The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, a member of the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC), is pleased to announce that EILEEN FISHER, a brand synonymous with beautifully simple clothes, is partnering with specialty stores across the United States for its third Shop Local event Thursday, September 26, through Saturday, September 28. The three-day event, in conjunction with the shop local movement, aims to support the small business owners who supported designer Eileen Fisher from her company’s early days. In keeping with Fisher’s philosophy of giving back, EILEEN FISHER is also partnering with the AWBC as the brand’s 2013 Shop Local donation recipient and is generously donating a portion of the days’ proceeds to the AWBC, a national non-profit organization that represents women business owners through a network of over 100 women business centers in the United States. The AWBC’s mission is to develop and strengthen a network of women’s business centers to advance the growth and success of women’s business owners.
Designer Eileen Fisher is grateful for the independent business owners who carry her collections. “Specialty store buyers helped me get my start. They answered my questions when it came to styles,
colors and even how to price garments,” says Fisher. “I see specialty stores as valuable members of the EILEEN FISHER family and I am proud that they are creating community by engaging with customers in
their towns through our Shop Local event.”