awards & recognition

Inc. Magazine Honors Tastefully Simple with Hall of Fame Induction, CEO All-Star Status
2005
Tastefully Simple was inducted into the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame. From the time the Hall of Fame was established back in 1986, only 81 companies had received this prestigious honor.

Founder and CEO Jill Blashack Strahan was also awarded Inc. 500 All-Star status by the magazine. Its annual list of All-Stars includes founds and CEOs who've grown their companies to be household names.

Top Small Company Workplaces Winner
2011
Tastefully Simple was honored to be recognized by Inc. magazine and Winning Workplaces as a Top Small Company Workplaces national winner.

Among Top 5% of Employers Nationwide
For seven years running, Tastefully Simple was ranked in the top 5 percent of companies nationwide in employee satisfaction according to a survey in 2011.

Top Small Workplaces National Finalist
2009
Tastefully Simple was honored to be recognized by The Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces as a Top Small Workplaces national finalist.

Stevie® Awards for Women in Business
2008
Tastefully Simple received Employer of the Year and Website of the Year 2008 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Founder and CEO Jill Blashack Strahan was also named a Best Entrepreneur finalist.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's Industry Leaders
July 2008
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal honored Founder and CEO Jill Blashack Strahan as one of the top 25 industry leaders in the paper's 11th annual "Women in Business" publication.

Minnesota Entrepreneur of the Year
December 2007
At a special ceremony, Founder & CEO Jill Blashack Strahan was presented with the Minnesota Entrepreneur of the Year award by Minnesota Entrepreneurs, Inc.

Twin Cities Business Magazine's Hall of Fame
July 2006
Founder and CEO Jill Blashack Strahan became one of the newest members of the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame.

Ernst & Young® Awards
2003
Founder and CEO Jill Blashack Strahan was named a National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist. She was also selected as the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year for Minnesota and the Dakotas in 2000.

ADDY Awards
Over the years, Tastefully Simple has received several ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation for the company's excellence and creativity in packaging, printed materials and marketing pieces.