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SURYA OFFERS HIGH POINT MARKET ATTENDEES CHANCE TO WIN 50% OFF ORDERS UNTIL 2015 10.01.14


CALHOUN, Ga. — Oct. 1, 2014Surya is giving attendees at the Fall 2014 High Point Market the chance to win 50% off all Surya orders placed from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014.

To be eligible to win, showroom visitors simply have to complete and submit a brief online entry form at www.surya.com/market-registration/ by Friday, Oct. 10 and present an electronic entry confirmation at market. It is not necessary to be a current Surya customer to participate. Chosen by random, one lucky winner will be announced in Surya’s Fall Market Pulse e-newsletter in early November.

Other market promotions include:
 
  • 10% off of any market order (no minimum) for all attendees who schedule and keep an appointment with a Surya rep
  • Daily showroom specials and discounts

Market attendees are invited to visit the Surya showroom – Showplace 4100 – to explore more than 1,000 new products, including significantly expanded lighting and bedding lines, along with new outdoor and licensee collections. Surya will offer a complimentary hot catered breakfast and lunch each day and hors d'oeuvres and cocktails each evening.

A complete listing of showroom events can be found at www.surya.com/market-events. The showroom will be open daily during market from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SURYA TO INTRODUCE HIP NEW COLLECTIONS FROM BOBBY BERK HOME AT HIGH POINT MARKET 9.30.14


CALHOUN, Ga. — Sept. 30, 2014
— Surya is set to launch an energetic new line of rugs and coordinating pillows from trendsetting home furnishings and decor brand Bobby Berk Home at the Fall 2014 High Point Market. Epitomizing minimalist urban luxury and featuring Bobby Berk Home’s signature mix of bold colors and modern design, the spirited collections reflect a stylish and youthful spirit well matched to laid-back lifestyles.

Debut collections include:
 
  • Mod Pop – Hand tufted of wool with carved details, these hip rugs feature retro designs reminiscent of the ‘70s brought to life with bright pops of color and bold graphic patterns.
 
  • Solid Bold – Fun and a touch of whimsy rule in this collection of hand-tufted cut pile and loop wool rugs with classic minimal forms and clean lines that take the floor in both vibrant hues and grounded neutrals.

“I wanted to create a line of rugs for people like me who love color, but find it hard to locate great rugs with minimal or cool patterns,” said Bobby Berk, founder and creative director of Bobby Berk Home. “My collection for Surya marries simple patterns with amazing colors that bring life to a room without overwhelming the space, all while providing affordable options that don’t sacrifice quality or style.”

The Bobby Berk brand has been named one of the top rising design brands in the country and Berk’s retail locations regularly make the list of top furniture/design stores in the cities in which they are located.

“Bobby Berk’s youthful design aesthetic and fresh mix of urban-focused styles are a perfect complement to Surya’s existing collections as we continue to expand our offerings to meet the needs of a diverse range of lifestyles and budgets,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “We are excited to work with a designer like Bobby who not only brings great design to the forefront but is truly passionate about what he does.”

Added Berk, “When I was ready to partner with a brand to design my first rug collection, Surya was really the only option in my mind. Having gotten to know the company and their team over the last few years, I've learned that they ‘just get it.’ Surya's dedication to quality and service and incredible drive are impressive to say the least and I couldn't be more excited to see this partnership grow.”

Market attendees are invited to explore the new Bobby Berk Home line at Surya’s flagship showroom, Showplace 4100, which will be open daily during market from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Click here to view high res images of rugs and pillows from the collection.

About Bobby Berk Home
Bobby Berk Home is a definitive resource of affordable luxury for everything bed, bath and home. Since opening in 2006, BBH has emerged as a top source for beautiful modern furniture, accessories and décor via the discerning eye and impeccable style of founder Bobby Berk. At only 32, Berk has taken the world of modern design by storm online, and in his retail locations in New York City, Miami and Los Angeles.

The first BBH home furniture line is composed of upholstered sofas and sectionals, case goods, bedroom and dining room sets all designed and manufactured in the United States. The line is filled with fun shapes and colors and reflects Bobby’s goal of making everyone’s home a happy one. To learn more, visit www.BobbyBerkHome.com.

SURYA ANNOUNCES DYNAMIC ROSTER OF EVENTS FOR HIGH POINT MARKET 9.26.14

Candice Olson, Nancy Fire, Jason Harris and Jerry Epperson among presenters

CALHOUN, Ga.—Sept. 26, 2014—Surya is hosting a number of informative and engaging events at its flagship showroom, Showplace 4100, during the Fall 2014 High Point Market. Attendees will learn about exciting trends in global design, how innovative technologies are opening up new design possibilities and explore the latest in home décor – all within a casual, relaxed setting.

The event line-up includes:

Meet Candice Olson at “Coffee with Candice” | Saturday, Oct. 18 @ 10 a.m.We’re giving market attendees the chance to ask celebrity designer Candice Olson anything they want about decorating, design and the launch of her new outdoor products. Questions should be submitted to www.surya.com/coffeewithcandice by Friday, Oct. 10. Ten questions will be selected for presentation during an informal Q&A session with the designer. The attendees who submitted the chosen questions will also be invited to participate in a VIP chat with Candice and receive an autographed design book.

How Video is Changing the Design World | Saturday, Oct. 18 @ 2 p.m.Join founder of The Design Network (TDN), Jason Harris, as he moderates a panel discussion on how video is shifting the paradigm for interior design and home fashion. Panelists will include influential interior designers and TDN stars who are actively embracing the power of video, including Sara Lynn Cauchon, Anne-Marie Barton, Arianne Bellizaire, Lauren Clement and Karen LeBlanc. The TDN team is also offering free personalized Video 101 tutorials in the Surya showroom daily during market.

Global Greats: Home Design’s Creative Hits from a Worldwide Perspective | Sunday, Oct. 19 @ 11 a.m.Nancy Fire, founder of Design Works International and design director of HGTV HOME, will share the best in worldwide design gleaned from her recent travels in Paris, Amsterdam, London and Wales. Join us for an inside look at the home, fashion and lifestyle designs that will inspire home product ideas in the coming seasons.

Jerry Epperson on “The Evolution of Style and Merchandising” | Sunday, Oct. 19 @ 2 p.m.Jerry Epperson, founder and managing director of Mann, Armistead & Epperson, Ltd., and leading research authority for the furnishings industry, will share insights on how shifting demographics, changing lifestyles and the advent of new technologies are impacting style and merchandising trends. Jerry will be available at the conclusion of the presentation to sign his new book, 50 Years of Furniture Styling.

Fall Showroom Celebration | Sunday, Oct. 19 @ 6 p.m.Market attendees are invited to explore Surya’s newest introductions in home accessories while enjoying an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, along with a DJ and dancing.

“The face of home decor is changing as consumers become more invested in their living spaces and new technologies push the boundaries of what is possible,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “We are excited to offer market attendees the opportunity to hear from some of the home furnishing industry’s most respected leaders as they discuss current and emerging design trends and offer insights on how the quest for inspired design will continue to drive innovation moving forward.”

Market attendees who register at www.surya.com/market-registration by Friday, Oct. 10 will be entered for a chance to win 50% of all Surya orders until 2015. Attendees who schedule and honor an appointment with a Surya rep will receive 10% off their market order.

In addition to scheduled events, Surya will offer a complimentary hot, catered breakfast and lunch each day, along with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails each evening. Surya’s showroom at Showplace 4100 will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during market.
 

SURYA KICKS OFF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WITH "THINK PINK" PROMOTION 9.24.14

Portion of proceeds from sale of pink products to be donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation

CALHOUN, Ga. — Sept. 24, 2014 — For the second year, Surya has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to help increase awareness of breast cancer and the need for early detection and treatment.

From now through the end of October, as part of its Think Pink campaign, the rug and home accessories brand will donate 10 percent of proceeds from the sale of 60 pink products to NBCF in support of the foundation’s educational campaigns, research initiatives and national mammography program.

According to NBCF, it is estimated that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. However, when breast cancer is detected early (at the localized stage), the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.

“Even one death from breast cancer is one too many,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “NBCF continues to be a great champion for women in the fight against breast cancer and we are pleased to partner with the organization in its ongoing mission to provide crucial education and support services to women throughout the world.”

Surya has a strong history of contributing to the social and economic welfare of the communities it serves. In addition to donations to NBCF, the company has committed more than $1 million to Akshaya Patra, East Meets West and Project Mala to provide children in rural India with quality education, nutritious meals and regular access to healthcare. Surya also sponsors the Veteran Pain Program, an initiative that provides medical grants to U.S. military veterans to help them resolve chronic pain.

To view Surya products eligible for the Think Pink promotion, visit www.surya.com/think-pink.

View high res images of all Think Pink products. 

About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for ten years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, visit www.nbcf.org.

SURYA VAN POOL DELIVERS BIG SAVINGS ON DAILY COMMUTE 9.12.14

Program will have taken an estimated 100,000 miles off the road by end of October

CALHOUN, Ga. — Sept. 12, 2014 — Surya has saved its employees hundreds of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs and thousands of miles on the road since the launch of a company-sponsored van pool at the beginning of June. To date, 14 employees living in the Atlanta area and surrounding suburbs are actively participating in the van share program, which is partially subsidized by Surya as a benefit to employees with high mileage commutes to the company’s Calhoun, Ga., headquarters.

Surya has contracted with vRide, a shared ride platform, to provide the van, which is regularly serviced and maintained by vRide to help ensure safety and reliability. As of Aug. 31, the van pool has logged approximately 8,500 miles, significantly fewer miles than the 60,000+ miles that would have been driven by van share members individually during the same period.

“In addition to reducing fuel costs and carbon pollution, ridesharing allows employees to relax on their way to work rather than face the stresses of traffic congestion,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “We realize the commute from Atlanta to Calhoun can be challenging and are excited that so many of our employees are taking advantage of the program. Surya is a great place to work and the convenience of a shared ride will make us an even more attractive employer for talent residing in Atlanta and surrounding areas.”

Surya is planning to add more van pools once it relocates to its new corporate headquarters in Cartersville, Ga., currently slated for late 2015. The additional vans will run from the Chattanooga, Tenn., area as well as nearby locations such as Rome and Dalton, Ga., where a number of Surya employees reside.

To learn about Surya’s commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility, visit www.surya.com/social-responsibility.
 

SURYA TO UNVEIL EXTENSIVE NEW OUTDOOR OFFERING AT CASUAL MARKET 9.08.14

Brand to showcase more than 700 new outdoor products in an array of styles, colors, sizes and price points

CALHOUN, Ga. — Sept. 8, 2014 — Surya is set to introduce a significantly expanded outdoor product offering at the 2014 International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, to be held Sept. 16-19 at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Featuring a range of coordinating accessories across multiple categories along with high-performance materials, the new offering will make it easy for end consumers to achieve a complete and cohesive look for their outdoor living spaces.

In addition to debuting several hundred products within its existing outdoor categories (rugs, pillows and poufs), Surya is launching a number of new categories, including outdoor lighting, mirrors, ceramic planters, garden stools, hurricane lamps and candle holders in a variety of rich textures and finishes. Styles range from global-inspired designs and overscaled tropical motifs to solids, stripes and geometric patterns – all available in vibrantly-hued warm and cool color palettes for convenient mixing and matching.

The brand’s new pillow and pouf collections are constructed of premium fabrics, including Sunbrella, to bring style and comfort to outdoor spaces while providing superb weather resistance and durability. Several innovative rug constructions, such as a crocheted look typically seen only in indoor rugs, will be on display, as will a new outdoor collection from HGTV design personality Candice Olson.

“As consumers spend more time outside, they are looking for accessories that will enable them to create inspired outdoor living spaces that complement their indoor spaces,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “As with our indoor offerings, our goal in expanding our outdoor line is to simplify the shopping experience by providing a single resource for coordinating outdoor accessories. In addition to offering a broad range of fashion-forward products, we will provide sales and merchandising tools to help retailers grow their outdoor business. We look forward to extending our reach in this important segment.”

Surya has created a dedicated team to promote and sell its expanded outdoor line, including casual furnishings industry veteran Jim Levine, who was recently brought onboard to head the outdoor initiative, and a group of regional sales representatives who will target specialty outdoor retailers throughout the United States.

Market visitors are invited to explore the colorful new outdoor line at Surya Outdoor Booth 7-4123 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16 through Thursday, Sept. 18 and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19.

Click here for a preview of Surya’s new outdoor introductions.
 

SURYA LAUNCHES THIRD ANNUAL "MILES FOR MEALS" FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN 8.28.14

Aims to raise $50,000 to feed daily lunches to more than 3,300 school children in Northern India

CALHOUN, Ga. — Aug. 28, 2014 — Home accessories brand Surya is gearing up once again for the company’s annual fundraising campaign in support of Akshaya Patra, one of the world’s largest NGO-run meal programs. On Saturday, Oct. 4, more than 45 Surya employees and partners will participate in a half marathon event in Cumming, Ga., to help provide meals for thousands of school children in villages in Northern India where Surya’s weaver community resides.

Since its inception in 2012, Surya’s Miles for Meals program has raised more than $70,000 for the non-profit organization, which serves a freshly prepared, nutritious lunch each day to more than 1.4 million children throughout rural India. The program not only helps to address hunger and malnutrition, but also provides an incentive for children to stay in school so that they have the opportunity to thrive as adults.

“My father, Surya founder Surya Tiwari, started his career as a teacher in a small village in India and recognized early on the role of education as a catalyst for social mobility,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “We are very conscious of the health and educational challenges in rural areas and, like Akshaya Patra, want every child to have access to food and education and the chance to break the cycle of poverty. Through the Miles for Meals initiative, Surya and our customers and partners can make a real difference in the lives of thousands of children and their families.”

In response to the strong support for Miles for Meals last year, Surya has raised the bar even higher this year, setting a fundraising goal of $50,000. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made through Oct. 30, 2014 via the following site: http://www.razoo.com/story/Surya-2014. It costs just $15 to feed one child for the entire school year.

To learn more about Akshaya Patra and Surya’s commitment to social responsibility, visit www.surya.com/social-responsibility.

View images of the Akshaya Patra lunchtime meal program.

SURYA NAMED TO INC. 500 | 5000 LIST FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR 8.21.14

Three-year revenue growth of 131 percent earns brand a spot on Inc. Magazine's 33rd annual list of fastest growing U.S. companies

CALHOUN, Ga. — Aug. 21, 2014 — Surya has been named for the fourth consecutive year to the Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest growing privately-held companies. The home accessories provider is ranked 2,818 on the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list, moving up from a ranking of 2,884 last year.

Focused on providing the widest selection of coordinating home accessories across a range of styles and price points, Surya has grown from $2.7 million in sales in 2004 to $82.3 million in 2013 while realizing consistent double-digit year over year revenue increases since 2004. Amidst a challenging economic climate, the company has continued to expand into additional home accents categories to help simplify the shopping experience for its designer and retailer customers. Surya currently offers more than 30,000 products across categories that include rugs, pillows, throws, wall decor, lighting, accent furniture, bedding and decorative accents, with 75 percent of large furniture retailers currently selling Surya products to their customer base.

“We are always looking for ways to better serve our customers while at the same time pushing the envelope to drive innovation within the industry,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “Being named to this prestigious list for the fourth year in a row is a testament to our commitment to deliver exceptional products and merchandising solutions that help our customers to grow their home accessories business. We are honored to be in the company of so many similarly-minded organizations and look forward to what the future will bring as we execute on our goal to become a $1 billion company within the next ten years.”

Earlier this month, Surya broke ground on a new $33 million corporate office and distribution facility located in Cartersville, Ga., which will measure one million sq. ft. when completed in late 2015. The expansion will not only enable the company to consolidate shipping and distribution for more efficient logistics and operations but will also accommodate the addition of more than 200 jobs within the next few years.

Inc. Magazine publishes the Inc. 500|5000 list each year to celebrate the most dynamic private companies in the United States. Surya will be recognized at the 33rd Annual Inc. 500|5000 Awards Ceremony to be held on Friday, Oct. 17 in Phoenix, Ariz.

The complete list of 2014 Inc. 500|5000 honorees can be found here.

Methodology
The 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies measures percentage of revenue growth from 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2013.
 

SURYA INVITES DESIGNERS AND RETAILERS TO "STEP INSIDE" NEW VIRTUAL SHOWROOM 8.18.14


CALHOUN, Ga. — Aug. 18, 2014
— Surya has launched an interactive, 360 degree virtual tour of its 30,000 square foot Las Vegas Market showroom. Using Google Business View technology, the tour enables designers and retailers to conveniently access and browse Surya’s latest product offerings across all categories via any web-enabled computer or mobile device.

During the recent Las Vegas Market, Surya worked with a professional photography team to develop the virtual tour, which features high resolution panoramic views and intuitive navigation to offer a seamless showroom experience. Surya website visitors simply have to click on the virtual tour link under the Las Vegas showroom listing and can then “walk the showroom” at their leisure, viewing products from a number of angles and zooming in on items of particular interest.

“We understand that not everyone can make it to every market and that those who are able to attend often have very busy schedules, making it a challenge to visit every showroom,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “We wanted to provide an easy way for designers and retailers to not only see our large product assortment but also to view creative merchandising and display ideas that they can apply within their own spaces. Our ultimate goal is to offer a simplified shopping experience for our customers and, by enabling us to ‘bring our showroom to the customer,’ this innovative tool helps us to achieve that goal.”

Surya continues to leverage technology to make it easier for customers to access products, including an enhanced website that features the ability to zoom in on product images to see fine details and a convenient iPad®/iPhone® app that enables 24/7 access to the Surya catalog and current inventory. Over the course of the year, Surya plans to create virtual tours for its Atlanta, Dallas and High Point showroom locations also and will update all tours on an annual basis.

Click here to take a virtual tour of Surya’s Las Vegas showroom. View highlights from the tour.
 

SURYA NAMED WINNER OF GLOBAL GOODNESS AWARD 8.14.14


CALHOUN, Ga. — Aug. 14, 2014 — Rug and home accessories provider Surya recently was honored with a Global Goodness Award for its charitable outreach and promotion of sustainable practices. Sponsored by Las Vegas Market, the semi-annual awards program was launched in 2013 to recognize furniture, gift and home decor companies who demonstrate eco-friendly, sustainable and socially responsible activities.

Surya actively supports economic opportunity for the more than 50,000 weavers and artisans that it employs in Northern India, and empowers women by providing fair wages and a safe working environment. Recognizing the role of education as a catalyst for social mobility, the company annually sponsors high school scholarships for 200 Indian girls through East Meets West and vocational training for 160 students through Project Mala. Additionally, Surya partners with Akshaya Patra to provide 7,300 children in rural India with nutritious lunches to help keep them in school and participates each year in the “Miles for Meals” half-marathon to raise additional funds for the organization. Surya’s sustainability initiatives include the use of natural dyes and sustainable materials such as wool, cotton, jute and sisal across its product lines, along with recycled materials such as denim, leather, tires and sari silk.

“At Surya, one of our core values is to ‘make a difference’ by positively impacting the environment, society and communities in which we operate whenever possible,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “Through a focus on social stewardship, both in India and locally in Calhoun, as well as the use of environmentally-friendly materials and processes, we are changing lives for the better every day. We are truly honored to receive this important recognition.”

Award winners were selected by a panel of independent judges that included Claire Johnson, Managing Editor, Giftware News; Julie McCallum, Editor in Chief, Gift Shop Magazine, and Caroline Kennedy, Editor in Chief, Gifts and Decorative Accessories.

To learn more about Surya’s commitment to social responsibility, visit www.surya.com/social-responsibility.
 
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