Local Small Businesses Get a Big Spotlight in Our Gift Shop

Truist knows how essential small businesses are to building thriving communities. They create products that match the speed of small businesses, build partnerships to last through every stage of a business’s growth, and invest in building better communities where we can all thrive.

And it’s also why they’ve teamed up with us to bring local, small businesses into our gift shop at Georgia Aquarium by sponsoring a dedicated space in our gift shop for a rotating roster of local small businesses. We hope this display connects you to your new favorite shop, located in your own neighborhood.

Stop by our gift shop to check out our current featured business!

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Meet the creator of Brown Toy Box

Terri-Nichelle Bradley is the Founder and CEO at Brown Toy Box. Bradley believes that Black children should see themselves positively represented in every space they experience regularly, starting with their toybox and the toy aisle. Launched in 2017 as a STEAM kit, Brown Toy Box evolved into a full-scale educational toy company producing and curating STEAM toys, media, and experiences for centering and celebrating Black children in a manner all children can enjoy, learn, and have fun.

Bradley is active in the Atlanta education and business community and serves as the Atlanta chapter chair of Women in Toys. She has been awarded the Civic Impact Award, was recognized as a 2019 Atlanta’s Top 100 Businesswomen of Influence by the Atlanta Business League, acknowledged on the 2020 Who’s Who in Black Atlanta list of influential leaders and most recently named to Inc. Magazine’s 2020 Female Founders 100 list.

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