And they said it would never last. The Photo Research Organization celebrated their 50th anniversary last month down in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and the theme was easy to find – “Let’s be successful together.” Well over 100 PRO members assembled for the event and shared ideas about what is working in their stores despite the tough economic climate. The event even attracted PRO members from outside the U.S. as Phil. Gresham from Fotofast in Brisbane, Australia offered up a few tips and tricks that have them reaching for their wallets down under. “It’s important to understand that these new creative products are bringing

Monster Cable, a San Francisco-based company founded by native Noel Lee, was selected by the 49ers as the new naming partner for the team's stadium at Candlestick Point. The stadium will be renamed Monster Park effective immediately. The four-year, multi-million dollar naming rights agreement will provide at least $3 million for city parks. "This is another example of how private-public partnerships can benefit our city," said Mayor Gavin Newsom. "We could have been forced to make $3 million in cuts to our Recreation and Parks Department, but instead the partnership we formed with the 49ers and Monster allows us to save programs for kids

Dealerscope profiles the top 10 retail demographic market areas, reporting on 2000 retail entrances and exits, regional economic highlights and outlooks for 2001. 1. New York Entrances and Exits: Due to the enormous success of its Bang & Olufsen showroom opened in 1999 in lower Manhattan, Harvey Electronics opened its second Bang & Olufsen showroom in the NYC metropolitan area in Greenwich, Conn., last October. The showroom is a few blocks from the Greenwich Harvey Electronics. J&R Music World expanded with the opening of its new retail computer store in its Park Row outpost in Manhattan. Wolf Camera opened two "Vision"

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