Awards & Certifications

Going strong for 25 years

Outstanding Achievement Award, Interior Banners, earned for the Avant storefront banner composition in the Minneapolis Minnesota skyway system. The banners create privacy without being totally closed. The space is visually pleasing to both customers inside and pedestrians in the high traffic skyway system. Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 2007

American Institute of Architects Minnesota, Honor Awards 2003, Interiors Art of Chiropractic offices, Minneapolis. Architect: LEAD. Fabric rooms manufactured and installed by Banner Creations, Inc.

Outstanding Achievement Award, Interactive & Cold Air Inflatable, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 2002. Earned for a cold air inflatable balloon that is a 69′ circumference classroom, dye sublimated earth balloon created with satellite photos of the planet. Kids go into the Earth Balloon and learn about the world from the inside out. They are located at www.earthballoon.com.

Award of Excellence, Banner & Flag Exhibition Category, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 2000. Earned award for banners installed for IDX Corp at Global Shop to showcase six subsidiary companies under the IDX umbrella. The banners were woven and sewn from Xorel, a German fabric.

Award of Excellence, Banner & Flag Exhibition Category, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 1999. Earned award for banners installed at Cafe’ Odyssey, Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

Outstanding Achievement Award, Signage & Graphics Company, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 1998. Earned award for the Walker Art Center’s Art Performs Life: Merce Cunningham/ Meredith Monk / Bill T. Jones printed graphics and installation of printed graphics.

Master Fabric Craftsman Certification, in the Banner & Flag Specialty, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 1998. Earned by Banner Creations’ president Nora Norby. This is a professional certification program for manufacturers of industrial/technical end products, requiring the completion of written, oral and technical presentations in order to prove expertise.

Business Achievement Award from the State of Minnesota, 1997. Award presented by the Governor’s Office to Banner Creations for outstanding contribution of manufacturing to the Minnesota economy.

Award for Outstanding Service, Screen Printing Association International (SPAI), 1993. In record of unselfish efforts rendered to the screen printing industry.

Outstanding Achievement, Banner & Flag Category, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 1992. Award received for Keepsilks, Banner Creations’ line of personalized wedding and special occasion banners.

Industry Person of the Year, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 1992. Awarded to Banner Creations’ president Nora Norby by industry peers and the board of Industrial Fabrics Product Review. Nora was the first woman recipient of this award.

Award of Excellence, Business Image Category, Screen Printing Association International (SPAI), 1991. In recognition of outstanding business promotional efforts to market screen printing products and services.

Hackerman House Award, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). We won the First Place Award in the Banner and Flag Category in 1991 for The Hackerman House Museum banner.