Community, Education and Our Future

Sometimes it isn’t about the name tags. Sometimes, it’s just about helping our community.

Every year, as part of our way of celebrating the holidays, Coller Industries looks at how we can give back to our community. In the past we have given to different organizations and foundations, such as the Alaska Whale Foundation, to aid in their efforts. But, every year we always give to the Granite Education Foundation. This tradition of giving has been going on for nearly ten years.

giving back to our coller industries community through granite education foundation

To date, we have given over $57,000 to this fantastic foundation.

Coller Industries received a thank you letter from the Granite Education Foundation. The letter is from Brent Severe, CEO of the Granite Education Foundation. It reads as follows:

“Thank you for investing in futures through your generous donation to the Granite Education Foundation for programs in Granite School District. Because of you, more students can pursue an education in an environment that cultivates excellence. Your generosity creates possibilities, and your kindness nurtures engaged learning which will enrich education opportunities for our youth.”

While it isn’t about the money, it is about helping. We value education here at Coller Industries. And we want to make sure that everyone gets the education they need; this includes family, friends and neighbors alike.

The letter also states, “The Granite Education Foundation has been established to supplement the excellent programs in Granite District’s schools, to help provide the highest classroom opportunities for each child, and for teacher excellence awards. Know that you are helping dreams come true.”

The Coller family and their employees take pride in knowing we have reached out to our surrounding community. We will continue to do so in the hopes that we are helping our friends and neighbors. And we are also aiding in the education and celebration of our children.

As Gary Coller, President of Coller Industries, says, “(Donations make) us more responsible in the community. And hopefully, our customers appreciate when they see that we give back.”

From product donations to monetary help, the time we spend investing in education, our children and our community means a great deal to us.

Giving More Than Name Tags

The season of giving is in the air, and so are name tags!

With this being the season for giving, Coller Industries enjoys stretching out a helping hand. And while we donate our time and products all year round, this season is especially important. Giving and gratefulness go hand in hand! So we would like to express this gratuity. So, thank you to all of the organizations to which we provide donations, and Circles of Salt Lake is no exception.

circles of salt lake and coller industries giving and name tag donations

Circles of Salt Lake, as part of Circles USA, “believes no one should live in poverty. We believe strongly the responsibility for both poverty and prosperity rests not only in the hands of individuals, but also with societies, institutions, and communities. Our mission is to inspire and equip families and communities to thrive and resolve poverty.”

Ryan Gregersen, Coach and Program Coordinator at Circles Salt Lake, says, “Circles is a national initiative, new to Salt Lake. And we are excited to serve our community.”

With being the go-to specialist for all personal identification needs, Coller Industries enjoys donating name tags and other custom items. These items go to those who reach out to their communities. Part of our community of caring means that we also give back to the community.

plastic full color name tags with logo giving and name tag donationsWe provided Circles with Full Color Name Tags.

We print on a polar white plastic to make our thermal transfer process boost and brighten every color. This process will make your images and logos print in crisp, bright full color.

“Thank you for the donation of name tags!” exclaimed Gregersen. “These have been incredibly useful as we are just getting off the ground with our Salt Lake office, and are beginning to grow awareness about Circles in our community. In just the few days we’ve had the name tags, we’ve worn them to (several) conferences. They have helped in starting conversations about our organization. And this has led to building partnerships with community agencies, finding participants for our program, and recruiting volunteers.”

circles of salt lake staff wearing donated name tags as part of giving

Whether it is name tags, personalized ribbons or lanyards, Coller Industries strives to show our gratuity through seasonal and year-round giving! And, we hope that all of our customers have a happy holiday season.

Families, Donating & Name Tags

Donating to our customers is an excellent way to express our community support!

We’re at it again! Our newest donation was to Barren Heights. Donating our time and goods to those in our community is something in which Coller Industries takes pride. We love helping out where we can.

Darlene Schuff, Ministry Operations Manager at Barren Heights, said, “Barren Heights’ vision is to create more compassionate communities through families serving families. Together, we strive to show love to these families, so they know they are never alone.”

donating plastic engraved name tags to our customers helps our community

Barren Heights retreat is nestled atop the gently rolling hills of Allen County Kentucky, near Barren River Lake. The organization is unique in that they are the only camp in Kentucky to provide a no-cost experience to the entire family of a disabled child and they involve volunteer host families.

Barren Heights

Our mission is to love and encourage families. We do this primarily by providing free mini-vacation style weekend retreats and hosting community outreach events for families with physically or developmentally disabled children.

Our vision is to create more compassionate communities through families serving families with the love of Christ and led by the Holy Spirit to further the Kingdom of God.

We donated plastic, laser engraved name tags.

donating plastic engraved name tags to our customers helps our communityThese custom plastic name tags are a great way to present your business logo. And they build an excellent reputation with your clientele. Laser engraved name tags are made from a two-color, plastic material so both the text and the logo will be the same color.

“Thank you again for helping us out,” said Schuff. “Our retreats are completely free to families with children who have disabilities or special needs. So every donation makes a huge difference.”

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. We are thankful for organizations such as Barren Heights.

Neighbors, Donations and Name Tags

Our customers are amazing!

And, once again, we’d like to say thank you to them by highlighting our most recent donations. Coller Industries prides itself on our contributions to our community. Donations to repeat customers make our work completely worth it.

neighborhood house and donations help coller industries to stand out among competitors

Neighborhood House’s mission is to provide quality, affordable day care and supportive services to children and older adults based on their ability to pay. Preschool, afterschool, and summer programs for children and supervised care for adults are available to low-income families on a sliding fee scale, which determines the cost of care based on household income. Since opening our doors in 1894, Neighborhood House has remained committed to supporting low-income families in their efforts toward self-sufficiency and enhancing their quality of life.

Molly Neral, the Development Coordinator at Neighborhood House, said, “Name tags were donated to help our organization keep costs down while enhancing brand standards and brand visibility. They are used primarily for Tent Party, our largest event fundraiser of the year. They are to help differentiate committee, board, and staff members for guests.”

Logo Name Tags

Engraved in plastic, these name tags come in a variety of colors. Each name tag featured someone’s name, title and the Neighborhood House logo. These name tags are a great representation of how versatile Coller Industries’ products are. Each name tag is individually inspected to make sure it meets our quality standards. After that, we then send them to the customer.

plastic engraved logo name tags were part of coller industries' donations to neighborhood house

No matter the choice for a logo name tag, it will always meet our high-quality standards. And it is sure to match exactly what our customer needs.

“The event was wonderful, and the name tags look great!” said Neral. “Thank you so much again for this incredible donation! The event these name tags were used for was a record-breaking year for Neighborhood House with funds raised!”

We are grateful for organizations such as Neighborhood House. All of our donations are sincerely something that helps us stand out from our competition.

Should A Realtor Wear A Name Tag?

Amplifying your brand as a Realtor starts with wearing a name badge.

In a recent vlog for Real Estate Raw & Uncut, Byron Lazine and Tim Bray discuss the importance of why a Realtor should wear a name tag.

realtor name tags can be essential for amplifying your brandShould your chest be a billboard?” questions Lazine.

There are times when you should definitely have a name badge. Like when you are going to a national event or a local chamber meeting or things like that. I think somebody remembers your face, but they don’t remember your name,” said Bray.

Here’s the question: Does it increase your chances of getting business?” said Bray.

I think it does!” exclaimed Lazine.

So that’s the answer. It kinda goes against the grain of what I’ve thought about in the past,” stated Bray.

The question is:
Does it increase your chances of getting business?

Remember that everyone is a possible client. So wearing a name tag does have the potential to increase brand awareness and get your name and reputation out there.

Lazine also spoke on the importance of amplifying your brand as a Realtor. He compared the use of a name tag to using a business card with a picture. By wearing a name tag, prospective clients, as well as current clientele, will not only remember your face, but they will associate you with the brand you are representing.

realtor name tags can be essential for amplifying your brandBut should real estate agents wear name badges on a daily basis? Many other professions don’t wear them so that it could be perceived as cheesy or corny. And, in many cases, it depends on someone’s style. The most important thing to consider is to do what makes you feel the most confident!

Here at Coller Industries, we agree with Lazine and Bray. Name tags are important for everyone! But don’t just take our word for it. Check out the vlog (video blog) for yourself!