I get excited about creativity where-ever I find it. And sometimes it's in the most surprising spots. Today I put up a classified ad that is surely one of the most creative I have ever seen. (Click here to check it out)
CARPET & RUG INSTITUTE TO SELL DALTON HEADQUARTERS BUILDING
DALTON, GA – The Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) Board of Directors have agreed to sell its 15,506 sq.ft., 40 year-old building on College Driive to Dalton State College. The CRI will move to 100 S. Hamilton St in downtown Dalton., according to CRI president Werner Braun.
HIGH POINT AND LAS VEGAS MARKETS MERGE TO FORM INTERNATIONAL MARKET CENTERS
HIGH POINT, N.C. and LAS VEGAS -- International Market Centers, LP (IMC) has been formed, combining the business of both the High Point International Home Furnishings Market and the Las Vegas World Market Center.
AMERICASMART ATLANTA SET TO HOST JULY SUMMER MARKETS
ATLANTA – AmericasMart Atlanta will showcase more than four million sq. ft. of select home, gift, rug and apparel merchandise in 13 permanent product centers during the July International Gift & Home Furnishings and Area Rug Markets, here.
DALLAS MARKET CENTER MOVES ARTS AWARDS TO NEW LOCATION
DALLAS – Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (ART) have announced that beginning in 2012 the annual ARTS Awards will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The first edition at the new location will be held on January 21, 2012.
ORIENTAL RUG RETAILERS OF AMERICA SETS EDUCATIONAL EVENTS FOR JULY 2011 ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET
ATLANTA -- The Oriental Rug Retailers of America has scheduled a series of educational events for the Atlanta International Rug Market, being held Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17, 2011 at AmericasMart Atlanta.
LAS VEGAS – The 2011 Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (The HD Expo), which ran May 18 to 20 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas drew more than 7,000 attendees, according to market officials.
PETALUMA, CA – Emma At Home, the home furnishings collection by designer Emma Gardner, has leased a 1,800 sq. ft. retail space here in the downtown Theater Square district, according to Emma Gardner, chief designer and principal of the company.
HOME DEPOT REPORTS 16 PERCENT INCREASE IN FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS
ATLANTA – The Home Depot has reported first quarter of fiscal 2011 net earnings of $812 million, or 50 cents per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $725 million, or 43 cents per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2010. For the first quarter of fiscal 2011, diluted earnings per share increased 16.3% from the prior year.
MACY’S TO OPEN STORES IN MILWAUKEE AND CHICAGO AREAS
CINCINNATI – Macy's, Inc. will open a new store at the Southridge Mall in Greendale, WI near Milwaukee and at Gurnee Mills in Gurnee, IL near Chicago, according to the company. Both are in shopping centers being redeveloped by Simon Property Group.
HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION COMMITS $1 MILLION IN JOPLIN, MO RELIEF
ATLANTA – The Home Depot Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Home Depot, will donate $1 million to the immediate relief, recovery and long-term rebuilding efforts in Joplin, MO, according to Frank Blake, chairman and chief executive officer of The Home Depot.
SURYA OFFERS ASSISTANCE TO CUSTOMERS HIT BY TORNADOES
CALHOUN, GA. -- Surya is offering assistance to home furnishings and rug dealers whose stock may have been damaged or destroyed by the tornadoes which recently wreaked havoc in the south, according to Satya Tiwari, president.
WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND INTRODUCES NEW I-APP ON THE BENEFITS OF WOOL
MARIETTA, GA – Wools of New Zealand is offering a free i-app that informs consumers about the health, sustainability, beauty and comfort of wool, according to Hallie Cobb, marketing and training director.
DALTON, GA – Shaw Floors has launched its official Facebook page, to enable the company to communicate directly with homeowners in a more personal way, according to Steve Abernathy, Shaw’s director of marketing technology.