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management team

Marc Winkelman Chief Executive Officer and co-founder
Paul Hoffman Chief Operating Officer
Jim Hull Chief Financial Officer
Mike Hejny Executive Vice President of Merchandising & Store Operations
Abel Mireles Vice President of Information Systems & Distribution
Jennifer Schubert Vice President of Merchandising
Bill Furman Director of Store Operations
Kathy Cuff Controller
Lori Lesko Vice President, Real Estate
Antonio Fuentes Director of Distribution
Christi Graybill VP, Calendars.com Operations

our facilities

Calendar Holdings operates out of three large buildings in Austin, Texas – the location of our corporate offices, as well as warehouses for our fixtures and merchandise. All three buildings are in southeast Austin, located conveniently near the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (5 miles away), Interstate Highway 35 (2 miles away), and Highway 183 (3 miles away). Each building has office staff, as well as warehouse and distribution personnel; the facility on Burleson Road is the company’s corporate headquarters.

Calendar Holdings LLC Corporate Office
6411 Burleson Road
Austin, TX 78744
Corporate Office Phone 1-888-422-5637
(In addition to housing the offices, this building picks all of the store and internet calendar orders.)

Calendar Holdings LLC Warehouse @ Southpark
4801 Friedrich Lane
Southpark 3, Building 3
Austin, TX. 78744
(Tony Fuentes and his distribution staff are mostly based in Southpark. This facility holds all of our game & toy merchandise, plus much of the calendar bulk stock.)

Calendar Holdings LLC Warehouse @ Flemtex
5330 Fleming Court
Austin, TX 78744
(Tom Geib and his fixtures team are based in Flemtex. This facility holds and ships all of our fixtures.)

milestones

1993 - The first Calendar Club stores were opened: 62 in the U.S. and 1 in Canada.
1996 - Calendar Club LLC became an affiliate of Barnes & Noble.
1996 - Calendar Club expanded into Australia and New Zealand.
1996 - The Austin Business Journal ranked Calendar Club number seven on their list of “Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Austin.”
1997 - Trizec Hahn recognized Calendar Club with Temporary Tenant of the Year award.
1997 - Chain Store Age awarded Calendar Club the Retail Innovation Technology Award (RITA).
1998 - Inc. magazine ranked Calendar Club number 13 on their list of “Top 25 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Austin.”
1998 - Calendar Club expanded into the UK.
1998 - General Growth Properties awarded Calendar Club the Heavy Hitter and Best Retailer awards.
1999 - The Calendars.com ecommerce website was launched.
1999 - Our first game stores were opened. We operated 131 game stores in the 1999-2000 season. Toys were later added to Go! The Game Store™ , and in many malls we currently have Go! Games & Toys as well as Go! Games.
2003 - Calendar Club acquired The San Francisco Music Box Company and began operating retail stores as well as the SanFranciscoMusicBox.com ecommerce website.
2004 - DogBreedStore.com was launched as a companion site to calendars.com, with a focus on dog breed-specific gifts.
2005 - Calendar Club began its philanthropic relationship with the YMCA of Austin by providing financial support, donating employee time, and coordinating game and toy donations with our generous merchandise vendors. These donations help make Christmas possible for thousands of underprivileged kids each year.
2007 - GoGameStore.com was launched and later merged with the Calendars.com website. It offers a broad selection of games and one of the largest puzzle selections on the web.
2009 - Calendar Club management re-acquired Barnes & Noble's ownership interest, while maintaining working partnerships with B&N.
2009 - Calendars.com redesigned its ecommerce website, offering more titles with a vastly improved online shopping experience.
2010 - Calendars.com was listed #399 on Internet Retailer's 2009 Top 500 list.
2010 - The San Francisco Music Box Company and accompanying website were sold.
2011 - Calendar Club acquired the assets of Borders' Day By Day seasonal calendar business and operated more than 1,040 retail stores in shopping malls throughout the US.
2011 - Calendar Club operations expanded to a third facility, bringing total distribution space to approximately 430,000 square feet.
2011 - Calendars.com was listed #406 on Internet Retailer's 2010 Top 500 list.
2012 - This year marks the 20th season of retail operations for Calendar Club.
2012 - Corporate president and CEO, Marc Winkelman, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Specialty Retail Report.
2012 - Calendar Club retail stores re-branded as Go! Calendars.

core values

commitment

On a daily basis, we will:

  • Demonstrate accountability
  • Support and assist our customers, including colleagues, operators and partners
  • Support our community
  • Achieve peak business performance and maximize profitability
  • Promote work/life balance

integrity

We demonstrate integrity by:

  • Continuing to build a foundation of honesty, trust and sincerity
  • Doing the right thing for the right reasons
  • Providing factual information

openness

We promote openness through:

  • Encouraging idea sharing, constructive feedback, and honest debate
  • Valuing diverse opinions

Community Involvement

"We’re dedicated to the philosophy that Go! Calendars is part of a larger community that needs and deserves our participation and support. For many years, we’ve contributed financially to a broad array of organizations, particularly those focused on education, health, diversity, tolerance, and the arts. In addition, we encourage our colleagues to volunteer their time to non profit organizations, and annually we gather support, from many of our vendors, suppliers, and business partners, to make the holiday season happier for thousands of children."

Marc Winkelman
Chief Executive Officer and co-founder

Anti-Defamation League
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry and works to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Go! Calendars is proud to be a partner with ADL Austin on its Community of Respect initiative. In March 2012, Marc Winkelman and his family were honored with the Raymond and Audrey Maislin Humanitarian Award. adl.org

Winkelman Family

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Go! Calendars is proud to support the efforts of Big Brothers Big Sisters through annual financial contributions. bigmentoring.org

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area was founded in 1967. Today, there are 15 clubs throughout the Austin area that serve students from elementary school to high school, ages 6-18. Functioning as an after school program, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA) has several nationally recognized programs that address pressing issues for youth today. These programs cover the following core curriculum areas: character and leadership, education and career, health and life skills, arts, sports and fitness, and several special initiatives. In addition to financial support for its initiatives, Go! Calendars, through its vendor relationships, donates games, toys and puzzles to Boys and Girls Club facilities throughout the Central Texas region. bgcaustin.org

LiveStrong
LIVESTRONG supports survivors and their families through patient navigation services, by conducting survivorship research, by advocating for funding and policies that propel the fight against cancer, and by leading awareness campaigns to dispel the stigma and misconceptions about the disease. Go! Calendars is proud to support the efforts of LIVESTRONG through annual financial contributions. livestrong.org

Nobelity Project
In 2005, Turk and Christy Pipkin founded The Nobelity Project, an education and action nonprofit, to make movies that make a difference. The Nobelity Project collaborates with Nobel laureates and other inspiring leaders to make enlightening and motivating films that bring people awareness and move them to action. The Nobelity In Schools program works with teachers nationwide engaging students with the issues that will affect their futures. And the Kenya Schools Fund is building classrooms, libraries, computer labs and clean water systems across rural Kenya, including Mahiga Hope High School-the only secondary school in that region. On film, online, and in schools, The Nobelity Project is a place to explore global issues and discover ways to effect positive change. nobelity.org

St. David's Foundation
St. David’s Foundation invests in a healthy community through funding, hard work, and initiatives to better care for the underserved and uninsured. As a joint owner of St. David’s HealthCare, the Foundation achieves its goals by investing the proceeds from the hospitals back in the Central Texas community. In 2012, St. David's Foundation plans to give more than $34 million to the community through grants to numerous agencies, local safety net clinics, and the highly acclaimed St. David's Dental Program. Go! Calendars supports the mission of the St. David’s Foundation with a combination of monetary donations and the volunteer efforts of our CEO Marc Winkelman. Marc serves on the Board of the St. David’s Foundation. stdavidsfoundation.org

YMCA of Austin
The YMCA of Austin is focused on strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Go! Calendars has been a major supporter since 2005, when COO Paul Hoffman joined the board. In addition to our annual financial support of the Y’s many worthy programs, Go! Calendars’ game and toy vendors donate all the presents for the YMCA’s annual Children’s Christmas Party, which provides a Christmas experience for more than 2,000 local kids each December, many of whom would otherwise have no Christmas at all. austinymca.org




Teacher Giveaway
Each March, Go! Calendars hosts local schools and non-profit organizations for our donation day. The donations consist of calendar, gift, game and toy product. The recipients are very enthusiastic about how the donations benefit their organizations.

Teacher Giveaway Testimonies

"Dear Calendar Holdings LLC,
The items donated by Calendar Holdings LLC supplemented Connections' Substance Abuse Prevention Programs in 9 counties in South Central Texas. The generous donations were used in program information dissemination and as prizes and incentives for Educational Skills Groups and Alternative Activities. Calendar Holdings LLC is greatly appreciated for supporting our community services and helping us reach more youth and families.
Thank you again,"

Connections Individual and Family Services, Inc.
teacher giveaway recipient

"Dear Mr. Winkelman,
On behalf of everyone here at the Austin Humane Society, I would like to thank you for your dedication and support of the animal welfare community here in Austin – it truly makes a difference! We had the pleasure of sending a team of staff members to your warehouse on Tuesday for the annual donation day and had a really great time working with Patti and the team. The wonderful goodies that you so generously donated to AHS will certainly be put to good use and help us further our lifesaving mission. Attached you will find a picture of Dolly, one of the adoptable dogs here at AHS, enjoying herself with a fabulous new blanket from DogBreedStore.com. Thank you again for your kindness and generosity. I would like to invite you and your team in for a visit and behind–the–scenes tour of the Austin Humane Society to see your support in action and meet some of the animals your support saves, such as sweet Dolly. Please let me know if you are interested and we can schedule a visit at your convenience.
With gratitude for all that you do,"

Austin Humane Society
teacher giveaway recipient


our story

Calendar Holdings LLC, based in Austin, Texas, is America’s premier seasonal retailer of calendar, game, and toy products. We opened our first stores in 1993 and now operate more than a thousand stores in malls across the United States under the Go! Calendars, Go! Games and Go! Toys brands. Our mall stores range in size from a free-standing kiosk to a 6,000 square foot multi-concept superstore.

Our world class website, calendars.com, offers customers a selection of more than 6,500 calendars and 4,000 game, puzzle, and gift items.

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