The LocalPromo Story
LocalPromo’s story starts in 2017 with Peter Carpenter, an entrepreneur with roots in Moncton, NB and Ottawa, ON. Peter owns local printing companies throughout Canada and was looking for a genuine gift to thank his customers for their business.
He 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 jar with custom labels that included his logo, thank-you message, and the background story of the local maple syrup producer.
This first customized local gift was huge hit with his customers. And as a local business owner himself, Peter was thrilled to introduce a local producer to his customers.
And so it started, the spark was lit!
Peter became driven develop a service offering business and individuals a the opportunity to customized locally produced gifts. And 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.