DRD Hosts Open House Premiere to Showcase New Lombard Location
May 17, 2012 Lombard, IL - DRD rolled
out the red carpet with an open house premiere to showcase their new Lombard location
and cast members. In true Lombard fashion, businesses and restaurants came together
to support this event. DRD highlighted non-profit Poised for Success with a month long clothing drive.
Mayor Bill Mueller was present for a ribbon cutting ceremony, and Lombard Town Centre
President, Walter Smith, and Executive Director, Karen Stonehouse, graced Desert
Rose Design with a key to the city. Neighboring businesses, including 20 West Wine
and Spirits, Bricks Wood Fired Pizza, Café 101, Capones Restaurant & Pizzeria, Fringe
Hair Salon, Lom Ling Restaurant, Main Street Café, Praga Restaurant and Bonton Bar,
Shannon’s Corner Butcher Shoppe, Sweet Street Candies & Goodies, and Tom & Eddie’s
from Lombard’s south side, brought food and donated services for the occasion, making
it a true community event with “welcome wagon” hospitality.
DRD has always been passionate about giving back to the community,
and as a women-owned business, felt that a clothing drive partnered with Poised
for Success would match their enthusiasm for both. Poised for Success promotes economic
self-sufficiency in women by providing business clothing and referrals for career
training to women on financial assistance. Poised for Success serves women in Chicago
and the suburbs. “As a result of our services, 76% of our clients believe that they
landed a job that provided some financial freedom,” said Executive Director, Gail
Foster. “What better than a successful women-owned firm to showcase our agency and
to inspire the women we assist?” DRD will continue to accept donations
throughout the month of May.
Never content to “play it safe”, DRD introduced a mod new interior
designed by David Thompson of Thompson Interior Studio with a stylish Mad Men-themed
bash. Sporting their best Betty and Don Draper duds, DRD staff and guests alike
hob-nobbed over Manhattans and candy cigarettes and enjoyed some Beatles tunes courtesy
of local musician Evan Stark.
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