Learning Express Finalizes Locations for 2020 & 2021 Conventions

Mike Derse Convention, Franchising

DEVENS, Massachusetts. Learning Express Toys hosts their 23rd Annual Convention and Vendor Expo June 22-25, 2020 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL. The 24th Annual Convention will be held at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton in Hollywood, FL from June 27-30, 2021. Every June, in a different US city, Learning Express Toys …

College Station, TX Franchisee Featured on Local News Channel 3

Mike Derse Local Franchise News Article, Owner Spotlight

COLLEGE STATION, Texas. Bridget Mais, owner of Learning Express Toys of College Station, TX, was recently featured on local CBS-affiliate KBTX Channel 3. In the segment, Ms. Mais demonstrated her favorite toys for this holiday season. The recorded video segment can be viewed at the link below. https://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Christmas-gifts-for-all-ages-at-Learning-Express-Toys-566078701.html

Houston Franchisee Shares Top 5 Holiday Picks on Local Television Station

Mike Derse Local Franchise News Article, Owner Spotlight

HOUSTON, Texas. Shannon Fritz, owner of two Learning Express franchises in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX, shared her top five gifts for this holiday season live on Houston Life, a local television program. Her top five toys for this year are listed below. To watch the entire recorded television program, click the link below. https://www.click2houston.com/houston-life/2019/12/04/houston-toy-store-owner-shares-top-5-picks-of-the-season/ Shannon’s Top 5 1. Auto …

Westfield Store Embraces Small Business Saturday

Mike Derse Local Franchise News Article

WESTFIELD, New Jersey. Learning Express Toys of Westfield, NJ participated in the 10th Small Business Saturday, a holiday created by American Express to celebrate locally-owned small businesses. “We love shopping in town,” one customer noted while browsing the store on November 30, 2019. To read the original article by Matt Kadosh on TAPinto, click the link below. https://www.tapinto.net/towns/scotch-plains-slash-fanwood/sections/business-and-finance/articles/small-business-saturday-shoppers-in-downtown-westfield-find-deals-and-good-times

Brookfield Franchisee Featured on Real Milwaukee Television Show

Mike Derse Local Franchise News Article, Owner Spotlight

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin. Learning Express Toys of Brookfield, WI recently demonstrated top holiday toys on Real Milwaukee, a FOX-affiliated local morning television program. Franchisee and store owner, Mary Lewis, explained exactly which toys she felt would be hit products this holiday season. Among her favorite toys were: Plush Squishmallows Hugmees Stunt Flyer Steam Breathing Dragon Auto Moto Air Fort Foam Alive …

Learning Express of Beverly, MA hosts Kennedy Kares Toy Drive

Mike Derse Local Franchise News Article, Philanthrophy

BEVERLY, Massachusetts. Learning Express Toys of Beverly, MA announced that they will host the 7th Annual Kennedy Kares Toy Drive on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The drive was created by 15-year-old Kennedy Steiner, who hoped that no child would go through the holidays without receiving a gift. Since its inception, Ms. Steiner’s toy drive has collected …


The Learning Express Story

Mike Derse Franchising, Toy Industry

by Sharon DiMinico People ask me all the time how I got into the toy business so I thought I’d write an abbreviated version of my journey. It’s probably a familiar story for many business owners, but here goes…. The Start My dad was an entrepreneur. I vividly remember his stories at the dinner table about the many projects he …

Learning Express Toys Tulsa, OK Franchise Owner Highlights Top Toys for Holiday Season

Mike Derse Local Franchise News Article, Owner Spotlight

TULSA, Oklahoma. Learning Express Toys of Tulsa, OK franchise owner, Charlie Darrow, recently highlighted her picks for the top toys of the upcoming holiday season on News on 6, a local television program. Among her picks were Air Forts, Sparkle Bracelets, My Robotic Pet Tumbling Hedgehog by Thames & Kosmos, the Clack! game, the Genius Square and the Rainbow Kit …

Toys For Tots

Leaning Express’ Vendors Donate At Convention

Jon Monahan Convention, Philanthrophy

NEW YORK, New York. In a recent Toy Book article, Learning Express Toys’ vendor partners were mentioned for donating thousands of toys to the Marine Toys for Tots Program, following the conclusion of Learning Express’ 22nd annual Convention, in New Orleans. “We are humbled and grateful to have such generous and wonderful toy vendors that are willing to donate new …