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Awards & More, Enfield, CT,  Receives “Best Small Retailer Award”

from The Awards and Recognition Association

 

Glenview, IL (March 12, 2012) — The Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) recently honored Awards & More, Enfield, CT  with the association’s 2011-2012 Best Small Retailer of the Year Award at the ARA Awards Gala, March 8, at the 2012 International Awards Market in Las Vegas.  The ARA Small Retailer of the Year Award recognizes general business practices based on integrity and a partnering approach to the company’s customer relationships.

Awards & More, an ARA member for the past 27 years, has a unique store with four different showrooms each with a separate theme.  Music is played throughout the store and a scented air fragrance is dispensed to give each showroom a pleasant smell and soothing atmosphere.  The company offers its staff a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation time, flexible work hours, and healthcare insurance.   

 

Company owner Richard Schaefer says he relies on word of mouth marketing along with email and social media campaigns, and television and radio advertising.  “One of the most effective marketing tools has been our involvement in the community,” added Schaefer. “We support school publications, sponsor sports teams, participate in the local Fourth of July Celebration and are members of the North Central CT Chamber of Commerce. I love what I do and try to give back to my community however I can.”

 

Many deserving retailers were nominated for this category and all responses and vote tallies were reviewed by the ARA Awards Committee in a blind process to select the winners.

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The Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) is an international not for profit organization serving both retailers and suppliers in the awards and engraving industry. The association is comprised of 2,600 member companies. In line with its mission of advancing the professionalism and success of the industry, the association hosts an annual International Awards Market in Las Vegas, the largest trade show in the industry, publishes a monthly magazine, Recognition Review (both print and digital versions), and offers a variety of member benefits including seminars and webinars, professional certification, Member2Member Forum, the ARA Online Buyer’s Guide, and the Recognition is Rewarding website (www.recognitionisrewarding.com).  For more information, visit www.ara.org.

 

Becky & Richard ARA show in Las Vegas

 

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