Museum Store finalist for Retailer Excellence Award


July 30, 2012

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Museum of York County’s Museum Store is a finalist for Retailer Excellence Award

Rock Hill, SC – The Museum Store at the Museum of York County has been notified that it is a finalist for the Retailer Excellence Award in the Gifts and Decorative Accessories Magazine Competition for its promotional store event, Entertaining, South Carolina Style!

Held this past March, Entertaining, South Carolina Style! was the inspiration of Mark Cockerille, Museum Store Manager as a means to increase the Museum Store’s presence in the community and to promote and support regional food vendors and their products that are featured in the store.  This delectable and visually appetizing evening featured “Certified SC Products” and an array of South Carolina themed table settings presented by area garden and book clubs.  The two- hour event was attended by over 100 people and generated sales in excess of $1000.  The event was sponsored by the Museum Guild. 

The winner of the award will be announced at the New York International Gift Fair on August 19th.