Fun in the Sun with Coller Industries

Summer is always a wonderful time here at Coller Industries!

playing at the park with coller industries at the summer bbq and partyWe’re busy getting out orders and making sure we stay on task so that our customers get what they ordered. But, we also know how to have fun! Every year, Coller Industries throws a Summer BBQ Bash for the employees. And every year it seems just to get better.

The party is held at Germania Park (a local park here in Utah) every year. It’s a great place with plenty of space for all the employees to come and enjoy the food and company. There is always fun for all ages, and the employees were encouraged to bring their families.

This year included a bounce house for the kids and water guns for anyone who wanted to play. We also had fantastic food provided by Joe Morley’s BBQ. The spread they brought was fabulous and fed everyone till they couldn’t eat anymore.

playing at the park with coller industries at the summer bbq and party

playing at the park with coller industries at the summer bbq and party

 

As employees, we would like to give a special thank you to Coller Industries and especially the Coller family for providing such an enjoyable activity for their employees.

And here’s how we do that:

Mathew, Web Design and Development, said, “Being with family and friends was the best part. I love being with people that I can socialize with and be comfortable around.”

Lydia, Customer Service, said, “The food was my favorite part because it was all really good and there was nothing I didn’t enjoy.”

Charles, Sample Requests, said, “The ribs were delicious!” He also said, “I think we have an exceptional staff. I work for a very special company who really cares about its employees. And the result is that the employees have developed long lasting relationships.”

Amanda, Solutions Manager, said, “It was really HOT! But, my favorite part would have to be the BBQ. Coller Industries always tries out new and exciting BBQ places every year.”

Holidays and Celebrating Nametag Day

Nametag Day is all about spontaneity and silliness!

As we walk around our cities, we often forget to notice the people around us and miss out on chances to connect. A name tag says “I am open. I want to talk to you.” It adds an element of humanity to our day, breaking down an invisible barrier between us.

This holiday was started by a group of friends with organizing experience who decided it would be a great way to spend their time. They are the ones jump-starting this particular endeavor, but anyone who puts on a name tag is part of Team Nametag Day.

This special day is typically celebrated on the first Saturday in June. However, we are with these organizers and agree that every day should be Nametag Day.

And they believe that this holiday belongs to everyone!

nametag day is celebrated currently in san francisco and new york city

Nametag Day is entirely non-commercial, staffed by volunteers, and no people or organizations will profit financially from the event. All funds raised go to name tags, markers and other logistics costs. And we all profit from the day! We want people to make new friends, learn new things, and share a few extra smiles.

Who is helping make this holiday happen?

You! Every person who volunteers, donates money, wears a name tag, or spreads the word contributes to making Nametag Day a reality.

We are especially grateful to The Awesome Foundation, nametag.com and NYC Social Sports Club for their generous contributions.

How can you start your Nametag Day?

nametag day celebrated in san francisco but can be celebrated anywhere name tags are wornAnyone can celebrate this holiday, wherever you are – just wear a name tag! If you’d like to conduct a larger event, we request that you follow these core principles of Nametag Day:

The spirit of this holiday is to encourage openness, connection, and spontaneous fun. That’s it, nothing more.
Participants are expected to go to extra lengths to appear non-commercial. This means not wearing the same hats or shirts, etc.

Nametag Day doesn’t stop at 5pm. We hope that you will continue to acknowledge the people who make up your world. Smile and reply, “It’s okay” next time someone bumps you on the Muni. Say hello to that shy coworker.

Thank you to these organizers for making a holiday so special and dear to our hearts. We love being a part of this day and celebration!

4 Perfect Products for Any Event

Standing out at your event is a must for any company!

Let us help you to create that one-of-a-kind brand for which you are looking. Here is a small selection of options for your next event.

Conference Name Tags

choose from our large line of personal identification products for your next eventThese name tags are a perfect solution for any event! Networking is easy when everyone has a professional name tag, and the low cost won’t destroy your event budget. Instead of spending your time printing inserts and stuffing vinyl name badge holders, let us print your attendees’ names on custom laminated badges.

Lanyards

choose from our large line of personal identification products for your next eventLanyards are popular for their ability to keep essential items like a name badge or pen close at hand. Most often they have a name badge holder attached, and sometimes the badge holder displays the entire agenda for a meeting or conference.

Lanyards are available in a wide variety of styles, sizes, materials and colors. Customize them with your logo, text or slogans. Lanyards can serve as an efficient and inexpensive source of advertising when worn or given away at events.

Agenda Badge Holders

choose from our large line of personal identification products for your next eventBadge holders are an event staple as they are frequently used for conferences, conventions, trade shows, meetings, schools and visitor passes. Not only are they a good choice for these events, but they are also a fantastic option for reusable needs.

Use these reusable tools for an agenda holder. Print out the schedule of classes or a map of your event for attendees to keep near them for easy access and reference. You might also include a dry erase marker for each person as a way of keeping notes that can be easily wiped off when not needed anymore.

Badge Ribbons

choose from our large line of personal identification products for your next eventAttach these simple ribbons using the adhesive strip to name badges and name tags to show who is who at a corporate event. Use titles such as president, secretary, staff and so much more. Also use these as achievement ribbons by using titles like sponsor, alumni, delegate or pretty much anything else. Badge ribbons are a great tool to use at events like corporate meetings or conventions.

Creating Unity Through Education

Granite Education Foundation (GEF) and Coller Industries Incorporated are working together, again!

Due to our donations and continual support, Granite Education Foundation invited Coller Industries to attend this year’s Excel Evening of Honors. The “EXCEL Evening of Honors” was held on April 21st.

Granite Education Foundation (GEF) and Coller Industries Incorporated are working together, again!Every year, Granite Education Foundation supporters gather to recognize outstanding teachers, administrators and community members whose personal commitment and contribution impacts 67,000 students in the Granite School District.

The annual EXCEL Award publicly honors and recognizes educators who raise the bar of their profession. The award recognizes teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact.

Winners are nominated by school administrators, parents, colleagues and students through an intensive application process. A selection committee then reviews each application. Members of this Excel Selection Committee then surprise each winner at their school with the announcement. This interaction was recorded and shared at the presentation event.

The committee received over a thousand nominations and had to select only ten winners.

Gary Coller, President of Coller Industries, said, “I look forward to this every year, it’s an honor to be around great educators and dedicated professionals who support them. (With ten great teachers honored), and I was able to present an award to a teacher whose mother has also been recognized as a teacher of the year.”

Granite Education Foundation (GEF) and Coller Industries Incorporated are working together, again!Emily Lehnardt believes that children are perfect candidates for her to “awaken” the human spirit to love life-long learning. She feels children exude great curiosity and seemingly limitless creativity.

Emily applies Dr. Einstein’s teaching philosophy in her classroom. She believes Dr. Einstein lived in creative expression and knowledge. His creativity through experiments gave the world cutting-edge information.

“Ms. Lehnardt is exactly what my son needed in first grade. Her passion for teaching and learning shines through and really inspired him to love going to school.” -Parent

Ramona Braunberger, Marketing Manager for Coller Industries, said, “Emily is the educator you want (for your child). It is very apparent that she cares about the kids and is excited about teaching.”

During the gala, each winner received a special “Excel Award,” a gift basket, a monetary award, and other generous gifts to recognize their achievements.

“Every year we have the phenomenal opportunity to recognize educators who exemplify the values and mission of Granite School District,” said Dr. Martin W. Bates, Granite School District Superintendent.

“These individuals have demonstrated exceptional teaching skills and a commitment to student success. In addition, they provide meaningful contributions to their school community, and are constantly seeking ways to improve the educational experience of their students,” said Dr. Bates.

Congratulations to the 2017 GEF Excel Winners!

Emily Lehnardt – Cottonwood Elementary
Sheri Coats – Armstrong Academy
Sarah Wilson – South Kearns Elementary
Zachary Layton – Eisenhower Jr High
Wendee Johnston – Whittier Elementary
Yvonne Miller – Fremont Elementary
Rhonda Small-Oakes – Hartvigsen
Anita Ardi – Churchill Jr High
Callah Morrey – West Kearns Elementary
Craig Stauffer – Hunter High

Why Honor Teachers?

Research shows that students with high-performing teachers can progress three times as fast as students with low-performing teachers. Effective educators can influence the climate of the entire school. Their commitment, passion, expertise, and creativity are infectious. Students love them because they make learning fun and engaging. Administrators love them because they get results. Parents love them because they affirm their student’s potential.

In the face of increasing class sizes and insufficient funding and resources, the majority of Granite District teachers are dipping into their own pockets and their own time to bridge the gap for their students. Educators are finding progressive and engaging solutions to institutional problems and changing the world, one child at a time.

Coller Industries is proud to be a part of this process. While our role is small in comparison to these educators, we are still happy that we get to take part. Our children’s education has a direct impact on our business as we like to focus on working in our community. Helping out our local community is a large part of what defines the generosity of Coller Industries Incorporated.

Granite Education Foundation (GEF) and Coller Industries Incorporated are working together, again!

Merry Christmas from Our Desk To Yours!

coller industries incorporated annual employee christmas party with fun prizes and a jugglerColler Industries enjoys spoiling their employees! And we all love accepting it, especially at the annual Christmas party!

Now, don’t get us wrong. We care about our customers too. And part of that caring means that we are always giving back to our clients and our local community. But, it also means that we are regularly returning benefits to our employees and trying to make work as fun (and productive) as possible.

So, every year Coller Industries invites all the staff and their families to an annual Christmas party. This event includes lunch, games, presents and wonderful conversations! And this year, we had a special treat of local juggler Marcus Wilson.

Marcus, Funny Man Who Does Trickscoller industries incorporated annual employee christmas party with fun prizes and a juggler
(Marcus found out long ago) that as long as he was on stage people seemed to enjoy his obnoxious antics. In high school, while working at a restaurant, he learned to juggle with rolls and oranges and fell in love with useless tricks and odd skills. At the age of 22, armed with a handful of these tricks and a desire to entertain, he began doing shows. About five years later, he began performing in comedy clubs. Since then, he has been making his living performing.

As per tradition, the Red Lion Hotel in Salt Lake City hosted the Christmas party. This has been a favorite venue for our annual party for many years. The hotel had an excellent buffet of food for lunch including prime rib and salmon for the adults and macaroni and cheese with chicken fingers for the youngsters. And don’t forget the desserts: cheesecake, chocolate cake and pumpkin pie were all there!

coller industries incorporated annual employee christmas party with fun prizes and holiday mugs and name tagsEach year Coller Industries also provides an employee Christmas gift that always manages to contain a name tag! Because, well, we just love name tags! This year all the adults received mugs with our logo on them and a name tag in the shape of either a bell or a tree ornament. Each mug had a handful of candy included. And all the kids who were there received a present chosen just for them.

As employees, we would like to give a special thank you to Coller Industries.

And especially the Coller family and our office manager, Eboni, for providing such an enjoyable activity for their employees. And here’s how we say that thank you!

coller industries incorporated annual employee christmas party with fun prizes and a juggler
coller industries incorporated annual employee christmas party with fun prizes and a juggler

Danielle (Customer Service): “I’ve never worked for a company that has had a party before. So, this year was great, and I really enjoyed it!”

Ivan (Machine Operator): “I got to spend the time with co-worker and family. It was one of the best parties I’ve ever been to.”

Kylie (Shipping Clerk): “It was different from previous years, and I really liked that we didn’t do the same thing as before.”

Ramona (Marketing Manager): “The people we work with are such a great group, and it was fun to spend time together outside of work.”