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Your Full-Service Creative Partner

We are your full-service creative promotional partner and our vision was to build a company to service our clients while distinguishing ourselves in the industry with our creative approach.

Have you ever wondered how can you find really cool swag for your events, without spending countless hours researching? 

That’s what we do!
For over the past two decades we have been working hand-in-hand with top companies nationwide to create exciting promotional materials for trade shows, seminars and more, that help connect their companies to their target market


Finding the right merchandise is hard work!
Ordering it yourself online it’s extremely time-consuming, and can lead to costly misunderstandings. 

When quality, function, and design are important to your company, it’s best to avoid taking chances and work with KSM Promotions.

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Mike Polisner

Mike Polisner

President

Our Story

Mike Polisner first opened KSM Promotions back in 1996 in the Chicagoland area with a background in marketing and communications. Mike always loved coming up with unusual and creative ideas for client events and employee programs that set them apart from their competitors. Starting the business in a 400 square foot office and a few high-profile clients, the need to add team members and a larger facility arose. Mike is grateful to have a great team of trustworthy professionals our clients can rely on, as trusted marketing partners.

When Mike isn’t servicing clients, you can find him competing on the tennis court, working out, and spending time with his wife, three children, and their cavachon Joey.

Ready to have some fun? Wendy Riback is always having fun because she loves what she does….and gives 200% to every project and client.

Wendy started selling promotional products over 18 years ago – when her daughter was just 2 months old— partnering with her clients to help them achieve their promotional marketing goals. Consider Wendy your promotional products personal shopper. She can help you find just the right items to support your marketing efforts. Whether you need trade show giveaways to create booth traffic or thank you gifts for clients or business associates. She is constantly seeing new items or twists on old items. She can put your logo on just about anything — from A (awards) to Z (zipper pulls)!

On Time. On Budget. On Strategy. Wendy’s your girl!

When she isn’t working with clients Wendy enjoys spending time with her family including her 2 teenagers (very supportive hockey goalie mom!), reading, and participating in group exercise classes. She is also a foodie who loves to cook and entertain.

Wendy Riback

Wendy Riback

Promotional Marketing Consultant

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein

Promotional Marketing Consultant

Jeff Stein creates promotional products for companies all over North America. For almost a decade, Jeff has helped clients from billion dollar companies to elementary schools find the right item.
His background includes a dozen years as a professional broadcaster in the Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science from the University of Indianapolis with emphasis in marketing, media,
and communications.

When he’s not helping clients, he’s a member of Toastmasters International, been a TEDx Presenter, and can be wishing he drafted better for his fantasy football team.

Derek has been with KSM Promotions for over 20 years developing client relationships. He is intensely interested in presenting new and exciting products that relate to his clients’ industries. Derek takes great pride in connecting with clients on a personal level, learning about their interests and educating himself in those “interests” so he can connect with them in a unique way.

Derek Simon

Derek Simon

Promotional Marketing Consultant

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