Pineapple Pins, Symbols of Hospitality, are Made with Pride
Pineapple pins, made by Pins By Frank, are proudly made in the U.S.A. with a blend of metals. They are offered in three sizes; small, medium and large and all have a military clutch, also referred to as a butterfly clutch.
Our small pineapple pin is ¾” tall, curved, and is available in gold, silver and two copper finishes. Medium and large pineapple pins are available with hand painted green tops, Italian colors of red, green & White or glitter tops which are multicolored. Our pineapple pins can also be customized in your choice of painted tops. There is a minimum required for custom colors. The medium and large pins are flat, beautifully detailed and can be customized with business or University initials, logos and colors. Examples of this are available on our website under Custom made Lapel Pins.
Story of the Pineapple
There is a very interesting story explaining the history behind how these pins have become a “Symbol of Hospitality” worldwide. Pins by Frank has designed a book mark with the “Pineapple Story.” Although there are many versions of this story, the version we chose of The Story of the Pineapple is available as a book mark with your order of pins and compliments our pins beautifully. We now offer customization of the book mark with your logo and colors. A complimentary quote is available based on quantity ordered.
The Pineapple & Hospitality Collection is very versatile and provides a cost effective tool to enhance sales, welcome visitors or reward employees.
Many of our clients have shared how our Hospitality collection has been used creatively and cost effectively and a few of these ideas are mentioned below.
- Our small pineapple, with the gold, silver and copper finishes have been very popular for employee recognition/ awards programs.
- Another popular idea is to use these hospitality pins (symbolizing welcome) at trade shows or on sales calls. Many collected business cards are discarded after a trade show but not a business card that has a lovely little pin attached to it. That one will be kept.
- Many churches and organizations have purchased these pins to “Welcome” new members.
To see the full list of ideas and how these flagship items have been successfully used by our clients please visit the Creative Ideas for our Collections & Products page on our website.
For those who are interested in learning about Hospitality as a career, Johnson & Wales University or the International School of Hospitality
are great sites to learn more.
A Few Reviews we’d like to share:
We would like to share a few of our reviews. For any client who would like to be connected with the folks who wrote the reviews, I have every confidence they would be willing to share their thoughts. For Frank & me, our clients have also become friends and we are grateful for their business and their wonderful reviews;
Timothy Lam, Executive Director of The International School of Hospitality, 5 Stars
“We have been buying from Pins By Frank for almost 10 years. Excellent service, friendly and fast delivery. Highly recommend,”
Katie Davin, Johnson & Wales College of Hospitality Management, 5 Stars
“Pins by Frank is always our go to for our pins. The workmanship is high quality and the service is friendly & reliable. Prices are reasonable. I would not go to anyone else.”
David Bradley, V.P, Sales & Services, Shreeveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau’s 5 Stars
” I have used pins by Frank for a few years and always get a great product at reasonable prices. Marie is a gem to deal with and very quick when we place orders. They also recently offered me some overstock of my favorite Pineapple pins at very reasonable pricing. Look around and I guarantee you will comeback for their pricing and great service.”
Dr. Ruth Smith, CHE, MIH, Assistant Professor Bob Billington School of Hospitality, President of ICHRIE-SECSA Federation, 5 Stars
” The dean, faculty and students of the Bob Billington School of Hospitality Management at Bethune- Cookman wear the Custom made B-CU pineapple pins created by Pins By Frank as part of our daily attire. We are so thankful for the excellent service and professionalism that we receive year after year, even with our urgent orders, Marie is phenomenal and pays much attention to every detail. Thank You Marie! You are AMAZING! We LOVE your pins so much, and we take pride in not only wearing them but pinning them on our distinguished visitors.”
Hospitality Club of Schenectady, Lisa Ciancetta, President
“I was thrilled to get the pins so quickly and even happier I could show my adviser. So far…. everyone loves them! The pictures don’t do them justice. The pins are classy. Thank you.I know I will be doing business again. I printed out the other pineapple items and am bringing them to today’s Hospitality Club meeting. Thank you for all your help.
Lackawana College, Stephanie Decker, Director, Kiesendahl School of Hospitality
“Lackawana College is catching employees doing something right. Members of the College family are encouraged to award pineapple pins to a member of the administration, staff, and faculty or student body caught in the act of hospitality towards another. Everyone checks to see who got pins and how they got them. It has increased the energy and hospitality of the entire College.”
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