Success Stories. Case Studies

SUCCESS STORIES

Company Name: Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND

Product Item # and Name: OSW-1905 Vida Non-Woven Messenger Bag
FGT-46 “Keep Calm & Color On: Creative Designs for Relaxation and Fun” Adult Coloring Book
OS-8518 Happy Face Color Changing Stress Ball
PKM-10 “101 Ways to Manage Stress” Bookmark

Challenge: Organizers of a health fair at Bismarck State College (BSC) wanted to attract attendees and encourage them to visit a variety of vendors. To do so, they needed to appeal to college students and give them an incentive to be there.

Solution: The organizing committee purchased 175 of Positive Promotions’ Messenger Bags imprinted with the committee name, “A Healthy BSC Community.” The bags were transformed into “comfort kits” that included stress-relieving items like the “Keep Calm & Color On: Creative Designs for Relaxation and Fun” Adult Coloring Book, Happy Face Color Changing Stress Ball, and “101 Ways to Manage Stress” Bookmark. The Messenger Bags were given to attendees who visited five vendor booths and completed a health fair Bingo card. “We received many wonderful comments on the overall look and presentation of the Messenger Bag,” said a member of the organizing committee. “It was appealing to our college population and did provide the draw we were looking for.”

Market: Education

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3RD PLACE WINNER (TIE) – 2017 Summer Customer Success Story Contest

Company Name: Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND

Product Item # and Name: TBP-223 “Caring Is Always In Season” Full Color Laminated Eco Tote
WB-888 “One Person Can Make A Difference” Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
WB-857 “Whooooo Makes A Difference? Yooooou Do!” Green Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
DB-200 “TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More” Northport Duffel Bag
DB-190 “One Team, One Goal, Making A Difference” Northport Duffel Bag


Challenge: Organizers of a health fair at Bismarck State College (BSC) wanted to attract attendees and encourage them to visit a variety of vendors. To do so, they needed to appeal to college students and give them an incentive to be there.

Solution: The organizing committee purchased 175 of Positive Promotions’ Messenger Bags imprinted with the committee name, “A Healthy BSC Community.” The bags were transformed into “comfort kits” that included stress-relieving items like the “Keep Calm & Color On: Creative Designs for Relaxation and Fun” Adult Coloring Book, Happy Face Color Changing Stress Ball, and “101 Ways to Manage Stress” Bookmark. The Messenger Bags were given to attendees who visited five vendor booths and completed a health fair Bingo card. “We received many wonderful comments on the overall look and presentation of the Messenger Bag,” said a member of the organizing committee. “It was appealing to our college population and did provide the draw we were looking for.”

Market: Education

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3RD PLACE WINNER (TIE) – 2017 Summer Customer Success Story Contest

Company Name: Central Union High School District

Product Item # and Name: #FGT-8 2017-2018 Academic Monthly Desk Planner

Challenge: Every year, new teachers at Central Union High School go through "New Teacher Orientation" to welcome them to the school district. As a token of appreciation, they're given a bag full of goodies. When Jessi Preciado, human resources secretary, ran out of the bags she normally used, she needed to find replacements that were appropriate for new teachers.

Solution: Preciado found Access Messenger Bags from Positive Promotions. She filled them with Positive Promotions' 2017-2018 Academic Monthly Desk Planners, as well as other classroom supplies, and then passed them out to new teachers.

Result: The Bags, Planners, and other items helped the new teachers get ready for the school year and served as a warm welcome from the school district. "It is so good to see how our employees appreciate the gifts they get," Preciado said.

Market: Education

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Company Name: School Administration Unit 49

Product Item # and Name: #OSA5142 Soup & Entree Lunch To Go

Challenge: After a more than three-year construction project, Sandra Moulton, custodial/maintenance supervisor at School Administrative Unit 49, wanted to thank her employees for their hard work. The construction project required them to move all of the furniture and classroom materials from one school building to another, while keeping the buildings clean and safe.

Solution: Moulton visited Positive Promotions' website looking for a unique, useful item in which to put her thank-you note to employees. She decided on Soup & Entrée Lunch To Go Packs. They helped her give something tangible to her workers to go along with her heartfelt thanks.

Result: Moulton said she received wonderful feedback about Positive Promotions' Soup & Entrée Lunch To Go Packs, and she loved the opportunity to let her employees know what valuable assets they are.

Market: Education

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Company Name: Rocky Point Middle School

Product Item # and Name: #OS-5293/Non-Breakaway Lanyard
#AWSP-1b Blue Award Plaque

Challenge: Denice Shaughnessy, administrative assistant at Rocky Point Middle School, needed to purchase items to recognize students who were chosen as Student of the Month. She also needed items for the school's PRIDE (Participation, Respect, Integrity, Diversity & Excellence) program.

Solution: Each month, 12 students were chosen by a team of teachers to be Student of the Month. They received Positive Promotions' Blue Award Plaques and a certificate. Positive Promotions' Non-Breakaway Lanyards and other gifts were given to students as rewards for positive behavior, as part of the PRIDE program.

Result: The Students of the Month had their pictures taken when they were presented their Blue Award Plaques. Receiving this recognition means a great deal to the students, Shaughnessy said. In fact, now if Students of the Month don't see their photos on the bulletin board, or if they don't receive their Plaques, they are quick to remind school staff that those things need to be done.

Market: Education

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Company Name: Maple Grove Elementary, Metropolis, IL

Product Item # and Name: #BP-276 Readers are Leaders
#GN-799V Star Reader Silicone Bracelets

Challenge: Each year, reading teacher Jennifer Abate-Barrett builds her first- through sixth-grade students' enthusiasm for reading. To help do this, she needs to recognize students who have reached specific reading milestones throughout the school year.

Solution: Abate-Barrett used Positive Promotions' products, including "Readers Are Leaders" String Backpacks and "Star Reader" Silicone Bracelets, to reward students for reading improvement and accomplishment.

Result: Including Positive Promotions' products as incentives provided Abate-Barrett with exciting ways to celebrate students' reading achievements. The recognition made a difference to students, Abate-Barrett said. "While ultimately our goal is for students to learn to value and enjoy reading for its own sake…I feel that (using incentives) builds a positive attitude toward our goal of creating lifelong learners," she said.

Market: Education

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Science Is Cool Silicone Bracelet I Love Science Glow-In-The-Dark Pencil

Company Name: Fairfield Country Day School, Fairfield, CT

Product Item # and Name: #GN-6967 "Science Is Cool" Silicone Bracelets
#PL-1188 "I Love Science" Glow-In-The-Dark Pencils

Challenge: Math teacher Kristina Barnaby wanted to reach out to the sisters of students at the all-boys independent school where she teaches. She volunteered to run a STEaM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) Camp where girls could collaborate, discover, and have fun without the distraction of boys. Barnaby needed to reward the girls for their participation in the camp with small souvenirs and awards to make their camp experience even more memorable.

Solution: Barnaby gave each camp attendee a Positive Promotions "Science Is Cool" Silicone Bracelet to wear throughout the week. Some girls also received "I Love Science" Glow-In-The-Dark Pencils for excelling in different categories, such as being the greatest risk-taker or the most creative inventor.

Result: PBarnaby isn't sure if the 10- and 11-year-old girls will become engineers and scientists, but she does know that the camp experience helped them make a connection between science and fun that they'll take with them throughout middle and high school. "All I can hope is that when they learn about Newton's Third Law ('For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction'), they smile and fondly remember the experiments they created during the summer STEaM camp in 2014," Barnaby said.

Market: Education

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Company Name: Rio Grande City CISD

Product Item # and Name: #FGT-8S Behind Every Great School Is A Great Staff 2017-2018 Academic Monthly Desk Planner

Challenge: For the upcoming year, Rio Grande City School District wanted to help its staff be better organized and stay on task.

Solution: Teachers were given an "Education a Team Effort" 2016-2017 Academic Monthly Desk Planner along with a pen from Positive Promotions to keep track of parent meetings, appointments and special events.

Result: The planner serves as an excellent organization tool while providing inspiring quotes and phrases of praise teachers can use.

Market: Education

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Work Together Succeed Together Silver Stylus Pen With Pillow Box

Company Name: South Shore Educational Collaborative

Product Item # and Name: #VP-4980 "Work Together Succeed Together" Pen

Challenge: South Shore wanted an item to give to employees as a token of appreciation for what they have done and all the help they've given throughout the year.

Solution: The "Work Together Succeed Together" pen was chosen because the theme reflects the values of the organization. The pen was given to employees recognized for their hard work at a year-end meeting.

Result: The South Shore staff enjoys this event and appreciates the recognition given by their peers and supervisors. The pen complemented the event perfectly.

Market: Education

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Company Name: Royalston Community School

Product Item # and Name: #VP-3043 "One Person Can Make a Difference" Insulated Tumbler

Distribution: During a Field Day celebration, tumblers were given to parents and teachers that have dedicated time for the sake of children at the school.

Challenge: Royalston has a very dedicated parent and teacher group that are always finding ways to raise money for school equipment. They also have staff working with little or no compensation that play an important role in the children's school day. The school wanted to recognize them and show how much they were appreciated.

Solution: Positive Promotions' "One Person Can Make a Difference" themed tumblers were given out during a Field Day celebration.

Result: Volunteers were very surprised, appreciative and grateful.

Market: Education

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Company Name: Usborne Books & More

Product Item # and Name: #MVP-152 Star Reader Gold Academic Medallion with Personalization
#NT2509B Star Reader Award Tag

Challenge: Incentives were needed for a Reading Program, "Reach for the Stars."

Solution: Students reaching a goal of 300 minutes a week received a Star Reader Award Necklace. For 500 minutes, they received a Star Reader Gold Academic Medallion hung on a ribbon in their school's color.

Result: he students loved them as it was like winning the Olympics. One first grader didn't take off his medal for an entire week!

Market: Education

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Company Name: Credit Union of Texas

Product Item # and Name: #GN-7766 Teamwork Clipboard

Challenge: Credit Union of Texas focuses on teamwork and wanted to share the importance of teamwork with its branch managers who work at different locations.

Solution: Positive Promotions' Teamwork Clipboards with a list of "10 Reasons Teamwork Matters" were given to branch managers.

Result: Motivated managers as well as reinforced the importance of teamwork.

Market: Financial Institutions

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Company Name: The Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hot Springs, AR

Product Item # and Name: TBP-223 “Caring Is Always In Season” Full Color Laminated Eco Tote
WB-888 “One Person Can Make A Difference” Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
WB-857 “Whooooo Makes A Difference? Yooooou Do!” Green Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
DB-200 “TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More” Northport Duffel Bag
DB-190 “One Team, One Goal, Making A Difference” Northport Duffel Bag


Challenge: People who are bedridden for long periods, like many of the residents of The Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, are in danger of developing pressure ulcers and urinary tract infections (UTIs). A treatment nurse at The Pines wanted to promote better hydration and skin care and decrease the rate of UTIs among residents. Incentives were needed to recognize the hard work of Certified Nursing Assistants and motivate them to increase their efforts in preventing these conditions.

Solution: A number of products from Positive Promotions were used to thank and reward staff for keeping skin issues amongst residents at bay. Prizes like the “One Person Can Make A Difference” Fruit Infuser Water Bottle were awarded weekly, and a big drawing was held at the end of each month. Staff who reported areas of redness and new pressure spots on residents before they developed into wounds were given tokens of appreciation like “Caring Is Always In Season” Full Color Laminated Eco Totes.
Recognizing and rewarding excellent care paid off. The Pines was nationally recognized by a UTI research program for going eight months without newly acquired pressure ulcers. The number of UTIs also decreased during that time.

Market: Healthcare

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3RD PLACE WINNER (TIE) – 2017 Summer Customer Success Story Contest

Parents Make A Difference 5-Piece Raffle Pack

Company Name: BCFS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Product Item # and Name: #RP-238 Parents Make A Difference 5-Piece Raffle Pack

Challenge: BCFS Health and Human Services, a nonprofit organization, provides services through Texas Families Together and Safe. This program offers classes for low-income parents and caregivers to educate them about quality family time and appropriate parent-child communication. Marissa Cano, program director, was looking for materials to help support what is learned in the classes.

Solution: Cano purchased a number of products from Positive Promotions, including "Smart Parenting" Journals in English and Spanish, "Parents' Guide to Student Success" Booklets, and "10 Tips For Positive Discipline" Glancers. They were given to parents and caregivers who attended the classes, and used as incentives to attend them.

Result: Positive Promotions' products helped educate parents and promoted child abuse awareness and prevention, Cano said.

Market: Healthcare

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Company Name: Madera County Public Health Department

Product Item # and Name: #HFD-75 Watching Baby Grow First Year Keepsake Calendar With Pocket

Challenge: Madera County Public Health wanted to educate new mothers and promote breastfeeding. It also wanted to encourage mothers to give toddlers water as a healthy alternative to sugary drinks.

Solution: Alma Rutherford, administrative analyst for Madera County Public Health, purchased Positive Promotions' "Watching Baby Grow" First Year Keepsake Calendars in English and Spanish. The calendars were given to moms who planned to breastfeed. Moms who continued to breastfeed past six weeks received White Ceramic Coffee Mugs. Mothers who participated in the WIC program were given 2-Handled Sippy Cups to remind them to give their children water to drink.

Result: While promoting breastfeeding and healthy habits, Madera County Public Health was able to educate new moms. Important information was included with each item that was distributed, Rutherford said.

Market: Healthcare

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Company Name: NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI

Product Item # and Name: #OSA-5473 Simple Step Pedometers

Challenge: NSF International needed to boost communication and camaraderie amongst members of its Canadian team.

Solution: The company launched a Team Walking Challenge in which coworkers were grouped into teams of four. Each team had the goal of logging the most steps over a two-month period. NSF Internationals' Corporate Social Committee purchased Positive Promotions' Simple Step Pedometers, had them imprinted with the company logo, and handed them out to participants so they could keep track of their steps.

Result: The Team Walking Challenge garnered more participation amongst NSF employees than any other social activity program in the company's history. "Everyone is really excited," said Robin Foster, business coordinator and social committee chair, "We've had suggestions to make this an annual event and extend an invitation to the international offices to compete against us next year."

Market: Healthcare

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Breakfast Stickers On A Roll

Company Name: Nutrition First Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Salem, OR

Product Item # and Name: #MRS-157 Breakfast Stickers On A Roll

Challenge: Laura Daberkow, a support specialist for Nutrition First CACFP, wanted to enhance her program's nutrition trainings, one of which focuses on eating healthy breakfasts. Her program partially reimburses childcare providers for serving nutritious meals to children in their care. Approximately 5,000 children ages 12 and under participate in the program.

Solution: Daberkow gave Positive Promotions' Breakfast Stickers On A Roll to program representatives to take along on childcare provider site visits. The Stickers feature breakfast-related slogans, such as "Breakfast Builds Brainpower!" and "Start Each Day the Right Way." Children at the sites received the Stickers and took them home to show their families. The Stickers opened the door for additional nutritional training in the children's homes.

Result: The Breakfast Stickers On A Roll helped promote the importance of eating healthy breakfasts, and Daberkow was pleased that they played an important role in enhancing her program's nutrition training. Not only were the Stickers a hit with the adults involved in the program, the children appreciated them, too. "The children love the bright colors and playful graphics," Daberkow said.

Market: Healthcare

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Company Name: PDC Healthcare

Product Item # and Name: #OSA4701 Earbuds In Travel Wallet

Challenge: Normally at trade shows, companies hand out boring promotional items. We wanted an item that wouldn't get thrown away.

Solution: The ear bud headphones we ordered from Positive Promotions were a huge success at the trade show our company attended. We know our customers will be using our promotional item when they are at the gym, waiting in a crowded line, or someplace where music helps to lighten the mood. What I really love about this product is that the carrying case is versatile and can be used as a coin purse as well. The custom imprint looks fantastic and matches our branding guidelines perfectly.

Result: Our customers were very excited when they saw them and were eager to take one home. This drew a lot of attention to our booth, giving us the opportunity to talk to prospective customers about our healthcare products and services.

Market: Healthcare

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Company Name: Score for a Cure, Inc.

Product Item # and Name: #OS6870 Lip Balm with Personalization
#OSA4135 16oz. Stainless Steel Bottle with Carabiner
#GNP3834 Personalized Ribbon Die-Cut Eco Notebook & Pen
#OS-9126 7 Day Med-Minder Pill Box

Challenge: In addition to its donation and support programs, Score for a Cure donates Chemo Care bags to local hospitals and cancer treatment centers for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. They donate Chemo Care bags to help chemotherapy patients as they go through the trials of breast cancer treatment.

Solution: Positive Promotions has provided many of the items within the bags and in doing so, has helped Score for a Cure help breast cancer patients.

Market: Healthcare

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Company Name: Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center

Product Item # and Name: #HFD-68 Steps to Living Healthy 2018 Wall Calendar

Challenge: Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center serves a big population of patients who don't speak English. They've tried to come up with friendly user tools to remind patients if and when they took their medication.

Solution: Calendars from Positive Promotions were handed out to patients for tracking meds as well as exercise. By using the Steps to Living Healthy 2017 Wall Calendar, patients were taught to put a sticker on the correct day for each time they tested their sugar, took meds in the morning (sun sticker) or took afternoon/evening meds (with a moon sticker). They also applied corresponding stickers on their medications to differentiate morning ones from evening.

Result: The tracking and use of calendar has built a lot of self-esteem in patients when they can see their progress. Patients commented how colorful and informative the calendars were and appreciated that they showed multi-ethnic photos. They appreciate the monthly health tips too.

Market: Healthcare

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Company Name: Willows Assisted Living

Product Item # and Name: #VP-5138 Pink Bling Lanyard with Retractable Badge Holder
#GN6789 Tough Guys Wear Pink Silicone Bracelet
#LP211PP Rebel with a Cause Lapel Pin and Card

Challenge: Willows Assisted Living wanted to alert residents and the public about the importance of early breast cancer detection.

Solution: A variety of breast-cancer awareness themed products, including lanyards, bracelets and pins were purchased for their staff. Even the men were able to show their support by wearing "Tough Guys Wear Pink" silicon bracelets.

Market: Healthcare

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Company Name: Brown County Hospital

Product Item # and Name: #GN-7383 Women's Cushioned Socks

Challenge: We wanted a product that was unique, had a breast cancer awareness theme, and could be included in a bag along with toiletries and information to help patients feel comfortable about mammograms.

Solution: Socks with a woven pink ribbon design were the perfect item to complete gift bags given to mammogram patients.

Result: Our patients appreciate that we understand how a mammogram can make them feel uncomfortable and therefore are more likely to come back to us for their following visits.

Market: Healthcare

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MyPlate Preschool Portion Meal Plate With English Educational Card MyPlate Preschool Portion Meal Plate With Card (Spanish)

Company Name: The Parenting Center, Forth Worth, TX

Product Item # and Name: #VP-5057 MyPlate Preschool Portion Meal Plate With English Educational Card
#VP-5030 MyPlate Preschool Portion Meal Plate With Card (Spanish)

Challenge: The U.S. is facing a widespread obesity epidemic that predominantly affects lower income families. The Parenting Center works to educate these families in the Fort Worth area about good nutrition. But because food is a central part of everyone’s heritage and culture, it can be hard to talk to people about changing their diets. A home-visiting parent educator with The Parenting Center needed an effective and thoughtful way to introduce low-income parents to healthy eating.

Solution: The parent educator purchased Positive Promotions' MyPlate Preschool Portion Meal Plate to use as a conversation starter and visual aid in low-income homes. The Meal Plate’s bright colors are attractive to children, its pictures make it easy for parents with low literacy skills to understand and use, and it serves as an effective tool to teach the importance of good nutrition in child development. After the parent educator’s visit, the family gets to keep the Meal Plate and can use it to measure appropriate portion sizes. The MyPlate Preschool Portion Meal Plate is a fun and interactive tool for teaching all family members relatable, applicable, and transferable skills in the area of nutrition, the parent educator said.

Market: Government

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1ST PLACE WINNER – 2017 Summer Customer Success Story Contest

Company Name: Fort Pierce Police Athletic League, Fort Pierce, FL

Product Item # and Name: Sports Squeeze Water Bottle - 28-Oz.
Winners Don't Do Drugs Red Ribbon Mini Football
Football Stress Reliever


Challenge: With the goal of “filling playgrounds, not prisons,” the Fort Pierce Police Athletic League (PAL) offers many programs for low-income youth, including summer camps, football, basketball, and other activities. Children involved in these activities needed a clean and easy way to stay hydrated.

Solution: For the past several years, PAL has purchased Sports Squeeze Bottles from Positive Promotions that are given to all the children in the sports programs. The kids write their names on the Squeeze Bottles right away and they bring them to every practice. Kids arrive at practice with their bottles filled with ice and water so they don’t have to wait in line for the water fountain and can easily stay hydrated during sports activities. The Squeeze Bottles are durable enough for use by the youth boxing program both in and out of the ring, a representative from PAL said, and withstand heavy use during all of PAL’s activities.

Market: Government

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HONORABLE MENTION – 2017 Summer Customer Success Story Contest

Pop-Out Paper Police Hat

Company Name: Moses Lake Police Department, Moses Lake, WA

Product Item # and Name: #PA-33P Pop-Out Paper Police Hat

Challenge: Most contact between police officers and children occurs when something bad or frightening has happened. Officers in the Moses Lake Police Department were looking for opportunities to have positive interactions with kids because they wanted children to know that police officers are there to help and protect them.

Solution: The Moses Lake Police Department purchased Pop-Out Paper Police Hats from Positive Promotions, which have been distributed to hundreds of children over the past year at various community events, including National Night Out, the Down Syndrome Buddy Walk, school functions, and police station tours. These events give police officers a chance to meet citizens and show children that officers are approachable and friendly. The Paper Police Hats lead to great conversations and kids love them, a representative from the department said.

Market: Government

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HONORABLE MENTION – 2017 Summer Customer Success Story Contest

40 Ways To I Eat Right, Exercise & Have Fun Silicone bracelet

Company Name: John Knox Village of Central Florida

Product Item # and Name: #BC-157 40 Ways To "Fit In" Fitness Every Day Pocket Pal
#GN-754V I Eat Right, Exercise & Have Fun Silicone Wristbands.

Challenge: John Knox Village of Central Florida wanted to provide recognition and special programs to show staff they're appreciated and valued. It planned to implement a six-week wellness incentive program to promote the idea that a healthy staff is happy and productive. Tools were needed to help make the program successful.

Solution: Wellness program participants were separated into teams and asked to keep track of their weight, height, body mass index, and blood pressure. They also underwent sit-up, push-up, flexibility, and balance tests. Each participant received a Positive Promotions "I Eat Right, Exercise & Have Fun" Silicone Wristband and a "40 Ways to 'Fit In' Fitness Every Day" Pocket Pal. Teams earned points for exercise as well as improvements in their wellness assessments.

Result: Participants proudly wore their Silicone Wristbands and put their Pocket Pals to use, said Wendy Highland, resident services coordinator. "Overall we have found that staff are excited about participating and those who signed up are making efforts to include more exercise and healthier eating choices into their lives," she said. "No matter what team places first, we are all winners."

Market: Government

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Company Name: Gladys Volunteer Fire Department

Product Item # and Name: #hm-92 Junior Firefighter Hats (Red)
#osa2748 Mood Silicone Bracelet (1 Side)

Challenge: The Gladys Volunteer Fire Department wanted to create a hands-on activity to help promote fire safety among its junior firefighters and other youth in the Gladys community.

Solution: At the 2014 Campbell County Heritage Festival, volunteer firefighters created a "Water Challenge." They suspended a 100-foot-long wire above the ground and placed a five-gallon bucket on it. Children used the water stream from a fire hose to push the bucket along the wire. Additionally, a 2,000-gallon tank was filled with water and 100 numbered rubber ducks. Children were encouraged to pull a duck from the tank. Those who did received a pink or red Positive Promotions Custom "Junior Firefighter" Fire Hat. Participants also received a "Gladys Volunteer Fire Department" embossed Mood Silicone Bracelet for a job well done.

Result: The event was very successful for the kids and adults, said James Booker, member of the Gladys Volunteer Fire Department. A total of 230 individuals participated in the "Water Challenge"and 180 children received Fire Hats. Even U.S. Senator Mark Warner attended the event and participated in the "Water Challenge," Booker said.

Market: Government

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Company Name: Village of Vinton

Product Item # and Name: #ITP-98 Emergency Preparedness Guide

Challenge: During the summer of 2006, Vinton was severely affected by a series of flash floods that damaged 80% of the homes and 40% of the businesses. Each year since 2006, the local government administration and public works department of the Village of Vinton try to prepare residents for the potential of flash floods or any other natural disaster.

Solution: Positive Promotions' Emergency Preparedness Guide was mailed out to the residents and businesses to help them prepare a disaster kit and emergency plan in case they are forced to evacuate their homes again. The Village of Vinton hopes its residents will never need to use this information but if the situation arises, they know they will be better prepared.

Market: Government

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Company Name: Sekisui S-lec America

Product Item # and Name: BC-49 Blood Pressure Recorder Pocket Pal

Challenge: Michelle Stevens, human resources manager at Sekisui S-LEC™ America, LLC, needed a tool to help promote good health during the company's monthly wellness challenge.

Solution: The human resources department set up a blood pressure station in the facility's break room. The station included blood-pressure-related displays, as well as three blood pressure monitors. Positive Promotions' Blood Pressure Recorder Pocket Pals were given to employees and the "3-3-3 Challenge" began. Associates were encouraged to monitor their blood pressure three times per day, three days per week for three weeks. Those who completed the challenge received $50 for their health savings account. Some even saved their Pocket Pals to give to their doctors.

Result: The best thing about the "3-3-3 Challenge," Stevens said, was that several employees realized their blood pressure was high, which prompted them to seek medical attention.

Market: Manufacturing

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Caught Working Safely Scratch & Win Prize Pack

Company Name: Thomas & Betts

Product Item # and Name: #RP-187 "Caught Working Safely" Scratch & Win

Challenge: At Thomas & Betts, safety has always been driven by leadership. The company also wanted it to be driven by its employees. In order for safety to become part of the employees' every day activities, the company needed them to become comfortable calling out both safe and unsafe situations.

Solution: Thomas & Betts began using "Caught Working Safely" Scratch & Win tickets to employees who were caught doing something safe or pointing out an unsafe situation. They, in return, were asked to recognize fellow associates doing the same.

Result: The Scratch & Win idea was an effective incentive as it brought about positive change in the company. Employees identified some significant concerns that have led to changes in policies and procedures and new engineered controls. This is the company's first major step made towards reaching a proactive safety culture.

Market: Manufacturing

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Company Name: IGLESIA DE DIOS GETSEMANI

Product Item # and Name: SH-9518 Success Begins With Believing You Can Adult T-Shirt

Challenge: Elena Ramirez, administrative assistant for Iglesia De Dios Getsemani, needed to find a unique T-shirt. She had to help her church group stand out from others at an event held in a local park.

Solution: Ramirez discovered Positive Promotions' "Success Begins With Believing You Can" T-Shirts, and purchased one for each member of her team.

Result: The Iglesia De Dios Getsemani group won the T-shirt contest because of the "excellent motivational phrase" the shirts had, Ramirez said. "They were a total success."

Market: Religious

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