MARCO Ideas Unlimited
celebrated its 55th
anniversary in October. A family-owned business, MARCO is known for innovative ideas to promote business and industry through the use of promotional products including awards, apparel and imprinted gifts. MARCO was founded in 1959 by Margaret Custer Ford, a single working mother who started the business by selling safety awards and advertising specialties to local lumber mills. Ford’s daughter, Nancy Gudekunst, became president in 1995, and Nancy’s son, Tom Gudekunst, is now the sales manager.