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Hobby Lobby

Self Description

December 2012: "Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., located in Oklahoma City, OK, started as an outgrowth of Greco Products, a miniature picture frames company founded in a garage by David Green in 1970. Hobby Lobby officially began operation on August 3, 1972 with a mere 300 square feet of retail space, and has been growing ever since.

From such humble beginnings and steady growth, Hobby Lobby is now considered a leader in the arts and crafts industry. Today, Hobby Lobby has 525 stores across the nation that average 55,000 square feet in size, and offers more than 65,000 crafting and home decor products in its stores.

Hobby Lobby operates from a single office, distribution and manufacturing complex in Oklahoma City. Our on-site manufacturing plant produces store fixtures, candles, scented products, art canvas, picture frames, and houses product packaging facilities.

The constant element throughout Hobby Lobby's growth is our loyal customers and our outstanding employees. The foundation of our business has been, and will continue to be strong values, and honoring the Lord in a manner consistent with Biblical principles...

Hobby Lobby is listed as a major Oklahoma City-based private corporation in Forbes and Fortune's List of Largest Private Companies. The company carries no long-term debt...

Our other affiliated companies headquartered in the complex include Crafts, Etc!, Hemispheres and Mardel. Follow this link to Mart Green (son of David Green) who is Founder of Mardel Christian and Education Supply Stores, Founder/CEO of Ethnographic Media (or EGM), and Founder, Executive Producer & CEO of Every Tribe Entertainment."

Third-Party Descriptions

December 2012: 'Hobby Lobby is owned by CEO and founder David Green and members of his family. "The foundation of our business has been, and will continue to be strong values, and honoring the Lord in a manner consistent with biblical principles," a statement on the Hobby Lobby website reads, adding that one outgrowth of that is the store is closed on Sundays to give its employees a day of rest. Each year the company also takes out full-page ads in numerous newspapers proclaiming its faith at Christmastime and on Independence Day.'


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Owned by (partial or full, past or present) Founded/Co-Founded by David Green Person Dec 28, 2012
Cooperation (past or present) Mart Green Person Dec 28, 2012

Articles and Resources

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May 28, 2014 Chilling Effect: How the attacks on a University of Virginia law professor are bad for academia, and all of us.

QUOTE: The effort to intimidate or—more charitably—“educate” professor Laycock is misdirected toward an academic career that has been protective of gay rights and gay marriage and only, in the two instances cited, collides with them through a larger vision of religious liberty. The groups who don’t like that anti-LGBT movements get intellectual cover from Laycock’s legal arguments are free to say so, loudly, passionately, and publicly. But using a FOIA request to try to get dirt on him, to imply that he is doing something unsavory with those groups, is simply a smear tactic...

Dec 27, 2012 Hobby Lobby faces millions in fines for bucking Obamacare

QUOTE: Craft store giant Hobby Lobby... opposes providing some contraceptives to employees through its company health care plan on religious grounds, saying some contraceptive products, like the morning after pill, equate to abortion. Hobby Lobby and affiliate Mardel, a Christian bookstore chain, sued the federal government for violating their owners' religious freedom and ability to freely exercise their religion.

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