Our Story & How it all Began !
IS-Image Promotions began out of a vision & dream Brad had with the whole idea of putting his graphic arts creativity to work. Using the creativity he was blessed with was his vision & to take his art & put it onto materials of signage & graphics & for all to see & at the same time helping businesses Promote their Branding. In 1994 Image Promotions started off as Image Signs. In the startup of our business Gloria moved her grooming business together in the same building to utilize her time in also assisting Brad with the full Sign Shop. Within the first 3 years our business continued to grow. Then in 1997 the Flood of the Century hit a very large area of the South Eastern part of Manitoba such as Morris & Rosenort areas. Together with a friend we felt we wanted to do something for the community & the businesses who supported us & to raise money to help them during this tragic time of having to evacuate their homes & shut down their businesses. We had a vision to print just a HUNDRED or so tshirts & raise some money for them & donate all the money raised to those affected by the flood. We found out we needed to have a charitable license to do this & that is when the Lions Club heard about what we wanted to do & said they would come on board. Within a few days we received a phone call & were told we needed to over 3000 tshirts!! What a surprise - exciting & scary at the same time! We had wanted to donate all our time after hours on this project & that is when we were told - they understood we still needed to carry on our business as usual & do other projects we had & if we were willing to start printing at 6 pm every day after we finished our full work day- then the Lions Club would have volunteers lined up for us to help in whatever way they could! What a blessing this was - meeting so many new people from Morden we did not know & having some fun while we worked together as a community!! After starting to print & more people heard about what we were doing - the Lions Club of Canada stepped in as well with our local Chapter & said they needed us to do more t-shirts as they had people wanting to purchase our shirts. We were asked to order another 4500 shirts !! We worked long & hard & there were days we were extremely exhausted from our full work day already - but we knew this would benefit so many & we would soon have them all printed & raise much money needed to help the farming community! After we were done printing - after all was done - we had raised well over $36,000 for those affected by the flood. The money was dispersed as the Lions club saw the need as the govt funds were not all received in a timely manner as what some families needed. What an experience it was for us to work together with an organization such as this !!! We truly were the ones who were blessed through this hard labour!! Our business received the Award of the Fastest growing business that year as we grew 400 % after this project as so many heard about what we had done & through our donation & hard work of giving of our time ~ many business people came to us to show us support & work together with us in allowing us to promote their business whether with signage or Promotional Items ! It was then in 1997 we changed our business name to "IS-Image Promotions & kept the Image Signs initials as that is what is connected to all of you who supported us & helped us get where we are today !! We can't say enough on how we truly have been blessed by all the support the community has given us !! From the bottom of our hearts - we just need to say another - big THANK YOU !!! Together as a team - when we work together we can accomplish so much more!!
Our Environmental Commitment
Our Mission Statement
Coming together is a beginning; Staying together is progress; Working together is Success.
Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of people working together.
As mentioned in our story above - working together with the community & people around you only leads to success on accomplishing more together as a team ! We sponsor various events around us & work along other businesses by sponsoring various events that help with local & global charities. Some of these events are the Decor Classic Golf Tournament, Access Credit Union Golf Tournament, Manitoba Cancer Care, Ancla De Amor Orphanage, 2017 Esso Cup , Ducks Unlimited & the Morden Collegiate Arts Award by cash donation. Whenever we can - we donate back 10% to any churches with fundraising events to help their various causes & helping further the support for others . We also donate prizes or donations to many organizations in helping raise further funds for those who support our business.
As you know - technology keeps changing & our company holds a high standard in environmental standards. We no longer use inks that contain lead. Our cleaning & our printing materials are latex/water based & we recently purchased the Latest technology of a Wide Format Digital printer that is latex based as well. Not only is it safer for the environment - but the technology of this printing is far superior to that of solvent ink based ! Many of the products we work with are recycled & we have clothing & promotional items that are made from recycled material. We are always looking at the newest & latest policies & ways to improve our production.