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Decorating Den Interiors named a Retail Star by Home Accents Today magazine

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May 16, 2012, Greensboro, N.C. – Decorating Den Interiors of Naples has been named one of Home Accents Today’s Retail Stars for 2012 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry. The Naples Decorating Den Interiors franchise is owned and operated by Claudia Leah.

The businesses selected for the Retail Stars list have demonstrated that they operate successfully in their marketing areas, exhibit strength in merchandising, display and/or advertising, and have a positive presence in their local communities. The magazine’s editors chose to extend the honor to both the Decorating Den Interiors franchisor as well as its independent franchisees that operate throughout the U.S. and Canada, and range from small home offices to multi-decorator studios.

“There has never been a tougher time to be an independent retailer, with ongoing competition from chain stores, the increasingly significant role of online retail and the difficult economic climate,” said Jenny Heinzen York, editor in chief, Home Accents Today. “The 2012 Retail Stars have taken on these challenges with a combination of clever entrepreneurship, innovation, merchandising, customer service and marketing. We are delighted to recognize these talented merchants, and, as always, encourage everyone to support their own local businesses.”

Claudia Leah Wins Stars Award LogoHome Accents Today editors focused on independent and family-run retailers, specifically those considered specialty, home accent or home furnishings stores. Members of the industry were invited to suggest stores and retailers were encouraged to submit information describing their businesses. The list, now in its eighth year, was compiled and narrowed down by research analysts and editors of the publication. A business may be named to the list only one time, resulting in 50 first-time honorees each year.

Retail Editor Susan Dickenson said she was impressed with Decorating Den’s history, industry reputation, and its new accessories home-party division. “The Livv! Home Accessories branding and debut catalog, at 36 beautiful pages, are really impressive for a start-up; you can tell there’s a lot of experience and a real understanding of the accessories business behind this project,” Dickenson said. She also noted the endurance of Decorating Den’s annual national decorating contest, now in its 27th year, and the franchise owners’ practice of selecting a national charity to support each year with donations raised through decorating seminars and other events.

The 50 Retail Stars list, sponsored by AmericasMart Atlanta, is published in the May 2012 issue of Home Accents Today. The 25-year-old publication, based in Greensboro, N.C., is owned by Sandow Media.

How Jailbirdie Got Booked!!

Decorating Den Interiors Owner gets locked up for great cause – Naples MDA Executive Lockup 2011! Mercifully, I got by with a little (lot!) help from my friends and made a lot of my bail – $1,400!! You guys all ROCK!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Detective Montgomery slaps the handcuffs on me!

Decorating Den Interiors, Naples, FL

Help me, I’m going to jail!

I called my mother, but she said I got myself into this and since I am a big girl I have to get myself out of it! Joe is looking forward to a quiet few days with the kids. So I am requesting once again.

I don’t know who got me into this, but on July 13th, I will follow in a famous decorator’s footsteps and will be making the world more beautiful, one cell at a time!! But this can actually be a “Good Thing”…

You probably guessed it by now,  I have the honor and pleasure of participating in MDA’s Lock-Up at The Naples Grande Resort on July 13th to help “Jerry’s Kids®”. To reach my goal I will need your help!

I’d like to include you or your company on my list of contributors who are helping me reach my goal. Your donation would help MDA continue the important fight against muscular dystrophy. Check out my web page by clicking on this link https://www.joinmda.org/naplestelu2011/claudia. There you’ll find all kinds of information about MDA, and be able to make your tax-deductible donation on-line using your credit card.

MDA serves people in our community with neuromuscular disease by providing clinics, support groups and repair of wheelchairs, braces and communication devices, and summer camp for kids. MDA also funds research grants to help find treatments and cures for some 43 neuromuscular diseases that affect people of all ages, right here in our community.

I sincerely hope that you’ll take the opportunity to support MDA. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail me.

On behalf of the families MDA serves, thank you!

 

Decorating Den Interiors, Naples, FL

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Claudia Leah, IDS
Decorating Den Interiors
6062 Taylor Road, Unit 501
Naples, FL 34109
239-431-5936
claudia@decoratingden.com

http://claudia.decoratingden.com

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