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Fitger’s On The Lake Recognized As Best Place To Work

Minnesota's Retail Champions 2020

Fitger’s On The Lake Recognized As Best Place To Work

After reviewing dozens of applications from across the state, the Minnesota Retailers Association is pleased to recognize Fitger’s on the Lake with its Best Place To Work award in the 2020 Minnesota’s Retail Champions program.

“In an industry where there can be high employee turnover, Fitger’s has figured something out and shines as an organization that invests in its employees and understands how to keep and grow employees based on their passions and aspirations,” says Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association president. “It’s clear Scott and the team at Fitger’s have a successful, family-centered environment where innovation and new ideas keep guests coming back. There is truly nothing usual about Fitger’s as a retail destination and its dedicated not only to customers, but to workers and partners. We are so pleased to recognize Fitger’s as a Best Place To Work.”

“We are honored to be selected as a 2020 Minnesota Retail Champion Awards Winner in the category of best place to work,” says Scott Vesterstein, president and owner of Fitger’s on the Lake. “We have co-workers who have been here for many years and that is what makes Fitger’s successful. They work hard and always have a positive attitude. I greatly appreciate all of them. I enjoy owning a business that provides a work environment where everyone feels included and valued.”

A representative of Fitger’s on the Lake will accept the award virutally during the Retail Rally event on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. The event features seven 20-minute practical, game-changing, cutting edge retail innovations strategies and ideas.

Fitger’s on the Lake is the sole recipient of the Minnesota’s Retail Champions Best Place To Work award. Nine other organizations will be recognized in other categories such as Retail Manager of the Year, Business Resource of the Year, Retail Innovation, Vendor Partner of the Year, Customer Experience, Lifetime Achievement, Retail Community of the Year, Advocate of the Year, and Retailer of the Year.

Retail Rally event information can be found at www.retailrally.com.

Past & Present Home Gallery Recognized With Customer Experience Award

Minnesota's Retail Champions 2020

Past & Present Home Gallery Recognized With Customer Experience Award

After reviewing dozens of applications from across the state, the Minnesota Retailers Association is pleased to recognize Past & Present Home Gallery with its Customer Experience award in the 2020 Minnesota’s Retail Champions program.

“In an industry filled with intense competition, Past & Present Home Gallery is truly a unique store with its ever-changing inventory and commitment to a personalized experience for each customer,” says Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association president. “The store truly has something for everyone and stands out as an Alexandria destination. Spend time with Lynelle and Jeff along with the rest of the team and you will know exactly why the customer experience is amazing and why people come back. This is the place to visit if you want to see what a Minnesota store with heart feels like. It’s an honor to recognize Past & Present Home Gallery and its team for their commitment to happy customers.”

“Past & Present Home Gallery offers a variety of products for a wide range of customers. From antiques, furniture and décor to repurposed and man cave, we have it all in our 3 level 13,000 square foot store,” say Jeffrey and Lynelle Lanoue, Past & Present Home Gallery owners. “Our customers know they are going to get the help they need once they step foot in the store. We love talking and connecting with each and every customer and seeing the look on their faces when we can help them find what they have been looking for. We make sure the customer’s experience at Past & Present Home Gallery is so great that they will come back soon.”

Lynelle and Jeff Lanoue will accept the award virtually during the Retail Rally event on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The event features seven 20-minute practical, game-changing, cutting edge retail innovations strategies and ideas.

Past & Present Home Gallery is the sole recipient of the Minnesota’s Retail Champions Customer Experience award. Nine other organizations will be recognized in other categories such as Retail Manager of the Year, Business Resource of the Year, Retail Innovation, Vendor Partner of the Year, Best Place to Work, Lifetime Achievement, Retail Community of the Year, Advocate of the Year, and Retailer of the Year.

Retail Rally event information can be found at www.retailrally.com.

Jaxon Grey Recognized With Retail Innovation Award

Minnesota's Retail Champions 2020

Jaxon Grey Recognized With Retail Innovation Award

After reviewing dozens of applications from across the state, the Minnesota Retailers Association is pleased to award Jaxon Grey with its Retail Innovation award in the 2020 Minnesota’s Retail Champions program.

“Jaxon Grey has turned what we think of as traditional retail in Minnesota upside down,” says Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association president. While others are putting the products they feature in their stores out to customers via the Internet, “Michael Druskin and the team at Jaxon Grey are creating partnerships with the best online-only brands and bringing them into the brick and mortar space and customers are loving it. This innovative approach works especially well while combined with a culture that demonstrates a strong understanding of what it means to be part of a community. Congratulations to Michael and the team on being recognized with our Retail Innovation Award.”

“From the moment I conceptualized Jaxon Grey, I wanted this business model to stand out and be unique and forward thinking,” says Michael Druskin, founder and partner at Jaxon Grey. “My goal is to work with great brands that also think differently on how they approach business. Creating a community of brands, employees, customers, and partners that embrace innovation and creativity are the cornerstone of JG.”

Michael Druskin will accept the award virtually during the Retail Rally event on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The event features seven 20-minute practical, game-changing, cutting edge retail innovations strategies and ideas.

Jaxon Grey is the sole recipient of the Minnesota’s Retail Champions Retail Innovation award. Nine other organizations will be recognized in other categories such as Lifetime Achievement, Business Resource of the Year, Retail Manager of the Year, Vendor Partner of the Year, Customer Experience, Best Place to Work, Retail Community of the Year, Advocate of the Year, and Retailer of the Year.

Retail Rally event information can be found at www.retailrally.com.

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