Get Results with Primary Source

  • Promote Your Brand
  • Reward Employees
  • Recruit Members
  • Thank Clients
  • Boost Sales
  • Increase Attendance
  • Support your Cause
  • Raise  Awareness

The value of promotional products is primarily the message they bring and how long that message lasts.  So to get the most return – whether you need more donations, more applicants or more sales – it’s important to choose the right product for that message. 

“We help our customers choose promotional products and business gifts for their marketing and special events, that will give them the results they’re looking for,” says Mary Anne Kennedy, owner and president of Primary Source, Inc. since 1997.  The choices are almost endless, so it’s important to narrow down the search by what will appeal to your audience, the occasion, your budget and what will hold the message or information so it will be in the hands of your potential customer.  Every promotional effort has a purpose, and it should give you great results!

Primary Source has one of the best showrooms of promotional product and executive gift displays in the state, where you can see examples of marketing campaigns and gift ideas.  Or check out the extensive selection in our website product search. Either way, you have experienced staff to assist and advise, and make sure your products are customized with perfection and delivered on time. 




Mary Anne Kennedy


Mary Anne bought Primary Source from the retiring owner after working as a sales representative for 6 years.  She promotes the business and promotional product marketing throughout Iowa and beyond.  “Even though our showroom is in Des Moines, we can serve clients all over the country with the ease of the Internet and direct shipping from our suppliers.”  Mary Anne is active in the business community through many chambers of commerce, networking groups and volunteer activities.  Notable achievements:

  • Member of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Iowa Chapter - awarded 2016 Woman Business Owner of the Year 
  • Former president of W. Des Moines Chapter ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) – awarded Woman of the Year 2009
  • Ambassador for Clive, IA and West Des Moines, IA Chambers of Commerce
  • Clive Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 2008
  • Member of The Business Warriors women’s group
  • Graduate of W. Des Moines Leadership Academy 2011
  • Member is good standing of Better Business Bureau

KayDee Walker


KayDee joined Primary Source is June of 2016 and she brings her organization skills to our operations of bookkeeping, files and sample collection.  She keeps us moving forward with processing of all invoices, statements, accounts payable and accounts receivable.  Please contact KayDee with any questions regarding shipping or billing.

Patti France 


Patti has been with Primary Source for over 10 years and she is our go-to resource for all phases of a customer project.   She is an expert in product research and communication to our customers and suppliers.  She handles the many details and even challenging  situations to make the end result a happy client.  Contact Patti if you need help finding a specific product – she will track it down and find all the information to customize it for your business or non-profit organization.

Ron Kennedy 


Ron has been with Primary Source since 2011, after retiring from the steel and tubing industry.  Sales was in his blood, so he needed to continue to serve customers.  He has found that providing business solutions with promotional products and logo apparel is much more fun than selling a truckload of steel.  Ron’s specialty is servicing the manufacturing and agriculture related businesses.

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