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Glenda Milam, Owner
Lighting Emporium, Inc.
G. Milam Marketing and App Development

Innovative Idea - The Your Décor Customizable Mobile App

Glenda Milam has owned and operated Lighting Emporium since 1989. During that time, her style, taste and selections have proven to be consistently on-target with the marketplace, leading to great success and opportunities for growth.

As her business grew, Milam continued to closely watch the market to determine her next logical step. As most people have experienced, technology has become an increasingly prevalent aspect of both consumer's lives and business models. Thus, Milam developed the idea of a mobile application as a way to take Lighting Emporium's shopping experience to the next level. She quickly began exploring app development, and eventually launched her business G. Milam Marketing and App Development.

Their first app, Your Décor, took off - fulfilling both showroom and customer needs. The app was developed with the goal of allowing customers to view lighting products in their homes before purchasing them, and Milam implemented it into her showroom's business. The positive response to Lighting Emporium's app was immediate, customers loved it, and the app was downloaded several hundred times within the first few days after its launch. 

Milam says strong relationships and support from the lighting and home furnishings industries played a crucial role in her decision to develop and share this app. Her goal is to offer the success and opportunities of the Your Décor app to all vendors and showrooms by creating a platform that is fully cusomizable and can fit seamlessly into a showroom's existing brand. 

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