After holding many successful marketing careers, Julie Kimball decided to go into business for herself by partnering with Welcomemat Services.
Julie is passionate about creating measurable results through direct marketing, and she is excited to use Welcomemat’s data-driven marketing services to help the small businesses in the suburbs that she grew up in and around.
Opening Date: October 2017
Location: Julie is now the second Welcomemat franchisee in the Chicago area! Julie’s territory includes the south and southwest suburbs from Beverly and Mount Greenwood on the north to Frankfort on the south and from Alsip west to Lemont.
Julie has more than 25 years of experience in advertising, business development and marketing careers. Most recently, Julie worked for MDR, a Dun & Bradstreet Company helping educational marketers connect with teachers and administrators. When Julie began working with a franchise consultant to explore the idea of starting a franchise, she was drawn to Welcomemat for the opportunity to use her background and skills to build her own local marketing agency and help grow local business.
“Working with Welcomemat Services allowed me to combine a lot of my background and skills in a positive way. I love the idea of getting people to visit a business, because getting to a customer before someone else does is the best way to create loyalty. All things considered, partnering with Welcomemat Services was a no brainer for me.”
-Julie Kimball, Welcomemat Franchisee
What Makes Evergreen Park the Perfect Market for Julie’s Welcomemat Business:
Julie absolutely loves her community in the Southwest Chicago suburbs. The warm, family-friendly vibe of the area creates a great deal of support for small business. From a business perspective, the area has seen a great deal of expansion in recent years; a lot of new businesses are moving in while existing businesses continue to do well. “There is a great blend of mom and pop shops and larger companies,” said Kimball.