The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from a couple of local entrepreneurs who have turned golf gloves into a million dollar business, during their weekly meeting March 8th at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.
Bryan (left) and Erin (center) Bender discussed their business, Bender Gloves, located in Moweaqua. Kiwanis member Will Perkins (right) was program chair for the meeting.
Bryan told the Kiwanis Club the idea for Bender Gloves came about 7 years ago when he was searching for a golf glove beyond the generic white gloves that are commonly seen. Seeing very few offered in the marketplace, Bryan pitched the idea to Erin to create their own golf gloves in multiple colors and designs. They decided to begin Bender Gloves thinking it would be something fun to do on the side.
The Bender’s said their business has grown to the point that Bryan has quit has job and is doing Bender Gloves full time. With Erin’s accounting background and salesmanship, and Bryan’s entrepreneurial abilities, they have evolved the business into the success that it is today, offering multiple designs and are expanding their product lines. Their gloves are sold worldwide and they attend shows throughout the United States. They even have multiple celebrities using their quality gloves. For more information, visit them online at www.bendergloves.com.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.