February 27, 2015
by Jenny Watkins

Terryberry is Pumped to Work with Gazelle Girl Again for the 2015 Finishers’ Bling

Gazelle Girl Charm 2015

Terryberry is pumped to be working with Gazelle Girl again this year to produce the finishers’ awards for runners.  There are some fun new surprises for the West Michigan Gazelle Girl race this year.

“Gazelle Girl worked with Terryberry to design a lapel pin for the 5K finishers. The half marathon charm is also a different design from previous years. Participants who take part in the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and the Fifth Third River Bank Run 25k will receive a new double down medal,” according to WoodTV.

The Gazelle Girl event will take place Sunday, April 19.  Learn more at gazellegirlhalfmarathon.com. Good luck runners!

Terryberry designs and manufactures custom awards and custom logo jewelry for organizations of all types and achievements of all kinds.  Contact us to learn more.


February 26, 2015
by Kelsey Rogers

Webinar: Grooming Tomorrow’s Millennial Leaders Today

Terryberry Presents: Manager 3.0 Grooming Tomorrow’s Millennial Leaders Today

Wednesday, March 5th, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Free Webcast

Course Description:

In this webcast, join Mike Byam, Managing Partner of Terryberry and Brad Karsh, President of JB Training Solutions in a discussion about how to cultivate effective millennial managers.

The millennials are coming! The future leaders of your organization have a few things to learn before they hit management ranks. As an HR leader, how can you prepare your millennial managers? In this session, Terryberry hosts Brad Karsh, president of JB Training Solutions to share real-world stories and no-nonsense tips on the obstacles and opportunities millennials face as leaders, and what millennials need to do as they prepare for and enter management roles. You will learn how to coach millennials to become successful and selfless leaders without compromising their values and what to do now to help them succeed. Millennials can thrive – if we know how to prepare them for that next level.

In this 60-minute, interactive webcast, you will learn:
  • Recognize how millennials are rewriting the rules and changing the face of leadership
  • Understand why recognition is a top driver of millennial engagement and how to meet the need
  • Navigate a multigenerational workforce with confidence, courage, and clarity
  • Prepare, coach, and mentor millennial employees for future leadership roles
  • Champion the charge for a more collaborative and understanding multigenerational workforce
  • Build an engaged and positive company culture that embraces the values of millennials

This webinar teaches you how to coach millennial managers to be effective, inspiring, and sincere leaders who can manage difficult people and sticky situations.

Mike Byam
  • Mike Byam is the author of The WOW! Workplace, and Managing Partner of Terryberry, an international firm that specializes in implementing, and managing employee recognition programs. Mike is a frequent speaker on the topic of employee recognition to HR professionals and business groups around the world. He has also consulted with hundreds of organizations – from family businesses to Fortune 500 companies – to develop recognition strategies for employee retention and performance improvement.

This webcast is free, but space is limited, so register today!

February 25, 2015
by Kelsey Rogers

Ever Consider a Culture Committee?

It’s WOW Wednesday! HR leaders, execs, and managers: How do you WOW the people who go above and beyond for you in your business? Or, how have you been WOWed?

Today’s WOW Wednesday comes from Jenny.
She says: “We have a culture committee and is comprised of team members from different areas. They serve a 6 month term and they help to define and develop our culture. They meet regularly to come up with ideas for the company, including ways to recognize employee.”

Share your own “WOW Wednesday” tip or story. Leave a comment here or post on Terryberry’s Facebook Page or Twitter using hashtag #WOWWED. Make it a WOW day!

Join hundreds of organizations that use Give a WOW to ignite a dynamic culture of recognition in the workplace.  It’s employee recognition, social-media style! Get the Free Trial!

February 24, 2015
by Jenny Watkins

Customer Service Excellence is Fueled by Employee Recognition at Northwest Texas Healthcare System

Case Study NWTHSNorthwest Texas Healthcare System is comprised of five facilities and 1900 employees serving patients in and around Amarillo, Texas. NWTHS believes in instant, daily, monthly and annual recognition for contributions that reflect their core value of Service Excellence.

To facilitate and encourage staff recognition, NWTHS implemented a Give a WOW program for peer-to-peer recognition. All levels of employees– support staff, techs, RNs, secretarial, physicians, and senior administration — have access to the program and are encouraged to participate by giving and receiving recognition.

Patients and families can also nominate a staff member for recognition.


The Give a WOW program is accessed through the NWTHS intranet, as well as a free smartphone app for employees. These tools make the program accessible to employees with or without a desk workstation.

New employees are introduced to the Give a WOW program during orientation. The program remains visible on an ongoing basis through monthly departmental celebrations, and monthly acknowledgment of winners. An online Recognition Wall displays every nomination, and is updated instantaneously and visible

to all employees on the app and intranet site.

Recognition is aligned with core values and based off of NWTHS Service Excellence standards. #1 Treat Everyone as a Guest, #2 Demonstrate Professionalism in all we do, #3 PracticeTeamwork. Employees can receive non-monetary recognition, tangible awards, or NW bucks to use in the café and gift shop.

The Results: The program has exceeded expectations for participation and engagement. In the month of December NWTHS had over 1900 nominations.


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February 17, 2015
by Jenny Watkins

Language Settings in Give a WOW – Video Tutorial

Give a WOW PRO can be translated into 70 different languages at the user level.  This means that no matter what language you speak, you can experience Give a WOW in your own native tongue.  If your sponsoring organization has enabled the translation feature, here’s how to change your language display.  Once you have logged into Give a WOW, click on “Help and Language Settings” in your profile.  Choose from the 70 language options.  That’s it!  Now enjoy Give a WOW in your own native language.