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!

Honoring A Veteran and Their Service

No matter the time of the year, honoring a veteran is an age-old tradition.

So, why not make sure that these veterans know how special they are? Here are some great ideas to make any veteran know just how grateful you are for their service.

Custom Award Plaques

give a custom plaque to your favorite veteran as a token of your appreciationWhile it may seem a little thing, designing a custom plaque for a well-deserving veteran will help them understand what their service meant to you. From choosing the best wood and finish to creating all the little details on the engraved plate, these awards are one of a kind.

Add names, titles, designations and choose an image or graphic to go with the text. Remember that these award plaques are meant to be just as unique as each veteran is. From an “Award of Excellence” to a commemorative message, these plaques will make any veteran appreciate your time.

award plaques are the perfect way to show any veteran just how much you careAnother great idea is to recognize the time spent by a veteran’s loved ones. Use poetry or other passages to help these family members and friends know how much they are noticed and loved. Some ideas could include “The Military Wife” or “A Soldier’s Prayer.”

But, no matter what you decide on for the text for these unique custom plaques, remember that your veteran deserves something that will fit their personality and service.

Executive Name Wedges

show a veteran in your life just how much you care with an executive desk wedgeEach solid wood desk wedge comes with an attached metal name plate, which is personalized with up to two lines of text and a logo or graphic. So, add the military branch logo or something that symbolizes the veteran’s service. From a ship to a boot and sword, make sure to customize these decorative name plates to fit each veteran for which you are shopping.

And, no matter which material you choose for the desk wedge, it is sure to please your recipient. From a dark walnut to glossy black, these name plates are strikingly beautiful and fit on any desk or shelf.

So, whichever product you choose, the veteran in your life is sure to enjoy your thoughtful gift of remembrance.

Acupuncture, Healing & Name Tags

What does acupuncture have to do with name tags?

Coller Industries Incorporated loves giving back to our community. It’s what helps define our business standards and practices. And, without these donations, we know we wouldn’t be complete. Our most recent contribution goes to a wonderful corporation who is helping their community through acupuncture.

Acupuncturists Without Borders of the National Capital Area (AWB-NCA)

using acupuncture to help survivors, first responders, emergency personnel and other care providersAWB-NCA offers acupuncture and integrative medical care to restore vitality and renew the spirit of people suffering from traumatic stress. We create peace for one family, one community, one world, one person at a time.

AWB is committed to collaborating with local community-based organizations and treating all who have been affected by traumatic events. This includes survivors, first responders, emergency personnel and other care providers. We offer services and training in local communities with the goal of creating long-term, sustainable benefits after we leave. They intend to empower each community we serve in a way that best supports their particular needs for rebuilding and recovery.

Susan Berman, Licensed Acupuncturist at AWB-NCA, said, “Acupuncture is an ideal approach for the multiple, complex and over-lapping symptoms associated with high levels of stress, including insomnia, pain, digestive disturbance, challenges with cognition and focus, depression and anxiety.”

AWB-NCA’s Recent Disaster and Crisis Relief Efforts: In 2018, they responded to the shooting in Parkland, FL, the volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico. In 2017, AWB provided thousands of treatments in Texas, Florida, Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, and California communities devastated by hurricanes, floods and fires.

Berman also said, “Acupuncturists Without Borders of the National Capital Area (AWB-NCA) is a year old! Thanks to our supporters and our dedicated volunteer staff, we are proud that we have provided over 250 free acupuncture treatments in our local community in two free community acupuncture clinics. Acupuncture has been an effective tool to help people cope with the anxiety, insomnia, pain and other stress-related symptoms that have increasingly affected our community members during this past year.”

helping AWB with name tags work better with acupuncture treatmentsDonating Plastic Name Tags for Acupuncture

Coller Industries donated purple, plastic name tags with magnetic fasteners. These name tags are both durable and economical. They can be customized with names, titles and logos for any office, business or organization. And, the magnetic fasteners are one of our most popular choices because they are so easy to use.

Each donation we make is something that helps us stand out from our competition. And every time we donate, we are grateful for the opportunity to share back into our community.

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.”