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Bargains Group CBO and Social Business Leader Jody Steinhauer named as one of Canada’s 100 Top Female Entrepreneurs 2012

For Immediate Release

Bargains Group CBO and Social Business Leader Jody Steinhauer
named as one of Canada’s 100 Top Female Entrepreneurs 2012

14th annual W100 ranking produced by PROFIT magazine and Chatelaine

Toronto: October 1, 2012 – The Bargains Group is proud to announce that its President and CBO (Chief Bargains Officer) Jody Steinhauer, is ranked as one of Canada’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in the 14th annual W100 produced by PROFIT Magazine and Chatelaine.

“The women of the W100 offer 100 shining examples of Canadian entrepreneurship,” said Ian Portsmouth, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT. “They have achieved their elite status by creating valued products and services, applying deft management skills and exercising the determination required to succeed in today’s business environment.”

Ms. Steinhauer, a Canadian social entrepreneur, has mobilized her award-winning discount wholesale and promotional products company to revolutionize the business landscape. Her belief of making clients happy by saving everyone money has led her company to becoming a multi-million dollar success story over 24 years. Pioneering her philanthropic principle of “giving back makes good business sense”, Ms. Steinhauer uses her network of resources and leveraged buying power to aid every company and not-for-profit agency she touches to maximize their dollar.

“It is an honour to be included in this distinguished list of Canadian female entrepreneurs,” remarked Ms. Steinhauer. I would also like to congratulate many friends and colleagues who made this year’s W100. I am proud to be in their company.”

Some of Jody’s achievements include: Rotman Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Toronto Board of Trade Business Excellence Award, Kaufman Community Award, FLARE Magazine Volunteer of the Year-finalist, PPPC Award for Humanitarian of the Year, Women of Influence Local Hero Award, Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture Award-finalist, TD Paul Croutch Award.

Ranking Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on the size, growth rate and profitability of their business, the W100 profiles the country’s most successful female business owners. The W100 is published in the November issues of PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success and Chatelaine magazines and online at www.profitguide.com.

About the Bargains Group:

Founded in 1988 by Chief Bargain Officer, Jody Steinhauer, the Bargains Group has grown into Canada’s favourite discount wholesaler of promotional products, clothing, accessories, gifts, toys, bedding and personal care products. The Bargains Group provides businesses, non-profits and retailers with quality products at below wholesale prices. An innovative social purpose business and champion of corporate social responsibility, the Bargains Group founded Project Winter Survival and Project Water, two programs that benefit the homeless, and Give Back Where You Live.

About PROFIT Magazine:

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 30 years, Canadian entrepreneurs and senior managers across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. PROFIT is owned and operated by Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications. Visit PROFIT online at www.PROFITguide.com.

About Chatelaine and chatelaine.com:

The country’s leading women’s media brand, Chatelaine makes “Everyday Extraordinary” for Canadian women and has been doing so for more than 84 years. Today, Chatelaine is a five-platform brand: available on television, tablet and smartphone, plus in print and online. Chatelaine has a lively presence on social media sites, and Chatelaine.com is Canada’s most engaged digital community for women 18+. With a team of “extraordinary” experts, Chatelaine brings together the very best of food (from The Chatelaine Kitchen), style, decor, health and real life for women who want to look good, do good , feel great and make every day a little bit special. Chatelaine is owned and operated by Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications.

Media Contact:
Lorne Simon
MCPR Group
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