Company Awards & Affiliations

Counselor Magazine Top 40 Distributor (2012)
Counselor Magazine Top 40 Distributor (2011)
PPAI Pyramid Award for Outstanding Use of Promotional Products (2008)
Counselor Magazine Top 40 Distributor (2007)
ASI MultiMillion-Dollar Roundtable (2007)
Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) Member (since 1957)
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Member (since 1910)
Gold MarCom Creative Award (2006)
Dun & Bradstreet AAAA1 Rating (2007)
Best Industry Credit Rating – “A” Credit Rating in UPIC Directory (2007)
Iowa-Illinois Safety Council’s Safety Award (2004-2007)
ASI Family Business of the Year Award (2002)
Certified 3M ScotchPrint Fabricator (since 1970)
Qualified Avery Graphics Fabricator
US Bank Family Owned Business of Year Nominee (2004)
Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association International – 25 Year Award
Iowa Dept. of Economic Development – Century Business (2002)
Association of Business & Industry Century of Excellence Award (2002)
Member of Iowa Association of Business & Industry (since 1930)
Iowa/Illinois Safety Council Member
Iowa Colleges Foundation Member (continuous since 1955)
Awarded more than 200 college scholarships nationwide to eligible students through the William F. Vernon Scholarship program (started in 1975)

Industry Supplier Awards

Top 25 Customer Award (#6) – Gill Studios (2006)
Platinum Distributor Award – Allen Company (2006)
Diamond Distributor Award – Vitronic Promotional Group (2006)
Outstanding Distributor Award – Hit Promotional Products (2006)
Golden Circle Award – Tranter (2006)
Distributor Dealer Award – Carlson Craft (2006)
Partner in Promotion Sales Achievement Award – Noteworthy (2005)
Top 25 Sales Award – Corvest (2005)
Gold Star Distributor – Starline (2005)
Young An Cap Co. – Best Customer Award (2002)
Sales Leadership Award – Gemline (2005)

Community Involvement

Vernon contributes in excess of 5% of annual profits to over 40 Iowa non-profit institutions
United Way of Central Iowa (100% corporate match)
Annual Blood Drive for Blood Bank of Central Iowa
Participants in American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life
Participants in annual Lighten-Up Iowa Wellness Program
Rotary Club International Member
Newton Chamber Alliance Member for over 50 years
Juvenile Diabetes Society – Walk for the Cure Corporate Sponsor
Newton Development Corporation Member

Individual Awards

Bill Vernon, CAS 
Marvin Spike Lifetime Achievement Award (2013)
Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame (2012)
Counselor Magazine/ASI Person of the Year (1987)
PPAI Hall of Fame (Inducted in 1986)
Chairman of SAAI Board (1971)

William Vernon, Sr., CAS
PPAI Hall of Fame (Inducted in 1976)

Chris Vernon, MAS
Counselor Magazine’s Power 50 (2006-Present)
ePSA Board Member (2003-Present)
PPAI Centennial Committee (2003-2004)
Elected to PPAI board (1998-2002)