Thousands of attendees dropped by to hear from industry experts and startups alike about the influential $4.2 trillion industry – from new trends and innovative sustainable materials meeting the demands of health-minded consumers, to how designers and operators are introducing an all-encompassing level of immersive design. “The wellness industry is one of the fastest growing affecting all aspects of design – hospitality, workplace, residential, and retail,” says Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, vice president of the Hospitality Design Group and editor in chief of Hospitality Design magazine. “Wellness has been top of mind for us at the magazine (our entire March/April issue was devoted to the subject), and we wanted to make sure this important topic took center stage at this year’s show.”
IT’S REFRESHING TO FIND A COMPANY THAT NOT ONLY HAS PROSPERED IN A COMPETITIVE MARKETPLACE BUT REMAINS COMMITTED TO ENSURING ITS SUCCESSFUL FUTURE. PLESSER’S APPLIANCES, LIKE THE LITTLE TRAIN THAT COULD, KEEPS HUMMING ALONG AFTER 100 YEARS!
Founded in 1919 by Sam Plesser, Plesser’s is now one of the country’s oldest independent appliance stores. Always a family-run business, current owners Marc and Al
Howard, third-generation appliance men, follow the same credo that Sam Plesser established back at the beginning of the 20th century... “Let the customer do business with the boss, treat the customer with respect and offer the customer the best price and service available.”
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By Shawn Murphy
Are you building an ordinary team, or a high-performance tribe? The desire to belong has tremendous power as a motivator. It can be a potent element for creating happy, satisfied, productive employees who’ll contribute dynamically and creatively to your company’s long-term success.
With millions of exhausted workers just “living for Friday,” the workplace, the place we spend most of our time, is too often associated with mental images of drudgery.
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About The Author
Shawn Murphy has more than 25 years of experience as an organizational and culture change practitioner and workshop facilitator. Murphy is the author of The Optimistic Workplace, which Library Journal noted, “sets traditional motivational and management theory on its ear.” Murphy wash and-picked to join IBM’s elite New Way to Work futurist group and was recently named a “Top 100 Leadership Speaker” by Inc. He has consulted with leading organizations including IBM, Zingerman’s, and George Mason University, and has spoken at events such as the Principled Business Leadership Institute, Wellness Workdays, Elevate Summit, Totem Summit, and the Ultimate Culture Conference.
Publisher: Harper Collins leadership