Friday, March 21, 2008

Soccer Season Is Here

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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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Top Five Reasons to Shop Local

Shopping local has a big impact on the local economy and your neighbors wellfare. Being a primarily local business, we continue to rely on community support for most of our business.

So enjoy shopping local and read the top five reasons below (from the NFIB):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
Bux-Mont Awards is a small business serving the Bucks and Montgomery counties with two locations for over 15 years!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Websters Definition of Recognition

Websters definition of recognition
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.