Influencing Identity: A Better Way to Blog

Influencing Identity is here to help you figure out how to use name tags and identification products.

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From name tags for your business to badge holders for your next conference, we have it all. Get all your identification needs in one place and find out how to use them at work, while networking and at any event you are planning. Use our how-to articles to get your ideas flowing for working with all of your personal identification.

From Name Tag Experience to an All-Inclusive Influencing Identity

We started as “Name Tag Experience,” but over the years we’ve branched out to so much more than name tags. And to keep up to date with that expansion, we have changed our name to Influencing Identity. We have thrived as Coller Industries Incorporated over the past 20 or so years, as our focus and mission have always remained the same “To Serve Our Customers.” We accomplish this mission by providing fast and friendly service with only the highest-quality personal identification products.

It isn’t just the name tags!

Coller Industries Incorporated's personal identification blog Influencing Identity

Yes, we sell name tags, reusable badges, name plates, badge holders, lanyards and signs. But, we’re so much more. Influencing Identity has a wealth of information with product highlights and how-to articles to get your creative ideas flowing. This blog (by Coller Industries Incorporated) has helped customers like you learn how to best utilize name tags and other products for their specific needs. From tutorials to strategies, discover how custom identification will help you grow your business and promote your brand.

Coller Industries Incorporated broadens the blogosphere with a new long-form content platform and renames two product and idea based blogs.

Coller Industries Incorporated's event planning and informational blog The Learning Center

The Learning Center is full of articles about learning how to host the best event ever, networking with colleagues and so much more. We guarantee that the information you find here will help you and your business. With a wide range of products such as ribbon rolls, rosettes, name tags, lanyards and award plaques, we want to make sure that you know how and where to use them. Whether you’re planning the best conference anyone will ever attend or hosting a simple dinner party, The Learning Center is here to make sure you are using these tools in the best possible ways.

Coller Industries Incorporated's personalized ribbons blog Ribbon Impressions

Ribbon Impressions provides information about everything from custom ribbon roll ideas for your wedding to badge ribbons for a conference or convention. And don’t forget about rosette ribbons for your award needs, such as fair or festival prizes. Find all your ribbon needs in one place and learn how to best use them at events, during promotions and for your corporate gifting. Discover inspiration for using personalized ribbons and find useful how-to articles.

Celebrating Christmas, Name Tag Style

From name tags to custom ribbons, all we want is to celebrate Christmas in style!

While it’s all about personal identification 364 days of every year, for one fleeting day it’s about socializing and stuffing ourselves full of delicious food. And, this Christmas is no exception!

Customer Service employees celebrating at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas party

Marketing Department employees celebrating at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas party

Production and Shipping employees celebrating at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas party

Here at Coller Industries, we pride ourselves on our high-quality workmanship, our culture of quality and our perfect name tags and ribbons. And, while we like to boast about our less than 0.05% error rate, we also want to boast about our nearly perfect employees.

Ramona, the Marketing and Web Services Manager, said, “It’s amazing just how much everything works together. We have such a culture of quality in this company. And, it is so impressive that we are less than a half percent in our error rate.”

All in all, Coller Industries strives in every way possible to get each order not only out the door quickly and efficiently, but correctly! And our low error rate proves this, not only to us but to our current and potential customers.

Aimee, the Senior Account Manager, said, “It has been a fun and exciting year getting to know our many customers and I would like to thank all of the employees, everyone from every department for their assistance and support in ensuring the satisfaction of all of our customers.”

Having a low error rate increases sales and increased sales translate into happy customers. And with happy customers, Coller Industries remains in business to continue to serve everyone and their personal identification needs!

And, part of this happiness needs to extend to our family here at Coller Industries.

Hannah, the Customer Service Manager, said it best, “What makes Coller Industries stand out, is that it feels more like family than work. We all support each other and care about each other, and I think that is such a big contribution to how well we do as a company. Obviously work is work, but it is so much easier to do when everyone you work with is a friend, and everyone cares about each other. I think that is part of what keeps us so motivated to do well.”

Celebrating at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas party

Celebrating at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas party

Our annual tradition of the Christmas party includes a giant luncheon hosted and catered at a local hotel. This year’s meal included prime rib, chicken, salmon, asparagus and other sides for a feast fit for a king. There were also delicious appetizers of crackers and spinach dip with prosciutto wrapped asparagus.

Vance, the Design Manager, said, “I enjoyed the appetizers, I was nearly full by the time the main meal was starting. And I liked that this year’s party was smaller, with only the one guest it made the party feel more about our accomplishments as a group than a meal with families.”

Playing games at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas partyWe also played games and gave out prizes for raffles. From a holiday word scramble to trying to remember who had played the jolly man in red, the games were a blast and the presents even better.

And, every year each employee receives a personalized gift from Coller Industries. This year was a water bottle decorated with the CI logo which was full of candy. We also got a custom embroidered jacket with the CI logo.

Employee Awards at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas partyThis year we also had a special treat and recognized the hard work of several employees. From perfect attendance to most efficient, each of these employees received one of our new custom plaques engraved with their specific talent and name.

Here are more thoughts from several employees about our fabulous annual Christmas party:

Crystal (Shipping Clerk) “Everything about the party this year was just so amazing and fun. I wouldn’t have changed anything. And, I really like how plaques were given out for employee appreciation.”

Mathew (Web Design / Development) “The people and environment are the best part about the annual party. It is a nice casual setting where we can enjoy one another’s company and socialize.”

Leslie (Shipping Clerk) “My favorite thing about the Christmas party was getting together with all of the employees and just having fun.”

Charles (Sample Requests) “I always enjoy the company of my coworkers as we are also friends. And it isn’t very often that we get to chat and hang out throughout a workday.”

We just want to say thank you to everyone who works for Coller Industries. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for our wonderful employees. And, to all of our customers, have a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!

Trading Office Noise for Summer Fun

From the noise of machines to the buzz of a social activity, summer is definitely more fun in the sun.

Mondays through Fridays in the Coller Industries building are always noisy. From the ticking of keyboards in marketing to phone calls about orders in customer service, the noise is constant. And the loudest place of all is production and shipping. With the laser machines going full strength and the packing tape being stretched out to wrap each shipment securely, each employee is focused on one thing: our customers.

trading in the office noise for the park, good food and fun with colleaguesLast Saturday however, brought a different type of noise. From the creaking of plastic under bare feet in the bounce house to the gentle murmur of a crowd while they attempted to socialize while eating delicious barbecue, Coller Industries’ employees created a unique sound at the annual company barbecue get-together.

As always, the bounce house was a hit with the kids. And someone brought water guns for the kids to play with as well. While the adults chatted away, the kids ran around chasing each other, and everyone had a blast!

trading in the office noise for the park, good food from Joe Morleys and fun with colleaguesThe food was just as fantastic as the fun!

Joe Morely’s Bar-B-Q pulled it off again this year. With spare ribs, two types of sliced meat smothered in barbecue sauce, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, baked beans and rolls, the spread was amazing. To finish off the meal was a giant apple pie and a couple of strawberry cheesecakes. Oh, and cookies for the kids who were still chasing each other with the water guns!

While the noise of the office is anything but mundane, it’s always nice to be out with colleagues and to have the variety of the outdoors and social conversations. We want to say thank you to Coller Industries for providing such a wonderful event for their employees. The company works just as hard at keeping their employees happy as the employees do for the customers.

And, here’s some noise from those busy employees:

trading in the office noise for the park, good food and fun with colleaguesCreelaBelle, Content Writer, said, “I like that we have fun and do things together as a company, but we also try to do our best and make customers happy. It’s the best of both worlds.”

Patrick, Production and Shipping Manager, said, “This was our best barbecue yet! And, having the bounce house was great for the kids. My daughter loved it. But, by far my favorite part of working at Coller Industries is all the cool people I work with.”

Hannah, Customer Service Manager, said, “Even though the free food is always a plus, it’s great to see everyone in a relaxed environment and see all the kids. We have such a great group of employees, and it feels more like we’re friends than coworkers.”

Certifications and Encouragement for Employees

Are your employees just the best and you need new ways to recognize their certifications?

Here at Coller Industries, our customer service department has the answer for all of your certifications needs!

using star shaped name tags for employee certifications encouragement“I wanted to have certifications for each of our products,” Hannah, our Customer Service Manager, explained. I was originally going to do a sticker board but Traci, our Assistant Customer Service Manager, had the idea for star name tags. We’re a name tag company, so why not use name tags?”

To better assist our customers in their ordering process, customer service is available to help process orders, answer product questions and overall be there for each person as needed. Meaning that each customer service representative needs to know how to use all of our products.

“I love the stars!” Traci exclaimed. “Hannah and I talked about certifications in products as a good recognition program. We wanted a way to move our team through training with a visual element of everyone’s progress. We had talked about a chart or certificates, but we were so happy when we thought of tags. Because, after all, we are a name tag company.”

Custom Shape Name Tags

A custom shaped name tag is a great way to draw attention to your company in a world of rectangle badges. Make sure your customers remember your company by selecting a shape to highlight your logo or that helps to define your company. We have 20 templates to choose from including ovals, a variety of animal shapes and more. With our advanced laser technology, we can create almost any shape or design.

using custom shaped name tags for employee certificationsStar name tag certifications are available for:

  • Reusables
  • Badge Ribbons
  • Signs
  • Stock Items
  • Name Tags
  • Lanyards
  • Rosettes
  • Name Plates
  • Ribbon Rolls
  • Plaques (coming soon)

 

These star tags have become popular in our customer service department. Due to the steps to becoming certified being so simple, almost all of our customer service team has every star. And that means one major thing for all of our customers. We know how to help you get what you want and need!

So, don’t hesitate in getting any of your personal identification needs. Our customer service team is dedicated to helping you, our customer.

Feedback, Reviews & Customer Appreciation

Sometimes, we just need to let our customers speak for us! And here are some glowing reviews to prove it!

customer reviews for coller industries name tag inc

Dianne

“The website is easy to navigate and easy to use. First-time success. I talked with Lydia on the telephone before placing the order, and she was very helpful and pleasant. She walked me through the steps. I am looking forward to using you again in the future.”

Kalyca said, “Customer service got right back to me and answered all of my questions in a friendly way!”

Danielle

“First visit on this site, and I am very pleased! After searching similar sites (including local stores), this one offers the specific badge size I want. The custom order process is easy to follow. I had a product/processing question that was answered promptly, and additional information seems to be readily available on the site. Prices, setup fee and shipping are all reasonable. I’m looking forward to making this my new name badge vendor, and see what other great products you provide!”

Sheri said, “We have ordered before. The service is quick, the product looks great; never had any problems with quality or service.”

Laurie

“I have been ordering from Coller Industries for several years now. Despite that I only order once a year, at most, the fact that the website recognizes me from past orders, and allows me to duplicate them so that our old and our new name plates look the same, is AMAZING and COOL! Also, being able to download a list is a thing of beauty too! I have called in the past and had wonderful customer service experiences. I would highly recommend your business to anyone who asks.”

Karlyn said, “Reordering is easy especially with the ability to upload an excel file.”

Other Great Reviews

Dawn

“I ordered name tags for a charity Board on which I serve. You guys were fantastic! I received proofs, made some changes, received those very quickly, approved them and received the tags within a week. Your people were very polite when I called. The product is a wonderful quality. My Board is absolutely going to love them. Thank you for a great job!”

Susan said, “Your customer service rep told me how to order additional tags online for an existing account, and she was very helpful. Thanks!”

Chacha said, “This is my second time placing an order with you. Ordering is simple, and the product is high quality and exactly what I expect to receive. Thank you!”

customer reviews for service and product at coller industriesWe appreciate all the feedback received from our customers and would love to hear about your experience with our company. Send us your reviews, questions and comments on our products and services. And let us know if there is anywhere we need to improve.