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IRR Industry Associations Announce Annual Awards

The Incentive Marketing Association and Recognition Professionals International announce annual rewards at their recent annual meeting in Park City, UT.

Here is an overview of the annual award winners of the Incentive Marketing Association and Recognition Professionals International. Click on each award for more details.
RPI 2022 Best Practice Standards® Awards Recipients. Achievement Awards Group, TD Bank Group, Cone Health and Vancouver Coastal Health were recognized for successfully implementing recognition programs that follow RPI Best Practice standards.
Hollis Thornton Inaugural IMA Incentive Industry Influencer
Gift card leader Hollis Thornton is honored for modeling high standards, leadership, and positiveimpact on the incentive industry.

IMA 2022 Excellence Award Winners
Create Direct, Motivforce, All Star Incentive Marketing, Blackhawk Network, WorkStride, Agência Digi, C.A. Short Company, Tango Card and Uwin Iwin Performance Incentives are recognized for the development of outstanding incentive and recognition programs.
Jon Hanson IMA Karen Renk Award Winner
Software provider founder is honored for nearly 40 years of industry support and mentorship.
IMA and Strategic Industry Group Spirit Award Winners
Cindy Mielke, Gabriel Resendez, Lore Rincon, Lorraine Tillie, and Tonda Ferguson were recognized for industry-leading work and contributions of time and talent.
Ric Neeley 2022 IMA President’s Award Winner
Ric Neeley, CPIM, Hinda Incentives, is honored with the 2022 IMA President’s Award.
Tom Leahy IMA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Retired corporate gifting and incentive industry leader and incentive representative is recognized for decades of volunteer leadership and lasting contributions to the industry.
HMI Performance Incentives IMA Winner of Inspirational Place to Work in 2021
IMA awards HMI Performance Incentives as the Inspirational Place to Work in 2021.
RPI Honors JoAnn Grantham and Karen Gray with Spotlight Awards
JoAnn Grantham, BA, SPHR, University of Michigan Medicine, and Karen Gray, CRP, PMP, O.C. Tanner, receives the RPI Spotlight Award.
RPI Honors Roy Saunderson with Harkins Education Award
Roy Saunderson, CRP, chief learning officer, Engage2Excel, receives the RPI Harkins Education Award recognizing members who have provided leadership and commitment to RPI’s education initiatives.

Education, Certifications, and Information to Activate
Brand Media and Enterprise Engagement 

A complete learning, certification, and information program and a course syllabus for educators.
Resources: The Brand Media Coalition, the only guide to the story-telling power of brands and where to source them for business, event, promotional gifting, and rewards and recognition. Enterprise Engagement Solution Provider Directory. The only directory of engagement solution providers covering all types of agencies and tactics as well as insights on how to select them.
Communities: The  Enterprise Engagement Alliance and Advocate and the  Brand Media Coalition free resource centers offering access to the latest research, news, and case studies; discounts, promotions, referrals, and commissions, when appropriate to third-party solution providers from participating coalition solution provider members.
Training and Certification
Enterprise Engagement Alliance Education: Certified Engagement Practitioner; Advanced Engaged Practitioner, and Certified Engagement Solution Provider learning and certification programs on how to implement Stakeholder Capitalism principles at the tactical level. 
International Center for Enterprise Engagement: The only training and certification program for ISO 30414 human capital reporting and ISO 10018 quality people management certification. 
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The EEA offers a complimentary course syllabus for educators.
In Print: 
This is the definitive implementation guide to Stakeholder Capitalism, written specifically to provide CEOs and their leadership teams a concise overview of the framework, economics, and implementation process of a CEO-led strategic and systematic approach to achieving success through people.  (123 pages, $15.99)
The first and most comprehensive book on Enterprise Engagement and the new ISO 9001 and ISO 10018 quality people management standards. Includes 36 chapters detailing how to better integrate and align engagement efforts across the enterprise. (312 pages, $36.) 
10-minute short course: click here for a 10-minute introduction to Enterprise Engagement and ISO standards from the Coggno.com learning platform.
•  The Engagement Agency at EngagementAgency.net, offering: complete support services for employers, solution providers, and technology firms seeking to profit from formal engagement practices for themselves or their clients, including Brand and Capability audits for solution providers to make sure their products and services are up to date.
•  C-Suite Advisory Service—Education of boards, investors, and C-suite executives on the economics, framework, and implementation processes of Enterprise Engagement. 
•  Speakers Bureau—Select the right speaker on any aspect of engagement for your next event.
•  Mergers and Acquisitions. The Engagement Agency’s Mergers and Acquisition group is aware of multiple companies seeking to purchase firms in the engagement field. Contact Michael Mazer in confidence if your company is potentially for sale at 303-320-3777.
Enterprise Engagement Benchmark Tools: The Enterprise Engagement Alliance offers three tools to help organizations profit from Engagement. Click here to access the tools.
•  ROI of Engagement Calculator. Use this tool to determine the potential return-on-investment of an engagement strategy. 
•  EE Benchmark Indicator. Confidentially benchmark your organization’s Enterprise Engagement practices against organizations and best practices. 
•  Compare Your Company’s Level of Engagement. Quickly compare your organization’s level of engagement to those of others based on the same criteria as the EEA’s Engaged Company Stock Index.
•  Gauge Your Personal Level of Engagement. This survey, donated by Horsepower, enables individuals to gauge their own personal levels of engagement.
For more information, contact Bruce Bolger at Bolger@TheEEA.org, 914-591-7600, ext. 230.
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