Author: Kelly Corbett

Wild Republic Founder Becomes Finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of The Year Award

G.B Pillai, founder of Wild Republic is a finalist for Ernst & Young’s (EY) Entrepreneur of The Year(EOY) 2017 Award in the Northeast Ohio region. The awards program, now in its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Pillai was selected for his commitment to providing nature-related toys and stuffed animals to kids to educate them about wildlife. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EOY National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EOY National Awards gala in Palm...

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ASTRA Reveals 2017 Winners of Excellence Awards

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) announced the 2017 winners of ASTRA’s Excellence Awards. The winners were Co-Owners Erin Blanton and Susan Blanton of Pufferbellies Toys and Books for Children in Staunton, VA for Retailer of the Year; HABA in Skaneateles, NY for Manufacturer of the Year; Kimberly Leakas from 24/7 Sales in New York, NY for Sales Representative of the Year; and Elizabeth Royall of Toy Travelers International in High Point, NC for the Young Professional Rising Star of the...

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Hasbro Launches Its First Gaming Subscription Service

Consumers can now sign up for Hasbro’s first subscription service, Hasbro Gaming Crate. This program offers an exclusive collection of games curated by Hasbro Gaming experts that will be delivered straight to subscriber doors every three months starting this fall. There are two types of crates, each containing three games. The Party Crate is packed with content geared toward college students, young adults, and parents who are looking to enjoy “adults-only” game nights.  The Family Crate offers games designed to be played together and enjoyed equally by kids and adults. In the first Party Crate, subscribers will receive the...

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