Awards & Gifts

Crystal D Hires Six New Employees
May 31, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., has hired six new employees in the customer service, art and marketing departments. The company hired Nichole Helmueller and Jake Calleja as customer service representatives. Outside of her work at Crystal D,…

The Vernon Company Names Supplier Account Manager of the Year
May 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm

The Vernon Company, Netwon, Iowa, awarded Rick Buckley, who represents Tri-Mountain, Irwindale, Calif., as Supplier Account Manager of the Year at the company’s national sales meeting held April 18 to 20 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Vernon Company…

R.S. Owens Creates Grand Prix of Indianapolis Cup
May 25, 2016 at 3:32 pm

Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis winner Simon Pagenaud now owns two Grand Prix Cups created by Chicago-based R.S. Owens after winning his third IndyCar race in a row last weekend at the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The Grand Prix winner’s cup is topped by an oversized 18” diameter bowl. Before assembly, the…

FastSigns International Earns Pro Patria Award
May 10, 2016 at 3:50 pm

FastSigns International, Carrolton, Texas, has earned the Pro Patria Award, which the Texas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (TXESGR) awards annually. The committee bestowed the organization's highest honor on FastSigns International at its annual Employer Awards Dinner on April 15 in Austin, Texas. Catherine Monson, president and CEO of FastSigns International; and Mark…

NBA Player Ricky Rubio Presented with Award Created by Crystal D
May 5, 2016 at 5:05 pm

Ricky Rubio, point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA team, was recognized with the inaugural Flip Saunders Legacy Award, which was created by St. Paul, Minnesota-based Crystal D, for his involvement in the community. Rubio was presented with a Blenheim…

Crystal D Recognizes First Quarter Wow Champs
May 3, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., announced its first quarter Wow Champs at a company meeting held on March 7. Wow Champs are nominated by their peers for demonstrating a specific company value during the first quarter…

2016 MTV Movie Awards Gift Bag Unveiled
May 3, 2016 at 3:22 pm

The 2016 MTV Movie Awards took place last month, but the magic of the event's gift bags still lives on. While only a few lucky celebrities received accolades, all event attendees took home gift bags containing everything from Calvin Klein Collection Eyewear by Marchon to a five-class VIP pack to SoulCycle. The…

Promotional Product Companies Included on Women Presidents' Organization's Fastest-growing List
April 20, 2016 at 5:40 pm

The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) released its 50 Fastest Women-owned/led list, which showcases 50 of the fastest-growing companies owned or led by women. The companies generated a combined $4.96 billion in revenue last year. Two promotional products companies, Boost Technologies LLC, Dayton, Ohio; and Overture Promotions, Vernon Hills, Ill., made the list at No. 39…

PPAI Announces 2016 Legislators of the Year
April 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, will present two Legislator of the Year Awards. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio; and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., will be recognized at its seventh annual PPAI Legislative Education and Action Day…

13 Green Promotions to Celebrate Earth Day
April 6, 2016 at 2:59 pm

While it's been uncharacteristically cold here in Philadelphia, the first week of April still has brought chirping birds and blooming cherry blossoms. The start of spring also signifies that Earth Day is almost here, and if you're anything like us, you love the opportunity to give back to Mother Earth. Whether it's with eco-friendly products…