WaterMark Corners, on Moline’s John Deere Commons at 1500 River Drive, is marking its 17th Anniversary with a major store makeover, including new décor, carpeting, displays, signage, and merchandise. The completion of the project will be celebrated this Friday with a Grand Reopening and Holiday Preview Event. The Quad Cities Chamber will perform a ribbon cutting at 4:00 p.m., and champagne, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served until 7 p.m. Attendees will be the first to preview the store’s favorite new innovative, intriguing & inspiring items for everyone this holiday season, and will discover an exciting new collection of Quad Cities–themed items, available exclusively at WaterMark!
WaterMark Corners is a Trimble Pointe Company, owned by the Trimble Family, and Barbara and Amy Trimble were pleased to work with nationally known retail consultants Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender on the store’s makeover.
WaterMark Corner’s relationship with retail strategists Kizer and Bender actually began at the National Funeral Directors Convention, where they were featured speakers, and a conversation with Eric Trimble, owner of Trimble Funeral Home. Eric liked what they had to say about the importance of remodeling your store so he introduced them to his wife Barbara and Amy, managers of WaterMark Corners.
KIZER & BENDER are from the Chicago suburb of St. Charles, Illinois. They are speakers, authors, and consultants whose client list reads like a "Who's Who" in business. You may have seen them on MSNBC’s television program Your Business or read about their Retail Adventures, their award winning blog that was recently named the Top Retail Blog by PR Newswire Media. KIZER & BENDER are married – not to each other – but they have been together, helping retailers for 26 years. They are experts on generational diversity, consumer trends, marketing and promotion, and everything retail. They are widely referred to as consumer anthropologists because they stalk and study that most elusive of mammals: today's consumer.
“WaterMark Corners presented so many opportunities at retail. The space was in need of an update, but the store definitely spoke to us in so many ways. We wanted to choose design elements that highlighted the brick walls, the nooks and crannies that house each department, and all of the fabulous wood accents that are all original to the building. Our goal was to choose design accents and a layout that fit store’s unique configuration along with the customer’s expectations. Another was to create eye-appealing displays that make the merchandise pop. Over the past few months Amy and Barbara have painstakingly and personally chosen each item with care. They know their customers so well. We can’t wait for their customers to see the new WaterMark Corners!”
Amy Trimble said she was excited to have national experts validate her belief that Moline is a great place to do business. “We appreciate the support the Quad Cities’ community has shown us over our first 17 years, and with this major investment, we are demonstrating our commitment to the future of Moline and the entire area.”