Robina Bernard, M.ED., CBA
President, Clik-Clik Systems Inc.
Clik-Clik Systems president Robina Bernard entered the balloon world in 1982 with a helium bouquet delivery service. In her words, she got into the industry because "selling balloons was like selling smiles!" She later became a balloon retailer and decorator.
From 1988 to 2002, Robina owned and operated Balloon Depot, Canada's largest balloon wholesale business. During that time, she co-developed the Slide-N-Size balloon sizer, to help retailers and decorators produce properly-sized balloons.
When one of Canada's largest retail chains considered selling foil balloons, they asked Robina to stock four test stores. Visiting these stores, she saw helium displays were often partially deflated. Knowing that air-filled balloons would stay full for months and inspire more sales, she created the Show-N-Sell to display air-filled balloons. Since most stores had metal on the ceiling, she realized magnets might make hanging the displays a breeze, and came up with the amazing ClikMagnets and patented MagMovers.
Balloon professionals around the world LOVED the ease and safety of the magnetic hanging system, and quickly adopted it for hanging sculptures, lights, fabric and other decorative displays. In fact, Robina has recently been presented with the Dottie Blanchard Spirit Award for her contribution to the balloon industry.
Robina formed Clik-Clik Systems Inc. (originally named MagMover Inc.) in 2002 to focus on her line of innovative display tools. She is especially proud of the invention of LoopLine, since the inexpensive and reusable line allows signs to be hung level every time, without the need for tying knots. The retail industry is now discovering LoopLine and the other innovation solutions from Clik-Clik.
Robina Bernard is a 2009 Honoree of the Global EXEC Women Magazine, International Women of Influence Awards.