Memorial Day was first observed in the late 1860s after the Civil War. Towns and cities recognized fallen soldiers by decorating their graves. Since then, Memorial Day has become known as the…
We know, moms and mother figures deserve a whole lot more than one day of recognition. Think about what means most to your mom and plan to celebrate her on Mother's Day or on any day!  Stop and…
The season for tossing mortarboards in the air is here! If you have a graduate in your life, here are a few ideas for celebrating their accomplishment. Embrace the spirit of childhood. Whether it’s…
Whether you’ll be staying up until the clock strikes 12 or counting sheep as we head into 2017, here are some ways to celebrate the New Year with family and friends. Host a Times Square ball drop…
Today is the first day of winter. While some are preparing for the snow, we are thankful we live in Florida and are focusing on getting in the holiday spirit! Take advantage of the change in season…
As this year is coming to a close, take some time to think back to everything that happened in the past year. Regardless of what happened this year, self-reflection can be helpful for recognizing and…
Thankfulness is a form of recognition, so it’s no surprise that Thanksgiving is one of our staff’s favorite holidays!   Create a Thankful Atmosphere: Take a moment to say what you are thankful…
Reid Bailey is the Productions/ Operations Manager at Awards4U and has been with the company for more than 10 years. He is more often known as “Captain Make-it-Happen” for overseeing the…
November is Family Stories Month! With the busy holiday season coming up, it's a great reminder to spend quality time with your family and share stories. We have provided a few ideas to get you…
Halloween falls on a Monday this year, which can make for a great start to the week and give employees something to look forward to as their weekend comes to a close. Incorporating Halloween…
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen KellerGreat things happen when individuals come together with unique talents and work toward a goal. Collaboration can help your team…
When was the last time you completed a random act of recognition? We think there’s no better time than the present. Are you up to this month’s challenge? How many times have you said thank you today…
National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Beginning in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was later expanded in 1988 by President Reagan. These 30 days are dedicated to…
On the first Friday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. visit the Gallery Hop at Railroad Square. This free event has live music, food options and gallery exhibits.   Ask any football fan…
When was the last time you completed a random act of recognition? We think there’s no better time than the present. Are you up to this month’s challenge? This month, explain to each of your…
We know the best parents get promoted to grandparents and this Sunday, September 11th, we’ll celebrate National Grandparents Day. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation in 1978 proclaiming the…
As you may know by the circled date on your calendar, Labor Day is coming up on September 5. While it may serve as a day off, last summer hurrah and mark of the back to school season for some, there…
When was the last time you completed a random act of recognition? We think there’s no better time than the present. Are you up to this month’s challenge? This month, recognize a team member who goes…
When you make employee recognition a priority, you’re also taking steps toward improving engagement and retention. The right type of employee engagement creates loyalty and help employees connect to…
Independence Day, the Fourth of July, July 4th, the Fourth — no matter what you call the holiday, it’s the celebration of America’s founders declaring independence from Britain back in 1776. Join…