Developers Diversified receives five MAXI awards
Beachwood, Ohio — Developers Diversified Realty Corp. said that it earned one MAXI Gold and four MAXI Silver awards for shopping center marketing and management programs at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Fusion Conference in Hollywood, Calif.
In the Sales Promotions and Events category, a MAXI Gold was awarded to the 25 on the 25th event at Deer Park Town Center in Chicago. The center developed a wine-tasting promotion to showcase a local merchant and encourage shoppers to explore the center.
In the Cause-Related Marketing category, a MAXI Silver was awarded to the Giving Children Hope entry by Buena Park Downtown. This shopping center in Buena Park, Calif., organized a food drive for local families.
In the Traditional Media category, a MAXI Silver was awarded to the Centros Isla rebrand effort in Puerto Rico.
In the Digital Media category, a MAXI Silver was awarded to the Flash Mob event at Birkdale Village in Huntersville, N.C. Also in the Digital Media category, a MAXI Silver was awarded to Centros Isla’s Isla Flash contest in Puerto Rico.
Yoga By Degrees and Smashburger to open at Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, Ill. — Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based Mid-America Asset Management said that Yoga By Degrees and Smashburger recently signed leases at Rice Lake Square in Wheaton, Ill., a western suburb of Chicago.
The independently owned yoga studio is slated to open this spring in 4,598 sq. ft. of space. Denver-based Smashburger, a privately held gourmet burger chain, leased 2,200 sq. ft. of space, with plans to open this summer.
Rice Lake Square is a 251,313-sq.-ft. shopping center anchored by Whole Foods, Stein Mart, Borders and PetSmart.
DSW names new leadership at online division
COLUMBUS, Ohio — DSW Inc. has announced the appointment of Roger Rawlins to SVP and GM DSW.com, and Jennie Wilson as SVP finance and controller.
Rawlins has been with DSW since 2006 and he has held senior finance roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as SVP finance and controller. "In 2010, DSW.com achieved very strong sales and profit growth. During that time, Rawlins served as both our controller and the general manager of DSW.com," said Mike MacDonald, CEO of DSW. "Today’s appointment of Roger as full-time general manager of DSW.com recognizes the importance of this business segment and his significant contributions to that business over the last year."
Wilson joins DSW as controller and SVP finance. With over 25 years of experience, she is an accomplished executive who has held a number of key financial positions, including executive leadership roles at Limited Brands Inc., Victoria’s Secret and Dunkin’ Brands. "Jennie is a seasoned leader with a substantial breadth of experience in finance," said MacDonald. "We are delighted to have a talented individual like Jennie join our senior leadership team as we further position DSW for long-term growth." Wilson will report directly to Doug Probst, CFO of DSW.