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Mike Donnelly Promoted to President of Hinda

Hinda is excited to announce the promotion of Mike Donnelly to the position of President.  Formerly Executive Vice President/General Manager of Hinda, Donnelly’s promotion provides expanded leadership responsibilities covering all aspects of the business, including sales, marketing, product development, strategic direction, quality, operations, technology and program administration along with leading the efforts in helping Hinda’s partners and clients to achieve their goals with well developed and managed programs.

“I am incredibly proud to be leading the Hinda Incentives team, and I am excited about our future. We have an aggressive and value-based model that will continue to position us not only as a leader in the incentive/loyalty/engagement industry, but will ensure that we continue to realize joint success with our partners,” said Donnelly.

Donnelly joined Hinda Incentives in March 2014 after serving as a consultant for the company.  His career includes over 30 years in the marketing services and incentive and loyalty business. Prior roles include executive management and leadership positions with Donnelly Creative Partners, Maritz Rewards’ Motivation & Loyalty business units, and with InteliSpend, formerly American Express Incentive Services.


Merchandise Monday: Back to School!

It’s that time again. The days are getting a little shorter and a little cooler. Your favorite fall TV is about to start back up. The kids are lining up their best new outfits for that all-important first week. It’s back-to-school season!

It’s a bittersweet time of year, but lucky for you, Hinda is fully prepared to make the transition from carefree days to busy school season a smooth one. Below is just a sampling of the latest back-to-school items we’ve added to our assortment.  

AcuRite® Atomic Clock with Dual Alarm, USB Charger & Temperature

Never be late for class again! This alarm clock features an illuminated color display with outdoor and indoor temperature, atomic clock and calendar, two alarms and USB charging for compatible smartphones. The atomic clock is radio-controlled to synchronize to the correct time broadcast by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) radio station, WWVB, for split-second precision accuracy.

cinda b Medium Cosmetic in Verde Bonita

Technically this is a cosmetic bag, but there’s no reason it can’t be used for pens and pencils, art supplies or anything else your school day entails! This medium-size pouch is made from durable poly/nylon fabrics, is water resistant and machine washable. The flat bottom keeps it standing upright. It features a lovely green and blue Verde Bonita pattern and, like all cinda b products, is proudly made in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Comfort Products Coublo Writing Style Desk

With a unique yet contemporary style, this desk will be sure to grab attention. With a desktop area wrapped in a strong and durable PU covering, the desk is perfect for surfing the web using a laptop, taking care of homework or handling the monthly bills. The drawer is the perfect size for storing a notepad, stapler, pens or other items needed to handle life's tasks. The bottom shelf is great for displaying pictures or storing books.

Dell® 15.6-inch Inspiron Laptop

This non-touch laptop features an LED display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366x768), fourth-gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor, Windows® 8.1, Intel HD Graphics 4400, HDMI, 1TB 5400 RMP SATA hard drive, media card reader (card not included), Intel Centrino® Wireless-AC 3160 plus Bluetooth®4.0, Waves MaxxAudio and a backlit keyboard. Make homework fun with this handy laptop!

HP 15.6-inch Notebook

Get the features you need and the reliability you expect. Enjoy rich, smooth web chats with the stunning HD display and easily take it on the road with a thin design combined with security features. The HP Notebook features an Intel® Pentium® 2.16GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, 4GB memory, 500 GB hard drive, DVD, Intel HD Graphics, Windows® 8.1, Touchpad, webcam and is Energy Star® compliant.

Konik Super Mini Optical USB Mouse – Black

The three-dimensional super mini optical USB mouse features a retractable cord and is perfect for laptop use and compact for travel. Get all your homework done, conduct online research for your big paper and treat yourself to an educational game all more quickly and easily with the Konik super mini USB mouse! Measures 3” L x 1.4” W and comes in black only.

Naxa® Projection Alarm Clock with AM/FM Radio & Snooze

No more oversleeping! The Naxa® Projection Alarm Clock with AM/FM Radio and Snooze features a .6” display, AM/FM radio tuner, 180-degree projection, wake to radio or alarm, snooze and battery back-up with 9V battery (not included). The clock measures 7” L x 3.2” W x 5.2” H and weighs 1.2-pounds. Time to find a new excuse for why you’re late!


Your Monthly Check-Up: Soothing the Sting of Summer

By the time summer rolls around, most of us are so sick of winter that we want to burn our wardrobes and the thought of snow puts us over the edge. But the warmer months don’t come without their share of drawbacks. Mosquito and other bug bites as well as sunburn can put a damper on any outdoor activity. Here are some tips, courtesy of “EXPERIENCE L!FE” magazine, to help avoid bug bites and sunburn or sooth them if you’ve been outsmarted.

The best way to ward off mosquito bites is to remove any standing water from your surroundings, burn citronella candles and avoid wearing perfume. If you’re unlucky enough to get a bite or two (or a hundred), try witch hazel, a natural astringent, to reduce swelling and sooth the angry bites.

Calendula cream, which is made from marigolds, can also help bring relief in the event of a mosquito bite or bee sting. The essential oils in calendula are anti-inflammatory as well as antimicrobial – and it’s helpful for sunburn, too! If you’re allergic to ragweed, be sure to test a patch of skin first so you don’t get an allergic reaction. The last thing you want when treating your bug bites is to make them worse!

Let’s talk sunburn. Everyone knows that excessive sun exposure is dangerous, but trying to block out rays using sunscreens full of chemicals is bad for you, too. Plus, the sun is how we get our vitamin D, so we don’t want to completely block it out. Try mineral-based formulas with UVA/UVB protection and steer clear of sunscreens containing retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), retinol, octinoxate and oxybenzone.

Stayed out there a little too long? Lavender and tea tree oil are both antiseptics and can help you with your agony. Besides having a very calming aroma, lavender can help cool the pain of mild burns and prevent scarring. Tea tree oil also helps relieve burns and prevent infection. Too much of either, however, can dry out the skin, so use sparingly.

Aloe vera is also a good sunburn remedy as it sooths and cools the skin and calms the irritation of the sunburn. As the pain subsides, the polysaccharides help the body create more antibodies to speed up the healing process. The best source of aloe vera is straight from the plant. Keep one handy and clip from the oldest, bottom-most leaves. For store-bought varieties, look for ones with aloe vera high on the ingredients list and without the neon green dyes.

Get more great natural remedies here and important sun information here!


Merchandise Monday: Summer Break Fun!

The kids have been out of school for over a month and, unless they have an unlimited supply of toys and entertainment options, chances are they’re going to get bored. Stave off this dreaded day with fun new toys for kids from our assortment. Some of these items are great for rainy days while others are definitely enjoyed best outside. Everybody wins.

                                    LeapFrog® LeapPad2™ Custom Edition Green

Customize the best-selling, kid-tough learning tablet with sticker skins and digital wallpapers—100-plus ways to make it unique! Choose from 10 fun sticker skins, including ones your child can color. Mix and match them with 11 wallpapers. Removable sticker skins come off easily, so your child can swap styles without any mess.

LeapFrog® Scribble & Write

Light up early writing skills! The LeapFrog® Scribble & Write provides stroke-by-stroke guidance and features a new mode that provides instant accuracy feedback. Children trace the lights to get practice writing uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers.

LEGO® Friends Heartlake Pet Salon

Celebrate the grand opening of the Heartlake Pet Salon – everyone's excited to check it out! Help Emma to shampoo her friend Joanna's pretty white poodle in the bubble bath, then trim and clip her on the rotating grooming table. Use the blow dryer and brushes to make her perfect!

LEGO® The LEGO Movie Cloud Cuckoo Palace

Revel with Unikitty in Cloud Cuckoo Land, the happiest, most positive and creative place in the universe! Join Emmet, Wyldstyle and all the master builders in this multi-colored playful paradise where the sun is always shining and a cute snail glides between the bright flowers.

nabi® DreamTab™ 8-inch Kids Tablet

The DreamTab™ 8” Kids Tablet features nabi® OS 3.0 Blue Morpho™ which starts with Android™ Kit Kat and adds over 400 kid-focused, parent-approved features. Dream Pro Studio™ is a powerful suite of creative tools that teach your children how to draw, animate, author their own books and edit movies like a pro.

Swimline CoolJam™ Floating Basketball

This great pool game puts all the rules of basketball into the water for extra fun! The frame and rim are constructed from PVC that will insure longevity. Featuring a full-color, blow molded, hard body backboard for extra support, every cannonball will turn into a slam dunk.  

Swimline Remote Control Submarine

Fun for the pool, lake or bathtub, the Remote Control Submarine climbs and dives below water surface, turns left and right and comes complete with a search light and long range transmitters – 27 MHz frequency.


Merchandise Monday: Put Your Best Face Forward

Summer is here and between the sun, sand, chlorine and other outdoor irritants, chances are your skin is taking a beating. And since most of us can’t get to a spa every day, we’ve got some great products in our assortment to help you maintain a healthy summer glow!

Clarisonic® Aria Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush

The sleek, modern and intuitive Aria sings with three speeds, a real-time battery life indicator, USB-enabled pLink charger and a drying stand that converts to a charging station when coupled with the charger. The kit also includes a wall adapter, sensitive brush head and 1-ounce refreshing gel cleanser.


Clarisonic® Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System

Using sonic technology, Clarisonic®’s patented micro-massage motion works within skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove impurities, leaving skin softer, smoother and more beautiful. The 1-button, 1-speed Mia fits your active lifestyle for beautiful, glowing skin wherever life’s adventures take you.


Clarisonic® Mia 2® Skin Care System – Pink

Lightweight, compact and equipped with a travel case, Mia 2® gives you a gentle and effective cleanse at home or on the go. With two speeds – Delicate and Universal - you can customize your cleansing experience to address your specific skin concerns. Get glowing!


Don’t forget to clean your Clarisonic! What? You ask? But it’s a cleaning device! Why would I have to clean it? Your Clarisonic can spread bacteria if you don’t wash it regularly, defeating the purpose of cleaning your face so thoroughly in the first place! Plus, your brush heads will last longer if you treat them properly! But you don't have to take our word for it!

Conair® True Glow™ Heated Beauty Mitts

The True Glow™ Heated Beauty Mitts are thermal spa heated beauty mitts for softer, healthier-looking skin and provide even heat that stimulates and revitalizes hands. Heat opens pores to allow your moisturizer to condition the driest of skin.


Conair® True Glow™ Hot/Cold Therapy Facial Sauna

The Facial Sauna features an exclusive 2-step system. Warm steam opens pores and cleanses while a cool mist closes pores and hydrates. True Glow defends against dryness, signs of aging and environmental damage. A timer with five settings lets you can choose the length of your facial.


Conair® True Glow™ Sonic Cleansing Brush

The Sonic Cleansing Brush offers a skincare solution with professional results and is gentle enough to use every day. The brush head operates at 300 oscillations per second, shaking dirt and makeup from pores without irritation. Three speeds keep your skin clear and prevent clogged pores and blackheads.


Tanda Luxe™ Skin Rejuvenation Photofacial Device

Luxe™ reduces fine lines and wrinkles, fights dullness, hydrates, firms and plumps and improves texture for overall more youthful, radiant skin. Fight seven signs of aging with one device!


Tanda Zap™

The Tanda Zap™ combines the same powerful blue light technology used by dermatologists with sonic vibration and gentle warming to reduce mild to moderate acne within 24 hours. Simply cleanse your skin, press the orange power button and lightly place Zap over blemish until vibration stops.