Tips to Keep the Mind in Tact

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  1. Save Energy
    Organize your life so you’re using your brain’s energy for critical thinking, not trying to find your keys (or shoes or wallet) in the morning as you rush to the office. Put the mundane on auto-pilot so you can concentrate on what will demand more mental prowess.
  2. Switch Hands
    Using your non-dominant hand expands the neurological circuits connected to that hand, which can improve mental performance. If you’re right-handed, brush your teeth or jot down quick notes with your left. If you’re left-handed, stir a pot or wipe down the kitchen counter with your right. You can also try using chopsticks with both hands.
  3. Choose Food Wisely
    Eat more antioxidant-rich berries, dark leafy greens, nuts (full of vitamins and minerals) and fish; salmon, sardines, anchovies and lake trout in particular contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to decrease cognitive weakening.
  4. Work Out Regularly
    Cardiovascular exercise pumps oxygen-rich blood to the brain, which gives it a boost of nutrients such as glucose. Working out also strengthens blood vessels and helps to avoid illnesses such as stroke, which affects cognition.
  5. Keep Learning
    Studies have shown that learning new things keeps thinking sharp and may ward off senility. Head to the library to find books on new subjects, check out the latest art exhibit at a museum or even pick up a musical instrument. Also consider investing in materials from a company such as The Great Courses, which offers college-level workbooks and lectures on different academic subjects from top professors.

On the Road to Summer

With the summer months around the corner, it’s time to prepare to celebrate!  Why not get ahead of the game in the workplace?  Promote your company with products to get everyone ready for fun in the sun!  Whether you are looking for a simple giveaway or you are thinking about hosting a summer themed company gathering, summer time products are great way to get your company name into the hands of many!

Here are a few helpful ideas to get you thinking about your company’s next promotional solution.  All of these products make useful individual promotions or put them all together to make a summer fun gift bag!

Click on the pictures below for more information about the product.

Stowaway Tote N Towel 

This 2-1 product acts as a draw string tote and folds out into a towel.  Watch this video for more details and to see where your logo can be imprinted.

 Beach Buddy Mat

Beach Buddy MatHead for the sand toting a promotional tool that’s built to please with the Beach Buddy Mat. This handy beach time promo is made using polypropylene material and comes complete with an inflatable pillow. It’s water and sand resistant, features a large front pocket and easily folds up into a large top bag with a web shoulder strap that measures 33 1/2″ (folded size is 23″ x 17″). Add your custom imprint and create something that’s ideal for corporate beach days and more!

The Sun Ray Sunglasses – Matte

 The Sun Ray Sunglasses - MatteGive your apparel store’s summer season line a boost in sales by offering the Sun Ray Sunglasses – Matte as a gift item with any purchase! This stylish eyewear offers UV 400 protective lenses. The shades are available in multiple eye-catching colors sure to make a fashion statement and go great with your logo imprint. Take advantage of these trendy accessories to expand your client base right away!

2 oz. Duo Bottle Sunscreen and Lip Balm

 2 oz. Duo Bottle with SPF 30 Sunscreen and SPF 15 Lip Balm For a 2-in-1 product that will keep you safe in the sun, look no further than this 2 oz. duo bottle with SPF 30 sunscreen and SPF 15 lip balm!  This useful product comes in a 3 5/8″H x 1 1/4″W container.  Customize with an imprint of your company name and logo for a handy giveaway during trade shows and conventions.

 

Aloe After Sun Gel

Aloe after Sun GelSoothe your skin after a long sunny day with the Bloc-Aid aloe after sun gel. American made, this unscented sun gel is made from the aloe leaf. Whether it’s a day at the beach or at the park, this handy sunscreen protectant comes in a convenient 1.9 oz refillable squeeze bottle with easy to use flip cap. To add the ease of portability, attach a clip.

 Pigment Dyed Baseball Cap

Pigment Dyed Baseball Cap100% pigment-dyed water washed cotton twill baseball cap with 6 panels, unstructured, embroidered eyelets, antique brass snap with tuck in closure, and contrasting pigment-dyed button and visor on two-tone cap. The perfect summer cap – great for the beach or the boardwalk! Keep the sun out of your eyes with this comfortable cotton twill cap.

28 oz Translucent Water Bottle with Sports Cap

28 oz Translucent Water Bottle with Sports CapHere’s an item that will help quench your need for a great promotional product! The poly clean sports bottle measures 3″ x 9 3/4″, is BPA-free & has a push pull lid. This item is hand wash only. Ideal product for staying hydrated while partaking in activities such as hiking, biking, working out, playing sports or a for a fun day at the beach. Just customize with an imprint & hand out at your next convention or trade show!

Looking for other products for your next promotional solution?  Visit www.executiveonesolutions.com and go through our product search to find the perfect product for your next campaign.

When in doubt, work out!

Office FitnessFitness is on the mind of many people.  How can your company promote health and wellness to your employees and clients?  Fitness products are a great place to start.  With the increasing popularity of corporate wellness programs and over 34,000 health clubs in America, branded items that cater to active lifestyles are sure to get the blood pumping for your employees and clients!

We can offer you a head start with a few ideas to help your company promote fitness and wellness!

Fitness Activity Tracker

Fitness Activity TrackerStay up to date with the latest fitness craze!  This tracker is designed to be worn all day and lets you monitor and log your everyday routines, from eating and sleeping habits to calories burned. Review your running stats and incoming calls without ever breaking stride. This tracker also comes equipped with Anti-Lost functionality so that you do not lose your phone or watch, as well as acting like a snap remote, so that with the press of a button on the side of the watch, it will snap a picture on your phone.  There are 3 available places for imprinting your logo.

Mobile Tech Earbud Kit in Travel ID Wallet

Mobile Tech Earbud Kit in Travel ID WalletHear the sweet sounds of new business with the help of this mobile tech earbud kit in travel ID wallet. Packaged into a matching color zipper carabiner ID wallet, it includes white headphone earphones that cannot be imprinted. Available in your choice of bold color.  Customize this wallet with your company logo.

Men’s and Women’s Mica Knit Jacket

Men's and Women's Mica Knit JacketQuality construction combined with superior styling make the Mica Knit Jacket a favorite for outdoor lifestyles. Dual zippered exterior pockets, reflective piping, and tagless design offer streamlined comfort on the golf course or hiking trail. Available in three attractive colors.

24 oz. Tritan Water Bottle

24 oz. Tritan Water Bottle You will love to sip from this cleverly designed 24 oz. water bottle which has an integrated straw so you can easily quench your thirst on-the-go. The product measures 3″ x 9 1/2″ x 3 3/8″ and is available in a variety of color options. Make this bottle complete by imprinting a personal message or your company logo.

Continue your search for more wellness products on our website.  We will be happy to assist you with your next promotional campaign!

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Solutions that Travel

I have recently been communicating via our local train.  As I was observing commuters traveling into Chicago,  I was amazed at how many different products people were carrying with them.  Some of these products were branded with company logos while others were not.    The items I spotted were caps, beanies, brief cases, back packs, shopping totes, earbuds, lunch bags, tumblers, umbrellas, dress shirts, polo shirts, jackets, coffee mugs, water bottles, hoodies, head phones, sling bags, pad folios and even dogs with branded collars and leashes!

When a company logo is on a product your employees and clients, and even your pets, become walking billboards for your company or organization!  They peak interest and strike up conversations.  While one a plane, haven’t you ever looked with one eye towards the person with the laptop that had a mouse or laptop cover that was branded and wondered where that person worked?  Just think about all the people who travel by plane and how many times discussions regarding work come up with the person next to you and then you can’t get them to be quiet!

In short, branded items are a marketing solution that can travel the globe!

Browse through some ideas below to make your company travel!

Ear Buds and Headphones

 

Colored Button Style Ear Buds
Colored Button Style Earbuds
Tempo- Stereo Headphones
Tempo- Stereo Headphones

 

 

 

 

Back Packs and Tote Bags

Wave Back Pack
Wave Back Pack
Tote Bag Non-Woven Value Tote
Tote Bag Non-Woven Value Tote

 

 

 

 

 

Umbrellas and Tumblers

48" Arc Umbrella
48″ Arc Umbrella
14 oz. Stainless Steel Glossy Tumbler
14 oz. Stainless Steel Glossy Tumbler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackets and Accessories

Men's and Women's Dinaric Insulated Jacket
Men’s and Women’s Dinaric Insulated Jacket
Acrylic Knit Set
Acrylic Knit Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you have been inspired by some of these products!  Don’t under estimate the power of promotional products!  Visit Executive One Solutions website and search through our many options.  We will be happy to help you create your next promotional solution.

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Awareness is Empowering

Breat Cancer AwarenessAs October is approaching, many are preparing for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Annually, more than 4 million people raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement.  Relay is one of the many awareness campaigns that draw high-volume participation.  Promote your business and help worthy causes by providing branded merchandise for these charitable initiatives.

Here are a few ideas to spread awareness:

Breast Cancer Awareness Bag

Breast Cancer Awareness BagJoin the cause with our breast cancer awareness bags! These serve as a great reminder to stay strong and keep fighting! Made of laminated non-woven polypropylene with side gusset pockets and a 12″ over-the-shoulder carrying handle, and a 4″ gusset.

 

Awareness Grip Pen

Awareness Grip PenLet potential customers become “aware” of your brand with the help of this Awareness Grip Pen! This white awareness pen features a rubber ribbon grip and a matching clip. Great for awareness campaigns, this pen is available in a variety of vibrant colors. Add a personal message or your company logo via full color digital imprinting. Promote your cause by selecting this polished product as your next company favor or giveaway.

Ribbon Carabiner

Ribbon CarabinerSupport breast cancer awareness with this ribbon carabiner! This pink ribbon carabiner will serve as a great reminder of breast cancer awareness at any fundraiser, non-profit walk or health care event. Measuring 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ this carabiner can be laser imprinted to your specifications so you can show your company’s support of the cause at any event or promotion.

 

Ribbon Shaped Clip

Magnet Ribbon ClipDo your part to raise awareness for breast cancer with this magnet ribbon clip! This ribbon-shaped magnet comes in either white or pink. The product leaves plenty of space for you to imprint a message or your company name or logo for excellent brand exposure. This item is one of the most visible promos out there. A perfect item to hand out at charity events and marathons. A great promotional product to show that your business really cares!

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Essential Oils and Aromatherapy in the Office

Essential Oil ImageEssential oils and aromatherapy are the latest trends in healthy living.  Did you know they have wonderful benefits in the office?  Various therapeutic grade oils can be used to address alertness, congestion, endurance, headaches, memory and more. They come in various fragrances, derived purely from nature and in many forms, such as bath salts, soaps, candles and diffusers.

Are you looking to create a more peaceful environment in the workplace?  Take a look at this news report about how essential oils and aromatherapy have benefited individuals.  See how the Vanderbilt Medical Center has now incorporated these products in their work space for their employees and how they are using them to help their patients.

Executive One Solutions has all of your aromatherapy needs.  We can offer you a variety of  fragrances.  For instance there are 9 available fragrances to choose from: Peppermint, Lemon, Lavender, Focus (Peppermint/Pine), Immunity (Orange/Clove), Cloud 9 (Lemongrass/Sandalwood), Invigorate (Grapefruit/Vanilla), Tranquility (Lavender/Chamomile), and Exhale (Eucalyptus/Peppermint).

Essential Oils

We can also help you choose from a variety of aromatherapy products such as:

Aromatherapy Machine

Aromatherapy MachineBreathe easy and let essential oils do the relaxing for you! The essential oil diffuser provides instant soothing fragrances. This product works with water and drops of essential oils to spray a mist for aromatherapy, humidifying, purifying and enjoying fragrance indoors.

Essential Oil Infused Bar Soap

Essential Oil Infused Bar SoapCapture the aroma of pure relaxation and soak away all of your worries with the  Essential Oil infused soap line. The perfect amount of moisture and with your choice of signature scent, you can be sure to relax.

Essential Oil Reed Diffuser

Essential Oil Reed DiffuserTake a moment and relax. The Essential oil Reed Diffuser provides instant soothing fragrances pre-cut with fractionated coconut oil will be sure to ignite your senses.  Available in the following blends: Cloud 9, Exhale, Focus, Immunity, Invigorate, Tranquility, Peppermint, Lavender, and Lemon.   Includes 10 Bamboo sticks.

 

Essential Oil Infused Bath Salts

Essential Oil Infused Bath SaltsLoosen up and unwind with the Essential Oil Infused Bath Salts line. Dissolve in water and drench yourself in rich essential oils and sea salts for the ultimate in pampering and relaxation.

 

 

Essential Oil Infused Bath Bomb

Essential Oil Infused Bath BombLoosen up and unwind with the Essential Oil Infused Bath Bombs. It dissolves in water and for the ultimate in pampering and relaxation. Bath bombs are a great gift idea. Give the gift of relaxation.

So why use essential oils?

Throughout history, essential oils have been used for their therapeutic benefits.  They have powerful cleansing properties.  They are convenient, quick, and easy to use.  They help with anxiety, stress, headaches, mental clarity, hyperactivity, relaxation, energize, air purifier, and sleep.  They can bring a sense of calmness to the office or workplace.

Contact Executive One Solutions for your next promotional solution.  We will be happy to help you with what ever your needs are.

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Keep Calm and Stay Cool

Hot DaySummer is here and people are looking for the best way to stay cool.  Stay ahead of the game and offer your clients and employees products that are not only practical and useful but also leave a lasting impression!

Here are a few ideas to help you plan for your next promotional solution:

Ice Cream Flash Drive

Ice Cream Flash DriveCarry this ice cream flash drive to make you feel cool in the hot summer. This flash drive looks like ice cream.  Perfect for children’s activities or company picnics.  Imprint options and imprint size available at your request.  We can also create a custom mold of your favorite product.

Stainless Steel Ice Cube

Stainless Steel Ice CubeFreeze these liquid filled stainless steel ice cubes to keep drinks cold while not diluting the beverage. Perfect for expensive alcohol and even wine, the cubes are sold individually. These cubes even display the one-location imprint of your choice.  What a creative way to build your brand visibility! This unique way of advertising is perfect for parties at home or work. Order today and “drink” up success!

Small Round Gel Beads Hot/Cold Pack

Small Round Gel Beads Hot/Cold PackTherapeutic Gel Pack Applies Heat Or Cold To Sore Muscles. Microwave And Freezer Safe. Reusable And Non-Toxic.  After freezing, stays cold for up to 3 hours. If dropped, the item will not shatter or break. After microwaving 30 seconds, the item will stay warm for 90 minutes.

Spray Fan with Removable Mister

Spray Fan with Removeable Mister

A product like this is perfect for a hot summer day.  The Spray Fan with Removable Mister is a mister, a fan, and a spray mist fan. The removable mister makes it easy to refill and stay cool. The fan blades are made from soft, safe foam and holds two ounces of liquid.

 

Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Maker

Hamilton Beach Ice Cream MakerNow this will sure to be a crowd pleaser in the office or it could make a great prize at your next company function!  Customize your ice cream with your favorite mix-ins.  Enjoy ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, sherbet, or gelato. Makes ice cream in 25- 40 minutes. Canister cover prevents condensation.

 

So what do you think?  You will definitely keep calm and stay cool with products like these!  Visit www.executiveonesolutions.com to find more products that will keep you at the forefront of your clients.

We will be happy to help you with all of your promotional solutions needs.  Please contact us and we look forward to working with you!

Executive One Solutions

Planning an Open House?

OPEN HOUSEIs your company prepared for their next open house?  Here are some ideas and tips to make your next open house successful and productive.

Start out with a check list to stay organized.

1.  What is our budget?  When should we host the open house? What date and time will be most convenient for our customers?

This should always be first on your checklist.  Determine how much the company is willing to spend on the open house and then plan accordingly.  Discuss amongst the company members what date would work best for everyone and find out when your customers are available before planning the big event.

2.  Should we have a theme and decorations?

Floor Mat

Make an impression on your customers the moment they walk in the door.  Custom floor mats with your logo is the way to go.  These look great and leave a long, lasting impression.

Blowflag

 

What about Custom Blowflags for the lawn?   The Convex Economy Flying Banner is easy to set up, easy to transport and easy to store.  Help your customers to find your location easily with these flags.  It is suitable for numerous applications.

 

Banner

 

Use custom banners with your logo to display throughout the office.  Use these promotional banners for advertising, indoor and outdoor events.

 

 3.  Are we going to give away products to the guests?

USB

You can keep give away products simple.  Think of products that most people could use in their every day life.  Logoed USB’s make the perfect promotional  give away gift at any open house.

 

PENSLogoed pens also make great give aways.  But don’t hand out just any pen, make it something that they will really hold onto.  For instance, the 3-in-1 Ballpoint / Stylus and LED flashlight pen.  This style pen includes a metal ballpoint, a stylus, and an LED flashlight!

 

MOBILE POCKETAdd convenience to their busy lifestyles with our Silicone Mobile Pocket! This 3M sticky mobile pocket adheres to the back of your mobile device and features a convenient storage for pocket business cards, credit cards and identification. Choose from a variety of bright, eye-catching colors and customize this item with your company’s logo to maximize brand recognition.

4.  How are we going to invite our guests?  Email invite?  U.S. mailer?

Email invites are an effect way to promote customers to your open house!  But it is always good to follow up with a hard copy mailer in case you email invite gets over looked.  Executive One Solutions will be happy to assist you with any printing evite needs!

5.  Who should we invite?

Not only should you invite your current customers but also have them invite one or two guests as well.  This is a great way to meet new people and new potential clients.

6. What will we serve our guests?

Most guests nowadays are looking for something more gourmet.  Try to stay away from hot dogs, chips, and soda.  Try serving simple, yet elegant Hors d’Oeuvres such as assorted cheeses and other small plates.  You can also provide an assortment of wine or sparking waters.

We hope this check list and other tips will help you plan for your next open house.  Please contact Executive One Solutions for your next upcoming event and we will be happy to assist you!

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“Aha” Moments

We are proud to announce that Co-Owner Michele Broviak was highlighted in the April issue of the ASI Advantage magazine!

Michele was recently interviewed for her “Aha” moment and how the company “Builds Buzz with Awards.”   This included how she came up with the idea to present awards at local machine and tooling trade shows.  Congratulations Michele!

Click the link below to read Michele’s full article online. http://www.asicentral.com/news/magazines/advantages/april-2015/aha-moments/

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Pictured here is Michele presenting the award to SANDVIK for Best Cooperate Apparel at the 2012 trade show.

 

Please visit the 2014 IMTS Executive One Solutions Choice Awards blog to read about all the winners.

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3 Steps to Rejuvenate and Improve Productivity

Even the busiest people can spare a few minutes to rejuvenate. Whether it’s a power nap or a power walk, activities that don’t use a lot of time often produce positive results to help you through a long and stressful work week.

You only need two minutes to complete these three simple excises at your own desk:

1. Leg extensions
  • Grab the seat of your chair and extend your legs straight out in front of you so they are parallel to the floor.
  • Flex and point your toes five times. Release.
  • Repeat.
2. Stretch your back
  • Hug your body, placing the right hand on your left shoulder and the left hand on your right shoulder.
  • Breathe in and out, releasing the area between your shoulder blades.
3. Cross your arms to stretch the shoulders and upper back.
  • Extend one arm out straight in front of you. With the other hand, grab the elbow of the outstretched arm and pull it across your chest, stretching your shoulder and upper back muscles.
  • Hold. Release.

OFFICE STRETCHING

Now that you have rejuvenated your mind and body, here a few products that will not only promote your business but will also promote wellness and relaxation.  Click the images below for more information about this products.

EARTH SPA KIT

Earth Spa KitGive customers the opportunity to relax and unwind with your brand! Perfect for the holidays, Mother’s Day or a promotional event giveaway, you’ll put everyone at ease with this travel-sized gift. Packaged in a biodegradable clear EVA bag, the Earth spa kit includes a sponge scrubber, bath towel, loofah pad and massager. With a variety of imprint methods offered, people will think of your brand when treating themselves to a day of pampering!

TRAVEL TIN CANDLE

Spa Tin Candle2 oz. eco-friendly mini soy travel tin candle. Available scents: Vanilla Honey, Pacific Redwood, Aloe Lily, Lemon Tea, Yuzu Coconut, and Lavender Milk. Approximate burn time: 8 hrs. Each tin measures 2 in D x 1.5 in H.

EXHALE ESSENTIAL OIL REED DIFFUSER

Exhale Essential Oil Reed DiffuserExhale Essential Oil Blend in a 4 oz. Reed Diffuser (with fractionated coconut oil). Exhale is a soothing mixture of essential oils that promotes deep and easy breathing. Reed diffuser comes with 10 bamboo sticks and ship unassembled. Container Size: 5 3/4″ x 1 1/2″.

Visit Executive One Solutions website for more promotional solutions that will not only promote your company but also good health and wellness.

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