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April 5, 2018

Preparing for Your Company Awards Show

When making an award presentation, it's important to remember that this may be the one opportunity your recipient is publicly recognized by his or her employer. To make the award memorable and effective, plan both the award design and the award ceremony ahead of time. Your careful planning will ensure that the value of the award is clearly [...]
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March 30, 2018

End of the School Year Student Recognition

Students across the country are returning to class after spring break and preparing for the final weeks of the school year. As these students study for exams and make plans for their future success, school administrators, team coaches, and scholarship program directors are making plans for the many end-of-year celebrations they’ll being [...]
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March 22, 2018

Retaining Hospitality Employees

Did you know the employee turnover rate in the hospitality industry has reached a record high of 95%? For this reason, one new job opens up in the hospitality industry every 2.5 seconds. With such an influx of new jobs, you might think that finding employees to fill the jobs is easy. Unfortunately, it is not. Even though the hospitality is [...]
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March 15, 2018

How to Build a Culture of Caring

A happy workforce is typically a thriving one. Employees who rate their overall job satisfaction as “high,” perform better, are more loyal to their company and produce higher quality work. A Columbia University study showed that the likelihood of job turnover at an organization with rich company environment was 13.9 percent, whereas the [...]
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March 7, 2018

Support Business Initiatives While Celebrating Women

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8, in honor of women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements. It has been observed since the early 1900s. The day is not affiliated with any one group, but brings together governments, women's organizations, corporations and charities. The day is marked around [...]
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March 1, 2018

Recognizing Those Who Serve

On February 15th, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce hosted the 20th Annual Military Appreciation Awards at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay has been selected as one of five cities nationwide to receive the 2018 Great American Defense Community designation. Not only would the event honor this achievement, but it would also recognize the [...]
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February 21, 2018

Celebrate Your Employees!

March 2nd is Employee Appreciation Day  
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February 15, 2018

Employee Engagement in the Restaurant Industry

Employee turnover hurts. Not only does it create staff shortages, but it also costs restaurants significant amounts of money each year to advertise, interview, and train new employees. In a study by Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research, it is estimated that it costs businesses $5,864 for every employee lost. For the second [...]
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February 7, 2018

Ecommerce Solutions for Your Business

Running a branded merchandise program can be daunting. That’s why Levy Marketing + Awards offers businesses simple-to-use solutions their supply program needs. Our ecommerce programs provide businesses with the tools they need to fulfill branded merchandise orders. We build customized ecommerce sites that house your branded promotional [...]
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February 1, 2018

Inspire Employees to Excellence

Having employees that are inspired and motivated is crucial to the success of your business. The ability to encourage employees and give them the tools they need to be excellent is a skill that must be learned over time. “Inspire Employee to Excellence Day” is the perfect day to practice your skills as a leader and motivator.
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