Incentive Concepts Motivates and Inspires Employees with ‘Staff Picks’ Program

Monthly initiative recognizes IC team members with premium rewards

At Incentive Concepts, we strive to deliver the best, better for our clients, helping businesses of all sizes reward their employees, business partners, and customers. We understand how well-intentioned gifts can positively impact workplace culture in so many ways. With our “Staff Picks” initiative, we’re living out these values internally as well, by recognizing Incentive Concepts team members in exciting and memorable ways with premium rewards.

Launched in February 2023, the monthly “Staff Picks” program highlights one of our stellar teammates and gifts them with a premium name-brand product of their choice. The first six installments have been cause for celebration, reinforcing our commitment to our employees and modeling a dynamic new approach to employee incentives. If our early recipients are any indication, this is a program that will continue to inspire team members at all levels.

Brand-name corporate gifts for outstanding team members

“Staff Picks” kicked off with VP of Operations Shelby Anderson, who was awarded a Baseline Traveler Backpack in February.


Though he was still recovering from a recent snow skiing injury, Shelby was excited to put his backpack to good use, citing its durability, comfortable shoulder straps, and rugged yet professional aesthetic. It was the perfect gift for his future adventures, and also a reminder of how important it is to personalize incentives to employees’ interests and passions.  Corporate gifts like these go a long way in employee engagement and appreciation.

The excitement continued throughout the year. Events Manager Carlee Garofalo received a Silverback Junior Hoop in March, which she then gifted to her nephews, Jay and Max, as a March Madness surprise.

In April, Logoed Gifts Manager Mary Pat Mitchell injected some whimsical sophistication into her workdays with a kate spade new york Let’s Do Lunch Bundle. Brendan Clayton, Receiving Logistics Specialist, kicked off his May grilling season with a BBQ Serving Caddy from Mr. Bar-B-Q. Similarly, Customer Loyalty Advisor Jennifer Hagemayer welcomed June with a pair of Lily Pulitzer Stemless Wine Tumblers.

And most recently, Brand Advisor Cindy Henry, was rewarded with a Rave Sports Breeze Lounge Pool Float. In the same vein as Carlee, Cindy planned to share the wealth with family, gifting the float to her sister-in-law.

We want to extend the sincerest of congratulations to all our 2023 “Staff Picks” teammates. We look forward to recognizing more of our staff and further witnessing the power of incentives.

Premium incentives to elevate recognition programs

As shown by “Staff Picks”, the right incentives can infuse any reward strategy with authenticity, joy, and excitement. Our expansive catalog of products from renowned global brands includes something for all tastes, ensuring you can bring these same elements to your recognition program, too. As we approach several fall and year-end milestones – back-to-school, tailgating season, fall festivals, Thanksgiving, and the holidays, among them – now is a great time to explore our selection of premium incentives and to start incorporating top-tier gifts into your plans.

If your business seeks personalized and high-quality corporate gifting solutions, our team is ready to assist you. For more information on the products featured above, as well as other gifts in our catalog, contact us today using the form below or call us at 888-862-9283. For immediate needs, complete our Request For Quote form, and be sure to sign up for our Preferred Pricing program to access exclusive catalogs, price sheets, and product photos.

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The word “Incentives” can mean different things to different people and can be confusing and even intimidating. But boiled down to its simplest terms, an incentive is anything that is designed to modify and drive behavior to an ultimate goal. Whether it’s for employees, customers, or prospects, Incentive Concepts delivers brands that will help you achieve your goals.