Monthly Archives: December 2014

    • Trophies2Go 2014 Product of the Year - Swirl Egg Art Glass

      Unique, Pretty, and A Good Value.  That's what sets this award apart from all the others.

      Our 2014 Product of the Year - Swirl Egg Art Glass. Our 2014 Product of the Year - Swirl Egg Art Glass.

      The Swirl Egg Art Glass Award by Tropar Manufacturing wins the Trophies2Go 2014 Product of the Year.  Nominated by our Production Manager Tom, he chose this award because of the high quality and very affordable price.

      Tom also likes how Tropar keeps our local warehouse well-stocked with this award, which is a good thing, as it's a hot seller!

      This beautiful hand-blown award features swirls of purple, blue, green, and yellow suspended in clear glass, attached to a black crystal base  with a personalized aluminum plate on the front.  At $39.00, it's a great value for such an impressive and artistic award!

      Here's what a customer had to say: "This item was ordered to present to three community members for their efforts contributing to the health of the community-at-large. The presentations were made at a large public event and photos of these awards showed up in the newspaper."

      "I was thrilled with the quality of these awards! You would think these awards were much more expensive than they are and I believe they are worth more".

      I'm modeling our winning Egg! I'm modeling our winning Egg!

      Thank you to our vendor Tropar, who not only creates this art glass award, but also supplies us with many of our top selling acrylic awards and premium plaques.  They are a great company with excellent leadership, outstanding customer service, and many 'Made in the USA' products.

      We are proud to carry Tropar's high quality and beautiful awards in our online catalog and especially proud to feature the Swirl Egg Art Glass award as our 2014 Product of the Year!

      For past Product of the Year winners, check out our 2012 Monster Trophies and 2013 Honey Badger Trophy.

      Cheers! Jessica

    • Trophies2Go 2014 Vendor of the Year - Zeit Company

      Creativity. That’s what our 2014 Vendor of the Year, Zeit Company, provides to our customers.

      Jon, President of Zeit, with Jessica and Jeff at the 2014 ARA show in Vegas. Jon, President of Zeit, with Jessica and Jeff at the 2014 ARA show in Vegas.

      This manufacturer has an innovative approach to creating one of a kind, unique awards. Here’s what our staff has to say:

      “I would like to nominate Zeit Company for the Custom Cut Acrylics as my favorite vendor. They are always so nice to work with, and I love their creativity.” – Mika

      “This vendor is always prompt and creative.” – Margene

      “It’s really great to have a vendor with the flexibility to create an award from thin air and see it through from inception to completion.” –Jeff

      “I love their designs and so do our customers!” – Jessica

      Zeit is an awards manufacturer based near Salt Lake City, UT. They create the “LogoCut” process, where they design and manufacture customized full color, American made, acrylic awards.

      These innovative awards take a logo and create a 3-dimensional award, customized to our customers' needs and budgets. Through their “reinvention” of awards, the finished product is unique every time. But all Zeit awards have this in common - they are original, bright, and stylish with a “wow” factor unmatched by other acrylic awards.

      Corporate customers who have ordered awards using this process include Microsoft, Nintendo, Ford and T-Mobile. We have also created LogoCut awards for non-profits and community organizations including the Cody Project, Hawaiian Pulse Awards, and Blakely Communities, to name a few.

      Pulse Awards Custom Acrylic awards for the Pulse Awards in Hawaii.

      Watch a Video Explaining the Process Here!

      Not only are their awards exceptional, but Zeit also has great staff. They are friendly, efficient and prompt - they make us look good! Thank you to President Jon, National Sales Manager Mick, Sales Rep Kyle, Anna who creates awesome artwork, and the rest of the creative team at Zeit for providing a superior product to our customers!

      To find out more about Logocut awards and the process to order them, visit the product page.

      Cheers! Jessica

    • Personalized Holiday Gifts

      With the holidays in full swing, It's time to get shopping!  Looking for a unique gift for someone special on your list?  Even though we sell many awards, we also offer many personalized gifts for both individuals and organizations.  Browse our gifts category to see our large selection; all include engraving in the price.

      Engraved Gift Items

      Engraved Gifts - Flasks and Ornaments Check out the Engraved Flask set - a perfect gift for Santa! Also, our crystal ornaments adorn our showroom tree.

      1.  NEW! Engraved Flasks - We are now offering engraved flasks individually and in sets.  Colors include brushed silver aluminum; glossy red and blue; matte black, red, blue, green and pink; and leatherette. These engraved flasks make great wedding party gifts, bachelor or bachelorette party favors, and groomsmen gifts.  They also make fun team building corporate gifts.  Check out our cute Santa flask to the right!

      2.  Etched Wine Boxes and Wine Gifts - Forget the wine bag...present an excellent bottle of wine in a beautiful box with your corporate logo and personalized message.  Our newest boxes are the Burl Wood Wine Box with Tools and Rosewood Wine Box with Clear Acrylic Lid.  Give either to your favorite wine connoisseur with a special engraved wine box will look fantastic displayed in a wine cellar!  Check out all of our engraved wine gifts here.

      3.  NEW! Personalized Bottle Opener -  This is the coolest way to take a cap off a beer that I have ever seen.  Just press this gizmo over the top of the bottle and the opener pops off the cap!  These make great gifts for a guy who has it all.  Engrave a name on the side to personalize it.

      4.  Engraved Crystal Ornaments - Made of optical crystal, our engraved ornaments are a treasured keepsake.  Available in a variety of shapes, each ornament includes precision etching in the price.  These ornaments are a great choice for remembering a Baby's First Christmas.

      5.  Engraved Cutting Boards - Looking for a gift that is both functional and personalized?  Engraved Cutting Boards are a great option for employees that have it all.  This gift will be used daily and can be easily engraved with a company logo.  The price is affordable too!  Package an engraved cutting board with an edible gift or grocery store gift card for a useful and thoughtful gift perfect for everyone on your list!

      Personalized gifts are a wonderful way to show someone you care.  Browse our large selection now!  With our easy ordering process and fast production times, get your shopping done hassle free!

      Cheers, Jessica

    • My All-Time Favorite Trophies

      I recently went out to dinner with my mom's group and we were discussing my blog.  My good friend Khanh reads it often and she complimented me on my posts (thanks Khanh!).  The topic of "my favorite trophies of all time" came up during the discussion, and we all had a good laugh over #7 (see below).  Khanh suggested I write a post about it.

      This conversation got me thinking about all the wonderful awards we create for many, many people.  Some trophies are really funny, some are touching, some are inspiring, some are sad.  But what is great about the work we do is that behind every award we make, is a story.  I'd like to share a few of my favorites with you.

      My All-Time Favorite Trophies

      Pulse Awards Custom Acrylic awards for the Pulse Awards in Hawaii.

      1.  Coolest Trophy - We recently made custom "Logocut" awards for the Honolulu Pulse Awards.  They recognized the best of Hawaii's scene and were the hippest awards around!

      This doggie-sized medal is awarded to the fastest hot dog at the Star 101.5 Wiener Dog races. This doggie-sized medal is awarded to the fastest hot dog at the Star 101.5 Wiener Dog races.

      2.  Cutest Trophy - That's a tie; I have two favorites.  My first pick is  the "Flying Wiener" at the Kent and Allen Star 101.5 Wiener dog races. The epic super-sized post trophy and little doggie sized medals go to the fastest dachshund at the race.

      My second pick is our own Honey Badger Trophy.  Exclusive to Trophies2Go, you won't find this nasty critter anywhere else!

      This beautiful plaque was a treasured gift to wife Annie! This beautiful plaque was a treasured gift to wife Annie!

      3.  Most Touching - A longtime customer Dag created a beautiful plaque for his loving wife Annie celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and Annie's 90th birthday.  It brought tears to my eyes when I read it.  What a touching gift!

      CJs_mom 2 This lasting tribute to a special mom, Cynthia Stanford. We were honored to create a small plate in her memory.

      4.  Saddest Trophy - We create many memorial plates and engraved urns for people who have passed away.  It's always heartbreaking to serve customers in grief, but I'm glad that we can help in a small way to remember those who are no longer with us.  For example, these brothers CJ and Beau created a beautiful tribute to their mother, Cynthia Stanford, in a special place she frequented.  Having lost both of my parents, I understand the emotion around this, and it's an honor to do this kind of work.

      KOK.  Check out the awesome sword...don't mess with that trophy KOK. Check out the awesome sword...don't mess with that trophy

      5.  Best Name - Customer Dale created "King O The Kitchen" (aka KOK) for his annual cooking contest - read about it here.  I loved the name so much I renamed the our resin chef after his event!

      Our achievement trophy in People Magazine! Our achievement trophy in People Magazine!

      6.  Most Famous Trophy - Last February our Male Achievement Trophy was featured in "Oscar Party Picks" in People Magazine!  What a thrill!

      7.  My All-Time Favorite Trophy:  Sorry I don't have a picture, as this is from many years ago, I think even before we had our girls.  There was an Oscar Male Achievement Trophy that came through our production with engraving "Best Boss in Bed - 2nd Place".  Think about it.

      Our customers are so creative and it's a real pleasure to help with a small part of the story of awards.  We are here for the life's biggest achievements and milestones and it's an honor!

      If you have a story about the award you've received from us, I'd love to hear it and share it with our community.  Feel free to post it on our Facebook Page, Twitter, or Instagram.  Use  #Trophies2Go on your post.  Or email it to me directly at [email protected]  Send me pictures of your awards too - a picture is worth 1000 words - and your trophy could be in my next favorites list!

      Cheers, Jessica

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