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Thankful!

11/21/2019
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I am so thankful for meaningful work.  Why do I feel it is meaningful? It is meaningful because I don’t work for money. Don’t get me wrong, I get paid plenty for what I do and that is a fringe...
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More than Winning or Losing

11/01/2019
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“Winning or losing, there are other opportunities for lessons in sports, but you have to open those doors as a coach to get the full potential of athletic participation.” Dave Revelts (Saint Scholastica Women's soccer coach, Duluth Mn) Winning and...
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Foes in Unity

10/25/2019
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Even foes can be in unity when it comes to being grateful for a safe game and for the opportunity to compete and grow in their sport. Soccer, as a game. has some great traditions. One of them is the...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/11/2019
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A reminder of breast cancer awareness month from those of us at Apple Awards and Sport Plaques There is hardly a family anywhere that has not been affected by breast cancer in some way. Her Story It surprised Kim during...
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Tradition at Edgar High

09/27/2019
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A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of stopping by Edgar High School, one of our long time customers, where I was able to visit with Athletic Director Jim Steinke. Since purchasing Sport Plaques three years ago, I...
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Running Your Race

08/30/2019
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I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7 We are all running a race - it's called life. What elements help you through that tough "middle" of the journey?...
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Choosing a Response

07/11/2019
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I struggle with crafting a good response when my paradigm of the world is challenged. But, how I respond is an important factor when representing the organizations I help lead. The easiest “out” is to be silent and not engage...
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Hiring for the Right Skills

06/27/2019
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“Your intelligence does not impress me, It’s how you speak, act and love others that impresses me. Especially with those that are not like you”.Dennis Smith of Apple Awards Hiring new staff for a small business can always be a...
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