Deadline Approaches for GCA Best Garden Center Bathroom Awards Entries, Winners to be Recognized during Membership Networking Lunch @ IGC Show
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Garden Centers of America’s (GCA) Best Garden Center Bathroom Awards, now in
their third year, recognize IGC retailers whose restrooms contribute to the store’s favorable shopping experience.
Convenient and clean restrooms rank high in women’s decisions on where to shop, according to retail visionary Paco Underhill, author of the best-selling books What Women Want: The Science of Female Shopping
and Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping.
As part of GCA’s mission of recognizing and fostering excellence in garden retailing, the honors will be presented during a special GCA Membership Networking Lunch at this summer’s IGC Show, August 20-22, at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
The deadline for entries is
5 p.m. EDT, July 15, 2013.
The winner of the top honor, the Gold Award, will receive a plaque and comp registration for the 2014 GCA Summer Tour. Other recognitions will include a Silver Award and several Awards of Merit, honored with plaques.
To enter the competition, garden centers should send several photos of their store bathrooms, saved in jpeg file format, along with a brief paragraph about the bathrooms, the concept behind the designs and their
benefits to the garden center. This information, along with the name of the store and key contact, address, phone and e-mail address, should be e-mailed to BestBathrooms@GardenCentersofAmerica.com.
GCA Members Get Discounts & Other Benefits at IGC Show
Members save $100 on each Know2Grow Retail Conference Passport registration during the early bird registration period, and $60 off each IGC Show Garden Center Bus Tour registration!
Other benefits include:
- Two free drink tickets per company for use at the Wednesday night reception and concert.
- Special reserved seating at the .38 Special concert on Wednesday night. Be sure to come early - seating is limited!
- GCA Member Networking Lunch on Thursday.
- Login to get your discount code before registering.