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Bobi Leonard Will Be Featured Speaker At Las Vegas Design Center

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Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas announced that it will welcome Arcara Enterprises, Inc.’s founder and CEO on Friday, September 5, 2008 for a presentation about legal and financial issues for interior designers. Bobi Leonard’s talk, “The Legal Aspects of a Successful Design Business - How to be a Financially Independent Interior Designer,” will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. during the monthly First Friday at Las Vegas Design Center event. Leonard’s lecture will take place in the World Forum on the 16th Floor of World Market Center’s Building B, 475 South Grand Central Parkway in Las Vegas. Leonard said she plans to discuss and share: -Pitfalls to Avoid -Document List -Contractual Language -Client Agreements -Vendor Agreements, including third-party designers -Contractor Agreements -Billing & Charging -Understanding How to Protect Your Money An innovative force in American interior design for more than two decades, Leonard has also been a visionary pioneer in the revitalization of Santa Monica’s Main Street district. She has been a successful entrepreneur and business owner in the Los Angeles area for more than 30 years. A charismatic and inspirational speaker, she dedicates her time to teaching others her formula for success in business. She currently counsels 50-plus companies, supporting them in reaching the next level of success. Her past client list read like the Hollywood “AA list,” as well as her international upscale commercial projects. Some of Leonard’s most noteworthy clients have been Candice Bergen, Robert Redford, Beverly Sassoon, Engelbert Humperdinck, Burt Young, Marcus Allen, Greg Morris and Jon Bon Jovi. Commercial design projects include The Sports Connection in Beverly Hills, Jag Stores, Beverly Comstock Hotel, the Houston Exchange, Casa La Pita Restaurants in Seattle, Colorado and Toronto; and Noah’s Ark International Hotels in Tokyo, among others. Upon selling her successful design business in 1999, she now dedicates her time to teaching others her formula for success in business. Leonard currently counsels 50-plus companies, supporting them in reaching the next level of success. Leonard’s workshop is CEU accredited and is a featured lecturer for the Learning Annex, drawing on her experience as founder and CEO for both a successful design business as well as a health and wellness company. Leonard has been a repeat guest speaker on TV shows nationwide including KTLA Morning News, Good Day LA, The Home Show and HGTV. Leonard was the recipient of the prestigious “Women in Business,” award in 1999. About First Friday at Las Vegas Design Center A not-to-be missed shopping day for local and out-of-market design professionals, “First Friday” at Las Vegas Design Center features educational opportunities, unique showroom specials, hospitality and other exclusive offerings for the trade. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on either First Friday seminar, please e-mail LVDC@LVDesignCenter.com or call (702) 599-3093. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas is the first of its kind, year-round, professional design resource in Las Vegas offering 400,000 square feet of the newest products, trends and styles in furniture, lighting, floral, accessories, rugs and wall décor. About World Market Center Las Vegas: World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex in Las Vegas. With the opening of Building C, World Market Center now stands at more than five million square feet of space, exceeding the size of any trade merchandise mart in the United States. When fully built, at 12 million square feet in 8 buildings, World Market Center will be the largest trade show complex in the world. The $3 billion, state-of-the-art campus will showcase furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textile and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC), open year-round.

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