Five Fun Facts of FineAwards.com Customer Service

Customer service excellence has always been and will always be one of the critical competitive advantages of FineAwards.com.  We keep our viable edge by having fun and really enjoying what we do!    1) We have fun with customers - A pleasing personality goes a LONG way.  Smile while on the phone with customers and it will come through.  This helps build lasting relationships. 2) We make sure that our team works with pace and immediacy to solve customer issues - I'll bet y...
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First Blavatnik National Awards honor young scientists

By: Tucker Harrington Every year since 2007, the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists have honored researchers under the age of 42 working in a number of disciplines in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. This year, a national award category has been added, providing recognition and $250,000 in funding for scientists anywhere in the country working in chemistry, life sciences, and physical sciences and engineering. For their inaugural year, the new national recognit...
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Forge stronger teams with recognition awards

By: Seth Fine Employee recognition awards are often used to keep talented employees around and to boost performance by aiding engagement. However, their effects aren't limited to individuals; these awards can also help workers collaborate with one another. Entire teams can benefit from recognition programs, whether members receive awards and trophies for their own contributions or the entire group is honored. Coworkers count According to a survey from TINYpulse, pe...
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2014 Eisner awards honor best in comics

By: Abigail Richards At last week's San Diego Comic-Con, the 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were handed out, honoring the best titles and creators in the comics industry. The recognition awards were started at the 1987 Comic-Con in honor of the revered cartoonist, Will Eisner. According to the event's website, Eisner presided over the awards until his death in 2005. Rising stars  Described by Comic-Con organizers as the "Oscars of comics," the Eisner awards...
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Best Fonts for Etching

One of the most important decisions that you have to make when designing your crystal recognition awards is choosing the right font.  This is not only going to determine how good your award is going to look but also the impact your message will have with the recipient. Selecting a good font is crucial but you also have to take into consideration the length of text and size.  Our minimum font size is 11pt so anything below that is not going to etch clearly, regardless of your ...
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Chemical maker BASF wins state safety award

By: Jonathan Bennett The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development has presented an award for workplace safety to a chemical manufacturer in Chattanooga. BASF, which creates compounds used in adhesives, paper coatings and other components of consumer products, received two recognition awards, one for each of its plants, according to The Chattanoogan. Tennessee's labor department has been granting the Governor's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety a...
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Missouri community recognized for supporting EPA

By: Tucker HarringtonThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given this year's Citizen Excellence in Community Involvement Award to the Memphis Town Community Advisory Group in Missouri. According to The Dispatch, the award was given to the group for its help in cleaning up a hazardous waste site created by the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation.Each year, the EPA's citizen award is given to a person or citizen's group that demonstrates civic commit...
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Employees can lead the charge on recognition awards

By: Seth Fine Managing a team can be a delicate balancing act. Pay too little attention to your employees and they can drift unproductively, but hover too closely and you risk smothering them. Every employee has a preference for how closely they like to be managed, and figuring out which style your workers prefer can be tricky. To keep from pushing too far in either direction, you can empower the members of your team to support one another so they that get the guidance...
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Texas hospital honors outstanding employees

By: Abigail RichardsMemorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble, Texas, has granted four of its employees recognition awards. The honorees included a nurse, an educator and two technicians on the hospital's staff, according to The Vindicator.Memorial Hermann has been recognized by numerous organizations for the quality of its service. It has earned honors especially in the field of heart health and stroke care. The American Heart Association, the American Stroke A...
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How to plan the perfect awards program

By: Jonathan BennettOffering your employees recognition awards can be a great way to boost morale and increase productivity. However, if your organization doesn't already have an award program in place, it may seem difficult to launch one. Especially since every company and every employee is different, what works for one business could fail at another. It's important to design your awards program around the needs of your workplace and the desires of your team, but f...
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