Liz and Roo Fine Baby Bedding Named One of GLI’s EnterpriseCorp “Hot Dozen” for 2014

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One of Twelve Companies Recognized as Region’s Most Innovative

Bumper Free Crib Bedding by Liz and Roo

"It has been rewarding to help educate parents on the benefits of bumper-free crib bedding", stated Caroline Eager

EnterpriseCorp, the division of Greater Louisville Inc. that specializes in nurturing the region’s fast-growth entrepreneurial sector, has named American Made Dorm & Home and its baby bedding group Liz and Roo Fine Baby Bedding as one of its 2014 “Hot Dozen” companies. The “Hot Dozen” highlights twelve of the region’s most innovative and up and coming companies.

The “Hot Dozen” is selected by GLI’s EnterpriseCorp, the Louisville office of the Kentucky Innovation Network. Liz and Roo was selected because it exemplifies some of the innovative work being done in the region’s entrepreneurial community.

Liz and Roo Fine Baby Bedding was founded in 2012 with a vision for creating high quality, made in USA baby bedding and accessories that emphasize safety, workmanship and style. Liz and Roo’s assortment of modern and sophisticated designs are hand made by sewing artisans in North Carolina, supplemented by a small team in Kentucky who specialize in custom bedding. A women-owned business, Liz and Roo strongly promotes bumper-free bedding as recommended by the American Pediatric Society. The company’s products can be found at over 125 stores nationwide, and in addition, has just formed a partnership with Natart Juvenile in Quebec, who will serve as Liz and Roo’s Canadian Distributor.

“GLI is proud to recognize the best and brightest start-ups in our community,” said GLI President and CEO Kent Oyler. “Liz and Roo and its peer Hot Dozen companies are well positioned to do big things and we look forward to celebrating their continuing success.”

“It has been rewarding to watch Liz and Roo grow as a result of helping new parents understand the benefits of bumper-free bedding," said Caroline Eager, owner of Liz and Roo. "With our bumperless focus, parents feel confident about the safety of their baby’s crib bedding. We are grateful to receive this accolade from GLI’s EnterpriseCorp for our efforts and success.”

About Liz and Roo
Liz and Roo, a division of American Made Dorm & Home, is the premier designer, manufacturer and retailer of made in USA baby bedding and bumperless crib sets that emphasize safety, workmanship and style. A women-owned business, Liz and Roo’s products can be found in more than 125 specialty baby stores and juvenile furniture shops throughout the USA and Canada. Liz and Roo was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky with production facilities in Sylva, North Carolina. For more information and to view Liz and Roo’s complete assortment of baby bedding and accessories, please visit http://lizandroo.com/.

About Greater Louisville Inc.
Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is where business leaders come together to advance the Greater Louisville region though job and wealth creation. The organization serves as the voice of the business community by connecting and growing businesses, cultivating entrepreneurship, supporting development of the community’s talent base and facilitating business leadership engagement on issues that impact the competitiveness of the region. For more information, visit http://www.GreaterLouisville.com

About EnterpriseCorp
EnterpriseCorp is the entrepreneurial arm of Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce. Robust start-up activity and an abundance of fast-growth, entrepreneurial companies is a sign of a flourishing regional economy. GLI’s EnterpriseCorp is dedicated to nurturing and strengthening this important segment of our business community by encouraging risk-taking, cultivating new sources of capital and creating an infrastructure ready to assist these ventures. For more information, visit http://www.EnterpriseCorp.com

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