Cooper Boone to Receive First Renaissance Retailer Award
The award recognizes those that provide inspirational retail experiences at the independent store level.
Emerald Expositions, the organizers of NY NOW, have named Cooper Boone the winner of the first-ever Renaissance Retailer Award, to be awarded during the 68th annual Retailer Excellence Awards held Sunday, Aug. 11, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The event is hosted by Gifts & Decorative Accessories. Nominations were submitted by friends, colleagues and retailers, and the winner was chosen by top industry retailers and designers.
According to the judges, Boone was chosen because he is a visionary with an innate ability to work from his heart and develop his own beautifully curated universe. They added, “From pairing his own handmade furniture pieces with complimentary architectural gifting items, to developing creative workshops and even brewing their own combination of coffee beans in their café, Cooper continues to provide you an inspirational experience at Foundry 42 and celebrates it with you.”
Boone is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, clinical child psychologist, televised cook and owner of the award-winning lifestyle store Foundry42 in Port Jervis, N.Y. He has worked with Paula Deen, been featured on Good Morning America and ABC TV’s live Nashville Christmas Special. He also toured his live Cooper’s Kitchen show for 10 years with Country Living Magazine Fair.
“Cooper Boone is the perfect inaugural recipient of this award,” said Kevin O’Keefe, executive vice president of Emerald Expositions. “He embodies the spirit of change and makes it his greatest strength by embracing it. We are honored and excited to celebrate his vision and success.”
Boone will also be recognized at the first NY NOW awards party on Monday, Aug. 12.