Out and about at the Casual Living Conference
  • About 25 casual furnishings manufacturers and retailers set out to play a round on opening day at Shingle Creek Golf Club. TUUCI sponsored the refreshments, goodie bags and prizes for winners.
  • Ward Usmar of TUUCI, Myron Maurer of MMPI, Greg Martin of Kolo Collection and Douglas Sanicola of Outdoor Elegance display the confidence that led to their first-place finish.
  • Retailers Susan Kiley of Bay Breeze Patio, Petey Fleischut of Casual Marketplace and Debbie Stegman of Elegant Outdoor Living pause during the Retail Tour at Fireplace & Verandah.
  • Casual Living Publisher Norman Hamilton is flanked by the lovely ladies of the Las Vegas Market, who made an appearance before the evening’s cocktail reception.
  • A talented trio for sure — from left, Natalie Scott of Outdura, Tami Newton of Leader’s Casual Furniture and Marcia Blake of Sunbrella/Glen Raven.
  • Posing out on the patio – from left, Bob Gaylord of Agio, Michelle Doy, Kevin O’Brien and Jeff Doy, all of O’Brien et al.
  • Sharp dressed men: Steve Lowsky of Pride Family Brands, left, and Alexis Maklakoff of Sunbrella/Glen Raven.
  • John Shane, left, and Aryeh Gasner, both of Wearbest/Bella-Dura.
  • Keynote speaker David Zach, Salvatore Carrara and Deborah Dill of Anacara and Margaret Chang of Treasure Garden at the opening night event.
  • A packed room of attendees enjoy speakers and panel discussions, addressing a wide variety of topics.
  • Dallas Market Center COO Cindy Morris and CEO Bill Winsor flank keynote presenter Jason Dorsey, also known as The Gen Y Guy, who proved to be a popular speaker.
From touring a retail store or playing a round of golf to attending cocktail parties with casual industry peers or learning more about the changing marketplace, professionals who took time to attend the third annual Casual Living Conference found time to squeeze in some fun. Change: The New Status Quo was the theme for the event, held Feb. 19-21 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.
Posted: February 26, 2014