Support for Local Sports Comes Full Circle

“We just want to say thank you to all the amazing businesses that sponsored Naptown this year! We could not do what we do without you!” (NaptownRollerGirls.com) Recently, PlaqueMaker was … Read More


Pros and Cons of Buying in Bulk

Should people buy in bulk just because they can? Whether you’re a shopper at a warehouse club or a small business owner constantly on the lookout for ways to reduce … Read More


Unique Gift Features the History of Old Chicago Brick

“I had a unique Christmas gift idea and needed a company that could help me make it happen,” PlaqueMaker customer Susie Hardt tells us. Susie and her husband are building … Read More


Color Me Red, Pink & White for Valentine’s Day

Red, Pink and White – no other colors are more associated with Valentine’s Day, February’s most heartfelt holiday. Each of these Valentine colors has its own special meaning for lovers, … Read More


Ask PlaqueMaker – Custom Signs for Outdoor Benches

Customer: Do you customize signs made for benches and if so, what materials work best for outdoors? PlaqueMaker: We have several sign options for outdoor benches. Signs made from stainless … Read More


Get Ready for Your Fabulous Super Bowl Party

Of the over 190 million Americans who are expected to watch Super Bowl 51 on February 5, about 5% of them say enjoying the fun food is the most important … Read More


How Game Night is Becoming the Rage in Many U.S. Cities

As people look for more and more ways to socialize beyond their computer screens, Game Night delivers. Monopoly. Chess. Battleship. Poker. Cranium. Cribbage. Trivial Pursuit. Quiz Night. Candyland. Yes, that’s … Read More


The Curious Case of Cupid’s Comic Valentines

One hundred and forty-five years ago, at the height of Victorian America’s passion for Valentine’s Day, people recognize the holiday by sending out mass-produced cards. The curiosity for us nowadays … Read More


The Value of Employee Recognition

Now is the perfect opportunity to define how your company will value employee recognition in the New Year. A few HR stats to ponder. Studies show: 32% of companies struggle to … Read More


Create a Culture of Employee Engagement

Use recognition programs to raise employee motivation, which leads to more productivity. Today, business leaders everywhere are tasked by their bosses to get the most out of their team. The … Read More