We give an award to the top sales guy, to the person with 25 years of service, to the truck driver with 1 million miles without a chargeable accident. We believe in the power of recognition. The why we do it may seem obvious, but it is a lot more than that.

We use recognition to:

  • Create a culture within the company that affects every attitude.

  • Say thanks and applaud success.

  • Teach others what we as an organization want to achieve.

  • Increase retention of employees.

  • Support Mission and Values.

  • Engage employees.

  • Encourage loyalty.

  • Increase customer satisfaction.

  • In summation, we believe in using recognition everyday to improve the bottom line. If that's important to you, then we're speaking the same language. Come with us on this journey.

    Take a look at the topics we have and see if we can help you with your recognition programs.

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  • Want to implement a sales award program but need to present the concept to management? Check out Sales Awards: An Overview.

  • Want to know the inside scoop on the Lombardi Trophy or the Oscars? Take a look at our ongoing series on Famous Awards.

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    Thursday, July 29, 2010

    George Carlin: 7 Dirty Words

    Jim Stingl | In My Opinion

    Carlin’s words immortalized, sort of

    I’ve always liked that Tom Petty lyric: “Think of me what you will, I’ve got a little space to fill.” Today, for instance.
    • Curt Denevan and his company, RCB Awards, ran with my idea in a recent column to mark the spot at Summerfest where comedian George Carlin was arrested. I contend it’s the most famous event in the fest’s history.
    The folks at RCB, 8000 W. Capitol Drive, designed some nice artwork for a plaque, framed it up and delivered it to Summerfest. They’re not asking for any payment. The firm manufactures corporate awards.
    Included in the design is a photo of Carlin being led away by Milwaukee police after he delivered his bit about the seven words you can’t say on television. The photo was snapped by Mark Goff, then a freelance photographer who happened to be at the show on July 21, 1972.
    If Summerfest bites, the plaque would be placed in the northeast corner of the grounds, where the main stage was at that time.
    I got a mixture of feedback to the idea from readers. My fear is that Summerfest will wilt under the criticism from those who think marking the spot glorifies Carlin, who died in June. It wouldn't, not any more than a plaque at the spot of a presidential assassination attempt glorifies the gunman.
    For more information, contact RCB Awards at 1-800-929-9110.