Donny Osmond to present during Dallas’ Total Home & Gift Market in January

DALLAS – Dec. 8, 2014 – Dallas Market Center today announced that Donny Osmond, widely recognized for his long and varied career in the entertainment industry, will make an appearance during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 14-20, 2015. Donny will host a Q & A followed by a meet and greet on Thursday, January 15 at noon in the World Trade Center Hall of Nations.

In addition to making an appearance and speaking at Market, Donny will serve as master of ceremonies at the 26th annual ARTS Awards gala, the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence, on Friday, January 16.

At a young age, Donny and his siblings became very successful teen idols worldwide. After long careers as singers and dancers, Donny and his sister, Marie Osmond, starred in the Donnie & Marie Show. Donny has hosted two internationally syndicated radio shows and co-hosted entertainment programs including The Insider, Entertainment Tonight, Miss USA and America’s Favorite Mom. Today, Donny and his sister Marie perform at the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel & have been awarded “The Best Show in Las Vegas” in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

After 50 years of entertaining, Donny launched Donny Osmond Home with wife of 36 years, Debbie Osmond. Donny is a longstanding role model for home and family and the collection’s tagline “Making Home and Family Number One” reflects the couple’s dedication to enhancing harmony at home and encouraging family togetherness.

Donny and Debbie work closely with manufactures to guarantee the collection’s product precision in all aspects of design, craftsmanship and quality materials. Product categories include home décor, rugs, lighting, bedding, accent furniture, fireplace, home improvement, furniture, bath, outdoor, and home fragrance. The Donny Osmond Home manufacturing partners located within Dallas Market Center include A & B Home, Boston Warehouse, Bougainvillea, Capital Lighting, Deco Breeze and Grace Direct.

To prepare for January Markets in Dallas, download the Dallas Market App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men’s, western, women’s and children’s apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.

For more information, contact:
Alex Podwika, Dallas Market Center
PR & Social Media Coordinator
P (214) 749-5409
apodwika@mcmcmail.com

Surya Partners with Shaw Floors to Provide Area Rugs to More Than 2,000 Retailers Nationwide

CALHOUN, Ga. — Dec. 8, 2014 —Surya has entered into an exclusive partnership with Shaw Floors to market and sell Surya area rugs through the Shaw Flooring Network (SFN), an aligned dealer program that includes more than 2,000 flooring retailers across the United States.

As a Shaw vendor partner, Surya will make available to SFN retailers its extensive area rug offering, which includes more than 5,500 rug designs in a broad range of styles, colors, constructions and price points. Additionally, network members will have access to over 3,500 coordinating home accessories such as pillows, throws, lighting, wall decor, accent furniture, decorative accessories and bedding.

“We are excited to join forces with Shaw Floors and its prestigious network of flooring retailers,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “The addition of Surya products to the Shaw Flooring Network offering will enable SFN retailers to expand their reach to include an even wider customer base and, at the same time, build awareness for the Surya brand within the flooring channel. This is a great synergy and we look forward to building a strong and lasting partnership with Shaw.”

“It is our pleasure to offer our SFN retailers the high quality and wide range of products from Surya,” said Aaron John, director of the Shaw Flooring Network. “Our collaboration with Surya is more than a partnership. Surya’s extensive collection of area rugs and home accessories not only provides our SFN retailers with the opportunity to increase their revenue, but it also allows for very creative merchandising within the flooring showroom.”

Surya will be featured at SFN’s bi-annual convention, to be held Jan. 18-21, 2015, in Orlando, Fla., where the brand will showcase 180 rugs across all constructions and price points along with a selection of pillows and other home accents. Surya will also introduce an innovative display designed specifically for flooring retailers.

“We are actively working to grow our market share in the important floor covering segment,” said Jim Curtin, vice president of sales, National Accounts, Surya. “We are confident that this partnership with Shaw will help us to gain a strong foothold with flooring retailers across the country while providing SFN members with the opportunity to grow their current business through the sale of a diverse collection of rugs and home accessories. We are pleased to be a part of Shaw’s extended family.”

About Surya
Surya is the premier one-stop source for coordinating home accessories for a broad range of lifestyles and budgets. An expert at translating the latest apparel and interior design trends, Surya artfully combines color, pattern and texture to offer more than 30,000 fashion forward products, including rugs, pillows, throws, wall decor, accent furniture, lighting, decorative accents and bedding. The brand also provides innovative display, merchandising and training solutions to support retailers in successfully promoting and selling home accessories. Surya currently exhibits in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, High Point, Las Vegas, New Delhi and Toronto. To learn more, visit www.surya.com.

About Shaw
The world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is a vertically integrated manufacturer that supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, tile & stone flooring products and synthetic turf to residential and commercial markets worldwide. A wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with more than $4.8 billion in annual sales and 23,000 associates, Shaw is headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, with salespeople and/or offices located throughout the US, as well as Australia, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.shawfloors.com/about-shaw.

Media Contact:
Kathleen Bowley
kathleen.bowley@surya.com
706.625.4823 ext. 213

Cory Home Delivery a Finalist for NJBIZ 2014 Business of the Year

December 1, 2014 – Secaucus, NJ. Cory First Choice Home Delivery has been named a finalist in the 101+ Employee category in the 2014 NJBIZ Business of the Year awards program. The award program, produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premiere business news publication, is presented by EisnerAmper LLP and sponsored by Comcast Business.

The Business of the Year awards program celebrates New Jersey’s most dynamic businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth and the community. Finalists were selected in six categories: Business of the Year (1-50 Employees), Business of the Year (51-100 Employees), Business of the Year (101+ Employees), Corporate Citizen of the Year, Emerging Business of the Year and Executive of the Year.

CEO Patrick Cory commented, “It was exciting to learn that Cory had been chosen as a finalist amongst the many nominees and it is an honor to be one of the eight finalists in the 101+ employee category. I congratulate my fellow finalists in this category, AmeriHealth of NJ, Annin & Co., Collabera, Eisai Inc., MWW, Prudential Center and the NJ Devils and QualCare Alliance Networks, Inc.

Finalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges including: James W. Hughes, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; David W. Opderbeck, Seton Hall University School of Law; Shino John, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and Peter Kasabach, New Jersey Future.

The Business of the Year award finalists will be recognized and the winner in each category will be announced during an awards dinner on December 8, 2014 at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ.

Background:
One of the oldest and largest specialized home delivery carriers in America, Cory Home Delivery, founded by Joseph Cory in 1934, today is in its third generation of family management and ownership. Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, the company serves many of the top 100 furniture, appliance, and electronics retailers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The company dispatches a modern fleet of 500 customized vehicles daily, delivering more than $2.1 billion of consumer products to more than 1.6 million consumers annually. www.corycompanies.com

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For more information, Contact:
JoAnne Wiley
Marketing Manager
201-795-1000
joannewiley@corycompanies.com

Cory Home’s Johanna Soto to serve on WithIt Board

November 24, 2014 – Secaucus, NJ – CEO and Managing Partner Patrick Cory of Cory Home Delivery, is pleased to announce and congratulate, VP of Administration Jo Soto, who has been asked to serve on the 2015 WithIt Board chairing its Education Initiative. Patrick stated, “We are so proud of Jo’s commitment to WithIt and her leadership in promoting education to women, not only within the industry but here at Cory as well.”

In 2012 Jo was instrumental in taking the lead in the Women@Cory program, which mission is to provide development and advancement opportunities to women who achieve results, demonstrate potential, and express the desire to grow. Cory is fortunate to have a number of well-qualified women on board who have interest in career guidance and through both internal seminars and college courses, Cory has promoted five women to leadership roles in both operations and administrative.

“It is essential to support women today in an industry predominantly comprised of men, and Johanna brings solid skill paths that will benefit many at WithIt, ” adds Patrick Cory.

Through Cory’s 2015 WithIt sponsorship Luisa Solana, Director of CRM and JoAnne Wiley, Marketing Manager at Cory are now members.

Background:
One of the oldest and largest specialized home delivery carriers in America, Cory Home Delivery, founded by Joseph Cory in 1934, today is in its third generation of family management and ownership. Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, the company serves many of the top 100 furniture, appliance, and electronics retailers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The company dispatches a modern fleet of 500 customized vehicles daily, delivering more than $2.1 billion of consumer products to more than 1.6 million consumers annually. www.corycompanies.com

For information about Cory Home Delivery, contact:
JoAnne Wiley, marketing manager
joannewiley@corycompanies.com
201-795-1000

Gift & Home Decor Growing Rapidly at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS – (November 17, 2014) – Las Vegas Market announced today that its gift and home décor leasing activity continues to intensify, with the rapid growth rate fueled by showroom expansions among leading vendors as well as large numbers of new resources opening new showrooms for the upcoming Winter Market, running from Sunday, January 18, through Thursday, January 22, 2015.

Prestigious multi-line national sales agency Ivystone, for instance, is expanding its showroom space by 35% for the winter 2015 Market, with a 31,500-square-foot showroom on C6, becoming the largest single gift and home décor tenant in Building C. Ivystone’s expansion will bring a number of new lines to Las Vegas Market, including high-profile brands: Michel Design Works, Zodax, Greenbox Art, and Zero2Sixty among others. Ivystone’s expansion also will allow for a broader presentation by several of the sales agency’s existing leading lines, including Napa Home & Garden – launching a new holiday line by designer Robert Jones, former creative director of Sage & Co. – as well as The Good Bead, Mad Style, Old River Road, Spartina 449 and Split P. In total, Ivystone’s Las Vegas Market showroom will showcase more than 20 lines, including the popular Beatriz Ball, Beaucoup Designs, Foreside Home & Garden, Pomeroy Collection and TAG.

“Las Vegas Market continues to generate major momentum in the gift and home décor categories in advance of Winter Market, with leading companies expanding showrooms; many new-to-market firms opening showrooms, and other current tenants renewing leases,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “Continued category enrichment and overall resource growth is driving record expansion, further reinforcing Las Vegas Market’s position as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States.”

In addition to Ivystone, another nine current gift and home décor tenants have announced significant expansions for the Winter Market. Companies broadening their exposure at, and commitment to the Las Vegas Market, this Winter are: framed art resource CHC Art, expanding to 2,300-square-feeet on C4; gift and lifestyle provider Fine Lines, growing by 15% to a 12,979-square-feet location on C10; seasonal, gift and decorative accessories resource Gerson International/Sterling, expanding to a 7,681-square-feet space on C8; seasonal, gift and decorative accessories vendor Hanna’s Handiworks, more than doubling is showroom to 5,127-square-feet on C9; home décor supplier JLA Home, expanding by 15% to a 12,500-square-feet showroom on B4; accent and area rug manufacturer Kaleen, expanding to a 5,200-square-feet location on C4; gift supplier Next Step Reps, growing by 15% to a 1,480-square-feet showroom on C8; accessories, lighting, furniture and rug supplier Silkroute International, expanding by 15% to a 9,560-square-feet showroom on A2; and home décor provider Stylecraft, growing by 20% to a 10,500-square-feet space on A3. Additionally, multi-line representative group OneCoast is renewing its 13,512-square-feet showroom on C8.

Las Vegas Market also continues to attract new resources to c-ONE, an exclusive cross-category showcase of specialty tabletop and better home décor presented in both permanent showrooms and temporary presentations. Six companies will debut new showrooms on c-ONE this winter: home textiles resource Couleur Nature & Caravan, in 500-square-feet; table linen and accessories provider Garnier-Thiebaut Inc., in 200-square-feet; tabletop, frame and accessories resource Olivia Riegel, in 1,709 -square-feet; fragrance vendor Panier Des Sens, Inc., in 200 -square-feet; candle and tabletop vendor Prouna, in 1,623-square-feet; and cookware and bakeware provider Revol USA, LLC; in 200 -square-feet showroom. In addition, garden, glassware and decorative accessories supplier Accent Décor, a current Las Vegas Market tenant, will relocate to c-ONE in an expanded 9,926-square-foot showroom.

Other leading vendors opening showrooms at Las Vegas Market this winter include home textiles supplier Park Designs, with a 1,624 -square-feet location on C6; and tabletop, housewares and decorative accessories supplier Home Essentials, opening a 4,900-square-feet location on C8. Another six leading lifestyle, fragrance and candle merchandisers – Blithe and Bonny; DL & Co.; Illume; K Hall Studio, Inc.; Lifetherapy; and Napa Soap Company – will open a shared 3,859 square foot showroom on C10.

These newcomers join a previously announced line-up of more than a dozen other leading vendors of gift, home décor and lifestyle merchandise that are opening and expanding showrooms at the Winter Las Vegas Market, including: Anne McGilvray, Caracole, Crestview, Grace by Catherine Sullivan, JURA Inc., Leftbank Art, Melrose International, Nova Lighting, Papaya, Portman Studios, Precious Moments, Swahili Imports with Tesoros Trading Company, and Young’s Inc.

Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 2,200+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market runs January 18-22, 2015, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

ABOUT LAS VEGAS MARKET AND INTERNATIONAL MARKET CENTERS, L.P.
Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 2,200+ resources in an unrivaled market destination. With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gift and more – delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.4 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.

For more information, please contact:
Eden Bloss
(336) 821-1548 | eboss@imcenters.com

Comfort Research becomes Landfill Free

November 13, 2014, Grand Rapids, MI — Comfort Research, a Grand Rapids Michigan based manufacturer of furniture and soft seating has achieved their sustainability goal for 2014 to be Zero Landfill. This accomplishment is a direct effect of diligent recycling efforts, lunchroom and bathroom composting programs and a reduction of waste program in which materials are sent to an incinerator to be converted into electricity.

So far because of Comfort Research’s sustainability efforts, 198,840 lbs. (99.42 tons) have been saved from the landfill and 52,195.50 KWH of electricity created from unrecyclable materials at the Grand Rapids Facility alone. CR’s second facility in Lewisburg, TN has recently begun the Zero Landfill Program as well.

Beyond the efforts to divert materials away from the landfill, Comfort Research continues to grow their company’s recycling effort, this is demonstrated by the 2013 sustainability inquiry which showed total material recycled as 509,507 lbs. (254 tons) of materials. Comfort Research’s belief is that it is the corporation’s social responsibility to recycle in an effort to help conserve our natural resources and make a difference in our community.

Comfort Research doubled down on their sustainability efforts in 2014 with a corporate wide goal to become certified as a Zero Waste organization by the end of 2015. These efforts will require the manufacturer to reduce their non-recycled materials to less than 3% of material, this is an ambitious goal coming from the previously reported 28% of non-recycled waste in 2013.

As of August 2014, Comfort Research has achieved a reduction of non-recycled materials to just above 19%. This 9% reduction in the last 8-months has been possible because of investments made in the staff which include a huge push from the CEO/Ambassador of Awesome, Chip George. George has made a commitment to become a leader by example in the results of sustainability by handling materials in the best possible way.

While great efforts have been accomplished thus far, the team at Comfort Research developed a partnership with Holland, MI based Chef Container, LLC in May of 2014. The goal of this partnership is to assist Comfort Research in gaining the last few steps on the journey to ZERO WASTE.

Mr. Matt Biolette of Chef Container commented recently – “Zero Waste is not a sprint that can be won, but a marathon that needs to be constantly on your mind.” His company is a strong believer that with the support of any organization, these goals can be accomplished.

About Comfort Research
Comfort Research, headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI and having manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Tennessee, are the makers of Big Joe®, Fuf®, Bean Bagimals®, Classic Beanbag™ and the recently introduced Orahh™ product lines. The company is revolutionizing affordable furniture by developing products through innovation and research that deliver greater comfort, design aesthetics and value.

For more information, contact
Cheri Trotter
616-475-5000, ext. 245
Email: ctrotter@comfortresearch.com

Success at Recent Markets Brings New Businesses to Tupelo Furniture Market

Tupelo, MS – According to Tupelo Furniture Market show officials, the event, now in its 27th year of operation, has experienced increased growth in new exhibit sales, especially in the last 18 months. A number of economic factors, both regionally and nationally, seem to be driving sales for the market.

“Generally speaking and over the last two years, economic indicators show sustained growth in jobs, and the housing market has stabilized,” said Kevin J. Seddon, president of the Tupelo Furniture Market. “It may not be optimal yet, but when these two measurements continue to move ‘northward,’ our market and the furniture industry begin to see gains.”

Seddon’s positive interpretation of the economy may be debatable, but the increase in what would be considered first-time exhibitors to the Tupelo Furniture Market is not. In just over 12 months, Tupelo has sold exhibit space to nearly 100 companies that have not shown in Tupelo in many years.

“We have had great success in selling new business over the last 2 ½ years,” explained Seddon. “We are definitely pleased with our ability to attract companies and have them showcase product in Tupelo. However, the most recent trend we have noted is that our attrition rate has decreased from market to market; thus the overall number of companies staying with us has grown.”

The total number of companies that will show in Tupelo at the next furniture trade event, February 5-8, 2015, already exceeds the two previous markets, Seddon noted, and the expectation is that the net increase in total companies showing will be substantial.

According to Barbara Garrison, director of buyer recruitment for the Tupelo Furniture Market, the reason for the net gain in exhibit space sales in Tupelo is simple — the companies that show in Tupelo are having success and are writing more orders during the market. “In the last few years we have redoubled our efforts to attract new and quality buyers to Tupelo, while also working diligently to strengthen our relationship with retailers that regularly attend our event. It’s clear that our efforts are reaping rewards for companies that exhibit with us,” said Garrison.

Executives at companies such as Kith Furniture, J Henry and Symbol Mattress all concur with Garrison, especially as it relates to their most recent experiences in Tupelo. “Our attendance was up 70%, and every buyer came in ready to order,” said Brett Tilley, sales manager for Kith. “We write more orders in Tupelo than in High Point,” added Virgil Henry, president of J Henry. “This past market was the best we’ve had in five years,” explained Jimmy Taylor, sales manager for Symbol Mattress.

Some of the industry-leading companies that have added Tupelo to their trade show schedules include Pelican Reef, Panama Jack Outdoor, Capel Rug, Jaipur Rugs, Sunny Designs, Forever Green Art, Green Gables, Artistic Leather, Horizon Home, American Woodcrafters and Kangaroo Trading, among many others.

“We are very excited about the fact that so many companies have chosen to show in Tupelo for the first time, said Adam Cleveland, COO for the Tupelo Furniture Market. “However, we are also pleased that so many of our long-term exhibitors are having great success in Tupelo. We expect this growth to continue and look forward to a great market in February.”

The 2 million-plus square feet of space for the upcoming Tupelo Market is selling quickly, according to Cleveland, but space is still available for the spring, February 5-8, 2015 event. Companies interested in securing remaining space should call 800.844.0841. For more information on exhibiting or to register to attend as a retailer, go to
www.tupelofurnituremarket.com.

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Contact:
Kevin J. Seddon
Tel. 662.842.4442
Cell Phone. 662.816.5964
E-mail. kevin@tupelofurnituremarket.com

Surya’s Miles for Meals Campaign Raises Over $69K for School Lunch Program in Rural India

CALHOUN, Ga. — Nov. 11, 2014 — Surya’s third annual ‘Miles for Meals’ campaign exceeded expectations, raising $69,603 for Akshaya Patra, an NGO-run meal program that provides daily hot lunches to thousands of school children in villages in Northern India where Surya’s artisan community resides.

Surya_Miles_for_Meals_Half_Marathon_ParticipantswAs part of Surya’s third annual Miles for Meals fundraising campaign, 48 Surya employees, customers and partners participated in a half marathon event.

On Saturday, Oct. 4, more than 48 Surya employees, customers and partners ran a half marathon in Cumming, Ga., to raise money for Akshaya Patra, which means “inexhaustible vessel” in Sanskrit. Surya employees also secured donations through creative fundraising initiatives that included an ice bucket challenge, car wash, ping pong tournament, yoga class and sale of handcrafted items and baked goods. Many Surya customers also contributed funds to the campaign.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s Miles for Meals results,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “For many children, the lunchtime meal they receive from Akshaya Patra is their only meal for the day and it can make such a big difference in the lives of not only the children but also their families and the community. The Surya team truly went above and beyond this year, far exceeding our fundraising goal of $50,000, and we look forward to raising even more money for this important cause next year.”

Miles_for_Meals_Check_FinalwSurya President Satya Tiwari holds a check for $69,603, which will be donated to the Akshaya Patra Foundation to provide midday meals to 4,600 school children in rural India.

In addition to the money raised by the Miles for Meals campaign, an additional 250 school children will receive meals for a year thanks to members of Surya Rewards, Surya’s customer loyalty program, who donated their Surya Points in October to Akshaya Patra.

“Surya’s Miles for Meals program demonstrates the compassion and heart of the entire Surya organization and its amazing employees and partners,” said Emily Rosenbaum, Akshaya Patra USA CEO. “This year, Miles for Meals runners and donors have supported 4,600 children with midday meals for a year. What an incredible feat this is and one that will be reflected in the smiles and joy of the many children who now have a chance to get the education and nutrition that will help them to truly thrive as adults. Our thanks go out to all who made this happen!”

Since its inception in 2012, Surya’s Miles for Meals program has raised more than $140,000 for Akshaya Patra. The organization delivers a hot, nutritious midday meal to 1.4 million children daily, and $15 feeds one child for an entire year.

To learn more about Akshaya Patra and Surya’s commitment to social responsibility, visit www.surya.com/social-responsibility.

About Surya
Surya is the premier one-stop source for coordinating home accessories for a broad range of lifestyles and budgets. An expert at translating the latest apparel and interior design trends, Surya artfully combines color, pattern and texture to offer more than 30,000 fashion-forward products, including rugs, pillows, throws, wall decor, accent furniture, lighting, decorative accents and bedding. The brand also provides innovative display, merchandising and training solutions to support retailers in successfully promoting and selling home accessories. Surya currently exhibits in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, High Point, Las Vegas, New Delhi and Toronto. To learn more, visit www.surya.com.

Media Contact:
Kathleen Bowley
kathleen.bowley@surya.com
706.625.4823 ext. 213

Surya Set to Unveil New Hospitality Lighting and Rug Collections

webHospitality_lamps_SuryaCALHOUN, Ga. — Nov. 5, 2014 — Surya will introduce a new line of hospitality lighting along with a collection of eco-friendly rugs at Boutique Design New York (BDNY), which takes place from Nov. 9-10 in New York City.

The new lighting line includes a selection of contemporary guest room lamps available in a range of rich finishes and textures and priced in the one hundred dollar range. The lamps feature a USB port and electrical outlet for convenient charging of portable devices, and are compatible with both LED and standard incandescent light bulbs. Designers can choose from multiple base and shade options, providing optimal design flexibility. All designs will be stocked and available for quick shipment.

Surya will also showcase a collection of hand-knotted rugs constructed of PET yarn made from recycled plastic water bottles. The rugs, which feature classic and transitional designs in fashion forward color palettes, have been designed to provide the look of a high-end, handcrafted rug while offering durability and ease of care at a very accessible price point.

“We are excited to launch our newest collections for the hospitality market,” said Tom Etheridge, vice president of Hospitality, Surya. “Our goal is to make it easy for designers to create distinctive guest rooms that not only provide a great guest experience but also help to build brand awareness for the hotel or property. We look forward to sharing these new products with BDNY attendees and to further expanding our product offering to include even more innovative and sustainable options specifically designed for the hospitality market.”

BDNY attendees are invited to explore Surya’s new lighting and rug collections at Booth 848 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Click here to access a high res image of the new hospitality lamps.

About Surya
Surya is the premier one-stop source for coordinating accessories for the hospitality industry. Experts at translating the latest fashion and decor trends into products that are both beautiful and durable, Surya’s experienced design team collaborates closely with each customer to create inspired designs that set guest rooms and public spaces apart. When install dates are tight, customers can choose from a selection of more than 30,000 in-stock rugs, pillows and lighting products in a wide array of colors, patterns and textures. Environmentally conscious, Surya uses sustainable and eco-friendly materials, including natural dyes, renewable fibers and recycled materials, whenever possible. Surya currently exhibits in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, High Point, Las Vegas, New Delhi and Toronto. To learn more, visit www.surya.com.

Netsertive Launches Localized Landing Pages to Drive Marketing Success for Brands and Retailers

Latest Enhancements Provide Real-Time Updates of Brand Content Embedded Directly Within Retailers’ Websites

MORRISVILLE, NC – November 4, 2014 – Netsertive, a marketing technology company that automates unified brand-to-local digital marketing, today announced the availability of localized brand landing pages to ensure a consistent local consumer experience. Netsertive’s latest release gives brands the power to effectively market to local consumers through compelling content found directly on local retailers’ websites.

Brands struggle to balance local retailers’ desires to promote their offerings with the risk of those same retailers lacking the time or resources to use the most recent, branded content on their websites. When consumers can’t find relevant information, there is a chance they will turn to competitors. Furthermore, local marketers rely on services provided to them, to aid in creating customized branded landing pages, while ensuring brand compliancy. Brands need a consistent, local consumer experience and must have a seamless, easy-to-use way of effectively marketing their offerings through retailers in their network.

Netsertive’s localized branding extends digital capabilities to marketers in an easy-to-consume, turnkey interface, leading to a more personalized brand experience for customers. Embedded directly within retailers’ websites, unlike traditional landing pages which are standalone sites, Netsertive’s Brand Landing Pages allow for seamless localized searches. When a consumer searches for a brand and clicks on its ad, through Netsertive they are instantly connected to a local partner’s personalized landing page which provides all of the retailer’s necessary information, including email, phone number, links to social pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), hours of operation and a map of the retailer’s location. This allows consumers to buy from the brand while having the intimacy of their local dealer.

“Serta’s digital advertising reaches millions of mattress shoppers every time we promote a national event, and we want our retailers to capitalize on this,” says Andrew Gross, senior vice president of marketing for Serta, America’s leading mattress manufacturer. “Netsertive’s localized landing pages allow our retailers to integrate the Serta brand and event message seamlessly to their website, with Serta and Netsertive doing all of the work so they can focus on servicing their customers and closing more sales.”

In addition to Brand Landing Pages, Netsertive announced upgrades to features including Business Listings and Marketing Asset Management (MAM), which enables all partners to have self-service access to Netsertive’s platform and campaign assets.

Business Listings
According to Forrester, 92 percent of U.S. retail sales still take place offline. In today’s digital world, Netsertive’s Business Listings allow the masses to be found online. Previously, businesses had to spend hours going through online directories where their address, phone number, location, etc. were listed, and send in update requests to fix errors. Since the Internet is where customers go to research their purchases, Netsertive allows businesses to verify the accuracy and completeness of their online presence and manage their information from within Netsertive’s platform. This boosts online visibility, positively impacting their search ranking and at the same time, makes it painless for local customers to find and contact their business. Netsertive is taking Business Listings one step further by offering a syndication tool which can tell the outside world which brands retailers carry.

Marketing Asset Management (MAM)
Netsertive also announced enhancements to Marketing Asset Management, which allows brands to manage, control and track the distribution of their assets, marketing materials, sales tools and creative materials. Brands often can’t afford the resources and budget to fund a broad digital marketing solution for all of their retailers and they need one easy portal for them to access their compliant marketing assets, tools and other resources.

Netsertive introduced a brand-focused tool to enhance marketing assets, giving retailers easy and consistent access to focus on driving revenue for the brand. Folders and previews are provided to keep assets organized with accuracy and consistency so channel partners use the right assets in the right manner. It also provides the ability to set permissions controlling who can view and use the assets. With this feature, digital marketers can execute effective, hyper-local marketing campaigns to capture the attention of the in-market online shopper.

“We are dedicated to driving retailers to get up and running with Netsertive, making it easier for brands to bring retailers into the digital marketing age,” said Brendan Morrissey, CEO and co-founder, Netsertive. “Local retailers need to turn online activity into sales opportunities and to do that, they need the necessary tools to make their relationships with brands seamless.”

About Netsertive
Netsertive empowers product brands and local channel partners with a unified digital marketing presence to drive local sales. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, the company uses its Digital Channel Marketing Platform and proprietary Learning Engine technology to connect local customers to the channel partners of its brand clients. Netsertive takes the complexity out of digital channel marketing and enables local businesses, multi-location retailers and global brands take the lead — by making every marketing dollar work harder and every message reach farther. Founded in 2009, the company has a history of rapid growth, a world-class team, and the strength of venture capital funding from top firms RRE Ventures, Harbert Venture Partners and Greycroft Partners. Additional information about Netsertive is available at www.netsertive.com.