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06/02/2011

More than 100 Professionals Attend "Let's Do Business" Along with a Surprise Guest Celebrity

Online PR News – 02-June-2011 – – Royal Palm Beach, FL – More than 100 members of the Gold Coast Builders Association and The American Society of Interior Designers converged on Capitol Lightings Royal Palm Beach showroom for a remodeling and networking event, "Let's Do Business." Attendees were treated to tours of the facility and a feature presentation on utilizing social media by Georgianne Brown, a founder and partner of Big Couch Media Group.

Rapper turned home remodeler, Robert Van Winkle (better known to fans as Vanilla Ice) made a surprise visit to the event. The pop icon, who is also a very satisfied Capitol Lighting customer, will soon begin taping the second season of his hit remodeling show "The Vanilla Ice Project" which airs on the DIY Network. He said Capitol Lighting products will once again adorn the six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 7,000 square-foot lakefront home he will remodel on the show which will air in the fall.

"Obviously we were delighted with the turnout," said Capitol Lighting president, Eric Lebersfeld who along with Company CEO, Ken Lebersfeld, hosted the event. "Not only did everyone have a great time, but they were treated to an outstanding presentation by Georgianne, got to experience Capitol's amazing product mix and learned more about our special programs for professionals including Expert Finder, our free online directory of designers and industry professionals."

"This is the type of event that works well for all involved," said Ronald Yuter, of the Yuter Group and president of the Gold Coast Builders Association. "The Builders Association and the ASID members learned more about Capitol Lighting and Capitol Lighting gets to learn more about our members. The synergies are outstanding."

"We definitely will be scheduling similar events at our other locations," said Lebersfeld. "In fact, many members of both organizations asked me what the theme of our next event would be."

Capitol Lighting is one of the nation's leading retailers of name-brand lighting with eight lighting stores in New Jersey and Florida and worldwide at www.1-800Lighting.com which offers more than 500,000 ceiling fixtures, table lamps and other home furnishings products.

About Capitol Lighting and 1-800Lighting.com

For more than 87 years, the lighting experts at Capitol Lighting have helped customers find the perfect lighting fixture from the largest selection of lighting-- from contemporary lighting to modern chandeliers, table lamps, outdoor lighting and energy-efficient lighting-- at the most affordable prices available.

The company's eight lighting showrooms are the offspring of a family retailing tradition that dates back to 1924, when Max Lebersfeld, an electrical contractor and immigrant from Austria-Hungary, opened a lighting fixture store in Newark, New Jersey. Four generations later, Capitol Lighting has expanded the concept to four locations in New Jersey, four in southeastern Florida, and worldwide online at 1-800Lighting.com.

Among their many awards, the readers of New Jersey Monthly magazine recently voted Capitol Lighting as the "Best of New Jersey 2010" for "Where to Shop for Lighting." Additionally, peers and fellow industry professionals have nominated Capitol Lighting for the seventh time for the prestigious ARTS Award for "Best Lighting Showroom" in the East Atlantic.

To find the best prices on your personal lighting project, or to request a quote for your next commercial lighting project, please visit Capitol Lighting's website at www.1800lighting.com or call 1-800-544-4846.

Visit Capitol Lighting on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CapitolLighting1800Lighting and Twitter at www.Twitter.com/1800Lighting. You'll see great information and receive special offers and coupons to purchase track lights, energy-efficient lighting and more!

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