Jerico Promotions was started by Jerry Oldenburg in September 1992. His passion was to serve the promotional and marketing needs of California's Central Valley. Jerry quickly built an amazing company with a foundation of enthusiasm and hard work. He served his clients until 2004, when he handed down Jerico to his good friend Bruce McAlister.
Bruce was new to the Promotional Products Industry yet eager to fill Jerry's shoes. He added an experienced sales and marketing reresentative, Evie Sterner, in late 2004. Bruce and Evie made a great duo continuing to provide quality products and services.
As Bruce faced many family and health challenges over the next few years, Evie and her husband Steve became the owners of Jerico in 2007. Evie enthusiastically served Jerico's clients as Steve furthered his career in the Healthcare Industry.
Jerico remained successful during the economic downturn and couldn't pass up the opportunity to bring on Barbara Hankins in 2010.
Jerico Promotions is excited to offer excellent programs and products coupled with outstanding service throughout the West Coast!
This year marks my twenty-third anniversary in sales and marketing. Time flies when you are having fun! My career began as a sales and marketing representative in my home state of Florida in 1994. It continued even when we made the move to California in 1998. Jumping into promotional marketing at Jerico in 2004 and taking ownership of Jerico in 2007 blessed me with greater opportunities to take my career to the next level.
The best advancements in my career were completing my Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) in 2012 & now my Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certification with PPAI in 2018. A part of my certification includes continued investment in topics like product safety and compliance, the newest trends in apparel decorating, and staying current with social media marketing. As there are less than 1,300 of us in the US, this shows my commitment to my clients and means you are dealing with a company who takes promoting your business seriously.
As a business owner and mom of six, three two-legged kids and three four-legged kids, there is never a dull moment. But, I wouldn't trade any of it. I love having the ability to take care of my family when they need me and, owning Jerico, I have that privilege while still doing what I love. In my spare time I like working on projects around my house, sitting by the pool, and hanging out with my husband, Stephen.
Promotional Marketing Consultant
While I have had a variety of jobs, customer service has always been the central focus of my professional life. Working in retail sales for several years taught me a lot about human interaction and how to bring out the best of any situation. Being a state certified Financial Aid Officer from 2000-2004 allowed me to grow my skills in communication and strategic planning. All of this built a solid foundation for my promotions and marketing career.
It's been nearly a decade since I began in the Promotional Marketing Industry. I worked for a local promotional group from 2004-2010 and have been with Jerico ever since. It really is the perfect career for me. I love the fun and excitement of promotional products, and providing great customer service for marketing is second nature after my previous jobs.
When I'm not making the world a better place with promotional products, I enjoy working outside in my garden and really love to travel. Cruises are the best way to explore and see the world. I have been on boats to Alaska, the Carribean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Panama Canal. At home, my own little world is blessed with my husband, our grown son, and our two dogs. One of the dogs is mine and my husband's. I say I have two dogs because I do dote on my son's furry child also.