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IDville: Tulip Time’s Resource for Event Identification

by Maggie 24. April 2015 14:46
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It’s about that time again in West Michigan…Tulip Time! This year marks Holland, Michigan’s 86th year of hosting the Tulip Time Festival taking place from May 2-9.

“The Holland Tulip Time Festival invites the world to join the dance as we celebrate our Dutch heritage with a festival showcasing our dynamic community and its spectacular tulips.” The Holland, Michigan area boasts nearly 4.5 million tulips, planted in City parks, at public attractions, and along City streets. The tulips are currently in the process of shooting up just in time for the festival! 


The tulips that bloom are only part of the attraction, as there are also national entertainment acts, events & activities for all ages, Dutch Dance performances, and some of the largest parades in Michigan!
 

 Come see for yourself why Readers Digest has named The Holland Tulip Time Festival the “Best Small Town Festival in America”! 

This year, IDville has the pleasure of being on of Tulip Time’s sponsors, and we’re really excited about the opportunity! Our IDville Sales Manager and Holland native, Jennifer Reeves, has a few words to share about IDville’s Tulip Time sponsorship.  

Jen is a tulip enthusiast and loves beaching it on the weekends at Holland State Park. Her favorite tulip time activity is watching the Klompen dancers perform on 8th Street – “Hundreds of dancers in the middle of the street performing in unison, while wearing (and high kicking) in wooden shoes? It’s a sight to be seen!”

 
 

Can you tell our readers a little bit about IDville’s role in Tulip Time 2015?

Jen: IDville joined Tulip Time as an Event Identification sponsor. We have an opportunity to help Tulip Time unify their volunteer identification, while branding the organization at the same time.
By sponsoring this event, we were able to provide them with an ID Maker printer system, lanyards, and other accessories to help them easily identify the over 3,000 volunteers that help make this annual event a success.  

 

What inspired you to take on the Tulip Time project that IDville is doing?

Jen: As a volunteer for Tulip Time, I’ve witnessed first-hand local businesses and organization come together to promote our community while fostering and growing business relationships. Our brand is a national brand, as is Tulip Time, which is one reason why this makes it a perfect fit. 

In the past, Tulip Time used a variety of different formats to identify their volunteers, staff and board members. This year, the volunteers will be identified easily with their unified lanyards and badges. With over 400,000 visitors, it’s critical to have volunteers easily identifiable with the appropriate credentials to ensure the safety and security of all who visit. Our meeting and event products were a perfect fit!

Gwen Auwerda, the executive director of Tulip Time said, “Wow! Love all of it, easy to use. The custom lanyards (shown to the right) are very classy! Thanks a million, this raised the bar for us for sure!”

  

What is your favorite Tulip Time memory?

Jen: My first Tulip Time living in Holland, I volunteered to walk along the float my employer has entered into the parade. It wasn’t revealed to me until much later, that I would be expected to wear wooden shoes. Seven pairs of socks, and two miles later, I was smiling from the experience and ready for the next parade!

 

What is your favorite part about living in Holland?

Jen: Hands down, being so close to the beach. In the summer, I call Holland State Park my second home. In addition to the beach, we have one of the best downtown districts where it’s easy to grab a bite, shop or just stroll – even in the winter, thanks to our heat melt system. Finally, I love the people. Great friends, neighbors, business associates. To me, Holland is a place where that small town community feel is alive and well.


Come find us at the event and say hello, we’re excited to meet you and would love to help you meet any identification needs you may have! Visit our web at http://www.idville.com/home.do or give us a call at 616.698.0889 for more information today.

 

   

Promote your Brand with your Badge!

by Maggie 30. March 2015 13:17
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The other day I was grabbing lunch and this small whiteboard caught my eye.  I had to snap a picture to show you all and hopefully spark some creativity! 

Simple ideas like this example are a great way to get your brand out there! Not only did this promotion benefit both the Insurance Company and the  restaurant, but it also gave the Insurance company publicity to every customer that came into the restaurant that day. What a great way to create relationships in your community…and it all started with an employee badge.

To learn more about simple solutions for your identification needs, contact one of our system specialists at 1.866.438.4553, or shop online at http://www.idville.com

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Protect K_ _ S. "ID" is key

by Maggie 25. February 2015 15:38
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It’s a busy time for our education tradeshows at IDville. Jason just got back from the National Association of Secondary School Principals tradeshow, and in the coming month, we have four more education tradeshows to attend!

Education World® notes that ID badges are a great way to enhance school security in their recent article, Badge, Please? Schools Turn to IDs to Enhance Security. ID badges are an effective and simple way to make sure everyone on campus belongs there. With everyone wearing ID badges, it is easy to identify who is official from a safe distance. They’re a great tool for campus access and control. With recent school violence, it’s better to play it safe!

Some school officials are apprehensive about the idea of staff ID badges. They don’t want their school to become a cold, institutionalized place. To make badges warm and friendly, try putting your school emblem on them and create your own design! Fancy them up with a fun lanyard or badge reel to add some personality.

Requiring badges for teachers and students is a great way to ensure security for the kids, and what could be more important? To learn more about simple solutions for your identification needs, contact one of our system specialists at 1.866.438.4553, shop online at http://www.idville.com, or find us at any of these tradeshows.

Lanyards are our Love Language

by Maggie 13. February 2015 10:30
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there is no better way to be festive than by wearing IDville’s Heart Fashion Badge Reel with Sparkles or our Fun Hearts Fashion Retractable Lanyard.  If this lanyard doesn’t satisfy you, design your own custom lanyard with our Custom Lanyard Wizard! Save 10% on custom lanyards today! 

These ID card accessories are great gifts in the workplace and are sure to create an atmosphere of love.

It’s the little things!

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Shop at IDville,
We’re here to help you!

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How to get students, staff and employees to wear ID badges

by Kelli 21. April 2014 10:03
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If you’ve recently implemented a policy requiring your students, staff and employees to wear their ID badges every day, you’ve probably noticed that enforcing that policy is easier said than done! Many schools and businesses find that students and staff members tend to forget their ID badges at home or lose them or “their dog ate it”. Whatever the reason, continuous ID badge reprints can get costly…and it’s a hassle for your administrator taking hours to reprint those lost badges. 

ID badge accessories are a convenient and fun solution to help everyone protect their badges and keep them handy when they need to be swiped or presented often. With a wide range of accessory options, there’s got to be something for each member of your organization that will help them keep their ID badge accessible. At IDville we offer options like cool lanyardsbadge holdersclip attachments and badge reels

Using different colors of ID badge accessories is also a great opportunity to differentiate between grade levels, employee departments and building visitors. This will aid in quick visual recognition of who should be where inside your building. Many badge accessories are even customizable so that you can add your brand or team member names. There are so many options; there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Fashion ID Badge Accessories Special Discount

by Kelli 10. February 2014 10:08
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If you’re looking for a more fashionable option for ID badge wear, look no further! IDville is offering 10% off all fashion ID badge accessories in February. With options ranging from rhinestone and beaded lanyards to themed retractable badge reels, there’s a stylish option for everyone! 

Just visit and ‘Like’ our Facebook page to get your coupon code and take advantage of this awesome discount! Happy Shopping!

Winter Is Here...

by Kelli 16. December 2013 15:00
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It’s that time of year again where we all try to shuffle to and from the car as quickly as possible to get back inside and out of the cold. If your building uses ID badges as proximity cards for door access, this would be a great time to make sure your team has the ID badge accessories they need to keep their ID badge easily accessible when they get to work. 

IDville has several ID badge accessory options to keep your ID badges close at hand, ranging from blank and custom lanyards to retractable badge reels to ID badge clips. With several affordable options available, finding something for everyone has never been easier! 

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Trade shows: my secret to understanding customer needs!

by david 7. August 2013 08:53
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After attending over 40 tradeshows within the past year I have seen my fair share of the country.  What I have really noticed is that almost everyone wears an ID badge!  From the contractors used at the exhibit halls, to my taxi cab drivers,  to the baggage handlers loading luggage onto the plane, everyone is wearing an ID badge!   

The one ID accessory that I see being used the most by women is our new Rhinestone lanyard. These new, sparkly lanyards have made it fun and stylish for woman to wear their IDs.  We recently gave these lanyards away at the SHRM conference in Chicago and our booth was almost overrun by human resource professionals wanting these shiny gems!

The most popular ID badge accessory I see being used by men are our carabiner badge reels.  These badge reels are sturdy and dependable and allow you to wear your ID badge on your belt loop and then clip onto your keys so that you don’t forget the ID the next day.  Make sure to check our carabiner badge reel supply as we also have reels that have a measuring tape and flashlight built into them!

One of the most rewarding things about being on the road promoting IDville is running into current customers who have one of our ID Maker ID systems. It’s great to hear them rave about their ID Maker system being easy to use while allowing them to make a professional badge that no other system can create.  Customers are always quick to flip open their purse or wallet to show me their ID and how they designed it with their logo and artwork.  Many of the customers that I worked with as they chose an ID printer use the custom card design that I originally made for them per their request!

Interested in an ID system and want to see a custom ID card design with your logo?  Fill out your info here and one of our sales reps will contact you ASAP.

I will be at the following shows over the next couple of weeks.  Stop in and say hello!

International Association of Fire Chiefs – Chicago 8/16 & 8/17

Midwest Security & Police Show – Tinley Park 8/20 & 8/21

Are Your Employees Wearing Their ID Badges?

by Kayla 2. October 2012 11:33
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If not, maybe it’s because you haven’t provided a comfortable, fashionable, or secure way to wear them! 
 
Did you know that IDVille has fashion lanyards and badge reels to suit the trendiest of tastes? We also have horizontalverticalheavy duty, and sealable badge holders.We offer several options for customization so you can ensure the way your employees wear their badges fits your corporate look and feel.  Use your lanyard to promote a message, motto, or attitude! Try our custom lanyard wizard
 
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If you have questions regarding ID badge accessories, feel free to contact one of our identification system specialists at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today!  
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Kayla is a Marketing Specialist with over three years marketing experience. As a new addition to the IDville team, she is eager to share her social media savvy side and crazy affection for cats with IDville customers and co-workers. 

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How To Wear Your Government ID Badges

by david 24. May 2012 14:49
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If you haven’t heard, we’ve recently been added to the approved vendor list as a provider of photo identification systems and accessories by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA.) Do you know what that means? Click here to find out! We have all of the accessories for Government employees to wear their photo IDs safely and comfortably all day long! Whether you choose a lanyard, badge holder, or badge reel we have a variety of options for you to choose from. 


  • Ultra heavy duty badge reel: Heavy duty steel badge reels  are made in the U.S.A. with a chain link cord and sturdy metal slide clip back for easy access to your photo ID. If you carry multiple heavy weight keys, this is a durable option to safely and conveniently carry your ID card and all of your keys.

  • Heavy duty badge reel with locking safety cord: Carry your heavy keys on this safety-locked heavy-duty badge reel. Includes slide clip and tight spring clasp on carabiner attachment to ensure you won’t lose one of the many keys carried on a daily basis. The added locking safety feature keeps your keys convenient at a good length for when you’re on the go!

  • RFID Secure badge holder: Innovative RFID badge holders protect against identity theft by blocking RFID signals. Government information is not only important but valuable and it deserves the utmost protection. These badge holders provide an excellent added security measurement to ensure the safety of your vital information.

  • Breakaway lanyard: Keeps your ID badges visible and accessible with a breakaway feature for added safety and security. Breakaway lanyards are great especially if you’re working in the field. Now you don’t have to worry about your lanyard getting caught on any equipment. The added breakaway features a quick safety release.  
     

It’s important to keep your identification convenient and visible at all times. Each of these accessories are a great way to keep your ID badge front and center and easily accessible for daily use. If you like these accessories, then you’ll also want to check out our made in the USA products. Choose from a variety of badge holders, lanyards and badge reels.

Are you a Government employee? If so, what are you looking for in accessories for your photo ID? To learn more, read one of our recent case studies or visit our knowledge center.

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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!)

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