The Knox County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards ceremony was held January 7th at the Kenyon Athletic Center in Gambier, Ohio. Awards are presented to businesses and individuals for their achievements and contributions to the community. Traditions Engraving is honored to provide the awards for this ceremony since 2013. Congratulations to the recipients of these awards!

Front row award recipients are Michele Engelbach, The Ohio Eastern Star Home, Heart Award; Karen Buchwald Wright, Ariel Foundation, Quality of Life Award; Mark Ramser, Ohio Cumberland Gas, Lifetime Achievement Award; Kelly Brenneman, United Way of Knox County, Paul Slaughter Volunteer of the Year; and Lorraine Davis, Buckeye Stoves, Small Business of the Year.
Back row award recipients are Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D., Central Ohio Technical College, Business of the Year; Deb Kirk, Peoples Bank of Gambier, Judy Klavins Ambassador of the Year; Randy Canterbury, Knox Recycling, Environmental Sustainability Award; Kathy Greenich, Knox County Career Center, Investor in the Future Award; and Cindy Higgs, First-Knox National Bank, Women in Business Award. Photo courtesy of the Mount Vernon News.


The 30th Annual Distinguished Young Women Radio Auction will be held from 10:00am - 3:00pm on Saturday, January 28th, with a live broadcast on New 100.9FM and 13 WMVO. Items are listed at and The public can call (740) 397-2267 to the Radio Auction number and place bids on the items. All items have been donated for the auction, and all monies will be used for the Distinguished Young Women program.

Traditions Engraving is proud to donate a wonderful gift basket (Number 85 on the list), with products created by Traditions Engraving, valued at $140 for such a great event. Products are based on Knox County and hometown products. The beautiful woven basket contains a 13" x 5" handpainted “home” sign, 12" x 12" Mount Vernon pillow, Laser Engraved Products: 13" x 7" Ohio Proud cutting board, OHIO ornament, 4 bamboo cooking spoons, 2 keyrings, and a ceramic coffee mug. Food products are sourced from local vendors and include, Ann’s Raspberry Farm Jam, Bonhamie Maple Syrup, Road Hog Willy’s BBQ Sauce.

Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments.

• by encouraging continued education and providing college scholarships

• by developing self-confidence and the abilities to interview effectively, to speak in public, to perform on stage and to build interpersonal relationships

• by encouraging and showcasing excellence in academic achievement, physical fitness, on-stage performance skills, and the ability to think and communicate clearly

• by creating opportunities to beneficially inspire the lives of others

Traditions Engraving hopes that you can take the opportunity to tune in to the action, and place a bid on some fantastic items, and help support the Distinguished Young Women scholarship program.


In the upcoming weeks we will be making major changes to our business and product lines. We have taken the last couple months to focus on our core business and target many new products and opportunities.

Thank you for following our growing company these past five years ... 2017 will be amazing!



Our 2016 events are scheduled and we're excited to once again, visit with everyone, display our products and help you with your holiday shopping. Nothing says you care more than a custom, personalized gift! Traditions Engraving will be at the following events for your holiday gift ideas. We have many new and exciting products to share with you! Come see us at the following events!

Historic Dublin Street Bazaar
Saturday, September 3, 2016
South High Street, Dublin, OH
9:00am - 5:00pm
Free Event, Shopping, Food, Entertainment, Exhibits, Restrooms
Historic Dublin Street Bazaar is an open air market celebrating local artists, crafters, and food trucks along High Street in Historic Dublin. This year - 12 Food Trucks, 80+ street vendors, live entertainment, Irish Alley. Traditions Engraving will be raffling a free gift basket!
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Knox County Barn Tour
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Traditions Engraving will be at this location:
Gambier Loft, 20971 Hopewell Rd., Gambier, OH
11:00am - 6:00pm
Free Event, Shopping, Live Entertainment, Driving Tour
This free tour held on the second Saturday in September every other year is the fifth tour of historic and architecturally significant barns of Knox County. Your self guided driving tour of approximately 25 miles this year goes from Martinsburg to Gambier to Danville and will take you to and through beautiful pastoral farms to view working and repurposed barns that have been rescued and in some cases moved to new locations showing ways to save old barns. Traditions Engraving will be raffling a free gift basket!
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Johnny Appleseed Bazaar
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Floral Valley Community Center, 850 Crestrose Drive, Howard, OH
9:00am - 4:00pm
Free Event, Shopping, Food, Restrooms
Free admission and held at the Floral Valley Community Center at Apple Valley in Howard, Ohio. This event features local artists, crafters and vendors. Enjoy the drive around Apple Valley lake, especially now that the leaves are putting on a great show this time of year. Food vendors open at 10:00am, so bring your appetite and pick up some great one-of-a-kind items created by local artists and crafters. Traditions Engraving will be raffling a free gift basket!
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Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival
October 21, 22, 23, 2016
Roscoe Village, 600 N Whitewoman St, Coshocton, OH
10:00am to 6:00pm Friday and Saturday
10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday
$5.00 Admission, Shopping, Food, Entertainment, Exhibits, Restrooms
The three days of Apple Butter Stirrin' officially begin on Friday, October 21st, at 10:00am. Crafters’ and artisans’ booths line the street with an array of unique handmade items including jewelry, home and garden items, paintings, pottery, and other creative discoveries. Of course, no stroll through the festival would be complete without sampling the delicious assortment of foods, which include home-made vegetable soup, apple butter burgers, steak sandwiches, sweet potato fries, cinnamon-roasted nuts, and kettle corn.
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Otterbein University Craft Bazaar
Saturday, October 29, 2016
OU Campus Center, 78 W. Home St, Westerville, OH
10:00am - 4:00pm
Free Event, Shopping, Food, Restrooms
Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Otterbein University Craft Bazaar! All items are handmade by local vendors. This event is free and open to the public. Check out new and exciting items as presented by local artisans.
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Fredericktown Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Old Fredericktown High School, 117 Columbus Rd., Fredericktown, OH
9:00am - 3:00pm
Free Event, Shopping, Food, Restrooms
The Fredericktown Middle School PTO sponsors an annual Holiday Bazaar each year on the 3rd Saturday of November. Over 80 different vendors for the community to shop in time for the holidays. This event continues to grow each year with new vendors and is sure to be a great show of items prepared by local artisans.
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Fredericktown Christmas Walk
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Fredericktown, OH
This annual event includes an auction and collectible ornament sale and brings the community together to benefit Interchurch Social Services and the Salvation Army. Traditions Engraving creates the collectible glass Christmas ornament. This will be the second ornament in the series.
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Gambier Holiday Craft Sale
Sunday, December 4, 2016
11:00am - 3:30pm
Kenyon College Athletic Center, 221 Duff St., Gambier, OH
Free Event, Shopping, Food, Restrooms
You won't want to miss this incredible event. Holiday shopping inside a beautiful facility with constant door prize drawings announced throughout the event. This is a juried show, meaning vendors must be approved by the exhibitors to uphold their quality standards. This event features in-state and out-of-state artisans. With approximately 125 booths and attendance close to 2,000 visitors, there's something for everyone at this event. Parking and admission is FREE! Food vendors are available and the event is held indoors at the beautiful Kenyon College Athletic Center in Gambier, Ohio. Traditions Engraving will be offering a free door prize!
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We are proud to announce our 5 Year Anniversary! We have enjoyed serving Knox County and surrounding areas with exceptional awards, trophies, vinyl decals, LED Signage and gift items.

As our way of saying thanks, we're holding FREE giveaways every Monday in August! Five years in business means we're giving five opportunities to win our products.

Simply FOLLOW our Facebook page or Instagram page. If you do both, you have two chances to win! One random selection will be made from our followers and posted on Facebook and Instagram each Monday in August.

Some of the products we're giving away include an engraved bamboo cutting board, custom home decor pillow, engraved pen & pen case, personalized coffee collar and keychain (both new products), and for the grand finale August 29th drawing, a gift basket that contains a bamboo cutting board, two engraved spoons, custom printed tea towel, engraved coffee mug, and more!

Be sure to let your friends and family in on our exciting giveaways so they have a chance to win too! Thanks again for a great five years!

When Traditions Engraving opened for business in 2011, our primary products were local school spirit items and also recreational products sold world wide. Four years later, we changed our focus to awards and recognition products. This has become a very successful aspect of our business, and has allowed us to expand further into offering home decor products. Our home decor products are currently sold in 5 retail stores in Ohio, as well as online through our website.

Our current line of home decor items include custom printed pillows, custom engraved bamboo cutting boards, and hand painted vintage signage. Our website provides only a glimpse of our product line as we find ourselves with increased production and deliveries to our retail partners. We welcome your inquiries for custom work - that's what our business is all about! So if you see a product we offer, but would like to see your family name or home town on a pillow, cutting board or vintage sign, please contact us and let us know how we can serve you!

We encourage you to "LIKE" our Facebook page and Instagram feed, as we are likely to update these social media applications faster than our website. Please SHARE our Facebook page with your friends and family so they too can follow our new product announcements!


Traditions Engraving is proud to provide the engraved ornament for the Fredericktown Christmas Walk, to be held Saturday, December 5th in downtown Fredericktown. The ornament is a beveled crystal, measures 4.75" and includes a velour pouch.

Ornaments will be for sale during the Christmas Walk on Saturday, from 4:00 - 8:00pm in the Presbyterian Church. The cost is $15 per ornament and includes a velour pouch. Proceeds from the sale of the ornament benefit Interchurch and the Salvation Army.

This ornament features the logo for Kokosing Construction in honor of Bill Burgett and his philanthropic efforts for the Village of Fredericktown and countless lives he has touched. Regrettably, Mr. Burgett passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015. Please click here and take a moment to read about this great man and his many accomplishments, both professionally and personally.

We are very pleased to report that Traditions Engraving products are available in two great retail stores in Coshocton and Westerville.

Just in time for the holidays, you will find products created by Traditions Engraving at Ohio State of Mind in Coshocton, Ohio as well as the Ohio Art Market in Westerville, Ohio.

Ohio State of Mind is where you will find our custom designed printed pillows, glass cutting boards, hand dyed or hand painted scarves, earrings and coming soon, OSU Buckeyes products, laser cut ornaments for Christmas and year round display.

At the Ohio Art Market, you'll find our laser cut ornaments that are exclusively our designs. Look for our products to appear beginning November 1st and continue year round as we highlight seasonal and trending themes.

Be sure to Follow Us On Facebook as we will be frequently updating our products and where you can find them. Traditions Engraving is very proud to be affiliated with the Ohio Art Market and Ohio State of Mind as they offer only the finest merchandise in their area. Whether you are looking for our products or other high quality items, you'll be sure to find them there - we encourage you to Shop Local and Support Small Business.