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At BI WORLDWIDE, we inspire people and deliver measurable business results. Inspired employees solve problems and create value. Inspired salespeople take risks and seize opportunity. And inspired channel partners and customers choose your brand every time. We work with great companies around the globe who know that extraordinary results can only be achieved when their business is energized by the people who make it happen. For more at

John O’Brien

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Maritz Employee Experience (EX)

Maritz Employee Experience (EX) takes a holistic approach to helping businesses build cultures that attract, engage and retain employees, unlocking the hidden potential of their workforce. Leveraging its unmatched experience in behavioral and decision sciences, Maritz EX offers a broad range of professional services and an award-winning technology platform that creates value for companies in over 100 countries around the globe. For more information, visit

Chris Dornfeld

O.C. Tanner

O.C. Tanner, the global leader in engaging workplace cultures, helps thousands of top companies empower people to accomplish and appreciate great work. The employee experiences we create, from memorable rewards and recognition, to wellbeing solutions that change lives, help fill workplaces with peak moments that inspire people to achieve.

Every technology we develop, every award we design, every communication touchpoint we craft helps people dream bigger and reach higher. Clients use our solutions to retain, engage, and attract great talent, inspire innovation, drive performance goals, and live brand values from the inside out. Recognize victories. Influence greatness.

How powerful is your workplace culture? Take the quiz.

Kevin Cronin, CRP


Enterprises worldwide rely on Rideau's technologies and solutions to boost revenue, increase employee engagement and exceed customer expectations. Headquartered in Montréal with offices in New York, Paris, and Bangalore, Rideau helps companies move their key performance indicators in the right direction by using attentive service, innovative technology and personalized solutions. Rideau takes pride in inspiring greatness in the organizations they serve - creating better workplaces, better businesses, and ultimately a better world. For more information, please visit or call 1.877.789.0449, extension 240.

Peter Hart, CRP
1.877.789.0449, extension 240


C.A. Short Company

C.A. Short Company is a full-service employee recognition company that provides employee anniversary, safety, peer-to-peer, and total recognition programs to workforces across the country. Our People Are Everything total recognition platform is a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) developed to manage and measure employee recognition programs in one centralized and integrated location. We provide dynamic and customizable solutions that aim to increase employee engagement, satisfaction, and company bottom-line. To learn more, please visit us at

Scott Russell, CRP
704-482-9591 x267


Inspirus believes employees make up the foundation of culture, which is shaped and evolved through everyday experiences that are essential to the development of strong, high-performing organizations. We seek to influence the employee experience through our six Quality of Life dimensions: recognition, health and well-being, personal growth, physical environment, social interaction, and ease and efficiency.   

Only Inspirus combines an integrated rewards engine, learning courses, communication tools and analytics into a single platform spanning recognition, well-being, safety, milestone awards and community involvement. Through Sodexo’s broader mission of improving the Quality of Life of all we serve, Inspirus aims to bring joy to work, one experience at a time.

Visit for more information.

Charlla Davis


Carnival Cruise Line

Growing since our founding in 1972, Carnival Cruise Line — “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®” — now carries millions of passengers every year aboard our 26 ships. Carnival Cruise Line is proud to be part of a family of companies owned by Carnival Corporation & plc, a Fortune 200 Company, which includes sister lines Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Cunard Line, among others.

David Klein


CSI STARS builds engagement, strengthens morale and improves business results - measurably. The CSI STARS platform allows clients of all sizes to choose as many or few recognition programs as they are ready for, all accessible from one central sign-on; years of service, safety, wellness, onboarding, performance, points and rewards.

CSI STARS is the only service partner to offer no fee social recognition tools that recognize ALL employees, ALL year without giving up the highly personalized elements of our popular service award program. With over 30 years of industry experience, we have the global reward partnerships and expertise to create excitement for your program with all employees from kick off onwards.

Let us help you cultivate a workforce that loves coming to work. Visit or contact Jim Brown.

Jim Brown

E Group

Cynthia Miller


WorkStride provides highly configurable recognition, sales incentive, performance, and rewards programs that address and adapt to dynamic needs, helping individuals and organizations increase employee engagement, optimize performance, and enhance impact.

Founded in 1999, WorkStride has built recognition and performance incentive programs for clients of various sizes, including a number of Fortune 500 organizations, from a wide range of industries around the globe.

WorkStride is headquartered in the heart of New York City on the 39th floor of the Empire State Building and is owned by The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm.

2018 Best Companies to Work for in New York State

2017 Channelnomics Channel Services Innovation Award - Editor's Choice

2017 Gold Stevie® Award - Employee Relations Solutions Provider of the Year

For more information, please visit

Brian Dodds, CRP


Augeo Affinity Marketing

Privately held, Augeo is America’s leading engagement and loyalty platform company, delivering innovative technology and inventive programs to motivate customers, employees and members. Augeo helps a broad range of businesses—from Fortune 500 companies to smaller independent financial institutions—more fully engage people in the behaviors that fuel the growth of their business.

Augeo platforms currently serve companies in a wide range of sectors including: financial services, healthcare, retail, travel, food service, hospitality consumer products, telecom and more. Headquartered in St. Paul, MN, Augeo has offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Scottsdale and Nashville, delivering programs in over 55 countries.

Juliann Gilbert

Crystal D

We are a dynamic organization comprised of individuals who are Memory Makers – together we deliver on our promises in a way that makes "The WOW Effect"™ come alive for our employees, customers, recipients of our awards, and our vendors.

At Crystal D, we exist To Turn Emotions Into Memories!™ We've been doing this for 25 years, so we've gotten really good at it. We're the world’s leading supplier of crystal awards and promotional gifts. We take great pride in what we do, and we expect our awards and gifts to last a lifetime.

We offer 1300+ awards, gifts, and wall plaques in various price ranges from economical to one-of-a-kind high-end. We offer six substrates: crystal, marble, cultured stone, wood, art glass, and metal. Together these substrates and our six imprint options give you endless opportunities to create the perfect award. They will leave a lasting impression on any recipient!

Chuck Dahlgren

HALO Recognition

Cord Himelstein

Hinda Incentives

Hinda Incentives helps engage, inspire and reward the people most important to your business. For nearly 50 years, we have managed sales incentive, employee engagement and customer loyalty programs that get results. Our industry-leading web platforms offer flexibility to fit each client’s needs. Plus, we offer the industry’s most comprehensive Rewards Portfolio including name-brand merchandise, easy and intuitive digital and experiential awards and more.

Michael Donnelly


MotivAction is a certified veteran-owned global performance improvement company with a single purpose – to help clients achieve MORE. Through sales incentives, employee engagement and recognition, meetings and events, customer loyalty, and training, MotivAction helps clients achieve results through people. For more information or to request an Encore or Encore Channel technology demo, visit

Mike McWilliams

Next Level Performance

At Next Level Performance, everything we do is to help your company and its people Achieve More™. We offer a unique blend of strategic insight and value, with a full suite of recognition, engagement, and rewards solutions that can be easily implemented, and scaled to fit the budget and scope of the project. Each program is grounded in over 40 years of experience, guided by the most recent research on motivation and engagement, and driven by front-line managers. With our signature social recognition solution, Applaudit™, we deliver the latest technology for the greatest inspiration. For more information or to discuss how we can help your organization, please visit or contact us at

Victor Sawi

Summit Recognition Solutions

At Summit Recognition Solutions, we help our customers build a culture of engagement and recognition by empowering their employees to be their best. By understanding each client’s unique corporate strategy, objectives, and performance gaps, we utilize our forward-thinking technology to design global solutions that deliver a positive impact to both individual and organizational performance. And our innovative Rewards xChange retail rewards portal creates a Best-in-Class solution for our clients, and a Best-in-Class user experience for their employees.

Donna Chrobak


Michael Kelleher

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Hargrove Business Consulting

Vicki Hargrove

Proforma SI

Glenda McCarthy-Gaspar
905 235-3432

Royal Recognition

Dan Cull

Vantage Point Marketing Network

Allen Brown

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Kristin Bernier

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