With our next round of Leg Up recipients set to be announced in the September 2012 catalog, and a new crop of entries coming in by August 8, we’ve got Leg Up on our minds!
We’re excited to share that one of our most recent recipients, Meredith Restein from Moonrise Jewelry, is feeling the effects of her Leg Up! After being featured in our May catalog, Meredith has seen and embraced new opportunities. She reached out to us to let us know how things have changed since May.
“All of a sudden the perceived value of my products and my brand have gone way up and everyone in my community is talking about this! It’s like I’m a local celebrity all of a sudden! People now see Moonrise Jewelry has the potential to be a valuable contributor to the local economy, and it’s really inspired a lot of pride among my customers. I have talented women calling me all the time to see if I’m hiring (I’ll have the pick of the crop as I grow), and this Leg Up has already opened so many doors and connections that I would not have made otherwise. Tons of people have told me they find the story so inspiring and uplifting on a personal level because it shows that dreams really can come true… I think that’s a very hopeful message that people need and want to hear right now. So, I want to thank you and Sara again because this “Leg Up” you’ve given me is much bigger than just an endorsement for Moonrise Jewelry; it’s already had a ripple effect that has uplifted and energized a whole community and inspired other women to pursue their own dreams! In other good news, I’ve just moved and will be opening up my new store at 22 Strawberry St. in Cape Charles this weekend! Plan to have a big grand opening! Thanx, Spanx!”