LOYALTY HOLDS POWERFUL sway over many people’s actions. It is difficult to settle for good when the best is just a little further. Loyalty will see the extra mile traveled, the extra call made and the extra cost paid. Often, it is a result of superior quality or superior service, while other times familiarity can be held accountable, and yet other people will have a simple affection toward a brand. This is the dream of any corporation: To be known of not as a source, but as the definitive source for a commodity. Promotional Marketing’s 2007 Supplier Excellence Awards recognize the best in more
Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., was recently selected as a winner in two categories for the 2008 Promotional Products Association International Supplier Achievement Awards. The categories are “Etching-Engraving” and “Two or More Distinct Processes to Produce a Specific Visual Effect”. Crystal D submitted its crystal Columbus Award for the “Etching-Engraving” category. The item was front- and reverse-etched to create a unique visual effect. For the “Two or More Distinct Processes to Produce a Specific Visual Effect” category, a crystal NASCAR Car was submitted. The creation of the NASCAR piece included modeling the award after Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s car. It was etched with each individual
Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., has recently been given e-PSA certification—a designation that provides the company with automated electronic exchanges in order information and business processes. E-PSA certification assures that Crystal D’s documents have been tested by e-PSA Labs against the most current e-PSA standards. This reduces the initial testing time between the company and its customers and also maintains a high level of acceptance and expectancy of PIP documents. Crystal D customers also benefit from the certification as they will receive regular and timely receipt of order status information, shipping notices and invoices. Also, every file is formatted in exactly the same way,
Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., has launched a newly re-designed Web site with increased functionality and usability. The new site offers a host of features that, according to company personnel, will afford distributors a “comprehensive and enjoyable Web experience.” “The new Web site is a direct result of listening to our customers,” explained Chuck Dahlgren, president. “Not only is the site clean and extremely easy to navigate, it allows promotional consultants to provide their customers with a better customer experience.” Some of the premiere features of the site include: 1. A landing page with tools and information grouped together 2. A Build-a-Sales Flyer option
Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., recently announced the hire of three new employees in the areas of graphic production, purchasing and customer service. A.K. Lawrence has been hired as a part-time production artist. Lawrence brings five years of experience in design and graphic arts to the company. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree in design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minnesota. Sara Wohlgemuth has been hired as the company’s new purchasing coordinator. She is responsible for purchasing and managing inventory. She has more than five years of purchasing experience, and obtained a bachelor of science degree in business
Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., will launch its new and improved Web site on Fri., Dec. 29. The site will focus on increased functionality, easy navigation and comprehensive content. “This redesign is all about our clients,” said Chuck Dahlgren, president. “With new functionality and easy-to-find information, our clients will be provided with a truly enhanced Web experience.” The new Web site, located at www.crystal-d.com, will provide a wide selection of information about Crystal D’s products and services, as well as highlight the benefits of incorporating a recognition program. For more information, call (800) 544-1131 or visit www.crystal-d.com.
St. Paul, Minn. – December 18, 2006 – HYPERLINK “http://www.crystal-d.com” www.crystal-d.com - Crystal D, a leading supplier of corporate recognition awards to the promotional products industry, has been selected by Corporate Logo readers as a Finalist in the Second Annual Best of Business poll. Crystal D has been designated Best Award Supplier. The results of the Best of Business poll were determined by the votes of several thousand readers. Corporate Logo readers had a six-month time frame, February through August, to vote on the Corporate Logo website for the best suppliers in various categories. The magazine will summarize the results of the
Crystal D Selected as a Finalist in Corporate Logo magazines Best of Business Poll St. Paul, Minn. – December 18, 2006 – HYPERLINK “http://www.crystal-d.com” www.crystal-d.com - Crystal D, a leading supplier of corporate recognition awards to the promotional products industry, has been selected by Corporate Logo readers as a Finalist in the Second Annual Best of Business poll. Crystal D has been designated Best Award Supplier. The results of the Best of Business poll were determined by the votes of several thousand readers. Corporate Logo readers had a six-month time frame, February through August, to vote on the Corporate Logo website for
Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., recently announced that four of its employees have passed two of the four required courses to receive the National Association for Employee Recognition (NAER) Certified Recognition Professional (CRP) designation. The next courses in the curriculum will be offered in Savannah, Ga., as part of NAER’s 10th Annual Conference, slated for April 2007. Chuck Dahlgren, president; Laura Jendersee, marketing manager; Debbe Kjellsen, business development; and Bridget Dahlgren, business development, passed the first two courses required to become Certified Recognition Professionals. “NAER’s Certified Recognition Professional courses are integral to the industry,” noted Chuck Dahlgren. “Crystal D is the first supplier
Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., announced that customer service specialist Kay Larsen has been selected as a winner of the eCompanyStore’s Third Quarter 2006 Supplier Appreciation Award. “Kay has done a fantastic job in working with our team in 2006 and providing the excellent support required to achieve our sales results and corporate goals,” said Craig Callaway, CEO of eCompanyStore. Of Larsen’s achievement, Crystal D’s president Chuck Dahlgren, said, “Our customer service specialists are the best in the industry for supporting our customers’ sales goals. Kay has been incredible in meeting the needs of our customers.