February '18

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2018 THE TEAM SALES REPORT | 23 sports, and many times there are people that donate to help construct a building for those programs, create new program areas, purchase equipment, etc. Some examples of these donor walls have been made of sublimated tiles, acrylic plates, metal, and wood to name a few. Take plaques that look like a cut piece of a tree branch. This type of plaque could be a creative way to signify a special name of a building or area at a hunter's training pro- gram for kids. Many times the buildings in these venues are named after special people who have made a significant contribution to the youth program. This type of plaque would enhance the venue style and show appreciation for a person or company's contribution. And, being from repurposed wood, it would work as an environmental- ly-conscience award as well. Don't underestimate this market. The nonprofit sector probably has more uses and continuous need for this type of rec- ognition. There are many creative and unique ways to recognize special people, places, or events. These are just a few ideas, but with the growing ability to customize products, the opportunities are endless. Wendy Bergan is the Marketing Manager for JDS Industries. She has over 20 years of experience in the marketing and development world. She received an MBA from Marymount University in Arlington, VA, and has proven experience in marketing, strategic planning and implementa- tion, process improvement, along with extensive coordination experience with shows and events. Bergan works at the JDS World Headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD. TS Clocks are great commemorative gifts for coaches, refs, or volunteers who have offered their services for a touchstone number of years.

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