In 1994, sisters, Nancy Wade and Patsy Powell, opened Jellybeans to offer unique children’s clothing and gift items to the Springfield community. As third generation Springfieldians, they wanted to provide their customers with ground-breaking retail services such as family friendly shopping by offering a playroom for children within the store and kids’ bathrooms, allowing patrons with children to enjoy the Jellybeans shopping experience. These in-store amenities were new to Springfield and created a loyal following of customers.
Meghan Chambers worked at Jellybeans in high school and eventually interned there to learn more about running and managing a successful retail business. It was always her dream to own Jellybeans. In 2010, when Wade and Powell were ready to retire, the only person they ever considered selling Jellybeans to was Chambers. Since purchasing Jellybeans, Chambers has put her own personal stamp on Jellybeans by bringing in new clothing lines and updating the storefront experience and marketing programs.