Most everyone in the industry knows and loves Lynn and Mike Marra, but I bet you didn’t know their history and how they got their children involved.
CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with BGN Sales Group’s Bortnick family, a toy sales rep group that’s built its business on maintaining strong relationships with both retailers and manufacturers.
CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with the family behind one of the most well-known and respected toy rep groups, Diverse Marketing. Meet the Hardins.
While the Kohner Bros. may no longer exist, there’s a reason its toys continue to live on today. What started as a wooden bead-making company on the Czech/German border evolved into one of the most well-known toy-making families in history. CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with Michael Kohner about his family’s toy history.
CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with father-daughter game inventors Gary Donner and Wendy Harris of Random Games & Toys about being in the family business.
When Peggy Sebert took her first toy store job, she paid her daughter Becky in Beanie Babies. Less than a decade later, the mother-daughter team opened their own toy shop, Becky & Me Toys. CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with this toy industry duo.
This week, we chat with Kate Gibson of the UK-based Gibsons Games, a fourth generation company that has flourished even in the face of setbacks such as having its premises destroyed in the London Blitz of World War II. If you meet Kate, you’ll immediately sense her passion and drive for her family, her team, and Gibsons’ mission. If you chat a bit longer, you’ll find she keeps Prosecco and chocolate in the fridge.
CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with Micha Hertzano about his family’s toy story and the evolution of one of the most beloved board games, Rummikub.
CHITAG’s Mary Couzin chats with toy industry legacy family, the Fuhrers, owners of Nextoy, a leading toy R&D firm, and the KenKen puzzle brand.