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.

  • Need ideas for wording on an awards? See the Thesaurus.

  • 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.

  • Talk to us. We are here to help you.

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    Crystal with Braille Inscription

    RCB Awards has seen lots of unique crystal awards, but this project for ASQ (American Society for Quality), was a first for us. The customer wanted a crystal pen holder, two sided, with a greeting in braille. This was to be at the check in desk for a large meeting they were having. Since the etching process typically cuts into the crystal, this would leave recessed braille dots that would be too difficult for a finger touch to decipher.

    After much discussion over this with the customer, it was decided to break each of the designs in half, and the braille portion would be placed at the bottom and would be done as a reverse. This would etch away the background and leave the dots raised, and the text in the top portion would be done traditionally with the letters recessed.

    There is no braille translation of the ASQ logo, so that was not part of the braille portion. The actual piece turned out exactly as planned, with raised dots of braille for trained people to "read".

    Because the glass has a two sided etch, this photo does not do it justice, but you can see how the reverse portion on the bottom turned out, with the raised dots left un-etched while the background glass is removed.

    Matt Scholtes of Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement, Inc of Milwaukee was instrumental in providing the information necessary for us to etch this project according to the braille standards.

    For more information on custom etching of crystal and unique crystal awards, contact RCB Awards.

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    Monday, July 22, 2013

    Fantasy Football Trophies

    Fantasy Football Trophies are in demand from most league commissioners. These trophies are designed to hold a number of plates on each side of the base, allowing the winner each year to display his name.
    They can be inexpensive, as low as $85, or they can be similar to the big league trophy and cost several thousand. Typically, the commissioner unscrews a plate each year and sends it in to be engraved. To see a selection, go to Fantasy Football Trophies.

    Many of the trophies made by RCB Awards are hand made, so you may need to allow extra time to have them made for you.

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