Our References



Mike Nylok

"Hey Patty just returned from New York tonight we really knocked their socks off with the plaques! Thanks for helping me recognize success! Much appreciated. Have a good day!"


Dave Mehren

"As usual,most perfect!"


Maria G Guevara Mizkan Americas

"Ladies Thank you very much for such a wonderful job. "


Connie J. Kurr

" I would love to share my experience with Patty Donahue at The Image Awards and Engraving Store. I have wanted to get my pictures out of the drawer and into some order for my family. I was told by a friend to take digital scrapbooking class and it would help to get my pictures organized in a real cool way. I went to a digital scrapbooking class and had no idea what I was doing. As we started the class Patty the instructor was so laid back it made me feel relaxed because this was a task that I feared I would never get to do. After some instructions Patty was showing us what she has done and gave us great ideas as we worked on our projects in her studio. Patty made you feel so welcome and even with all my questions never made you feel like you were unable to create a book. I made three digital scrapbooks so far as gifts my family was totally blown away at the idea. I can't wait until I go to another class at the studio it's a lot of fun I have been working with Image Awards for almost ten years. I have been very pleased with the quality of the awards the level of customer service and Patty's willingness to share her professional expertise. Patty's work always make my organizations look good. The Legislator of the Year award she recently helped us with was stunning. Everyone was thrilled with the results especially since this will be an annual award. Whether it's helping us to choose an award or providing guidance on wording and artwork I can always count on Patty."


Mary Randle Executive Director

"I have been working with Image Awards for almost ten years. I have been very pleased with the quality of the awards the level of customer service and Patty's willingness to share her professional expertise. Patty's work always make my organizations look good. The Legislator of the Year award she recently helped us with was stunning. Everyone was thrilled with the results especially since this will be an annual award. Whether it's helping us to choose an award or providing guidance on wording and artwork I can always count on Patty. I have had the good fortune of working with Patty on many different projects through our business networking organizations. Aside from her great personality her attention and care in making sure her products are what the customer wants makes the difference. If you need any item for any occasion Patty's creativity is always on the mark. I reccommend her with confidence! I have had the opportunity to work with Patty many times through her association with the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. Not only has she provided products to the Chamber she has volunteered her time at fundraising events and actively participates on the Small Business Committee as well as other networking groups. She is very community minded a hard worker and very dedicated to any endeavor she takes on. Great fun to work with and be around."


Laurie Milbourn

"I have had the good fortune of working with Patty on many different projects through our business networking organizations. Aside from her great personality, her attention and care in making sure her products are what the customer wants makes the difference. If you need any item for any occasion, Patty's creativity is always on the mark. I reccommend her with confidence! "

CYT, RYT/ Actress Model at BMG Models and Talent


Linda Schielke Ed.D. Assistant

"My husband LOVED his crystal statue with the engraving for his next 4 years of being Mayor of Batavia!!! Can't wait to give out the teacher trophies on Apr. 24...my boss loved them too!!! Thanks so much for your great work! "


Karen Hollis

"Working with Patty made my Christmas shopping not only easy, but it was the gift that keeps giving. I had her put pictures of my family on coffee mugs and when I go to their house they always tell me how much they love their mugs. I have also used Patty for my Anniversary and personalized a to go mug for my husband that he uses often. Patty was very helpful in suggesting ideas that i will continue to use. Thanks Patty!!!! Karen Hollis"

Owner/Designer at K.Hollis Jewelers


Darlene Riebe

" Patty offers great awards and trophies. I had used Image Awards for special events while working at the chamber of commerce and I was always greatly satisfied with her ideas, quality of work, delivery time and fair prices. "

Fundraising Coordinator at Lazarus House


Lisa Youngdahl

"Spent several hours online searching for a custom item and then thought to look in my own backyard! Patty does nice work reasonable prices and great customer service! "

Resolution Creative; designing marketing solutions to help you help others


Laura Wilcox

"Patty has developed her passion for helping people create memorable recognition and achievement awards into a thriving and rewarding business. People look to her for input ideas and expertise and walk away with a smile and commemerative items that last a lifetime. She is honest straight-forward and will always do her best to make the customer happy. "


Carol Murin LTCP CLTC CSA

"Patty has always been able to help me in creating an appropriate product for the award or event. She has great ideas and expansive knowledge of her product lines. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a unique acknowledgement or special event gift/award."

President, Solutions for Long Term Care, Inc.


Ellen Gallagher

"Image Awards has always been a pleasure to work with. No job is too small for them, they always make you feel as if you are their only client! "

Property Manager at Murray Properties, Inc.


Martha Talley

"When I want a meaningful gift or a special award for a presentation, I rely on Patty. She is very creative and the end result is something I am proud to give. Martha "

retail buyer manager at Merra-Lee Shops


Kristen Johnson

"Patty has been providing signage for my properties for over six years and is a pleasure to do business with. Her attention to detail is greatly appreciated. Her engraving is top notch and her pricing keeps me coming back. When you work with Patty you know that you will be taken care of! Top qualities: Great Results; Good Value; High Integrity "

Batavia Enterprises


Bruno Hilgart

"Patty is very passionate about what she does. She is a tireless business owner and take much pride in all that she does. She is genuine and trustworthy. I would recommend her to anyone looking to use awards and prizes to motivate and recognize teams and individuals (and have done so in the past) Bruno Hilgart Director of Operations and Marketing Gill Management Inc. "

Business Development Manager- RF Technologies


Deborah Scott

"I first met Patty over 15 years ago through the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. She is an amazing business woman and is tireless in her efforts to accommodate the needs of her customers. I am continually impressed with her networking talent and her ability to reach out and offer new and creative ideas to attract business. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for someone they can trust and work with to provide great products and superlative customer service.less "


Forrest Nelson

"Patty is an incredible business-woman, social marketer and proprieter. Her service, product selection and turnaround time, make her an essential business partner, and service provider. I highly recommend Patty and Image Awards. "

Sales Executive, Strategic Development at FedEx


Don Kramer

"Patty designs and creates various award trophies, plaques and engraved items. I recently used her services to make my staff name tags. The tags exceeded my expectations in design and quality. I have also called upon her expertise to create large award plaques over the years. If you are looking for expert engraving, look no further than Image Awards. "

Sheriff of Kane County


Ellen Huxtable

"Patty and Image Awards provide professional,personalized service, advising on engraving services and suggesting options.She is patient and gives every customer her full attention. "

Business innovation speaker, trainer and author; community board member at Fermi National Accelerato


Jane Briner

"Pattie is organized, excellent in her work and pays attention to detail. She listens very well to your instructions and produces great results. Jane Briner "

owner Shoppes at 127 and Jst 4 U


Miranda Barfuss

"For TriCity Family Services in Geneva, Image Awards is our go-to, local source for all of our awards and engraving needs. As a charity who gives out annual volunteer and donor awards, we frequently have time-sensitive requests that Patty accommodates without any problem. There are even times that we don't know what we want and she helps us create special awards that we can use for years to come. Her prices are good and her relationships are even better. For our annual 5K race event, we are frequently solicited by other award vendors to make our trophies and medals. We do not even entertain bids from them, because we are so pleased with Patty's work and our relationship. Patty is very responsive via email, phone and in person at the shop, which is always fun to visit. She is also a great supporter of local business and charities, an investment back in the community that we greatly appreciate.less"

Special Events Manager at Loaves & Fishes, Naperville


Bob O'Brien

" Patty is your best source for special gifts, awards or trophies, especially if you want something engraved. She does excellent work. You will not be disappointed. "

Sr. Home Loan Consultant at STC Capital Bank


Jim Eby

"We hve used Patty's services at image Awards many times over the years. She has provided the Park District with plaques name tags and awards on many occasions. Her work has always been on time and on budget. Without hesitation we will be using her again in the future. Top qualities: Great Results; Expert; Creative"

Capital Projects and Contractual Services Manager at Batavia Park District


Chris Aiston

"Patty is a very creative person and very reliable. My experience in retaining her services over time has consistently resulted in excellent work product delivered on time and at a great value. I recommend her firm without any hesitation."

President/CEO at C.C. Aiston Consulting, Ltd


Zoe Ingersoll

"I have worked with Patty on many projects both personally and professionally and she has always provided exceptional service and a quality product. I appreciate her creativity attention to detail and knowledge of her product line. I know that whatever item she decorates for me will be done on time and to the correct specifications."

Ingersoll & Associates


Lori Hewitt

"I have known Patty many years and we have used her services for many of the awards we give out here at the Chamber. She does wonderful work is easy to work with and I can always count on her to get the job done! Patty and her staff are great! Top qualities: Great Results; Personable; On Time"

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce


Carolyn Kovash

"I was the Marketing Director for the Batavia Sprint Distance Triathlon & Duathlon for 6 years. In that role, I called on Patty at Image Awards and Engraving to create awards for our overall winners and age group winners. We were thrilled with the quality of the work, her professional and courteous business acumen she always displays, and in their ability to deliver our order on time. We would highly recommend Image Awards and Engraving to anyone. Great Results; Expert; High Integrity"

VP Marketing and Business Development at Dasis Research


Craig Lowder

" Patty asked great questions to confirm my business needs and delivered a quality cost-effective solution as committed. I will definitely turn to Patty in the future for my business award and engraving needs. Top qualities: Expert; Good Value; On Time"

Sales Consultant I Speaker I Author I Interim VP Sales for Businesses seeking Predictable & Sustaina


Patrick Hofstetter

" I have hired Patty several times over the years to provide my customers with specialty awards and engraving. I cannot express the importance of finding someone that excels in providing my clients with high quality products and services. Patty and Image Awards & Engraving has always gone beyond those standards!! I would highly recommend them!!"

CPR Printing


Becky Christensen

"From my experience Patty does an excellent job with helping clients create and publish the stories in their lives. I would highly encourage anyone wanting to preserve their photos and stories together in high quality hardbound books to definitely give Patty a call"


Deborah Scott

"I have had the opportunity to work with Patty many times through her association with the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. Not only has she provided products to the Chamber, she has volunteered her time at fundraising events and actively participates on the Small Business Committee as well as other networking groups. She is very community minded, a hard worker and very dedicated to any endeavor she takes on. Great fun to work with and be around.less"

Hearing Aid Specialist at Costco Wholesale


Tamara Sims

"We have hired Patty several times and she has always provided us with wonderful name tags for our team of DJ's at Something 2 Dance 2. If you are looking for creative and colorful name tags I would highly recommend Patty. We have also hired her for engraving and awards and her service is the best."

Owner, Something 2 Dance 2 DJ Entertainment


Nicholas Benedict

"I have known Patty for many, many years. She is a great lady, trustworthy, reliable and has a great little business."

Visionary Entrepreneur, Founder of eScience Labs


Karen Skillman

"I've the pleasure of meeting Patty through the Winfield Garden Club, we've worked on a project or two. She is creative, energetic and fun to solve problems with. Her enthusiasm and creativity really shine through. Visit her store in Geneva to see for yourself."

Administration - HR/Benefits at Optimus


Cheryl Schermerhorn

"Patty is wonderful. I have worked with her on many projects over the years including the Geneva Classic Car Show. Her work is creative and on time. Patty is easy to work with and is very passionate about her work."

Real Estate Broker - Baird & Warner - Hotline to Real Estate


Judy DeVoe

"Patty has done all of our employee signage for over 3 years. I just send her the pictures and she makes great individual signage. Also makes signage for our office. Quick reliable work."

President at Spare Wheels Transportation Co. Inc.


Sandy Ryan

"Patty is very customer service driven. Her work is accurate and timely. I would recommend her for any personalization needs you may have."

Experienced Project Manager and Business Analyst with MBA


Denise Distel

"Patty is one of the most professional people that I have worked with. Anytime I have ever needed her services, she was quick and did an amazing job! She is a top notch networker who knows or has done business with just about everyone in the Fox Valley area and beyond! There is no one better than Patty to work with. I highly recommend her!"

Project Manager


Bill McGrath

"I have never thought of going anywhere else. I am involved in art festivals, song-writing contests and other events and Patty has always been on time, and great with ideas."

City Administrator at City of Batavia, Illinois


Rose Canfield

"Looking for unique ways to say Thank You to your clients and staff. Image Awards has a great selection and creative ways to accomplish your goal. Let Image Awards keep your business infront of your new or existing clients. You will find Patty and her team dedicated, prompt and creative. I recommend Image Awards for anyone looking to say THANK YOU and help grow your business with quality products"

Owner/CRM ~ Solutions Networking Corp


Scott Lebin, RFC,CWS

"Patty as an entrepenuer runs a a business based on excellent service and prompt completion of promised jobs. She is creative and can provide many solutions for award needs. She is always growing and expanding her offerings and knowledge of her business. I highly recommend her! I have used Image Awards extensively for a variety of engraving and award needs."

Life Member and Qualifying Member at MDRT


William Papp

"I've used Patty as a supplier and also served with her on committees at the Chamber of Commerce. The quality of her products is excellent, service is great, and she is a very enjoyable and caring person to work with."

Advisor to Small and Medium Sized Businesses in Operational, Managerial and Financial Issues


Stacey Eckstrom

"I have known Patty many years and we have used her services for many of the awards we give out here at the Chamber. She does wonderful work, is easy to work with and I can always count on her to get the job done! Patty and her staff are great!"

President & CEO at St. Charles Chamber of Commerce


Russell Hart

"I have hired Patty several times over the years to provide my customers with specialty awards and engraving. I cannot express the importance of finding someone that excels in providing my clients with high quality products and services. Patty and Image Awards & Engraving has always gone beyond those standards!! I would highly recommend them!!"

CPR Printing


Becky Christensen

"From my experience, Patty does an excellent job with helping clients create and publish the stories in their lives. I would highly encourage anyone wanting to preserve their photos and stories together in high quality hardbound books to definitely give Patty a call."

Family Member With Triniti Communications International.