Award ideas in business

By: Jonathan BennettThere are many ways to say "thank you" to certain employees who go above and beyond the call of duty and showing a person they're appreciated in a unique way can really boost morale. Figuring out what type of awards best suit the employees who work at specific businesses can help get people excited about their jobs.Promotional awardsA great way to encourage teamwork and unity in the office is to dole out promotional products like fleece jack...
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Rihanna, Drake lead VMA nominations

By: Tucker HarringtonWith the 2012 London Olympics underway, it may be hard to focus on anything else. However, fans of music may be excited to know the nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards were just announced. MTV News reports on-and-off couple Drake and Rihanna will be seeing a lot of each other on the night of the event as the two performers are each up for five awards.Rihanna is up twice in the night's biggest recognition awards category, Video of ...
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Ryan Murphy to receive 2012 International Emmy Founders Award

By: Abigail RichardsMega producer and writer Ryan Murphy is set to be honored with the 2012 International Emmy Founders Award. Murphy is the creator of hit shows like "Glee" and "American Horror Story." He has won an astonishing 69 Emmys in various categories over eight years."Throughout his career, Ryan Murphy has masterfully redefined storytelling to create unprecedented atmospheres and characters that celebrate human difference, be it dark, as in N...
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Michael Phelps comes up short

By: Tucker HarringtonWhether the Olympians will admit it or not, there is certainly some competition between American swimmers Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps. The friendly feud was abruptly brought to a close as Lochte blew past Phelps in the 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds on July 28. The Associated Press reports Phelps didn't even secure a spot on the Awards podium as he came in fourth.There has been a lot of hype surrounding the two swimmers, Phelps...
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Host Olympic-style games in the office

The 2012 Summer Olympics are about to begin and with all the hype surrounding the top athletes from around the globe, it may be fun to host office Olympics with employees. Summer is a great time to boost morale around the office and a unique way to get people to come together is to host games set around the upcoming Olympics.Although bosses may not be able to set up gymnastics equipment or swimming pools in the buildings, they could create a set of office-friendly games for w...
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Pwnie Awards announced

By: Jonathan BennettThe annual Black Hat Pwnie Awards, which honor the biggest achievements and failures in the security world, were recently announced. The security software company broke down who ruled the web this year and who got hacked.PC Magazine reports the Epic Fail Award went to F5 Networks, as it was discovered in June that the program had included a SSH private authentication key in the firmware, allowing members to log in as root users. Best Client Side Bug was a ...
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Barbara Baylis honored with Mary K. Ousley Award

By: Jonathan Bennett Barbara Baylis, senior vice president of clinical and residential services for Kindred Nursing Center Division, recently won an award for all her hard work. Baylis was honored as the 2012 recipient of the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award by the American Health Care Association.Under Baylis's guidance, Kindred's nursing and rehabilitation centers have had improved quality outcomes each year. Improvements include having an 8.2 percent...
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John Mellencamp to be honored with a Steinbeck Award

By: Abigail RichardsThe Steinbeck Awards, named after famed author John Steinbeck who wrote classics like "The Grapes of Wrath," have not been given out since 2003. However, this recently changed when singer John Mellencamp was announced as the 2012 recipient of the award.Thomas Steinbeck, son of the late John Steinbeck, wrote in a press release why Mellencamp will be honored with the first award in close to a decade."My father always carried a deep and profoun...
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Minnesota Children’s hospitals awarded for art programs on site

By: Tucker HarringtonChildren's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota have something to smile about as the healthcare groups have been honored with an award from the International Academy of Design and Health. The groups are being recognized for their Arts & Healing and Urban Renewal program that encourages children in the hospitals to take part in art projects during their stays.The groups were honored with a top international award for Use of Art in the Patient Enviro...
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Mark Goldenberg wins Avery Dennison Brand Innovation Award

By: Abigail RichardsIsraeli fashion designer Mark Goldenberg was recently announced as the first recipient of the Avery Dennison Brand Innovation Award. Goldenberg was recognized for his innovative apparel branding collection during the International Talent Support event in Italy.Goldenberg was up against 11 other finalists for one of these awards, all were asked to create an inspiring branding solution for their clothing lines. He stood above the rest due to his "strong...
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