Let's get this started
by Toby Barazzuol on Thursday Oct 4, 2007

Well it seems as though this gets harder to start every day, so why not just jump into it?  My name is Toby Barazzuol and I founded Eclipse Awards almost 10 years ago.  At that time, we were a small company just finding our feet and learning about the possibilties of the internet.  We had no idea of the opportunites it would provide us with!

Since that time, we've learned what it takes to consistently be a world class awards company.  We also learned about the amazing power of recognition and how it can create leaders, motivate organizations, fuel movements, and above all, make people feel happy and appreciated.  The latest version of our website took close to 2 years to develop and we hope it draws together our years of experience in a way that makes it easier for you to recognize people you value and respect.

I'm really proud of our team and we get a lot of satisfaction from creating beautiful crystal awards that really connect with people.  We've built a solid reputation based on years of "getting it done" and I'm confident of our ability to work with organizations of any size around the world.

In a few months we'll be moving into our new "green" headquarters that we've carefully been renovating over the past few months.  With a solid foundation in place, I think that things are about to get really interesting!  We're committed to environmental and social sustainability as well as staying active in our community.  As we move forward, we want to explore what it means to be a company that cares about how we treat people and the environment.  Hopefully, we can do it in a way that will make others want to follow.

Just a few weeks ago we finished a big awards project for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Montreal.  The conference resulted in a "historic" ozone pact that was described as "perhaps the most important breakthrough in international environmental negotiation process for at least five or six years".  Sometimes, it's tempting to hope that in some small ways, the work we do helps make the world a better place.

I hope that our story will help other companies as they tackle issues of sustainability and explore new ways of doing business. 



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