GCA Best Bathroom Award Winners Recognized at the
IGC Show August 22, 2013
Garden Centers of America (GCA) recognized five IGC retailers for their winning store restroom designs with the 2013 GCA Best Garden Center Bathroom Awards. The third-annual honors were presented during the GCA Membership Networking Lunch at the IGC Show, on Thursday, August 22, at 12:30 p.m. on Navy Pier’s Rooftop Deck. A panel judged the entries on the bathroom’s creativity and comfort to the customer’s overall shopping experience. The winner of the top honor, the Gold Award, received a plaque and comp registration for the 2014 GCA Summer Tour. Other recognitions included a Silver Award and three Merit Awards, also honored with plaques.
New Era Nursery, Hillsboro, WI
Oakland Nursery, Delaware, OH
Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, Gloucester, VA
Lammscape, Jackson, WI
My Garden Nursery, Mill Creek, WA
to see pictures and complete descriptions of these bathrooms of these award winners!
GCA HEADS WEST WITH NEXT YEAR’S SUMMER TOUR,
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA SET TO HOST, JUNE 22-25, 2014
During the GCA Membership Networking Lunch at last week's IGC Show in Chicago, Garden Centers of America announced next year's GCA Summer Tour will spotlight cutting-edge garden centers and retail trendsetters in the San Francisco Bay Area, June 22-25, 2014.
"Certainly, as one of the best garden center markets in America - many times, on the fun and funky side of things - the San Francisco Bay Area is a destination that's been in demand for the GCA Summer Tour for quite some time. Now, the GCA Leadership Council is excited to announce this Northern California hot spot as next summer's source for retail inspiration!" says Jeff Morey, GCA's Executive Director.
Plans are under way to spotlight retailers in San Francisco, San Jose and the North Bay Area, including Napa Valley’s wine country and, tentatively, Sacramento.
"In celebration of this beautiful wine country setting, we'll be sure to include a winery tour and dining as part of the GCA Summer Tour experience," Morey says.
More details about next summer's GCA Summer Tour will be announced in the coming months.