Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA, our team of 40 supports countless customers and more than 15,000 Independent Advisors in four countries: the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan.
Dianne Lampert pictured above first introduced me to Creative Memories over 20 years ago. We have remained great friends.
A new company with a 30-year legacy Creative Memories, ﬁrst founded in 1987, is widely known for starting and leading the scrapbooking industry with world-class products and a passionate home-based sales force.
Today’s Creative Memories re-launched in 2014 under new ownership with the same exceptional quality, modern design and a reinvented earnings opportunity perfectly suited for today’s micro-entrepreneurs.
30 YEARS OF PASSION
Over 30 years ago, in a friendly Minnesota town, Creative Memories pioneered the memory keeping industry. Propelled by its dedication to offer the highest-quality scrapbook products and unbeatable service, Creative Memories became a global success.
Employing more than 1,100 people at its peak in 2009, the company found itself struggling to survive due to mismanagement. By 2013, it was reduced to fewer than 100 employees. Facing bankruptcy and closure, people started buying up their favorite products fearing they would never have the chance to purchase high-quality albums, papers and tools again. Blog chatter was loud and customers were concerned.
Better than ever: turning the pages
In 2014, Caleb Hayhoe, chairman of Flowerdale Group Ltd., stepped in to save the former $400 million company.
Hayhoe, a serial entrepreneur who’s involved in eight companies spanning the globe, saw Creative Memories as a unique opportunity. By keeping the best of the “old” and combining sound business sense with modern social selling and e-commerce, Creative Memories has seen more than 40 percent growth annually under Hayhoe.
Today, Creative Memories operates in a 31,000-square-foot space in Saint Cloud, MN, just around the corner from its old stomping grounds. In the new building, you can ﬁnd those same products, handcrafted by a team that has served generations of album makers.
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