GBG, The Corporate Gift Source Celebrated a Dual-Victory at the Recent United Technologies Diversity Business Program Awards Ceremony

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The award-winning Trumbull, Connecticut promotional product company adds to its growing list of accolades, winning both the Minority Woman Owned Supplier of the Year 2011 and UTC Supplier Gold awards.

Charlotte O'Banion, President, GBG The Corporate Gift Source, Inc. accepts her awards.

“The GBG team has always been extremely customer focused and we are delighted with their service and proudly recognize this company for their performance,” says Eileen Drake, Vice President, Operations at UTC.

GBG, The Corporate Gift Source, http://www.gbginc.com, celebrated a dual-victory at the United Technologies Diversity Business Program Awards ceremony winning both the Minority Woman Owned Supplier of the Year 2011 and UTC Supplier Gold awards. GBG, a promotional products company, was also nominated for the Supplier of the Year award, on behalf of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Diversity Council, of which GBG was a three-time recipient in 2001, 2007 and 2009. This award recognizes minority-owned suppliers who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Customer Service, Sales Growth, Quality, Delivery, and Cost Competitiveness.

Eileen Drake, Vice President, Operations at UTC, presented Charlotte O’Banion, President of GBG, with the awards during the ceremony at the United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, CT on April 12. The Minority Woman Owned Supplier of the Year 2011 was given as recognition of GBG’s superior performance in attaining customer satisfaction in the areas of Price, Delivery, Quality and Service. “Your customer service, “Can Do” attitude and quality of work reflect all that our Supplier Gold Program emphasizes,” said Drake. “The GBG team has always been extremely customer focused and we are delighted with their service and proudly recognize this company for their performance.”

GBG achieved UTC Supplier Gold, the highest category awarded, for their demonstrated exceptional performance over the past year and having met UTC’s Gold standards for Quality, Delivery, Customer Satisfaction, and Lean Implementation. There are over 20,000 United Technologies Suppliers and to win this prestigious award is a mark of true excellence.

Pratt & Whitney’s Global Supply Chain organization, a United Technologies Company, established its Diversity Business Award program as a means to recognize those small businesses and diverse suppliers who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Quality, Delivery, Cost Competitiveness, ACE Tool Utilization or other metrics that might be deserving of recognition.

Charlotte O’Banion, President of GBG, proudly accepted both awards but not without crediting her long-time staff. “Our team works very hard to satisfy our clients’ objectives in the most timely, cost effective manner with quality products and more importantly, with an unparalleled level of customer service,” said O’Banion. “Although winning awards is not our primary motivation as we are very client focused, being recognized for our work reaffirms our team’s commitment to excellence and sense of pride.”

“To celebrate GBG’s successes, we are offering a special introductory discount on orders for new corporate clients,” adds O’Banion. Interested corporate clients should contact GBG at (800) GBG-0964 to learn more.

About GBG, The Corporate Gift Source
Founded in 1987, GBG, The Corporate Gift Source provides promotional products and services, corporate gifts, logoed apparel, engraved crystal awards, sales incentives, employee award redemption programs, catalog and warehouse programs, and fulfillment services to corporate America at highly competitive prices.

In 1990, GBG, The Corporate Gift Source was accepted and certified as a member of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council, formerly known as the Connecticut Minority Supplier Development Council. In the same year, GBG was certified as a woman-owned, minority business by the State of Connecticut and The Small Business Association.

GBG is a privately held company and is located in Trefoil Park, 204 Spring Hill Road, Trumbull, CT 06611. For more information on GBG, visit http://www.gbginc.com or call (800) GBG-0964.

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