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Made in Corpus Christi receives KKR Small Business Builders Grant for Female Founders
Launched in the early days of the pandemic, the program was created as a key pillar of KKR’s COVID-19 Relief Effort with the goal of supporting small business owners around the world.
Now in Round 7, the program is investing in woman-identifying entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on New Majority owners who’ve pivoted their business in response to the pandemic and provide important community services.
These recipients share a commitment to serving their communities and furthering their missions, along with the tenacity it takes to navigate the path of entrepreneurship during challenging times.
All recipients receive a $10,000 grant to help their small businesses recover and grow.
Made in Corpus Christi Named 2022 US Small Business Administration District Woman-Owned Business of the Year.
Made in Corpus Christi, LLC received the Small Business Administration's Lower Rio Grande Valley District Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year Award during the 2022 District Small Business Week.
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations.
Made In Corpus Christi was featured in a Caller Times list of the Top 10 Corpus Christi Stores for holiday shopping. It included businesses that specialize in clothing, collectibles, gardening, and more. To see the full list, click on the link below.
Made In Corpus Christi was featured in Voyage Houston. The article, Exploring Life & Business with Nikki Riojas of Made in Corpus Christi, talks about how Made in Corpus Christi was started and what sets it apart from other businesses. Click on the link below to see the full article.
Made in Corpus Christi was honored by U.S. Chamber of Commerce as the 2021 Dream Big Woman-Owned Business Achievement Award Winner!
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded Made in Corpus Christi, from Corpus Christi, Texas as the winner of its Dream Big Women-Owned Business Achievement Award, presented by Spectrum Reach. The annual award celebrates the achievements of small businesses and honors their contributions to America’s economic growth.
Presented by Spectrum Reach with support from MetLife and Staples Connect, celebrate the achievements of small businesses and honor their contributions to America’s economic growth.
Made in Corpus Christi owner, Nikki Riojas was interviewed on The Local Influencers Podcast by host Abel Ozuna. Abel speaks to her about how she came up with the idea for her business and how she's not letting COVID be an excuse for failure.
Listen to the podcast here
Made in Corpus Christi was featured on Spectrum News 1 to share how local shopping and supporting small business has and continues to contribute to the vibrancy of a community.
Made in Corpus Christi was featured on KRIS 6 News as a follow up to the Visit Corpus Christi Cares Campaign 1 year later.
Made in Corpus Christi was featured in an segment on KIII News focusing on shopping small, and staying local: How Made in Corpus Christi stayed in business throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Made in Corpus Christi was featured in Caller Times story about where to support Corpus Christi shops on Smal Business Saturday. The story featured the Shop Small Crawl - Covid Edition that was a collaboration between 5 local shops in town.
4.8.20Made in Corpus Christi featured in The Caller Times after partnering with Visit Corpus Christi to help local businesses during coronavirus closures Read the full story here
Made in Corpus Christi featured in RightOn Corpus story highlighting ways locals can support Corpus businesses right now.
Visit CC Cares has partnered with Made in Corpus Christi to sell locally made merchandise. 25% of the merchandise profit sales will go directly to the nonprofit charitable foundation.
Made in Corpus Christi's community website SupportCorpusChristi.com was featured on Coastal Living's Facebook page, helping bring awareness to the site's 200 local businesses.
Owner Nikki Riojas joined forces with the Small Business development Center in Corpus Christi to share ideas and resources for local small businesses who are struggling to move their operations online during the Covid-19 crisis.
Corpus Christi’s first online “Shop Hop” will be held on Instagram on Sunday, March 22, beginning at 8:00 p.m. The 24-hour event–organized by Made in Corpus Christi owner Nikki Riojas–was created to give the community a fun, safe outlet after several days of being indoors.
Nikki Riojas, owner of Made in Corpus Christi and the founder of the Women's Entrepreneur Society of Corpus Christi was selected as an honoree at the first ever HER event, established and hosted by The Bend Magazine. She was chosen as this year's Community Visionary for her work with these organizations and was featured in the October 2019 issue of the magazine.
Local family and video bloggers The Bartel Family stopped into Made in Corpus Christi to check out all of our local products and goods for their video series. Their vlog documents the amazing places, people, and events going on in the city–and aims to showcase the many reasons why Corpus Christi is a great place to visit and live.
See their entire series online and subscribe to their YouTube channel here: https://youtube.com/thebartelfamily8.2.19
Small Business Development Center Social Media Bootcamp
Nikki Riojas, owner of Thirteen & Market and Made in Corpus Christi walks through six steps to create an online community that drives sales and builds brand equity during this year's Social Media Bootcamp hosted by the Corpus Christi Small Business Development Center at the Center for Economic Development at Del Mar College.
Leading Ladies of Corpus Christi Podcast hosted by Brittany Mouttet Stephan
Nikki Riojas of Thirteen & Market and Made in Corpus Christi, as well as the Founder and President of the Women's Entrepreneur Society of Corpus Christi, discusses the major learning experience of starting a small business right after college, how her push for women business owners in the Coastal Bend to meet and share best practices turned into the much-needed nonprofit organization WES:CC, and the inspiration behind the 100% local Made in Corpus Christi line in episode 59.
Listen to the podcast here
Sew Taco Podcast
Thirteen & Market, a home decor and gift shop here in Corpus Christi; owner of Made in Corpus Christi, LLC; and founder of the Women's Entrepreneur Society of Corpus Christi. Though a Nebraska native, she is a Texan at heart and sees the true beauty in the power of connection to make things happen.
The Bend Magazine - 'Around the Bend' Feature
Showcasing work from local artists, while having handy objects for various day-to-day tasks, is pretty much a match made in heaven. That notion is exactly what the brand Made in Corpus Christi has brought to fruition. According to owner Nikki Riojas, the brand was created to really show off the incredible amount of talent produced by creatives in our area.
KRIS 6 News Feature
The Pencil Skirt Society Podcast
This week we are speaking with Nikki Riojas, the founder of the Women's Entrepreneur Society of Corpus Christi, also known as WES:CC. Nikki is also the owner of the popular shop Thirteen & Market. In this episode, she talks about the benefits of having a like-minded community by your side when times get tough.
Catalyst Conversations Podcast hosted by Jennifer Maggiore
How Do You Grow a Business When You Don’t Have a Support System? Build One. Nikki Riojas has been an advocate for women-owned businesses her entire life, starting her first company at 22 years old. She knows the challenges and successes of building a small business from the ground up, and is passionate about creating a strong support system among women business owners within her community