March 2016, from instoremag.com
Leslie McGwire to appear as a Featured Speaker at the 2016 SMART Jewelry Show
The SMART Jewelry Show is the midwest’s premier jewelry show, this year’s show will be held at the Navy Pier in Chicago, from April 16th.
Leslie McGwire™ASID Allied has over 30 years in the business development, commercial interior design, equipment, furniture sales, and marketing services for jewelry stores, retail, environments and salons, resorts, and spa businesses.
Leslie McGwire, A.S.I.D. Allied (American Society of Interior Designers) is a premier designer and has won over 17 national design awards, including the Salon Today and INSTORE Awards. Some notable locations for which she has designed include: The Mirage, Wynn Hotel & Resort, and J.W. Marriott in Las Vegas; The Doves in Santa Monica, Calif.; Jose Eber Salons in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, and Houston; Amadeus Salon & Spas in Calif.; the Premier Spa & Salon at Marshall Field’s (Macy’s) on State Street in Chicago, Ill; Crocker’s Fine Jewelers, Tex.; The Diamond Center, Wis.; Koerber’s Fine Jewelry, Ind.; Storey Jewelers, Gonzales, Tex.; and Sawyer’s Jewelry, Mich.
In 2014, Leslie was a judge for the INSTORE “America’s Coolest Store” competition. She worked with celebrities at the Blow Out, Shear Genius, and Tabitha Shows, creating unique set designs.
Leslie McGwire™ASID Allied specializes in jewelry, retail, spa, and salon design and was instrumental in the creation of tng, Interior Design Studio over 20 years ago. She spent 15 years building an impressive career working as Takara Belmont & Belvedere USA Western Regional Sales & Design Director. Her journey eventually took her back to where it all began — she became the Industry Source Design VP of Sales.
Following her great success there, she set out on her own, achieving her dream of creating her own interior design company. Leslie McGwire™ & Associates, Interior Design Company, provides turnkey design for valued clients, with major focus and concentration in the jewelry industry. Over her professional career, Leslie McGwire™ has written many articles on interior design issues for jewelry stores, retail, spas, and salons. In addition, she has spoken at different trade shows regarding the importance of interior design elements to increase sales.