Donna Gehl, President/CEO, has worked in nearly every aspect of the business for over 30 years. Donna and photographer, Scott Ehlers, became shareholders in 2003. Image Studios creates visual content for local and national companies in a variety of industries, including food, manufacturing, hospitality, and professional services. Image Studios has also supported dozens of local charitable and non-profit organizations for over 55 years.
“Becoming a certified Woman (owned) Business Enterprise is a significant milestone for Image Studios. This designation ties into our ongoing efforts to support community improvement projects and to partner with organizations that strive to make our community a better place to live and work.” Gehl adds, “As an award-winning photography and video production company, being nationally recognized as a WBE will help open doors to exciting new opportunities.”
WBENC’s national standard of certification, implemented by the Women’s Business Development Center – Midwest, is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business financials, processes, beliefs, owner interviews, and onsite inspections. This certification process is designed to authenticate that the business is majority-owned and operated by women.
As Image Studios’ customer list continues to grow, they are working to expand services beyond photography, video production, and CGI. Image Studios recently added live-streaming services and have modified workflows to accommodate customers’ COVID-19 needs.