Maxine Clark announces retirement from Build-A-Bear

4:29 PM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop has announced her retirement.

Maxine Clark has decided to focus on her second passion, which is public education. She says she was inspired by her great teachers growing up and knows that if she wants to make a difference in education, it needs her full attention.

Clark, who calls herself "chief executive bear," made the announcement Thursday on Facebook.

Her replacement has not been announced.


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