Awards, Press, & Print

2012 FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" List for the fourth year in a row!
2011 FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" List
Read more at FORTUNE.com/bestcompanies
2010 FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" List
2010 Bronze Winner Integrated Media Campaign Small
Santa's Workshop for the Holidays National Retail Federation
2010 Bronze Single Media Campaign Broadcast Small
Elves - Agency: Barkley National Retail Federation
2009 FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" List
Read more at FORTUNE.com/bestcompanies
2009 WiredKids Best of the Web
Award sponsored by WiredSafety.org
2009 sociallysafe seal
2009 Bronze Winner Small Multi Media Campaign
buildabearville.com? National Retail Federation
2009 Bronze TV Single Spot? Live Vote
Wish - Agency: Barkley National Retail Federation
2008 iParenting Media Award
Excellent Product: buildabearville.com
2007 Silver Winner Small Multi Media Campaign
Ultimate Party Giveaway National Retail Federation
2007 Gold Winner Single Media Campaign ? Live Vote
Unscripted Campaign - Agency: Barkley National Retail Federation
2006 Pinnacle Award
Sales & Marketing Executives International Academy of Achievement Maxine Clark
2006 Best International Campaign
Stuffed with Hugs? Kid Power
2006 Runner Up - Best Other Campaign
Mall of America Grand Opening Cele-bear-ation Kid Power
2006 Junior Achievement National Business Hall of
Maxine Clark
2006 Bronze Winner Direct Mail
NYC Store Opening National Retail Federation
Seventeen.com 10 Best Companies
Read more on Seventeen.com
2005 Customer First Awards
Customer-Centered Leader - Maxine Clark, Fast Company
2005 NASBIC Portfolio Company of the Year
National Association of Small Business Investment Companies
2005 Outstanding Website WebAward
www.buildabear.com, The Web Marketing Association
2005 Standard of Excellence WebAward
www.friends2Bmade.com, The Web Marketing Association
Favorite Place to Host a Birthday Party
2005 Readers? Choice, Lancaster Newspapers, Inc.
Favorite Place for a Birthday Party
Annual Family Favorites Contest, Kentuckiana Family magazine
2005 SASI Award
Media: Luau Lovin? Teddy - Hawaii Tourism Campaign, Shop America Alliance
2005, 2004 & 2003 Circle of Excellence Award
2005 & 2004 Greater St. Louis Top 50 Award
2005 Circle of Excellence Platinum Award
The award recognizes the very best online retailers in customer satisfaction.
Best New Business
Community Business Awards - Sydney, Australia
2005 Best Campaign in Toys/Games
make-your-own Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer? 40th anniversary cele-bear-ation campaign Kid Power
2005 iParenting Media HOT Award Winner
Excellent Product: Toys & Games, 8 to 10 years iParenting Media
Best Toy Store & Best Party Facility ? runner up
3rd Annual N4K Kids? Choice Awards News4Kids/Toronto Star
2004 Greater St. Louis Top 50 Award
2004 Retail Store of the Year Design Competition
friend 2B made? - First Prize: Exterior - In-line Store Category Chain Store Age
Visionary Award
Maxine Clark, Playthings magazine
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2004
National Finalist in Retail ? Maxine Clark, Ernst & Young
Wonder Women of Toys
Maxine Clark, Playthings magazine and Women in Toys
2002 Finalist Print Media
Direct Mail Series, National Retail Federation
2002 Bronze Quill Award
International Association of Business Communicators - St. Louis
2002 Merchandising Achievement Award
Best Original Promotion - Furry Fashion Shows
Playthings magazine
2002 Technology Awards
Honored for the development of three technological program capabilities:
BearNet, Build-A-Party?, and Name-Me Stations
St. Louis Business Journal
2001 Retail Innovator of the Year
Outstanding retailer with a singular, innovative approach to the retail trade
National Retail Federation
2001 Best Places to Work
ZD Net ?Interactive Week Magazine
2001 Gold Award
Postcard Series - Direct Mail
National Retail Federation
2001 E-commerce Awards
www.buildabear.com won for:
- Ease of Navigation
- Most Innovative
- Most Unusual
- Best Use of Graphics
- Best Business-to-Consumer Site
St. Louis Business Journal
2001 Laclede Award: Best Place to Work
Corporate culture
St. Louis Business Journal's
2000 Winner Best "Other/New Media"
Cub Condo? carrying case, Cub Condo? series
National Retail Federation
2000 EDDI Award
Entertainment Development & Design Innovation Award - Entertainment
Retailer Under 5,000 Square Feet The Out-of-Home
Entertainment Business News
1999 Fastest Growing Private Company in St. Louis
St. Louis Business Journal
1999 St. Louis Top Women Business Owners
Maxine Clark
St. Louis Small Business Monthly
1998 Retail Store of the Year Design Competition
Special Judges Award for Creative New Concept and Best Exterior within a Mall
Chain Store Age
1998 Merchandising Achievement Award
Best Category Marketing
Playthings magazine