Pre-Thanksgiving Fitness Workout at FineAwards.com

What a workout today on #Fitness Tuesday! With visions of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie on the horizon, the FineAwards.com team stepped it up. Three sets of battle ropes, tire smashes and a team rope run had all of us huffing and puffing. We know tomorrow we will be feeling the after effects. If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you!  Thanks CDC Training for another great workout.
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Native American Music Awards celebrate arts and culture

By: Tucker Harrington The Native American Music Awards celebrated their 15th annual event Friday, Nov. 14 in Salamanca, New York. According to Syracuse.com, the event took place at the Seneca Allegany Casino Hotel and rewarded over 30 musicians for their accomplishments within the past year. The Artist of the Year title was earned by Mato Nanji, lead singer and guitarist for the group Indigenous, for the album "Vanishing Americans." The album drew ins...
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Why the Art Department Seeks Approval for Proofs Five Production Days before Shipping

As soon as an artist is assigned to your order to begin proofing, it is ideal for all artwork – as well as any recipient names and award information specifics – to be uploaded as soon as possible. This eliminates added correspondence between artist and customer that might slow down the proofing process and potentially cut into the five-day window that we request for printing, reviewing, laying artwork onto the pieces, etching, cleaning, quality control, packaging and shipping...
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Retain your school’s top teachers with these helpful tips

By: Seth Fine Working in education administration, you know that the foundation of any good school rating is a talented team of teachers. Once you find instructors who are qualified, intelligent and productive, you want to do everything you can to keep them on board. Use these tips to retain your top educators. Create a collaborative environment  According to CNN, one of the best things you can do to keep your teachers happy and motivated is to make sure none o...
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Portland Business Journal rewards small businesses

By: Abigail RichardsPortland, Oregon, is a city powered by a plethora of small businesses. To honor these companies, the Portland Business Journal threw its first Small Business & Innovation Awards this past week. The recognition awards featured a number of guest speakers, reported the Portland Business Journal. Panelists ranged from successful local business owners to the owners of the Coolest Cooler, a product that had the most successful Kickstarter campaign to da...
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Motivation is key: Tips for keeping talented sales employees

By: Seth Fine A talented sales team is key to the success of your business. Once you find people skilled in this area, it is important to keep them feeling satisfied, motivated and appreciated. According to Eyes On Sales, money is the last reason professionals in this field leave a company - a variety of other factors play into their decision to seek employment elsewhere. Check out the ways in which you can ensure your sales staff sticks with your business. Have rea...
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How to retain talented health care workers

By: Seth Fine Running a medical practice, you know how important talented health care workers are to the success of your organization. These people have undergone extensive, difficult training to achieve their positions and work hard every day to improve the lives of patients. When you find a top-notch staff member, you want to do everything in your power to keep them invested in the success of your institution. Check out these helpful tips for retaining medical professi...
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Made in New York Awards honor the city’s entertainment industry

By: Jonathan Bennett The 2014 Made in New York Awards, which are recognition awards honoring the city's thriving entertainment industry, were held in Brooklyn Monday, Nov. 10. According to NBC New York, the event was hosted by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia López. The Hollywood Reporter noted that the star-studded ceremony opened with the hosts discussing how the television and fil...
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Team FineAwards.com celebrates a Miami Dolphins victory in style!

This past Sunday Team FineAwards.com geared up for our annual tailgate at the Miami Dolphins football game.  FineAwards.com is a proud sponsor of the Miami Dolphins Fishing Tournament and the team loves this day together in the sun. We start bright and early by loading up the grill for our party at Sunlife Stadium. We found our perfect spot, set up camp and the fun began. Burgers, hot dogs, chips, chicken wings and much more were served. We competed in cornhole and dominoes ...
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Grand Rapids honors local business

By: Abigail Richards Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently recognized outstanding local companies during the city's 2014 Neighborhood Awards. According to MLive, the recognition awards ceremony was held Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Wealthy Theater. The event was thrown by the Neighborhood Business Alliance in partnership with Neighborhood Ventures. The title of Best New Business went to Posh Petals, a local florist that started as a small part-time operation and rec...
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