Markë One (PPAI 599808, D3), based in Kansas City, Missouri, is expanding its reach into the Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri, markets. The distributor has announced that JP Promotions is joining Markë One to serve new and existing customers in mid‐Missouri.

“This is the first step in Markë One’s expansion,” says President Todd Rasmussen. “Our goal is to offer marketing supply chain technology to mid‐size clients in the Midwest, and expanding to serve clients in Columbia and Jefferson City is a logical first step.”

With the expansion, JP Promotions customers will gain access to Markë One’s marketing supply chain software and the combined procurement power of the two companies. The addition of JP Promotions gives Markë One a presence in St. Louis, Kansas City, and the Columbia and Jefferson City areas. It also brings Rasmussen back to his roots. Joanie Payne‐Farr, president of JP Promotions, gave Rasmussen his first job. “We’re excited to get back to Jeff City where we have family,” says Rasmussen. “For me, personally, it’s a full circle. It’s also a great first step in a larger acquisition plan as we grow in the next three to five years.”

Payne‐Farr will stay on with the company and will continue to handle sales in the mid‐Missouri area. She says, “I’m super excited to work with the team at Markë One, which will provide JP Promotions clients with software and support to further their promotion needs.”