On the last day of the 2015 ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, local nonprofit KIDS (Kids In Distressed Situations) made its annual rounds to confirm any donations from show exhibitors. That’s when staff at Baby K’tan decided they would donate what could serve as an entire living room of furniture, including two futons, four side tables and six shelving units. Volunteers for K.I.D.S. collected the items and shipped them off to be used locally.
“Each year, we’ve seen some amazing donations by fellow exhibitors at the end of the show,” says Reina Christian, marketing manager at Baby K’tan. “We were absolutely honored and humbled to be able to participate as well. Philanthropy is an important part of our corporate culture, and this year we had the chance to serve local Las Vegas families with the much-needed furniture donation.”
Brainstorming for a re-launched booth at ABC 2016 is already underway at Baby K’tan.
A Letter from Baby K’tan President, Michael Chesal (pictured):
Happy New Year Baby K’tan Retailers !
It is with great excitement that we’d like to announce that your Baby K’tan representative starting this new year, 2015, will be Tracy Urban.
Tracy L. Urban has the privilege of representing some of the finest manufacturers, in various capacities, in the maternity, juvenile and natural products industry. It was because of her relationship with Dr. William Sears and his wife Martha that Tracy and her husband started a baby carrier manufacturing business in 1987. The Urbans sold their business in 2006.
Tracy then went to work teaching at the third largest birthing hospital in California. This put to use her certifications as a Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator, Happiest Baby Educator, and Basic Life Support.
In 2007 she was offered the opportunity to work as a Manufacturer’s Representative for a soft goods company in the baby industry. Once other manufacturers learned of her career shift, it wasn’t long before she had compiled a wonderful portfolio of companies/products to represent.
Tracy is a babywearing pro, and can help you, your staff and customers with all your Baby K’tan needs! She will be covering all Baby K’tan accounts in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Hawaii.
Here is Tracy’s contact information:
o. 951-461-7424 | t. 800-727-3683 | m. 951-704-5042 | f. 951-231-9817
And please remember, all purchase orders need to be submitted via your Baby K’tan representative.
We look forward to hearing from you soon and stocking your Baby K’tan carrier orders. Thank you for continued support and Happy 2015!
No better way to start the year for Baby K’tan, than by catching a tweet like this one from Broadway actress and singer, N’Kenge. Ensemble in Broadway’s “Motown-The Musical”. A perfect debut for the mothering “stage”. N’Kenge? You’ll rock this one too.
Welcome to 2015! The magic of turning the page of a calendar has happened again.
For some of you the end of 2014 couldn’t come quickly enough as it has been a real struggle. Business has been hard. I continue to be in awe of your resourcefulness and tenacity. Let me say, “Congratulations! You’ve Done It!”
For others of you 2014 was a fabulous year. It was the year of your launch. Some added locations, others expanded your store’s square footage. Wow! In either case, hard or fabulous, I love the spirit of the Entrepreneur.
At the launch of 2015 possibilities abound. (in truth they abound at the dawn of each new day – but this post is about the new year so….) They are available to every one of us. I absolutely adore the HOPE that arrives with a new year.
Speaking of which, I HOPE you’ve noticed the new look of my website. My sister, Shelly, built this for me. We have been collaborating on the things I wanted in a website for about 3 to 4 months. I’m so excited to roll it out on the 1st day of the new year. If you need help with your website or graphics or social media or email campaigns, Shelly is for hire. Just shoot me an email and I’ll get her contact information to you.
Let me leave you with one of my favorite quotes by Christopher Reeve:
Baby K’tan introduces their newest addition, the Baby K’tan Active. A baby carrier made out of a hi-tech performance fabric. Baby K’tan Active provides a unique cooling effect plus moisture control for baby and caregiver.
This super-soft moisture wicking fabric will keep you cool and dry while also blocking sunlight so baby’s delicate skin is protected. Proven to reduce the wearer’s body temperature by 2-3° over other fabrics, the Baby K’tan Active offers the ultimate comfort for carrying baby!
Baby K’Tan Active will be launching in 2 great colors–Salmon and Ocean Blue for $59.95 retail.