ABOUT Accolades Inc

The Gold Standard
Much more than simply another promotional products company – Accolades, Inc. has captured the Atlanta market with their consultative approach to branding. For the past 20 years, the firm has distinguished itself by working closely with many of the Fortune 500 companies based in the area. However, as the founder and President of the small company, Daryll Griffin emphasizes the return on investment her services bring to client companies of all sizes.

“Developing a recognizable brand is so important for small and medium sized businesses because they just don’t have the large advertising budgets of the large companies such as UPS, Coca-Cola, and The Home Depot. The creative branding strategies that we provide are designed to deliver powerful, long-lasting impressions that can help smaller companies compete at a higher level.”
– Daryll Griffin, Founder and President, Accolades, Inc.

Since being founded in 1990, the company has remained on a steady growth path by consistently delivering innovative branding services paired with quality promotional products that capture the spirit of each event, meeting or program.

The Accolades, Inc. suite of services has grown along with the size of the team and their experience. Now, more than ever, the company is focused on providing branding and consulting services to more fully support the custom awards and promotional products offered.

Accolades, Inc. receives accolades!
Everyone at Accolades, Inc. is proud of the awards and recognition they have received including:

2010 National Minority Supplier Development Council Regional Supplier of the Year (Class I)
2009 Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council Supplier of the Year (Class I)
1999 Supplier of the Year – Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council
Blueprint Award – Women Looking Ahead Newsmagazine
Star Supplier Award – Coca-Cola Enterprises
Trailblazer Award – WBENC/Georgia Women’s Business Council
Innovation Award – Turner Broadcasting System

Daryll Griffin has also been featured in articles and on several publication covers including:
The Atlanta Tribune
Enterprising Women Magazine

About Daryll Griffin
A story of success built upon leadership and continual growth

Accolades, Inc. was founded in 1990 when Daryll Harris Griffin left a successful career as the Regional Manager of Personnel Operations for Xerox Corporation. Prior to that she had been a public school teacher. Daryll earned her Bachelors degree from Stephens College and her Masters from Washington University. She also completed additional graduate work at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and at the Amos tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University via scholarships from UPS, Georgia Power and The Home Depot respectively.

As a native of Atlanta, Daryll has always been very involved in the community. In 2005 she was presented with the League Leadership Award from the Atlanta Business League where she served as Board Chair among other positions. She has also served on the Board of Trustees at Holy Innocents Episcopal School; as President of NSAC Jack and Jill on the Callanwolde Arts Center Board; and as GMSDC Board Secretary. Daryll has been featured in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta, was among the Top 1000 Women in Georgia by Women Looking Ahead Newsmagazine and also received the Outstanding Minority Business Award from the Georgia Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (GAME). Daryll has been named to Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2001.

Memberships and Affiliations
Building relationships and sharing knowledge within our community

Accolades, Inc. is proud of our membership and involvement in these associations.

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta Business League
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
Promotional Products Association International