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Mar
17
2015

Using Customized Cards to Create Amazing B2B Customer Experiences

Looking to elevate the incentive experience with a customizable B2B solution? Be sure to read our latest article in the Gift Card Network's 2015 Challenge Guide, highlighting the successful partnership between Travel Tags and Cabela's for their B2B gift card program. Flip to page 38.

TAGS:   Cabela's, card manufacturing, card services, Gift Card Network, Loyalty, Rewards and Membership, Quick-Turn Card Manufacturing

Mar
11
2015

Travel Tags Supports Local Teen Robotics Team

Robotics Team: Polar Vortex

First Tech Challenge (usfirst.org) is a robotics program designed to expose teenagers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through challenging robotic games that requires them to design, prototype, build, test, and program autonomous and driver-operated robots to perform a series of tasks. The program encourages young students to engage in activities that foster well-rounded life capabilities and promote teamwork, creativity, hard work and “gracious-professionalism”.

Polar Vortex Robotics team (9132) started in September 2014 as six eighth graders from Eagan, Lakeville North and Rosemont, Minnesota in the basement of Darren and Nichole Hester’s home. In four months, they built a competition robot, created a team name and logo and started their engineering notebook to document their development journey. The team focuses on building a robust robot, drafting an engineering notebook (documents design ideas, programming details, pictures of their CAD), constructing sensors, outreach with the engineering community and branding with a team site at polarvortex9132.com. Darren Hester says, “The FTC motto, ‘It’s the hardest fun you’ll ever have’, has really resonated with the students.”

The team at Travel Tags, Inc. offer a variety of 1:1 mentorship opportunities, from explanation of lenticular, to development of a business card that applied this science, to individual financial support. The team did a group presentation prior to the Minnesota FTC Stratasys State Championship on February 21st where Polar Vortex placed seventh. Minnesota has 108 registered teams competing in the 2014/15 season, with the top six continuing to the FTC North Super Regional contest from March 26-28th in Des Moines, Iowa. The team has been invited to help organize the Regional Championships and is working to attend the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri in April.  This team is currently raising funds via gofundme (gofundme.com/polarvortex9132), selling candy and bagging groceries to support these events.

TAGS:   Awards / Recognition

Feb
25
2015

Travel Tags, Inc Employees Honored with Glen Taylor & Deb Taylor Award

We are pleased to announce that Joe Brinkman, Mechanical Engineer at Travel Tags and Benjamin Ducket, Production Manager at Western Graphics & Data are both recipients of the 2014 Glen Taylor and Deb Taylor Award. Nominated by their business leader, these employees have gone above and beyond to contribute exceptional value to their organizations.


 

“Each year we hear of employees across our family of companies who go above and beyond our expectations – and these individuals demonstrate initiative that improves our ability to serve customers, produce product, or achieve our goals,” shared Deb Taylor. “It is in recognition of those individuals’ efforts we have decided to establish these awards."

Congratulations to all recipients within the Taylor family of companies!

TAGS:   Awards / Recognition, card manufacturing, Taylor Corporation