Ink It Up Designs Participating in the Chase Bank's 2015 "Mission Main Street Grants"

As part of Chase Bank's 2015 "Mission Main Street Grants" competition, Ink It Up Designs of Benicia, California has entered this year's competition to hopefully be one of 20 winners to share in $3 million towards growing their business.

In an attempt to become one of the small business finalists -- of which only 20 winners will be selected in January 2015 -- Ink It Up Designs of Benicia, California has entered Chase Bank's 2015 “Mission Main Street Grants” competition.  Through this program, Chase is proud to have Google as the Premier Sponsor of Mission Main StreetSM Grants. Together, Chase Bank and Google are bringing special benefits that can help 20 lucky winners grow their business.  D'Ann Hayes, the marketing and sales creative force behind her business, has been campaigning earnestly to garner the necessary 250 votes to move Ink It Up Designs to the next level.

About Ink It Up Designs

Ink It Up Designs is a promotional product distributor and proud member of Promotional Products Association International, with special emphasis on marketing. In business for seven years, the company was founded by D’Ann Hayes in 2007.  Having extensive experience in sales and marketing, D’Ann already had created and successfully managed a custom frame shop in Walnut Creek for 17-1/2 years generating over $7 million. Drawing on this experience, D’Ann has grown Ink It Up Designs from starting at zero to over $100,000 a year.

Present clientele ranges from companies and schools such as Petersburg Parks & Recreation, Chrysler Corporation, General Mills, First Tee Contra Costa, Bay Area Trainer, Southeast Alaska Power Agency, Red Lobster to individual entrepreneurs throughout the Bay Area and beyond.   

The mission of Ink It Up Designs is to help customers create long-lasting relationships with their clients, build business and brand awareness through the power of promotional products.  The goals of Ink It Up Designs are to:

  • Impact 100 business owners per year so that they can then in return impact their communities and families.
  • Enable at least one business makeover grant per year.
  • Conduct workshops to educate on business fundamentals, growth, client attraction, ROI, employee retention, marketing results and tracking.
  • Give back to the community through the hiring and training of local college students through intern programs.

Ink It Up Designs is a Marketing and Promotional Advertising and Strategy company whose purpose is helping home-based and small businesses make sound marketing decisions. Ink It Up Designs believes small business is the backbone of America and they are in business to instill and nurture each business owner towards achieving their success.

Ink It Up Designs is different from other promotional companies in that they are marketing and strategizing specialists who are highly qualified to help the small business or "solopreneur" grow their business, set up systems, make and achieve goals, and most of all, make an impact on their life with effective marketing strategies using specific promotional materials unique to a particular business client’s needs.  Whether tradeshow booths, giveaways products such as pens, keychains and more showcasing a client’s logo or slogan, Ink It Up Designs develops creative ways to use promotional products to make memorable and lasting positive impressions for their clients.

For more information on the types of products offered to grow one’s business, please go to or learn more by following Ink It Up Designs on Facebook at as well as on LinkedIn at 

You can show your support of Ink It Up Designs by voting for us at  By voting for a local small business such as theirs, a vote for them will impact not only Ink It Up Designs but it creates the ripple effect in the surrounding economy along with a positive affirmation that small business is the backbone of America and ALL small businesses do make a difference.