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What in the world is Presidential Environment?

Date: February 25, 2016 Author: Tammy Kim Categories: Blog

Presidential Environment a unique concept, deliberately created that way! We are not an environmental company, although we have been listed on more than one directory as such. We are a company that is constantly redefining ourselves, we find it helps fuel our creativity! We can be described as a provider of recognition products and services at the highest level. That was the vision of Presidential Environment when it was first created. We offer a variety of services, many of which even our...

Maintaining & Cleaning Memorials

Date: February 18, 2016 Author: Tammy Kim Categories: Blog

Organizations spend a lot of money recognizing their generous donors. That recognition typically looks great at the beginning but over time can begin to wear and look tired and ignored. In order for that recognition to stay vibrant, the recognition piece must be maintained and cleaned on a regular basis. When you think about the amount of money that has been invested in visible recognition you should also consider a budget to keep it looking its best. Different materials require different...

Not All That is Damaged Is Destroyed

Date: February 4, 2016 Author: Tammy Kim Categories: Blog

When recognition plaques become worn out, faded or even damaged it can be upsetting. This affects not only the organization who owns them, but the members of the community who identify with those monumental pieces. Replacing these is not always the best option and this country is filled with recognition pieces that span decades. There is significant history embedded in such pieces, but over time the elements can take their toll. Whether they be interior or exterior, weathering and UV exposure...

Recording the Donor Relationship

Date: January 28, 2016 Author: Tammy Kim Categories: Blog

Accurate and detailed records are important for any organization, but it is especially vital for donor recognition. Records are not only an accounting of what has been gifted to an organization, charity or cause but a snapshot of a relationship. Keeping up-to-date information relevant to those relationships can ultimately be more valuable than the initial monetary amount given. While most acknowledge that Donor Recognition is all about relationships, taking the steps to keep those...

Repurposing for Recognition

Date: January 20, 2016 Author: Richard Howes Categories: Blog

The past can be new again. Over the years we have had a number of opportunities to take advantage of past recognition, to enhance a new recognition project. Sometimes this goes back over 80 years! This approach can afford an organization the ability to link their current recognition with the history of the organization. This idea has become quite popular in design these days and has been dubbed “repurposing.” One of my favourite repurposing projects happened 10 years ago when we were...

Design Process Input

Date: January 13, 2016 Author: Steve McVeigh Categories: Blog

Before I ever sit down at my desk to start the first design stage of a project, significant time and thought have already been put in. There’s been the initial client meeting - possibly a site meeting to check the space, overall architectural elements, environment, measurements etc. We discuss with the client the requirements and guiding philosophy of this project. That fact finding meeting will explore creative approaches which resonate with the client, as well as with donors. It is...


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