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Latina Community Leader and Entrepreneur

Fri, November 12, 2021 8:39 AM | Faby Carrera (Administrator)

Born and raised in Perú where she served her country in the Peruvian Navy. Gigi Mindreau-Banks came to America in 1989 and started working in the printing industry. Gigi started out as a Graphic Designer and due to her keen eye for detail required for this job, ensure that her customers receive products with the highest level of quality. She developed professional relationships within the supply chain of the Printing and Promotional Products industry which allows her to provide the most competitive pricing, extraordinary levels of quality and an unbeatable level of service. In February of 2017 Gigi and Marcy Decato opened Creative Solutions Marketing & Printing, Inc., a business which they started with just a couple of thousand dollars and today, after five years the business is worth close to 1.3-million-dollars. Services include printing, promotional items, apparel, graphic and web design, and marketing consultation.

Learn more about Creative Solutions Marketing & Printing, Inc.

A Passion for Community Service

Serving her community is one of Gigi’s passions, her involvement in the Riverside Chamber of Commerce (Ambassador of the Year – 2014), Soroptimist International of Corona (President-Elect 2021), Global Society of Female Entrepreneurs, National Society of Charity League, The Fox Riverside Theater Foundation, and her most recent contribution, The Civil Rights Institute, where she is a proud board member, have given her the platforms to help her community. Gigi has also been president of several networking groups, one of them Team Referral Network-Riverside. To Gigi a simple membership is not enough, her charisma and cheerful personality spreads across with the willingness to help and be active everywhere she goes, and in any organization, she is part of.

National & International Awards and Recognitions

GSFE – Vision Builder Award 2021

GSFE – Bronze World Kindness Award 2020

Graphics|Pro – Recognized Professional 2021

SIMA – She Inspires Me Global Awards 2021 – London, UK

Emerging Latina Entrepreneurial & Leadership Program – National LBWA-IE

Nominee for the Latina Business Owner of the Year 2021 – National LBWA-IE

Nominee for the Lifetime Legacy Award 2021 – Connected Women of Influence-CA


  • Fri, November 12, 2021 1:54 PM | Anthonyspept
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  • Fri, November 12, 2021 5:23 PM | Patricia Effenberger
    I’m proud of you for being such a great entrepreneur!. I am happy that I have the privilege of seeing you grow and become the person you are today. Way to go Gigi!
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