Final call for entries: Retail Store of the Year
New York — Due to the holiday rush and related closings, Chain Store Age — sister publication of Home Channel News — has extended the deadline for its 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year Design Competition until Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.
More than 20 competition categories are featured, including department stores, supermarkets, discounters, restaurants, convenience stores, specialty stores, service, sustainability and pop-up stores. This year, for the first time, the competition also includes the category of in-store digital innovation.
Retailers, design firms, architects and suppliers are all eligible to submit entries.
Click here for more information and for an entry form.
Any questions, please email Chain Store Age editor Marianne Wilson at [email protected].
Eligible projects are single-location or multiple-unit stores opened between Nov. 30, 2012, and Dec. 30, 2013. Last year’s honorees can be found here.
New chief at small business group
After serving on the board of directors for several years, Paula Calimafde has been named the new executive director of the Small Business Legislative Council.
Calimafde is a principal with Bethesda, Md., law firm Paley Rothman. She replaces John Satagaj, who retired.
The SBLC is a non-profit group representing the interests of small privately owned businesses in several areas, including taxation and health care.
Pooch helps GE promote Artistry
GE Appliances is running a Search for Artie Sweepstakes to promote its line of GE Artistry Series appliances.
Artie is a stylish, black-and-white Dalmatian semi hidden on the company’s website. In the Search for Artie Sweepstakes, GE Appliances website visitors can find Artie on select Web pages and answer a multiple-choice question to be entered to win a weekly prize of a $250 gift card and a grand prize of a GE Artistry Series appliance suite and $5,000 cash.
The contest ends Jan. 7.
The GE Artistry Series is described as a line designed to focus on the needs of today’s generation of Millennials.