Season Three pitcher Rachel Mielke and her company Hillberg & Berk Jewelry
were recently profiled in this article
in arriva magazine.
Rachel's pitch caught the eye of Dragon Brett Wilson and Mielke told arriva that Wilson’s venture capital has helped her focus on the business and marketing side of her company and has allowed her to expand to a full time staff of five. The company has grown over 600% during the second half of her partnership with Wilson.
"Brett Wilson's involvement is less about the business side of things, and more about the entertainment side," states Mielke in the arriva article. "Brett is great at getting my brand connected with the entertainment industry and getting connected with cool events and celebrities. On my website there’s a list of who’s wearing Hillberg & Berk."
Rachael's jewelry creations were a hit at the 2008 Academy Awards and have been worn by Barbara Walters, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dog, Taylor Swift and Drew Barrymore.
The article also touches on the Mielke’s connection to her home province of Saskatchewan. Even though her jewelry is the toast of trendsetters around the world, Mielke still proudly calls Regina home.
"I’ve never even considered moving anywhere else because the business community and my clientele have been so supportive here," explained Mielke to arriva. "I think you can do anything you need to do in Saskatchewan. It's still affordable to start a business here. Plus, women in Saskatchewan are very fashionable. We may have a smaller per capita, but there are some very stylish women here that drive our business."
For more information about Hillberg & Berk visit their website at http://www.hillbergandberk.com/
Posted on Dec 21, 2009 12:40:34 PM