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December 1, 2020 Polished Nichols PR & Marketing
DREAM BABY DECOR CUTS THE RIBBON IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH GRAND OPENING FESTIVITIES
— First Lady of Maryland Yumi Hogan Among Speakers and Guests —
(Annapolis, MD) — Dream Baby Decor, an Annapolis family-owned baby shop, announces that it hosted an exclusive outdoor Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony this morning. The shop featuring a wide selection of functional and stylish baby gear, room decor and accessories, clothing, and gifts for babies, toddlers and parents, was the backdrop for an intimate event.
Speakers and representatives included:
• Amy Tech, Dream Baby Decor, owner
• Mark Kleinschmidt and Amy Berry, Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce
• Briayna Cuffie, Legislative Aide II, on behalf of Councilwoman Lisa Rodvien
• Vincent Moulden, Community Engagement Officer, on behalf of Annapolis County Executive Steuart Pittman
• Jennifer Navabi, District Director at the Maryland General from Senator Sarah Elfreth office
• Senator Sarah Elfreth, Delegate Shaneka Henson and Delegate Dana Jones
• Citations from Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger and Senator Chris Van Hollen read by Natalie Van Buskirk, Polished Nichols Public Relations & Marketing
• Brian Cahalan, Special Projects/Arts Coordinator, on behalf of Mayor Gavin Buckley
• Rhonda Pindell-Charles, Alderwoman/Councilwoman, Annapolis City Council
• Soo Koo, Chief of Staff, First Lady of Maryland
• First Lady of Maryland Yumi Hogan
“We had a vision for this shop, and even when the world was turning upside down with this unfortunate pandemic, we knew we had to move forward with our plans,” said Amy Tech, owner, Dream Baby Decor. “We thought of all those couples expecting or having a baby, whether their first child or third. We thought of those expectant and new grandparents and friends having to Zoom with their loved ones as they eagerly awaited or welcomed the new babies in their lives. Then we thought about their needs. We wanted to become the prime resource for them, and provide the best quality products and services for those babies and their families. They deserve it!”
First Lady of Maryland Yumi Hogan stated, “I love the name - Dream Baby Decor - it allows us all to examine our own dreams and realize we can make those dreams come true. As you may know, I have three daughters and four grandchildren, and I am excited to help this woman-owned business during this challenging times. We all need to help each other.” She continued, “Congratulations to Amy and your family and thank you for giving everyone a dream.”
During the Grand Opening week, guests and customers will receive special giveaways, participate in daily raffles for baskets filled with products showcasing our valued vendors and community partners including Nothing Bundt Cakes Annapolis, enter to win a luxury baby bag and activity scarf, and enjoy complimentary gift wrapping.
Located at 508 Chinquapin Round Road in Annapolis, the modern, simply elegant shop will be open Mondays - Saturdays 10 am - 7 pm, and Sundays 11 am - 5 pm. Following CDC procedures, Dream Baby Decor will have a maximum capacity, store flow directions for six feet spacing, face covering requirements for all guests, and hand sanitizer stations. Additionally the store will offer in-store pick up for online purchases in January 2021 when Dream Baby Decor launches its eCommerce site.
Dream Baby Decor has partnered with high quality vendors to provide mid-range to high end furniture, strollers, diaper bags, clothings, toys and gifts. Brands include: Dolce Babi, UppaBaby, Little Hometown, Tender Leaf Toys, JuJuBe, JJ Cole, Itzy Ritzy, Finn & Emma, among others.
About Dream Baby Decor (www.dreambabydecor.com)
Dream Baby Decor is a family-owned specialty baby shop located in the Design District of Annapolis with a coordinating e-commerce site at www.dreambabydecor.comlaunching in January 2021. The shop will feature a wide selection of functional and stylish baby gear, room decor and accessories, clothing, and gifts for babies, toddlers and parents. Dream Baby Decor will also provide premiere shopping experiences including individual shopping appointments before and after normal business hours; shopping “parties” for customers and their invited family/friends to shop after hours; custom nursery design services; gift wrapping; and small seminars/classes about baby topics.