Heather Fiore is the managing editor of TILE Magazine, covering all aspects of the tile industry. Before her position at TILE, Heather Fiore was an associate editor for The Sun newspapers in Central New Jersey. She graduated from Rider University in 2011 with a B.A. in Journalism and a focus on News and Editorial.
This year, Coverings returned to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, FL, where it welcomed more than 28,000 industry professionals from April 4 to 7 — a 9% increase from last year’s show in Chicago, IL, and a 10% jump from 2015 when it was also held in Orlando.
While walking through the bustling exhibit hall at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, during The International Surface Event (TISE), it was evident business is picking up for members of the tile industry.
The 10,000-square-foot space, which is a spin-off of the owner’s first location in Annapolis, MD, incorporates upscale and contemporary furniture, accentuated by different types of tile and stone products.
One of the most responsive presentations at this year’s edition of Total Solutions Plus, given by an East Coast-based management consultant, emphasized the importance of acquiring and retaining employees in this day and age.