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Maxine Clark

10 Businesses You Didn't Know Were Started By Women

Maxine Clark came up with the idea for Build-A-Bear Workshop after shopping with a 10-year-old who questioned why she couldn't just make her own stuffed toy when she couldn't find one she liked. Clark t urned the idea into a business when she opened the first Build-A-Bear ...

Build-A-Bear's Maxine Clark offers advice in Fortune

Build-A-Bear Workshop Build-A-Bear Workshop Latest from The Business Journals Follow this company founder and CEO Maxine Clark tells the story of how she founded the company and offers business advice in the March 19 issue of Fortune. Clark traces her history with the May Co. ...

Advice From Children Worth $4 Billion

Founder and Chief Executive Bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Maxine Clark, 63, didn’t initially set out to re-invent retailing for the 21st century. Clark says she was simply shopping with a friend’s daughter for a stuffed animal when a light bulb clicked on in her head about ...

Build-a-bear's new store concept wants you to choose, love, stuff and fluff with high-tech (video) -...

"Build-A-Bear Workshop invented experiential mall-based retailing 15 years ago and has been the leader in providing interactive experiences for kids of all ages," said Maxine Clark, Build-A-Bear Workshop founder and chief executive bear. "Since our inception, over 100 million stuffed ...

Maxine Clark assisting 'Monster Coat' startup

Maxine Clark, founder and former CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, is now assisting a St. Charles-based startup that makes furry "Monster Coats" for children. Clark, who stepped down as Build-A-Bear's chief executive earlier this year, invested in the startup after seeing the coat...

Maxine Clark invests in education-tech startup

Maxine Clark is making good on her promise to help advance public education, by investing seed funding in an education-tech startup. The founder and CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, who in January announced plans to step down from the company, is one of four investors who contributed a ...

Build-A-Bear's Maxine Clark denies WSJ report on change at top

Build-A-Bear Workshop CEO Maxine Clark said she’s not going anywhere, after The Wall Street Journal reported today that the company may be considering a change at the top. According to the report, the St. Louis-based toy retailer met with executive-search firms this week in New York in ...

Build-A-Bear Workshop posts $17 million loss for 2011

“While our annual net retail sales were essentially flat with the prior year, I am disappointed to report a decrease in our fourth quarter sales after the increases we achieved in the second and third quarters,” said CEO Maxine Clark. “Our key holiday products tied into major theatrical ...

High-tech apprentice program expands to St. Louis

While its efforts so far remain modest, the organization has attracted some boldface names in the local business community, including Build-A-Bear Workshop founder Maxine Clark, who serves on Enstitute's local board of directors; and Tom Hillman, a self-described "serial entrepreneur" ...

Build-A-Bear profits with gift cards, marketing

The marketing is focused on the “brand experience,” CEO Maxine Clark told the Business Journal. “(The) investment has driven growth in our retail and comparable store sales in the first quarter.” On Thursday, the St. Louis-based retailer reported total revenue for the quarter was up 8.2 ...

Build-A-Bear Q1 loss narrows

Build-A-Bear Workshop Build-A-Bear Workshop Latest from The Business Journals Build-A-Bear CEO Clark’s pay dropped 37 percent in 2011 Kids Inc. Build-A-Bear's Maxine Clark offers advice in Fortune Follow this company Inc. reported that with revenue flat, it posted a ...

Build-A-Bear CEO Clark’s pay dropped 37 percent in 2011

CEO Maxine Clark earned $1.2 million last year, down 37.3 percent from $1.9 million in 2010, according to a proxy statement the company filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company's other executives' compensation also declined in 2011, due mostly to reductions in ...

Build-A-Bear toys to again appear in Happy Meals

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE: BBW), led by Chairman and CEO Maxine Clark, has more than 400 locations worldwide. The company reported a profit of $854,000 for its fiscal third quarter ended Oct. 1, on revenue of $97.4 million. This is the fourth collection of mini-plush Build-A-Bear ...

Build-A-Bear Workshop's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results

With me today are Maxine Clark, Chairman and Chief Executive Bear; and Tina Klocke, Chief Operations and Financial Bear. Before I turn the call over to management, I want to remind members of the media who may be on our call today to contact us after this conference call with their ...

Foot Locker, Inc. Elects Maxine Clark To The Board of Directors NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewsw

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL ), the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, announced today that its Board of Directors elected Maxine Clark as a director of the Company. Ms. Clark is currently Chief Executive Bear of Build-A-Bear ...

Build-A-Bear Workshop Founder and CEO Announces Retirement

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. ( BBW ), an interactive entertainment retailer, today announced that its Founder, Maxine Clark, has announced her plan to retire as Chief Executive Bear (CEB). Ms. Clark, 63, will continue in her current position until a successor has been named and a ...

Build-A-Bear Workshop's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results

With me today are Maxine Clark, Chairman and Chief Executive Bear; and Tina Klocke, Chief Operations and Financial Bear. Before I turn the call over to management, I want to remind members of the media, who may be on our call today to contact us after this conference call with their ...

Build-A-Bear Workshop's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results

With me today are Maxine Clark, Chairman and Chief Executive Bear; and Tina Klocke, Chief Operations and Financial Bear. Before I turn the call over to management, I want to remind members of the media, who may be on our call today, to contact us after this conference call with your ...

Build-A-Bear Workshop Announces CEO Succession

I would like to thank Maxine Clark who has been the inspiration and driving force that resulted in Build-A-Bear Workshop becoming a global retail entertainment brand with cumulative revenues exceeding $4 billion since its founding in 1997. Through her vision, Build-A-Bear Workshop has ...

Build-A-Bear Workshop loses $17 million

“While our annual net retail sales were essentially flat with the prior year, I am disappointed to report a decrease in our fourth quarter sales after the increases we achieved in the second and third quarters,” said CEO Maxine Clark. “Our key holiday products tied into major theatrical ...

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