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New Corporate Promotional Item Serves as Both a Gift of Thanks and a Statement of Values

Golden Rule Marble™ is a great corporate gift for clients, vendors or employees.

(Akron, OH) Our mother’s have been telling us for ages:  do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It’s the Golden Rule, one of the most widely-known, most attempted and often failed religious teachings.

Thanks to the new Golden Rule Marble™, we may all move that much closer to accomplishing this widely embraced goal.
Available in five tiger-eye acrylic colors (white, black, green, blue and red), the Golden Rule Marble is delicately inscribed with the Golden Rule on a brass ring which encircles it. Each one-inch marble comes with a small, double-sided pamphlet transcribed with the overarching message of the rule, all neatly folded into a clear, acrylic box, making it perfect for personal and corporate gifts. The goal of the gift is to serve as a reminder for all who receive it – family, friends, customers or employees – to make personal and professional decisions in light of this great advice. 

Corporate gifts for employees or customers can be difficult to purchase. Often the giver would like the gift to be particularly useful or meaningful. The Golden Rule Marble makes a great give-away for any business founded or operating on this clear and guiding principal. In addition to Christianity, the Golden Rule is referenced in historical documents quoting Buddha, Confucius and Aristotle and is also found in the teachings of Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Taoism. Since the Golden Rule transcends basic religious origins to a universal doctrine for the masses, it’s a corporate gift anyone can appreciate and be inspired by.

When choosing gifts for clients or employees, most try to find one that reinforces the relationship and values of their company. Because the Golden Rule is universal, you can be sure that the person receiving it will align in one way or another with their personal and professional goals as well. The Golden Rule Marble can help you accomplish both giving a gift of thanks and giving a gift that will communicate your company’s values and goals.

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More about the Golden Rule Marble

(Akron, OH) Thanks to the new Golden Rule Marble™, we may all move that much closer to accomplishing this widely embraced goal.

Available in five tiger-eye acrylic colors (white, black, green, blue and red), the Golden Rule Marble is delicately inscribed with the Golden Rule on a brass ring encircling the sphere. Each one-inch marble comes with a small, double-sided pamphlet transcribed with the overarching message of the rule, all neatly folded into a clear, acrylic box, making it perfect for personal and corporate gifts. The goal of the gift is to serve as a reminder for all who receive it – family, friends, customers or employees – to make personal and professional decisions in light of this great advice. 

Corporate gifts for employees or customers can be difficult to purchase. Often the giver would like the gift to be particularly useful or meaningful. The Golden Rule Marble makes a great give-away for any business founded or operating on this clear and guiding principal. Since the Golden Rule transcends basic religious origins to a universal doctrine for the masses, it’s a corporate gift anyone can appreciate and be inspired by. 

When choosing gifts for clients or employees, most try to find one that reinforces the relationship and values of their company. Because the Golden Rule is universal, you can be sure that the person receiving it will align in one way or another with their personal and professional goals as well. The Golden Rule Marble can help you accomplish both giving a gift of thanks and giving a gift that will communicate your company’s values and goals.

ValMark Securities was recently looking for a corporate gift to help them share and celebrate their 50th anniversary – or “Golden Anniversary.” The Akron, Ohio-based company decided the Golden Rule Marble was the perfect item to convey their core mission as an organization. ValMark Securities is a national independent broker dealer specializing in equity, investment advisory and risk management products and support services for the nation’s top echelon of wealth transfer and corporate insurance firms. The Golden Rule itself defines ValMark’s fundamental belief in dealing with clients, partners and vendors, so it didn’t take long for the company’s leadership to choose the Golden Rule Marble to represent that belief. 

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Thoughts About the Golden Rule Marble

  • Give the Gift of the Golden Rule
  • The Golden Rule Marble - The gift that gives back
  • The Golden Rule Marble - The gift that speaks for itself
  • Your values. Your beliefs. The Golden Rule.
  • Pay it forward with the Golden Rule
  • The gift that gives back
  • The gift that speaks for itself
  • The gift that keeps giving
  • A marble for morality
  • A gift for the greater good
  • The Golden Rule Marble - A Golden Gift 
  • Values, Virtue and Morality - Give the Golden Rule
  • Show you care. Give the Golden Rule.
  • The Golden Rule - Give and You Shall Receive
  • Practice what you preach; give the Golden Rule
  • Transcend yourself with the Golden Rule
  • A universal doctrine you can hold in your hands
  • The global ethic you can grasp
  • Greater good you can grasp
  • You care about your clients. Show them with the Golden Rule.
  • You believe in the Golden Rule. Let your clients know.
  • Your business does more. The Golden Rule is for you.
  • When your business does more, the Golden Rule is the gift for you.
  • Your business cares. Show it.
  • Your clients are your family. Show them.
  • Your business believes clients are family. Make sure they know with the Golden Rule. 

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Amazing Business Promotional Gift Idea - Modern & Re-engineered with the Highest Quality Materials!

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” The Golden Rule!

Many businesses know from experience that applying The Golden Rule as a strategy, both internally and externally, is a key to success. The Golden Rule Marble™ is a wonderful way to gift a company’s philosophy and this message to others, be they clients, employees, associates, friends or family.

What is “The Golden Rule Marble™? It is a unique, pocket-sized keepsake, consisting of the inspirational message of “The Golden Rule” inscribed on a brass ring wrapped around a high-quality, colorful acrylic marble. Translucent colors give the appearance of “light coming from within.” This 1960’s concept (plastic back then) has been re-designed, re-engineered and is now manufactured as a high-quality promotional giveaway.

marble-swatches-and-box.jpgGift choices for employees or customers can be difficult. Often the giver would like the gift to be not only promotional, but also useful or meaningful. The Golden Rule Marble™ is a great solution for this give-away dilemma. Since the message transcends any religious origins to a universal doctrine for the masses, it’s a corporate gift most anyone can appreciate.

Available in six tiger-eye acrylic colors (white, black, green, blue, red and translucent blue), the Golden Rule Marble™ has a hand-inscribed brass ring which encircles it. Each one-inch marble comes with a double-sided pamphlet imprinted with the message of the golden rule, neatly folded into a clear, acrylic box. The pamphlet can be custom printed with a business or personal message for special orders.

Patented and Trademarked, The Golden Rule Marble™ is manufactured by the Vallmar Company of Stow, Ohio. Owned by the Iliev family, Vall, Pepa and Martin Iliev, Vallmar has a company philosophy of treating others as they wish to be treated and they hope to help spread this message of kindness to all around the world with the Golden Rule Marble™. Pepa Iliev, Co-Founder of Vallmar Company, said: “We succeed only when we provide our clients with the highest quality golden rule marble products, designed to become family and corporate heirlooms”.

Some people might remember that Samsonite gave away similar delightful little plastic marbles in the 60’s. Mary Kay Ash of Mary Kay Cosmetics also gave away early marbles to inspire her managers and sales people. In her book, “The Mary Kay Way: Timeless Principles from America's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur”, Mary Kay talks about the importance of the Golden Rule in business and everyday life. “Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life…” said Mary Kay Ash. Other famous business people have used the marble in similar ways, including W.W. Clements, former Chairman of the Dr Pepper Company.  

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Inspiring New Promotional Gift That Can Be Customized with a Corporate Message or Mission Statement!

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Add a Custom Company Philosophy or Message to the Special Pamphlet Enclosure!

Many businesses know from experience that applying The Golden Rule as a strategy, both internally and externally, is a key to success. The Golden Rule Marble™ is a wonderful way to gift a company’s philosophy and this message to others, be they clients, employees, associates, friends or family.

Modern businesses understand that applying The Golden Rule to daily interactions with both staff and customers is a key to success. The Golden Rule Marble™ is a wonderful way to gift a company’s philosophy and this time-honored message to others, be they clients, employees, associates, friends or family.

The Golden Rule Marble™ is a unique, pocket-sized keepsake, consisting of the inspirational message of “The Golden Rule” inscribed on a brass ring wrapped around an acrylic marble. Translucent colors give the appearance of “light coming from within.” This concept was proven successful as a motivational giveaway back in the 1960’s, though it was plastic back those days. Vallmar Studio has re-designed and re-engineered this wonderful concept, which is now manufactured it as a high-quality custom promotional giveaway product.

Each one-inch marble comes with a double-sided pamphlet imprinted with the message of the golden rule, neatly folded into a clear, acrylic presentation box. For bulk orders the pamphlet can be custom printed with a business message or corporate mission statement, making a great custom business gift. A company that utilizes these core values can now readily share that message with employees, customers and vendors through gifting the Golden Rule Marble™ - a great custom promo idea!  

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New Team Building Tool Helps to Promote Team Work and Build Relationships in Groups, Clubs, Businesses and Organizations

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Foster Team Work in any business, social club, civic group or other organization!

Applying The Golden Rule to daily interactions with people is a key to success and healthy relationships. The Golden Rule Marble™ is a wonderful way to foster a group or company’s philosophy of team building and team work for a common goal.

The Golden Rule Marble™ is a unique, pocket-sized keepsake, consisting of the team building message of “The Golden Rule” inscribed on a brass ring wrapped around an acrylic marble. Translucent colors give the appearance of “light coming from within.” This concept was proven successful as a motivational giveaway back in the 1960’s, though it was plastic back those days. Vallmar Studio has re-designed and re-engineered this wonderful concept, which is now manufactured it as a high-quality custom promotional giveaway product. Foster team work and Build Relationships!

Each one-inch marble comes with a double-sided pamphlet imprinted with the golden rule - neatly folded into a clear, acrylic presentation box. For group, business or club orders, the pamphlet can be custom printed with a special message, statement of values, or other unique affirmation. An organization that values these core values can now readily share that message with associates, other group members and supporters through gifting the Golden Rule Marble™ - a great team building idea!

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New Keepsake Helps the Golden Rule Project Spread Their Message of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”!

Project based on The Golden Rule uses a time-honored message to inspire by spreading this unifying theme of reciprocity and interconnectedness

The Golden Rule Project, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has recently purchased a supply of Golden Rule Marbles from Vallmar Co. to help them in their mission of spreading the “Do Unto Others” message! As The Golden Rule Project expands, they are planning to attend more events and conferences. They will use the Golden Rule Marbles as giveaways to individuals who take special interest in the Project. Additionally, when they create partnerships with individuals or groups, they will be sending the marbles as a reminder of the Project and the Rule itself, as well as a special remembrance of the collaboration.

The Golden Rule Project (www.goldenruleproject.org) began in November 2003 with the purpose of re-introducing the very important concept of “Do Unto Others” into people’s consciousness. Since its inception the Project has:
  • Produced unique, one-of-a-kind broadsides featuring sixteen formulations of the Golden Rule and placed them into schools in their community. 
  • Worked with the Urban Crossroads Center and Senator Fred Fife (D) to introduce a Golden Rule resolution into the Utah Legislature to consider the Golden Rule as they enacted their duties. 
  • Created a packet of Story Starter Cards for use in the middle schools featuring mandala like drawings, golden rule related quotes and mini-biographies on those quoted. 
  • Commissioned a world-class magician to produce and perform a golden rule themed performance for an anti-bullying campaign at the middle school level.

Bonnie Phillips, founder of the Golden Rule Project, shares one of her favorite inspirational quotes: “Every man takes care that his neighbor does not cheat him. But the day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Vallmar Company and Weaver Pro-Pak Announce Joint Venture for Assembly & Packaging of Golden Rule Marbles in Ohio

Two Ohio businesses collaborate to exemplify Team Work as they promote product geared towards encouraging Team Work in businesses, groups and organizations!

Stow-based Vallmar Company has teamed up with Weaver Pro-Pak of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio for the finishing, assembling and packaging of The Golden Rule Marble™. Weaver Industries is a non-profit organization providing individuals with disabilities vocational training and employment opportunities. Founded in 1971 as a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, The Weaver name stems from Carlene Weaver who was a strong advocate for individuals with disabilities. She was instrumental in improving the lives of many individuals with disabilities in Summit County by advocating for meaningful vocational opportunities.

The patented and trademarked, The Golden Rule Marble™ is manufactured by the Vallmar Company of Stow, Ohio. Owned by the Iliev family, Vall, Pepa and Martin Iliev, Vallmar has a company philosophy of treating others as they wish to be treated and they hope to help spread this message of kindness to all around the world with the Golden Rule Marble™. Pepa Iliev, Co-Founder of Vallmar Company, said: “We succeed only when we provide our clients a top quality golden rule marble product, designed to inspire reciprocity and kindness in all who encounter it”.

Applying The Golden Rule to daily interactions with people is a key to success and to healthy relationships. As such, the teaming of two companies that operate daily on Golden Rule principles makes a perfect combination! 

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Golden Rule Philosophy Inspires Ohio-Based Vallmar Company to Provide Custom Branding and Promotional Solutions for Businesses Worldwide

Ohio business is source for innovative products and one-of-a-kind promotion campaigns using The Golden Rule Marble. Testimonials reflect exceptional customer satisfaction!

Vallmar Company recently provided Valmark Securities with a custom solution to their corporate gift need: the high-quality Golden Rule Marble™. ValMark Securities is a national independent broker dealer specializing in equity, investment advisory and risk management products and support services for the nation’s top echelon of wealth transfer and corporate insurance firms.

Lawrence J. Rybka, JD, CDP, President & CEO of Valmark Securities, writes, “We received our shipment of Golden Rule marbles and were very impressed. The quality of the product is remarkable and one we can be proud to distribute as a tribute to our company’s 50th anniversary. Your company has been a delight to work with on this project. You were very accessible, answered all our questions and went to great lengths to ensure that we got the product for which we were looking. I was most impressed that you had the resin analyzed to get the correct color. It's rare today to find anyone who over-delivers in such a manner today. Keep up the great work.”

As part of their own Golden Rule philosophy, Stow-based Vallmar Company has teamed up with Weaver Pro-Pak of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio for the finishing, assembling and packaging of The Golden Rule Marble™. Weaver Industries is a non-profit organization providing individuals with disabilities vocational training and employment opportunities. Founded in 1971 as a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, The Weaver name stems from Carlene Weaver who was a strong advocate for individuals with disabilities.

The Golden Rule Marble™ is a unique, pocket-sized keepsake, consisting of the message of “The Golden Rule” inscribed on a brass ring wrapped around an acrylic marble. Translucent colors give the appearance of “light coming from within.” Each one-inch marble comes with a double-sided pamphlet imprinted with the golden rule - neatly folded into a clear, acrylic presentation box. The Golden Rule Marble™ is available in six high-quality, tiger-eye acrylic colors (white, black, green, blue, red and translucent blue).

Patented and trademarked, The Golden Rule Marble™ is manufactured by the Vallmar Company of Stow, Ohio. Owned by the Iliev family, Vall, Pepa and Martin Iliev, Vallmar has a company philosophy of treating others as they wish to be treated and they hope to help spread this message of kindness to all around the world with the Golden Rule Marble™. Pepa Iliev, Co-Founder of Vallmar Company, said: “We succeed only when we provide our clients a top quality golden rule marble product, designed to inspire reciprocity and kindness in all who encounter it”.

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