MERA CONSULTING GROUP BRINGS RUG MESSAGE TO KARASTAN DEALERS David Greenberg, center, a principal of New Jersey Decorating Exchange, River Edge, NJ, with MCG's Steve Boodakian, left, and Sy Mahfuz.
By Lissa Wyman
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. -- "Does selling rugs have you tied up in 'nots'?" With that tantalizing question as a starting point, Steve Boodakian and Sy Mahfuz led an entertaining and informative seminar at the Karastan dealer convention here Nov. 18.
America's Research Group Report: 2006 CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS ARE BIG BARGAIN HUNTERS CHARLESTON, SC - Shoppers are making it clear to retailers that they want bigger bargains and are willing to wait for them, according to a Christmas shopping survey conducted by America's Research Group.
LAS VEGAS WMC SPONSORS INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE'S 2006 HALL OF FAME AWARDS
LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center was one of the sponsors of Interior Design magazine's 2006 Hall of Fame Awards, which were held Nov. 29, 2006 at the Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City.
ATLANTA MART TO HOST AFGHAN IMPRESSIONS EXHIBITION IN JANUARY
ATLANTA -- Afghan Impressions: Area Rug Artistry & Inspiration is a special exhibition which will be presented at the January 2007 International Rug Market/National Oriental Rug Show at AmericasMart Atlanta, Jan. 18 to 21, 2007.
WORLDMARKETCENTER BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW PARKING GARAGE
LAS VEGAS - WorldMarket Center broke ground on the first phase of a $60 million, seven-story parking garage on 5.91 acres with 175,000 sq. ft. on each level. The garage is expected to be completed in June of 2008 with the first phase accommodating 3,600 vehicles.
DALTON, GA - Radhe Rathi, president and chief executive officer of Kaleen, has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Rathi Family Holdings, the Indian-based parent company. In two related moves, Monty Rathi has been promoted to chief operating officer of Kaleen and will have all operational functions between the Indian and American groups. He was formerly director of U.S. operations.
DALTON, GA -- Displays & More, owned and operated by Luis A. Rivas, is a new company that specializes in showroom displays, design and planning. The firm provides all standard rug displays whether they are free standing, floor to ceiling or wall mounted, as well as custom design displays.
YORK, PA - Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is closing its 60,000 sq. ft. store located in the Town Square Shopping Center in downtown Sioux City, Iowa by the end of February 2007. Bon-Ton acquired the leasehold interest in March 2006. The Company will not renew the lease, which terminates March 1, 2007.
FAST MOVING HOME STYLES TIED DIRECTLY TO RUNWAY FASHIONS
TROY, NC -- For several seasons home decor has been profoundly influenced by runway fashions. Add the trend for high design and low cost, and you've got a recipe for fast moving rug trends that are accessible to every pocketbook.
EMMA GARDNER DESIGN NAMED BEST OF YEAR BY INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
LITCHFIELD, CT - Joy, a rug by Emma Gardner Design, received a Best of Year Award from Interior Design magazine. The Roscoe award was presented Nov. 30 at a ceremony, at New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
SECAUCUS, NJ - Noonoo Rug Consulting Group, Ltd., has been established to serve the multiple needs of the manufacturing, importing and retail levels of the industry, according to Gene Newman, president of the recently-formed company.