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Relay for Life seeking committee members, sponsors, and teams

RELAY FOR LIFE OF MARTINSVILLE – Relay For Life is an event that is taking place June 14th-15th right here in Martinsville that benefits the American Cancer Society, celebrates cancer survivors, uplifts those currently going through treatment and honors those we have lost to cancer.  All of us have been affected by cancer in one way or another.  We would love for you to be a part of our event as we fight together to one day rid of cancer for good!  We are currently looking for sponsors, committee members, survivors to honor and people who want to participate in our event.  For more information or to get involved contact Tana Lobb (Event Lead) at tlobb@homebanksb.com or Kelsey Brown (American Cancer Society Rep) at kelsey.brown@cancer.org.

Super Sports hosts Field Day at Artesian Little League fields

We are asking anyone & everyone to join our crew to help with our “Field Day” at Artesian Little League. We will be working on multiple small jobs to help enhance the look of the fields as well as get them ready for Opening Day. We feel the more people who attend, the more we will be able to accomplish.

Thank you for your help in advance!!

Some of the jobs we will be working on include:
-Trash Pick Up-Trash Pick Up

-Weedeating Fence Lines
-Landscaping/Hedge Trimming

– Leaf Blowing
-Painting Parking Lot Poles

-Hanging Signage
-Raking/Adding Field Conditioner
-Straightening Fence Lines

-Weedeating Fence Lines
-Landscaping/Hedge Trimming

-Hanging Signage

-Raking/Adding Field Conditioner
-Straightening Fence Lines

 

Some Items we will be in need of:
Rakes Weedeaters
Hedge Trimmers Leaf Blowers

All Volunteers will receive a free T-Shirt to wear on Field Day and pizza will be provided.
Please feel free to email or call us with any questions

sales@supersportsllc.com
Quinton Terrell 765.341.1803
Jordan Terrell 765.318.0604

We look forward in seeing you out at the fields!

FBF Originals Welcomes Trio of New Hires

Martinsville, IN (March 12, 2019) – For Bare Feet, Inc., branded and marketed as FBF Originals LLC, a leading manufacturer, distributor and retailer of licensed and novelty socks, is pleased to welcome three new members to its front-office management team.

Dawne Davis is FBF’s new director of human resources. She is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with a strong background in employee relations, labor and employment law, and litigation and legal compliance. She holds degrees in management and paralegal studies and was previously employed by Republic Airline, Eli Lilly and Company, and Ice Miller. 

Jon Glesing joins FBF as director of marketing and communications. Starting in 1999, he was Hat World, Inc.’s first marketing director where he worked for 12 years and self-started the company’s communications department. More recently Glesing has held marketing, communications and public relations director roles with the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Indians and Teachers Credit Union.

Dave Helmkamp is FBF’s new director of retail. He spent more than 20 years at entrepreneurial Hat World, which became best-known as LIDS Sports Group. His roles there included store manager, district sales manager, senior buyer and lids.com merchandise coordinator. His recognitions include store manager of the year and employee of the year.

FBF Originals is the longest-tenured sock licensee of the National Football League, and is also licensed with hundreds of colleges, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, NASCAR, and Fortune 500 companies and other businesses such as chocolate manufacturer Hershey, Wrangler, and Mossy Oak, among others. From 1997-2016 FBF Originals produced the official on-court sock of the National Basketball Association.

The FBF story is both entrepreneurial and heartwarming. Company founder Sharon Rivenbark, a schoolteacher and single mother, started the company in 1984 with a 19th-century sock-knitting machine and a quaint shop named For Bare Feet in a rural tourist community in Brown County, Indiana. The shop, located 1-hour south of Indianapolis, is still in operation along with others across the United States.

The present-day FBF Originals corporate headquarters and factory are run by Rivenbark’s youngest daughter CEO Kelly Baugh. Using state-of-the-art equipment, the company knits high-quality socks, headbands, wristbands, scarves and other items sold by retailers across North America.

The company also offers its products for purchase online at www.forbarefeetshops.com.

Gordmans celebrates grand opening with ribbon cutting, donation to MHS

The grand opening celebration began with a check presentation. In keeping with their corporate tradition, Gordmans donated $1000 to Martinsville High School. Dr. Nick Sears, principal of MHS was on hand to accept the check, as were band members and cheerleaders.

Welcome to Martinsville, Gordmans! The Chamber had the pleasure of joining with representatives of the City of Martinsville, MHS band members, cheerleaders and principal Dr. Nick Sears, in welcoming Manager Amanda Olmsted and her staff to our community with a ribbon cutting.

Gordmans, a Stage Stores brand, is a department store featuring apparel, footwear, beauty products & more at discounted prices. Stop in to check out their deals at 1640 S. Ohio St. (former Goody’s location); you’ll be glad you did! Watch for updates on Facebook.

See more photos from the ribbon cutting here.

FBF Originals Acquired by Taglich Private Equity

Martinsville, IN (March 4, 2019) – For Bare Feet, Inc., branded and marketed as FBF Originals LLC, a leading manufacturer, distributor and retailer of licensed and novelty socks, has been acquired by Taglich Private Equity (TPE) in partnership with a member of FBF’s founding family and management. FBF’s 110 production and front office jobs at its headquarters in Martinsville, Indiana, will remain with the current executive team and staff.

The company was founded in the 1980s and had been family-owned, among its founder Sharon Rivenbark and her four daughters until the sale to Taglich which closed in late December 2018. Rivenbark is retired and three of the daughters desired to exit the company which prompted the sale to TPE. Rivenbark’s youngest daughter, Kelly Baugh, remains as FBF’s chief executive officer.

FBF Originals is the longest-tenured sock licensee of the National Football League, and is also licensed with hundreds of colleges, the National Hockey League, NASCAR, and Fortune 500 companies and other businesses such as chocolate manufacturer Hershey, Wrangler, and Mossy Oak, among others. From 1997-2016 FBF Originals produced the official on-court sock of the National Basketball Association.

Taglich Private Equity specializes in leveraged and management buyouts, recapitalization and majority equity investments. It targets manufacturing, business services and consumer products companies. TPE has completed over $700 million in transactions since its inception in 2001.

“TPE prides itself on finding sound investment opportunities with strong management teams – businesses with sustainable competitive advantage and something that is unique and special,” said Taglich Private Equity Managing Partner William Morris. “FBF Originals was of immediate interest to us given their sturdy market position and unmatched experience in licensed sports and novelty sock categories. They have a great management team and we look forward to supporting them in growing the business.”

“It’s business as usual regarding day-to-day operations,” said Baugh regarding the new ownership. “We are excited about the opportunity Taglich Private Equity provides to invest further and develop the FBF brand.”

The FBF story is both entrepreneurial and heartwarming. Rivenbark, a schoolteacher and single mother, started the company in 1984 with a 19th-century sock-knitting machine and a quaint shop named For Bare Feet in a rural tourist community in Brown County, Indiana. The shop, located 1-hour south of Indianapolis, is still in operation along with others across the United States.

The present-day FBF Originals corporate headquarters and factory houses state-of-the-art equipment and measures 225,000 square-feet. The facility knits high-quality socks, headbands, wristbands, scarves and other items sold by retailers across North America.

The company also offers its products for purchase online at www.forbarefeetshops.com.

Feline Frolic fast approaching

April 13, 2019

Registration – 9:30 – 10: 30 am on the Morgan County Courthouse Square

Race – 10:30am-12:00pm

Register online at: https://www.mchumanesoc.org/feline-frolic-5k.html

This 5K Color Run/Walk takes place around downtown Martinsville and raises money for the Morgan County Humane Society to support animal care and rescue operations.

Please feel free to pass this letter and the below registration forms to any interested parties in the community. 

For both Sponsorship and Event Registration please go to:

https://www.mchumanesoc.org/feline-frolic-5k.html