With several decades of combined experience in promotional marketing and custom-decorated apparel, Trojan Promotions is the leading promotional products firm in the Greater Grand Forks area. With clientele ranging from small businesses to large manufacturing firms, Trojan Promotions is equipped to handle any project, across any industry.

Trojan Promotions is an active member of both the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) and Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), as well as a member of the local Chamber of Commerce.

Our History

In 1990, Troy Nelson began working at his father’s start-up business forms company. There, he created a division that focused on advertising specialties and custom decorated apparel for the B2B market. In 2007 a spin-off made Nelson Specialties its own corporation. It was then time for a new name and a fresh logo. We were inspired by the legend of the ancient city of Troy and the imagery of a Trojan Horse.

Our Mission

Trojan Promotions specializes in bringing your ideas to life. Our expertise and experience in promotional marketing products, customized apparel, and related services enable us to work with a diverse clientele. Work here is done with a commitment to excellence and professionalism along with attention to accuracy, timeliness, and quality – so you can achieve your marketing goals.

Our Staff

Troy Nelson, MAS

President, Sales Manager

Troy has worked in promotional marketing since 1990. He leads the charge every day to ensure our clients always get the best from us. Although, he can’t wait to get out of here any chance he gets to go hunting or fishing.

Jessica Nelson

Business Manager

Jess works in A/P and A/R, as well as Marketing. Her Secret Wish: to be a Lavender Farmer. She and Troy live in the country and she would like a proper hobby farm one day.

Krisi Lund

Senior Production Manager

Krisi oversees our clients' company stores, programs and fulfillment centers. She’s been with Trojan for 10 years! It’s all snails and puppy dog tails in her world with her husband and 2 little boys at home.

Jessica Borowicz

Customer Service Manager

Jessica B. works with clients on their events, promotions, & decorated apparel programs. She hails from Stephen, and brings that famous “Minnesota Nice” every day, don’t-cha know?

Adam Violette

Embroidery Manager

Adam manages “The Shop” which houses our industrial embroidery machines. He is married with 2 kids & 2 dogs. He's a sports Fanatic. He roots for many, including the Vikings, the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Avalanche.

Phoebee Stensland

Graphic Artist

Phoebee does artwork for custom apparel, marketing, and social media. When she's not at a computer, behind a camera, or slouched over a sketchbook, you can usually find her playing pool or hanging out with her puppy, Finn.

Casey McWilliams

Production Coordinator

Casey, consistently the funniest guy at every office party, works at “The Shop” managing the production schedule (pre and post). He’s married with 2 kids, and UND Hockey (and pretty much every Boston pro team) are his faves.