LILBURN -- Burlington Coat Factory is opening a new store in Lilburn. To celebrate, the business hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday along with the introduction of its premier philanthropic program, Burlington Gives Back.
The Burlington Gives Back program is dedicated to donating new merchandise to local charitable agencies in communities surrounding Burlington locations through its national partnership with the non-profit organization, Fashion Delivers.
Local participating agencies benefiting from this donation will include, but are not limited to, Caring for Others Inc., Lilburn Cooperative Ministry Inc., and God's Life and Living Ministry.
The new store is located at Killian Hill Shopping Center, 4051 Stone Mountain Highway, Lilburn.
Business promotes sales coach, names award winner
ATLANTA -- Hotel Equities recently promoted Malinda Foster to sales coach for a number of hotels in the firm's portfolio. A resident of Gwinnett County, she reports directly to the Hotel Equities vice president of sales and marketing.
Foster has responsibility for managing all facets of hotel sales and marketing above the property level for the hotels under her direction. She supports, trains and mentors a group of the firm's directors of sales and makes sure that they are well-versed in brand practices, guest satisfaction and the Hotel Equities' culture.
"Malinda understands how to grow hotel revenues and has the track record to prove it," said Elizabeth Derby, vice president of sales and marketing for Hotel Equities. "She has incorporated her depth of brand knowledge with her excellent training skills to build strong sales teams. Our hotels will continue to thrive under her leadership."
In addition, the hotel recently awarded the company's Sales Award of the Quarter to Christina Howell-Scott for her top performance during the past quarter. A resident of Peachtree Corners, Howell-Scott serves as director of sales for the Fairfield Inn and Suites Buckhead.
"In a very competitive market, Christina beat her budget by a considerable margin and grew her hotel's market share," Derby said. "By energizing sales, she helped the hotel avoid a downward trend and re-claim success."