We exist as a distributor to be the most respected and trustworthy source for businesses enhancing the marketing of their brand through the use of promotional products, gifts, and awards. Our goal is to provide exceptional customer service – to be known as uncommonly helpful, dependable, and efficient while delivering a quality product. We also seek to show the love of Christ in our community through meaningful involvement and partnership. By supporting personal growth and development while emphasizing team success, we endeavor to establish a unique and impactful business environment in which our employees can be proud to work.
Corporate Recognition™ is a promotional products business that specializes in personalized items for businesses, corporate awards, and uniform programs. Though the business is located in downtown Owatonna, MN they do business at a national level, working with hundreds of vendors and having a knack for getting done what other businesses in the industry say "can't be done"
Established in 1997, Corporate Recognition™ was created as a result of $50 in seed money entrusted to Pam & Ryan Kubat through their local church to be sown and harvested as faithful servants as in the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25. With the desire to use their sales and business backgrounds to operate their own business and with the interest in the creative world of imprinted promotional products, the seed money was used to develop the logo, slogan, and concept. Then 9 months of praying, seeking, and waiting on the Lord passed. On April 1, 1997 the first customer placed an order and since then the company has grown substantially, moving out of being a part-time home-based business to a full-time operation in the center of Owatonna. Our business continues to seek the Lord’s will and to positively impact our community and Christian entities. Both Pam and Ryan have an entrepreneurship history. Pam worked on the supplier side of the business for 5 years prior to starting Corporate Recognition as a distributor. She has a business background including working in payroll, accounts payable, and general accounting, as well as having grown up working in her family’s hardware business for 20 years. Ryan worked in his family’s tree-trimming business when growing up, and subsequently in construction and sales. He enjoys interacting and meeting with the customers. They have lived and raised their family in Owatonna for over 30 years.
Our Motto is based on Ephesians 6:7-8: We wish to serve all our customers wholehearted as unto the Lord.