Accomplishments

The greatest pride comes from the success of our clients, but Marketing Innovators is honored by the awards and accolades it has received.

Div500 2013 Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S.

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Div500 2013 Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the U.S.

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Div100 2013 Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in Illinois

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Div50 2013 Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Illinois

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Div500 2010 Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S.

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Div500 2010 Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the U.S.

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Div100 2010 Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in Illinois

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Div100 2010 Top 100 Large Businesses in the U.S.

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Div100 2010 Top 100 Privately-held Businesses in Illinois

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Div100 2010 Top 100 Women Owned Businesses in Illinois

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Chicago’s Top Women-Owned Firms

Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine recognized as one of Chicago’s largest women-owned firms, 1989 – 2005; ranked in the top 10, 1995

Chicago’s Top Private Firms

Crain’s Chicago Business recognized as one of Chicago’s largest private firms, 1997 – 2005

Who’s Who in Chicago Business

Crain’s Chicago Business 1990 2004

Platinum Partner Award

Incentive Magazine 1993, 1994, 1996-2004

2003 Women of Achievement

Girl Scouts, Illinois Crossroads Council

2003 Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year

Women Business Development Center

Div500 2003 Top Woman Owned Business in the U.S.

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Div500 2003 Top Small Businesses in the U.S.

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Div100 2003 Top Diversity Owned Business in Illinois

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Div500 2003 Top Diversity Owned Business in the U.S.

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America’s Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses

Working Woman Magazine recognized as one of the largest women-owned businesses in the country, 1998 – 2002

2001 Divisional Award Winner for JCPenney Stores

Division Dedication to the development of Minority & Women-Owned Business Suppliers

Gold Star Award

New Product Introductions, Potentials Magazine, October 2000

1999 Entrepreneurial Success Award 

U.S. Small Business Administration

Junior Achievement Hall of Fame

Inducted in 1999

1998 Supplier of the Year for Stores Division

JCPenney Company, Inc., Supplier Diversity Development Awards Program; also finalist for Grand Prize – Overall Supplier of the Year, 1999

Supplier Divisional Winner for JCPenney Marketing Division 

12th Annual Minority & Women-Owned Supplier Development Awards Program, 1995

US WEST Communications M/WBE Award

First Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Awards Luncheon, April 1995

Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

The University of Illinois at Chicago, Arthur Andersen & Co., William Blair & Co., LaSalle National Bank and The Reliable Corporation; inducted in October 1993

Entrepreneur of the Year Institute

Charter Member Entrepreneur of the Year Institute, Illinois/ Northwest Indiana Chapter, 1993

SME/Chicago Entrepreneurial Award

The second annual Entrepreneur’s Conference by Sales & Marketing Executives of Chicago, November 1993

JCPenney Appreciation Award

For exemplary professionalism, tenacity, and dedication in the areas of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, 1993

Entrepreneur of the Year 

Arthur Young and VENTURE Magazine, 1988

The Institute of American Entrepreneurs

Inducted in 1988