insight Bowl at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, proved to be a nail biter, with Iowa just scraping by with a win at 27-24, according to ESPN.Marcus Coker proved to be a valuable asset to Iowa, a...
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Timberlake, Hathaway recognized by the Hasty Pudding Club

By Jonathan BennettHarvard University's Hasty Pudding Club recently announced their picks for Man and Woman of the year, which typically goes to performers who have made a significant impact on the entertainment industry in recent years.This year's recipients for the prestigious honor include Justin Timberlake and Anne Hathaway, who have had large hits in films like "The Social Network" and "Love and Other Drugs," respectively. It may be fitting ...
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Soloist to receive Special Merit Award at the 2011 Grammys

By Tucker HarringtonWhile some of the world's biggest names in music are gearing up for next year's Grammy Awards, one soloist just learned that he will be winning a lifetime achievement award for his work.George Beverly Shea, a longtime soloist with the Billy Graham Crusade, learned last week that he will be honored with a Special Merit Award as part of the 2011 Grammy Awards from the Recording Academy.Shea will be turning 102 years old the week before he receives ...
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Nexius wins two Mobile Star Awards

By Jonathan BennettSometimes, when a company demonstrates their commitment to making customer experiences easier through media, they are recognized for their efforts.Nexius, which provides end-to-end wireless services and technology solutions to a number of industries worldwide, recently announced that it had received two Mobile Star Awards from MobileVillage.Ned Taleb, the executive chairman of Nexius, commented that he felt it was rewarding that an organization would recogn...
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SouthWest receives recognition award for keeping the communication open with employees and audiences

By Jonathan BennettSouthWest Water Company, which specializes in water production, treatment and distribution and customer service, recently received the 2010 MarCom Gold Award, which is an international competition that honors professionals in concept, writing, design and marketing, communications programs and audio and visual materials.The award is presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), and was given to the company for its website ...
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MVP award candidate Brady doesn’t believe he should be the choice

By Abigail RichardsAs the football season moves ahead toward the Super Bowl, there are already some rumblings with the players who could possibly earn a recognition award for their performance this season.However, one player who may be skeptical with his name being thrown in the ring is Tom Brady, who some analysts believe could win his second NFL MVP award, according to USA Today.When asked how he felt about the possible recognition, Brady said that he didn't believe it...
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Ballerina teacher given recognition award for her work

By Tucker HarringtonWhile many teachers get into the profession in order to make a difference in others' lives, those who demonstrate significant abilities to reach out to their students are sometimes given recognition awards for their work.Prima ballerina assoulta Alicia Alonso was recently presented with the National Arts Teaching Award by the Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto, according to Radio Cadena Agramonte.Alonso has worked for more than six decades with ballet...
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