Robin Hornberger,  Robin’s Nest on Main

Nominated by Main Street Laurens

In October 2014, Robin Hornberger celebrated her first year in business. In that short time, Robin and Robin’s Nest on Main have had a major impact on Laurens’ business district.

The owner of a vacant home on historic West Main Street, Hornberger decided to take the house off the market and turn it into a gift shop that has quickly become a must-stop shop. She constantly updates her products and displays while keeping up with popular trends.

Hornberger and her staff have integrated a strong social media component into the shop’s merchandising. They update followers on new merchandise and post pictures of customers they see wearing their merchandise.

Hornberger is a member of Main Street Laurens’ promotions committee, hosted the Chamber’s Christmas Business after Hours event and participated in numerous downtown promotions. Robin’s Nest on Main was one of the very popular pop-up shops at the 2014 Sip-N-Stroll wine-tasting event, bringing a little piece of the store and much excitement to the event.

With her merchandising skills and creative thinking, Hornberger has made her business a shopping destination in Laurens, generating traffic not only to her store but also to all of downtown. Her gift shop has breathed new life into a vacant home and helped generate excitement about shopping in downtown again.

Contact: Jonathan Irick at mail@ or 864.984.2119