Lauren and Brian Dishman
Our customer service and selection! We strive to form relationships with each of our customers, and that’s what keeps bringing them back. I also believe that we truly have something for any age range, whereas most of the other stores in town cater to college kids or older ladies. A girl can come in to Monkee’s with her Mom and Grandma and they can all leave with a little something.
I am incredibly proud of this business that my husband Brian and I have built together. We took a chance, and started Monkee’s at a young age (I was 27), in a not so good economy. We’ve done all the work ourselves, with great associates over the years. It’s been an act of teamwork, and all of our hard work has paid off with such a thriving and successful store
I personally am an active member of our local Junior League where I have chaired committees to raise money for local organizations. I enjoy helping out with the Ronald McDonald House, and we are regular supporters for the Pirate Club and many events put on through East Carolina University.
As a busy Mom and business owner, it’s important for me to be stylish and functional. I’m not too girly, so I tend to turn to a good pair of jeans with a loose top and fun jewelry.