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Ricci Sales: Transforming Lighting Sales

Steve Ricci’s background in consumer products helps set Ricci Sales apart from the pack. Steve Ricci didn’t get his start in the industry in the typical fashion. The business he grew up in wasn’t lighting, but consumer products.  “That was the language in our home over the dining room table,” Ricci says of his father’s […]

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Keidel Supply Debuts Showroom With New Focus On Lighting

Keidel Supply – a plumbing, cabinetry, lighting distributor – opened a new 15,000-sq.-ft. showroom in Paddock Hills, Cincinnati, OH “It’s no secret that the Cincinnati building products industry has been very turbulent the past few years,” says Keidel CEO Mike Barton. “During these times of uncertainty, Keidel has seized the opportunity to upgrade facilities, increase […]

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Restoration Lighting Gallery: A Look Inside

A Peek Inside Restoration Lighting Gallery of Hartford, Connecticut Restoration Lighting Gallery, housed in a former bank across the street from sister retailer Connecticut Lighting Center in Hartford, Ct., has blossomed into a destination store in its own right. At the helm is Mark Okun, who has an extensive background in furniture and lighting and […]

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Casey Fitzpatrick Penry: At the Helm of GCL

With experience at several high-profile lighting showrooms, Casey Fitzpatrick Penry is now at the helm of very distinctive rep firm. Q. What’s your background? A.  I’m from Omaha, Nebraska and majored in international business at University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) before heading to Chicago in my early 20s to study interior design at Harrington […]

Connecticut Lighting

Connecticut Lighting Center: Embracing Change

The very thing that unnerves most  lighting retailers spurs on David Director of Connecticut Lighting Centers. “Every day brings a new challenge. That is what’s cool about the lighting business; it’s always changing,” says the second-generation owner of Connecticut Lighting Centers, which has a main showroom celebrating its 40th anniversary in Hartford, another store in […]

Denis Caldora

Want Denis Caldora to Help Your Store This Year?

Want Denis Caldora to Help Your Store This Year? Caldora Lighting Design Services is now available to all lighting retailers, regardless of the lines carried by the store.  Denis Caldora and his team offer an array of services from providing assistance in designing layouts for both new and existing lighting showrooms (including a complete set […]

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Fashion Forward: The Relaunch of Feiss

Feiss and Monte Carlo welcome 2012 with new branding, new looks, and a brand new joint Dallas showroom. Stepping over the threshold of the new Feiss/Monte Carlo showroom, retailers will immediately notice a change. First of all, the grand entrance has been revamped to make retailers feel even more at home.  “Our customers mean everything […]

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Walgreens & The Fresh Market Win GE Lighting’s Retail Awards

More than 45 retailers from across North America attended GE Lighting’s 3rd annual LED & Energy Efficient Lighting Trends for Retail conference at the lighting company’s global headquarters in East Cleveland, Ohio last week to share best practices, learn about new technologies, and discuss emerging trends that can deliver immediate and sustained environmental and financial […]

Colonial Electric

The History of Colonial Electric

Colonial Electric Company began operations in the early 1900s at 10th and Vine St. in Philadelphia. With more than one million residents as of 1915, Philadelphia was the country’s largest city at that time. As the city’s electrical demands increased through the middle of the century, Colonial responded and flourished. By 1970, Philadelphia’s population was […]

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Phillips Lighting & Home: Getting More From Less

This ARTS Award-winning lighting showroom downsized in order to operate more efficiently and increase profit