"FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE" - Susan B. Anthony

Women’s Equality Day

Left: The Susan B. Anthony House, 17 Madison St, Rochester, NY; Right: Outside The Susan B. Anthony House with the Ms. Anthony from Abigail Riggs Collection

Left: The Susan B. Anthony House, 17 Madison St, Rochester, NY; Right: Outside The Susan B. Anthony House with the Ms. Anthony from Abigail Riggs Collection

After a visit to The National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House this past Sunday, I left feeling inspired but also humbled. In this day and age, the efforts of Susan B. Anthony and her fellow suffragettes are often overlooked. Voting is a right that today many people (including women) take for granted. But less than 100 years ago, women were still denied this basic right. Women like Susan B. Anthony dedicated their lives to equality. They put themselves in harm’s way and tirelessly campaigned, petitioned and spoke all over America in order to gain equal rights for women. This Tuesday, August 26 is Women’s Equality Day; this day commemorates the passing of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Most people know about the 19th Amendment, but what about the long and difficult road that led to it? (more…)

The Charles Schwab Conversation With Champions

Gail and her kids, Abby and John, with the rest of our table

Gail next to her children: Abby & John with other guests at the Charles Schwab sponsored LPGA event

The LPGA has been a part of Rochester summers for as long as most residents can remember. Whether it’s watching practice rounds, tournament play, or attending events surrounding the tournament, our community has had the chance to get up close and personal with some of the biggest names in women’s golf. One of these events is the Conversation with Champions. (more…)

New Friends in an Old Favorite: ATS in NYC

left: Heidi and Mary holding our First Ladies; right: Roberta and Mrs. Ballington Booth

Just a month after returning from the Gift Show in Atlanta, ARC was on the move again. This time we were headed back to one of our favorite places, New York City, for AccessoriesTheShow. We’ve been to the shows in NYC plenty of times, so you might think it starts to take on  a “been there, done that” kind of feeling. Actually, it’s the exact opposite. New York is always a surprise and it’s almost impossible to predict who you might connect with. AccessoriesTheShow is a melting pot of buyers and is constantly providing new (and old) opportunities. Whether it’s running into a long-standing client making reorders, meeting the veterans or meeting the newbies for the first time, you never know what an NYC show might bring.  (more…)

Shawls for Shelter

photo-4

Recently thirteen-year-old Abby Riggs decided she wanted to get involved in The Abigail Riggs Collection to help with the company’s mission to make a difference in peoples’ lives. (more…)

Christmas in July: The Atlanta Gift Show

With the Earhart Tote in our booth at the Gift Show

With the Earhart Tote in our booth at the Gift Show

What do three buildings, 55 floors, hundreds of booths and countless products of every possible kind (including an entire floor dedicated to Christmas decorations) add up to? Some may say it’s the greatest shopping mall on Earth. Others may say a labyrinth that only Pan himself could guide you through, but to most it’s simply the AmericasMart Atlanta Gift Show. (more…)