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Handbag company welcomes consultant to area

Lynne Sonnek has joined the home party industry as an independent sales consultant for Bagolitas in the greater Woodbury area.

Sonnek is ready to help "redefine" women in Minnesota through "spunky handbags and accessories."

Bagolitas by Janice -- the fringe fabric handbags and accessories boutique -- has been helping women redefine themselves through career opportunities or the handbags that they carry since 2005.

After reaching more than $1.7 million in sales, in 2008, achieving almost 11 percent growth, Bagolitas is planning to reach $2.4 million in 2009 primarily through at-home parties and the efforts of their exceptional sales team.

Bagolitas also strives to give back through fundraising efforts. Its passion is supporting children's charities, which is increasing with the introduction of the "Marla" bag this season to support Autism research.

Bagolitas reports its charitable efforts to date for 2008 has provided more than $30,000 in support for many causes, including $9,500 to Iowa Flood Relief.

With the growth of the sales organization, that number will continue to grow.

Sonnek is now bringing these opportunities to the Woodbury community.

"I'm so excited to bring this amazing opportunity to the women of Minnesota," Sonnek said. "The products speak for themselves, but the story behind this company is remarkable."

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