eMommie.com Discount Maternity e-Store Wins Award, Fills Need in Off-Price Market
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — eMommie.com, the first and only major online resource specializing in off-price maternity overstocks and closeouts, was just named one of Greater Richmond’s Companies to Watch for 2012 by the Venture Forum. The award recognizes early stage companies that are on track for rapid growth and expected to become strong contributors to their local economy. The selection committee consisted of seasoned entrepreneurs and investors from the Richmond area. More than 200 people turned out for the awards ceremony held at The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing in Richmond, Virginia on November 10th, 2011.
Farah Hottle, founder and CEO of eMommie.com, said, “We are thrilled to have been selected among such an innovative and cutting edge group of companies. This award comes at a time when my company is poised for tremendous growth in 2012 and it serves as an incredible boost to my team’s morale.”
Hottle founded the company in 2009 when she realized there was no major online resource dedicated to discount new and used maternity clothing. “I found there were essentially no alternatives to virtual yard sales like eBay and Craigslist where consumers shop at their own risk and sellers offer little to no accountability or support.”
Prior to launching eMommie.com, Hottle was a Major Account Executive at SnagAJob.com where she was recognized for outstanding achievement on her sales and business development team. She and Jennie Cook, her Business Manager formerly employed with PoshTots.com, manage operations out of a warehouse and showroom in Richmond, Virginia.
Launched in 2009, eMommie.com experienced more than 500% growth over its first year and currently receives nearly 30,000 unique monthly visitors from around the globe. They carry the largest online assortment of discounted overstock and closeout maternity labels along with a selection of even further discounted gently-used maternity apparel. Moms who are not expecting can still partner with eMommie.com via their generous Buy-Back program which allows them to sell their gently-used maternity clothing remotely or by visiting their Richmond, Virginia showroom.