I visited Chicago, NeoCon, and the Bright Showroom for the first time in June – WOW!. NeoCon is an annual extravaganza staged to introduce new commercial products such as chairs, office systems, flooring, and lighting. It is held in Chicago’s magnificent Art Deco Merchandise Mart. Thousands of Designers, Architects, and “Lookie Lous” attend. The only drawback to this event is the building’s wacko elevators. Some work and some don’t and it’s a celebration when one appears.
The showrooms were gorgeous as were the attendees. Everyone out there in cyberland should know that American companies are producing beautiful quality products worth saving for and buying.
Charles Loomis, Cindy Bullard, and I went to NeoCon to represent our company in the Bright Group’s Showroom. Our lighting is installed in their fresh modern Chicago, New York, Boston, and Dallas Showrooms. Their company name, “The Bright Group”, describes their employees to a tee – they are bright and engaging. If you are looking for quality contemporary furniture – check them out – their products are fabulous. Here are photos we took of the Bright Group team and the Chicago showroom with our lighting fixtures — of course.
Kim Selent – Inside Residential Sales (top left), Julie Turner – Outside Sales with Ben Ward – Intern (middle left), Katie Butry & Nancy Greiger – Regional Manager (middle right), Doug Levine – Showroom & Furniture Designer (bottom right)
On our last day, we had the pleasure of exploring downtown Chicago. It was raining, hot, and steamy. We got drenched! One could say we literally and physically immersed ourselves in Chicago. We sampled its famous foods, met its friendly people, ogled the dead fish in Lake Michigan, and had a great time. I hope you enjoy our pictures – Chicago’s Millennium Park is wonderful and so is Gino’s Pizza. Cindy Bullard, our National Sales Representative, is smiling because she loves the humidity.