Richard’s Appoints Tom Griffey
Richard’s Paint Mfg. Co., Inc., has announced the appointment of Tom Griffey to the position of Director of Sales. Eric Richard, President, of Richard’s Paint, indicated Griffey’s promotion will serve to propel the strategic sales plans and growth of the Company. Griffey has been with Richard’s paint since 2001, when he joined the company as Operations Manager, Orlando Retail Division. He went on to become Sales Manager-Infiniti Division and in 2003 was promoted to Regional Sales Manager overseeing Florida and the Caribbean. With an impressive career in the coatings industry, Griffey has demonstrated proficiency for staying in tune with this ever changing industry.
Connect with Festool in Las Vegas
Dealers, contractors, and customers interested in Festool products are encouraged to visit Festool Connect, held this year in Las Vegas. The company calls it “our annual celebration of Festool, craftsmanship, and friends.”
It’s a free event, however registration is encouraged so they can arrange for attendees to have the best experience possible. Festool connect will be held Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Enclave, 5810 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119, where you’ll be able to take advantage of the following:
• Demonstrations and clinics from the Festool training team.
• Demonstrations from Festool partners including SawStop, Shaper Tools, and Tanos.
• Exclusive access to Festool swag—shirts, hats, stickers, etc.—from the upcoming Festool Fanshop.
• Get your tool questions answered.
• Free food and beverages.
• And more to come!
Win the Indie!
Independent We Stand invites both the public and business owners to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of “buying local” through the eighth annual Indie Award. The contest provides a chance for the winning independent business to reinvest in themselves through a branding, advertising, and public relations makeover valued at $25,000.
Getting involved is as easy as nominating locally owned small businesses that go above and beyond to support their communities through charitable donations and community outreach. The web-driven small business of the year contest also gives supporters the opportunity to acknowledge businesses that exceed customer service expectations and also grow their local economies.
“With small business optimism at a record high, consumers have a chance to boost that positive outlook even more through this contest,” says Bill Brunelle, co-founder of Independent We Stand. “We want to help bolster the efforts to grow small business, just like our members do every day in their communities, by giving customers a platform to recognize their favorite indie businesses. The bottom line: we all win when small businesses succeed and people
Anyone can nominate a small business online starting Sept. 24. Voting begins as soon as a business is nominated. Consumers can vote a maximum of three times per 24 hour period from the same IP address. Any locally owned and operated business in the U.S. is eligible to enter the contest. Nominate and vote at IndieBizAward.com. The nomination phase and initial voting run through Nov. 11.