Fidget Spinners & Name Tags

Two of the most fun words are, “Now Trending.” And we all want to stay “on trend.”

Here at Coller Industries, we’re trying to keep up with these trends. We’re also having fun while doing that! And, here is the proof. Look what we made!

NAME TAG FIDGET SPINNERS

custom shapes and fidget spinners here at coller industries keeps us up to date on trends

While we don’t make it a habit of overdoing custom shapes, we just had to participate in this growing trend. And look at the fun we’ve started! While we have only produced three fully functioning spinners, it was a fun project that we just had to share!

custom shaped name tags laser plastic engraved and fidget spinnersUnique, Custom Shaped Name Tags

Highlight the shape of your logo or simply draw more attention to it by choosing from one of our custom designs. Choose from a variety of stock shapes, such as an oval or a circle. While we have these stock shapes, if we don’t have the shape you are looking for, we also have a design team on hand that will work with you on a shape to meet your specifications and to help out with those extra little ideas.

A name tag with a custom shape, color and size makes a visual verification of the name tag easier. These name tags draw the customers’ eyes straight to you, leaving them with nothing to wonder. The different shapes or sizes will help make your name tag stand out from the crowd. Just let your imagination run wild and design a badge that will separate you from your competition.

So, the lesson here is to embrace these trends.

Whether it be a custom shape, a unique logo for your business, or something to stay on trend with your industry, trends keep us all in business! Need any more convincing? Check out everything we have to offer for all of your personal identification needs at www.nametag.com!

We also need to add that while these are not available for purchase, simply order a custom shape and you can assemble your own.

Cheesecake, Coller Industries and Donations

Coller Industries prides itself on our contributions to our community. Donations to repeat customers make our work completely worth it.

With being the go-to specialist for all personal identification needs, Coller Industries enjoys donating name tags and other custom items to those who need a little bit of help. And, while we care about all of our customers, we love it when we have clients who feel comfortable coming back to us every year. Part of our community of caring means that we give back to the community.

donations make coller industries who we are and show community participationThe Cheesecake Factory Charitable Foundation

Sherry O’Neill is the General Manager at The Cheesecake Factory Charitable Foundation. She said, “In addition to the 15th Annual Golf Tournament event to raise funds for City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Foundation works within The Cheesecake Factory’s inspiring and engaging culture to allow staff members the opportunity to give back to various parts of their community.”

The Foundation exists to fulfill its mission through enhancing surrounding communities’ well-being. This non-profit organization was created not only as a means to raise funds for worthy causes but also as a way to unite our caring and conscientious staff members in charitable causes.

O’Neill also said, “These continued donations help us facilitate an essential aspect of our event, identifying valued bidders. At the Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament, members wear name badges. These leverage communication, allow for ease of execution, and ultimately create an amiable atmosphere. This encourages members to return each year and continue to donate to City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.”

Coller Industries donated badge holders with printable inserts and round black lanyards.
providing donations to those in our communities is what makes coller industries special
providing donations to those in our communities is what makes coller industries special

“On the day of the golf tournament, every volunteer, employee, and attendee will have their own name badge,” said O’Neill. “The donation, which was kindly offered to us, helps to offset the cost of ordering necessary materials.”

coller industries provides donations to those in our community

We are grateful for organizations such as The Cheesecake Factory Charitable Foundation. All of our donations are sincerely something that helps us stand out from our competition.

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!

3 Great Inserts for Reusable Products

It’s new product time again! This time it is INSERTS!

For many years, Coller Industries has offered reusable name badges and name plates. These products are ideal for retail stores and office with a high-turnover rate or seasonal employees. And, to top it off, these badges and plates offer an easy system to provide personal identification to staff will still having a professional look.

Mighty Badges™ are one of these reusable products. And now, they just got better!

But, first things first. For those who do not know what a Mighty Badge™ is:

Each badge comes in three parts: the metal back plate, the printable insert and the clear lens. The metal back plate has the option of leaving it blank or printing a UV color logo on it. Add names with the printable inserts using your laser or inkjet printer. Then add the clear, plastic lens by snapping it into place over the top of everything to hold the badge together. Choose from multiple sizes to create a great look for a professional name tag.

reusable personal identification products now have three types of inserts for mighty badgesAnd now, how we just made these better!

We use to just sell one type of printable insert for each Mighty Badge™.

Classic Clear:

Meant for a larger run of names, these clear, plastic inserts are torn out of the sheet after printing. Use each sheet on either a laser or inkjet printer. You will want to make sure you print the whole sheet as it is not recommended to run these through your printer after you remove any of the inserts.

Now we sell three types! And they’ll work with most printers out there!

Clear Peel Off:

These clear, plastic peel off inserts are designed for those who only need one at a time. Simply print the names you need and remove them from the sheet as you need them. They fit most Mighty Badges™ sizes and are available for both laser and inkjet printers.

Paper Peel Off:

Perfect for full color logos or designs, these opaque, paper peel off inserts will give your name tag a unique look. They cover the back plate entirely with your full color insert. Use either a laser or inkjet printer and remove them one at a time from the sheet or use the whole sheet at once.

And, of course, we still offer the Classic Clear Inserts.

reusable personal identification products now have three types of inserts for name platesAnd here’s the really great news! You can get the same inserts for our Reusable Name Plates line as well!

Add new names to these reusable name badges and name plates quickly and at your convenience with these printable inserts. And, if you need help choosing which insert type will work best for your needs, please give us a call!

3 Top Lessons Learned from Donating

There are many lessons to be learned from providing donations to our clients.

For almost eight years, Clyde and Gary Coller, the CEO and President of Coller Industries Incorporated have generously donated to Granite Education Foundation. The Collers give time and money to those in need, and each year they strive to give back to our local community.

We started donating to Granite Education Foundation in 2009 and to date we have given over $37,000. As employees here at Coller Industries, it is a delight knowing that our employer is so generous and giving to our community. And, each of these individual donations makes its mark on both the givers and the receivers. And each teaches valuable lessons.

Lesson No. 1:

“(Donations make) us more responsible in the community,” said Gary Coller. “Hopefully our customers appreciate when they see that we give back to our community.”

Well said, Gary! These donations not only make us more responsible, but they also make us more aware of the needs of our neighbors and communities. From needing name tags in school and other places of business to needing a helping hand to members of our community, one will always find Coller Industries in the act of giving.

Lesson No. 2:

We received the following letter and valentines from Granite Education Foundation:

Hey, Valentine!
Exchanging heartfelt messages on Valentine’s Day is a well-loved tradition. While the earliest Valentines were little more than hastily scribbled notes, today we can choose from thousands of varieties, each designed for a specific relationship in our lives. A hundred years ago, only sweethearts exchanged Valentine’s Day cards, but the practice has spread to encompass friends, family, colleagues and supporters.
This year, Granite Education Foundation and students from throughout Granite School District want to express our heart-felt thanks for your continued generosity and support. Enclosed you will find hand-made Valentine’s Day cards that our students created with YOU in mind. Additionally, please find enclosed a small edible token as an expression of Granite Education Foundation’s appreciation for your continued support and boundless goodwill.
In our opinion, YOU’RE AWESOME SAUCE, Valentine! Thanks for believing in our mission and for the extra boost you give kids and educators. We couldn’t accomplish what we do without YOU.
Thank you with all our heart!
Brent Severe, Chief Executive Officer
JeAnna Ellis, Office Coordinator / Donor Relations
Audrey Price, Finance / Operations
Erin Woodlief, Giving / Events Coordinator

Donating means that not only have we impacted the lives of Coller Industries employees, but also the lives of the children and teachers in our neighborhoods. So, no matter what we do, we are always aware that people are watching and wondering what we do. It’s never about the name tag, it’s always about the person!

lessons learned from providing donations to those in our communities

lessons learned from providing donations to those in our communities

lessons learned from providing donations to those in our communities

And, last but not least, Lesson No. 3:

By believing in the mission of other organizations and helping them in their directives, we end up helping ourselves. Now, while this may sound a bit selfish, here are the reasons that isn’t the case.

By helping Granite Education Foundation with their needs, we benefit the lives of countless children. Which, in turn, helps their families. And that’s only the beginning of the chain! By paying our efforts forward, we are in fact returning to our community. And just look at the wonderful thank you’s we have received thus far!

We’ve learned from these lessons and we just want to say thank you right back! So, not only to Granite Education Foundation but to all those who receive our donations, THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU! We cherish all of our customers and their communities!