Crystal D

Crystal D Launches New Home Page
September 9, 2008

St. Paul, Minnesota-based Crystal D, a supplier of corporate recognition awards, announced the launch of its redesigned distributor home page at the end of August. The new page features distributor-friendly information, including: - Why Sell Recognition - How to Sell Recognition - Sales Tools - Educate Your Customers - Distributor Support - Online Catalog In addition, messages and a news section were added. The message center refreshes each time new content is added and updates if a distributor has a message from Crystal D’s Order Tracker program. “Crystal D is thrilled to launch the new home page for distributors,” said Chuck

Crystal D Honors 22 Employees for Years of Service
August 11, 2008

On August 1, St. Paul, Minnesota-based Crystal D, a leading supplier of corporate recognition awards, honored 22 employees at the sixth annual Golf Outing and Awards Ceremony. Crystal D honored employees for one, three, five, seven, 10, 15 and 20 years of service. One year of service award recipients included: Angel Zook Chris Doering Paul Lucas Richard Denn Michael Goetz Rich Irvine David Schaeppi Meesai Xiong Tessa Trumble Pat Kaminski Angela Wurst Bridget Dahlgren Three years of service award recipients included: Cathy Klein TeriKay Thein Liz Engel Five years of service award recipients included: Jennifer Contreras Debbe Kjellsen Seven years of service award recipients

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Crystal D Sponsors Local Distributor
July 18, 2008

St. Paul, Minnesota-based Crystal D, a leading supplier of corporate recognition awards, is sponsoring Nancy Rush of Kelly Promotions to complete a half-marathon through the Minnesota chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. Rush, who is an avid runner, has battled chronic lymphocytic leukemia and decided to participate in this half-marathon to raise funds for blood cancer research. “This half-marathon will allow me to combine my two passions–running and raising funds for blood cancer research,” said Rush. “Nancy is a long-time customer and friend of Crystal D, so we are happy to support her mission to raise funds for such

Crystal D Packs More Than 27,000 Meals
July 1, 2008

Crystal D, based in St. Paul, Minn., a leading supplier of corporate recognition awards, participated in its third annual Feed My Starving Children’s meal-packing program this June. The company’s employees packed 27,216 meals through the Eagan, Minnesota-based charity’s program. This number surpassed Crystal D’s goal of packing 24,000 meals and represents enough food to feed 75 children every day for one year. Last year Crystal D packed 20,736 meals for the organization. Each dehydrated meal includes nutrient-rich vegetables, soy, rice and chicken flavoring. Feed My Starving Children distributes food to children throughout the world including the Ukraine, Brazil, Africa and Haiti. “Participating

Crystal D Employee Earns CRP Designation
May 20, 2008

St. Paul, Minnesota-based Crystal D, a supplier of crystal awards and corporate gifts, announced an employee earned the Certified Recognition Professional (CRP) designation at the 11th annual Recognition Professionals International (RPI) Conference in Newport Beach, Calif. Bridget Dahlgren, marketing coordinator for Crystal D, graduated from the CRP program that required her to complete four in-depth courses over the past two years and then pass a final examination on the coursework. The CRP designation certifies Dahlgren thoroughly understands the Recognition Best Practice Standards and can successfully structure recognition programs utilizing the formal RPI Recognition Strategy Model. “This designation allows me to better understand the recognition

Crystal D Participates in UMAPP Factory Tour
April 29, 2008

St. Paul, Minnesota-based Crystal D, a supplier of crystal awards, plaques, trophies and corporate gifts, participated in the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals Factory Bus Tour on April 15, 2008. The Factory Bus Tour allowed a group of 13 distributors to visit Crystal D’s factory and learn about the order and manufacturing process from start to finish. The tour also included a presentation, providing distributors with business-building tools and information, to support their sales of corporate recognition award programs. “The UMAPP Factory Tour was a great opportunity for Crystal D,” said Lorraine Rosecrans, marketing manager. “It allowed us to show distributors our

Crystal D Donates Awards to The Cardiac Children’s Cup
April 22, 2008

St. Paul, Minnesota-based Crystal D, a leading supplier of crystal awards, plaques, trophies and corporate gifts, recently donated 24 awards for the ninth annual Cardiac Children’s Cup hosted by FirstSite Staffing, Inc. The Cardiac Children’s Cup is a golf tournament fundraiser that donates 100 percent of the proceeds to the cardiac-care unit at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics. The Cardiac Children’s Cup was created by Mark and Sheryl Howard, the owners of FirstSite Staffing, in recognition of the doctors, nurses and staff who saved the life of their son—now a survivor of a congenital heart defect. “It is important for Crystal D to support

Crystal D Sponsors Two Athletes for Special Olympics
April 8, 2008

St. Paul, Minnesota-based Crystal D, a supplier of crystal awards, plaques, trophies and corporate gifts, announced it is sponsoring two athletes for the 2008 Kanto Plain Special Olympics at Yokota Air Base,Japan on May 17 and 18. Crystal D is sponsoring two male athletes participating in basketball, bowling, 200-meter run, 400-meter run, 100-meter dash, and softball throw. This sponsorship allows the athletes to participate and contributes to the athlete’s uniform costs. The Kanto Plain Special Olympics became a private organization in 1980 and remains the only program in Japan sanctioned by Special Olympics International in Washington D.C. “Crystal D wanted to sponsor

Crystal D Teams Up with The Promotion Coach
March 18, 2008

St. Paul, Minnesota-based Crystal D, a leading supplier of crystal awards, plaques, trophies and corporate gifts, announced a partnership with The Promotion Coach, Ted A. “Bump” Davies Jr., to provide distributors with expert knowledge about how and why selling recognition awards and programs can help them increase their sales and profits. Crystal D will be participating in six to 12 webinars over the next few months lead by Davies. The goal of the webinars is to reach out to distributors to help inform them about selling awards by giving real life examples of successful award programs and trends in recognition. “We are very