About us

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A better promotional experience

Trusted by businesses across Canada since 1981

At Balsam Promotions, our team is dedicated to quality and value – and with over 40 years’ experience, we’re well-practiced when it comes to meeting the needs of businesses across Canada. Whether you’re looking for executive gifts, high-visibility work wear or brand name clothing, leave it to Balsam Promotions.

Put our knowledge of promotional products to work for you. With high quality promotional products, fast delivery times, and prices to fit all budgets, we will provide customized and relevant recommendations for you. Simply look around or contact us now and we’ll do the shopping for you!

Our Team

Meet the Team Behind Balsam Promotions

Our dedicated team is here to help you with your promotional and corporate gifting needs.

Andrew Orr
Andrew Orr

Andrew Orr

PRESIDENT / CEO

Ryan Donnan
Ryan Donnan

Ryan Donnan

VICE PRESIDENT / SALES & OPERATIONS

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ABOUT RYAN DONNAN

What’s one fact about yourself?

Those who know me often comment on my competitive nature. I’m a huge sports fan and fantasy sports junkie who continues to experience heartbreak as a Maple Leafs supporter.

What’s your favourite product?

My favourite product is the YETI 20oz. tumbler or anything provided free of charge with Balsam branding.

What do you love about your job?

I love the positive, collaborative environment and team culture at Balsam, it’s second to none!

Cathie Freeman
Cathie Freeman

Cathie Freeman CPA, CMA

VICE PRESIDENT / FINANCE & ADMIN

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ABOUT CATHIE FREEMAN

What’s one fact about yourself?

I love to bake!

What’s your favorite product?

Heated KUMA lazy bear chair.

What do you love about your job?

Working with great people.

 

Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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ABOUT NATHAN SMITH

What’s one fact about yourself?

Scottish and Proud!

What’s your favourite product?

Anything containing chocolate!

What do you love about your job?

Working in a highly efficient, ever evolving workplace.

Ryan McBride
Ryan McBride

Ryan McBride

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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ABOUT RYAN MCBRIDE

What’s one fact about yourself?

Father of 3… not recommended!

What’s your favourite product?

YETI & our custom hat program.

What do you love about your job?

Our staff and positive vibe.

Stephanie Minichiello
Stephanie Minichiello

Stephanie Minichiello

ACCOUNT MANAGER

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ABOUT STEPHANIE MINICHIELLO

What’s one fact about yourself?

In 2016 I spent 7 days trekking though Mount Toubkal (4,167M) and the Sahara Desert in Morocco!

What’s your favourite product?

Of course, anything YETI!

What do you love about your job?

Working with my amazing colleagues!

Vanessa Beauchamp
Vanessa Beauchamp​

Vanessa Beauchamp

ACCOUNT MANAGER

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ABOUT VANESSA BEAUCHAMP

What’s one fact about yourself?

I am fluently bilingual in French and English.

What’s your favourite product?

Any Yeti drinkware piece, but the 26oz bottle is my go-to!

What do you love about your job?

Seeing a project come to completion. From sourcing to seeing the final product before it reaches the client!

Genevieve Belanger
Genevieve Belanger

Genevieve Belanger

ACCOUNT MANAGER

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ABOUT GENEVIEVE BELANGER

What’s one fact about yourself?

Born in Quebec, I am fluent in both English and French.

What’s your favourite product?

The Yeti 10-oz Wine Tumbler.

What do you love about your job?

My AMAZING colleagues. I especially enjoy working closely with clients to help them find exactly what they need.

Maryanne Laverdure
Maryanne Laverdure

Maryanne Laverdure

ACCOUNT MANAGER

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ABOUT MARYANNE LAVERDURE

What’s one fact about yourself?

I adopted a beautiful Siberian Husky in 2020

What’s your favourite product?

Any YETI Product!

What do you love about your job?

Getting to work with quality brands.

 

Jennifer Lyn
Jennifer Lyn

Jennifer Lyn

GRAPHICS & MARKETING

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ABOUT JENNIFER LYN

What’s one fact about yourself?

Former US President Barack Obama follows me on Twitter

What’s your favourite product?

Vampire coffin cooler.

What do you love about your job?

Limitless Creative Opportunities (and Cathie’s baking).

 

Stela Vishnja
Stela Vishnja

Stela Vishnja

GRAPHIC ARTIST

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ABOUT STELA VISHNJA

What’s one fact about yourself?

Had dinner at a castle on top of a mountain.

What’s your favourite product?

Giant Jenga.

What do you love about your job?

Great design team and collaborative environment.

 

Trudy Selby
Trudy Selby

Trudy Selby

ORDER FULFILLMENT

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ABOUT TRUDY SELBY

What’s one fact about yourself?

I am a huge Bruce Springsteen fan.

What’s your favourite product?

YETI.

What do you love about your job?

The best thing about my job is the people I work with.

 

Mandy Waugh
Mandy Waugh

Mandy Waugh

ACCOUNTING

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ABOUT MANDY WAUGH

What’s one fact about yourself?

Love the sunshine, the hotter the better.

What’s your favourite product?

YETI Wine Glasses and Charcuterie boards are perfect for any and all occasions.

What do you love about your job?

Balsam Promotions is an amazing, authentic, and fun place to work.

Hailey Schmitz
Hailey Schmitz

Hailey Schmitz

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Our Process

How It Works

Everything you need to know about getting custom apparel with Balsam Promotions.

1. Contact Us

1. Contact Us

Call us and our experienced sales reps will walk you through the entire process step by step.

2. Pre-Production

2. Pre-Production

Our in-house graphics team will create a mockup of your order before going into production. This way, you'll know exactly how it will look.

3. Order Fulfillment

3. Order Fulfillment

After approval, we'll take your order to our in-house production department. Having production in-house gives us full control of your order.

4. Delivery

4. Delivery

Once your order is complete and passes our quality checks, we will ship it via one of the major mail carriers, including UPS and Canada Post.

If you are within the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), we can deliver directly.

Get Started on Your Project Today

Give us a call or fill out the form below and one of our team members will assist you with your project.

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