Creating Memorable Moments: Melissa Kontir's Story of Purposeful Branding
Business Builder Way Ft. Craig Leary
In this episode, we are joined by Melissa Kontir, Owner of TCB Promotions.
Welcome back, business builders! In this episode of "Business Builder Way," we have the pleasure of hosting Melissa Kontir, the founder of TCB Promotions. Melissa shares her inspiring journey, beginning with her upbringing in a small town in Northern New Jersey, where she learned the value of hard work and self-sufficiency.
Despite college not being on her family's radar, Melissa defied expectations and pursued a degree in advertising. After gaining valuable experience in the promotional advertising industry, she decided to start her own company focused on purposeful promotional products. Melissa's mission is to elevate the industry by ensuring that every item has a meaningful purpose. But that's not all—she also emphasizes the importance of impacting the lives of her staff and fostering their growth and success. Join us as we dive into Melissa's story and explore the world of TCB Promotions in this exciting episode of "Business Builder Way."
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About Melissa In This Episode
Melissa Kontir was born and raised in Northern New Jersey, specifically in Hoboken. Growing up in a small town that was undergoing a transformation, Melissa's community was a melting pot of different cultures and immigrants, including German, Irish, and Italian families. Coming from a hardworking background, Melissa's family instilled in her the importance of dedication and self-reliance. They emphasized the significance of being a productive member of society and valuing hard work.
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