Our Story

The decision was made. On the fourth of July weekend, 2006, Katie would launch a promotions company, done her way. Katie was at her family cottage in Friendship, Maine - the dark sky settled in for the night. She looked out the window, and there in the forest were two birch trees glowing in the moonlight. Birch Tree Promotions was born at that moment. Today, Birch Tree’s quaint Newburyport, MA office bustles with creative client conversations, ideation, and orders. 

Our Company

Birch Tree is a women-owned boutique gift company. Every decision is made with your brand in mind. We carefully consider sustainability and impact on our planet. Birch Tree goes above and beyond to earn and retain your trust, because we respect our client and the recipient of the gift.


Our Team

Katie Basson, President & Founder

 

Katie has created a company that truly stands out from the crowd; one that partners with clients to produce meaningful gifts. 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 and tireless work ethic have built a company that leaves a lasting impression. She is passionate about her business and her life. Katie holds degrees in English and Psychology, including a Master of Arts from Simmons College.

 

 

 


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, emphasizing long-range planning, client/meeting consultations, and public relations. Connie is also an author - her first book, Above and Beyond Wellfleet: A memoir about welcoming life after loss, recounts how she recovered from the death of her husband. Her second book is underway.

 


Jeanne Ellen Monkiewicz, Office Manager

 

Jeanne Ellen ensures that the office runs smoothly by streamlining procedures to make things more efficient. A bright smile and a happy outlook make us all eager to work. Jeanne Ellen is instrumental to Birch Tree’s growth and success.

 


Molly Hoare, Accounting

 

Molly is our accounting expert and supplier of all good treats, big and small. Always a kind heart, Molly solves complex issues with extraordinary customer rapport. Molly understands the numbers and enables birch tree to run in the green. 

 


Allissa Carroll, Project Manager

 

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Emma Monkiewicz, Project Manager

 

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Sebastian

 

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