Plaques by Azra is one of the fastest-growing manufacturers and distributors of awards in New York City. We believe awards and premium incentives are key to expressing your appreciation to employees, donors, scholars, and customers. It is in that spirit that we’ve been able to provide the most comprehensive solution for all your recognition needs, and are dedicated to giving you the best service in the industry.
Plaques by Azra was established in 1974 by AunAli & Shirin Khalfan, and was named after their daughter, Azra Khalfan-Kermali. With AunAli’s vision and passion and Shirin’s entrepreneurial spirit, the couple ran the business, raised three children, and became highly involved in serving their local community.
In 1997, the namesake of their company, Azra, joined the company as an engraver and head of customer service. Over the years, she has been a vital part of the management and now heads the entire company. She continues to oversee the business operations as she leverages her experience with incredible organizations, including the Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Tory Burch Foundation.
As most small businesses have been hit with the impact of COVID-19, the award business has seen a decline of over 95%. In addition, our office is located in the hardest hit zip code in the entire nation. We remain resilient and believe that things will come back, slowly and steady. We know that there are many essential workers that deserved to be rewarded with something they can cherish for years. Do you know someone that risked their life and went unnoticed?
Grocery store employees?
This is the time you can support a small woman owned business while appreciating that special person!