Retail, Products & Trend Newsletter

That’s what consumers are saying, but retailers are mostly turning a deaf ear. But Walmart is listening up.

Target's wedding registry service just got a major upgrade that both betrothed couples and wedding guests will love.

Looking ahead to 2018, many housewares executives predict continued merger and acquisition on the vendor side and dramatic changes in the world of retail.

Holiday Charity Contribution


Through partnering with one of our key clients and retailers, we developed and implemented a beautiful Christmas programs with Kids in Need and United Through Reading. We are thrilled with the end result of two amazing organizations receiving significant monetary contributions! We're excited to maintain this momentum in 2017 as it's helping so many!

Minnesota Business Magazine Women Who Lead

Last Wednesday over 200 people attended the Minnesota Business Magazine: Women Who Lead event.  Moderated by Terri Krivosha, speakers included Nancy Lyons and our own Camille Thomas. The two discussed how they built their business, the challenges they face and the lessons they have learned.  Here at JMC we are proud to be in the company of such strong successful women. 

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MN Cup Mentoring

Camille Thomas is a newly appointed mentor in this year’s 2016 MN Cup.  She is mentoring 2 women lead organizations and will help them turn an idea into a great success. 

The MN Cup has become the largest annual, statewide new venture competition in the country that seeks out aspiring entrepreneurs and their breakthrough ideas.  More than 10,000 entrepreneurs have participated in this program since it was founded in 2005 and over $200 million raised by finalists since the competition’s inception.

More important than the $400,000 in cash prizes, this competition expands the networks of emerging entrepreneurs and helps them to advance their ideas. The mentoring of semifinalists has become an extremely popular and valued component of this competition in which experienced entrepreneurs are paired with contest semifinalists to provide feedback on their draft business plans  
- MN Cup (Scott Litman, Dan Mallin, John Stavig & Melissa Kjolsing)

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Women in Business 2016 Award Luncheon

Last week at the Depot in downtown Minneapolis more that 800 people gathered to honor women who have achieved great success in their careers and who give back to their community through their mentoring and leadership.  We are proud to have our own Camille Thomas named as part of this in business!  

Each honoree was interviewed and here is what Camille had to say: 
If you weren't in the career you're in what would you be doing? 
Certified financial planner

Who is your hero / mentor? 
C: I have what I call may "four Roberts," starting with my dad.  He was kind, smart, honest and genuine.  My first boss who truly impacted me on so many levels (when I was 25) was Robert; my second boss at 27 was Robert and my third (indirectly) was named Robert.  Each one of them was brilliant and taught me more than I could have imagined.  They pushed me far beyond what I ever thought I was capable of doing and believed in me when I was unsure if I truly was ready for the role or opportunity.

Words to live by: 
C: You motivate towards what you actively believe. 

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? 
C: In eighth grade I determined that I was going to be a retail buyer or merchandiser.  I made up my mind after doing a research project in my home economics class.