Top Performers - September/October 2018


It stands to reason that recognized employees are happy employees. Writing for, William Craig, founder and president of WebFX, an internet marketing company, says it’s also important to note that appreciative leaders are appreciated leaders.

“When employees know their efforts contribute to a cause and are noticed by people higher up the food chain, they feel a deeper connection to leadership,” Craig states.

And when employees feel appreciated, they stick around. When asked why they decided to switch to a different career, the vast majority of employees represented in a recent U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics report indicated they felt either a lack of respect or a lack of autonomy. With a little bit of recognition, you can reverse that trend and keep your talent around for much longer.

Non-cash incentives are an important component of employee recognition efforts. This section features an assortment of recognition ideas from our advertisers.

Crossbody clutch

The Frye Melissa Crossbody has a rich leather construction and streamlined silhouette that will give your everyday style a touch of relaxed chic. This antique pull up leather zip crossbody from our bestselling Melissa collection is the perfect crossbody from Frye. For more information and more styles, visit, email, or call 732-851-6002.

Google Home

Your award recipients will simplify their everyday lives with the Google Home. A voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant allows for voice commands to enjoy music, get answers from Google, and manage everyday tasks effortlessly. For more information on the Google Home and other top-performing rewards, contact Rymax Marketing Services, Inc. at 866-RYMAX-11 or visit

Simple to give. A joy to get.

Omaha Steaks® custom gift certificates make a memorable business gift and effective promotional item. Each certificate gives the recipient the ability to select their own gift. And with the ability to name the gift, add gift messaging and a logo, these gourmet certificates are sure to leave a lasting impact. For more information, visit, call 800-228-2480, or email

American Kitchen by Regal Ware

American Kitchen cookware is proud to be a part of the American-made movement. American Kitchen offers single pans to sets on these high-end quality cookware products. 3-ply technology of aluminum wrapped in stainless steel offers the most equalized cook in the market place today and works on all cooking surfaces. For more information, contact Eric Anderson of PMC/Almo at 262-203-5440 or visit

Bulova CURV Chronograph

The world’s first curved chronograph movement. Powered by Bulova’s proprietary high-performance quartz technology with 262 kHz vibrational frequency for precise accuracy. Five-hand chronograph in stainless steel, exhibition case back, anti-reflective curved sapphire glass, and water resistance to 30 meters. For more information, contact Adrienne Forest at 800-228-5682, email or visit

GC Incentives

For the last 10 years, gift cards have been one of the most requested holiday gifts. But how do you pick a card that appeals to everyone? GC Incentives makes giving gift cards to your employees and clients easy, fun and personal. Download the holiday gift guide for all of the gift ideas at or call 877-737-0200.

Reinventing Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment broke ground on CAESARS FORUM, a brand new 550,000-square-foot conference center, located at the center of Las Vegas Strip. The $375 million investment will feature the two largest pillarless ballrooms in the world, at 110,000 square feet each. For more information, visit

Cole Haan

Made from supple pebble leather, this member of the Jade collection comes in an easy and slouchy shape. All silhouettes have beautiful bridle straps with brass finished roller buckles. This bag is perfect for the fashionable girl about town. Visit for more styles, email or
call 732-851-6002.

This opportunity “blooms”

Pelucida’s 6˝ lead-free crystal vase is the perfect gift for any event or occasion. Available in multiple designs. To learn more, contact Jeffrey Brenner, VP of sales and customer development, at 802-548-4572, email, or visit

Engagement technology built for today

Hinda’s Engagement LINK Express can manage all your sales incentives, recognition and loyalty programs through one turn-key awards platform. Engagement LINK Express offers millions of awards and includes recognition eCards, quizzes and surveys plus administration and reporting tools to engage your people. Contact to schedule a free demo or visit to learn more.

One card. All the favorites!

Darden Restaurants Corporate Gift Card Program offers customizable cards, easy online ordering, volume discounts, physical and electronic gift cards and over 1,600 locations in all 50 states to redeem them. Register at

Individual Cruise Certificates to motivate and inspire

Royal Caribbean International offers you a turnkey program that recognizes and rewards employees, business partners and clients with an incredible cruise vacation. Our Certificate Program treats recipients as the deserving individuals they are, giving them the freedom to go where they want, when they want. Choose from a wide variety of certificates to fit all budgets. For more information, call 800-762-0458.

IMEX America – Oct. 16 – 18, 2018

The country’s biggest trade show for the incentive travel, meetings and events industry returns to Las Vegas for its eighth year. Connect with your community’s contacts and trends, as well as suppliers from coast-to-coast and 150 countries. Visit IMEXAMERICA.COM today!