Order Promotional Products for 2017

Now that 2017 is upon us, many business owners and member of organizations will be looking to get their group or company name out there to generate more buzz and interest in their group for the new year. If you’re looking for a unique way to do that for your respective business or organization, let Signs, Plaques and More help you with our specialty advertising items.

Promotional ProductsWe’ve all been somewhere and suddenly needed a pen but don’t seem to have one on us. That’s where our promotional pens come in. By going around and handing out a bunch of pens with your company on it to not only your employees but other people in the community, you get your name out there for people to see.

Now, not everyone who has the pen will be a customer. However, by having a large amount of pens out in the community, you expose your name to people who might refer a friend or family member to you. Any way you can make your company, group or organization’s name more prominent can result in great benefits.

When people do order services or products from a business or become a member of an organization, a nice way to welcome them is by gifting them a free item. For instance, something like a mug or glass with your business or organization logo on it could go a long way in promoting your group while also showing newcomers that you appreciate them.

Say for instance, a new customer signs up and you send them a free glass or coffee mug. Every time that they use their branded mug, they’re showing off your organization’s logo, helping drive more awareness of your business or group and steering the conversation toward your group. This can help drive word-of-mouth referrals, and as long as you take care of your customers and members, you can benefit from the positive publicity that branded items offer.

For more information about our specialty advertising and promotional items or to order some for your business or organization in 2017, call Signs, Plaques and More today at 757-463-5430!

Set a New Standard With Office Awards

The holiday season is full of merry-making and cheer – things that are great in our personal lives, just as much as they are in business. Spreading a sense of camaraderie and happiness among your employees can help to boost productivity and even spur a bit of friendly competition among different teams, boosting morale and productivity.

Employee of the MonthOne of the best ways to keep employees motivated and on-track is to offer incentive and rewards programs. You might already hand out “Great work” compliments here and there, but as you get ready for 2017, consider upping the bar and setting a new standard at your office.

Reward outstanding performance and achievement with unique awards from Signs, Plaques and More. Our inventory includes a wide selection of plaques, trophies and signs that can be the perfect way to recognize outstanding performance or achievements by individuals or departments at your company. Do you already designate an Employee of the Month? Why not add a special award board in the office to house photos or names of individuals that win this honor each month? Employees will feel a sense of pride that their hard work is being recognized and rewarded, and others will strive to do better in response. When everyone is working and striving to do their best, the company benefits!

It’s a fact that experiencing small achievements motivates individuals to achieve even more. Rewarding little victories here and there may lead to some big benefits down the line. It’s worth the effort for businesses to recognize these accomplishments from a productivity standpoint and to help keep your employees’ morale high.

Employees may be feeling tired and burned out at the end of the year. They’re looking forward to a nice break from work, family time and other activities that don’t involve the office. That’s why it’s so important to motivate them while they are working and reward them for their successes. Many companies offer sales and task completion goals – this would be a perfect opportunity to award a little trophy to the highest scorer!

There are endless options available when it comes to rewarding your employees this holiday season. Explore all of our different catalogs with great product options to add to your office or call us today at 757-463-5430 to learn more or to discuss a unique award for your business.

Unique Holiday Gifts for Everyone

It seems that each year there is always someone on your holiday shopping list who you just can’t quite find the right gift for. Maybe you can never think of a good idea for your dad, or your sister is kind of picky, or you have no clue what gift is appropriate to get your boss.

This year the struggle is finally over! At Signs, Plaques & More you will find a wide array of holiday gifts for everyone on your list – even those who are a little bit tougher to shop for.

Custom Clock GiftsIf you have a family member or friend that just found a new job or got promoted to a new position, celebrate their success with a personalized Christmas gift. You know he or she will be enthusiastic to share their new, shiny business cards with everyone, so help them do so in style with a custom business card case. Add their monogram, company logo or their name and new title for a unique gift that will be used for many years to come.

Do you have a friend in the military you are shopping for this holiday season? Look no further than Signs, Plaques & More for an American Eagle sculpture with personalized engraving. Whether you would like to include your friend’s name and rank on the plaque or are planning to engrave it with your own custom appreciation message, this one-of-a-kind gift is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer and say thank you for your service.

Shopping for your business partner, coworker or boss can be tough. Since you spend hours and hours with this person each week, you want to give a gift that is both thoughtful and practical – and, of course, appropriate for the work place. A customized desk clock featuring your coworker’s name and your company’s logo is an ideal gift that will look great on his or her desk.

If you are lucky enough to have a wonderful teacher that connects well with your children and values their education, finding the right holiday gift to show your appreciation is important. Consider treating your child’s favorite teacher to a marble gold and red apple engraved with his or her name. This will look great on a teacher’s desk and will be a nice reminder that parents really do care about the hard work that teachers do every day.

No matter who you are shopping for this holiday season, Signs, Plaques & More can help you find the perfect gift to make a great impression. For more ideas or to place an order, stop by our store on Holland Road in Virginia Beach or call us today at 757-463-5430.

Celebrate the End of the Year With Awards

For many, the end of the year is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous 12 months. This year, celebrate your employees or the contributions of members in your group or organization with an award from Signs, Plaques and More that will show them how much you appreciate their work and effort.

End of Year AwardsIn the beginning of the year, some business set sales goals for their employees, with the winner receiving a bonus or award. Instead of just giving your top team members a gift certificate or piece of paper to recognize them, give them an award they can proudly display on their desk. An award or plaque goes much further than a piece of paper. Not only does a plaque last longer, but it also shows that you truly value what they do day in and day out for the company.

You could do the same with someone who has contributed a great deal to your charitable organization or group. They may not be bringing in a great deal of money like a salesperson, but their efforts and dedication are what helps keep your group or organization going and succeeding. By rewarding them with a plaque thanking them, you keep them motivated and feeling appreciated, showing them that you know that they’re an incredibly valuable member of your group and vital to its success.

Speaking of recognition, you could take the opportunity to acknowledge people who have been with the company or group for a long period of time at the end of the year as well. When an employee is with a business for a very long time – especially in today’s world – it is really something special. Recognize their long standing with your business or organization with an award or plaque from Signs, Plaques and More.

Learn more about ordering awards or plaques for your team and get more information on the different kinds of products available from Signs, Plaques and More by calling us today at 757-463-5430!

Thanksgiving Fun and Trophies

We don’t know about you, but our families tend to get a little competitive during the holidays. Whether there’s a flag football game going on or a friendly pie-baking contest, there’s always discussion around the table about winning the title of “best.” So this holiday season here at Signs, Plaques and More, we say embrace it and make it fun!

Thanksgiving AwardsIf your family loves to play a few games of football while the turkey finishes roasting, you can create a slew of custom trophies to celebrate the occasion. The youngest cousin of the family can take home the MVP trophy, while the uncle who scored the most touchdowns can take home the “Most Yards Run” plaque to hang back at home. You can make signs for the winning team to take home, or get a trophy that you battle for each Thanksgiving. The winning team gets bragging rights and can display the trophy for the rest of the year – until next November’s rematch, of course! You can even customize the trophies or plaques with your family name.

When it comes to desert, who doesn’t like a little friendly competition? Why not host a baking contest among the relatives and give the lucky winner the prize plaque to celebrate their pie-baking skills. Plus, everyone will have a blast taste testing all the delicious deserts, so everybody wins!

And we can’t forget about the host: for the man or woman who always hosts Thanksgiving dinner, don’t they deserve a “Best Host” award? You can customize a plaque to read anything you want, and then give the gift once the dinner table has been cleaned up. Have everyone sign a card and write a favorite memory of Thanksgiving hosted by Best Hosts and display it with the plaque!

The possibilities are endless with our plaques, signs and trophies. Learn more about the different options for your special awards online, or call us at 757-463-5430. The holidays are coming up fast, so call soon to get the unique award you need to celebrate the season!

Get Unique Displays and Awards with Us

There are few events in life as memorable as that moment when you are handed a trophy or award for something great that you have accomplished. Whether it is getting the highest score in your bowling league, receiving a participant trophy, or being handed a lifetime achievement plaque, the act of receiving an award is a moment you will never forget.

At Signs, Plaques and More, we would like to be a part of these memories by supplying special order displays and awards that you will be presenting to that someone special. There can be an award or trophy made for any accomplishment or victory, from the most esteemed presentations to the awards that you just give out for fun.

Here are a couple of events that could warrant a custom award:

Custom PlaqueWork Anniversaries

These days, it can be rare to find someone who has spent most of their working career with one company, so when an employee hits a major milestone, like their 25-year anniversary, it should be recognized and celebrated. We can make a customized plaque that will make this milestone much more spectacular with the employee’s face, name and dates worked engraved on it. We can even make a plaque to recognize former employees or notable members of your organization who may have passed that you want to remember forever.

Fantasy Football Champion

To some, fantasy football is sometimes more important than work, and those fictional pigskin champions deserve an award when they win the season. Give us the winner’s name and the details of the contest and we can create an epic trophy that they won’t soon forget. We can even make a custom trophy for your league that can be passed between champions – or the last place team – year after year.

Sports Trophies

Custom trophies are also perfect for your own personal sports tournaments. Let’s say you have a small bowling league or a neighborhood softball tournament. You could present a custom-made trophy or plaque for these events as well. People like having something to compete for and a custom award could be the perfect option for your group!

Whatever type of trophy you decide to create, create it with Signs, Plaques and More. We take pride in every award we design, and we are thrilled to make custom items that your teammates and coworkers will treasure forever. Give us a call at 757-463-5430 or complete our special order form to get your custom award started today.

Fall Sports, Fall Tournaments, Fall Trophies

With the start of the school year not far around the corner, that means fall sports will be getting under way as well. Many of these sports have tournaments and competitions throughout the fall season and whoever comes out on top of those deserves an award. That’s where Signs, Plaques and More comes in. We have a variety of awards, plaques and trophies to recognize winners and participants in any fall sport.

Fall Sports AwardsWhen a team you’re on or you coach wins a championship or a tournament, there are few better feelings. What better way to commemorate that victory with an award or trophy from Signs, Plaques and More? We have trophies that will be great for any championship- or tournament-winning team that they will be able to cherish forever.

Not everyone can win, though, right? As for the participants who might have come up short, we’ve got them covered as well. We offer participant medals, as well, that will help all players on the field feel like their effort and hard work is appreciated.

These trophies don’t just signify a win or a tournament; they signify a memory as well. Having an award or medal from the competition is something athletes can hold on to forever and reminisce about how much fun they had playing their sport even years later.

Once the season is over, many teams have banquets to celebrate the year and have a little fun. At these events, awards are handed out as well. Signs, Plaques and More also offers plaques that coaches can give to those standout athletes on your team. It doesn’t matter if they were the MVP or the most improved, our plaques are perfect to honor those all-stars for their dedication.

Whether you’re a fall, winter or spring athlete, Signs, Plaques and More has everything you need to commemorate your victory. If you would like more information or order a trophy for an upcoming tournament, call us today at 757-463-5430!

Closing Out Your Club Sports Seasons

The summer is winding down and that means of playoffs and final games for club sports. Whatever sport you’re involved with, Signs, Plaques and More has your trophy needs covered so you can end the season on a high note.

We offer many different products that are perfect for any end-of-season event or celebration. Does your league or team have a distinctive logo or look? We can even re-create your company, organization or team logo and add something a little extra special to your trophy.

Summer Sports TrophiesFor something that can be displayed on walls, plaques are an impressive and unique alternative to the average trophy. Our laser engraving services can immortalize an individual player’s award or a team’s standing easily and quickly on one of these pieces. For another unique option, we also do engravings on medallions, which give people the option to wear their achievements around their neck – just like the Rio Olympic medalists! If you’re planning on an award ceremony, medals are a perfect option.

Of course, various trophy pieces are also available as a more traditional option. Give your team’s MVP an award they’ll cherish forever in the form of an engraved trophy with their name displayed on it.

While plaques, medallions and trophies are all excellent ways to reward achievements at the end of the summer season, they might be a little expensive for smaller leagues to afford. In these cases, we also make specialty mugs, glasses, pens, pencils, ribbons and crowns as great alternatives to recognize all the winners in your group. Contact us to find out if the item you want can be printed on or engraved for your specific needs.

No matter the sport, age group or finishing place, make sure you close out the season in style by celebrating the ones who worked so hard all summer long. To learn more about trophies, plaques and other ways to recognize your teammates and all-stars for their summer performance, call us today at 757-463-5430.

Reward Golfers with Great Award Trophies

Golf AwardsEvery winter you might find a few dedicated souls out on the golf course, but for the most part, golf is a summer sport. While it’s always fun to go out and play with family or friends, there are also a number of tournaments that lure players out during the summer months, as well.

These include tournaments for charity, club or organization championships, and, of course, the occasional corporate challenge. One of the best ways to add extra fun and prestige to these tournaments is to offer winning golfers or teams an elegant plaque or trophy.

At Signs, Plaques and More, we’ve made trophies and other special awards since 1989. We have a deep and diverse catalog that can help you find the perfect award for your event. Not only can we create a stunning trophy for your tournament’s winner, we can make awards for a number of different categories as well.

How about a trophy for the longest drive of the day? Or what about an award for closest to the pin on a short par 3? You could even give a joking commemorative plaque to the golfer who hit the most balls in the water during the round in honor of all his or her lost golf balls.

We work closely with clients in a wide array of endeavors, including businesses, schools, clubs, churches and community organizations, and golf trophies tend to be some of our most popular at this time of year. That’s probably since golf is such a challenging sport, so it’s fun to take a few moments to recognize those that played it well during a given round.

So before your next big golf tournament or event, give us a call to find the right trophies or awards for your group. Not only will it add some extra excitement to the day, it will give the winner something to take home they can be proud of. Learn more or discuss your options with us by calling 757-463-5430 today!

Plaques and Awards – No. 1 Way to Recognize Your Employees

Employee AwardsAs we approach the close of the first quarter of the new year, it is important to think about everything that has been accomplished at your company – and how you got there. Of course, the answer is your employees. Your business would not run if it weren’t for the people on the front end and those behind the scenes who help make you successful and keep the doors open day after day. With that being said, it is incredibly important to recognize your employees for their hard work and dedication to your company.

In May 2015, WorldatWork completed a study and put together a report that showed that awards are the No. 1 way that employers recognize employees.

“Approximately half of the organizations reported a positive or extremely positive effect of recognition programs on employee engagement (54 percent), motivation (48 percent) and/or satisfaction (51 percent) when only one of the four programs is used.” (Source: worldatwork.org).

When the question was asked if an organization has recognition programs in place, the results have increased – from 84 percent in 2002 to 89 percent in 2015. For those that did not have a recognition system in place, the reasons varied from that such a program would be too challenging to administer, too costly to run, their company was not large enough or they were just not interested.

When awards are given out, there are a few standards when it comes to recognizing achievement that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Some of those items include plaques, certificates of achievement, cash, gift certificates, company logo merchandise or food.

Reward programs are seen as extremely effective by employees and only drive people to continue to work hard or even to work harder to be known as someone who is truly appreciated by the company and upper management. When you have your next management meeting – if you do not already have a recognition program in place – talk with your team about developing a way to single out those leaders of your pack and give them the appreciation that they deserve.

At Signs, Plaques & More, we offer the highest quality awards in crystal or glass, acrylic or marble trophies and plaques in fine hardwoods with brass plates for personalization. Any of the products at Signs, Plaques & More will give the award recipients a tangible item as part of your recognition program. Whether to display in your office with the names of all the recipients or to order quarterly in honor of outstanding achievements, we can work with you to create a design that matches your aesthetic preferences and your budget. To learn more, call us today at 757-463-5430.