The LocalPromo Story
LocalPromo’s story begins in 2017 with Peter Carpenter, an entrepreneur with roots in Moncton, NB and Ottawa, ON. Peter owns a file folder company and a label manufacturing company, both Canadian companies, and was looking for a genuine gift to thank his customers for their business.
He had had enough of the traditional swag. Pens, flashlights, hats; these mass-market trinkets didn’t express the thoughtful message of appreciation he wanted to convey. Peter wanted to give his customers a genuine, heart-felt thank-you they would truly value, just as he valued their business.
Being in the printing business, he decided to brand a locally produced maple syrup bottle with custom labels that included his logo, thank-you message, and the background story of the local maple syrup producer.
This first customized gift was a huge hit with his customers. Peter was thrilled to spread the word about a fellow small business that also supported his local economy and community.
And so it started, the spark was lit!
Peter became driven to offer customized and locally produced gifts to business and individuals. In offering a local product with a genuine story, this service would also support local businesses. His vision was a win-win for customers and producers.
And after months of development and design (mixed with a few late nights), in 2018 LocalPromo.com was launched.