Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Heart Month and The Science of Gratitude

Our latest issue of the Power of Gratitude is here! 
What better month than February to celebrate our customers, share heartfelt recognition ideas and an article that shares neuroscientist Alex Korb's research on the importance gratitude 
and how it can impact your life. 
With gratitude, 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

You Never Know!

You never know when our actions might affect someone in ways we never realize. 

Case in point, I helped a young woman who lost her car keys in the park next to our house while she walked her dog. She mentioned she was having a rough day. Her wallet was in her car, along with her cellphone, road side assistance information etc. I let her borrow my cell phone to phone her work and I called BCAA.  I calmed her down by trying to make light of the situation. We then walked back to the park to see if we could find the needle in the haystack.  I saw the sun shining on a metal object which turned out to be her car key. She was so happy and surprised, even called me an angel through her tears. She left happy and relieved. I continued on with my day not really thinking much about it. Tonight she knocked on my door with a bottle of wine and a lovely thank you note.  It was a reminder to me that we never know how our actions affect everyone in our lives strangers or not, and that there are daily opportunities to be a positive influence on others. 
Our resource page on our website  has a few thank you notes and gift tags you can download for free. 
Cheers to influencing others with gratitude!

Friday, May 20, 2016

I Love New York

View from inside the Javits Center designed by 
architect James Ingo Freed of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.

Back at 'er this week after spending time in NYC attending ICFF, the high end contemporary furniture trade show that brings international designs from accessories to wall coverings to lighting held in the Javits Center. The Stationary Show was on at the same time which was sure handy. Yes, I packed sensible shoes! Inspired by everything, from the people on the street, music, comedy show, the architecture old mix with new and the impressive flavors and service in the restaurants, 
New York never disappoints. 
Give us a holla' to hear about the new ideas we saw!
You can subscribe to our e-newsletter on our website to be the first to see them.

Central Park

View from my hotel, Viceroy, and their rooftop bar 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring is here! Out With the Old and In With the New!

It's officially Spring!
Spring is an ideal time to clean your 
corporate gift closet, revamping it with fresh ideas. 
Water bottles have come along way baby. Choose unique shapes 
to make yours stand out in a crowd! 
Choose high tech gifts that are of high quality,
not only practical but stylish and new. 
Check out these and 
more ways to recognize better this year
 in our latest issue of  Power of Gratitude.

Enjoy the season.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Seasons Greetings

Wishing everyone a holiday season filled with peace, 
love and gratitude!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Hydrate in Style as Featured in Meetings & Conventions magazine

Water bottles come and go but this one is a hit with our customers for a few reasons.
First off, the shape is unique, sure to stand out in a crowd of other water bottles. But the shape is more than stylish it is practical, fitting into pockets easily. Our customers like the imprint size. At 5.5 " high x 3.5" there is more design space for artwork and logo ensuring the item is perceived as a gift not just another promotional item with just a logo.  
Meetings & Conventions Magazine featured it in their 25 Hottest Ideas and Gifts of the Year issue
To see how your artwork would look, give us a shout and we will gladly design a virtual mock up for you. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Who do you know?!

Wow! It's hard to believe it has been 12 years since I 
was recognized by Business in Vancouver 
with their 40 under 40 award.
Some things have changed over the years, but my passion for helping companies recognize 
the people most important to their success has not.  
I'm grateful every day I get to collaborate 
with like minded people. 
Do you know a passionate individual worthy 
of the Forty under 40 distinction? 
Nominations close July 31st! 
for more information and to nominate!