Spider-Owned Businesses

Support Spider-owned Businesses and Makers!

Contact or order directly from our alumni makers and business owners by clicking the icons under their descriptions. 

Absurd Snacks | Eli Bank, '22, and Grace Mittl, '22

Absurd Snacks are made with simple and clean ingredients, pack a burst of flavor, and are completely free of the top 9 allergens. Absurd Snacks started as a class project at the University of Richmond's Robins School of Business.

Adjourn Teahouse | LaTonia Cokely, '06

Adjourn Teahouse is an artisanal loose-leaf tea company specializing in organic, handcrafted, full-leaf tea blends.

Beehive Sport and Social Club | Dave Marquardt, '08

Adult sports in Salt Lake City: Kickball, soccer, dodgeball, volleyball, flag football, softball, basketball, cornhole & more! Beehive Sports started with one 60-person kickball league and now has more than 10,000 players each year across 85 different leagues. 

Bold Joyful Organizing | Christine Hofler, W'87

Certified in Marie Kondo's KonMari Method®, Christine is a decluttering and organizing expert. BOLD Joyful Organizing has Twin Cities, Colorado Springs, and Pittsburgh locations and will travel throughout the U.S. to help Spiders anywhere.

Bop Bop Art | Annie Schonberger, '15

Prints of your favorite NYC storefronts! Commission requests are welcomed.

Cary Road Collectibles | Elizabeth Chenery, C'03, C'05

Etsy collectibles shop.

Cellars 33 | Katie Fones, W'91

Handcrafted wines made in San Francisco. 

Cherie Wyatt Travel Consultant | Cherie Wyatt, C'10

Independent travel consultant.

Chlorine Deckwear | Ben Minister, '00, and Katie Mooney Minister, '01

Chlorine Deckwear is apparel and accessories for aquatic athletes and people who love the pool. And custom print-on-demand team spirit wear, or deckwear - as they call it - for the pool deck and beyond.

Cocoa Pariis | Koshie France, '09

A lifestyle brand that elevates the experience of self-care and overall well-being through social experiences.

Color Me Katherine | Katharine Malanoski, '17

Art on commission! Stationery and personalized invitations are also available.

Funke Novels: The Christmas Gift | Rebecca Funke, '16

Rebecca's debut novel, The Christmas Gift, explores how to extend the season's magic to everything we do.

Ginger and Carrie Travel | Carrie Hogue, GB'09

A mother/daughter full-service travel agency committed to offering the highest quality service.

Gold Leaf Paper | Grace Dawson, '15

One-of-a-kind stationery sets made with 100% recycled paper. Each set is unique and made with care and attention to detail.

Golf Park Coffee Co. | Haylynn Gaunt Copper, C'23

A locally owned full-service coffee shop serving Blanchard's Coffee in Lynchburg, VA.

The Granola Factory | Calvin Virgilio, '10

A family-run business in Bethlehem, PA, specializing in artisanal granola, Shorties shortbread cookies, and the Bethlehem Bar!

Gwynne McCue Interiors | Gwynne McCue, '97

NYC interior design firm bringing the vision for uniquely personal residences—soulful, creative, functional spaces for a happy life. Gwynne offers discounts for fellow Spiders! 

Head Tilting Treats | Allie Rose, '23

Customizable dog treats with several flavors, shapes, and quantity combinations. 


Housemade by Hilary | Hilary Recht Martin, '84

One-of-a-kind home goods from forgotten pieces of Americana. We search basements, attics, and in-between for elements to reclaim, and we transform them one at a time by hand.

Joy Alchemy by Chloe | Chloe Bailey, '10

Sewist and Maker of things that bring joy.

Marian's Crochet | Marian Calabro, C'11

Marian makes handmade, custom-crocheted items, specializing in baby blankets and hats. Colors and patterns are up to the buyer!

Mary Egan Designs | Mary Egan, '16

Painter and lawyer Mary Egan's Etsy shop features three UR prints, notecards, and more!

Mimi King Studio | Mimi King, '15

RVA-based Printmaker. Mimi prints and carves the things that bring her joy - her cats, bees, and various botanical forms.

Mindflow | Anthony Faraino, '18

Mindflow provides mental health resources for student-athletes. It is fueled by licensed sports psychologists and co-founded by former student-athletes.

Moll's Balls | Molly Manuse, GB'19

Moll's Balls utilizes shatter-resistant ornament bulbs to create festive, whimsical, elegant holiday garlands. No two Moll’s Balls garlands are alike – each is handcrafted to your color, size, and lighting specifications.

Mountain Dog Sauce Company | Eric Friedman, '98

Small-batch hot sauce company obsessed with freshness and devoted to doing good things. 5% of all proceeds go to support the movement of nationwide No-Kill shelters. It is made with ❤️ in Lyons, CO.

Murph&Moose | Kristen Douthit, '07

Murph&Moose specializes in stuffed animals made from children's drawings and children's products that meet every mother's desires for durability and machine-washability.

Painting Katz & Dogs | Jamie Katz, '19

One-of-a-kind custom pet portraits made with love.

River City Roll | Ben Eubanks, GB'13

Located in Richmond, VA, RCR has boutique bowling, a seasonal menu from Chef Brad Slemaker, a hopping cocktail scene, a dog-friendly patio that is covered and heated, live music, and much more!

Satin Project | Whitney Phelps Hill, '13

Creator of the original Sleadrest (Satin-lined headrest) for infants.

SG Creative | Sophia Grillo, '19

NY-based artist; hand-painted original artwork, photography, and graphic design. 

Shelley's Gift Shop | Shelley Evans, '14

Shelley's Gift Shop is a Richmond, VA-based brick-and-mortar and online shop that carries products from diverse small businesses across the US.

small BIG Dog | Adrian Archie, '03, Claude Diggs, '03, and Jermaine Slade, '03

A natural pet supplies company based on expressing love to pet family members through quality natural products that will keep them healthy, whole, and happy.

Sugar Dreams Cookie Studio | Allison Kociuruba, '98

Custom decorated sugar cookies in Austin, TX. 

Sugar Magnolia | Tom Raub, R'88

Your one-stop shop in Blacksburg and Roanoke, VA, for gifts, treats, and hospitality.

Susan Tulu Bounds | Susan Bounds, '14

Bringing you chic jewelry designs from Susan's hands to yours. 

Sweet Wynns | Taryn Wynn, '14

An ice cream-making workshop in Richmond, VA, focused on teaching customers how to create premium ice creams from scratch. 

Threading the Needle | Kadeem Alphanso Fyffe, '13

Threading the Needle: A Fashion Designer’s Guide to Successfully Launching Your First Collection is the new go-to back-pocket resource for aspiring designers, with everything you need to know before launching your first collection and building a successful clothing company. 

Tipsy Scoop | Melissa Tavss, '09

Liquor-infused ice cream inspired by classic and contemporary cocktails and made with local and seasonal ingredients in NYC. 

TRAP Recruiter, LLC | Keirsten Greggs, '98

TRAP Recruiter, LLC is a Black Woman-Owned Small Business committed to bridging the gap between the job seeker and organizations committed to attracting, hiring, developing, and retaining diverse talent and building inclusive cultures.


Well-Rounded Wealth Podcast | Beth Lamb Berger, W'86

Join the journey of reflection and discovery to obtain a life with a balance of physical health, mental stability, and emotional well-being.

Wonderland Bookshop | Patrick Collins, '22

Whimsical, independent children's and young adult bookshop in Greensboro, NC.


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