Founder & CEO, DistinctCLE
Connect with Lauren!
Lauren Krueger is an energetic and engaged member to the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce. Having joined in Fall of 2015, she has shared her talents with the organization in many ways, including as a volunteer and resource for specialty gifts to members.
Krueger founded DistinctCLE, a company that create lovely crates, perfect for corporate and client “thank you” gifts offering a great traditional way to “WOW” any customer. “Our crates are unique and can be personalized which shows your client that you care enough to send a thoughtful gift,” said Krueger. All of DistinctCLE’s crates are locally-made by female hands and then packed with 100% locally-sourced small batch goodies.
Supporting small businesses is important to Krueger, as a small business owner herself. She shares “when you buy from us you support multiple small businesses, you support the local economy and a female owned and operated company.”
In fact, fellow small business owners are a source of inspiration to Krueger, and others – including “happy, motivated people, professionals that love what they do, and goal-oriented individuals who know that collaboration in business is the key to success!” she said.
As a fan of collaboration, Krueger joined the Chamber to connect with the members and help grow her [at the time] new business. As an active member, she enjoys many events, but one that stands out as a favorite is the New Member Breakfast. She explains “everyone there, new members and old, are so eager find out how to help you grow, who you need to meet, and what to do to get the most out of your membership!”
FUN FACTS about Lauren: She is “a Cleveland girl through and through.” Lauren lives, loves, and plays here – and, once the weather breaks, you can always find her outside! “Our surrounding green spaces are amazing, along with our beautiful shoreline.” When she’s not enjoying nature, she’s on the road, visiting her two kids in Cincinnati, where both of attend the University.