Saturday, May 30, 2009

Products Bux-Mont Awards offer that you might not know we sell

This coming week I will be highlighting products and services we provide that you may not know about. We are working hard for you, our customers, to ensure that your needs can be met as easily as possible.

Bux-Mont Awards
knows that our trophy and awards buying customers will also be needing certain things for their tournament or recognition event that, if shopping at another trophy shop, would be forced to travel somewhere else or find another source to purchase.

Not at Bux-Mont Awards, depending upon your event there are many solutions we have to offer. Leave your suggestions of things you need for your tournament or event that you can't find at your current trophy/awards shop and come back for this weeks products we offer that you might not know we sell.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Proper Participation Awards Etiquite

I don't think that giving participation awards is wrong. I think that when most people say they can't believe clubs give participation awards they mean they can't believe their youth sports organization is giving participation awards to the wrong people.

Particpation awards can and should be given. That said, how participation trophies and awards are given and presented determines how effective they are. Bux-Mont Awards does not recommend giving participation awards to high school athletes. We do, however, recommend giving participation awards at the lower levels of youth sports.

As most parents can attest, at the earliest levels, participation in youth sports can be a challenge. The levels of efforts needed to ensure success at that age is great. Just getting through the rigors of trying to get in the fundamentals of any sport at such a young age is rough for all involved parties.

While it is often most challenging for the parents and the coaches, it is also a challenge for the kids. Learning many things at that age, kids need much positive reinforcement. They need to know that their hardwork will not go unrecognized and that their efforts will be rewarded.

When you are talking about creating a feeder program that teaches the kids the absolute basics, it's about having fun, enjoying your time with the other kids, and getting some exercise. Just making it through a season is reason enough to be rewarded.

I don't think that kids in higher grade levels should be given participation awards, because for them it's more of a skill game; the wins and losses count and they should. For younger children just trying to learn how fun the game can be, their participation trophies can be the difference on whether they come back next year or not.

And you don't want the next pele becoming a concert pianist because his skill wasn't given the proper chance to develop do you?

Healthy Hearts

It is that time of the year again for running and racing and 5k's. Of all the events that we do awards for, one of the highest quality 5k's in this area is the Heart to Heart.

The Heart to Heart 5k, now in its 9th year, has striven to achieve their mission of raising money to provide "support for the local Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville, PA, as well as provide monies to distribute Automated External Defibrillators to various facilities in the area, such as churches, nursing homes and other community facilities.

We hope you can attend! Remember to thank all the kind sponsors of the event!

This years schedule of events follows:

Date & Time: Sunday June 7, 2009

  • 3:15pm -- Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

  • 3:45pm -- 1.5 Mile Fitness Walk

  • 4:30pm -- 5K Race

  • Award ceremony will follow the 5K

Location: Lake Lenape Park in Sellersville.

more info:

Thursday, May 14, 2009

participation recognition

This is a call to action for our readers. What is our readers thoughts on participation recognition. Like it, love it, hate it? Should it be a medal, trophy or something more promotional, like a water bottle or a bag? Leave your comments below and let us know.

If we can get enough comments, we will make the i

Monday, May 11, 2009

Golf tournament planning

Bux-Mont Awards has the apparel, promotional products, signage, and recognition awards needed to make your event a success. Whether you are a seasoned tournament coordinator or you are planning your first tournament then you need to meet with one of our recognition professionals to ensure that you are doing what you need to maximise the potential return on your event.

Your time is money, but your time with us is always free. We spend as much time as it takes to ensure your needs are met. Check with us, and we will use all methods of communication to make sure you leave satisfied and happy.

Spring flipper promotional products

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Awards & recognition is counter cyclical

With the economy starting to show signs of revival, this post may be late out of the gate, but I always say better late then never.

I think that awards and recognition services tend to be counter cyclical. With jobs being shed at a staggering rate (though starting to stabilise hopefully) everyone is worried about the future. We have lost a couple of customers jobs that we really miss, and our numbers are off pace from what we were expecting for 2009 because of it. However, with that said, we do have prospects in the pipeline and more and more people are inquiring about our services and visiting our website.

I should explain what I mean by the counter cyclical comment. I think that as jobs are shed, recognition of current employees and the achievements of those who stick around take on greater importance. If you are a HR manager and you are being faced with another round of layoffs, you understand that uncertainty is thick in the air throughout the office. Those who are staying are unsure they want to, and those who are leaving are disrupting producitivity whether they mean to or not.

This poses a tough task for an HR manager. What do you do to quell the fears of the employees who are staying? Well you implement a new recognition program or you revisit your current recognition program to utilize the newest recognition products and services available to you. Awards and recognition are like any other industry, we are in a constant state of change. There are constantly new products being introduced to the market, and there are always different theories and methods for recognition and utilizing recognition coming out. When you are focused on utilizing your human resources it becomes easy to forget about how important your recognition program is. We are here to help you find the most effective methods for recognizing employee achievements and getting the most out of your human capital. Our specialists can help your employees feel good about themselves and help them get to the next level through effectively utilizing awards and recognition.

It is hard enough sowing the seeds and weeding the garden, Bux-Mont Awards can help you nurture your good plants and make them bloom.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Free Awards & Recognition contest

1st Prize: $150.00 worth of awards & a consultation with recognition professionals to help you plan your awards ceremony, ensuring it's effectiveness and success!

5 runner up awards: Consultation with our recognition professionals and 10% off of your awards order.

Bux-Mont Awards is having a contest. Winners will come from the comments on this post. We want the most creative ways that our readers give traditional forms of recognition. We all know that trophies, plaques and awards can lose their meaning if given too loosely. I don't think this has to be and know that there are a few of you out there able to help the rest of the crown give a new spin on these traditional forms of recognition.

While Bux-Mont Awards specializes in a wide array of recognition services in addition to our plaques, certificates and trophies, we also know that the tried and tested are that way for a reason. They just work. Trophies and plaques can still be effective if you work with someone who knows whats out there and what needs to be done to make recognition work for you.

Post one comment on this post about a creative way for giving away traditional recognition items like plaques, trophies, or even ribbons. We will close comments for submission in two weeks. We will announce winners shortly after voting has concluded.
The winners will be chosen by you and us. Leave a comment voting for your favorite method, and that will be factored into our decision. Thanks for your comments!

Friday, May 1, 2009

May is time for blooming

and im not talking about onions. May comes after April showers (though I don't think anyone gave the showers the heads up that its may yet!) May brings growth and rejuvenation.

May we help bring new growth to your company through rejuvenating your awards and recognition program. The results of effectively recognising achievements speaks for itself. You shouldn't have to go it alone, let Bux-Mont Awards' recognition professionals help you.