Jul 17, 2017
First & Main acquires Calypso Studios

First & Main, Inc. acquired Calypso Studios, Inc., effective on July 14, 2017, which greatly expands the combined companies’ product breadth and its overall resourcefulness.

Calypso Studios is an 11-year-old company that has focused on fashion, faith and impulse products.  Their cork bags and comforting clay crosses are two of their top selling categories.  First & Main is a 25-year-old company that has specialized in “gift quality” stuffed animals for all occasions and seasons and, more recently, for the resort and souvenir trade.

Ed and Kathy Lawrence are the founders of Calypso and now have leadership positions in First & Main.  They will manage sales and various administrative parts of the company.  They can be contacted by calling First & Main, 630-587-1000, or by email, ed@firstandmain.com, kathy@firstandmain.com.

Ed Lawrence said, “we share the same goals and vision for growing this company together.  The integrity and work ethic that Brad and Nancy Holes have are a major reason we chose to become part of their company.  We are excited about our future together.”  Brad added, “Ed and Kathy have all the right stuff to help us in this time of the company’s growth.  There couldn’t be two better people to work with.”

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