March 2017
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IRF 2017 Outlook Study

What does the rest of 2017 hold for Rewards & Recognition Programs?
  
The Incentive Research Foundation has completed it's survey of end-User companies that use reward & recognition programs and have published the study, noting these key findings:

There is a strong positive outlook for budget increases in incentive travel programs - overall and for F&B and rooms. More than half of respondents agree that costs are increasing more than budgets - placing all stakeholders in a difficult position. It's more important than ever to use a professional to make sure you're getting the best value.


The most commonly-selected destinations for incentive group travel are the USA, Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe.

We can get your clients there! Did you know that you can offer your clients cost-effective turn-key travel experiences (group and individual) through our travel provider, Pulse Experiential Travel

Incentive merchandise and gift card programs are expected to continue enjoying positive benefits from the economy.

We'll be happy to share with you the many studies proving that employee perform at higher levels for tangible rewards. Call us or visit our website to see the full list of manufacturers that we represent. Did you know that many of our lines offer Gift Card options? We've got a lot of new things to show you!
 
Electronics are the most prevalent rewards with third party service providers, while clothing/apparel is most common with the corp orate audience. 

Have we mentioned the electronics lines that we represent? They include Sony, Cobra, Nintendo, Uniden and more! Click here to see the full list of lines that we represent.

Three-quarters of U.S. based merchandise and gift card programs include international participants in the non-cash rewards programs they operate.

Are your clients running global programs? Many of our manufacturers offer overseas fulfillment or other accommodations for international programs. Call us!

To view the full 2017 Outlook Study, click here.

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Will you be attending the
 Housewares Show?



Many of our manufacturers are attending the Housewares Show in Chicago from March 18-21.

To see a booth listing of our manufacturers and the contact people who will be attending, click here.



Call us if you'd like to set an appointment to talk with someone and we'll help you set it up!
 
Employment Horizons

A Taste of Spring
fundraiser

Wednesday, 
April 5, 2017
Smoke Rise Village Inn (9 Perimeter Road, Kinnelon)

6:00PM - 10:00PM


$75 per person

featuring
Chef Eric LeVine


"Chopped" Champion and Recipient of the Restaurant Guild International, Career Achievement Award 2017 and Chef/Partner at Morris Tap and Grill and Paragon Tap and Table
 
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