Gretchen Nielsen

Helping people get promo products for over 20 years in the SF Bay Area

You, Me and Vernon

Who I work for

I work for you.  (You knew I was going to say that)

You are someone whose company is already getting promotional items or personalized gifts.

You’ve decided to get something and you already know (or kinda know) what you want.

My job is not to talk you into getting anything.  My job is to help you get what you want.


You are a busy person who could use a reliable assistant (like me) to make sure that what you get is correct and delivered on time.

Your company gets custom imprinted products for trade shows, business gifts, recruiting, employee recognition, to thank volunteers and for other promotional purposes.  (Your logo or graphics on pens, mugs, caps, apparel, water bottles, tote bags and a million other possible items.)

You sometimes want help along the lines of “our CEO saw a really nice cap that XYZcorp had and wants us to have a nicer one” or “we need an eco-friendly water bottle”.

I help you

I help you by researching products, availability, turnaround times and pricing alternatives and provide clear, precise quotes on items of interest, making it easy to decide.  Then I make sure your graphics are right, put your order through and track it until it’s delivered.

The Vernon Company

Founded in 1902, The Vernon Company is a promotional products distributor with 350 account executives nationwide, including me!

With their support I can devote all my time to taking care of my customers’ inquiries, quotes and orders.

The Vernon Company is my back office (135 administration and production employees).  They handle all my invoicing and accounts payable, etc.

The Vernon Company’s AAA+ credit rating allows large orders to be placed with the factories without you needing to pay for the order upfront.

The company’s volume and longterm relationships with factories means better prices.

If you want to set up your custom company store, first you and I get clear on what you want your company store to be, and then Vernon tech support and I can make it happen.

Your brand is protected because The Vernon Company only offers products that are safety compliant.  (read more about safety compliance)

Here is The Vernon Company’s official About Us page

I back you up – and The Vernon Company backs me up!

Gretchen is part of The Vernon Company, with a AAA+ credit rating, big buying clout and support staff read more …

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2127 Kawana Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Advertising Specialty Institute
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