Meet Our Founder

Founder of EXHIB-IT! Tradeshow Marketing Experts
Author of Full Brain Marketing & NOISE behind BUSINESS: How to make tradeshows work


DJ Heckes, owner and CEO of EXHIB-IT! Tradeshow Marketing Experts and published author of Full BRAIN Marketing, is truly passionate about two things: her clients and marketing.

EXHIB-IT! Trade Show Marketing Experts dba EXHIB-IT! is a GSA Certified, woman-owned small business headquartered in Albuquerque, NM. EXHIB-IT! was founded and organized by DJ Heckes, for the express purpose of providing quality products with exhibit marketing and design services to federal agencies and commercial enterprises. As a small business leader in her field, DJ is active in several chambers of commerce in New Mexico and Texas. "Small business is about people. That’s the lifeblood of EXHIB-IT! and New Mexico," DJ Heckes said. "We live and breathe the success of every customer at EXHIB-IT! Our core business involves relating to the person and their total tradeshow needs."

Like you, DJ Heckes realizes the importance of Relationship Marketing and building for her customers. DJ is an expert in Full BRAIN Marketing. Are you ready to learn all the skills to be a great relationship marketer? Unlike many speakers and consultants, DJ shows you exactly what to say and how to say it, and what to do and how to do it right. Are you well connected? Do you have a competitive edge? DJ’s conversations are interactive and engaging. Look up the word “go-getter” in the dictionary and you might as well see a picture of D.J. Heckes, owner of EXHIB-IT! Tradeshow Marketing Experts & Full BRAIN Marketing.

DJ Heckes is firmly committed to growing business opportunities through involvement and dedication. Marketing and strategic growth are her passions and are what have driven her company to the success it has achieved since opening in February 2000. She has helped many businesses achieve this same level of success through her marketing and strategic development consultation. If you know DJ, she is a community “servant hearted” person through her dedication and a volunteerism in the community. Her Annual B2B Signature Event in June of each year demonstrates her “Pay it Forward” mentality for spotlighting a Nonprofit each year through a Silent Auction put on at her event. ALL proceeds are donated to the selected Nonprofit each year. Her event draws in over 600 attendees each year.

Awards and Recognition
2012 First Business Owner to receive "Honoring Heroes" Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving
2011 Top 5 Healthiest Business to Work, New Mexico Business Weekly
2010 Finalist in New Mexico Book Awards Book Competition for full BRAIN marketing in "Business" category
2010 Finalist in Best Books 2010 in "Business: Marketing & Advertising" category
2010 Finalist in Best Books 2010 in "Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business" category
2010 Small Business Person of the Year, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
2009-2011 Mentor for Mentor-Mentee Program for Woman Business Owner Assigned, Women’s Business Council
2009 Top Performing CEO in New Mexico, New Mexico Business Weekly 
2009 Ranked #25 Top Women Owned Business in New Mexico, New Mexico Business Weekly
2008 Ranked #4 out of 100 Fastest Growing Business in New Mexico, New Mexico Business Weekly
2008 Enterprising Woman of the Year, Enterprising Women Magazine
2007 Small Business Person of the Year for New Mexico, Small Business Administration
2008 Ranked #35 for Top Women Owned Business in New Mexico, New Mexico Business Weekly
2007 Corporate Citizen Award, Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
2007 Ranked #8 out of 100 Fastest Growing Business in New Mexico, New Mexico Business Weekly
2007 Top 10 Women of Influence Award, New Mexico Business Weekly
2007 April Recognition during Small Business Week, SBA-Washington, DC
2007 Ranked #35 for Top Women Owned Business in New Mexico, New Mexico Business Weekly
2005 President of NM American Marketing Chapter, USA Chapter of the Year 2005
2005 Published in Who's Who Entrepreneur
2004 Strathmore's Who's Who Entrepreneur of the Year
2004 Published in Who's Who Entrepreneur
2003 Small Business Member of the Month, Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
2001 Power Growth Rate of 20% Annually, Duke City Dozen, New Mexico Business Weekly

Board and/or Committee Participation
2012 Past President of Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance – “KeepitQUERQUE”
2012 Ambassador, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
2011-2012 Education & Leadership Chair, National Assn. of Women Business Owners, NM
2011 President of Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance – “KeepitQUERQUE”
2010 President-Elect of Independent Business Alliance - “KeepitQUERQUE”
2009 Toastmasters International-"Gold" Level
2000-2009 Ambassador, Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
2007-2010 National Professional Chapter Council, American Marketing Association
2006-2009 Ambassador, Albuquerque Economic Development
2005-2006 Past President, New Mexico American Marketing Association
2004-2005 President, New Mexico American Marketing Association
2003-2004 President-Elect, New Mexico American Marketing Association
2002-2003 VP of Programming, New Mexico American Marketing Association
1996-2005 Chair of various committees, Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce-Small Business Development
New Mexico Scholar Program Participant,

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