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Top Performers - September-October

If you’re going to invest in an incentive travel program, build in a budget for the little extras that enhance memorability, says Min Choi of Mercury Insurance Group, which takes about 100 top sales reps and their significant others on a recognition trip each year. “Participants are blown away by the little things,” he says.

Transportation is a critical factor that many companies short shrift, Choi says. Give special care to the shuttles to and from the destination airport, as well as off-site events. You may also want to pay for participants’ checked luggage on flights.

Room gifts are an effective and often inexpensive way to increase memorability. Many companies look for items that are produced in the destination country, whether it’s a bottle of wine or a treat that can be enjoyed during the stay, or something that can be taken home.

Wear it well

Men’s and women’s polyester fleece from Charles River Apparel are brushed on the inside for softness. A unique yarn-dyed fabric produces heathered appearance. Features a quarter zip with stand-up collar. Embroider with the event name for a lasting memento. For more information and apparel options, contact Jeff Weeks (jeffw@charlesriverapparel.com) at 800-225-0550 or visit www.charlesriverapparel.com.

 

A sound decision

Tumi and Monster have joined forces to design the ultimate audio experience for commuters and long-distance travelers: a sophisticated over-ear headphone that combines superior music reproduction with advanced noise-cancelling capabilities. This stylish headphone merges Tumi's legendary commitment to innovative design with the next generation of sound performance from Monster, the personal audio innovator. The system includes headphone, extra headbands (black ballistic, black leather and brown leather), travel pouch and three-piece cable set. For more information, contact Mike Landry at 413-567-1567 or visit TumiSpecialMarkets.com.

 

A real boost

Like it or not, many high-performers like to stay connected to home (and clients) even on vacation. This super-slim, super-powerful backup battery pack features a rechargeable 8400mAH lithium battery for long-lasting reliable power. It provides the ability to fully charge most smartphones three times, while also boasting dual 5V/2.1A USB ports to simultaneously charge two smartphones, tablets or other USB devices. This palm-sized power boost is available in red, black, silver and white.
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Underwater memories

The FinePix XP60 camera’s waterproof, freeze-proof and shockproof capabilities can cater to any picture-taking situation during any time of year. Photo contest activities can also add to the excitement creating longer-lasting memories. Contact Fujifilm at 800-869-8600, Ext. 5806 or visit fujifilmincentives.com.

 

Nikon COOLPIX L620

If you are looking for the perfect incentive, look no further than the COOLPIX L620. This compact camera is packed with everything you need to capture great photos and videos. Whether your subject is far away, you are in a dimly lit room, or riding a bumpy road, the COOLPIX L620 takes outstanding, in-focus images. This camera comes with a 14× zoom NIKKOR glass lens, large 3-inch LCD screen, comfortable ergonomic design, and target-finding AF lock for perfect focusing. And don’t leave out the impressive Full HD 1080p video capabilities. For more details on Nikon’s rewards opportunities, call 888-547-8684 or visit rewards.nikonusa.com.

 

Deliver happiness

Help boost business results with Best Buy® gift cards. Your simple solution for motivation. No fees. No expiration dates. Just happiness.™ Visit corporategiftcards.bestbuy.com or call 877-370-1234.

 

Express appreciation

A grand gesture in every way, this package is as sumptuous to look at as it is to open and enjoy. This Godiva exclusive collection contains 80 pieces of the finest signature truffles brought together in one extraordinary gift box. The ultimate collection for the ultimate customer. For more information call Godiva at 866-888-6095 or email godiva.special.markets@godiva.com.

 

Staying in style

Vera Bradley is the destination for fashion and function. Handbags, travel totes, duffels, accessories and luggage can all be found in fashionable quilted cotton. Over the course of its 30-year history, Vera Bradley has become a true lifestyle brand, with distinctive, vibrant styles and functional, high-quality designs. For your reward recipients’ professional and personal lives, keep them in style with Vera Bradley. For more information, contact Top Brands at 800-431-2127. Or email sales@top-brands.com or visit www.top-brands.com.

 

The perfect fit

No matter the occasion, a Kohl’s Gift Card is the perfect fit. Recipients will find incredible values on a great selection of brands. You’ll both appreciate the savings. Kohl’s Gift Cards are accepted at over 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide and online at Kohl’s.com. For more information, visit Kohls.com/CorpGiftCard or contact a gift card representative today at Corp.GiftCards@Kohls.com or at 800-653-1774.

 

Mobile Power Pack

The Tumi Mobile Power Pack is engineered to be compact, efficient and powerful — a reliable tool for hassle-free charging of cell phones and other USB devices. With ample power (5,000 mAh) and two power ports, the Tumi Mobile Power Pack can charge two devices at the same time and is designed to work anywhere in the world. This kit includes the power pack, USB/USB micro power cable and protective ballistic carrying case. For more information, contact Mike Landry at 413-567-1567 or visit TumiSpecialMarkets.com.

 

Compact and loaded

The Alpha NEX-6 raises photography to the next level. Its compact size is loaded with big camera features, and it’s fast, too. From the distinctive dials on top to the large APS-C image sensor inside, your reward recipients will get the quality and performance of a DSLR minus the bulk. For details, call Sony at 866-596-4823 or visit sony.com/motivation.

 

See your customers in a whole new way!

D&B360 injects valuable business information directly into your CRM software, giving you on-demand company data that helps you accelerate your sales. Our patented DUNSRight process aggregates data from thousands of sources into a data stream that you can trust. Visit dnb.com/360 for more information.

 

Crisp, clear sound

The Klipsch Mode Headphones exude both fashion and luxury, while providing a one-of-a-kind audio experience. Active noise canceling means crisp, clear sound with each use and a pair of leather ear cups provides outstanding comfort. Contact Paul Gordon, Vice President of Sales, Rymax Inc., at 973-582-3272 or email pgordon@rymaxinc.com, or visit rymaxinc.com/smm.

 

Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth® Mobile speaker II – Nylon Edition

Recognition never sounded so good. With the Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth® Mobile speaker II your reward recipients will enjoy improved full-range sound from a small speaker that connects wirelessly to a smartphone or other Bluetooth® device, including Apple® and Android™ devices.  For more information, contact Incentive Concepts (incentiveconcepts.com) at 888-784-0855 or email incentco@inconltd.com.

 

Holiday shopping starts here!

The holiday season is around the corner. When you are looking for a gift that will delight various audiences, look no further than the SuperCertificate® REWARD. Your recipients will enjoy the flexibility of redeeming for one gift card or a variety of gift cards from an extensive list of over 200 merchants. No expiration date or loss of value makes this a gift they surely won’t forget. For more information, contact GC Incentives at 877-568-8401 or visit GCIncentives.com and let the holiday shopping begin!

 

Winslow Collection

From the Bulova Diamond Gallery, with 78 individually hand-set diamonds, this perfectly balanced Winslow Collection design defines modern luxury. In stainless steel with sapphire crystal (style 96R183). For more information, contact Adrienne Forrest, Bulova Vice President of Corporate Sales, at CorporateSales@bulova.com or call 800-228-5682.

 

Target motivates

Gain new customers and keep current ones loyal with Target GiftCards®. Target GiftCards can be redeemed for anything from electronics to clothing, daily necessities to grocery, in more than 1,700+ Target stores in the U.S., 1,600 Target pharmacies and online at Target.com. For more information, call 800-5-GIFTS-5 (800-544-3875) or email B2B.GiftCards@Target.com, or visit target.com/corporategiftcards.

 

They’ve earned it

Canon motivates every person driven to succeed. Express gratitude for your employees’ performance and loyalty with a quality Canon reward. The PowerShot A2600 makes capturing amazing images simple without compromising on quality. A 5× optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens brings users closer to the shot even as they fit more in the frame. It’s also easy to capture brilliant 720p HD with a simple press of the dedicated movie button.View Canon’s catalog and corporate gift-incentive programs online. For more details, contact Canon Special Accounts at 866-50-CANON or visit canon.com/corporategifts.

 

Register now for IMEX America

IMEX America returns to the Sands Expo in Las Vegas Oct. 15-17 with a bigger show floor, more innovation and an expanded lineup of events. This is now the USA’s largest meetings industry trade show — and it’s buzzing with global business, networking and education. For sales and marketing executives, this is an unsurpassed event to connect with powerful new opportunities for organizing meetings and events. Register today at IMEXAmerica.com.

 

Jawbone UP fitness tracking bracelet

Recognize your top performers with an intelligent system, wristband and iPhone app that tracks how the user sleeps, moves and eats. You’ll help your recipients make better choices, feel their best and know themselves better. Available in blue, gray and black. Contact PMC at 262-215-5928 or visit pmcusa.com.

 

Delivering health and happiness

Walgreens is on a mission to help customers get, stay and live well. To do that, it is making health and happiness more accessible to more people every day. Walgreens. At the Corner of Happy and Healthy™. For details about Walgreens gift cards, contact Babette Halder at 847-315-2426 or email Babette.Halder@walgreens.com, or visit Walgreens.com.

 

Take your next event from ordinary to extraordinary!

Memorable events, meetings and incentives begin with an unforgettable venue. Royal Caribbean International, the leader in cruise ship innovation, delivers an incredible value, ease of planning and a unique and memorable experience. For more information, visit royalcaribbeanincentives.com or contact Royal Caribbean's Corporate Sales Team at 800-762-0458.

 

Give & give back

The Gourmet Gift & Giveback Series from Omaha Steaks® is an excellent choice for a holiday gift with the added benefit of giving back to charity with each redemption. The program has three price levels and standard shipping and handling is included. Call 800-228-2480 or email B2B@OmahaSteaks.com for more details, or visit OSincentives.com.