Feb 21

#TechTuesday 2/21/2017

Today we’ll review a new powerbook!  Sleek and stylish and comes in 4 colors:  pink, gold, black and silver.  You can have your logo screen printed in color or laser engraved.  Our pricing is $27.50 – $31.50 per piece depending on quantity.  This thin powerbook is packed with 10,000mAh of power!  Personally, I have a 10,000mAh powerbank and it’s big and clunky, but I can charge my phone about 5 times!  This is awesome if you have sales reps on the go, recognition or award gifts, or to give as a gift to outstanding customers.  Check these out and let us know what you think!

Feb 17

#TBT 2/16/2017

We’re gearing up to host the Owatonna Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours on Tuesday, February 28th.  There is so much to be done!  This week, we finalized our food plans.  I won’t tell you what it is so you’ll have a surprise when you get here :).  We have sit/stand desks, so we’ll be cleaning those off and setting them up as high tops. (By cleaning them off, I mean hiding all my stuff in drawers.)  Kate is working on a display of memorabilia she has collected over the years, and she and Matt developed a very nice 20th anniversary logo.

While Kate was going through her box of memories, she came across Pam and Ryan’s first order!  Meadows Mall and GGP (General Growth Properties) were one of their first customers.  They had buildings located all over the US and a few hotels in Vegas, including Circus Circus.  Meadows had ordered gift bags for the holiday season for customers buying gift certificates.  The certificate came in a logo’d box, inside a logo’d bag.  In the picture, you can see a tiny floppy disk on a key chain.  Those were given to all the mall retailers as a gift.  Pam thinks the camera and bottle sling were gifts with purchases.  That is one old school camera, and pretty sure I had Vivitar one just like it at the time!

Feb 14

#MotivationMonday 2/14/17 (just a day late)

Happy Valentines Day from all of us at Corporate Recognition!  We are celebrating by eating some chocolate and I’m wearing a pair of earrings with little red hearts.  Yesterday was a busy day for us.  We spent all afternoon in Brooklyn Park, MN at the New Product Showcase (NPS).  I am new to the industry so I learned a lot!  It’s nice to put our products to a face.  It helps me remember which vendor sells which items instead of just running a huge search. I also learned about new trends with imprinting.  Some vendors can now do full, wrap around imprinting of logos or details on pens!  A few case studies they gave were to put a sports schedule on the pen for colleges or schools.  Another idea was to put multiple office locations.  Or, you could just stand out and make your logo as big as you want!

The monopoly one is a small power bank, about the size of a card.  The lacrosse ball would be great if you are a chiropractor or massage therapist.  Hand this out as a business card for people to sooth their aching muscles.

Personally, I like to look for new ways to hand out my business card.  Most of the time the are thrown away, or lost in the bottom of my purse.  A great way to make your card stick, is by putting it on a square Emory board (nail file), on a lens or phone cleaning cloth, a retractable charging cable unit, a power bank, or a pack of gum.  I was filled with inspiration and ideas for customers by the end of the day.

Since I was late on my Monday motivation, I’ll leave with “The Littlest CEO.”  Miss Elin with her teddy bears, dreaming of taking over the family business :)

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