WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"Seeing as we launched the line out of Chatham but our hometown is Wellesley, it's really great to get support from local businesses," admits Gorman. "It's fun to share the experience of what we've created with people we grew up with." One such local supporter isn't a stranger to showcasing local talent. Wellesley's E.A.Davis started carrying Mahi Gold's printed dresses and tops in spring 2013. "As you can imagine, from our own background as the oldest family business in Wellesley, supporting the local community is one of our core values," says E.A.Davis owner Rob Skolnick. "To have the oppor- tunity to team up with such talent as Mike and Becky is a thrill for E.A. Davis. The patterns are really great, and customers are really excited by the fit and style." The feeling is mutual. "E.A. Davis has been fantastic," says Gorman Voelkel. "As a little girl I grew up shopping there, so to come full circle and sell our line there is really cool." A Dream Realized Now Mahi Gold has its very own outlet. Their flagship store opened in Chatham over Memorial Day weekend last year. This 1,800-square- foot Main Street space is an homage to its past, with dressing rooms built out to feel like you're walking into their grandparents' shed and nautical touches throughout. "We knew it was in the cards eventually. It's been a lot of fun to create our own space. Now we're setting the tone on how we envision the brand," says Gorman Voelkel. A sneaky peek into the basement shows the wholesale operation, as this one-stop shop helps streamline operations. Their iconic nautical theme also ties into Mahi Gold's business model. For the trio of entrepreneurs, it's all about keeping things even-keeled. "You have to have patience. We've been methodical in how we've chosen to grow," says Gorman Voelkel. "We're slow and steady wins the race. We want to make sure every step we take is the best step for the future." 134 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 business "slow and steady wins the race" 126-134_WWMb14_business_mahi_v2_business 4/28/14 11:52 AM Page 134

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