Chicago, IL – Ascending to the pinnacle of the Chicago Luxury Furniture Center, one inevitably stumbles upon the Clive Christian lifestyle showroom, also known as "The Lifestyle Apartment"; Conceived by James Denos, the visionary CEO of Clive Christian, this space transcends the conventional furniture showroom, welcoming visitors, and prospective clientele into an unforgettable realm of luxury and imagination.
Having spent over two decades in the retail industry, James Denos, now the proprietor of Clive Christian, harbored a vision of a showroom that epitomized opulence. He recalls, "I once had a luxurious showroom at the Merchandise Mart but when I looked out the window, I saw the building’s freight elevator; that view did not match the luxurious environment of my showroom.” Creating an atmosphere commensurate to the elegance of his showroom was James’s inspiration for "The Lifestyle Apartment."
James, who has been a Clive Christian franchisee for 25 years, has now taken the helm and is expanding the brand's success from Chicago to New York, further complementing its presence in Los Angeles and London. The objective is to not only provide Clive Christian's clientele with high-end furniture but also to kindle the sparks of their unique dream homes. "We curate a luxury lifestyle apartment adorned with Baccarat lighting and exquisite furnishings, imbuing our customers with an experiential vision. When clients step inside, they think, 'My house could look like this.'; We then assist in making that vision a reality."
PRESIDENT, CEO AND FOUNDER OF STATE AND FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS INC.
Government relations, advocacy and lobbying: lawfully influencing legislation and currying favor for one’s client. A practice as old as time that is important as ever in the United States. The word “lobbyist” goes back to President Ulysses S. Grant. President Grant would venture to the Willard Hotel, which is near the White House, to imbibe in his brandy and ritual cigar while meeting with important people in the Willard Hotel’s lobby to petition him for favors. The practice in principle remains the same, however, the process has evolved at both the state and federal level.
Elizabeth Bartz, President, CEO and founder of State and Federal Communications Inc., has been working with Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, government, and law firms for 30 years. State and Federal Communications serves a broad range of clientele to ensure they are in compliance with state and federal government lobbying and campaign laws and regulations.