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Successful Brands Start with Strategy
By Bruce Brigham

Design magazines are filled with pictures of beautiful stores that win awards all the time. But beautiful stores go out of business every day (I have designed a few myself). “Beautiful” doesn’t necessarily ring the cash register. Beautiful doesn’t necessarily grow a brand. So what does?


I’ve spent the last 20 years trying to figure that question out. I started my interior design career as a designer of retail store prototypes. Today, I have my own retail brand development and management consulting firm. Here is what I have learned...


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USFloors Earns First-Ever Children & Schools Certification for Bamboo Flooring
Though bamboo flooring has long been considered a sustainable choice because it is a rapidly renewable material, it now helps create healthier indoor environments by meeting the stringent chemical emissions standards of the GREENGUARD Certification Program.
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NCIDQ Launches New Web Site
The new site has greater functionality and appeal and is focused around a more audience-specific experience, allowing users to search for information they want based on their specific needs.
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Aged Woods Achieves FSC Certification
Aged Woods Inc. announced that the Forest Stewardship Council has granted certification for its precision-milled hardwood flooring products.
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A/E/P Management Compensation Trends Vary By Function
Management compensation at leading U.S. architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms nationwide has certainly felt the effects of the economic downturn, according to a new report released by ZweigWhite.
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December 15, 2009

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Featured Product:   Editors' Choice:
The Gallery Collection from Lutron Floating Blue from Vetrazzo
ECOsurfaces’ ECOshapes offer a myriad of choices and out-of-the-box options for beautiful floor creations that are anything but ordinary. The KENTFIELD Collection’s Oriana is an enticing mélange of crystal, brass, and nickel that sparkles and reflects soft gold light like the rising sun.

CIDA Announces Interior Design Education Award
ecoScorecard Advances BIM Capabilities With Google SketchUp Integration
Green Schools Summit & Expo: Bringing Sustainability to a New Generation
GREENGUARD Launches Comprehensive Health-Based Certification Pilot Program
Greenbuild 2009 to Offer Numerous Opportunities for Green Building Education
2009 ARIDO Awards Honor Ontario's Best Interior Designers
USGBC Announces Winner of Sustainable Design Competition
NCIDQ Rolls Out New Exam Requirement
Study Finds Employees Working in Green Buildings More Productive
Building Sector Leaders Call for Steep Energy and Emissions Cuts

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