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Gift Shop Plus Editor Features PBK “Always a Fighter” Benefit Socks in Trend Report: For A Good Cause
100% of the proceeds from the sale of this pair of socks are donated directly to Help the Fight. Help the Fight is a non-profit organization that provides supportive funding for those diagnosed with breast cancer. For more information about this cause, please visit www.helpthefight.org. Over $12,000 raised to date!
Gift Shop Plus Editor Features PBK “Beautiful” Sunflower Garden Flag in Trend Report: Marigold
Original artwork created at the Friendship Heart Gallery in downtown Lancaster, PA by artists with intellectual disabilities and autism, this double-sided polyester garden flag features a sunflower field design.
Friday Finds: Top Gear for RV Campers
With the mobile lifestyle still going strong in 2021, retailers may want to try out a display of RV camper gifts. This ‘Never Stop Exploring’ chalk sign can bring adventurous personality to an RV’s decor.
Teacher Box Sign & Sock Set Featured on Parents.com
17 Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Ideas That Are Way Better Than Another Gift Card
Gifts & Decorative Accessories Editors Pick LOL Socks as Work-From-Home Essential
“These are my working-from-home” socks add cozy warmth and quirky office humor to the teleworker’s normal business day.
Giftbeat Names Primitives by Kathy #1 in Dishtowels Category
The retailers have voted Primitives by Kathy into this coveted position, as well as top 5 for Message & Inspirational category in the September issue.
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Giftbeat Names Primitives by Kathy #2 in Dishtowels
The retailers have voted Primitives by Kathy into this coveted position, as well as top 5 for wall décor in the June issue.
Kathy's Circle of Friends nonprofit sends more than 170 care packages to adults with special needs..
Coronavirus in China is hitting one Lancaster home-décor firm; here’s how it’s adjusting its business.
Fig Magazine Features Primitives by Kathy in a Community Story about the Legacy of the Lancaster company.
Lancaster Legacies: Primitives by Kathy
Interview with Kathy Phillips, CEO and Founder of Primitives by Kathy
Giftbeat Names Primitives by Kathy #1 in Dishtowels and #2 in Pet
The retailers have voted Primitives by Kathy into two coveted positions in the September issue
Giftbeat Names Primitives by Kathy #1 in Humor and Whimsy Gifts
Gift Shop Magazine Highlights the Friendship Heart Gallery Collection
The Friendship Heart Gallery Collection is a collaborative collection of original art with purpose – providing opportunity through the arts to adults with intellectual disabilities and autism
Giftbeat Names Primitives by Kathy #2 in Wall Decor
Primitives by Kathy Reveals New Mission Statement
Aligning with Kathy’s passion for giving back, the new mission statement “Combining our passion for creativity with our culture of caring” was revealed company wide along with a celebration of Kathy’s Journey
Primitives by Kathy Shares the 2019 Baby Trend Forecast in Gift Shop Magazine
Gift Shop Magazine turned to Primitives by Kathy as the industry resource for the growing baby gifting market
Primitives by Kathy Launches Kathy’s Circle of Friends as an official 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
The social organization providing events and opportunities for adults with disabilities and autism supports the mission of Primitives by Kathy and passion for Giving back
Primitives by Kathy Ranks 59 on the Central Penn Business Journal Top 250 Private Companies
Primitives by Kathy is proud to announce their appointment to the Central Penn Business Journal Top 250 Private Companies List. This list represents the companies who have experienced year over year growth and continued success.
New Las Vegas Showroom Opens for Summer 2018
The new showroom on Floor 7 of Building C features the full line of products and creates an enhanced shopping experience.
Primitives by Kathy makes Debut at Global Pet Expo
Showcasing a growing Pet Collection including décor, gifts and functional pet accessories.
Primitives by Kathy Recognized on Inc. 5000 List
The recognition is awarded to the fastest growing privately held companies in America – and is a true testament to the dedication and passion of our team and customers.
Primitives by Kathy named to 2017 top 100 Private Companies List by Central Penn Business Journal
A team of passionate employees and creative development and superior customer service lead to another year on the list.
A Fastest-Growing Company for 10 Years In a Row
For the 10th year in a row, Primitives by Kathy was listed among Central Penn Business Journal's "50 Fastest Growing Companies"
Giftware News Celebrates Primitives by Kathy’s 20th Year
Giftware News featured the celebration of our 20th year in their May issue and insight into the story and also a peek behind the scenes of what goes on at Primitives by Kathy to ensure the success of our customers
#1 Wholesaler in Home Décor
Primitives by Kathy named #1 Wholesaler in Home Décor in June 2017 Giftbeat Magazine. The source for industry news and trends straight from the retailers themselves.
Primitives by Kathy Sponsors Third UDS Service Puppy
The “Puppies in Prison” Service Puppy Program by United Disabilities Services holds a special place in our hearts. Sponsoring a puppy to go through training to become a life-changing companion for someone in need is a cause we’re happy to participate in each time the opportunity presents itself.
PBK's 20th Anniversary Highlighted in Gift Shop Magazine
Gift Shop Magazine highlighted Primitives by Kathy in their 2017 Winter issue as we celebrate our 20th year. The article celebrated our success in the industry and shed light on our excitement for the future.
UDS Names PBK Business of the Year
Primitives by Kathy was named Business of the Year by the United Disabilities Services Foundation for their ongoing generous contributions to UDS and their Service Dog Program through sponsorships and benefit product donations.
Kathy Named Female Entrepreneur of the Year
Kathy Phillips was named Female Entrepreneur of the Year by the Lancaster Barnstormers. The program recognizes professional women in Lancaster, PA for the advancement of women in business and their contributions to their community.
Primitives by Kathy Named Finalist in 2016 Retailer Excellence Awards
Honoring the best in the industry – Primitives by Kathy took part in the 65th REA ceremony and celebrated their nomination as a best-in-class manufacturer by the customers and industry we serve.
2015 Fastest Growing Companies in Central PA
October 2015 - Central Penn Business Journal
Each year, the Business Journal sends out surveys to find the fastest-growing companies in Central Pennsylvania, then honors the top 50. Primitives by Kathy ranked #13 as the Fastest Growing Company in Central PA. This was the 9th year in a row we have made the list!
GDA Reveals 2015 REA Winners
August 2015 - Gift and Dec
NEW YORK - Gifts and Decorative Accessories' 64th Annual Retailer Excellence Award (REA) Winners were revealed during the annual, gala event at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Primitives by Kathy took home the Retailer's Choice Manufacturer of the Year award for the second consecutive year.
Topping the Charts - #1 in the Message Gifts Category
August 2015 - giftBEAT | Reprinted with permission of Giftbeat,
Store owners nationally and regionally voted for their top selling items. PBK finished in the following places this month.
NATIONAL CHARTS: SIGNS/PLAQUES - We placed first! NATIONAL CHARTS: KITCHEN RELATED - We placed second for our Kitchen Related LOL Towels.
Topping the Charts - #1 in the Home Decor Category
June 2015 - giftBEAT | Reprinted with permission of Giftbeat,
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For the second time in a row, Primitives by Kathy ranked #1 in the "Home Decor" category of giftBeat's magazine! Huge thanks to all of our retailers and employees at Primitives by Kathy.
PBK Named Nation's 25th Fastest-Growing Woman-Led Firm
May 2015 - Lancaster Online
Lancaster-based Primitives by Kathy has been named the nation's 25th fastest growing woman-led business. The eighth annual 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies ranking was compiled by the Women Presidents' Organization and American Express.
Women Presidents' Organization Unveils the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies Worldwide
May 2015 - Womens Presidents' Orginization
The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), in partnership with American Express Global Corporate Payments, the division of American Express serving the payment solution needs of middle market and large companies, today released the eighth ranking of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies. For just the second time, nominations were open to global entries.
Topping the Charts - #1 in Signs and Plaques and #4 in Kitchen-Related Category
February 2015 - giftBEAT | Reprinted with permission of Giftbeat,
©2015 | www.giftbeat.com
For the first time ever Primitives by Kathy made the top ten in the Kitchen-Related category of giftBeat's February 2015 issue, ranking in at #4!!! We are also ranked #1 in the Signs/Plaques category again!
2014 Retailer Excellence Awards
October 2014 - Gifts & Dec
It was a glorious summer evening for the 63rd annual Retailer Excellence Awards gala honoring the retailers, manufacturers' representatives and vendors in the gift and home industry for their achievements. Primitives by Kathy and its founder Kathy Phillips were bestowed the honor of the Retailers' Choice Manufacturer/Vendor of the Year award.
Central Penn Business Journal's 2014 Business of the Year
November 11, 2014 - Central Penn Business Journal
The Central Penn Business Journal's 2014 Business of the Year awards held on November 10th, 2014, honored area individuals and businesses that have gone above and beyond in their contributions to our business community. Primitives by Kathy won in the 51-100 Employees category.