Kolbeco Marketing Resources, a full service marketing and public relations firm, has won a 2012 Communitas Award for Frills For Furbabies, an annual donation drive benefiting Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Frills For Furbabies.

The international award, which recognizes organizations and individuals who donate their time and resources in order to benefit their communities, evaluates each nominee based on the extent and effectiveness of their program.  Frills For Furbabies, now in its fourth year, has raised nearly $20,000 in donations and supplies to benefit the non-profit, no-kill animal shelter.

“Of all the awards our team has taken home over the years, this one truly takes the cake,” said Lauren Kolbe, co-owner of Kolbeco Marketing Resources. “Frills for Furbabies is an effort that truly runs community-wide, allowing us to make an even greater impact that any of us would be able to make individually. As a team, we’re very passionate about serving animals in need, and through Frills, we’ve created a program that enriches the lives of our four-legged friends at Stray Rescue.”

The Communitas Awards are judged and presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an international organization consisting of several thousand communications and marketing professionals.

Kolbeco is a full-service Marketing and Public Relations firm focusing on emerging businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries, including technology, health care, manufacturing, consumer electronics, retail, 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. From 2009-2012, Kolbeco was nominated for the Best PR Firm in St. Louis by Small Business Monthly, and was named among the Best Marketing Firms in 2011 and 2012. Kolbeco provides strategic planning, advertising, graphic design, direct mail, web design, social media, 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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