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She’s only 24 years old, but she knows how to run a business. Seven businesses, in fact.
Samantha Goldsmith, of Saint James, has opened her seventh Red Mango store in North Babylon, New York, and will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the grand opening event, residents will be treated to a free small yogurt, giveaways, music, and fun.
As part of the grand opening celebration, Goldsmith will be collecting donations on behalf of ACDS, The Association for Children with Down Syndrome, and selling bracelets for both autism and down syndrome. Goldsmith has been working with ACDS since September 2010 when she opened her first store.
“They really run a great program for the students who attend and I am honored to be involved with a cause that is very near and dear to my heart,” Goldsmith says.
Goldsmith is already a veteran of the fast-growing chain. With six other Red Mango stores in Long Island under her watchful eye, she also wears the crown as the largest multi-unit owner for the brand.
The North Babylon location is among more than 170 Red Mango stores open for business across North America.
In September 2010, Goldsmith, then 22, knew she wanted to open a franchise. She looked at many different options, but fell in love with Red Mango.
“My dad and I went to a franchise show in New Jersey and loved the way Red Mango’s concept and design looked, but once I tried it, I was hooked,” she says. “And then to find out that it was all-natural and healthy while still tasting delicious, I knew I wanted to be a part of Red Mango.”
Eighteen months later, Goldsmith is opening her seventh store on Long Island.
“I couldn’t be happier to be doing what I love and seeing others fall in love with the flavorful pleasure that is Red Mango,” Goldsmith says. “The entire team at Red Mango of North Babylon is excited about the May 12th grand opening event and we invite everyone to come by and have a tasty and refreshing treat on us.”
Dan Kim, the founder and chief concept officer of Red Mango, will be there to help celebrate this latest opening of Goldsmith’s.
“I am truly amazed with Samantha for what she has done in such a short time of being a franchise owner with Red Mango and not to mention at such a young age,” Kim says. “She is an inspiration.”