Awards and Recognition Items

Top-quality end-of-year gifts for your absolutely best people

Calendar handouts and branded bag giveaways are common end-of-year customer “thank you” gifts. And those indeed are excellent ideas. But while pens, calendars, bags and the like are long-lasting promotional products that provide an excellent cost per impression, there are other ways to help your business stand out from the crowd. What options are available if you want to reward…read more →

Ideas you can use: Welcome kits for new employees, business partners

Proper employee onboarding is an incredibly important task for business success. New employees typically decide within the first few months whether they’re going to stay long-term, and that’s key because replacing an employee can cost twice that person’s annual salary. Business owners want to hire the right people, and then they want to do all they can to retain them….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 →

Hot right now in promo marketing: gifts for animal lovers

More than half of Americans households contain a pet, and owners are spending more on their beloved animals than ever. By 2020, analysts say, the U.S. pet industry is expected to reach $96 billion in sales. What does that mean for small businesses in Bellingham and Whatcom County? For starters, it means that one way to build relationships with potential…read more →

Get ready to celebrate your best employees

Ask anyone in the business world, and they’ll tell you that employees perform better when they feel appreciated. No doubt you’ve seen this yourself: When employees feel that their work is important and that they’re valued as people, both the quality of their work and their satisfaction with their jobs can be dramatically better. One drawback, though, is that awards…read more →

Top promo products for millennials

One fourth of the United States population — 89.2 people — are millennials. All told, they have $600 billion in spending power, the most of any generation in history. And what do they rank as the most effective form of advertising? Promotional products. That’s right; this huge group of tech savvy young adults are ready and willing to take, use…read more →

Local companies turn to LaserPoint Awards for unique engraving work

Want happy employees? Tell them they’re doing a great job. One of the best ways to help employees feel fulfilled in their jobs is to recognize the amazing work they do. Want happy customers? Surprise them by going above and beyond what they expect, treating them with personalized products they can’t get anywhere else. A great many companies in Whatcom…read more →

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