If you’re looking to get the most out of your employees, nothing beats a well-timed pat on the back. Employee recognition is an important practice in any workplace, and business owners with well-…
*/ Recognizing and rewarding employees’ dedication and contributions is essential year-round, but it can be especially necessary during the summer. People often imagine their summer months filled…
*/ One important, but often overlooked, element of creating recognition awards for your organization’s members, employees or volunteers is choosing the right wording. There are no set rules for…
As summer approaches, many business owners and organization leaders find their schedules filling up with annual conferences, conventions, trade shows and expos. Whether through networking or tabling…
Florida State Rowing is a club program of student-athletes who train and compete throughout the Southeast region year-round. Its home is Lake Talquin, where they keep their fleet, equipment and get…
Whether you’re planning an end-of-year awards ceremony for students or a large conference awards banquet, there are some common steps that you’ll need to take during the planning process. Hosting an…
You heard it here first — it’s officially graduation season.  As the end of spring slowly approaches, young adults everywhere are anxiously waiting to take their next big step in life. With six…
Whether it’s an award for growth, performance or community involvement, being recognized for excellence can help a business establish credibility and gain publicity. Winning an award can help…
We often talk about the benefits of employee recognition in business, but it is equally important in volunteer organizations. It is essential that nonprofits have a robust and structured volunteer…
As business owners and managers, it can be easy to get so caught up with your day-to-day responsibilities that you forget to make time to celebrate the people who help make your business successful…
While there is often debate about the purpose of participation awards in today’s youth sports leagues, one point that critics and advocates can agree on is the need to recognize players for their…
We’ve all seen it –  the rows of bright red gifts filling the isles of your local drugstores signaling the approaching Valentine’s Day holiday. Instead of snatching an ”I Love You” Teddy bear and a…
From pens to coffee mugs, promotional items have long been used as a tool for business owners and managers to raise awareness about their products and services. Incorporating promotional products…
A business is only as good as the people who work there, so it’s important for business owners to communicate their appreciation for them, and sometimes that goes beyond words. The goals of the…
In the age of smartphones, text messaging and social media, it is rare to receive a handwritten letter or note in the mail, which makes them even more meaningful for both the sender and recipient.…
It's the start of August, which means time to get back into the school mode. For some kids, the change in teachers, new friends, and new grade can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many ways we…
Summer is typically the best time for family vacations, but going out of town can mean needing someone to take care of your pets, collect your mail and water your plants. Neighbors can be great…
Sometimes it feels like you have to travel all over the state to find Florida’s best attractions. Trips like that can be expensive and hard to plan for families. We are lucky to live in North Florida…
As local business owners, we understand the importance of connecting with our customers in order to maintain a healthy business. Every customer interaction provides valuable feedback on how you can…
There’s nothing like the summer. The days are longer, the sun is hotter and there is something about the simpleness of it all that just makes it a great time of year. Here are some good habits to get…