Awards From Suppliers - A Closer Look

Tuesday August 4, 2009 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Industry Initiatives, Members

Any time we present awards at an industry event like the recent black-tie Counselor Awards at ASI Show Chicago, we spend a lot of time working with the supplier designing the awards – since the pieces are treasured by recipients for a long time to come.

This year we had the pleasure of working with the pros at Crystal D (asi/47759), whose slogan is “We exist to turn emotions into memories.” Chuck Dahlgren, president, and Angela Wurst, marketing coordinator, stood by their motto throughout the process of selecting the right awards to reflect the industry’s best and brightest talent.

I believe we don’t highlight our own industry’s unique products enough, so here’s an up-close photo of the Person of the Year award.  Also, a photo with me and Bonni Shevin-Sandy, president of Dard Products (asi/48500), holding her International Person of the Year award.

Crystal D offers more than 1,000 awards and plaques, along with eight imprint methods, so the decision-making process was thorough and allowed us to customize our awards to intricately represent the caliber of individuals and firms receiving them.

In addition to Crystal D, other Counselor Awards sponsors this year were Anvil (asi/36350), Mars Direct (asi/68888) and The Corvest Family - Toppers (asi/91530), Adva-Lite (asi/32145) and It’s All Greek To Me (asi/62960).

To see photos from the awards ceremony - including winners holding the Top 40 awards - click here.