Distributor Quality Logo Products (PPAI 304730) in Aurora, Illinois, has been recognized by the Daily Herald Business Ledger in its 28th Annual Award for Business Excellence. The event, held March 29 at the Danada House in Wheaton, gives the awards in recognition of business achievement, growth and community involvement. Quality Logo Products, in the mid-sized company category, was among the 26 companies and business organizations selected.

“I would like to thank the Daily Herald Business Ledger for their recognition of Quality Logo Products,” says Bret Bonnet, the company’s co-founder and president. “For 15 years, we have been helping businesses promote their brand through custom items whether that be a colorful cup, a much-needed stress ball or a custom pen. More than that, we’re able to donate products to small businesses and nonprofits across the country through our monthly Give Your Brand a Hand initiative. We started as a small business, so we know how difficult it is to get your brand out into the world. Giving back is honestly one of our greatest joys.”

Founded in 2003 by Bonnet and Michael Wenger, co-founder and vice president, the company has grown to a nearly $50 million business with a client list that includes McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, ESPN, Pixar and Harvard University.

Every year the Daily Herald Business Ledger recognizes businesses in the Chicagoland area. Individuals, businesses and organizations submitted their nominations in seven different categories: Small Companies (Up to 50 Employees), Mid-Sized Companies (51-150 Employees), Large Companies, Innovation in Business, Family Business, Business Organization/Economic Business Entity and Not-for-Profit. The publication’s editorial staff conducts the judging and selects the companies to receive the honors.