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[Nick]Nameplate: Bacon Boy

by Maggie 22. June 2015 14:01
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Do you have any nicknames for your coworkers or employees? Create a custom engraved nameplate to proudly display them. It’s such a simple way to boost company morale! Here’s an example of one proudly displayed at IDville. It never fails to make me grin! 

It is my honor to introduce you to one of our super-system specialists at the ‘ville, Lee, more commonly referred to as “Bacon Boy.”  

You might be wondering-“How is one deemed the ‘Bacon Boy’?”

Well, the story behind the infamous “Bacon Boy” is really a pretty simple one. Here it is, straight from the horse’s mouth:

Bacon Boy: “During my interview process, Jennifer (sales manager) asked the hard-hitting questions and then informed me that two senior members of the team were going to interview me also.

In walked two experienced system specialists, Jason and Alan. They introduced themselves, and then Jason took over. After a few minutes he turned to Alan for his turn of questioning.

Alan said with a stern face ‘I have one important question. You can take as much time as you need to think about this, but think hard about your answer before you reply. What is your opinion on…bacon?’

I couldn’t decide if I was more shocked by the question at hand or that he was able to hold a straight face while asking it. Little did I know that what I was about to say next would create an identity for me that would stick.  

I said, ‘I think bacon is one of God’s greatest gifts to mankind.’ With the tension broken, I proceed to inform them about a revolutionary way to cook bacon called the bacon weave (shown right). A bacon weave is exactly what it sounds like-strips of bacon woven together to create a blanket of bacon.   

From that moment on, I received multiple inquires to the art of the bacon weave and was deemed bacon boy. They even created a custom nameplate for my special nickname that I display proudly at my desk!”

Well there you have it folks-the story behind the one-of–a-kind nameplate and the nickname.

And nobody ever wonders what Lee will bring as his dish to company potlucks anymore…bacon of course!

If you call in today, you might get lucky enough to talk to this super-system specialist!

For more information on custom nameplates, visit us online at www.idville.com or call one of our specialists at 1.866.438.4553. To speak with Bacon Boy, dial extension 176.

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Your Identity: in Just One Word!

by Maggie 13. April 2015 12:04
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Think of the last time you were at a concert or a ballgame, surrounded by thousands of people laughing and talking and yelling at the same time. Your brain was working overtime to filter the external noise in order to converse with the person next to you. The brain is an amazing tool and uses its power to get this filtering job done.

Out of all the words being filtered through your brain, there is one word that will capture your attention even when mumbled by someone far away. It is your name. Your name is the most recognizable word in the universe for you. If you’re ever in a crowded place and you yell, “MOM,” you will immediately get every mom to stop whatever they’re doing and look at you.

For my name, Maggie, I am often alerted to people nearby who are talking about their dog… Thanks for that, mom and dad! There have been many times when “Maggie went to the bathroom in the middle of the living room again,” or “Maggie jumped on the neighbor and licked her face.” I always have to turn to the people around me and say, “Sorry, I just couldn’t control myself!”

But back to my point- names are important, and they get our attention.

There is a reason why Coca-Cola did the “Share a Coke” campaign this past summer. If you are not familiar with this campaign, Coca-Cola changed all of their can and bottle packaging to say “Share a Coke with ‘insert name.’”  

They sold more than 250 million named bottles and cans in a nation of just under 23 million people. There was an overwhelming demand for personalized cans, and this campaign was a massive success. Lucie Austin, who at the time was director of marketing for Coca-Cola South Pacific, shared some good insight in an interview published by Jay Moye.

She said, “At the end of the day, our name is the most personal thing we have. It’s our fingerprint… our identity… in one word. We gave consumers an opportunity to express themselves through a bottle of Coke, and to share the experience with someone else. The fact that your name is on a Coke bottle, it can’t get more personal than that! The campaign capitalized on the global trend of self-expression and sharing, but in an emotional way.”

So what does all of this have to do with IDville’s product? EVERYTHING! Identity is the name of our game. From workplace safety to community, we’re here to help you!

We have a variety of products that will meet your identification needs:
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ID Cards
•    ID Card Printers
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Name Plates and Office Signs

In the workplace (among many places), people are more likely to answer when they are addressed by name. It’s important to know the names of the people you are working with; it’s a sign of respect. Do it for the new guy who’s bad with names!

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.

Office Signage – A Simple Way to Take Professionalism to the Next Level

by Kelli 15. January 2014 09:58
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Think of how you felt the first time you walked into a new office building. You probably didn’t know where anything was and you may have even got lost on your way to someone’s office or a meeting or two. Clearly marking offices and meeting spaces with nameplates and office signage is not only convenient for new hires and guests, it also adds a feeling of professionalism to the building and to the company as a whole.  

New employees, visitors, vendors and anyone else entering your building for the first time will likely make a snap judgment about the company as a whole based on what they observe. The professional image of your company will be improved by installing nameplates outside of each office, cubicle and meeting room. 

Giving new hires a personalized nameplate will certainly increase their sense of belonging. They’ll immediately feel like part of the team if they have their very own nameplate just like everyone else. They’ll feel much more welcome and it will show them you’re prepared and excited to have them on board. Not to mention the tension that will be reduced by being able to find their way around the building with ease if offices and meeting spaces are identified. 

IDville has a full line of office signage to bring your company’s professional image to the next level. Whether you’re looking for custom-engraved desktop nameplateswall- and door-mount signagecubicle nameplates or personal name tags for your team, IDville has just what you’re looking for. 

Even if you’re worried about frequent personnel or room changes we have several selections that make changing out office signage stress-free. There are many do-it-yourself signage options which are created using our blank paper stock and can be designed right at your desk, using our free templates, and printed from any printer. 

We can even get your custom nameplate or signage order shipped same day as long as final artwork is approved before 4:00 p.m. EST. After all, you shouldn’t have to wait for great products!

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Benefits of Photo ID Badges

by david 10. December 2013 08:35
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Have you been considering the implementation of an ID badge policy at your organization? Below are several benefits of requiring your team to wear ID badges while at work that might help tip the scales toward ID badge use.

 

 

1. Safety & Security

2. Visitor Management

3. Time & Attendance

4. Improved Team Morale 

5. Customer Service

6. Student Services Combination 

7. Company Branding

Safety & Security-One of the most obvious and most important reasons for team members to wear ID badges is safety of the people and security of the assets in your building. Whether in a business, hospital, school or warehouse, safety should be a huge priority. ID badges are an uncomplicated way of identifying and safeguarding students, staff, visitors or customers. ID badges can also be used for external and internal door access to keep your building, assets and paperwork secure and determine who will have access to which areas of your company. Without policies to show who should be in the building and where they should or shouldn’t be, people will be able to just come and go at will. 

Visitor Management-The use of ID badges in schools or businesses by all staff and/or students allows you to know who’s in your building and what the purpose and duration of the visit is. Requiring your students and staff or employees to display an ID badge will ensure that you can distinguish who should or shouldn’t be on property. For added visitor control, IDville’s Visitor Management solutions will benefit any industry. 

Time & Attendance-ID badges can also be a great tool for time clocks. This allows team members to clock hours efficiently while avoiding the hassle of maintaining a time card. Simply adding a barcode to your ID badge design for your time and attendance system will result in less paperwork and filing due to more efficient and streamlined timekeeping processes.

Team Morale-Having all team members wear an ID badge will improve everyone’s sense of inclusion. It will also allow a great opportunity for employees to recognize each other by name when passing by, even if they don’t work together regularly. Customizable ID badge accessories can also help to create a sense of unity among your team, regardless of position or department. Some companies have even begun setting up programs with local businesses where their employees will receive discounts by showing their ID badge – what a great way for your team to really feel important! 

Customer Service-If you’re in the service industry, requiring the display of ID badges allows customers to easily identify employees and put a face with a name, both building a rapport between the customer and employee and increasing employee accountability. Customers will be more apt to be able to address employees by their first name and because their name is prominently displayed, employees will be more likely to “be on their best behavior” while at work. Also, when customers can easily locate an employee when they need assistance this will improve the customer experience – boosting your company reputation. 

Student Services Combination-There has been an increase in schools using student ID badges for more than just student identification. Several schools have added functionality to ID badges for library check-out, meal credit, access to residence halls, equipment check-out, student sporting events and activity admittance, lab access or even for discounts at local businesses. 

Branding-Having an appealing, memorable ID badge is a great way to promote your company brand to both current and potential customers. By designing attractive, full-color ID badges prominently displaying your company name, logo and brand colors, you’re creating a great branding tool and customers will easily recognize your brand in the future. 

Whether you’re looking for a simple photo ID badge to identify people on property or you want a badge with “the works”, a simple decision to implement an ID badge policy will open numerous doors to future possibilities with those ID badges. Advances in technology create increasing uses for ID badges and the possibilities will continue to grow. With the security, convenience and improvements in customer service and team morale, an ID badge system pays for itself many times over.

SHRM 2013 was a success for IDville!

by Kelli 25. June 2013 10:00
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After being back for a week we are finally caught up from all of the excitement that the 2013 Society for Human Resources Management Annual Conference brings every year and what a success it was! It was a packed show with over 14,000 attendees and 700 exhibitors. Identification Expert, David, commented that “the exhibit hall was packed! It was great seeing so many vendors from around the country giving away awesome gifts while pitching their products and services. It was impressive!” It was a very successful third year attending this conference. 
 
IDville participated as an exhibit sponsor June 16-18 in Chicago at the McCormick Place Convention Center. We were able to speak with over 1,300 HR professionals about the importance of photo identification and security in the workplace. 
 
As a new addition to the IDville team, it was great to meet new people and see their excitement towards implementing and/or updating their current photo identification system. It seemed as though many of the HR professionals I chatted with were either frustrated with their outdated ID system or their current system was simply too complicated. By having our ID Maker Systems on hand we were able to perform live demos to show how easy it is to design and print IDs from your desktop.  
 
Part of the fun was seeing the eagerness of the attendees to check out our new bling lanyards and sign up for our raffle prize! We raffled of a $200 Visa gift card. Congratulations to Alexandra from Texas. She was our lucky winner.  Enjoy! Be sure to “like” our Facebook Fan Page to receive exclusive monthly discounts and see photos of all our tradeshow travels.
 
I look forward to attending the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference in 2014 in the warm and sunny state of Florida and seeing some familiar faces! 

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Do you know who's who?

by Kayla 19. March 2013 09:15
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Take a look around your office building. Do you see office signs outside of meeting rooms and nameplates on staff member’s desks? If not, you should! Put yourself in the shoes of someone visiting your office for the first time. You walk in and have a meeting with the VP of Marketing in Conference Room #3. However, there’s no lobby area or signs to direct you to where you need to go. Not only does it help outsiders know where to go, it also creates a feeling of professionalism and camaraderie throughout your office! 

When choosing office signs and nameplates, there are a lot of options out there. I’ve highlighted several options that are sure to accompany your signage needs. 

        Know who's who in your office building!
Nameplates quickly add a professional look to your office!

DIY Nameplates: With do-it-yourself nameplates, you can quickly and easily make nameplates from your desktop as you need them. From traditional to contemporary, design, print, and insert them into our DIY nameplate sign holders. 

Engraved Nameplates: These are sure to provide a sense of belonging and a professional office image. With engraved nameplates, you can build your own nameplate in seconds and personalize each desk space and meeting room! 

ClearLook Signs: Simple to install, ClearLook signs are exclusively sold at IDville and look great on any wall. If you’re searching for something sleek, contemporary, and functional- this is for you! 

Nametags: Reduce your nametag investment with Quick Print Name tags. Simply create a label of the employee’s name and apply it to the name tag. Name tags can be engraved with your logo and your choice of graphics. With Quick Print Name tags, you’ll be able to quickly make new name tags and reuse old name tags, too! 

To shop our full-line of nameplates and office signs, click here.  

If you have any questions, call one of our customer service representatives today at 1.866.438.4553 or email me

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You have one chance to make a first impression!

by Falon 4. September 2012 09:38
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Take a look around your office. Do you see signage by at your desk or outside of meeting rooms? Put yourself in the shoes of a visitor. If you were visiting your facility for the first time would you be able to easily identify where the Receptionist sits or which meeting room you need to go to for a conference you’re attending? As you look around, if you can’t find these locations easily it may be time to look into investing in office signage for your facility! 
 
Choosing office signage can be more complicated than you think. There are tons of types, brands, and colors to choose from. Here at IDville, we have clearly defined our facility with nameplates and office signage; which means we can help you determine which type of signage is best for your office.  

Ensure your office is visitor friendly with office signage!
 Browse our selection of Nameplates & Office Signage 

Engraved Nameplates: These are sure to encourage a feeling of welcome and belonging! Personalize each desk space for your employees and promote a professional office image. Shop engraved nameplates. Shop engraved nameplates.
 
Clearlook Signs: Exclusively sold at IDville, Clearlook signs are simple to install and look great on any office wall. These are a great way to identify rooms that will be frequently visited. Sleek, contemporary, and functional! Shop Clearlook signs.   
 
Wall Mount & Door Mount Nameplates: Add your logo and employee information and these are sure to easily identify your staff or office areas with these simple yet unique nameplates. Shop wall mount nameplates. Shop door mount nameplates.
 
Full Color Nameplates: Make your interior office nameplates pop with vibrant color! Full color nameplates allow you to add some creativity and fun to your office environment! Shop full color nameplates.
 
Custom Nameplates: Custom nameplates allow you to choose from many options such as engraved or full color, frame options, plate colors, graphics options, and fonts. Completely design your nameplate from start to finish. Your employees are sure to love these! Shop custom nameplates.
 
Now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about office signage options, I hope it’s an easy decision to determine which style works best for your office. If you have any questions, call us at 1.866.438.4553 or send us an email. We’re here to help! 
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Falon is the IDville Project Manager with over seven years marketing and product experience. Falon is known for her exquisite taste in identification products and her three beautiful young sons.

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Do It Yourself Office Identification

by todd 20. July 2011 09:04
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Do It Yourself (DIY) projects are usually less expensive than hiring a professional and often get completed quicker. When it comes to identification, there are many things you can do yourself to save time and money, too. With the right tools, you can create professional-looking signs, name tags, and ID cards that will impress even the keenest eye!

Shop ClearkLook Office SignsWall Signs.
Post directional signs and label key rooms and offices with wall signs. You can design and print signs from your own computer using our popular ClearLook office signs. Sandwich your printout between two pieces of clear acrylic and hang it yourself for a sign that visitors will think was created professionally.

Name Tags.
If you’re in a customer-focused industry, your employees most likely wear nametags. Reduce your nametag investment with Quick Print Name Tags and create a label of the employees’ name and apply it to the name tag. Name tags are engraved with your logo or your choice of graphic. You’ll be able to instantly make name tags for new employees and reuse old name tags, too!

ID Cards.
The ultimate DIY identification tool is a photo ID card printer. Using ID Maker software, you can create photo ID cards on the spot for employees, visitors, contractors and volunteers. Once you have your photo ID card printer set up, you’ll find many additional uses for it! You can create labels, make wallet size info cards and design ID cards for events.

For more on DIY identification, visit our Identification Knowledge Center.

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Todd is an identification expert at IDville with over seven years ID Maker experience. Around IDville, Todd is known for his excessive coffee drinking, beautiful daughters, and impressive ping pong skills. 

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