2017 Customer Success Stories Contest Winners
Here’s to the winners! Check out these Positive stories from the winners of our latest Customer Success Stories contest.
We hope to see you on this list soon!
Customer success stories contest - first place
Company Name: The Parenting Center, Forth Worth, TX
Customer Success Story Contest: 1st Place Winner

Product Item # and Name: VP-5057 & VP-5030 MyPlate Preschool Portion Meal Plate Packaged With Educational Card in English and 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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Fire prevention educational tools and incentives
Company Name: Holly Ridge Elementary School, Holly Springs, NC
Customer Success Story Contest: 2nd Place Winner

Product Item # and Name:
  • VP-6828 Reading Rocks! Award Set
  • GN-797V Reading Rocks! Silicone Bracelet
  • NT-4402 Reading Rocks! 300-Piece Value Pack
  • LP-1917 Reading Rocks! Lapel Pin
  • GN-8857 Reading Rocks! Microfiber Pouch With Earbuds
  • WB-71F Reading Rocks! Water Bottle
  • BP-469 Reading Rocks! Two-Sided Drawstring Backpack


  • Challenge: The staff at Holly Ridge Elementary School wanted to create a unique incentive program to inspire children to read more books.

    Solution: While looking at the Positive Promotions website, a school employee noticed a number of items printed with the slogan "Reading Rocks!" The school picked that as its theme for the reading incentive program, which has been very successful. Through the program, students read a book, then write and submit a short summary. After four submissions, they get a “Reading Rocks!” prize such as a Heat-Sensitive Pencil from the “Reading Rocks!” 300-Piece Value Pack. After reading and summarizing eight books, students can choose a “Reading Rocks!” Lapel Pin or a “Reading Rocks!” Silicone Bracelet. Students who read 12 books get a “Reading Rocks!” Two-Sided Drawstring Backpack With Tips, a “Reading Rocks!” Water Bottle, or a “Reading Rocks!” Microfiber Pouch With Earbuds. Classes are in competition to see which one can get the most “Reading Rocks!” prizes. But, most importantly, students’ reading skills have improved and teachers have seen them grow more confident in their writing, according to a representative from the school.

    Market: Education

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    Fire prevention educational tools and incentives
    Company Name: The Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hot Springs, AR
    Customer Success Story Contest: 3rd Place Winner (tie)

    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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    Fire prevention educational tools and incentives
    Company Name: Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND
    Customer Success Story Contest: 3rd Place Winner (tie)

    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: University / College

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    Fire prevention educational tools and incentives
    Company Name: Marion-Walker Elementary, Bellefonte, PA
    Customer Success Story Contest: Honorable Mention

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

    Challenge: Several years ago, a new principal at Marion-Walker Elementary School wanted to make sure the school year got off to a great start.

    Solution: The principal gave Academic Monthly Desk Planners, pens, and a welcome letter to all staff members on the first in-service day. The Planners were a hit and many stopped by the principal’s office to express their appreciation for the special gift. The recipients of the Planners said it was very helpful to receive them during the first faculty meeting because they could simply enter important dates and events as they were announced. The principal has continued to distribute Positive Promotions’ Planners at the beginning of each new school year, and plans to continue the tradition for many years to come.

    Market: Education

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    Fire prevention educational tools and incentives
    Company Name: Fort Pierce Police Athletic League, Fort Pierce, FL
    Customer Success Story Contest: Honorable Mention

    Product Item # and Name:
  • OS-1023 Sports Squeeze Bottle
  • IOS657P “Winners Don’t Do Drugs” Red Ribbon Mini Football
  • OS-5974 Football Stress Relievers


  • 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: Public Service / Non-Profit / Government

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    Fire prevention educational tools and incentives
    Company Name: Moses Lake Police Department, Moses Lake, WA
    Customer Success Story Contest: Honorable Mention

    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: Non-Profit / Government / Public Service

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