Friday, December 16, 2011

Lighting Enterprises is pleased to welcome Trish Bradley-Garvin LEEDAP,NCIDQ,NEWH as exclusive hospitality rep for entire state of Nevada.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lighting Enterprises Hospitality pleased to announce we are now exclusive authorized agents of CODE Lighting to contract-hospitality trade

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Began my LEED journey yesterday with a great webinar (thanks Cliff & Holley!). Signing up for classes on LEED Green Associate certification

Monday, November 21, 2011

Finally all papers done today, donating my 10 yr old Hyundai SantaFe SUV to nat'l charity, after over 100,000 miles of great use & fun trips

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanks all who visited Lighting Enterprises Hospitality at BDNY-IHMRS this week, many new joint venture & partners & products coming soon!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Please visit Lighting Enterprises at BDNY in NYC, booth #3278, Sun & Mon, Nov 13-14, 2011

 Please join us in NYC this Sunday and Monday at BDNY (Boutique Design NY) at the Javitz Convention Center, Nov 13-14, 2011. Booth 3278
If you do not have an entry badge, you can register for free by following this link
(don't fret about the $50 registration fee listed on the first screen, it will offer free access to you once you put in your company contact info and go to the 2nd or 3d screen)
LEi will be displaying our exclusive Hand-Stitched Faux-Leather wrapped UL LIsted LED Flex Headboard Light - see link - as well as our other custom and stock portable decorative lighting for upscale hotel and resort projects.
We'll also be showing our Hospitality Group strategic partner's unique niche lighting products: LED replacement light bulbs for *any* lighting fixture, handwoven indonesian grassmat shade table & floor lamps, and urban contemporary hanging pendant fixtures for lounges & restaurants & suites.
Hope to see you in NYC! Booth 3278
(and if you can't make it to the show, please feel free to contact us or your local LEi hospitality rep for our latest hospitality brochure, or our catalog binder, or our complete Hospitality Group's catalogs on CD)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lighting Enterprises is pleased to welcome Brian Stephenson, Stephenson & Assoc as it's exclusive hospitality rep for entire state of Texas

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lighting Enterprises is pleased to welcome Bill Fee of WmSFee Inc as it's exclusive hospitality rep for Arizona and Southern California

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lighting Enterprises pleased to welcome Craig Karlen of Summit Contract Marketing as it's exclusive hospitality rep for MN, WI, ND, SD, & IA

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lighting Enterprises is pleased to welcome Stacey Russell of Stacey Russell & Assoc as it's exclusive hospitality rep for Georgia & Alabama

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lighting Enterprises is pleased to welcome Kathy Irish - KI Design Resource as it's exclusive hospitality rep for Oregon & Washington states

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Another excellent NEWH Regional Trade Show yesterday in Chicago, great to see so many architects, designers, hoteliers, buyers, etc.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Price Reduced! Selling my late parent's Gorgeous Hartwell Lake ranch-style home with deeded covered boatslip


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 2 of HD Boutique show wasn't as busy as 1st, but still very good, more great new business connections & good info. Much followup to do

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

1st day of HDBoutique in Miami was terrific. Many old friends with new work and many new clients with new opportunities. Great networking!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Lighting Enterprises welcomes everyone to Booth 1838 at HDBoutique in Miami next week

Monday, August 15, 2011

totally stressed day, tried to update iPhone and iPad calendars this AM, instead all my desktop contacts disappeared as did all my calendars

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Andy Schaidler joins Lighting Enterprises as North American Hospitality Sales Manager

Lighting Enterprises launches a collaborative marketing and sales effort to hotels, resorts, and timeshares with Andy Schaidler in the new position of Hospitality Sales Manager.

Detroit, Michigan,
Detroit based Lighting Enterprises (, one of the industry's leading manufacturers of decorative lighting and energy saving LED's for hotel and resort guestrooms and public spaces, is pleased to make this announcement and confirm the appointment of Andy Schaidler, NEWH, IESNA as their new Hospitality Sales Manager.

Mr. Schaidler's responsibilities will include building and managing the company's national independent hospitality sales team, sales, marketing, quotations, and development of new opportunities for the  company to the hospitality industry.  Andy and his team will work directly with hotel, resort, casino, and other hospitality specification and purchasing professionals to bring to market the most innovative and exciting decorative portable energy saving and labor saving lighting available. 

Andy has served on the International Board of Directors of NEWH for many years: 2 years as Director of Leadership Conferences, and 4 years as Director of Regional Tradeshows, he is currently Director of Public Relations for the non-profit that raises scholarship grant funds for college students studying hospitality design and architecture.  Mr. Schaidler is also an Associate Member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

Lighting Enterprises has been manufacturing quality custom decorative table lamps and floor lamps for hospitality and consumer markets for over 60 years.  Company president Jeff Kovacs introduced extremely popular headboard-mount flexible LED reading lamps in the last 6 years, now being used in numerous upscale full service and boutique hotel rooms around the USA.

About Lighting Enterprises:

Lighting Enterprises Inc manufacturers a premium line of stock and custom LED goose-neck headboard/bedside reading lamps along with stock and custom table lamps and floor lamps and custom sconces and guestroom lighting for 4 star and 5 star hotels and resorts. We also value-engineer for 3 star custom projects. LEI, Edward Alden Signature, and Fairlane Signature lighting fixtures are installed at many of the finest full service hotels and better residences around the world.
Lighting Enterprises also manufactures exclusive private label table lamps and floor lamps for several well-known upscale furniture companies and retail stores, and is an nationwide Authorized Agent for Digital Light.
Word finally out on the street this week about my new work with & for Lighting Enterprises (, press releases & profiles updating

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes today on FB, txt, phone, email, etc. Enjoying it immensely & working hard on upcoming big new things!

Monday, June 27, 2011 Gorgeous Hartwell Lake ranch condo home for sale, GA-SC stateline

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Amazing products & incredible specifiers at HOSPITALITY MATCH this year. So many smiling faces all around. Lots of positive business energy!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

NEWH Regional Tradeshow in L.A., on Thurs June 23, 2011, at Hilton Los Angeles Universal City, Universal Studios Hollywood

Friday, May 20, 2011

HDExpo Vegas is full of opportunities and lots of activity this year! Glad I decided to attend. Deff coming back from it with a full plate!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

“Simply put, Andy is a winner. He is conscientious, diligent, thorough, personable and caring. In a world where most people don't care and look out for themselves Andy stands out. I wish I could hire him full time and I wouldn't hesitate to work with him on any project.”

Michael  Schneider
Publisher, Boutique Design and Hospitality Style
Back to work for me (always been there when I could). Prep for HDExpo & Hospitality MATCH & NEWH TradeShows all in next 2 months. YAY!

Friday, April 8, 2011

NEWH will receive the 1st ever Visionary Award at Platinum Circle Gala during HDExpo Vegas!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hospitality MATCH weekend advance registers heating up! Also have just a few sponsor slots left open for key furnishings manufacturers

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hospitality MATCH registrations really rolling along! Have great time chatting all my industry friends telling them about this fun event.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hotel Developers, Architects, Designers, Purchasing Firms! HOSPITALITY MATCH wants you for it's June networking weekend. Msg me for details

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Began today as Buyer Consultant/Sales Consultant: HOSPITALITY MATCH networking weekend in June. If you've always wanted to go, let me know!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

To my many great business friends: thanks for the all the time & encouragement & good thoughts & wishes, sadly I wasn't chosen for position.
To all I've talked to-emailed-txt'd the last 2 weeks regarding my interview, I'm now playing "the waiting game". I was told to expect delays

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

HUGE "thank you's" to everyone who called, emailed, etc with industry feedback for my upcoming job interview. I'm honored & flattered!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Will be emailing & calling many of my business contacts this week for your feedback & insight prior to my big job interview on Thurs Feb 10

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thanks all for last week's great karma, made it thru phone interview prelims, in the Final Four! Need xtra good thoughts now more than ever.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

15" of snow last night with 2-3ft drifts over the walks and drives. Ah midwestern weather! Over 3 hours to snowblow

Friday, January 28, 2011

OK, I'm in love with this new iHouse 2.0. It's like the best of Prairie Style, Arts & Crafts, MidCentury Modern and all eco green!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

“I want to commend Andy Schaidler on his role as a Director of the NEWH 2011 Leadership Conference. His organizational and communication skills, plus his ability to quickly assess and resolve issues made my job as one of the keynote speakers for the event fun and problem free. Andy is an experienced and exceptional hospitality professional who truly understands what it means to deliver the highest level of customer service. I highly recommend him without any hesitation.

Don Gabor,
President, Conversation Arts Media

Monday, January 24, 2011

Andy.... Thank you and .......I loved the conference. It was such a great experience for me. Stay tuned, as we get closer to funding we are for certain going to be adding on interesting development positions. I know Jim, really connected and enjoyed speaking with you.
PS - your energy amazing.

Adrienne Pumphrey
Global Head, Adoba Eco Hotel & Suites Brand

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Andy! It was great,  the conference was fantastic. Congrats on such a successful event!!
Lisa Valadez Ghai
Purchasing Manager, Royal Caribbean Cruise

Friday, January 21, 2011

I look forward to seeing you at future NEWH events
I was really impressed with the NEWH Leadership Conference.  Excellent job!!

Meghan Hanley
National Sales Manager, Swarovski Lighting
Broke the silence last week at the NEWH Leadership Conference that I'm definitely looking for great new job opportunities, all ideas welcome

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thanks ALL the great committee volunteers , great speakers, & great attendees who made our 2011 NEWH Leadership Conference a huge success!