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MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY OF CREATIVITY

From the beginning we have dedicated ourselves to inspiring and nurturing the creative pursuits of our customers.

1962

Michael J. Dupey, a Dallas businessman, debuts Dupey Enterprises, Inc. - the company that would open the very first Michaels store.

1973

The first Michaels store opens, located at Northtown Mall in Dallas, Tx.

1984

There are 26 stores.

1993

Michaels enters Canada with two stores in Toronto. Michaels opens two framing locations in Houston that will later become Artistree, our frame manufacturing subsidiary.

1995

Michaels reaches $1B in sales and acquires the 71-store Aaron Brothers chain.

2001

Michaels begins trading on the NYSE under the symbol MiK.

2007

Michaels CARES is formed to assist Team Members in their times of greatest need.

2008

Michaels celebrates its 1000th store openeing, updates its logo and becomes "Where Creativity Happens."

2010

Michaels reaches $4B in annual sales.

2013

Michaels starts selling The Original Rainbow Loom, a product that would go on to win Toy of the Year.

2014

After a period as a private company, Michaels becomes a publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ with 50,000 Team Members.

2015

Michaels names Starlight Children's Foundation its U.S. and Canadian charity partner.

2016

Michaels acquires Lamrite West, Inc., which in cludes Pat Catan's Craft Stores and Darice, Inc.