ECHOstore (Chit) wins BID Challenge for one of two Best Concepts in the Philippines.
Establishes distribution space at Shangri-la Hotels (Mactan and Manila)
Launches two programs, ECHOdesign Lab and ECHOteach
ECHOtrio go to Rotterdam, Netherlands to compete for the BID International Challenge.
Launches two compaigns: Malunggay Green Kids Feeding Program (partnership with Kabisig ng Kalahi Foundation and Taguig City government)and Recycle for a Cause Program (partnerships with Philippine Airlines, Accenture and Punong Bayan and Araullo established).
ECHOtrio begins volunteering time to go around the country to help product development, works with the Peace and Equity Foundation’s Partner Access Centers
Wins the first Ayala Green Merchant Award
Opens second branch at Podium, Ortigas
Launches ECHOstore Body Basics line
Officially launches its CSR as ECHOvillage (EVS) store, a related brand is given to NGOs, specifically, the groups of the PEF Partner Access Centers. EVS Esteban Abada store opens and later in the year, EVS Puerto Princessa opens.
Opens Le Bistro Vert Sustainable Foods at Salcedo Village, Makati City
Opens ECHOyoga Community Center at Legaspi Village, Makati City
Opens distribution space at Marriot Hotel Cebu, NAIA Terminal 3, ADB Ortigas
Management Association of the Pbilippines (MAP) joins Recycle for a Cause Campaign
Launches ECHOstore Home Basics Line
ECHOfarms begins in Silang, Cavite
Identified by Academe (Ateneo) as case study for social entrepreneurship and included in case book
Jeannie invited to attend the Natural Food Expo West by the US Department of Agriculture Midwest. Chit joins her.
Chit invited to speak at the Vital Voices Summit in New Delhi, India; at the 7th International Women’s Leadership Conference; and the Sustainable Forum in Lille, France.
Jeannie invited to the Natural Food Expo in California by the US Department of Agriculture
Chit invited to speak at the Global Women Conference in New Zealand; wins the Go Negosyo Starpreneur for Social Entrepreneurship Award and the Ernst and Yang Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines Award.
ECHOvillage Store Bacolod, Gensan and Baguio open, all run by NGO groups.
Jeannie and Chit attend the Global Summit of Women in Istanbul, Turkey
Jeannie invited to the Natural Food Expo East in Baltimore by the Organic Trade Association of the US. Chit joins her.
Chit and Jeannie invited to the Global Women’s Vendor Forum in Chongqing, China
Opens ECHOmarket Sustainable Farms next to ECHOstore
Launches ECHOstore’s brand called Honest Herbs
Chit wins the PLDT SME Nation Go Negosyo and MVP Bossing Award
Chit invited to the APEC Women and Economy Summit in San Francisco; and the Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ottowa, Canada.
ECHOsi Foundation is launched.
82 organizations and foundations
16 distribution points
5 echo village stores
Opens ECHOcafe which, alongside ECHOmarket completes the tri-concept of the ECHOstore flagship store in Serendra.
Invited to be the souvenir store in Manila Fame at the SMX
Invited to be the souvenir store in the Philippine Pavilion in the World Expo in Yeosu, Korea
Chit invited to speak in the International Women’s Conference in Bangalore, India; as panelist at the Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Conference in the US; and the Philippine side event of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.
Jeannie invited to speak and represent Asia/SMEs/women enterprises at the UN Rio+20 Business and Industry Consultative Meeting at the Hague, Netherlands.
ECHOtrio attends the Global Summit of Women in Athens, Greece. Jeannie and Chit invited as panel speakers in sessions.
ECHOstore (Jeannie) wins as one of three finalists from the Asia Pacific region to vie in the Cartier Women’s Initiative Award in Paris, France in October
ECHOsi Foundation formally begins nationwide programs under the Great Women Project of the Philippine Commission for Women (PCW) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).