Ultimate Promotions is family business owned and operated by the Davidiuk family. Craig Davidiuk is the third generation in his family to be involved in the lapel pin business that was started in 1971 by his Grandfather, Marwood. In 2012, Craig purchased the family business (formerly called Juniper Emblems) and he ushered in a drastic change in business model. The company started importing lapel pins and medals and began offering promotional products to a national clientele. Many of our customers have been with us for decades and they span every industry sector, non-profit or sport type.
We try to balance the online capabilities of our large online competitors and offer the same service and relationship building that goes on in a small town. At Ultimate Promotions, you can expect intelligent suggestions and top notch service.
We managed to find Melissa at just the right time. She was wanting out of the Lower Mainland at the same time we were looking for Girl Friday in our new 100 Mile House location. So we all moved up at the same time in pursuit of the good life! Currently Melissa handles all sales inquiries, supplier relationships and finance. Previous to working with us she was a newspaper reporter at Peace Arch News . She is the mother of two young children.
Craig Davidiuk was introduced to the promotional products industry as a kid through his family's lapel pin and medal manufacturing business in Alberta. In the early 90's he heeded the call to 'go west, young man' and a move to Vancouver, BC to study Media Resources from Capilano University. Stints as an educational video producer and graphic designer in Vancouver during the late 90's, exposed him to other aspects of the advertising industry and creative community. A In the 2000's he returned to the family business and continues to operate Ultimate Promotions today. After 16 years in Squamish, the Davidiuk family moved the business to 100 Mile House in 2015.
Volunteers With: 100 Mile Nordics, Communications
Shannon Sealock has worked with the Davidiuk family for 20 years. She quietly toils away in the background creating eye-popping art proofs and runs logistics on customer orders. Her “jedi-like” knowledge of lapel pins, graphic design and un-matched ability to extract tracking numbers from every supplier is legendary in our operation. She is also the mother to two boys, so nothing really gets past her. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, attends concerts and has been known to sing karaoke on Friday nights.
After various adventures in food service, make-up for film, banking, and teaching English in China, Courtney Driver whirled into Craig's life in 2006. It was love at first sight and they were married a year later. In 2014, Courtney and Craig had a son and in 2015 , they moved to 100 Mile House to raise the family and enjoy life. Currently she is pursuing an exciting new career in hairdressing at Village Hair Studio while managing the finances here. (check out those rainbow locks!)
Volunteers With: 100 Mile House Performing Arts, Board Member