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February 25, 2019
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February 25, 2019
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February 25, 2019
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February 25, 2019
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February 25, 2019
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NEWS AND AWARDS

Misti Morningstar is proud to serve as a Telly Council Memeber for the @tellyawards 40th anniversary, and lend her insigts to help review and judge this year's best video work!

http://www.tellyawards.com

2019 Telly Awards

"Misti has the amazing ability to interpret my design directions and develops them into bold, beautiful ads! I would say she has without-a-doubt the best design skills in the business!"

Elaine Koehl, Realtor

"We've been working with Morningstar Design for the past 4 years. They are real pros: responsive, organized, and innovative."

Stephanie Stepien

I wanted to take this opportunity to praise Morningstar Design on their superb efforts toward our current advertising and marketing campaign.

In the building industry, we have seen a significant 'slow-down' in our market area. We were continuously advertising and sending out direct mail as usual, with diminishing results. We recorded 4 sales in the month of June for the entire company - 37 communities.

We asked Misti and her team at Morningstar Design for immediate HELP. We requested this help on the weekend prior to the 4th of July holiday. Morningstar Design went to work immediately and within 24 hours had researched our position in the marketplace, our competition and our current campaign. Before the weekend, they presented us with what the owner of our company has called "the best marketing effort ever performed in our 16 years of business".

By the weekend of July 7, we had full page color ads, balloons, banners, flyers, lapel pins, directional signs, and more - all supporting Morningstar Design's hot pink "GET MORE" Campaign for Dan Ryan Builders. And, the results say everything... we recorded 79 sales in July! We went from 4 sales in June to 79 sales in just 30 days! This is our highest selling month since March of last year. The traffic (the # of people walking through our sales offices who complete a customer card) experienced in our sales offices more than quadrupled from this campaign! Our salespeople have never been so prepared and supported by any other campaign in our history.

The best part is that we know Morningstar Design is just getting started. We are all very excited to step through these market conditions with the knowledge, experience and professional help and support of such a fine agency.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Kostreski, Marketing Manager

Dan Ryan Builders

"Thanks so much for your artistic impression from the "index card layout" I started. I'm sure I'll receive calls from from the ad; a lot of my friends who have seen it absolutely love it! Look forward to doing business with you in the future."

Michelle King

"Dear Misti, On behalf of our patients, their families and their friends, Hospice of Frederick County thanks you so much for your support of the Red Ribbon Happy Hour. Your contribution of designing the artwork for the tickets and flyers was extremely generous. We are truly grateful for the time and effort that went into your participation in our fund-raiser. The Red Ribbon Happy Hour was a very special event. We are proud of the fact that we do not charge our patients for any of our services, and events such as the Red Ribbon Happy Hour allows us to continue this commitment. Also, our organization not only reaps the financial rewards, but, perhaps just as importantly, word of our Hospice and its efforts in our community spread, bringing us additional support and volunteers. Thank you again for sharing your commitment to Hospice of Frederick County through your support of the Red Ribbon Happy Hour."

Stella M. Downs

"The professionals at Morningstar Design know the importance of deadlines. That, combined with their skills in customer service and graphic design, make for smooth production and high quality newsletter, brochures, and ads. The words I put on paper, they enhance with visual effects; theirs client's project is more than a job — it's a source of professional pride."

Gwen McEntire, Writer/Editor FMH

"Morningstar Design is absolutely the best organized agency I work with."

Rachel B.K. Nichols, The Gazette and The Real Estate Guide

"Morningstar Design has been able to completely understand our business, our market and our philosophy. With their knowledge, talents and experience, they are extremely effective in providing the right message and image to our potential customers. Morningstar makes our marketing efforts painless and effective."

Rick Fournier

"Dear Morningstar Design, The Frederick Business and Professional Women's Club would like to thank you for your donation and expertise in support of our annual fundraising event. The event was a huge success. Most of the of the funds raised will be used for the Frederick Business and Professional Women's Club Scholarship Program. This is one of the main purposes for hosting an annual fundraising activity, and our scholarship recipients have always been very deserving and appreciative of their awards. Without the support of many people, like yourself, their dreams of advancing their education could possibly go unfulfilled. The program cover was just great. We received many compliments on it. Again, thank you for supporting Frederick Business and Professional Women's Club."

Alice Houck

Misti Morningstar to receive prestigious Top MBE Award for Business Excellence in Maryland

Frederick MD, September 28, 2006 The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (OMA) and The Daily Record announced that Misti Morningstar, president of Morningstar Design, Inc. located in Frederick, MD has been named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Minority Businesses for 2006. This program is designed to salute Maryland’s best minority and women business owners and to highlight their achievements. 

Morningstar Design, Inc. is an award-winning full service advertising and marketing firm based in downtown, Frederick, MD. The company specializes in Design, Printing and all forms of Digital Multi-Media solutions for Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer clientele locally, nationally, and internationally. 

A panel of distinguished judges chose Misti Morningstar as an entrepreneur who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in four key areas: business development, client satisfaction, professional affiliations and community outreach.

Sharon R. Pinder, Special Secretary, Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs said, “The business owners selected for this award represent the best of the state’s more than 200,000 women and minority owned businesses. Their contributions have had a major impact in maintaining Maryland’s vibrant economy.”

Misti Morningstar, president, Morningstar Design, Inc. stated, “Receiving this award is truly a special honor and we’re excited to be recognized among so many dedicated business owners. The meaning of this award is especially close to my heart because I myself am a woman and I have worked hard toward my goals. But helping the community and others succeed will continue to be my main priority. I would like to respectfully salute women and minorities across the world and inspire others to work hard and have faith in their goals and dreams. And then of course I have to send a huge thank you to all of our loyal clientele who have trusted us over the years to assist them in their advertising needs; the talented Morningstar staff; my special support group of women friends and family; And a special thanks to Cheryl Kostreski who took the time to write a wonderful letter supporting our efforts.”

Ms. Morningstar will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Inn and Conference Center, at University of Maryland University College, in Adelphi, Maryland, on Friday, October 27. 

For more information about Morningstar Design, Inc. go to their website at www.MorningstarDesign.com

For more information about the Top 100 MBE awards, please log on to www.TopMBE.com.

For more information on the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs visit www.mdminoritybusiness.com.

Sept 29, 2006

Morningstar Design sponsors City of Hope, October 8, 2006 "Walk for Hope" against breast cancer in Washington DC. 

Morningstar Design sponsors City of Hope, a national medical center, for their October 8th 2006 "Walk for Hope" against breast cancer in the Washington DC area. This is a 2K or 5K fitness and leisure walk along the Cabin John park trails, where participants bring the donations they have collected to fight breast cancer. Also, participants can dedicate their walk to someone they know who has battled cancer.

Walk for Hope is an 11-year national fundraiser, with extraordinary success across the country.

Morningstar Design is proud to participate in the fight against breast cancer and joins other sponsors such as Channel 7, Wash FM Radio, Starbucks, Good Housekeeping, Sutter Home Wines and more. To sponsor or to make a donation please visit City of Hope's website at www.CityofHope.org

Sept 1, 2006

Morningstar Design sponsors minority Centro Hispano Center of Frederick County, Maryland 

Morningstar Design sponsored design and printing of a brochure for the new Centro Hispano Center located at St. John's Community Center in downtown Frederick, MD. Centro Hispano was formed by individual community members and trained/screened volunteers who give of their time and talent in order that our friends and neighbors who are limited in their English language proficiency (LEP) can come and learn the skills necessary to thrive and succeed. The Centro Hispano will offer programs and services for education in English, Parent Outreach, Employment Skill Development, Legal assistance, and Health and Human service agencies. 

El Centro Hispano está formado por volun-tarios entrenados, miembros de la comu-nidad, quienes se han dedicado a compartirsus talentos y su tiempo ayudando a la comu-nidad hispana a adquirir los recursos necesa-rios para seguir adelante y ser exitosos. 

"We are proud to sponsor the Centro Hispano Center. It will help people get the direction they need in many areas that otherwise they would not have. Persons of any race, color, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, political views, or disability can essentially get a new beginning. Assisting and teaching individuals to become contributing members of our society is very important and dear to my heart," said Misti Morningstar, President.

July 31, 2006

Clean victory for soap package design - Morningstar Design Inc. wins 2006 International Summit Award

July 25, 2006

Misti Morningstar speaks at Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association Breakfast Meeting, Martinsburg, WV.

Misti Morningstar, President of Morningstar Design, was requested to speak at the Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association Breakfast Meeting on Friday, July 21, 2006. Ms. Morningstar presented a multimedia presentation titled "How to Have Effective Advertising that Pays for Itself". The Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association is an association of over 300 local builders, contractors, and suppliers in the West Virginia region related to the home building industry. The association works to improve the quality of life in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties through the promotion of economic growth, responsible land development, quality construction practices and reasonable regulations.

July 21, 2006

Washington D.C. - Misti Morningstar appointed to Business Advisory Council.

Washington D.C. — The National Republican Congressional Committee announced that Misti Morningstar has been appointed to serve on the Business Advisory Council (BAC) in recognition of valuable contributions and dedication to the republican party.

Morningstar will serve the state of Maryland and is expected to play a crucial role in the Party’s efforts to involve top business people in the process of government reform.

The Business Advisory Council is part of the National Republican Committee, and is dedicated to making sure that small business has a voice in Washington.

Misti Morningstar, owner of Morningstar Design and Savage Soaps stated, “Small businesses create new opportunities - especially for women and minorities. Women own more than a quarter of all businesses, and the number of women-owned businesses is growing. However, even small flucuations in the economy have an impact on any small business owner. I encourage other small business owners to make their voices heard on the issues critical to their business so we can make a difference together. “

Morningstar, who has long supported Republican ideals, particularly debt reduction and tax reform, will be a key member of the Council.

June 14, 2006

Morningstar Design Inc. wins three 2006 International Communicator Awards

Morningstar Design Inc, a downtown Frederick advertising firm located at 10 East Church Street was awarded three Communicator Awards. 

Morningstar received the Award of Distinction for Galaxy Control Systems’ (Walkersville, MD) interactive Sales CD. The Communicator’s prestigious Award of Distinction is presented to those entrants whose ability to communicate elevates them among the best in the field. About 14 percent of the entries won this award.

The firm received the Award of Excellence for it’s own Holiday Christmas Basket. The Award of Excellence is awarded for projects that exceed industry standards in design or communication skills. Approximately 18 percent of the entries won this award. 

In addition, Morningstar Design’s website earned an Honorable Mention Award, which is granted to those entries that the judges feel are also worthy of special recognition. About 7 percent received this honor.

As a multiple winner of The Communicator Awards, Morningstar Design joined an exclusive list of communication professionals who are recognized as the best within their industry.

Misti Morningstar, President and Creative Director states, “We are really, really, excited about winning these awards. We put our heart and soul into each and every project we create so that we can differentiate our clientele from their competitors. I’ve made so many friends after 16 years in the marketing and advertising business, and I have to say — our firm is especially proud of helping all of our community neighbors and friends succeed with their marketing, but I’m especially tickled when I can tell one of them that their project is a global winner!”

The Communicator Awards is an international awards competition that recognizes outstanding work in the communication field. Entries were judged by industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. There were 5,214 entries from throughout the United States and several foreign countries in the Communicator Awards 2006 Print Competition.

 

June 13, 2006

Interview with Frederick News Post, Business

May 8, 2006

Morningstar Design, Inc. Selected for Publication in Logo 2005-Big Book of Business Cards. The winning piece selected for the global publication was the firm’s own branding and business card.

Morningstar Design, Inc., a marketing firm in downtown Frederick, MD, was selected for publication in “LOGO 2005 – BIG BOOK OF BUSINESS CARDS”, a global publication by David E. Carter. The winning piece selected was the firm’s own branding and business card.

“We are very excited about winning this competition, said Misti Morningstar, owner, we work extremely hard to give our clients an edge by offering good branding advice. Having our own self promotional piece win is quite an honor.”

Work chosen for Logo 2005 will appear in a 384-page, full color hardcover book. The Big Book of Logos Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 were the largest selling graphics books in recent years. They were listed by Amazon.com as being among the top selling 1% of all books in print in America for a number of years.

Approximately 2,200 business cards appear in the new book –The Big Book of Business Cards and nearly 600 design firms from all over the world submitted work – with over 7,000 entries from 37 states and 20 different countries. The book will be published late in 2005.

The Morningstar Design staff is currently working on a series of marketing CDs about branding and other marketing essentials that will be available to companies looking to boost their profit through better marketing and advertising. These materials will also be used as presentations in tradeshow seminars covering multiple industries across the nation and abroad in 2006.

“After being in the advertising and marketing business for 15 years, we continue to have a never-ending passion to help companies succeed and grow. We love what we do and the best part of it all is helping people become more profitable that is ultimately our greatest reward!” said Ms. Morningstar.

August 19, 2005

September Library Card Month

FREDERICK NEWS POST – Local businesses have teamed up with Frederick County Public Libraries to encourage people to sign up for a library card during the month of September, which is National Library Card Month.

By signing up during the “Key to a Treasure Chest of Information” promotion, new library users will receive a goodie bag of valuable information and discount coupons from area businesses. Some of these goodie bags will also contain special prizes for random winners.

“A lot of businesses have really stepped up to the plate in terms of prize donations and other support for this promotion,” said Erin Dingle, Thurmont Branch Manger, who is coordinating the effort. “By demonstrating this tremendous amount of community goodwill, these businesses are helping us reach the public in a new way.”

In addition to providing prizes, some businesses have assisted in other ways. For example, Morningstar Design, Inc., provided the designs for printed materials, which will be distributed to Frederick County elementary school children. “We were delighted to work on this project,” said Misti Morningstar, president, Morningstar Design. “Community support is important to our company and this was an opportunity to create and give something special to the Library. We felt the image of this campaign was very significant because it will be used to encourage our children and people of all ages to sign up for a library card. Reading is important in all of our lives . . . and what everyone receives in the goodie bags donated from our other Frederick County businesses is added treasure.”

Kick-off Library Card month will be held at the Francis Scott Key Mall, Wednesday Sept. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be story telling with Miss Lisa as well as some numbers performed by the Dewey Decimal Dancers. There will be balloon sculptures by Daisy the Clown and special give-aways. Librarians will be on hand with information about the special departments and services available at Frederick County Public Libraries and to explain how to get a Frederick County Public Library card that will provide information and fun.

Participating retailers include Le Savon, Inc., Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, Isabella’s Taverna and Tapas, Pit Crew, The Wishing Tree Café, Shamrock Restaurant, Friends of the Library-Brunswick, Dairy Queen at Francis Scott Key Mall, Catoctin Mountain Zoo, Moonlight Maze at Winterbrook Farm, Frederick SportsPlex, Three Angels Gift Shop, Waldenbooks, Collimar’s Deli, Flashback’s Roller Rink, Curves of Jefferson, Middletown, Thurmont, Frederick and Walkersville; The Ott House, Marsala’s Restaurant, The Picture People, The Beauty Bar and others.

Frederick County Public Library cards are free to anyone who lives or works in Maryland, and to anyone with a with a valid card from any of the following libraries: cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, and Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, and Prince William counties, in Virginia. Proof of name and address required. A person under the age of 14 must have the signature of a parent or legal guardian to obtain an FCPL library card. The parent or legal guardian must provide proper identification to verify their address.

Visit www.fcpl.org for more information about library events and services.

Sept 2004