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Lisbiz strategies: Make your store rock over the holidays

November 27-December 11, 2018: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Lisbeth Calandrino   November and December are often the slowest months for flooring dealers. If you’re a salesperson, they can also be the most depressing. While everyone else is partying and rushing around, you’re waiting for customers to come in and buy flooring. Here’s a list of things you can do to draw customers and bring cheer to your store. Have

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Marketing mastery: How to manage your online reputation

November 27-December 11, 2018: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Jim Augustus Armstrong   I was doing an online marketing assessment for Susan, a dealer from California, when she said, “Jim, I can’t believe this dealer has a higher star rating than us. He operates out of a storage container, and he once pulled a gun on a customer.” I said to Susan, “Let’s walk a mile in Cathy Consumer’s shoes

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    Technology: Retail Lead Management system gets upgrade

Technology: Retail Lead Management system gets upgrade

November 27-December 11, 2018: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Lindsay Baillie   Retail Lead Management, a cloud-based CRM software designed specifically for flooring retailers, has released a host of new features to increase its effectiveness and help dealers track retail flooring leads. These features were launched only a couple of months after the program was made available to all flooring retailers. Jason Goldberg, CEO of America’s Floor Source, had the

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Al’s column: The importance of employee retention

November 27-December 11, 2018: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Lisbeth Calandrino   A friend of mine was recently fired for having a side business that was in competition with his employer’s. He had developed a reviews-based platform for businesses, but he never took any of his employer’s customers. It was developed simply to have an extra source of income. Does this sound familiar? Early on, he spoke to his boss

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    Interior Design magazine awards Mohawk Group’s Lichen

Interior Design magazine awards Mohawk Group’s Lichen

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Group’s Lichen modular carpet, which merges leading concepts in biophilic design and sustainability, took home a coveted Best of Year Award from Interior Design magazine over the weekend in New York. Approximately 250,000 online votes determined the winners in the 12th annual Best of Year Awards, which honor the world’s outstanding projects and products in 113 design categories. Over 1,000 design professionals and enthusiasts representing the U.S., Mexico, Poland, Brazil,

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Shaw signs UN Global Compact

Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Industries has signed the United Nations Global Compact, a widely recognized set of principles focused on upholding and protecting human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption standards. Further, Shaw will implement the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact throughout its supply chain with updates to its sustainable sourcing policy and related terms and conditions for all suppliers. “The UN Global Compact and its principles align with our culture

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Halstead, Metroflor donate to Unidos Disaster Relief Fund

Calhoun, Ga.—Halstead and Metroflor have donated $100,000 to the Unidos Disaster Relief Fund. The contribution reflects the company’s deep historical commitment to philanthropy in a meaningful way, particularly in response to natural disasters. Over the years, the company and its owners, the Stone family, have donated significant funds and flooring product to help aid people in need resulting from such catastrophes. “Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of Hamilton, has been an

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    Torlys adds online room visualizer

Torlys adds online room visualizer

Toronto, Canada—Torlys has launched a new room visualizer on its website. The new feature allows users to visualize how a Torlys floor will look in any space. Users can bring their design visions to life and be sure about their choice before making an investment. Since mobile browsing is becoming increasingly popular amongst users of all age groups, this state-of-the-art program has been optimized for mobile use. One key feature allows

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    Registration for Domotex asia/ChinaFloor is now open

Registration for Domotex asia/ChinaFloor is now open

Shanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor, the annual hub for Asia-Pacific flooring professionals, now welcomes visitors to register for its 2018 edition, March 20-22. This year marks the show’s 20th anniversary and to celebrate, over 100 pre-registered visitors will be granted signature VIP access as well as receive invitations to concurrent conferences and festivities during the show. To register, guests can visit domotexasiachinafloor.com. “I expect our 2018 global visitor registration and attendance to

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Stulpin named chief creative officer for Tarkett N.A.

Solon, Ohio—Tarkett has promoted Chris Stulpin to chief creative officer for Tarkett North America. In this newly created role, Stulpin will lead design, marketing communications, product management and marketing project management functions. Stulpin joined Tarkett in March 2015 as senior vice president of design. During this time, he has helped define market needs and the future of flooring products, including the development of Collections Infinies, Tarkett’s introduction of technologically advanced

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    CARE names Jacy Bolden director of California Carpet Stewardship Program

CARE names Jacy Bolden director of California Carpet Stewardship Program

Dalton, Ga.—Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has named Jacy Bolden as the first full-time director of the California Carpet Stewardship Program. Bolden comes to CARE with extensive experience in product stewardship, waste and environmental policy as the founder of consulting firm The JBC Groups. Her work includes corporate sales, solid waste systems, recycling and composting operations, and nonprofit management, as well as municipal and local government program operations and policy development. In 2004,

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    Holly Beck of Decor8 to speak at Domotex 2018

Holly Beck of Decor8 to speak at Domotex 2018

Hannover, Germany—Domotex is packing even more interior design and lifestyle inspiration into its 2018 show with a guest appearance by Holly Becker, founder of Decor8—a design blog with a global following of 1.5 million readers. In addition to contributing to Decor8, Becker is a best-selling author with four books to her name. She also has a passion for teaching and offers e-courses for bloggers of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Becker hosted

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    Pergo, The Home Depot thank military widows with flooring makeovers

Pergo, The Home Depot thank military widows with flooring makeovers

Calhoun, Ga.—In the season of giving, Pergo and The Home Depot have teamed up with the American Widow Project, a national nonprofit supporting military widows, to thank two Atlanta women with flooring makeovers. Erikka Mitchell, widow of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Omoro Mitchell, used the gift to repay her sister for supporting the family since 2013. She chose Pergo Outlast+ Antique Cherry to replace their worn-out carpet. “When Omor passed, my

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    Emser Tile honored with 2018 Training Top 125 Award

Emser Tile honored with 2018 Training Top 125 Award

Los Angeles—Emser Tile, in recognition of the company’s commitment to associate development, has been named a 2018 Training Top 125 winner. The award, now in its 18th year, is determined by factors such as the scope of development programs, financial investment in employee development and how learning and development programs are leveraged to achieve business goals and objectives. Emser Tile’s customized, multi-tiered learning and development program, Emser University, uses videos and

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Laticrete honored with 2017 Family Business Award

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete was honored at Hartford Business Journal’s 2017 Family Business Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in family-owned businesses across the Northeastern region. “This award pays tribute to my parents, Dr. Henry M. Rothberg and Lillian Rosenstock Rothberg, and the company they took from a basement invention to a global powerhouse,” said David Rothberg, chairman and CEO of Laticrete. “We’re proud to have three generations—including four of their grandchildren—carrying on

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Armstrong unveils enhancements to flagship residential website

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring has launched key enhancements to its website with new and improved features to help guide homeowners through all stages of the buying journey—getting started, inspiration and ideas, product information,

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Cali Bamboo names Jackson president

San Diego—Cali Bamboo has named Doug Jackson president of the company. Jackson, an industry veteran, draws from over 20 years in the flooring business, most recently as the vice president of

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Domotex asia/Chinafloor brings back popular features

Shanghai, China—To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Domotex asia/Chinafloor, show organizers will reintroduce the widely popular InnovAction Flooring Campaign, Materia and cadex educational conferences. “InnovAction is a snapshot of the

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