Congratulations to Chuck Burke (Road Runners, LLC) who covers New Jersey Gift & Toy accounts for Peter Pauper Press!
Chuck won the Outstanding Manufacturer's Representative award during the 61st annual Retailer Excellence Awards, presented by Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine. Amazingly, this was not the first time Chuck received the award; he won it in 2007 as well, and is the first "repeat" winner. The award is determined by retail stores which subscribe to the magazine. From my own experience, Chuck is always a pleasure to deal with and one of the most prolific order writers PPP has ever had, which speaks volumes (pun intended!).
Seven awards were given out at the Gift & Dec gala on August 19th at Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. We'd also like to congratulate some of our Peter Pauper retailers for winning three of the other awards:
- Store Events: Blackstone's of Beacon Hill, Boston, MA
- Gift Store Design/Redesign: The Brooklyn Museum Shop, Brooklyn, NY
- Gift Store Design/Redesign: Mxyplyzyk, Jersey City, NJ