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Company History of Evergreen Enterprises

Treasured Milestones

1993 -19972000 - 20052006 - 20102011 - present

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1993

Timeline 1993
Evergreen Enterprises was born when Company Founder Ting Xu and her parents started creating flags in their garage and sold them at the Virginia State Fair.

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1994

Timeline 1994
The business grew, and by the next year Evergreen had 10 flag kiosks in Virginia and North Carolina and participated in 40 trade shows. Ting Xu's brother, James Xu, joined the business and dedicated the next two years to helping build the company.

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1995

Timeline 1995
Evergreen expanded its product offerings and entered the ceramics business. Frank Qiu, Ting Xu's husband, sold his successful insurance agency and came onboard to spearhead the company's advancement. Evergreen saw several key milestones this year:

• first wholesaler show
• first gift show in Atlanta
• first catalog (4 pages)
• first warehouse (5,000 s.f.)

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1996

Timeline 1996
The company broke the $1 million mark in sales, continuing to focus on developing their inventory, product design, importing, and distribution.

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1997

Timeline 1997
Evergreen started further expansion by hiring more office staff and salespeople. Logistics and quality of product materials were key focus areas, and the company introduced three-dimensional flags to the marketplace.

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2000

Timeline 2000
Due to its phenomenal growth, Evergreen Enterprises doubled its staff and cultivated more relationships with manufacturing facilities abroad to accommodate customer demand.

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2002

Timeline 2002
The company established a new logistics facility in China.

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2003

Timeline 2003
Evergreen broke ground for a new warehouse storage facility at their corporate headquarters in Richmond, VA to allow for faster shipping response times for their customers. The Cypress Home brand of ceramic kitchen decor was also launched.

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2004

Timeline 2004
The acquisition of Ashford Court, a home textile manufacturer, brought Evergreen into a new product arena including bedding, pillows, throws and tabletop textiles. The addition of Ashford Court to the Cypress Home line advanced Evergreen into the entire home.

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2005

Timeline 2005
Working with Richmond Artist, Paul DiPasquale and the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Evergreen aided in the structural design and manufacture the massive statue of King Neptune installed on the Virginia Beach boardwalk, commemorating the long-running Neptune Festival. It’s the largest bronze statue built in Virginia since Iwo Jima.

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2006

Timeline 2006
With a commitment to quality products, Evergreen acquired Cape Craftsmen, LLC and planned to grow the Cape Craftsmen business beyond its foundational accent furniture with the addition of textiles and other home accents.

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2007

Timeline 2007
The company introduced its newly renovated business-to-business online resource center www.myevergreenonline.com, giving their customers access to over 5,000 items that could be ordered online 24/7. The site included built-in functions such as order tracking and order history that helped customers manage their Evergreen business.

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2008

Timeline 2008
A West Coast flagship showroom at the World Market Center in Las Vegas was opened, and Evergreen partnered with full line distributors to sell products in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The Just the Right Shoe line launched with the help of its creator, Lorraine Vail, and under Evergreen's brand expanded its distribution worldwide.

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2009

Timeline 2009
A record year for sales in Evergreen's history, the company continued to move forward, acquiring New Creative Enterprises. This acquisition incorporated NCE into the Evergreen brand portfolio and allowed for the introduction of other Evergreen brands to established NCE customers.

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2010

Timeline 2010
With more than 100 territory managers nationwide and an expansion of their Atlanta showroom in order to offer retailers a dedicated flag and garden showroom, Evergreen continues to grow with the acquisition of Plow & Hearth, a multichannel retailer with Virginia roots.

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2011

Timeline 2011
The company expanded internationally through the creation of Evergreen Enterprises Canada and established its first direct sales force outside the U.S. Additionally, the successful acquisition of Team Sports America more than tripled Evergreen's licensed sports product offering. Evergreen opened a new Memphis distribution center as well as renovated and expanded its Richmond headquarters.

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2012

Timeline 2012
Evergreen further expanded its licensed sports portfolio with the acquisition of the SC Sports product line, including holiday, plush, and home products. The company also launched a new Online Resource Center and Spotlight Sales Force App with additional features to better serve customer needs.

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2013

Timeline 2013
2013 marks Evergreen's 20th anniversary. Evergreen expanded its accessories and jewelry line into a new brand called Blossom Boutique. The Evergreen Enterprises Careers page was given an upgrade.

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2014

Timeline 2014
MyEvergreenOnline.com, the Online Resource Center, was redesigned with additional features to better serve retailers needs.

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2016

Timeline 2016
Evergreen opened its first "Virtual Showroom" at the Las Vegas Market. Evergreen Enterprises also launched it's first business-to-consumer site: MyEvergreen.com as part of a company initiative to enhance branding and name-recognition on the internet.