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Motivators In The News

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Advantages Magazine Interviews Kim Laffer and Rhonda Blum

January, 2013 - Telecommuting has been steadily on the rise, with flexibility in the workplace becoming key to employee morale and motivation. Here’s how ad specialty industry members keep remote employees engaged and energized. The working relationship between Doug Leech, a Lynchburg, VA-based sales rep, and his boss Ron Baellow, president of Bright Ideas (asi/146026), is so strong that Leech rarely ...   << view full article >>


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Motivators' CEO Talks About Family Owned Business with Verizon FIOS News

October, 2012 - Ken Laffer, President and CEO of Motivators.com, sits down with Giovanna Drpic to discuss some insights on how to make a family-owned business work. Laffer details how he brought his own daughter into the company, as well the elements that have made his working relationship with her a successful one. Inc. Magazine ranked motivational product distributor Motivators.com as one of the top ...   << view full article >>


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Motivators Is Mentioned In Counselor's Best Places To Work

September, 2012 - Ken Laffer, CEO of Westbury, NY-based Motivators (asi/277780), believes in giving his people the leeway to make their own decisions. "I like to run the business from 10,000 feet," he says. "As long as we're cash-flow positive, I let the employees take the reins." That environment has led to big growth for this company – 50% a year for the past five years ...   << view full article >>


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Motivators' CEO Talks About Back-To-School Market with Verizon FIOS News

September, 2012 - Giovanna Drpic sits down with Ken Laffer, President and CEO of Motivators.com, to discuss how small businesses can take advantage of seasonal markets, such as back-to-school. Motivators.com is a motivational product distributor that is ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 5,000 fastest ...   << view full article >>


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PPAI Spends Some Time With Motivators' CEO, Ken Laffer

August, 2012 - Ken Laffer, MAS, is no stranger to new endeavors. He started Westbury, New York-based distributor Motivators, Inc. (UPIC: MOTIV8RS) in 1979 after a successful career as an apparel manufacturer. Soon he became involved in PPAI, even serving on the board of directors. In fact, it was Laffer’s class that voted to change the name from Specialty Advertising Association (SAA) to PPAI. ...   << view full article >>


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Motivators Mentioned in Newsday

July 2012 - As you read this, there is probably at least one promotional product in sight -- a magnet from your favorite pizza shop, a pen from your bank, or sugar-free mints from your dentist. Even in tough economic times, companies continue to view promotional products as a cost-effective way to market. Industry sales reached $1.03 billion in New York State and $18.5 billion nationally last year ...   << view full article >>


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Motivators, Inc. Employees Donate 250 Pounds Of Food To Local Charity

December 2011 - Motivators, Inc. (UPIC: MOTIV8RS) held its fifth annual food drive this year. The Westbury, New York-based distributor donated more than 200 pounds of food to Island Harvest, a hunger relief organization in Long Island, New York. "The amount of food our staff pulled together to benefit the less fortunate is unbelievable," says Motivators CEO Ken Laffer, MAS ...   << view full article >>


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Motivators, Inc. Employees Donate Time And Toys To “Extend The Holidays”

December 2011 - Employees at distributor Motivators, Inc. (UPIC: MOTIV8RS) donated toys and their time to help children at Winthrop-University Hospital “Extend The Holidays.” On December 14, Motivators, Inc. employees visited the hospital, put on festive outfits and helped spread holiday cheer among the children staying there. The company also contributed more than 40 gifts ...   << view full article >>


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Fastest-Growing Promotional Products Companies Represented on the Inc. 5000

August 2011 - Inc. Magazine published the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest-growing companies last week, and several promotional products businesses were represented. The highest-ranking industry company to appear on the list was Aztec Awards, a San Diego distributor that came in at number 229. USB provider iClick, Seattle, was the highest ranking supplier at 1,143. More than 25 promotional ...   << view full article >>


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New York-Based Motivators, Inc. Opens A Regional Office In Miami, Florida

August 2011 - Motivators, Inc. (UPIC: MOTIV8RS), a distributor headquartered in Westbury, New York, is headed south, opening a regional office in Miami, Florida. Kimberly Laffer, director of strategic development, will head up the Miami office. Laffer says, “We are excited about the opportunities associated with having a presence ...   << view full article >>


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Motivators Plants A Tree Every Time You Place An Order In April

April 2011 - Westbury, New York-based promotional products distributor Motivators (UPIC: MOTIV8RS) will plant a tree for every online order it receives in the entire month of April. And, for orders of eco-friendly products such as recycled and recyclable products, Motivators will plant two trees. This move is part of Motivators' environmental initiative to maintain a high level of eco-awareness ...   << view full article >>


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Motivators Receives Award For Embracing Workplace Diversity

December 2010 - In October, Westbury, New York-based distributor Motivators, Inc. (UPIC: MOTIV8RS) was honored at the Long Island Working Partnership’s 25th Annual Employer Recognition Awards for employing workers with disabilities. Two hearing-impaired staffers work in the company’s order processing department. Earlier this year, Motivators teamed up with New York State’s ...   << view full article >>


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Motivators Employees Collect Food For Island Harvest

November 2010 - Westbury, New York, distributor Motivators, Inc. (UPIC: MOTIV8RS) collected food to be donated to Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization. Partnered with Island Harvest since 2007, the Motivators staff set up donation bins around the office ...   << view full article >>


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Motivators Receives Award During National Disability Awareness Month

October 2010 - Westbury, New York, distributor Motivators, Inc. (UPIC: MOTIV8RS) was recognized at the Long Island Working Partnership’s 25th Annual Employer Recognition Awards. The awards highlight Long Island businesses that seek to embrace workplace diversity by employing workers with disabilities. Currently, Motivators employs two hearing-impaired employees who work ...   << view full article >>


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Motivators Becomes Carbon-Neutral Business

July 2010 - In an ongoing effort to maintain sustainable business practices, Westbury, New York, distributor Motivators Inc. (UPIC: MOTIV8RS) has partnered with CarbonFreeFund.org, a nonprofit provider of carbon offset and climate solutions, to offset the carbon omissions produced by the company every year. Motivators is now listed as a carbon neutral business ...   << view full article >>


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Motivators Makes ASI Best Places to Work 2009 List

January 2010 - Advertising Specialty Institute®, the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, announced today that results of Counselor magazine’s second annual Best Places to Work survey indicated higher morale at industry firms. In fact, employees at industry firms gave such high marks to their companies this year, that Counselor ...   << view full article >>


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Motivators Acquires R&R Productions

December 2008 - Long Island, NY-based distributor Motivators Inc. (asi/277780) has acquired R&R Productions (asi/303795), a privately held distributor located in Rockaway, NJ. “We’re very pleased with this deal and this opportunity,” says Ken Laffer, CEO of Motivators. “It will allow us to increase our growth potential as we continue to bring on board quality people ...   << view full article >>