"The Pineapple Story" A Symbol of Hospitality

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The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. The legend began with the sea captains of New England, who sailed to the Caribbean Islands and returned to the colonies with exotic fruits and spices. When clipper ships returned to port, their families would spear a precious pineapple on their iron gatepost as a common symbol to welcome friends and neighbors into their homes

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Custom Made Lapel Pins - Make Them Your Own

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Many of our pins can be customized to meet your individual needs. The medium and large pineapple pins can be customized to include choice of color or initials of your school or organization. Examples pictured include; Johnson & Wales University, North Dakota State, Fort Hayes State, Denver University, Scott Community College and Michigan State. There is a one-time model fee for all custom work.

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"The Starfish Story" Making A Difference

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Once upon a time, there was a wise man who went to the ocean each day to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, so he walked faster to catch up.

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Testimonials

Ruvimbo Wendy Mayhunga Fairleigh Dickinson Vancouver Campus- Canada 2/15/17 on Facebook 5 STARS The university I work for wanted to introduce the Pineapple Pin for students in the Hospitality programs and I was tasked with finding a supplier to order the pins from. After doing some research online I stumbled on Pins by Frank's website and I immediately sent an email to them to inquire about ordering the pins. Marie emailed me immediately and from there we were in constant contact. Marie was able to keep me updated from start to finish. When the pins were finally shipped to me I was overjoyed when I saw the finished product. I will definitely continue to order pins from Pins by Frank! Keep up the great work! The Lakefront Anchorage Hotel Angela Marie Anchorage Alaska, April 2016 on Facebook 5 STARS We love buying from Pins by Frank! Thank you for always having the best customer service and quick response time. We've been ordering pineapple pins for our employee reward program the past 3 years and have experienced nothing but the best when dealing with your company. Keep up the amazing work and thank you for being a fantastic vendor. Dingley Village, Australia Judith Klarenbeek, January 2017 Admin Assistant to Marion Harriden – Social Worker 5 STAR on Facebook When we adopted the Starfish as our logo we went online to try to find lapel pins for our supporters and volunteers. I found Pins by Frank, we have reused their service a few times and always receive the items promptly. With the lovely Marie emailing us with details of shipping and links to paypal invoices. They are a pleasure to do business with. Park Avenue Catering, Cotati California Bruce Riezenman reviewed Pins By Frank — 5 stars May 21, 2016 I have been working with Marie for many years now. They are quick to respond and send out orders and they stand behind their product. We order pewter knife and fork tie pins for the service staff at our company. Great branding and a great business partner. I highly recommend them! Bruce R, owner,. Park Avenue Catering HILTON TUCSON EL CONQUISTADOR GOLF & TENNIS RESORT OTTON A. SUAREZ I Hotel Manager Dec. 3, 2016 To: marie@pinsbyfrank.com Marie, Thank you for your quick response. We are using this pineapple pin to give to guests in our resort as they check-in. We have a program “guest of the day” and a guest is selected by our team at the Front Desk from the many arrivals for that day. They not only receive the pin, but also an upgrade to a higher class guest room, and an amenity delivered to their guest room. The pineapple will help to identify this guest by our staff as they interact with various departments during their stay. The pineapple is pinned to a card signed by the team members and it includes the story of the pineapple as a sign of hospitality. We had had the card in place for a while, but the pineapple assures the guest is recognized more than just upon arrival to our resort. Thanks to your product we are able to improve our “guest of the day” program. Also thank you for your painted pineapple gift and the story. Will find a very prominent place for it to assist as a reminder to our team members. Starfish Pins Date: 1/12/16 9:02 pm To: marie@pinsbyfrank.com Hi Marie The pins are delightful we are attaching them to the bookmark and sending to the Board Members of Philanthropic Trusts that have given us recent grants. Kind regards Judith Klarenbeek Admin Assistant to Marion Harriden – Social Worker Lackawanna College, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania is catching employees doing something right! Members of the College family are encouraged to award pineapple pins to a member of the administration, staff, faculty or student body caught in an act of hospitality towards another. Everyone checks to see who has pins and how they got them. It has increased the energy and hospitality of the entire College. Thank you, Stephanie Decker Director Kiesendahl School of Hospitality Lackawanna College

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