Opened in 1971, Closic’s Baby & Teen has grown to become the largest children’s furniture and accessories retailer in Delaware Valley. The two-story, 14,000 square-foot showplace prides itself in making new and growing families feel at home. The first floor is dedicated to infants and the nursery, while the second floor is geared toward children and young adults. Zora Sawyer shares how she “grew” into owning and managing Closic’s and how being a good listener has helped her satisfy customers with children, from crib to college.
With Chicago’s Top Celebrity Chefs Saturday, July 24, 6-8pm
The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® hosts its “Shop Late Night” charity shopping event on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Attendees of the “Late Night” will enjoy an evening of late night shopping, celebrity chefs, international wines and great entertainment.
Shop Hop Productions announces the Baby Shop Hop, an online shopathon that provides Baby Industry Businesses a guaranteed way to grow their business while giving back to the community, and gives Shop Hoppers a reason to shop for a cause.
The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® is proud to announce that Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream will lead the keynote presentation at this year’s July Market, on Monday July 26.
With Father’s Day quickly approaching on June 20th, The Giggle Guide® has gathered a mountain of manly goodies for show and sell! While today’s dads don’t have to hunt woolly mammoths for dinner, they certainly don’t cave in when it comes to child-rearing responsibilities. Daddy Cakes, Diaper Dude, Poo-Pourri, and Air Hogs know best when it comes to awesome Dad’s Day gifts that help all the pops have a blast, while they perform their fatherly functions with ease.
“You have a gifted imagination,” is a praise-worthy complement that young children used to hear a lot from teachers and parents. Before the current home computer, video gaming, and iPod revolution, generations of kids were inspired by dawn-to-dusk outdoor neighborhood adventures and creative play with blocks, models, “army” men, tea parties, crafts and board games. Enthusiastic about these “good ole’ days” of playtime powered by active imaginations, Lisa Pearce and Wendy Scarbrough, both kids at heart, opened their Gifted Imaginations store last year. The store is a kid’s dream playroom filled with traditional wooden toys, puzzles, games and more.
Lisa Malcic’s seven-year-old son may have some explaining to do when, down the road, his friends discover he was both the inspiration behind, and model for, the revolutionary Pee-pee Teepee.
“My poor son, he’ll have to have Pee-pee Teepee therapy,” joked Malcic, who created the amusing spout guard about seven years ago in response to the diaper-changing dilemma encountered by many parents of newborn boys. Every time Malcic and her husband took off their son’s diaper, he immediately peed on them before they could get the next one on.
Help your customers avoid travel nightmares! Whether simply driving to the local park, or navigating unfamiliar GPS routes on a summer road trip, parents need to be extra organized when getting out and about with babies and kids in tow. The Giggle Guide® encourages you to stock up on and suggest terrific travel essentials like Chicco car seats, Itzy Ritzy car seat covers, Dandelion toys and teethers, organicKidz thermal bottles, and Mrs. Smith diaper bags. These nifty products turn any trip away from the comforts of home into a pleasure cruise!