December 11, 2008
Lauren Kolbe, founder of Kolbeco Marketing Resources, has been named one of the regions “Forty Professionals Under Forty” by St. Charles Business Magazine. The awards, given to “young professionals [who] exemplify hard work, dedication and devotion to their community”, were presented at a ceremony on Dcember 11th at the Ameristar Diamond Ballroom. Lauren’s introduction, as given by Master of Ceremonies Jack Borgmeyer:

Lauren holds over a decade of experience in marketing and public relations working on campaigns for small companies, Fortune 500 firms, and non-profit organizations. She currently serves as Immediate Past President of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Marketing Association, is a steering committee member for Gilda’s Club of St. Louis, and serves on the Board for Campbell Montessori School. Lauren is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and remains active in student recruiting activities. In 2000, Lauren and her husband founded Kolbeco, a full service Marketing and Public Relations form. The firm is currently ranked the 12th largest PR firm in St. Louis, and is the only St. Charles County firm represented on the list. Kolbeco clients have recently topped the lists of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in St. Louis, make the Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest growing firms, and have received scores of industry awards.

Kolbeco client Sergio Fernandez, Partner in the Performance Accounting firm Rackers & Fernandez, was also awarded a spot on the list, as was client Jan Smith of Baue Funeral Homes, John Young of Hazelwood & Weber, and Quinn James of James Chiropractic.

Kolbe celebrated the award with Kolbeco staff, family and friends. Congratulations to the entire 2008-2009 Forty Under Forty Class!

Kolbeco is a full-service Marketing and Public Relations firm focusing on small and medium-sized businesses in a variety of industries, including construction, technology, manufacturing, consumer goods, and professional services. Kolbeco has been named one of the top PR firms in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal from 2006-2008, and earned a spot on the 2008 List of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in St. Louis. Kolbeco provides strategic planning, advertising, graphic design, direct mail, web design, special events, and a full range of public relations services. For more information, please call 636-379-3895 or visit Kolbeco online at www.kolbeco.net

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