The Chamber of Commerce just purchased several awards from Eagle Awards for some of our board members. I picked up the awards and it was the first time I had ever been to their store at 2259 Old Middlefield Road.
It’s tiny and packed with sample awards, trophies, and anything you could imagine having engraved. There were awards for local nonprofits, lots of major tech companies, sport teams, and plenty of one-of-a-kind samples. For example, you can have a bottle of Jack Daniels, or Orange Crush turned into an award. Now that I know this, I can think of all kinds of new ways to honor loved ones.
While I was there, a customer came in and asked about having name plates made for office doors. I made a mental note of that request and started thinking of all the outrageous office names that I've seen at local tech companies.
There were some engraved pet urns and plaques, lots of acrylic and shiny traditional trophies, some fancy sterling silver, wood in different shapes and sizes, and some really interesting custom elements that customers brought in. You can get lots of ideas about what’s possible by looking at the display items and it seems to me that anything is possible.
My office purchased 3 crystal rectangular awards. Two of them are engraved and the 3rd one is 3D and the words are on the inside of the glass. They look sleek and traditional, and anyone would be pleased to have one on their desk. I think we played it safe, now that I saw at a room full of possibilities!
Eagle Awards is woman owned and operated, which is very cool, and they’ve been in Mountain View since 2009. Dianne is the owner and Grace works with her. It’s just the two of them, and a ton of creativity. They do most of the work in house.
If you need anything engraved or etched or created from scratch, you should definitely stop by and look at their samples. These two talented ladies can do anything. I’m sure of it.