About Karen


Karen is the President and Creative Director of BlueWater Business Promotions. A dual citizen of the USA and Canada, Karen started the company in Ontario, Canada in 2005, providing clients with personalized branding services including logo development, graphics, printed marketing materials, promotional items, signs/banners, website design and advertising campaigns.

BlueWater Business Promotions expanded into the USA, with a location in South Florida in 2014. Karen began partnering with First Financial in order to help her new clients in the USA obtain the financing they needed to cover the cost of marketing materials required when starting a new business. While working with First Financial to help fund her client’s projects, Karen decided to learn more about SBA and other business loans and became a business loan processor herself.

As the Director of Client Services for First Financial, Karen is now working with several franchisors to help their franchisees get the business loans they need to get started or to expand their already existing business. Karen enjoys being able to assist in the entire process from the first conversation about different loans with the franchisee, through the application process to final funding.

Once business owners have the funds they need, Karen can then assist with the marketing details necessary for launch or expansion. Whether the job is a simple brochure, a large multi-page catalog, product labels, direct mail post cards, or an ongoing advertising campaign, Karen will work with her clients to help achieve the goals they set for the advancement of their business.

First Financial and BlueWater Business Promotions are the perfect pair for servicing the needs of small businesses.