Although alumni and friends of colleges and universities are the most prolific users of recognition chairs and logo chairs, many business and other non-academic affinity groups benefit from fine hardwood business chairs bearing logos representing the entity. These groups include Private Businesses, Hospitals, Associations, Trade Organizations, Retired Military Organizations, Not-For-Profit Organizations, Government, and fundraising arms of colleges and universities. Learn how a special Business Chair can serve Your Business.
CHAIRS FOR CORPORATE OFFICES AND BOARD ROOMS
Prominently display your company identity on high-quality furniture to be admired by clients, visitors, employee, and board embers. Ask Alumni Chairs to help design chairs for your office, board room, and public areas. We will work with your business to design unique chairs that will reflect your business culture while helping to foster pride in your organization.
Businesses that seek attractive furniture for elegant or comfortable environments find our business chairs attractive. Examples can be hotels, restaurants, banks, professional firms, hospitals, large medical centers, academic institutions, waiting-rooms, and government. Not all chairs of Alumni Chairs are recommended for commercial and non-residential use. Waiting room chairs receive a lot of wear and tear. Such high-volume use will require careful selection of materials. We are careful to select fabrics and other upholstery materials of commercial quality and durability. Our priority is to choose hotel-quality products that will prove long lasting and stand up to heavy use. If you seek furniture for commercial or high-use environments, please discuss with us your requirements.
As long-serving employees retire from employment, some companies provide premium retirement gifts to the retiree. Rather than giving the traditional “gold watch”, many firms reward retirees with other fine gifts. Alumni Chairs’ retirement chairs are perfect gifts that a retiree can enjoy for many years and which can remain in their families for generations. The retirement chairs and employee appreciation chairs do not traditionally require licensing for use of trademarks and logos, if the object in question is used by the entity internally or by individual members and employees.
AWARD CHAIRS AND FUNDRAISING CHAIRS
Alumni Chairs provides fine, business chairs of all sizes to commemorate and inspire high achievements by employees, retirees, sales personnel, board members, and other persons who are essential to business, non-profit, and government entities. Our chairs, both full-size and miniature, are perfect awards for employee appreciation programs. Many businesses and nonprofits award employee recognition chairs and employee appreciation chairs to distinguished employees and employees who achieve certain performance goals.
Generally, these award chairs can be provided to organizations and individuals at reduced prices. Whereas college chairs which are sold to Alumni and Friends are most often subject to royalty and administrative fees imposed by school administrations, award chairs and recognition chairs provided to private industry, non-profits, and educational institutions are not subject to royalty and administrative fees.
Therefore, prices of our chairs intended as award chairs and recognition chairs may be approximately twelve percent (12%) lower than chairs with licensed logos of similar businesses. Depending on the organization being represented, there may be no royalty expense per chair, thus reducing the chair price significantly.
CHAIRS FOR REVENUE AND FUNDING
Most colleges and universities seek revenues from the sale of collegiate products. They can sell chairs outright or rely on licensing fees associated with their chairs…or both. Businesses and organizations that are engaged in community service, scholarship, and charitable activities may sell logo chairs for the purpose of achieving funding goals. Affinity Classics will work with your organization or business to design business chairs that will foster pride in your organization while enabling the organization to generate revenue.
“Alumni Chairs…one of the most amazing vendors I’ve ever dealt with. Responded to emails in a timely manner, always had a solution to problems – I knew they genuinely were concerned about our organization and product. Amazing to work with. I would definitely order again on a new project.”
MINIATURE CHAIRS FOR AWARDS AND GIFTS
In addition to full-size chairs, Alumni Chairs produce miniature chairs for university advancement, development, philanthropy, and alumni offices. Some universities have approached us in search of miniature college chairs to facilitate stewardship. Because they may know donors and prospective donors whose contributions may not justify the expense of a full-size award chair or the donors may prefer less valuable gifts, these offices have decided to make available small replica chairs, miniature recognition chairs, and miniature award chairs that can be displayed on desks and shelves in homes and offices. Also, many individuals of high net worth may not wish to receive full-size chair or they may prefer that their favorite charity conserve donor dollars and avoid premium items such as full-size chairs, preferring that their charity be a conservative steward of donor funds.
Businesses, their Human Resource Departments, and their Marketing Departments choose to award miniature chairs to employees who have performed well, retirees, and employees achieving work anniversaries as part of employee recognition programs.
We offer exact models of our Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair and our Affinity Classic Alumni Chair in four-inch, five-inch, and six-inch miniatures (below) – mini-chairs complete with exact-replica logos. Currently we offer chairs in black lacquer and an elegant, new material that appears as frosted glass (at additional cost). Other sizes and other attractive materials and finishes are available. We offer square and rectangular pedestals/bases in wood, marble, or granite with sophisticated metal nameplates. For more information about Affinity Classic Miniature Chairs, email us at [email protected] or phone us at 866.748-2230.
ACADEMIC CHAIRS, ENDOWED CHAIRS, FELLOWSHIPS, DONOR RELATIONS, AND STEWARDSHIP
Colleges, universities, hospitals, and non-profit fundraising chairs for Advancement and Development departments have chosen Affinity Chairs as awards and gifts to Principal Donors. Major Donors funding Academic Chairs and Fellowships can be suitably commemorated or rewarded with Alumni Chairs’ chairs for fundraising. We can also make less expensive miniature chairs that replicate our full-size chairs. Miniatures are appropriate for honoring annual donors and donors who are mindful of careful stewardship and likely to decline a gift of high value.
Businesses that seek attractive furniture for elegant or comfortable environments find our business chairs attractive. Examples can be hotels, restaurants, banks, professional firms, hospitals, large medical centers, academic institutions, and government. Not all chairs of Alumni Chairs are recommended for commercial and non-residential use. Such high-volume use may require careful selection of materials. As we select fabrics and other upholstery materials for commercial applications, our priority is to choose hotel, commercial quality products that will prove long lasting and stand up to heavy use. If you seek furniture for commercial or high-use environments, please make a request and discuss with us your requirements.
As long-serving employees retire from employment, some companies provide premium retirement gifts to the retiree. Rather than giving the traditional “gold watch”, some firms reward retirees with other fine gifts. Alumni Chairs’ Business Chairs and Award Chairs are perfect gifts that a retiree can enjoy for many years and which can remain in their families for generations.
CHAIRS FOR PURCHASE BY MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AND ALUMNI
There are many service organizations, military organizations, consulting firms, industrial firms, and technology firms whose current members and alumni maintain close contact with former colleagues who demonstrate profound loyalty to the company or organization and a keen affinity to other past employees. Such businesses often make college chairs available for purchase by employees.
Alumni Chairs can build Custom Company Chairs, Business Chairs, Miniature Chairs, Award Chairs, Retirement Chairs, and Recognition Chairs for businesses and other organizations, that will distinguish those entities from all others. Learn how a special Business Chair can help brand Your Business or organization and satisfy your employees and members.
To determine approximate prices of chairs for your business, visit our “Most Institutions and Prices” page to learn about ordering chairs that do not display logos and/or do not involve royalty fees. Nearly all orders by businesses for internal use or for special gifts will not require royalty fees. Therefore, this page is the best, initial source of pricing for those purchases.
Find the chair of your choice, determine its approximate price, and, then, phone us to discuss the details, arrange for your special logo, and order your chair or chairs. Contact us at 866.748.2230 or email us at [email protected] for additional information.