Wikipedia's Entry on Terryberry

November 11, 2009

Have you always wondered how the Terryberry Company got its name? Find out the answer to that question and more in the Wikipedia page about Terryberry. Learn about the history of employee recognition and the latest employee recognition industry developments, products and services for HR.

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New Whitepaper Discusses How to WOW! Employees During Tough Economic Times

November 2, 2009

In today’s economy, businesses are demanding more of their employees, and they often have less financially to give in return. How can leaders keep their key people motivated and engaged during these difficult times? Mike Byam, managing partner of Terryberry Company, advises business leaders to build trust by creating an environment of transparent communication, together […]

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Budget-Friendly Alternative Metals for Employee Recognition Jewelry

October 19, 2009

Gold and white gold jewelry have long been staples among recognition awards and retirement gifts. The iconic gold ring is a symbol that has represented the pinnacle of many careers as well as personal milestones. For many organizations today, the current value of gold means those lustrous awards are even more coveted and appreciated than […]

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Business Culture and Recognition

October 9, 2009

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Jack Daly ( and listening to him speak about the importance of culture to the overall success of a business. Jack is a well known presenter and business coach, whose passion shines through when he presents. As you can imagine not too far into the culture conversation Jack […]

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One-of-a-kind Award for ArtPrize Winner

October 8, 2009

In addition to $250,000 in prize money, the top winner of the ArtPrize competition will also receive a special medallion created by the Terryberry Company (, a 91-year-old Grand Rapids-based international provider of custom recognition products. The medallion, made from sterling silver, is 2.5 inches wide x 2.25 inches high and .5 inches deep; it […]

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Are We Headed for an Employee Retention Crisis?

September 29, 2009

Here are a few interesting job-related stats: 10-14 jobs will be held by the average employee entering the workforce today by age 38 Over half of all employees plan to leave their current job after the recession ends 71% of Gen Y employees expect to find a new job after the recession 1 out of […]

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Unique Employee Recognition Idea: Elmer's Award

September 23, 2009

Our sales manager was traveling recently in Oregon and came back with a fun recognition story that I thought I’d share. Liberty Bank in Eugene recognizes outstanding employees with a unique award that’s all their own. It’s called the Elmer’s Award. Like the name suggests, the award is an emptied bottle of Elmer’s Glue that […]

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Temporary and Contract Employees Need Recognition Too

September 21, 2009

Most employers have formal programs to recognize the contributions of their full-time and part-time employees. But what about the efforts of the workers who are on temporary assignment in your organization? For many businesses, temporary and contract workers contribute on many levels, adding value to the culture and the success of businesses they work for. […]

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On-the-Spot Recognition…anyone can do it!

September 18, 2009

Most managers believe that appreciation leads to better staff motivation, yet 86% of company leaders say that their organization’s managers could be doing a better job of recognizing and thanking employees for good work. If everyone agrees that recognition is so important to the success of a business, why are so many businesses lacking in […]

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Peer-to-Peer Employee Recognition Video

September 18, 2009

If you do not already subscribe to our e-Newsletter you may not have seen our latest video about peer-to-peer employee recognition and the Give a WOW! solution. Watch it below, and feel free to leave any comments or questions on this new program offering from Terryberry.

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