A view of the industry through the
eyes of independent and chain retailers.
BERNINA Names Top
Dealers For 2012
They demonstrated exemplary sales,
service, and customer education.
by Staff Report (August 5, 2013)
The winners were named at the BERNINA
University dealer training conference, held recently in San
Mary and Trevor Hayes of Hayes Sewing Machine
in Wilmington, DE, who have been BERNINA Dealers for 43 years,
received the 2012 BERNINA Presidential Award.
The 2012 Rookie of the Year Award was presented
to Treasure and Scott Auble of The Quilting Bee in Spokane, WA.
The Top Five Multi-Store Dealer Awards were
presented to Richard and Rod Borget, Dave’s BERNINA, Provo and St.
George, UT; Rhonda Lopez, Nuttalls, Sunset, American Fork, Riverton,
and Murray, UT; Judy Curtis, It's A Stitch-BERNINA, Humble and
Houston, TX; Joel and Michael Greenzaid, G Street Fabrics,
Rockville, MD and Centerville and Falls Church, VA; and Razzak
Ebrahim, California Sewing & Vac, San Jose, CA and US Sewing &
Vacuums, Honolulu, HA
The Top Five Single-Store Dealer Awards were
given to Ervin and Ella Mae Zimmerman, Hinkletown Sewing Machine
Shop, Ephrata, PA.; Leon and Linda Hoover, Hoover’s BERNINA Sew,
Mifflinburg, PA; Jill and Henry Reicks, Pine Needles Sewing Center,
Cedar Rapids, IA; John Ramsey, BERNINA of Oklahoma City, OK; and
Jean and Al Haiar, BERNINA Sewing Center, Omaha, NE.
District Dealer of the Year Award winners
included Ann and Nolen Hudson, BERNINA Sewing, Etc., Ridgeland, MS …
Linda Mitchell, Chestnut Ridge Sewing, Millersburg, OH … Jennifer
and Scott Kreta, JK Creations DBA CS Sewing, Traverse City, MI …
Mary and Trevor Hayes, Hayes Sewing Machine Company, Wilmington, DE
… Norma McKinnon, Hickory Hill Quilts & Sewing Center, Hot Springs,
AK … Nancy Gloss, Nancy's Calico Patch, Newport News, VA … Jacque
Wenzel, BERNINA Sewing Center, Dallas, TX … Razzak Ebrahim,
California Sewing & Vac, San Jose, CA … Cevin and Shelly Waffle,
Sewing Machine Service, Renton, WA … Debbie Engh and Laurel Riter,
Bear Patch Quilting, White Bear Lake, MN … Lena Tsuruda, The Sewing
Room, Tucson, AZ.