Our Company

Birch Tree Promotions brings business savvy, marketing experience, industry knowledge and creative problem solving to one place. We are a family company, dedicated to building clients who return time and time again because we listen, follow through, and take care of them with a Gold Standard of customer service.

We have created employee motivation and reward campaigns, international conference materials and non-profit campaigns for our clients. We have literally sourced the world, and we know the best products, the best sources and the shipping and delivery quirks of countries on every continent.

Birch Tree Promotions will find the least expensive, best looking, or most amazing hand crafted products to provide you with a real, tasteful solution that will make you look like a genius!

Our Team

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Katie Basson, President and Founder

Katie founded Birch Tree Promotions in 2006 after years of experience in sales and management. She has created a company that truly stands out from the crowd; one that partners with clients to produce truly meaningful advertising promotions. Her high expectations for client service, and her keen eye in selecting smart products reflective of each client’s brand has attracted nationally known companies. Katie’s warm personality, dogged pursuit of real solutions, and tireless work ethic make her a favorite with the companies who hire Birch Tree, and she treats each-big and small-equally. Pose a question about a product, or ask for a solution to a campaign, and she will eat, drink, and sleep that challenge until she delivers a great solution. She is passionate about her business and her life. Katie holds degrees in English and Psychology including an MA from Simmons College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.


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Connie Wilder, Vice President/Treasurer, Special Events Expert

Connie brings savvy, shrewd business acumen, public relations and marketing expertise to Birch Tree. She serves as senior advisor to the company with specific emphasis on long range planning, client/meeting consultations, and public relations. She has over 40 years’ experience in communications, including a stint in a large city’s Mayor’s office, which benefits clients because she understands corporate dynamics firsthand! Connie is also an author. Her first book Above and Beyond Wellfleet: A memoir about welcoming life recounted how she recovered from the death of her husband. Her second book is about how to accept change as we age.

“The standard by which Birch Tree Promotions measures its success is whether our clients would recommend our services,” says Connie. “That is how our business has grown—because one extremely satisfied client recommends us to the next.”

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Jane Petty, Project Manager

Jane joined the marketing and promotional world when she was in high school and her neighbor, Katie, was working tirelessly and single-handedly to run Birch Tree Promotions. Jane learned from the best, and is now at the point where organized project spreadsheets, mistake-free sales and purchase orders, and clients who are thrilled with their items aren't just in her dreams but in her reality. She loves taking a more behind-the-scenes role at Birch Tree by helping to keep projects and deadlines organized, triple checking details on our orders, and communicating with the factories. Jane has an equal love in her heart for getting to work directly with clients and diving deeper into projects when she has the time to (aka summer vacation)!



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Jeanne Ellen Monkiewicz, Office Manager

Jeanne Ellen makes the office run smoothly and effortlessly in every area! A bright smile and happy outlook make us all eager to get down to work. Her knowledge of business and wearing many hats comes naturally as a she has worked the receptionist desk to accounts receivables in a successful waste systems management firm. We love the fun and hard work she brings to the business and sets a clear path in streamlining procedures to make the office more efficient. Jeanne Ellen is the love that makes Birch Tree grow bigger and stronger every year!




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Molly Hoare, Accounting

Molly joins Birch Tree as our accounting expert and chief supplier of all good treats big and small. We always appreciate the advice on all the finances in and out of the shop. Molly has worked tirelessly as a small business owner for many successful industries and never fails to delight us with her quick wit, humor and compassion. Always a kind heart, Molly solves complex issues and her customer rapport is extraordinary. A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, an avid tennis player, Molly understands the numbers and enables us to run in the green. The Birch Tree way!