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Commissioner Materio Receives Statewide Honor

June 25, 2013

“Good retailers make money, but great retailers also make a positive impact on their customers and their communities”

Rick McAllister, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation

(West Palm Beach, FL)  – West Palm Beach City Commissioner Shanon Materio is being honored for her life off the Commission dais. Commissioner Materio has been named the 2013 Florida Retailer of the Year by the Florida Retail Federation.

Materio is the owner of McMow Art Glass, a stained glass window and beveled art glass manufacturer located in Lake Worth.

With $200 and a dream, Materio and her husband, Phil, founded McMow Art glass in 1976. Over the years, the family-owned-and-operated business has grown from a 700-square-foot garage to occupy 10,000 square feet of studio, retail, and manufacturing space on Dixie Highway. Fueled by a passion for what they do, Materio and her team have earned respect in their community and throughout the art glass world.

“We are honored to recognize Shanon Materio as the Retailer of the Year. She exemplifies in so many ways the creativity and passion that motivates great retailers,” said Rick McAllister, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation. “Shanon and her team have earned a place among Florida’s great retailers.”

In addition to serving as a City of West Palm Beach Commissioner, both Materio and her husband have served on numerous boards, including the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency, the West Palm Beach South End Neighborhood Association, and West Palm Beach Arts in Public Places.

Materio was nominated by her daughter. The Florida Retailer of the Year Award, presented by FRF since 1999, honors retailers who blend sound business practices with commitments to their communities, customers and employees. The award is open to both members and non-members of the non-profit trade association. A selection panel made up of small business owners and other retail experts ranks nominees based on their scores in several categories measuring community service and business acumen.

 
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