Laser Engraved Shield Plaques Given to Colorado State Senators

The age old plaque, an elegant and popular way to recognize, reward and motivate.

Colorado State Senator Kevin Lundberg, holding award (Photo By: Amy Nunnally), from the Patriot League

Colorado State Senator Kevin Lundberg, holding award (Photo By: Amy Nunnally), from the Patriot League

One of the best parts of being in the awards business, is we get to help make a difference in the lives of individuals and businesses as they further their goals, which is one of our goals as a business.

Watching the video below was encouraging for our team, as we got to see our work encourage others!

Watch as Colorado State Senators and Representatives receive Shield Shaped Plaques laser engraved by LazerDesigns, given by The Pillar Project. Thank you for letting us be a part of your event!

Plaques have been given for decades to commemorate special occasions and honor special individuals.  Whether an expression of gratitude, achievement, or reward, the spacious surface of a plaque offers more than adequate space to send your message.

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Cutter and Buck Discount Codes

Embroidered Cutter & Buck Polo

Embroidered Cutter & Buck Polo

Cutter and Buck clothing is high quality, comfortable, easy to care for and professional looking.

Are you looking for Cutter and Buck discount codes? We have several promotions going on for Cutter and Buck clothing – plus, this includes your logo or text embroidered on the clothing!

Free shipping for orders over $250 • Order Minimum: $250.
• Shipping to lower 48 in USA.
20% off for BLANK, non imprinted C&B apparel • Minimum order: $75
• Choose “Nothing” from “What to Embroider” box
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No Minimum Order when Personalizing • None! Already shown on website
Order more than 6 of any Cutter & Buck apparel item, and receive volume discounts based on qty! • All items must be ordered at same time. Just add them all to your basket to receive volume discounts on all items (as long as total quantity in basket is more than 6)

Now start purchasing and enjoy your Cutter & Buck Apparel at a lower price!

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Custom Laser Engraved Thor Hammer

Custom Engraved Thor Hammer

Custom Engraved Thor Hammer

When you need something unusual laser engraved, where do you turn?

If you’re Thor, you turn to Lazer Designs. With our state of the art technology, knowledgeable and friendly staff, the Sons of Odin deem us worthy.

Need your Thor hammer engraved? Or anything else for that matter? Visit our custom engraving page to learn more and get started.

See the video of the Thor hammer being laser engraved below.

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10 Great Ideas for Corporate Anniversary Gifts That Employees Will Love

When it’s time to find corporate anniversary gift ideas, it can feel impossible to come up with something that everyone will love. Traditional gifts are boring, predictable, and unlikely to inspire motivation. But, if you try to get creative it may come off as cheesy instead.

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There has to be a way to celebrate employee anniversaries with gifts that won’t get tossed immediately. The key is to find items that are practical enough to be used in an employee’s real life and luxurious enough to feel like a treat.

Keep in mind that not every anniversary merits the same gift. Employees who have been with the company just a handful of years will love seeing their tenure celebrated, but one and five year corporate anniversary gifts should be simple. Keep the budget for these items between $25 and $75.

Employees who have the dedication to stick with a company for 10 or 15 years need a larger gift to increase their motivation.  Look for something in the $125 to $250 range for these hard workers. Reward people who have spent the bulk of their careers with the company with a gift costing around $350 to $500.


With that in mind, here are 10 corporate gift ideas to ensure your employees are happy and loyal (and their trash cans don’t start filling up with all your past gifts):


Wine Box

Customized Wine Box

Wine Boxes:  Unique and unexpected, wine boxes are a fun way to celebrate accomplishments. Plain boxes are perfect for the early anniversaries. More elaborate boxes, complete with corkscrews and other tools, are nice upgrades for longer-term employees. For a fun addition to this gift, add a bottle of wine from the year the employee started with the company.


Time Away:  After their years of hard work, what better way to reward your employees than by giving them time off?  Consider presenting your employees with a paid day off, a travel voucher, a stay at a hotel, or a plane ticket. A gift like that, and your employees will not only understand your appreciation but come back from their vacation feeling refreshed and ready to go.


Outdoor Gear: Maybe your employee is a lover of the great outdoors and enjoys hiking or camping. Consider presenting them with a nice jacket to keep them warm on trails and camping trips. Or try giving them a Trek Light hammock that they can carry with them and string up wherever their heart desires. Just don’t be too surprised if they love it so much that you find it hanging in their office or cubicle.


personalized flashlight giftQuality Flashlights:  Everyone needs a reliable flashlight, but no one thinks to purchase a nice one until they really need it. The beauty of this gift is that it can grow as the employee does. Miniature and key-chain lights are excellent gifts for newer employees, while full-sized lights in gift packaging are nice gifts for those who have been around longer.


Coffee Gift Cards:  Long workdays depend on caffeine. With many employees forking over a chunk of their paycheck to the local coffee shop, a gift card for the latte or espresso of their choice is a welcome gift. Start with a small denomination and increase the amount the longer an employee serves.


Cold Weather Comfort: With colder seasons just around the corner, keep your employee warm and cozy by giving them high-quality boots or gloves from a well-known brand like Ugg or Sorel. If you don’t know their style or size, make it a gift card and let them get in on the fun of choosing an item. Every time they slip on those boots or gloves, they’ll remember their years of service.


cutting boardsQuality Cutting Boards:  Chopping vegetables and prepping food is a chore that is made easier with nice tools.  Not only is a quality cutting board a practical and beautiful gift, it is also a blank slate for your company’s logo, and will be in use for years, if not decades.


Movie Gifts Cards:  Maintaining work-life balance is one of the keys to staying motivated on the job. However, grueling schedules and long workdays often have employees forgoing fun activities. Gift cards to a local cinema allow employees to take their mind off the office. Rather than just including enough for a single ticket, consider gifting enough to make it a family outing.


Digital Camera:  Even in the age of the smart phone, there are certain images that just have to be captured with a high quality camera. Show your employees how much they’re valued by giving them a digital camera to help them commemorate everything from family vacations to birthdays. No matter the picture, such a gift will surely remind your employees of how much they are valued.


Tablet or E-Reader: Does your employee spend their spare time or lunch break with their nose buried in a book? Try giving them an e-reader or tablet! Such a gift will help them feel special, and it will also let them know that you pay attention. Make the gift extra special by giving them the tablet preloaded with a couple of popular books or something you think they might enjoy.


As hard as it seems to come up with good gifts for corporate anniversaries, a little out-of-the-box thinking and personalization goes a long way. And, hopefully these ideas will give you a little inspiration and a head start!

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4 Ways Your Small Business Can Maximize Facebook on a Budget

Because your small business is on a budget, you don’t have thousands of dollars to throw at advertising. You do have Facebook, though. It’s an effective tool that helps you engage your existing customer base, attract new customers, and build your brand. And you can achieve all these goals on a budget when you maximize Facebook in these four ways.

1. Create a fan page.

Most of your customers are active on social media, so join them and create a Facebook fan page.

This is the most basic step, and you should get started right away so you can start building a fan base.  Then you can request your custom URL (IE,

You have to get to 25 fans before you can request it, so get started today! (Click here for step by step on how to setup custom Facebook URL’s, and here for how to setup a Facebook account)

2. Post engaging content.

You might manufacture a very technical widget, but that doesn’t mean your content has to be dry or boring. Instead, use everyday language and write short posts that:

  • Answer common customer questions.
  • Invite conversations about daily life.
  • Share staff stories.
  • Tell a story about your brand.
  • Focus on sales only 20 percent of the time.

3. Post regularly.

Even your most loyal customers grow bored easily. Keep them engaged when you post content at least three to five times a week. These posts can include:

4. Focus on the relationship.

Sure, you want to increase sales, but customer service comes first. To do that, stay active and answer questions and concerns quickly.

Stay up-to-date on comments, posts, and questions with a service that automatically emails you updates, such as Hyper Alerts.

When you maximize your small business Facebook account, you build your brand and engage new and existing customers. Get started today!

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Engraved Wine Box Review VIDEO

Engraved wine boxes make beautiful gifts, and are the perfect way to showcase your gift of wine!

Our personalized wine boxes have felt interiors, which cradle your wine bottle inside, and include tools in the lid, completing the gift. Perfect end of year gifts for your customers, or wedding gifts!

To get more info or purchase the wine boxes in this video, see these links:


We’re going to review some of our most popular wine boxes.

This is our rosewood finish wine box, which looks great with gold or silver fill.

Most of our single wine boxes have the same set of tools:

  • a foil cutter
  • a pourer
  • a stopper
  • and a 3 function corkscrew. The corkscrew includes a knife, a bottle opener, and a boot lever.

They all have a nice soft velveteen lining to cradle your bottle of wine, and a cover to protect the wine from the tools.

Our 2nd most popular wine box is our black finish box, which looks stunning with silver fill. It features a gold lining and the same set of tools.

Our 3rd most popular is our bamboo wine box, which looks great just straight engraved with no color fill, comes out nice and dark on the lid.

It has a nice black lining to show off your wine gift, and the tools on this one actually have bamboo on them as well.

On the higher end we have our piano finish wine box, which comes in a single or double box. The double box has 2 pourers and a wine thermometer.

We also have a high gloss burlwood finish, which falls between the piano finish wine box and the basic rosewood finish box in price.

To personalize and get more info on these wine boxes, click here to go to our website.


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Engraved Rescue Knife Review And Comparison – How Do They Compare? VIDEO

Rescue knives are great tools to have on hand, a tool to have close by when you need it.

The term rescue knife usually refers to a knife that includes a seat belt cutter and window breaker, and sometimes other features.

Below, we review and compare our top selling models of rescue knifes – the Black Rescue Knife, the Red or Blue Rescue Knife, and the Compact Rescue Knife.

Click here to see them, buy them, personalize them and gift them – makes great groomsmen gifts and safety awards!


This is the black rescue knife, one of our most popular models, really popular for wedding party gifts, groomsmen, best man, ushers. Also a great safety award.

Most rescue knives like this one have a seat belt cutter and a glass breaker tip.

When opening, this one is 8″ long and has a serrated blade, and a tanto tip. The handle is anodized aluminum and lasers white and the blade lasers silver.

The colored rescue knife comes in red and blue, and is very similar in design and size. The blade lasers black, and is full fine edge, instead of serrated like the black one. The anodized aluminum handle lasers white, just like the black one.

These are made in the USA, as is the Compact Rescue Knife, which is just over 3″ long and has a just over 2″ long blade. The handle lasers white and the blade lasers silver on this one.

This one is also made in the USA, and I think it is easier to pocket carry than the long ones.

In summary,

  • the compact rescue knife is easier to carry in your pocket than the longer ones
  • the compact and the red and blue knives are made in the USA
  • while the black knife has the partially serrated blade.

My personal favorite is the black rescue knife, with its partially serrated blade, great for go-bags, backpacks and rescue workers.

If I was trying to go lighter weight, I’d go with the compact rescue knife.

All are good fits for glove boxes in cars in case of emergencies.

To personalize any of these rescue knives, follow this links:

Thanks for watching! Which knife will you use or give away? Why do you like it?

(Be sure to watch the end where you can see how each rescue knife fits in a pocket)


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