MAY 14, 2014 | ISSUE 162
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KBE Building Corp. Congratulates 5 New LEED Green Associates

Farmington, Conn. - With the addition of these five, KBE has 20 total staff members with LEED credentials. Read more.






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DDG To Design Four Malls in Central America 

Baltimore - DDG will provide design services for the renovation and expansion of three existing shopping centers in Guatemala and for a new shopping center in Honduras.

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Golfsmith Continues Expansion in Mid-Atlantic 


Richmond, Va. - The new Golfsmith Short Pump location is part of the company's aggressive growth strategy in Virginia.




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Whole Foods Market Plans 9 New Stores 

Austin, Texas - The stores are planned for New York, Arkansas, Texas, Hawaii, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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Top Story

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Names New CFO and VP, Operations   



Los Angeles - The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, the oldest and largest privately-held specialty premium coffee and tea retailer in the United States, has made two new appointments to its executive team: Karen Cate as chief financial officer and Jeff Schroeder as vice president of operations.


Prior to joining The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Cate was the vice president, controller of Trader Joe's Company, where she was responsible for the integrity of financial processes and reporting for the retail grocery store, warehouses and distribution operations.


As vice president of operations, Schroeder is responsible for the company's domestic store operations; customer relations; operations services and training. Schroeder brings more than 30 years of experience with large multi-unit operations in the restaurant industry. He has been involved in the rapid expansion of major restaurant organizations; most recently, Schroeder served as vice president, brewery restaurants for Karl Strauss Brewing Company. He also worked with Jack in the Box as division vice president and held operational management roles at McDonald's, Wendy's and Arby's.





SOURCE: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®


Vendor News


Hera Lighting Adds New Sales Territory & New Hire, Promotion



Norcross, Ga. - Hera Lighting has added a new Canadian sales region, promoted a sales manager, and hired a new sales representative. Read more.





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