Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Florey's Wins Renovation Project! Reception Tonight!
Florey's Books has been named the winner of Wells Fargo's small business storefront renovation contest. The bookstore, located at 2120 Palmetto Drive, now has brand new outside and inside signage, furniture, decorations and a dedicated sitting section for children to read. The improvements were made possible by Wells Fargo's storefront renovation project aimed to help local small businesses succeed.
A reception to honor Florey's Bookstore along with two other small businesses that were named runner ups will be held on Wednesday, January 26 at the bookstore from 6 to 8 p.m.
The renovation team was led by volunteers at Philanthropy by Design and George Sun, an instructor at the College of San Mateo. Sun's architectural students worked on the renovation as a class project to gain practical experience. The team had a budget of $3,000 to renovate three small local businesses including Rosa Marina Beauty Salon in San Francisco and InsMall Financial and Insurance Service in Daly City.
"Wells Fargo is proud to hold this innovative contest that mobilizes the community to work together and help our local small businesses," said Wendy Haller, Wells Fargo's Mission Coastal regional president.
Edwin Ng and Eric Young, District Managers from Wells Fargo's Mission Coastal Market served as judges. Ng added, "Through this effort, we're all doing a part in helping our local small businesses succeed."
Posted by FloreysBookCo at 1:24 PM