Planning Your March Basketball Event: Five Fun Ideas for Your Business

If you are a business owner or are in charge of special events for your office team, the month of March is full of possibilities for planning a fantastic basketball-themed event. 1. Have an Open House  Schedule a basketball-themed open house for your business. A perfect way to attract new customers and clients, offer visitors goodies and basketball-themed giveaways while they learn about your business or organization. 2. Plan a Tournament Office Party  Plan a pot-luck lunch party at the office with popular hot dishes and appetizers. Ask everyone to choose to make a dish from one region of the tournament- East, West, Midwest and South. Place some basketball hoops around the office for some work day fun!                     3. Throw a Game Day Viewing Event  If you own or plan events for a hospitality business such as a sports bar, … Read More

7 Fun Ways to Motivate Employees

The word “work” isn’t usually synonymous with fun, but it can be! Adding a little bit of fun into the work day can motivate your employees to be more productive and can boost workplace morale. Building a positive work environment is better for everyone involved and can be a huge factor in retaining your most valuable asset- a hardworking and trustworthy staff. Here are 7 ideas to help you do just that: Special Days Break up the office routine by throwing a Pizza or Ice Cream Party. It is a nice opportunity for employees to spend time together doing something fun and it is a great way to thank your staff for meeting their goals. Staff Shout-Outs Recognize staff and celebrate successes with shout-outs. Ask employees to generate new ideas and then place them on a sticky note and attach to a bulletin board.  Did an employee go above and … Read More

Promote with Purple: 2018 PANTONE® Color of the Year

  These last few months of winter can feel drab and colorless, so what better time to add some “pow!” to your promotion or event than now, with PANTONE®’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet. Every year the PANTONE Color Institute selects a color trend that they feel will make an impact in the world of fashion and decorating, and this year that color is Ultra Violet. According to Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, “The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” Not only will shades of purple bring attention to your organization or brand, but can also help to establish your identity as both modern and in touch with their customers or consumer base. We have many product options that fall within … Read More

Six Ways to Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Stress Awareness month is recognized in April, however it is important to build in workplace activities and morale boosters for your employees throughout the year. Promotional products are a great vehicle for showing your staff that you care about their happiness and well-being. Here are six easy and affordable ways to promote mental and physical wellness at work and reduce stress among your employees.     1. Encourage breaks Encourage your employees to take a short stretch break once every hour and build in several longer breaks throughout the day, when employees can have a meal, snack or a cup of tea or coffee. Mental and physical breaks are important and can increase productivity. Giving each employee a custom ceramic mug filled with mints or other sweet treats is another way to show you care about each and every one of them.           2. Aromatherapy Aromatic essences … Read More

5 Gift Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day is on March 3 and is a perfect time to show your appreciation to your staff and thank them for the hard work they put in all year round.  A customized gift that can be taken home and enjoyed and is a great way to say thank you to your co-workers and staff. Here are five thoughtful promotional product gift ideas, based on our top-sellers, that are sure to be a hit!   1. Drinkware                     From water bottles  to tumblers, to ceramic mugs, custom imprinted drinkware is always a popular gift idea as it is something everyone can use. Whether it’s to encourage your staff to take a break with a nice cup of tea, or to make sure they drink enough water during the work day, drinkware is a great way to show your staff that … Read More

Big Game Party Checklist: 7 Football-Themed Event Essentials

If your office or team is planning a football-themed party for the big game, you will want to get a head start. This handy checklist will make it easy to put it all together in time for the “super” event you’ve been waiting for all season. ◊ Paper Goods Football-themed paper plates and napkins are essentials for any party and are a great place to start. Add your company logo and choose the colors of the team you are cheering for. ◊ Decorations Add confetti to the center of the tables and place helium balloons around the room to add some color and visual interest. Tie a balloon to each centerpiece with the table number on it if you are using a seating chart. ◊ Food and Drinks Nachos, hot dips and buffalo chicken wings are the most popular food choices for football parties, and icy cold sodas and beer … Read More

February is American Heart Month: 5 Ways to Spread Awareness

Whether you are a hospital, school or business, promotional products can be a great way to make health and wellness information more engaging and when taken home, can serve as an important reminder to make heart-heathy choices all year. Wear Red on National Wear Red Day Wearing red on National Wear Red Day (which takes place this year on February 3, 2017) is a great way to show your support for the cause and get the word out. Custom imprinted hats and t-shirts make great giveaways at schools, awareness events, health fairs and at the office to promote heart-healthy habits.               Build in Fitness Breaks Encourage stretching, walking and yoga breaks at the office and at school to increase physical activity among students and employees. Give out prizes as incentives, such as a stickers and balloons and send them home with a heart-shaped hot/cold … Read More

How to Manage Holiday Stress

The holidays represent fun, festivity, and celebration, but often they are also accompanied by competing demands, such as work vs. family, generosity vs. financial responsibility, and fitness vs. indulgence. Expectations of perfection can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed! Help your team mitigate holiday stress with these soothing tactics and tools: 1. Take time out. With several consecutive weeks of special events and gift giving, it can be difficult both to focus and to relax—but practicing self-care is essential during this busy season. Turn an office or other workplace into a frenzy-free zone with essential oils and calming coloring books. Just 15 minutes of quiet alone time can make a big difference to wellbeing.             2. Avoid interpersonal drama. When surrounded by people and activity, it’s easy to become entangled in social tensions and competition. After all, none of us is at our best when tired and … Read More

Your Guide to Winter Skin Care

Winter offers the festivity of the holidays and the special magic of snow sports, but it also means tough conditions for our bodies–especially our skin. Keep your skin in top shape this winter with these skincare tips and tools! 1. Stay hydrated: One of the best ways to keep your skin from drying out is by increasing your water intake. Even if you don’t feel as thirsty as you do during hot summer weather, you should drink consistently throughout the day to avoid dehydration. A light, BPA-free water bottle makes steady sipping easy (and cute!). Try the skinny insulated or poly-squeeze–either can be tossed in your purse or fit in a car cupholder. 2. Moisturize regularly: Regular application of quality creams and lotions is your best bet for replenishing the moisture that dry winter air poaches from your skin. Layer on cream right after a shower, when pores are open. … Read More

Prep for Your Pop-Up Shop

As the retail industry adjusts to more online purchasing, pop-up shops are growing in popularity. Popups are an easy, affordable, and efficient way to connect in-person with customers, showcase products and promote a brand. Plus, they can occur anywhere from a street corner to inside a larger store! Is a popup right for your business? Here are a few things to consider and some tips for success: Make your brand the center of your display. You’ll need signage and decorations to attract attention and generate interest. Try a bright, welcoming table cover, a stand-up or hanging banner, or a folding display board. Stand out with a bright balloon cluster. Find the right location. Websites like are a great way to find short-term retail locations in major cities around the country. Have the right staff. Whoever represents your company should reflect your values and be warm, energetic, and informed. The … Read More

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