Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2009
Top organizing authorities and celebrity presenters Sam Saboura, “Extreme Makeover” Gia Russo and Jodie Watson, “Real Simple. Actual Life.” Dorothy Breininger, “Dr. Phil” Linda Koopersmith, “Clean Residence” Monica Ricci, “MISSION: Organization” and actor/green advocate Christopher Knight “The Brady Bunch”, VH1′s “My Fair Brady” scheduled time to celebrate at this year’s Fourth Annual Los Angeles Organizing Awards at the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard, Bel Air, California http://www.organizingawards.com.
Celebrity organizers, market professionals and members of the public assembled at the January 30th gala, which was hosted by comedian and actor Hal Sparks, “Talk Soup,” “Queer As Folk”. Throughout the evening, Sparks humorously shared his private experiences of working with professional organizers.
The Organizing Awards, produced by the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-LA) along with Presenting Sponsor Office Depot, honors the best in the organizing business, such as specialist organizers who set the normal for residence and organization productivity, and the goods and services that assist shoppers and corporations organize almost everything from info to time management and manage habits that lead to clutter and chaos.
The red carpet gala event was a celebration and culmination of national “Get Organized Month,” which is each and every January.
A total of twenty awards had been given – seven awards for organizing merchandise and retailers, five awards for organizing services, 5 awards to organizing specialists and two awards to media outlets. Finalists were selected for the duration of a two-month nationwide on the web common vote at http://www.organizingawards.com that ended December 31st.
Office Depot Particular Recognition Award:
Organization Expert Monica Ricci, appearing on behalf of Office Depot, presented the “2009 Workplace Depot Particular Recognition Award” to greatest-selling author, business leader and individual productivity pioneer, Stephen R. Covey, who ready a unique taped message for the audience. In her remarks from the stage, Ricci stated of Covey, “As an internationally respected leadership authority? [Stephen Covey's] guidance has given insight to millions. His books have turn into needed reading for not only the public, but for members of the professional organizing business. Workplace Depot has worked with FranklinCovey for years to supply good quality organizational products and company tools to customers around the world. It is for these contributions that Office Depot and NAPO Los Angeles recognize Stephen Covey?”
Other industry leaders in attendance included NAPO Founder s Ann Gambrell and Beverly Clower Standolyn Robertson, President of NAPO National Kit Anderson, President of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD) and David Bertnick, President of the International Association for Private Service Experts (IAPSP). The Awards attracted guests from thirteen states including: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, New Mexico, Washington, California, Virginia, North Carolina, Kansas and Illinois and included present NAPO Chapter Presidents from Miami, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco and Los Angeles.
A list of all finalists will be supplied below separate release. Results could also be viewed online at http://www.organizingawards.com.
Other highlights of the night included music by “The Monk Institute” Jazz trio, a live overall performance by “Confessions of a Clutterholic” songwriter Lois Morton and “The Year in Review”, a video montage, with segments submitted by expert organizers all through the United States.
Credits, Sponsors and Gift Bags:
A portion of proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships will benefit NAPO-in-the-Schools, a national community outreach program that brings basic organizing principals to students in all grade levels. The Awards’ were produced by NAPO-LA with production support by the Dave Linden Group, Inc. Office Depot was Presenting Sponsor. Additional sponsorship support was supplied by Green Plug. Event video produced by Corp Shorts and hosted by KNBC/KCAL news reporter and anchor, Angie Crouch.
All guests received gift bags in Workplace Depot “green” recycled bags, which were filled with vital organizing supplies from leading brands including 3M, Post-It and Sharpie. The gift bags also contained items from A Easy Plan Consulting, Bongo Ties, Closet Factory, Esselte, Gulf Coast Space Savers, Inc., Mabel’s Labels, Inc., Might Fair Lane, Mehta Family Healthcare, Office Depot, Organize.com, Premiere Label Water Firm, Genuine Basic, Recipe Relish, SGRO Consulting, and The Container Store.
Members of the 2009 Los Organizing Awards Committee included: Jodie Watson (2009 Chair), Heidi Chianta, Claire Flannery, Karen Fulks, Heather Furlong, Christie Gelsomino, Abbey Keusch, Dolores Kaytes, Katherine Macey, Kristine Oller, John Trosko, Linda Levine-Quackenbush and Fay Wolf.
About Workplace Depot, Presenting Sponsor:
Each day, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of buyers about the globe. For the nearby corner shop as effectively as Fortune 500 organizations, Workplace Depot gives products and services to its consumers via 1,705 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and a $ 4.9 billion e-commerce operation. Workplace Depot has annual sales of approximately $ 15.1 billion, and employs about 49,000 associates around the world. The Business provides more office products and services to more clients in far more countries than any other business, and currently sells to clients directly or by way of affiliates in 48 countries.
Workplace Depot’s widespread stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP and is included in the S&P 500 Index. Additional press details can be located at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com.
About NAPO-Los Angeles:
NAPO Los Angeles is a non-profit specialist organization dedicated to creating, leading and promoting specialist organizers and the rewards of far better property and enterprise organization. The founding chapter of the National Association of Skilled Organizers, “The Organizing Authority