Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rachel's Cure By Design Finalist in "Best in Shop" Contest


Jennifer Faines 
for Rachel’s Cure by Design

Rachel’s Cure By Design (RCBD) of Pittsburgh is among 20 finalists
 in ideeli’s “Best in Shop” contest
Voting for a winner is open until September 7

PITTSBURGH, PA – August 23, 2012 – Rachel’s Cure by Design (RCBD), a thriving social entrepreneurship that designs high-quality handmade jewelry and donates a portion of each sale to JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), has been named one of twenty women entrepreneurs chosen as finalists in ideeli’s “Best in Shop” contest.

The ideeli contest, in partnership with New York Times bestselling author and small business champion Tory Johnson, invited women entrepreneurs to enter for a chance to be featured on ideeli, the online retailer named to the top of Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies in 2011.

When she was just 12, Rachel Tobin, a creative and inspired young Pittsburgh woman diagnosed with T1D (type 1 diabetes), began designing and selling jewelry to donate a portion of the proceeds to JDRF.  Rachel, who is now 19, has designed more than 100 unique styles of high-quality, glass, gem and beaded silver items, and has donated almost $50k for JDRF/WPA.  Rachel entered the ideeli “Best in Shop” contest to help reach her immediate goal of donating $100k to help fund a cure for T1D.

Voting begins now on the Best in Shop tab on ideeli’s Facebook page. The voting period will close on September 7th and ideeli will announce the three final winners on September 13th.  The three winning entrepreneurs and their companies will work with Johnson and the ideeli team to curate a sale of their products to be featured in a special fall edition of ideeli’s "Tory's Shop," a series of sales curated in collaboration with Tory Johnson, featuring women-run small businesses from around the country.

As part of her commitment to supporting women entrepreneurs, every week in her popular segment on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Tory spotlights exclusive deals from countless women-owned small businesses throughout America—saving viewers money and bringing extraordinary growth opportunities to each company. For more information on ideeli’s Best in Shop contest, visit www.ideeli.com/bestinshop.

Currently, RCBD jewelry is available for purchase online, in select boutiques and via these fundraising partnerships that, along with JDRF, benefit from sales of items created expressly for their causes. Each piece is personally designed and named with heart by Rachel. Jewelry is handmade by Rachel and/or supporters who believe in her cause.  Bracelets also include a “made with love” silver charm.

About Rachel’s Cure By Design
Rachel’s Cure by Design (RCBD) is a Pittsburgh-based social entrepreneurship that offers more than 100 unique styles of high quality, glass, gem and beaded silver bracelets and other jewelry. RCBD is passionate about creating and selling beautiful, handmade jewelry that delivers a message of hope and helps support JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). RCBD jewelry is available for purchase online, in select boutiques and via fundraising partnerships with other organizations that, along with JDRF, also receive donations from sales of items created expressly for their causes.

For more information about Rachel’s Cure by Design:
·         Shop online at: www.rachelscbd.com
·         Twitter: @rachelscbd
·         Facebook:  www.facebook.com/rachelscurebydesign
·         Get to know us on our blog: http://www.rachelscbd.com/blog/

About ideeli
ideeli is an online retailer specializing in limited-time sales that feature incredible brands at exceptional prices. Every day, ideeli presents more than a dozen new sales showcasing fashion for men, women and children, beauty products, and home décor, offering the thrill of discovery and the satisfaction of a deal. Launched in June 2007, ideeli is one of the fastest growing retailers in the U.S., with more than 5.5 million members and more than 3,000 brand partners. In 2011, ideeli was named to the top of Inc. magazine’s list of the country’s fastest-growing private companies. Join us at www.ideeli.com

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Posted on behalf of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates.  Joyce Kane is the owner of Cybertary Pittsburgh, a Virtual Administrative support company, providing virtual office support, personal and executive assistance, creative design services and light bookkeeping.  Cybertary works with businesses and busy individuals to help them work 'on' their business rather than 'in' their business.  www.Cybertary.com/Pittsburgh

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