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Giftbeat Names Primitives by Kathy #1 in Dishtowels and #2 in Pet

September 2019

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

August 2019

Gift Shop Magazine Highlights the Friendship Heart Gallery Collection

July 2019

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

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Giftbeat Names Primitives by Kathy #2 in Wall Decor

June 2019

Primitives by Kathy Reveals New Mission Statement

March 2019

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

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Primitives by Kathy Shares the 2019 Baby Trend Forecast in Gift Shop Magazine

January 2019

Gift Shop Magazine turned to Primitives by Kathy as the industry resource for the growing baby gifting market

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Primitives by Kathy Launches Kathy’s Circle of Friends as an official 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

November 2018

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

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Primitives by Kathy Ranks 59 on the Central Penn Business Journal Top 250 Private Companies

August 2018

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.

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New Las Vegas Showroom Opens for Summer 2018

August 2018

The new showroom on Floor 7 of Building C features the full line of products and creates an enhanced shopping experience.

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Primitives by Kathy makes Debut at Global Pet Expo

March 2018

Showcasing a growing Pet Collection including décor, gifts and functional pet accessories.

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Primitives by Kathy Recognized on Inc. 5000 List

August 2017

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.

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Primitives by Kathy named to 2017 top 100 Private Companies List by Central Penn Business Journal

July 2017

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

July 2017

For the 10th year in a row, Primitives by Kathy was listed among Central Penn Business Journal's "50 Fastest Growing Companies"

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Giftware News Celebrates Primitives by Kathy’s 20th Year

June 2017

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

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#1 Wholesaler in Home Décor

June 2017

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.

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Primitives by Kathy Sponsors Third UDS Service Puppy

April 2017

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.

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PBK's 20th Anniversary Highlighted in Gift Shop Magazine

January 2017

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.

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UDS Names PBK Business of the Year

October 2016

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

September 2016

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

August 2016

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!

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#2 in the Fabric-Themed Category

October 2015 - giftBEAT | Reprinted with permission of Giftbeat,

©2015 | www.giftbeat.com

Primitives by Kathy made the top ten in the Fabric-Themed category of giftBEAT's October 2015 issue, ranking in at #2! We are also ranked #4 in the Wine-Themed category!

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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.

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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.

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Topping the Charts - #1 in Signs and Plaques and #2 in Kitchen-Related Category

July 2015 - giftBEAT | Reprinted with permission of Giftbeat,

©2015 | www.giftbeat.com

Store owners nationally and regionally voted for their top selling Message Gift Items and Primitives by Kathy Ranked #1.

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Topping the Charts - #1 in the Home Decor Category

June 2015 - giftBEAT | Reprinted with permission of Giftbeat,

©2015 | www.giftbeat.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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