June 1, 2011— Lauren Kolbe, Co-Owner and Senior Manager of Kolbeco, has been named as one of 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business. The list highlights local entrepreneurs, government dignitaries, executives and nonprofit leaders who excel in navigating the road to success.

Kolbe was selected for her commitment to entrepreneurs, helping business leaders successfully position themselves in the marketplace and tell their stories to their target audiences.  Kolbe and her firm have produced numerous award winning marketing and PR campaigns for businesses around the St. Louis area, helping them gain national attention and grow their businesses.

“The 100 St. Louisans You Should Know list is filled with amazing people, many of whom have impacted me both personally and professionally,” said Kolbe. “I always hate to use the term ‘I’m honored’ but I do find myself truly honored to be included with such an incredible group of leaders. I hope I have brought as much to others as these folks have to me.”

In addition to her work at Kolbeco, Kolbe also serves on the Board for the St. Louis Chapter of the American Marketing Association, the Tri-County Board of the United Way of Greater St. Louis, and the Board of Just Because We Care, a charity which provides food, education, housing, and basic medical care to a small mountain village in Honduras.

The 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business appears in the June issue of St. Louis Small Business Monthly. To access to full article please visit www.sbmon.com.

Kolbeco is a full-service Marketing and Public Relations firm focusing on emerging businesses in a variety of industries, including consumer electronics, 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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