In 1995, Connie was working for a small business in downtown Red Deer, which sold signage, rubber stamps, and advertising specialties, where she received her training on promotional products. When that business closed its doors, it was suggested to Connie that she start a home business, offering personalized service.
Advertise Yourself was established in 1996 to offer local businesses a wide range of advertising specialties, other than clothing. Starting with 22 suppliers, Connie has since expanded to 86 suppliers, including familiar names as BIC, 3M of Canada, and Papermate Pens.
The aim of Advertise Yourself is to offer a variety of non-wearable Specialties for Imprint, that can be used for Trade Shows, Gift Giving, Prizes & Awards, and to mark Special occasions.
Connie is an avid supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society and participates yearly in fundraising events. She also participates regularly in the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce events.