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Gifts for the coffee lover in all of us

Whatcom County loves its coffee. Many options are at our disposal for enjoying our daily cup, from tasty drive-throughs to artisanal sidewalk cafes to our very own comfortable kitchens. Bellingham recently was named by National Geographic as one of the country’s Top 10 small cities for coffee lovers. What’s more, two local coffee shops were recently recognized for excellence —…read more →

Patriotic gifts to help businesses celebrate the summer holidays

How many patriotic holidays can you think of that are celebrated in the United States each year? The National Archives lists no fewer than nine, and their list doesn’t even include Patriot Day, which is celebrated every year on September 11. The National Archives list includes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Constitution…read more →

Benefits of embroidery for custom clothing

LaserPoint Awards & Promotional Solutions has been embroidering products for business clients in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County for many years, and in that time we’ve noticed a number of reasons that customers keep returning to embroidery for customizing clothing. Work uniforms, team sports gear, commemorative jackets, ballcaps, polo shirts — all lend themselves well to embroidering that looks great…read more →

By the numbers: Do promotional gifts really work?

When you give someone a promotional product, they’ll generally keep it for around eight months, on average. That’s according to research from the Advertising Specialty Institute, which regularly produces a bunch of data on this type of advertising. As a recent article in Forbes points out, eight months is a whole lot longer than your average digital advertisement hangs around….read more →

LaserPoint: A story of friendship, tenacity and thankfulness

We’ve been in business for a long time at LaserPoint Awards and Promotional Solutions, and near the end of every year, we find ourselves looking back at the time we’ve been able to spend together as husband and wife serving the wonderful Bellingham and Whatcom County communities. To celebrate the community and to express our thankfulness for all you do…read more →

Employee uniform options for winter weather

You may have heard that uniforms are all the rage these days. Companies throughout Whatcom and Skagit counties are outfitting their employees in company uniforms to help present a cohesive, unified and classy image to customers. After all, studies have shown that uniforms can both improve an organization’s presentation and contribute to team members’ confidence in serving customers. But how…read more →

In business, be sure you’re rewarding your top-notch employees

Bellingham business owners and managers: What are you doing to show your employees how much you appreciate their great work? Research has shown that while recognition is important, some employee award programs can actually de-motivate valuable team members. How can employee awards backfire? In an effort to inspire lower-performing employees, many companies start programs that give extra incentives for those…read more →

Laser engraving: What is it, and what is it good for?

Simply put, laser engraving is the use of a high-heat laser to remove surface material from an object. Because engraving machines are precisely computer-controlled, the patterns they can cut range from simple lettering (to mark a name on a watch or iPad, for example) to complex images (such as engraving a photograph into a wooden plaque). Sounds cool, right? Even…read more →