— Canadian International Trade Minister Ed Fast Recognizes Role of Canadian Businesswomen in Contributing to Canada’s Economic Growth —
Marla Kott, CEO of Imprint Plus, a leading Canadian manufacturer of customized, re-usable, magnetic name badge and signage, was awarded the 2012 Bank of Montreal (BMO) Global Growth Award by Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. Ms. Kott was honored for her role as a women-led business that has contributed to strengthening Canada’s economy growth and prosperity.
“Canadian businesswomen, like Ms. Kott of Imprint Plus, have been leading the charge in strengthening our economy and creating jobs”, said Minister Fast. “With the number of women-led firms increasing at twice the national average, their visions and their success are driving Canada’s economy forward. Canadian businesses run by Canadian women are creating jobs at four times the national average.”
Imprint Plus’s innovative name badge system is currently being used by more than 35,000 customers in 74 countries worldwide. The company has seen a 34% increase in sales over the last two years.
According to Marla Kott, Imprint Plus CEO, “Our vision is to own the professional name badge category, both in the business-to-business and business-to-consumer sectors. You must achieve global growth in order to become a leader in any product category today.”
The success of Imprint Plus is built on the professional looking, magnetic backed, eco-friendly reusable name badge systems developed for creating customized name identification systems instantly in-house. Rather than sticking on a plain paper label or pinning on a plastic name tag, Imprint Plus produces individualized, impressive-looking metallic name badges that showcase the wearer professionally, without the risk of falling off or damaging clothing.
Imprint Plus manufactures a diverse line of fully-customizable, re-usable, and professional name badge systems which range from corporate identification programs; to The Mighty Badge Kit, perfect for the small to mid-size businesses with 10+ employees; to YouWho name badges in two- and four-unit kits for individuals. For information on Imprint Plus and its product lines, visit www.imprintplus.com, www.themightybadge.com, or www.youwhobadges.com.