A Sweet Time at Mango Mangeaux

    Our March 20Mango Mangeaux Mixer was a great Peninsula social event! Just under 20 PRSAHR members and guests enjoyed networking, signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while Mango Mangeaux Proprietor Lakeisha Brown Renfro (one of three proprietors of the company) told the Simply Panache story.

    After contacting ABC’s Shark Tank producers and being selected out of 50,000 applicants, the Simply Panache team appeared in front of the sharks and the episode aired September 27, 2013. Although they did not partner with a shark, the sharks loved Mango Mangeaux and the appearance led to 15,000 orders in 48 hours. Those orders equated to nearly 100,000 jars of their in-house made mango preserves, which are now sold in 500 specialty stores nationwide as well as Whole Foods in the Mid-Atlantic region.

    With their earnings, they decided to invest in their community by bringing new and niche businesses to the city of Hampton. Their sister companies now include:The Hampton: A Simply Panache Venue; The Boutique Spa at Simply Panache Nail Bar and Pedi Spa; and Simply Panache Place: A Boutique Hotel.

    Attendees has a wonderful time, asked excellent questions and Kevin Gaydosh won the jar of mango preserves!


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