By Libby Hopkins
All of us have sat at our desk at work daydreaming of what it would be like to be our own boss. Well, Laurie Champagne-Bumberg of FishHawk took the leap of faith we all daydreamed about and became her own boss. She recently started her online business, Camden Elizabeth.
“In my last position I was the SE Regional Director of Business Development for a large project management firm,” Champagne-Bumberg said. “I traveled from Florida to the Carolina’s weekly. While I loved the job, I was missing out on my kid’s games and activities.”
With a little encouragement from her husband, she gave up her hard earned corporate title, paycheck, benefits and started on the venture she had been longing for.
“When my son Noah was born, I dabbled in creating custom burp clothes and sold them to my friends and family,” Champagne-Bumberg said. “I always wondered if I could really create a business. It was go time to see if I can really do it.”
She came up with the name Camden Elizabeth partially from her daughter Elizabeth and a small town in Maine near where she was raised.
“I ‘tried on’ many names but kept coming back to Camden Elizabeth,” Champagne-Bumberg said. “It’s a beautiful name and I knew I would carry beautiful products to match. The struggle is that my daughter thinks she is entitled to one of everything that I sell.”
Champagne-Bumberg sells everything from apparel to home accessories.
“Every single item on my website I either own or have gifted to family and friends,” Champagne-Bumberg said. “I knew when I started this that I would only carry items I love.”
She is an exclusive retailer in the Tampa Bay area for Dang Chicks, which is a product line well known throughout the country and seen being warn by many celebrities. She also has plans to create her own line of T-shirts with inspirational messages for women.
To learn more, visit www.Camden Elizabeth.com. Also look for the Camden Elizabeth’s ad in The Osprey Observer for a discount code.