Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Wonder Works was presented the prestigious “Small Business with Outstanding Citizenship” award by The SCORE Foundation and sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). This national award was given to Christine Osborne, owner of the store, at The SCORE Foundation’s annual award ceremony in Dallas, Texas on Aug. 15. Wonder Works was honored for demonstrating unique vision, innovation, achievement and community involvement as a Small Business with Outstanding Citizenship. Wonder Works has stores in Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, downtown Charleston and on Kiawah Island.
SCORE, mentors to America’s small business, serves more than 350,000 clients annually and honors their most successful clients at The SCORE Foundation’s annual award ceremony. Wonder Works’ very own SCORE mentor from the store’s inception in 1990, Bud Garforth, attended the ceremony to personally congratulate Christine.
SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “If there was ever any doubt that small business members are vital members of our communities, organizations like Wonder Works surely prove how important they are. In cases like these, businesses are born from local insight into what that community wants and expand through innovative thinking into how it can improve the local landscape.”
“The advisory my SCORE mentors have provided me throughout the years is invaluable and has helped make Wonder Works grown and flourish to what it is today,” added Osborne. “This is such an incredible honor and we will continue to serve the Charleston community with an open heart.”
To learn more about Wonder Works and all of the stores’ wonderfuntastical toys and events, visit www.wonderworkscharleston.com or www.facebook.com/WonderWorksToys.