July 16, 2019
Cooper Boone receives NY NOW’s Renaissance Retailer Award
Emerald Expositions, the organizers of NY NOW, said Cooper Boone is the winner of the first Renaissance Retailer Award (REA). The award is for excellence in inspirational retail experience at the independent store level. Nominations were submitted by friends, colleagues and retailers, and the winner chosen by top industry retailers and designers.
Boone is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, clinical child psychologist, televised cook and owner of the award-winning lifestyle store Foundry42, located in Port Jervis, New York. He has worked with Paula Deen, been featured on Good Morning America and ABC TV’s live Nashville Christmas Special. He also toured his live Cooper’s Kitchen show for 10 years with Country Living Magazine Fair.
According to the judges, Boone was chosen because he is a visionary with an innate ability to work from his heart and develop his own beautifully curated universe. They added, “From paring his own handmade furniture pieces with complimentary architectural gifting items, to developing creative workshops and even brewing their own combination of coffee beans in their café, Cooper continues to provide you an inspirational experience at Foundry 42 and celebrates it with you.”
“Cooper Boone is the perfect inaugural recipient of this award,” said Kevin O’Keefe, executive vice president, Emerald Expositions. “He embodies the spirit of change and makes it his greatest strength by embracing it. We are honored and excited to celebrate his vision and success.”