Awards & Recognition


American Specialty Retailing Association 2013 Retailer Excellence Award


MSNBC’s Entrepeneur of the Week –Nov. 2013


Southern Living-“One of the South’s Best Toy Stores”-2011


Charleston City Paper- Best Toy Store-2011-2106


Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce-Milestone Award Finalist-2015


Charleston Giving Back –Award Finalist-2014


National SCORE Award-“Small for Profit Business of the Year”-2013


SCORE-Coastal Region –“SmallBusiness with Outstanding Citizenship”-2013


One of Charleston’s “Most Influential Women in Business”-2013


City of Charleston “Christine Osborne Day”-Mayor Proclamation-2013


One of the Most 50 Progressive People in Charleston-“The Fairy Godmother”-2012


Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine-Marketing Achievement Finalist-2011


This Year at Toy Fair-Step Out of the Box-2013

Retailers Tips for Regrouping after Holiday Rush-2012

The Toy Book-

Specialty Toy Retailer & Manufacturer Q&A- June 2016 Sellers & Trends -2015

Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine

Back to School Trends-2015

Brand Awareness-2014

Hottest Trends and Pricepoints for Plush -2014

Outlook and Marketing for Dress-up-2014

We Ask Question Columns-2012, 2013

Catering to Kids-2012

Souvenir, Gifts, and Novelties-Plush and Toys for Kids-2015

Charleston Home & Design Magazine-Young at Heart-2012

Playthings Magazine

Toy Safety-2016

Q4 Toys that sold well in comparison -2014

Toys for Special Needs-2011

Museums & More- Touch the Merchandise-2011

Richard Gottleib Blog- GO Big or Go Home-2011

Lowcountry Parent Magazine-Back to School Must Haves-2015

Mount Pleasant Works is Rooted in Passion

American Specialty Toy Retailing Association Blog-

Toys to Stock on Your Shelves for the New Year-2014


ASTRA-American Specialty Retailers Association‬‬
‪Board Member‬‬
Starting 1995

2014-ASTRA Retailer of the Year‬‬

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce‬‬
‪Board of Directors‬‬
Starting January 2015

Lowcountry Local First‬‬
‪Board Member,10% Shift Chairperson‬‬
Starting February 2009

TGTG-The Good Toy Group‬‬
‪Board Member‬‬
Starting 2014

Harbor Entrepreneur Center‬‬
Starting 2014

The Rob Company‬‬
‪Board Member‬‬
Starting 2014

‪Board Member‬‬
Starting 2014

‪Board of Advisors‬‬
Starting 2014

Neat-oh! ‬ International
‪Board of Advisors‬‬
Starting 2016

Story Club Games‬‬
‪Board of Advisors‬‬
Starting 2014


Celebrating Women Entrepeneurs Summit-Charleston,SC-Innovator Games-2016


College of Charleston-Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice Honors 205-“The Magic Never Ends”-2016,2015,2014


Clemson University-College of Business-“Find Your Entrepeneurial Passion”-2014


The Citadel-Entrepreneurship Theory- “Importance of Networking”, “Relationships are Important in Business”, “How to Deal with Failure in Business”-2016, 2015,2014


The Citadel- Child Development – “Play Makes a Difference”-2014,2013


American Specialty Toy Retailing Association Convention-Secrets to Running a Successful Toy Store-2015


King Street Marketing Group Small Business Lunch-Keynote Speaker-2015


The Southern C Summit Conference-Charleston,SC-Opportunities & Challenges Experienced with Growth of a Business-2015


Association for Fundraising Professionals-Charleston,SC-Keynote Speaker-How You Can Change the World-2015




The GOOD Business Summit-Charleston,SC-Location,Location, Location and

Marketplace of Ideas-2014


Charleston Marketing Association-How to Make MAGIC Happen in your Business”-



AARP and US Small Business Administration- Social Media and Online Marketing for Your Small Business-2013


Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce-Charleston,SC-Affordable Healthcare Act Impacting Small Business-2013


Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce-Leadership Class-Charleston,SC-Economic Development impacting Small Business-2013


Women at Work Charleston-Following YOUR Passion-2013


2012 Las Vegas Gift Market- The Art of Community Ties that Bind-Dynamic Marketing & Store Event Ideas


Lowcountry Business Network’s Breakfast & Business Event-Benefit Charity While Growing Your Business-2012


Mount Pleasant Business Association-Keynote Speaker-2012