BOOM! WIN Warehouse has officially hosted its grand reopening after important renovations were made to our current location in North St. Louis. In case you missed it, WIN held an open house for our members, including nonprofit organizations, schools, and churches.
Since 1992, WIN has been located on San Francisco Ave., working with nonprofits and corporations alike. After purchasing the space in 2010, we identified a need to renovate a space for a new showroom and offices within the warehouse, beginning with building improvements such as replacing part of the roof. Our staff is growing, too, so we also expanded our offices and meeting rooms.
How did we do it?
Thanks to our amazing friends at SPACE Architects + Designers + Builders, a design was forged and construction began in September 2018. Moving upstairs from the dimly-lit basement, the sky was the limit for us to create a space that now offers excitement and energy around the WIN mission for our members, staff and product.
What did you miss?
Before the grand reopening took place, the mobile unit of USO of Missouri provided an amazing team of volunteers who handed out delicious hot dogs. Guests also enjoyed plenty of WIN-themed candy, including chocolates, taffy, gumballs, and more.
After our guests’ stomachs were full, our inspiring emcee and program director, Tony DiFranco, kicked off the grand reopening by thanking our members who traveled from out of town and our partners who help drive our mission daily. Our fearless leader and president, Travis Laws, then took a minute to spotlight the impact a strong board and new renovations will have on our organization moving forward.
Josh Wilson of Mission: St. Louis spoke strongly about his nonprofit, which builds relationships to empower people to transform their lives. WIN has worked with them for over 5 years and will continue a great partnership. Another friend of ours, Demetrious Johnson of the Demetrious Johnson Charitable Foundation and former defense captain of the National Football League’s Detroit Lions, passionately added how WIN is truly providing nonprofits throughout St. Louis with a service focused on mission.
Next, WIN board member Kathy Reznikov proudly presented a plaque – dedicated to WIN Warehouse founder Clinton Laws – to his wife, WIN board member Joyce Laws, and son, Travis Laws. As Kathy shared, Clinton had a vision as he knew that charities and nonprofits are essential to the success of our community and our country. He also knew that they would strive if there were an organization that could help reduce their costs and offer support that was not only financial. WIN Warehouse is proud to live by the slogan “Save More, Serve More.”
Everyone gathered outside with Travis to cut the ribbon in front of our space, with our board, partners, and members all smiling together. If you get the chance soon, stop by and see the space with your own eyes. We know you’re going to love what we did to the place, too. Not a member yet? Find out more information on our website on how to join WIN.