DistinctCLE opened for business in April, 2016 and is owned and operated by business partners Lauren Krueger and Danielle Gura. We met while waiting tables at Chez Francois in Vermilion back in 2010 and after a few years of hard work, decided to put our skill sets and interests together to see what happened.

Lauren had thought up the notion to market curated, locally sourced gift crates after identifying the niche during time spent working at Edible Cleveland Magazine. Meanwhile Danielle had a background in mechanics and finance after graduating from Oberlin College and then enrolling in both vocational school and a local community college to pursue her DIY and entrepreneurial interests.

Today, Lauren is our C.E.O and runs the advertising and marketing departments while Danielle works behind the scenes – building crates, tweaking the website, and doing the books. We both love what we do and are passionate about each and every product we find, pack, and build. Have a gift giving conundrum? Let us bring OUR great to YOUR crate and thanks!