Sunday, December 28, 2008
We doubled our recycling efforts both at home and at work, and are now proud to have found a home for all the packaging peanuts that we get in, rather than throwing them out, and also we recycle all of our scrap aluminum and brass. It adds up too. By recycling our cardboard and paper, we are using less trash services, which leads to less waste in the landfills. Safer for our kids, safer for us. This is just one of the many things we are doing to work towards greener methods of recognizing achievements. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to get more updates on how Bux-Mont Awards is going green in 2009!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
As 2008 comes to a close, many like to look back and reflect on the previous year and then take the opportunity to set some goals for the upcoming year. Some of us can't wait to get 2009 started. We at Bux-Mont Awards had a good year. We continued to grow and help meet more of your needs, and while a substantial rent increase has forced us to close our Harleysville location, we are going to continue to meet our Montco customers needs in every way possible. We are currently looking for a new storefront to move into somewhere in the area, and we are looking forward to announcing that when it happens. Now onto the important stuff.
A couple of our goals for 2009 include continuing to help meet your awards trophy needs, and to hopefully bring on some new members to the team who we can help. Specifically for our blog, I am going to try to bring you a new post every two days on average. This is not unattainable.
This blog is going into its third year. This past year we hit almost 80 posts, and while that is a lot of new, useful information on recognition and how we can help you; it is not nearly enough. We want to have a conversation with you through our blog. We want to better equip you with the tools needed to better utilize our products to help you build character through recognizing achievements. Whether it's corporate awards or youth sports trophies, we know exactly what maximizes the effectiveness of your recognition efforts.
We will be posting more goals in the coming days leading up to the start of 2009. Our overall goal both personal and professional is to have a better year than last year. This is our vision, this is our mission. We hope you will join us and help us achieve these goals together.
Dan is a team player at Bux-Mont Awards; the everything recognition awards & trophy store. *did we mention we do engraved signage?
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
I want to assure our customers, old and new, of two things. We are here to meet your needs and we are here for the long term. We invest a lot of the profits at Bux-Mont Awards into new technologies and education to better bring you the latest products and services.
We often times can not offer the cheapest prices on many of our products, but we do offer greater service than our competition, we promise to fix our mistakes in a timely fashion (and yours a lot of times to), and we know what you need to achieve your goals.
A lot of times if you think you know what you want, or are just shopping on price alone (we are not the most expensive out there by any means either I will have you know) you may get what you are looking for, but you won't get what you need.
We have a solution for many types of recognition need. We look for ways to help you achieve your goals. Thats what we are here for; that is what we do.
Try us and see for yourself, you won't be dissapointed.
Bux-Mont Awards is thankful for its many wonderful customers, and is looking forward to serving them in the coming year!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
So let me take this time to tell you that Bux-Mont Awards can help you this year. On a limited budget? This economy got you on a tight budget? Then maybe you should think about making your wife or husband dinner and grab a bottle of wine. In order to keep this memory alive throughout the year, get the wine bottle engraved and personalized with your loved ones name and the year to commemorate the event.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Sign up for our mailing list and receive half off your custom photo Christmas ornaments. These are perfect for the season and very versatile. You can put a photograph and add words. You could put your business logo. Local townships can have their seal put on these ornaments to create a custom Christmas keepsake year after year.
These ornaments are available at our Sellersville store at 201 N Main St. Happy Holidays to all!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of hanging the lights on our first tree bought for our first Christmas in our new house. It is really nice to have old traditions, but making new traditions with loved ones is a bit more fun I think. I am really enjoying this holidays season, the first with my new family. Trying to cherish what we have while we have it is the toughest thing to do on a daily basis.
We also took in Sellersvilles annual Winterfest festivities on Tuesday with our two kids. We enjoyed trolley rides and the crowds looked bigger than in previous years.
The answer we have for you is in the form of custom ornaments for the holidays. We can commemorate this special holiday season with your childrens grandparents. These make great gifts for the grandparents that have everything. Sample pictures below.
Monday, December 1, 2008
The annual Hometown Christmas is once again happening this Sunday the 7th at Santa Land, or St. Marks Church in Pennsburg. From 11 - noon children ages 3-6 will be decorating a gingerbread house and from 12:00 - 1:00 kids aged 7 - 10 will get their turn. Children aged 11 - 14 will decorate a breyer horse at home and drop it off between 11 and 1 for judging.
Prizes are awarded to the winners in each age group! Click here for more info
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Personalize these items today. The freeport sports bottle at a great price. The minihorn noisemaker looks great in your school colors with the team logo on it.
For those hot days the turbo mini fan and flashlight is a great incentive for fundriasing efforts.
Also available is soft stress relievers. These are a great inexpensive give away.
The perfect promotional items for sports fundraisers, promotional items, and giveaways. Your logo looks great on any of these items.
Get in the game promotions include a noisemaker, stadium cushion, can insulator and sports bottle. Inquire now for special pricing.
Monday, November 24, 2008
- Support for more Recreational Facilities
- Preserve Natural Areas
- Increase locations for outdoor concerts
Dan Bencsik, sales team member at Bux-Mont Awards, is here to spread the idea that properly recognizing achievements is the key to economic success and builds healthy lives.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Eight Aspects of the Community follow:
- Strengthen Small Town Environment
- Value Open Space
- Community Pride Civic Involvement
- Market Community Assets
- Low Impact Business
- Planned Growth
- Community Cutural Recreational Events
- Inter Municipal Interaction
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I had the opportunity this morning to attend my first event as an Upper Perk Chamber of Commerce member and it was exciting! The event was a well attending breakfast at the Upper Perkiomen School District Building. A very nice building with a great conference area. After networking we enjoyed the sounds of the Upper Perk Uptones then it was on to awesome omelets, prepared by the Culinary Students at the Western Center for Technical Studies.
After breakfast was finished we heard from the presenting sponsors Sandi Syglowski of The Family Resource Network. She talked about some of the programs they put on as well as the 40 developmental assets they stress.
There was a good time had by all, and it was nice to be able to meet and converse with new people. I am looking forward to the attending the train ride, as well as picking up a Christmas Tree at Ringing Dale Christmas Tree Farm this year. The chamber reminds us to always shop & support local businesses, especially in these trying times.
Dan is a member of the team at Bux-Mont Awards, and a new member of the Upper Perkiomen Chamber of Commerce.
Is everyone ready for the Holidays? They are rapidly approaching!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Embroidered Fleece blankets are a great way to instill that warm feeling in your customers this winter season.
There are many opportunities to utilize fleece blankets in your marketing this winter season. Especially with the current economic climate.
Possible Taglines include:
Financial Industry: Current economic climate chilling? We'll bring back that warm feeling.
Senior Gifts: High School gave me the Warm Fuzzies Seniors '08
Insurance Industry: (given for referals): You give me that warm feeling: Thanks for the referral.
Health Care: Keep warm this winter; avoid the flu
These taglines, with your logo incorporated, can be a very powerful way to build your brand.
contact Dan@promopros.com for quantity and pricing information. Contact me now, these may be on sale!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
First- Brooke Finkbeiner
Second- Tyler Silfies
Third - Madalyn Slook
Prizes (1st: $2500, 2nd: $1000, 3rd:$500 Scholarship)
The Courtney Isabella Memorial Scholarship Fund will again award $4000 in college scholarships to three Keystone drivers. In order to be eligible for the award each candidate must:
- Exhibit good sportsmanship through the Fall 2008 Keystone racing season
- Participate in at least 7 of the fall Keystone races. This could be either AA or NDR races or any comdination of AA and NDR races. Only double elimination races will count towards this participation.
- Submit an essay of at least 500 words on the following topic: "Sportsmanship: More than just playing fair"
- Complete the application form and submit with the essay.
Bux-Mont Awards congratulates you on your hard work and accomplishments!
Pancreatic Cancer kills about 35000 individuals each year and should not be taken lightly. Most people diagnosed with this cancer have their lives taken by it.
So when you are giving Thanks and filling up on the turkey, or out shopping on Black Friday; when you are recognizing alzheimers awareness month or doing something to fight national youth homeless, please take time to think about those in your life that are close to you and help us raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. Thank you.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Please visit our Sellersville store to see the World Champion Phillies Ornaments on display and for sale. These commemorative ornaments include pictures taken at the Game 5 World Series Clincher against the Ray and those Phillies.
There is no better tree ornament this holiday season.
Monday, November 3, 2008
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Friday, October 17, 2008
He gives patches for juggling, assists, goals, different soccer moves, leadership, intensity, volley, support, blood and champions patch.
Do you give patches? What do you give your players patches for? Other methods for getting them to reach for the stars? Leave your ideas in the comments and we will post when we have more ideas on getting more out of your players.
Dan provides patches for soccer teams through his work; Bux-Mont Awards
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The trophy base is often overlooked and undervalued in the overall trophy itself. After the industry moved away from metal figures the need was there to keep the weight behind the base without comprimising cost.
In youth participation trophies and tournament awards, kids often look for weight in determining the intrinsic value of the trophy itself.
ie. Trophies that weigh less equate to less effective trophies. After the metal figures (the old heaviest part of the trophy) went bye bye, we were left with all plastic trophies which cheapened the quality and lessened the effectiveness of the award. We answer this by using a base that is proportionate to the overall height of the trophy (theirs is way to small) and to make it marble; this gives the trophy a heavy feel and better accomplishes the goals of the organizations giving the awards. Just a thought.
This trophy here has a bigger base which gives it more weight. It also just looks better. The base is proportionate to the overall size of the trophy.
The effect on cost is minimal and the impact is maximized. Keep this in mind when buying trophies.
Dan Bencsik is on the sales team at Bux-Mont Awards. Email him here
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Description: Breast Cancer Awareness ribbons in pink on a black base, the perfect way to recognize the achievements of those fighting for the cure.
*Trying to do our part, for every purchase of Breast Cancer related Recognition items we are going to be donating a portion of the proceeds (from 3 - 5%) to the Susan G. Koman Foundation. And for the Cancer Ribbon Resins, we will donate 100% of the profits towards fighting for the cure.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
That said we are trying to do our part and for every purchase of Breast Cancer related Recognition items we are going to be donating a portion of the proceeds (from 3 - 5%) to the Susan G. Koman Foundation. And for the Cancer Ribbon Resins, we will donate 100% of the profits towards fighting for the cure.
Breast Cancer Awareness Resin
Description: Breast Cancer Awareness ribbons in pink on a black base, the perfect way to recognize the achievements of those fighting for the cure.
Size: 7 1/2 x 6 x 4
Dan Bencsik of Bux-Mont Awards writes this in memory of Grandma Watchous, who lost the battle to breast cancer.
Monday, September 29, 2008
We have made these awards for the last 10 plus years and have had the opportunity to produce with honor and great care the prestigious awards that some amazing individuals and businesses have recieved. Greg accepted the award with great pride knowing that his name was put in the records with the other previous winners.
Greg has led Bux-Mont Awards to double digit revenue growth that is as much an indication of the great care and responsibility that goes into making the numerious awards for those in the Bucks and Montgomery Counties as it is vindication for the amount of hard work and great care taken in responding to his many customers needs.
Bencsik has single handedly taken this company from a home based start up to what it is today; a robust recognition business with two locations that not only focuses on corporate recognition and awards, but also promotional recognition, signage and badges, donor recognition and team apparel. Who knew recognition was associated with so many different needs of a vast number of companies and organizations. Greg led the team here to double digit revenue growth in 4 of the previous 5 years, with only the expansion into the Montgomery County providing a break from this growth.
This revenue growth is not whats important to us and not why we won the award; this Award was won because, through enabling our customers to better recognize achievements, we are helping our community grow and thrive. Recognition of achievements is important, so important to the people who receive it that it is a driver of economic development. We help our customers recognize achievements effectively because it is important to us.
Whether it's helping your kids stay involved in youth sports, helping your staff feel appreciated, or saying thank you to your teachers retiring, we like to help you do it better. Our staff knows how to effectively give recognition in these ways and more, and we like to help you do it better. We don't just make recognition products, we make recognition products better. Greg deserved this years Business Achievement Award not for where we have been, but for where we help you go.
*update: links to photo album here. We are going to be adding to this album as more pictures become available. Check back soon!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Enjoying doing what it takes to disseminate the best recognition practices, we take our job seriously and we think we do a pretty darn good job.
cnnsi.com has some photos from the games. There is a little more notoriety surrounding Oscar Pistorius a single leg amputee who made a run at the Olympic games in track. There was a lot of discussion whether he should be permitted to compete in the Olympic games because his prosthetic leg enabled him to run just as fast using less energy than a real leg. In the end the discussion was moot as he did not qualify for the games.
Post written by Adam Bencsik, Communications Team Leader at Bux-Mont Awards
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Taking place the weeknd of September 6th and 7th this year, John Eustice, owner of Sparta Cycling, created the Univest Grand Prix. Now in its 11th year the race is one of only thirteen Union Cyclist International (UCI)-ranked professional road cycling competitions for men in the United States with more than 150 professional riders from 20 countries competing.
Outside of the Bux-Mont Awards, Bikeworks and The Harleysville Hotel is the Leidy's Sprint. The racers come right by us and the excitement ensues. The Harleysville Hotel was out grilling and providing free water for all. The weather held out and we were able to see the racers come by us at tremendous speeds. Check out the videos below of the Leidy's Sprint. The racers are on their way into Green Lane for a king of the mountain competition and will be greated by the Green Lane Scottish Irish festival and their bag pipers!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Quality awards reward achievement, and junk does not, it's as simple as that. You don't get to the front of the pack by playing second rate, and top tiered athletes or even those that try their hardest and give it their all do not want junk. Junk is ineffective for any purpose. Quality recognition helps to build brighter futures and inspires achievement.
What are your thoughts?
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The ineffective kind often finds its way to the trashcan or the back of a shelf fairly quickly. These types of recognition products are often referred to as dust collectors and in the most severe cases trash.
Effective recognition inspires and invigorates the receiver to continue to strive to achieve. These types of recognition awards and trophies are often times cherished for a lifetime and the stories of the victory or success is often times repeated again and again. Jimmy Rollins MVP trophy fits this category. I think that Aaron Rowand will be talking about his gold glove for some time.
We shouldn't forget that for kids, effective recognition goes great distances towards building brighter futures and is imperative for some youth to keep them striving to try their hardest and keep wanting to come back year in and year out. This is omething that dust collectors can't do and a great reason to make sure your awards and recognition retailers are specialists in their fields.
What are your thoughts on effective recognition vs. dust collectors? Please comment...
Monday, May 12, 2008
Quakertown Alive is hosting it's 9th annual arts alive festival on Saturday, May 17th. This event is a good time to be had by all and includes a number of things to do that celebrates the arts.
With close to 100 artists and crafters and live performances going on all day, downtown Quakertown comes alive on this Saturday to help spread the arts to all. Included in the activities are musical performances, horse drawn carriage rides, magicians and much more.
Check out Quakertown Alives Arts Alive page for more information. Hope to see you there!
Quakertown Alive! is a volunteer-driven, non-profit community development organization in Quakertown, Pennsylvania based on the principles of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and its Four-Point Main Street Approach. See "About QA!" at left for additional information.
Friday, April 18, 2008
There are many great things about this time of the year. The plants are starting to bloom and signs of spring can be seen everywhere.
The athletic fields are starting to get used again, and signs of new life are everywhere.
I just want to take the time to remind everyone that we need to practice good sportsmanship and remind all parents that these games are played for the kids enjoyment.
It is hardwork to play a long season for everyone involved, and it is even harder to have your kids playing while you are volunteering and coordinating the bigger picture.
As parents we need to realize all the hardwork and dedication the kids put into playing youth sports, and also the parents and volunteers work that goes into getting the kids to practice and the games, and volunteering to help out in youth sports organizations where it is very desperately needed.
Thank you and your participation and involvement does not go unrecognized. The smiles on the kids face s when they get that participation trophy or win the big game against the undefeated foe, or make the playoffs when no one thought they could is proof enough. Keep up the good work.
Dan Bencsik rounds out the recognition team at Bux-Mont Awards and Engraving Services and awardsreward.com
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
This plaque is right for the following reasons:
- Digital Imprinting: This thing is done with the newest technologies to keep your school spirit up to date.
- Full Color Logo: Gone are the days of the same old engraved award. These plaques utilize technology to bring your award to life.
- MVP Awards
- Scholar Athlete Awards
- Coaches Awards
We here at Bux-Mont Awards have put an awful lot of thought into recognition, and one of the things that diffentiate us from them is our willingness to learn, to adopt new technologies and to not be afraid to fail.
We do this for you, our customer, so that you may have the absolute best when it comes to recognition products. Below we will highlight what we have found to be the perfect high school scholar athlete award.
Check the full photo set here.
Monday, April 7, 2008
- Deep Run Soccer: Deep Run Soccer has a tradition of being an excellent club to play for. Their intramural and travel teams have consistently been among the best in the area. Deep run has provided the Pennridge High School teams with many qualified soccer players. They also implemented the TOPS program that enable special needs kids to play organized soccer.
- Harleysville Soccer: We recently celebrated the 1 year anniversary of the opening of our new Harleysville store and since we have been here we have heard nothing but good things about the Harleysville Soccer Club. Their Previous President wrote a great article about the benefits of volunteering that I posted to this blog and he continues to be instrumental in providing the quality leadership needed to make a quality organization. Its amazing how they, like Deep Run, can consistently inspire so many individuals to volunteer their time and efforts to enable the club to run. My hats off to Harleysville Soccer and their youth sports endeavors. I had a chance to talk with Jack Stacey about the club when he was in ordering the awards for their upcoming Golf Outing Fundraiser.
- Quakertown Soccer Club: The Quakertown Soccer Club continues to be one of the most well maintained clubs in the area. The Quakertown Soccer Club runs a great indoor program and it's officers go to great lengths to ensure that the participants achievements are properly recognized. Using custom medals as participation awards, this club effectively recognizes achievements in ways that increase participation in the program and decrease turnover from the lower levels to the top. The QSC is good at what they do: growing soccer fans and players for generations to come.
- Souderton Area Intramural Soccer League (SISL): Sisl has been a great customer of our for a number of years. Their club also uses a custom participation medal for their tournaments. These guys take care in selecting the trophies they use and we work with them to find an effective awards within their budget. They see direct benefits from utilizing proper recognition through youth participation. I can't tell you how many times I have been somewhere and got into a discussion about how so and so's kids just love playing SISL.
- Pennridge Yellowjackets Soccer Club: Pennridge has had a great program implemented for a number of years now. They have a great tournament they put on every April and have an intramural session that runs for 8 weeks in June and July. Their league officers truly care about the kids well-being and they consistently went above and beyond what most clubs could afford to ensure that the kids efforts didn't go unrecognized.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
If you need immediate assistance please contact me, Dan Bencsik at 215.701.4652. When calling this number you will be asked to leave your name and then be put on hold while the service contacts both the Harleysville and Sellersville stores as well as my cell phone. You are sure to get a human voice when you call that number and thats how we like it!
I suggest anyone who can to come to the North Penn Business Fair. It looks like a good one!
Thanks for your understanding and I look forward to giving you updates!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Our trade organization bailed on their east coast show, so unfortunately, in a cost saving measure, we were unable to attend their national show in Las Vegas. Fortunately for us our suppliers care enough to gather us together to keep us educated.
We like education. We like to assure our customers that we have the know how it takes to ensure their needs our met. We pride ourselves on our knowledge, and we look forward to showing you we have what it takes to meet your trophies and awards needs!
Dan Bencsik is sales manager at Bux-Mont Awards a recognition company serving its customers since 1991.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Bux-Mont Awards, a recognition solutions company, has instituted a new banana brain award for the employee who exemplifies the least amount of brain matter within the organization.
Designed to encourage poor performance, the bananna brain awards sure to make people strive to achieve new lows. Don't let your employees poor attitudes go unrecognized, make them the next recipient for the bird brain award!
oh and april fools! ;)
Dan Bencsik heads sales and marketing at Bux-Mont Awards, the recognition right company
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thats right it's starting to get to that time of year! Sign-ups are starting and teams are forming. Lets not forget the many lessons kids learn and the vast amount of exercise they get from their participation in youth sports. Success at a young age isn't measured in the wins column, but in the amount of energy exerted and the many life lessons that come with both the wins and losses.
While many of us are busy, and these times are trying, it is important to remember to take time to do something you enjoy. That said, there is much to enjoy about volunteering for your childrens youth sports organizations. Even a couple hours at the snack stand goes a long way in helping the overall welfare of the organization.
Kids and parents alike have much to gain through participation in youth sports. You can meet great people who become lifetime friends. These people, through their volunteering, truly inspire and change lives. Get out and volunteer your time, you won't be disspointed!
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While taking some time out of your long days is a lot to ask, asking you to buy trophies and awards is not. Bux-Mont Awards makes buying awards easy!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
So enjoy shopping local and read the top five reasons below (from the NFIB):
- Support the country's leading job creators. Small businesses make up 99.7 percent of all U.S. employers. Over the past decade, small business net job creation fluctuated between 60 and 80 percent. In the most recent year with data (2003), employer firms with fewer than 500 employees created 1,990,326 net new jobs, whereas large firms with 500 or more employees shed 994,667 net jobs.
- Small-business owners are community leaders. Most small-business owners spend their entire year contributing to their communities – what a perfect time to show them how much they are appreciated. Eighty-three percent of the general public believes that local small-business owners contribute more to the betterment of their community. Ninety-one percent of small-business owners contribute to their community by volunteering or through donations.
- Small businesses are everywhere. Instead of fighting for parking spots at the mall or spending hours waiting in line at department stores, try exploring some of your local small businesses for the perfect gift. And there are plenty of places to look – there are more than 25 million small businesses in the United States and 90 percent of all retail firms are small businesses with less than 20 employees.
- Receive extra attention and quality service. Research shows that small-business owners compete with other businesses by focusing on customer service and the quality of their service or goods. As experts in their field, small-business owners go above and beyond to be a knowledgeable and friendly resource for their customers.
- Find something unique. Small businesses offer shoppers unique products and services that can't be found at large chain retailers. According to a 2005 survey, 42 percent of all small businesses introduced at least one new or significantly improved product, service, process or design into their sales inventory.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
1.the action of recognizing : the state of being recognized: as a: acknowledgment; especially : formal acknowledgment of the political existence of a government or nation b: knowledge or feeling that someone or something present has been encountered before
2: special notice or attention
Dan Bencsik of Bux-Mont Awards is a recognition expert striving to spread proper recognition in every way.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Healthy habits. Because sports increase an awareness of one's body and how it responds to different stimuli and circumstances, sports help prevent drug and alcohol abuse. Most athletes value what their bodies can do and want to maintain those abilities. Being an athlete also gives kids an acceptable reason for telling their friends no to drugs, booze, and other high-risk, unhealthy behaviors. (Of course, not all athletes avoid drugs and alcohol.)
Dan Bencsik, Bux-Mont Awards
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Stress relief. Sports allow kids to clear their minds of academic and social pressures, to literally run off the tension that's accumulated in their muscles. In the words of one patient, "If you play really hard, you feel better because playing takes your mind off things that bother you, and afterwards you can concentrate better." Most doctors recognize the positive mental effect of physical exertion, even though we're not sure exactly why this is so. I know that my ability to study in college and medical school was greatly enhanced when I ran during the day, and I'm not the only athlete to find this true. Many athletes get better grades in-season (theories posit the discipline and the need to manage time, along with an increased ability to concentrate). During exams, Duke University opens its gyms twenty-four hours a day to provide stress relief for its students.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Mastery. Sports give kids a satisfying, enjoyable way to develop their own talents: through personal effort they get good at something they're interested in. Doing something well makes them feel good about themselves, but equally important, it teaches them about the process of how to improve and work more effectively. Learning a skill-to dribble left-handed, say, or to execute an effective second serve-entails a recognition that practice is essential and that improvement is incremental. The process of repetition teaches the athlete how to master a move and also how to experiment with different approaches to improve a skill. The feedback in sports is usually immediate and visible-does the ball go into the basket?-so that the athlete can change or repeat what she's doing and figure out how to get better. Not only that, the whole process of seeing practice lead to improvement gives kids a feeling of control, a feeling all too rare in their lives.
Monday, February 4, 2008
We are going to highlight the physical benefits of your sports participation over the course of the next few posts. Any other ideas are welcome!
Fitness. Kids who play sports develop general physical fitness in a way that's fun, and they establish lifelong habits for good health. This is particularly important at a time when obesity in the United States has reached epidemic proportions: the incidence of obesity has increased by more than 50 percent among America's children and teens since 1976 and continues to grow at a staggering rate!
Who would have thought a year ago today that Peyton Mannings younger brother Eli would win the Superbowl XLII MVP award and I would not have believed you, but he played his heart out and we can really say he deserved it. He played lights out and showed the same grit and determination that Brady has shown in previous championships.
They played with speed, tenacity and sheer enthusiasm. It was a really great game and one to be enjoyed by all.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Another pleasant (few) moments was during the breaks, which I think the quality of the commercials increased from previous years. Some were disspointed that no monkeys were sighted, but I for one was quite pleased. What follows are some of this awards specialists favorites.
Fed Ex-Carrier Pigeons
Dueling Parade Balloons.
It was a real nail biter this year complete with everything. Great defense, an upset at the end. Fumbles, quarterback sacks, a couple touchdowns and even some field goals. The Patriots may not have completed the best season in the history of professional football but they gave it a darn good run.
The Vince Lombardi Trophy was given and well deserved. We had a quarterback come of age and a future hall of famer give his all and just come up short. It was a pleasant surprise to see these two teams play a game for the ages as they did and made it a little easier to watch since my Philadelphia Eagles weren't in the game.
This year is looking good for the New England area even though the Patriots lost, Tom Brady and company still had a great year, and the Celtics are really playing some great basketball.
My Philly teams at least have the flyers, doing fairly respectable again, and the Phillies have upgraded since last years division win and the ensueing playoff birth, but we have nowhere near the rings to show for it. I just want the first one, then the other championship trophies will come. I want to taste it first though!
AwardsReward is an online awards store that lets you create and build your own trophies online. Thousands of combinations possible!
Found on the web at http://ezinearticles.com
By participating in youth sports, the young athlete will:
1. Develop and become proficient at the various sports skills.
2. Develop skills needed to socialize with their peers as well as adults.
3. Develop independence and confidence.
4. Develop a sense of achievement, which helps develop a positive self-image.
5. Develop leadership skills and qualities.
6. Learn how to cooperate and compete.
7. Develop agility, coordination, endurance, flexibility, speed and strength.
8. Develop the ability to make decisions and accept responsibilities.
9. Learn to understand and express emotions, imagination, and appreciation for what the body can do.
10. Develop an interest in continuing sports participation as an adult.Dan Bencsik helps people find the perfect award through Bux-Mont Awards
Institute for the study of Youth Sports
National Alliance for Youth Sports
North American Youth Sport Institute
Infosports.com - sports info
Friday, February 1, 2008
Display your school spirit on helmets, notebooks, MP3 players and more with these PDQ 1 1/2" diameter decals.
Material: Clear polyester
Color: Any standard Bux-Mont Awards Color
Additional Color: See sales rep. for additional color price
Production Time: Approximately 10 - 15 working days after receipt of art or proof approval.
No Art Charge 125 | 250 | 500 | 1000 | 1500 | 2500 | 5000 | 10,000
One Color 1.30 .70 .39 .23 .185 .13 .08 .0525
Special Price .80 .50 .30 .19 .15 .11 .07 .0475
The impact sport resin is hand painted and averages 6" in height. From Ballet to Wrestling these awards meet your participation needs. Participation means keeping them involved and that includes awarding their hard work and discipline with an award. Participation, on a younger level, is the main thing we should be rewarding.
We believe every award has a place. If that weren't true why would they make them? Save the big, metal, more prestigious trophies for the competitive leagues. The impact collection is for the kids.
1 pc. - $7.50 | 24 -52 pc. - $5.50 | 53+ $5.00
Sports and subjects available include: Ballet, baseball, basketball, billiards, bowling, cheerleading, coach, darts, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, karate, lamp of knowledge, medallion holder, music, racing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling. New Designs: Drama, Music, and Tap
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Enter the internet. The internet, and more specifically youtube, has created an avenue for golf tips in video form to find an audience and create the opportunity to help people like me.
If you are like me and don't feel like searching through all the garbage on youtube, you can visit foregolftips.com, a website dedicated to enhancing the golf skills of novice golfers through online training tips.
After watching these and signing up for yahoos fantasy golf league, you may even fantasize about going pro. Well once your wife snaps you back to reality, you can rest assured that you will be able to find your fantasy trophies at Bux-Mont Awards, even if you can never get the real thing, these trophies are made for your intense level of competition.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Monday: 8:30 - 5:00
Tuesday: 8:30 - 5:00
Wednesday: 11:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 8:30 - 7:00
Friday: 8:30 - 7:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 1:00
Monday: 12:00 - 6:00
Wednesday: 12:00 - 6:00
Thursday: 8:30 - 7:00
Friday: 8:30 - 7:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 1:00
don't think that because we are closed on a Tuesday and open at twelve Mondays and Wednesdays in Harleysville that we aren't working. I run the Bux-Mont Awards Harleysville store and can assure you that when I am not there I am over in Sellersville filling orders or at home working on the website. We always make time for you our customers and we try to have hours that work for you. Understandably as much as we would like to we know that some of these hours are not going to work for some of you. That is why we make ourselves available within limits to work with you to meet your needs. We will meet you most any time to fulfill your awards requests. Why? Because it's what we like to do. We also have an online store and our website has a vast informational section that grows bigger each day.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
He is a well accomplished man and one that I look up to in oh so many ways. The reigning Sellersville citizen of the year started Bux-Mont Awards out his basement with little more than an idea and turned it into a successful business 16 years later with two thriving locations and a growing web presence that helps his customers succeed in properly recognizing achievements.
I can only hope to accomplish as much in my life as my dad did in his first 30 years on this planet, and he one of the few genuinely honest, caring, and sincere people I have had the joy of sharing this life with, and on top of that I get to have him as my dad.
So I hope that he had a happy birthday, and I hope that everyone who has not had the chance to talk or meet with him will have the opportunity to do so sometime in the near future. He is great to talk to, and will welcome conversation with anyone. From his Bux-Mont Awards family, Happy Birthday!!