Shana earns Certified Recognition Specialist Designation
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Shana Kayne Beach, CRS, Majority Owner and Project Lead, Chase Street Accessories & Engraving has earned her Certified Recognition Specialist (CRS) designation, an achievement shared by less than 5% of all awards professionals nationwide. The CRS certification marks one of the highest levels of professional accomplishments in the awards, personalization and engraving industry, achieved by completing 70 hours of technical and marketing/business seminars sponsored or approved by the Awards and Personalization Association, an international trade organization with thousands of members worldwide. The CRS designation was conferred upon Beach on March 5, 2021 during the association’s Awards and Personalization Association’s virtual Member Business Meeting.
“The Awards and Personalization Association is proud to recognize individuals that have put in the time and hard work to gain the honorable designation of Certified Recognition Specialist,” said Awards and Personalization Association President Tom Jackson. “Their customers can be assured that orders are filled by highly trained and qualified specialists that will create a fabulous and unique product just for them. Our industry is better because of the dedication of all who have worked to earn these designations.”
Chase Street Accessories & Engraving is located at 17 W Chase Street #1, Baltimore, MD 21201. The company was established in January of 2019 by wife-and-husband team, Shana and Chris Beach. Chase Street Accessories & Engraving offers custom awards, branded promotional products, personalized gifts, and Baltimore City souvenirs. Their state-of-the-art engraving and customization services unite in-house production with an international network of socially-conscious suppliers and vendors. The Chase Street A&E production team’s decoration services include laser engraving, rotary engraving, heat transfer printing, full-color sublimation printing, embroidery, and more. The design team also provides layout, design, and artwork services upon request. From the showroom and workshop in the historic neighborhood of Mount Vernon (Baltimore, MD) Chase Street A&E provides branded awards and swag for corporate events, bespoke favors for parties and reunions, made-to-order gifts for birthdays and anniversaries, and keepsakes commemorating distinctive moments in Baltimore history. Chase Street Accessories & Engraving has been a member of the Awards and Personalization Association since 2019.
Chase Street A&E has a unique history. It was originally named “Chase Street Accessories” after a sign that had been on the building since 2004 from a store that shuttered in 2009. The team originally expected to primarily serve awards clients but soon realized the city’s demand for apparel, branded promotional specialties, and personalized gifts. In August of 2020, Chase Street A&E established its promotional division, which specializes in leveraging a select network of vendors to outsource large projects.
Chase Street A&E has gained a reputation as a socially-conscious organization with a dedication to improving the Baltimore community. In 2019, the team donated a portion of the profits from a popular gift item to organizations that support inner-city youth, prompting the Washington Post to publish a profile on the business. In 2020, Chase Street A&E was a Partner Sponsor of the virtual Baltimore Children’s Business Fair and provided all the swag and awards for the participants. Additionally, Chase Street A&E manufactured and donated over $12K worth of personal protective equipment to Baltimore City organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Awards and Personalization Association, based in Chicago, Illinois, is an international nonprofit membership organization serving dealers and suppliers in the awards, personalization and engraving industry. In line with its mission of advancing the capabilities of businesses that create, distribute, or sell recognition and personalized products, the association conducts trade shows, publishes a monthly magazine, Insights, and offers a variety of member benefits and programs, including seminars, professional certification, a webinars and a member2member forum.