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    The Fun Company

    November 2021

     


    The Fun Company In 1983, Bev Goff had a vision to serve the teachers and parents of Logan County when she created the one-of-a-kind business called the Education Station. As she decided to retire in 2018, Mandy and Brian Osterfeld purchased the business. With a vision to still serve educators and parents and carry-on Bev's legacy, they ultimately transformed it into The Fun Company.

    As parents themselves and business owners already, Mandy & Brian knew they also wanted to update the business by adding an expanded toy selection with the latest and greatest available on the market. Mandy states that one of their "favorite family pastimes was visiting super cool independent toy stores across the country, and we thought - why not build one right here in Bellefontaine!" Bellefontaine was the location of choice because after buying Tanger's Furniture 5 years ago, the Osterfeld family fell in love with Logan County and all that this community has to offer a young family. The Fun Company specializes in toys, games, books, puzzles, crafts, STEM, learning aids and teacher supplies. Have you seen their pop it and Lego collections!? They also host birthday parties and workshops on a regular basis. Did you know - The Fun Company offers layaway for Christmas, as well as a wish list program for Christmas and birthdays that gives you 10% off anything in the store! Your child can also receive a gift in the mail on their birthday! All for FREE! It is a no brainer that The Fun Company is the perfect addition to all that Logan County has to offer families.

    There is no doubt why The Fun Company was voted the #1 store for kids in Logan County in 2020. When you walk in the door, you can tell that Mandy and her team of Anissa, Madi, Lori, Lisa & Melanie love what they do. If you’re wondering how a small business in rural Ohio can stay up to date on the best toys on the market, these guys have a plan. They attend 4 conventions a year to buy new products and learn all about what is up and coming in the toy business. With excited and eager hearts, they strive to learn everything they can about the toy industry and are constantly learning how to make The Fun The Fun CompanyCompany bigger and better every time you go in. COVID-19 couldn’t even stop them from learning and growing! During the 2020 shutdown, they were able to fast-track their website, which allowed them to make up for lost revenue. The investment into their website has paid off several times over, as they now ship their products all over the country on a daily basis; The Fun Company has even shipped to Japan! You can browse or shop on their website: btownfun.com .

    The Fun Company's current holiday hours are Monday-Thursday 10-7, Friday-Saturday 10-8 and Sundays 12-5. You can also find them on Instagram: @btownfunco, ticktok: @fun.company and Facebook: @btownfunco .

    Out and about in a different area? The Fun Company has a second location in Mandy's hometown of Leipsic (opened in 2020) and a third location in Defiance (opened in 2021), where they have 7 other employees! Talk about a growing business.

    Please join us in congratulating The Fun Company for being named the Logan County Chamber Business of the Month.