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April 18, 2017 2 Comments

Kaktos Rose Introduction - Futris Family

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is...okay, okay enough Jay-Z we just couldn’t help ourselves...

So, we are Kaktos Rose (the brain child of SportHooks LLC) created by myself (Ashley) and my sister, Katie. Our badass Mom, Marcey Futris, is the founder of SportHooks, because basically there isn’t anything she CAN’T do. Our Mom has a passion for running that really ramped up after our move from Chicago to Texas in 1999 (Chitown girls, but Texas Forever!). As a way to meet some new friends in Texas, Mom started running with a group of women at the local YMCA... little did she know that running group would lead to our Mom completing 100+ marathons, one in each state and starting a successful business! So, you’re thinking cut to the chase already... what is a SportHook? A SportHook is a way to display your marathon or sport medals (hats, jackets, gear, keys, etc) in a sleek, stylish, and functional way! Cool, right? Shark Tank thought so too, but that’s a whole 'nother story, maybe for another blog post...

Meanwhile, Katie and I were kissing our Thursday night bar scene goodbye graduating college and embarking on our first careers. Katie, as an assistant buyer for JC Penney headquarters in Dallas and I was Vice President of Sports and Special Events for the Waco Chamber. Luckily, I had A LOT of freedom at the Waco Chamber to create awesome new events, such as The Texas Food Truck Showdown and George’s Big O Golf Tournament. Incidentally a lot of other people thought they were pretty awesome too; both events were hugely successful in their first years beyond what I could have even imagined!

Katie and I had countless conversations about so many different products that she and I loved, and we kept saying “we can totally do that”, “why aren’t we just doing this”. I guess you could say we got it from our mama! Low and behold the stars aligned, Mom had paved the way, and we decided to GO FOR IT! Cue Kaktos Rose!

We naturally started with metal art since we already had that pretty much figured out thanks to SportHooks. It didn’t take long before we ventured into cake toppers for weddings and baby showers or pretty much anything you could think of made from metal!

Little by little, the more shows we attended, the more contacts we made...and the business has been growing ever since! This is just the beginning for Kaktos Rose - we have plans to branch into other merchandise and ideally a retail space of our own someday.

And if ya don’t know...now ya know! *drops mic* thank you B.I.G.

XX,

Bossbabe Ashley

P.S. Katie will blog on here as well, don’t worry you won’t always have to listen to me babble!




2 Responses

Ali
Ali

April 18, 2017

Soooo proud of y’all!!!! Love me some Kaktos Rose!

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams

April 18, 2017

Two thumbs up from Camp Chellysworld for having the courage to do y’alls thing. I wish you nothing but continued success.

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