Our Accomplishments

Marketing Innovators is a Recognized Leader in the Incentive Industry

Our client’s successes are our most valued accomplishments. We are also deeply honored by the recognition we have received for our commitment to diversity, entrepreneurship, partner success, and excellence in the incentive industry.



Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S.—2013, 2010, 2003

Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in Illinois—2013, 2010, 2003

Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the U.S.—2013, 2010, 2003

Top 100 Women Owned Businesses in Illinois–2010

Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Illinois–2013

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

Top 100 Privately-held Businesses in Illinois—2010

Top 500 Small Businesses in the U.S.–2003

Crain’s Chicago Business: Chicago’s Top Women-Owned Firms

1989-2005: recognized as one of Chicago’s largest women-owned firms

1995:  ranked in the top 10 of Chicago’s largest women-owned firms

2003 Girl Scouts, Illinois Crossroads Council: Women of Achievement

2003 Women Business Development Center:  Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year

1998-2002–Working Woman Magazine

America’s Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses

1995 US WEST Communications Minority/Women Business Enterprise Award


1999 Entrepreneurial Success Award 

U.S. Small Business Administration

1998 Inducted–The Institute of American Entrepreneurs–inducted

1993 Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

1993 Entrepreneur of the Year Institute

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

1993 SME/Chicago Entrepreneurial Award

1988 Entrepreneur of the Year 

Arthur Young and VENTURE Magazine

Partner recognition:

2001 Divisional Award Winner for JCPenney Stores

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

1998 Supplier of the Year for Stores Division

JCPenney Company, Inc., Supplier Diversity Development Awards Program

Finalist for Grand Prize – Overall Supplier of the Year, 1999

1995 Supplier Divisional Winner for JCPenney Marketing Division 

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

1993 JCPenney Appreciation Award

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

Incentive industry recognition:

Incentive Magazine

Platinum Partner Award: 1993, 1994, 1996-2004

Potentials Magazine

Gold Star Award, New Product Introductions, October 2000


1999 Inducted–Junior Achievement Hall of Fame

Crain’s Chicago Business

19972005: recognized as one of Chicago’s largest private firms

1990, 2004: Crain’s Who’s Who in Chicago Business