Colorful Cowbells at My Place Teen Center

My Place Teen Center is an after-school drop-in destination for youth in the Greater Portland, Maine area. Their mission is to provide a safe haven for youth, ages 10 – 18, sustaining them with comfort, meals, resources, and hope. The center goes beyond just providing a safe place for teens, they provide healthy meals, life skills training, academic assistance, personal development, mentoring, physical fitness, nutritional skills, leadership skills, art lessons, higher education and job acquisition support, and on top of all that, a fun place to hang out where everyone feels like they are at home. MPTC was established in May of 1998 under the name Mission Possible Teen Center as the city’s first no-barrier program for all kids. After a significant increase in turnout, they ended up relocating to their current Westbrook, Maine location. To celebrate their 15th year of serving youth, they rebranded and became My Place Teen … Read More

The Trade Show Checklist- 10 Items to Bring to Your Next Trade Show

Trade shows, exhibitions, and conventions can be a great opportunity for your business to gain valuable leads. In order to get the most out of your show, it helps to be fully prepared for anything that the day (or venue) may throw at you. To help both first-time show exhibitors and seasoned professionals get ready for their next show, we’ve put together a list of items you won’t want to walk onto the show floor without. Trade Show Checklist – 10 items for Exhibitors Basic Office Supplies– you never know what you may need, so be sure to pack some basic office supplies such as scissors, tape, paper clips, sticky notes, a sharpie, and pens. Lots of logoed pens. A Table Cover– You will want to make sure that your table is attractive to attendees as well as easily distinguishable. Custom table covers help to keep your booth looking sharp all … Read More

25 Creative Ways to Use the Cool Clip

The cool clip has been a long time customer favorite for Crestline shoppers—it’s extreme versatility, it’s convenient (who doesn’t need one?), and most importantly it is budget friendly. Clips and magnets are home, office, and education staples, this fantastic item combines the two to give you more ways to use. When you put your logo on the cool clip, you open up opportunities for repeat exposure in the most coveted places; in the home—the kitchen being the most favorable, and in the workspace.  This is an item that can really have a variety different uses depending on your lifestyle. To prove the many uses for this product, we have put together a list of 25 Creative Ways to Use the Cool Clip!   Hold your mail Hold a photo Clip together important documents Hold up your office calendar Use as a clipboard for the wall Keep a chip bag closed … Read More

How to Pick the Perfect Promotional Backpack

Promotional backpacks are a phenomenal way to capture high-level visibility for your brand. Wherever a backpack is carried, your logo is shared. In addition to being a great solution for brand visibility, they are also an incredibly versatile bag style that can be used for a variety of situations and circumstances. There is a bag for every student, traveler, gym-goer, trade show attendee, and more. If you are considering the use of custom backpacks for your next promotion, there are a couple of things to think about before you begin shopping. For starters, you will want to think about who you intend to be the recipient of your backpack and what kind of features will best serve that person. Backpacks come in all shapes and sizes and offer many different features, but not all features may be necessary for your desired use. In an effort to make choosing the right … Read More

The Locker Checklist—10 Must-Have Items

  Don’t let the start of the school year take you by surprise, start preparing now and enjoy the best days of summer that still are still ahead of us. When thinking about the essentials that you need for back to school season, backpacks, notebooks, a calculator, pencils may all come to mind, but we’ve put together a list of a few additional locker essentials that will help your student be prepared for the day to day proceedings of life at school! The Locker Checklist—10 Must-Have Items Academic Planner – Balancing homework assignments, extracurricular activities and a personal life can be difficult. Academic planners are an easy way to encourage scheduling and time management. Students can use the planner to keep track of assignments, due dates, practices, and anything else. Water Bottle – Busy students don’t have time to stop at a water fountain every time they need a drink! … Read More

7 New Favorites for Fall Promotions

As much as we don’t like to talk about fall when the sun is shining, it’s time to get the ball rolling and start planning for fall promotions. Fall is an excellent time to customize promotional giveaways because there is so much going on! From fall sports to orientations, school spirit, trade shows and every other occasion in between. In an attempt to build excitement for the upcoming season, we have picked 7 new favorites to share with you that are perfect for fall events of any kind. We hope you find this list inspiring! 7 New Favorites for Fall Impulse Pen and Impulse Stylus pen This pen has been a long time favorite but we have released four new exclusive colors just in time for fall! These new colors are available in both a traditional pen and a stylus pen version. They are the same exact pen that you … Read More

10 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

Are your employees invested in their work? Do they show up each day with purpose and drive? Are they committed to helping the company reach their goals? If you feel like your employees would answer “no” to any of these questions, you may be facing employee engagement issues. Engaged employees are individuals who are enthusiastic about their work. They are not just going through the motions each day; they are actively pursuing their role within the company with purpose and passion. An office that is composed of engaged employees is more likely to reach success and to get there as a team. Employee engagement should be a top priority for every company and it should be more comprehensive than just handing out raises and offering free coffee in the breakroom. If you are struggling to keep your employees engaged in their work, these tips are for you. 10 Ways to … Read More

Pack Your Bags: Promotional Bags for Any Occasion

We don’t know where you’re going, but we know we have the right bag to get you there.   Promotional bags are a powerful force! Did you know that bags and totes are the number one promotional product in terms of average impressions? Coming in with over 5,700 averages impressions, it’s no surprise that bags are one hot commodity. Promotional bags are wildly popular with nearly every age group and they are used an average of 5.8 times per month by consumers who own them. Harness the power of promotional bags by customizing them for your next promotion, event or outing. 7 Different Bag Types for Your next Promotion No matter what type of event, promotion or outing you are purchasing for, there is a promotional bag that will work for you. Grab & Go Drawstring backpacks are perfect for carrying your small essentials while you’re on the go. The cinch … Read More

Everything You Need to Know about Consumer Product Safety

We are putting the spotlight on product safety! See how the Consumer Product Safety Committee is making changes to further verify the safety of consumer products and learn what steps we take to keep Crestline’s products safe and compliant with all product safety standards. Why is product safety so important to us? When you order promotional products from Crestline, we know that it is our duty to make sure that the items that you purchase help to represent your brand in a way that is true to what you stand for. One of the ways that we do this is by making sure that the products that we provide you with are compliant with social, environmental, and product safety standards. We are here to enhance your reputation by providing you with products that will add value to your brand and not diminish it. When you shop with us, we protect … Read More

5 Ways to Use Extra Promotional Giveaways

If you have ordered promotional products before, you probably know that the more you buy, the more you save. Since we often deal with large quantities, our pricing model is divided into price breaks based on the amount of items you buy. The more you purchase the better per item rate you receive. The rates and savings vary from item to item, but the general idea is the same; buy more, save more. But is there such thing as too many promotional products? It is not always easy to figure out the right quantity of items to order but many would agree that when it comes to gaining valuable exposure for your brand, too much is better than not enough. So what do you do when you come home from an event or trade show with leftover promotional products? Here are 5 things to do when you order too many … Read More

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