September’s Idea + Works EIR is Diane Brown
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When Diane Brown started her company SunGraphics in 1984, there was no hint of where that career move might take her. Over the years, her original printing business has evolved and diversified with the demands of change and to better serve her clients.
Today, SunGraphics helps companies achieve their goals through guided marketing. By creating successful sales and marketing tools, mailing programs, and expo and promotional items, along with traditional and digital printing, this company has experienced continued growth for 36 years.
A lifelong resident of Mansfield, Diane felt the community’s need to focus on the positive aspects of our area. In January of 2010, she launched Heart of Ohio magazine to address that need. This well-loved lifestyle magazine brought interesting people and places of north central Ohio together to celebrate the positive message of who we are and how we live.
Diane Brown has been inducted into the North Central State College Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame, received the Ann Daly Altrusa Award, and was nominated for the Richland Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award. She has held positions on the boards of United Way, Mansfield Area Y, Rotary, Richland Chamber of Commerce and numerous industry-related associations.