Dawn Candy is the founder and owner of I Promote You, a strategic marketing and promotional products company, operating since 2008. I Promote You offers a wide range of products and services, including promotional items, corporate apparel and gifts, printing, awards and incentive programs, event giveaways, marketing consulting, event logistics, and more.
Her passion for helping people has been the driving force and the primary focus for working hand in hand with customers of I Promote You. Creative and outside the box thinking has established I Promote You as a true "partner" rather than solely a "service provider." Dawn is a long-standing member of the Advertising Specialty Institute, Promotional Products Association International, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Montgomery County Alumni.
Establishing a career in marketing and owning her own business has been a dream come true and enabled Dawn to pursue her passion for the community by giving back to non-profit organizations close to her heart. She has also been able to use her expertise to help those organizations establish their brand and have a strong presence in the area. She is proud to have chaired the Capital Campaign that raised funds for the Montgomery County Food Bank to expand operations into their current 72,000 square foot building and to have founded the Greater Montgomery County Restaurant Association in 2008.
During the Coronavirus pandemic I Promote You was awarded the HUB certification by the state of Texas, and Dawn earned her Master Advertising Specialist certification. Both certifications will enable I Promote You to better serve her clients and community with the knowledge and expertise acquired.
After moving to Oak Ridge North in December 2016, Dawn began serving her new community on the Economic Development Corporation board as Vice-President and was recently appointed to the city council, Place 4, and serves the City as Mayor Pro Tem. She also currently holds board positions with the following organizations: Montgomery County Women’s Council of Organizations, Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW), and WISE (Women Inspiring and Supporting Entrepreneurs), where she is also the event coordinator. She volunteers for Iron Man, which benefits Interfaith of The Woodlands.
Dawn has been recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, receiving an award for Outstanding Community Volunteer in 2013, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the year in 2014 and recognized as a Woman of Distinction by MCABW in 2019 and by the Business Women’s Forum in 2012 and 2013.
She and her husband of 12 years, Randy Lovelace, have three adult children between them and seven beautiful grandchildren.