/EINPresswire.com/ Awards of appreciation are the most requested reason for orders at Awards & Fine Gifts, Inc., a supplier of unique executive gifts.

NAPERVILLE, IL–According to John Robbins of Awards and Fine Gifts in Naperville, saying “thank you” is still the top reason his client companies order his unique executive gifts, plaques and statuettes.

“Over the years, I’ve seen companies give awards for reaching sales goals or tenure at the company, but showing appreciation is still one of the most popular reasons to give a plaque or crystal award,” said Robbins. His company, Awards and Fine Gifts, a supplier of engraved crystal awards, plaques and other luxury gifts, celebrated 25 years in business last year.

Robbins is a big believer in the power of saying “thank you” in his own business and in helping his own clients. He cites a recent article from Forbes Magazine who conducted a study on “Rewards and Recognition in Business.” They found that that companies who scored in the top 15% for building a “recognition-rich culture” actually had a 46% lower voluntary turnover rate than companies that simply recognized “tenure.” “This makes sense,” said Robbins. “If employees feel appreciated along the way, they are more likely to remain at the company. Few people stay at the company an extra year or two to receive a gold watch. But if an employee is shown appreciation throughout the years, he will have a feeling of goodwill towards the company that will naturally translate to corporate loyalty.”

Although Robbins sells high-end, quality gifts such as engraved crystal awards, watches and pens and unique executive gifts, he said it doesn’t take a big budget to say “thank you.” “A small plaque can produce the same feeling of goodwill for the person being recognized,” he said.

Helping people say “thank you” is one of the reasons Robbins got into the business. He started out in corporate gift sales at the Michigan Avenue Tiffany’s store and then moved to C.D. Peacock Jewelers before founding Awards & Fine Gifts in Naperville. He said he also wanted to feel a sense of appreciation for what he was doing, and in turn, help others show appreciation for those deserving of special recognition in their personal and business lives.

In addition to his extensive online offerings of personalized executive gifts, Robbins will also work with companies to design and create the perfect token of appreciation. “My greatest satisfaction comes from providing the perfect way to say thank you, whether it’s for a loyal employee, a generous volunteer or an organization that positively affects the community,” he said.

About Awards and Fine Gifts:
Awards and Fine Gifts is a Naperville, IL-based company that has focused on helping companies, organizations and associations with executive gift ideas since it was founded in 1986. The company sells a number of corporate executive gifts, including engraved crystal awards, clocks and watches, engraved pens, plaques and more. For more information regarding the company’s products, visit the company’s website at http://www.awardsandfinegifts.com.

Media Contact:
John Robbins
726 North Ellsworth Street
Naperville, IL 60563
[email protected]

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