Monthly Archives: February 2012

Friends Count: good friends make the world go ’round

by Candy Tai from Mommypalooza.com

friend – \ˈfrend\

1 : one attached to another by affection or esteem
2 : a favored companion

So, that’s how Merriam-Webster defines the word “friend”.  Here’s how I define it:

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A Company With Heart

We’re a company with heart. That’s what we always say. But what does that mean? Does it mean we care about giving back? Does it mean we love our jobs? Does it mean we have lots of love to give? The answer is yes to all of those, but it also means something more, something that really speaks to the root of our company and what is important to us.

You know those little satin and plaid hearts you put in your furry friends? We’ve had those forever. Even though they looked a little different, they were still part of the process from the very beginning. But we never realized the power of the hearts until a few weeks after opening our first store at the St. Louis Galleria. The store had been beary busy from the start. A phone call came in at the end of the day, right before the weekend. “We’re running out of hearts.” The manager on the line said they had become so popular that they probably wouldn’t have enough to last the weekend.

Making a wish.

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Teddy Bear Tuesday

by General Sarge

Tuesdays are so much fun as we call this day Teddy Bear Tuesday! It’s a day recognizing special furry friends and their activities all around us.

022112 Teddy Bear Tuesday - Walking The Dog In honor of Teddy Bear Tuesday I decided to use a special picture from a couple weeks ago. On the 12th of February we took part in the “12 of 12 Project”. We took 12 pictures of our daily adventures on the 12th of February. We did snap a lot of fun pics but this is my all time favorite from the day!

Walking my little furry friend CPL Sarge!

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My Build-A-Bear Workshop Story


Hello friends!

Maxine and Katie, one of Maxine's best friends and the inspiration for Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Welcome to the official Build-A-Bear Workshop blog! We are beary excited to have another place for you to connect with us. Since reaching the incredible milestone of making over 100 million furry friends, our Guests have been asking for us to share our story of how we got to where we are today.  You asked and we listened – now you can read all about how we give back, the furry friends who have made a difference, and, of course, our 15 years of memories with you! We know that friends count and this blog is the perfect way to celebrate and give an inside look at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Continue reading


Building friendships, One Champ at at Time

-by Julia Roberts

Quinnlin is 10 years old. The bear she is holding is a new friend, Champ – or Champerina, as Quinnlin has renamed her. They’re on a special journey. This journey involves doctors, therapists, special educators, resilience and a sense of humor.

More than just a furry friend, Champerina goes everywhere with Quinnlin.

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