Local lighting showroom on the North Shore, Lucia Lighting & Design, was recently announced byÂ Dallas Market Center and Residential Lighting magazine as a winner in the third annual Showroom of the Year Awards. The event, hosted in Loft 4 at the Trade Mart, recognized the most prestigious lighting retailers in North America. Hundreds of guests gathered to celebrate the winners while enjoying Southern-inspired hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails. Lucia shared the winners circle with six other showrooms. Only three of these winners were from the United States and LuciaÂ Lighting & Design was the exclusiveÂ winningÂ showroom Â to come from New England. The lighting showroomÂ earned the top award forÂ Exceptional Community Involvement.
“I am honored and thrilled for the Lucia team to be recognized at this high level. Being able to help out the community is the cornerstone of business and one of the main reasons I chose to open a showroom of my own,” says owner Lucy Dearborn. Since opening in 2005, LuciaÂ Lighting & DesignÂ has made a strong effort to closely connect with the local business, non-profitÂ and design communities.
Among the business’ other initiatives, Lucia Lighting & DesignÂ established the Cynthia Balesteri Ray ’03 Memorial Scholarship in honor of a 30 year-old lighting specialist employee who was tragically killed in 2010 car accident. Lucia Lighting & DesignÂ has contributed to a range of worthy causes including children’s healthcare at the Lynn Community Health Center, Haiti-relief efforts, as well as the Monson Relief Fund for those affected by tornados in the state of Massachusetts.
“Lucia has been an amazing friend to the Lynn Community Health Center. By organizing the Spring Glee concert last year with the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, Lucia not only raised money for the Lynn Community Health Center, but also raised awareness of many of Lynn’s assets including the Lynn Memorial Auditorium,” saidÂ LoriÂ AbramsÂ Berry, Lynn Community Health Center Executive Director.
About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men’s, western, women’s and children’s apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 78 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. As a result, more than $8 billion in estimated wholesale transactions are conducted annually within the Dallas Market Center complex. The Dallas Market Center website is available at www.dallasmarketcenter.com