Management & Office

Joe Hertig

Joe Hertig – Principal/Founder
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Joe has been in the Gift, Home & Fashion Industry for past 25+ years. He is the founder, principal and owner of Gift Street as well as its sister company, Fashion Street. Joe is well respected among his peers and has been an innovative leader in the industry his entire career. He is the founding president of the Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA) and current member of the The Source Network. In addition, Joe has been president of WLS Representative Network Club (2000-2001) and the Minneapolis Mart (2003-2004).



Dennis Schrupp – Key Account Manager

Dennis has been in the industry for over 20 years.  Experienced Vice President of Key Accounts with a demonstrated history of working in the wholesale industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Market Planning, Sales, Retail, E-commerce and Sales Management. Strong sales professional.



Carolyn Heitkamp – Office / Sales Coordinator
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Carolyn is entering her 17th year with the company and is the sales coordinator & office manager of Gift Street. She has career expertise in retail sales, management, and customer service. Carolyn’s understanding of business relationships and requirements of representatives, retailers & manufacturers alike allows her to work successfully with each group.




Tracie LaBerge – Showroom Manager
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Tracie joined our team 10 years ago and has over 14+ years of showroom experience and management. Her creativity, innovation & showroom design are well known in the industry. Tracie creates new product displays & sets two to three times per year. You can be confident that your products will be merchandised professionally with your sales materials up to date and well organized at all times.



Laura Brady – Office, Showroom and Sales Assistant

Laura joined the Gift Street team in 2013. She has excellent customer service & merchandising credentials and is known of her organization as well as attention to detail. Laura is always ready to lend a hand, take on new projects and support the company missions with plenty of energy & a positive attitude.