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Scrambling to Find a Valentine's Day Gift? Angie Hicks '95 Offers Advice

February 14, 2007

angie hicks.jpgFebruary 14, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Spending the time to be creative or tailoring a gift to what your loved one will want will probably be the most appreciated" Valentine's Day gift, says Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List. The entrepreneur and 1995 graduate of DePauw University tells the Times-Dispatch of Richmond, Virginia, "Hiring a house-cleaning or errand service may be just the right gift for those who are crunched for time."

The story by Julie Young, headlined "Practical(ly) perfect Valentine's gifts," notes, "A recent poll by Angie's List, an online service where consumers exchange information on goods and services, found that half of men and women don't care how much a gift costs as long as it's meaningful."

Read the article at the newspaper's Web site.

Angie's List -- which asks members to rate service providers such as plumbers and electricians -- has 500,000 members in more than 124 major cities.

Learn more about the company and its co-founder, who majored in economics at DePauw, in this previous story.