Dreamcatcher business catching on, expands to SK
- Jeanelle Mandes | January 06, 2015
Dennis Cameron and his wife Michelle recently celebrated the grand opening of their Regina office for their business Dreamcatcher Promotions.
Since forming their business in 2012, they have created a head office in Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve and also have a showroom in Winnipeg. They decided to branch out into Saskatchewan to expand their opportunity. “We want to show people that it can be done, you can succeed and own your own business,” said Cameron, a former Chief.
Dreamcatcher Promotions does customized embroidery, screen printing, and full printing services for calendars. “We pretty much do the decorating of apparel such as jackets, t-shirts, hoodies, tracksuits, hats, scarves and a wide variety of clothes, we can customize it,” says Cameron. “We also do promotional products such as pens, cups, lanyards, and frisbees and pretty much anything that corporate industries want to use to promote itself.”
The couple both had the dream of owning their own business and helping the youth. Cameron says they also customize athletic uniforms of all types from hockey to baseball including uniforms in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) held this past summer in Regina.
“I’m proud to say we were one of the corporate sponsors... we donated 5000 of the athletes bags. We did a variety of the merchandise apparel they were selling during the games,” says Cameron.
He says one of his business philosophies is to give back to the communities because that is how he was raised and to respect tradition.
“Some of my competitors think I’m crazy for doing that but it’s just who I am. I know some of the obstacles that the communities have to deal with,” he adds.
Cameron says what sets them apart from other companies is their pricing. He says they are more considerate and aware of the situations on First Nation communities with budget restraints.
“I’m in a position to help accommodate and ensure that our young kids are dressed nice and have that full apparel,” he says. “I remember growing up myself; I looked like a Christmas tree. I had different coloured socks and we had the old jerseys. Everybody else came out looking all nice and we’re awe wish we could’ve be like that,” he says laughing.
This past Christmas, they offered a winter special and put together a winter package at an affordable price. The couple hopes to expand their business ‘Dreamcatcher Promotions’ to Saskatoon and Prince Albert to create employment for others.