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Call for Entries Opens for 2020 Showroom of the Year Awards

Entries and nominations are now open for the 2020 Lighting Showroom of the Year Awards! Now in its 11th year, the Showroom of the Year Awards are a collaborative program between Furniture, Lighting…
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The Next Lighting Revolution

In many states across the U.S., homeowners can save nearly $160 annually by simply replacing a dozen standard 100-watt light bulbs with LED versions that also last 30 times longer and eat up 80…

Introducing the 2019 Showroom of the Year Finalists

Finalists for the 2019 Showroom of the Year Awards, honoring outstanding lighting retailers across North America, have been announced. The annual awards, now celebrating its 10th year, is co-…
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(From left) Geoff Vogan, Jared Johannesen and Tim Pasma make up the next generation at Park Lighting & Furniture in Edmonton, AB.

Third-Generation Retail Staff on the Future of Their Businesses

For sisters Rachel Lansing Sotoloff and Jessica Lansing, joining the family business at Idlewood Electric near Chicago was never a given.  “We never worked in the business when we were growing up —…
2018 Showroom of the Year Winners
2018 Showroom of the Year winners pose with their awards.

2018 Showroom of the Year: Origins of Success

For the last nine years, Lighting & Decor and Dallas Market Center have honored the best and brightest lighting showrooms at the Showroom of the Year awards during June Lightovation. Each year,…

2018 Showroom of the Year Award Winners Announced at Lightovation

Dallas Market Center and Lighting & Decor magazine announced the winners of the ninth annual Showroom of the Year Awards during Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show, June 20-23. The…

3 Things We Love About Our Showroom of the Year Finalists

Each year, the Showroom of the Year awards honor lighting showrooms across North America who demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence, customer service and their communities, and each year, the…
Finalists in this category, like Village Home Store (pictured above), find new ways to impress customers every day.
Finalists in this category, like Village Home Store (pictured above), find new ways to impress customers every day.

Showroom of the Year 2017 Finalists: Revenue $5 Million and Over

Find out what makes each of this year’s 10 SOTY finalists in the Revenue $5 Million and Over category stand out from fray. Avenues Lighting, Jacksonville, FL 1. Roadside location Avenues owner…