CCI–A Leading Franchise Spotlighted for Third Straight Year by DiversityBusiness.com

June 9, 2014


Creative Colors International (CCI) Recognized among Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in Illinois

Leading Fabric Renovation Franchise Spotlighted for Third Straight Year

Recently, Creative Colors International (CCI) was acknowledged for the third consecutive year by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural social media site, as one of the top 100 women-owned businesses in Illinois for 2014. The award, known as the Div500, represents the unique class of companies who have earned the distinction of fostering a culture of sustainable growth among the communities they serve.

With 60 percent of its national system comprised of female owners and technicians, CCI, a franchise that offers affordable on-site repair for fabric damage and saves people up to 90 percent of replacement costs, was ranked among the top 50 spots at no. 45. Its founding company, J&J’s Creative Colors, has also been certified with the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) since 2012 as a women-owned business through the Women’s Business Development Center – Chicago (WBDC), a regional certifying partner of the WBENC.

“The original founder of J&J’s and CCI, JoAnn Foster, was adamant about being a reputable women-owned company. Since the business was sold to the second generation, we’ve strived to stick to JoAnn’s mission which makes this recognition very fulfilling,” said Terri Sniegolski, CEO of CCI. “We take great pride in our work and our team of qualified, passionate experts, and it’s great to be acknowledged for our efforts for another year in our home state of Illinois.”

This year marks DiversityBusiness.com’s 14th annual listing of Illinois top businesses with over 1.3 million participants. The “Top Businesses” lists are determined by a selection committee which evaluates the eligibility for all submissions in each award category. The committee bases their decision on a set of criteria which includes reviewing each entrant’s business profile, website and gross annual sales submitted. The businesses deemed the best have become highly coveted among corporations, government agencies and educational institutions who desire to increase opportunities for privately-held businesses.

For the complete list of “Top Businesses” for 2014, visit www.diversitybusiness.com.

For more information on CCI and franchise opportunities, visit www.wecanfixthat.com.

About Creative Colors International

Launched in 1991, the Creative Colors International (CCI) franchise system was created through its affiliate, J&J’s Creative Colors, the original industry leader in refurbishment techniques and systems. J&J’s Creative Colors was founded in 1980 by Jim and JoAnn Foster. Today, both companies continue to be family-owned and operated by the second generation Foster family. Catering to the abundance of upholstered items in every home, business and vehicle, CCI is the ultimate in on-site repair, restoration, cleaning, protection, and dyeing of leather, vinyl, plastic and fabric. Through proprietary technology, CCI restores damaged seats at a fraction of replacement costs, saving customers up to 90 percent. CCI repairs are stronger than the original area and are nearly invisible to the naked eye. In the Automotive, Furniture and Commercial Markets, CCI offers on-site repair and restoration to all types of leather, vinyl, fabric, plastic and carpeting by repairing and redyeing holes, cuts, tears, burns, scrapes, fading and discoloration. For more information on CCI’s services and franchise opportunities, visit www.wecanfixthat.com.

Media Contact: Stefanie Zimmerman, Fishman PR, 847.945.1300 x 267, szimmerman@fishmanpr.com