Crystal D

Crystal D Donates to Freedom Calls Foundation
February 26, 2008

Based in St. Paul, Minn., Crystal D, a leading supplier of crystal awards, plaques, trophies and corporate gifts, donated to Freedom Calls Foundation to help support the foundation’s effort to provide communication services to military families. The Freedom Calls Foundation is a public charity that provides state-of-the-art communication services free of charge to military families. This foundation provides more than 2,000 video conferences and more than 1.5 million minutes of free telephone calls every month. “Crystal D donated to this foundation because it provides such an important service to the people serving the United States, as well as their families,” said Cathy

Crystal D Wins Gold and Silver at 2008 PPAI Awards Ceremony
February 19, 2008

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., was selected as a gold winner in two categories and a silver winner in one category at the 2008 Promotional Products Association International Awards ceremony during January’s PPAI Expo, held in Las Vegas. Crystal D won gold in the “Etching-Engraving” and “Two or More Distinct Processes to Produce a Specific Visual Effect” categories. Crystal D submitted the crystal Columbus Award, which was both front- and reverse-etched to create a unique visual effect, for the “Etching-Engraving” category. For the category, “Two or More Distinct Processes to Produce a Specific Visual Effect,” the crystal NASCAR Car was submitted.

Crystal D Awards Three Trips To Maui
February 5, 2008

St. Paul, Minnesota-based Crystal D, a leading supplier of crystal awards, plaques, trophies and corporate gifts, awarded three trips to Maui, Hawaii at Promotional Products Association International Expo (PPAI) in Las Vegas on January 17th and January 18th. The three winners included Julie Pankow-Helland of Creative Marketing Specialists, Inc. in Brooklyn, Wis. and Judy Susich and Shellie Davis from Premier Promotional Solutions, Inc. in Manor, Pa. Crystal D awarded these trips along with other prizes during a self-promotion at The PPAI Expo. “Crystal D wanted to provide our customers with ‘The WOW Effect’ using this promotion,” said Lorraine Rosecrans, marketing manager. “We strive

Crystal D Announces Three New Hires and Two Promotions
November 23, 2007

Crystal D, of St. Paul, Minn., announced three new hires and two promotions in business development, marketing, customer service and purchasing. The Crystal D business development department has added Jeremy Haukaas. Haukaas has nine years of customer service experience as well as eight years of experience in the promotional products industry. He will be responsible for establishing professional customer relationships, training distributors, and presenting solutions for all project and product requests. Lorraine Rosecrans has been hired as marketing manager. Rosecrans has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the promotional products industry. She has won 11 national awards for marketing,

Crystal D Announces Licensing Agreement with Laser Design International
November 13, 2007

St. Paul, Minnesota-based Crystal D, a leading supplier of crystal awards and corporate gifts, announces that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Laser Design International (LDI). This agreement, effective immediately, allows Crystal D to offer subsurface engraved products to the promotional products industry. LDI holds the patent rights to exclusive technology used to create subsurface engraved images inside crystal. This technology allows for an unlimited amount of creativity. Crystal D will be able to replicate virtually any image or design provided by customers. The licensing agreement allows Crystal D to meet the growing needs of its customers. “Adding this highly technical process

Crystal D Wins B2B Standard of Excellence WebAward
October 26, 2007

Crystal D, a St. Paul, Minn. supplier of crystal awards and corporate gifts, won the B2B Standard of Excellence WebAward from the Web Marketing Association. This is the 11th annual competition including more than 2,400 sites from 40 countries in 96 industry categories. To win the WebAward, the Crystal D website,, earned above-average scores in the business-to-business category. Three or more experts judged each contending Web site. The judges were provided information, including the site’s mission statement and target audience. As the site was evaluated, the judges assumed the role of the target user. In this case, the target user was

We Want To Know What You Think!
October 26, 2007

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Crystal D Wins a Rising Star Supplier Award
October 22, 2007

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., a supplier of crystal awards and corporate gifts, was recognized by industry leader American Solutions for Business as a Rising Star Supplier at the annual fall conference. American Solutions presents this award to a few elite suppliers that meet the criteria they have established. “To determine our Rising Star Suppliers, our vendor relations committee extensively evaluated all of our preferred vendors,” says Wayne Martin, vice president of sales operations at American Solutions for Business. “We also included feedback from our sales force. It was clear Crystal D stood out as one of our 2007 Rising Star suppliers.”

Crystal D Coordinates Blood Drive
September 25, 2007

Crystal D, St., Paul, Minn., hosted an American Red Cross blood drive on Sept. 13 in conjunction with Warners’ Stellian, a local appliance retailer. A total of 35 individuals participated from both organizations. Fifteen Crystal D employees donated blood. In the 4-1/4 hour event, 26 units of blood were collected—an amount can help save 26 lives. “Crystal D coordinated the blood drive because we are dedicated to making a difference in our community,” said Chuck Dahlgren, president. “Our facility is located in a business park, and the blood drive allowed us to collaborate with our neighbors and make a contribution to

Crystal D Announces New Phone and Fax Numbers
September 18, 2007

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., recently announced a change in phone numbers and the addition of a toll-free easy-order fax number. The toll-free easy-order fax number is dedicated to incoming orders, allowing distributors to place orders more efficiently. The new phone numbers are immediately active. Below is a list of the numbers: TOLL-FREE EASY ORDER FAX – (866) 238-3407 General toll-free number – (800) 544-1131 General fax – (651) 293-4417 Customer Service: Debbe Kjellsen – (651) 925-3301 or (866) 925-3301 Kay Larsen – (651) 925-3302 or (866) 925-3302 Angel Zook – (651) 925-3305 or (866) 925-3305 Liz Engel – (651)