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Cindy Monroe to step down from chief executive officer role Tracy Britt Cool, a former key deputy to Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is taking an ownership stake in Thirty-One Gifts. Kanbrick, the investment firm led by Britt Cool and co-founder Brian Humphrey, will become a partner and owner with Thirty-One Gifts founder Cindy Monroe, according…

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Thirty-One Gifts and the Harlem Globetrotters have joined the On Our Sleeves™ Movement, a national effort to transform children’s mental health. The movement, spearheaded by Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, was created to address the fact that one in five children is living with a mental condition. Organizations like Thirty-One Gifts and the Harlem Globetrotters are supporting the platform…

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A celebration of the powerful female founders who inspire, support and create accessible entrepreneurial paths. Ready or not, the direct selling industry is changing. Pushy sales tactics, promotions and sales pitches are out. What customers want and expect from brands is an organic feel to all of their interactions and an Instagram-worthy customer experience. Word-of-mouth…

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Cindy Monroe UTC Business Hall of Fame

Thirty-One Gifts founder and CEO Cindy Monroe was recently inducted into the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Gary W. Rollins College of Business Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Monroe, the founder of one the biggest direct marketing companies for women and the head of one the biggest minority-owned companies in Tennessee, attended the ceremony at…

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Thirty-One Gives

Thirty-One Gifts and its charitable program, Thirty-One Gives, has launched a spring fundraising campaign to transform mental health services for children in the U.S. and Canada. Now through May 31, Thirty-One Gives will focus on raising awareness to break mental health stigmas through kindness while raising funds to support critical life-changing mental health research at…

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RMHC

Thirty-One Gifts recently announced that both its corporate headquarters and distribution center will be relocating. The company will move its corporate headquarters from its current location near Easton in Columbus, Ohio, to New Albany, which is just northeast of Columbus, in early January 2019. About 300 people will move to the new headquarters. Cindy Monroe,…

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Baby by Thirty-One

Thirty-One Gifts, a Columbus, Ohio-based custom handbag and tote company, has launched Baby by Thirty-One, an online-only collection of specially designed diaper bags and thermals with baby-friendly personalization options available. Other items include nursery décor and organization favorites. “Moms have been using our Baby Product Line as baby diapers for years, and we’re thrilled to…

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Thirty-One Gifts

Thirty-One Gifts is committed to empowering women—whether consultants, customers, or young girls struggling with confidence and other issues. This passion to help women is driven by Founder and CEO Cindy Monroe, who began the company 15 years ago in her basement. Thirty-One specializes in personalized handbags, totes, duffle bags, lunch bags and other carryall products.…

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The real success stories in direct selling are as much about personal growth and self-improvement as they are about business. Take the story of Mary Kay Ash as a perfect example. Born in 1918 in Hot Wells, Texas, Ash went from housewife to door-to-door saleswoman to cosmetics mogul all in the span of about 25…

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