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The beginning... 

In today's increasingly competitive business world DoWilco maintains family values. We are a true family business. The idea of DoWilco Advertising Sales was conceived in 1960. Don Wilens, a gym teacher and basketball coach in the Chicago Public School system started making phone calls during his free period. He called area businesses and asked if they wanted to put their names and logos on pens, key chains and calendars. Don quickly had a roster of clients coveted by other large companies in the industry. Soon he had an office, an office manager, and a thriving advertising specialty business to which he devoted his full attention.

Currently...

It's now 50+ years later. Don is still plugging away. Our office manager, Nancy Finnigan, while technically not a Wilens, may as well be. Nancy brings a wealth of industry knowledge from both supplier and distributor perspectives. We have experienced sales people in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Who would have thought we'd still be selling pens, key chains, and calendars? As the industry evolves, DoWilco educates its customers to keep them informed of trends and any concerns. Today, DoWilco creates promotional products, not advertising specialties. In addition to promotional product counseling services DoWilco offers development of online company stores along with fulfillment of the products. We will warehouse five products or twenty five products for your company. DoWilco partners with the industry's most honorable suppliers to deliver innovative and expertly decorated products in a timely fashion to our customers.

Who we serve...

Over the years, DoWilco has worked with some of the most successful companies in Chicago: Blue Cross, Jim Beam, AON, Kraft Foods, CNA, Trustmark, Searle, Corrus Bank, TrippLite, MidAmerica Bank, Northern Trust, Rosen Automotive Group, North Federal Savings, Lawson Products, Federal Life, ITW, and Santa Fe Railroad are the tip of the iceberg. The industry is much more than pens, key chains, and calendars. However, basic principles have not changed. Our formula:

The right product + the right message + delivered at the right time = a successful promotion with positive quantifiable results.