Carol Geryk is a proactive problem solver who likes talking to people. Those traits combined with her business savvy and drive to excel, have made her an extraordinarily successful EmbroidMe franchisee. She opened her store in the college town of Kingsville, Texas in 2003, became the first EmbroidMe Million Dollar store in 2007 and has continued to regularly have the highest sales in the system. Carol serves as a Promotional Marketing Partner to her clients, spending time with each of them to identify their needs and offer customized solutions. She works with business owners and individuals to determine the best branded apparel and ad specialties to help promote the companies and make a lasting impressing.
Carol’s knack for serving as the marketing arm to local business came naturally. She was an elementary music teacher before she became an entrepreneur and settled on the EmbroidMe franchise. She specializes in truly getting to know her clients and identify their marketing needs so she can offer impactful solutions.
“EmbroidMe Kingsville offers more than 800,000 promotional products to our clients and it’s up to me to figure out exactly which item provides the best connection with customers,” says Carol. “I start with that item then work within the client’s budget to offer other customized options to brand that company, including embroidered apparel, uniforms and trade show items. I love making a real difference in a client’s marketing efforts”.
Just as Carol is helping to grow local businesses, her store is expanding as well. She’s preparing to move to a larger location. She’s also just forged a remarkable partnership with Texas A & M-Kingsville that gives her exclusive rights to sell on campus and with that she opened the new Javelina Spirit Shop. The fresh, hip store is located right inside the Javelina Stadium and features university fashion trends that allow students to show their school spirit in a fun, trendy way.
Carol is also dedicated to giving back to her community and received wide notice this year when donated hundreds of t-shirts to the Davis Moon Project, proving that a small business owner in Texas can have a powerful impact around the world.