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Global Views moves N.Y. showroom to OneCoast

Global Views is now showing exclusively in New York at the new OneCoast Northeast Home. The showroom is located at 548 West 28th Street, just south of the Javits Convention Center.

"This constitutes a big change for us as we have been at the Piers for eight years. We believe in the showroom at OneCoast," said David Gebhart, Global Views' president and CEO. "We know our customer and we know that they will value the hospitality and special treatment that will be provided by OneCoast personnel."

The showroom will debut during the New York International Gift Fair Aug. 12–16. Global View will act as the anchor showroom in the OneCoast space. Buyers will receive a free gift with purchase of $500 of Global Views product. Visit during pre-show days (Aug. 10–11) and register to win Global Views' Diver Sculpture.

OneCoast is open Monday through Friday throughout the year or by appointment. For market week, there will be complimentary transportation between the showroom and the Piers. Free parking will be provided to customers with confirmed appointments.

In other OneCoast news, the company has put even more impact behind its name with the acquisition of Ruddell & Associates, a northern California sales rep group that also has a presence in Nevada.

This latest addition, which follows closely on the heels of the acquisition in May of Collective Home, a southern California rep group, further emphasizes the nationwide aspect of the company.

"This latest addition creates the largest national provider of sales and marketing services to suppliers and retailers of home decor, gift and collegiate products," said Ted Teele, CEO.

Ruddell & Associates represents Tag, Thymes, Mud Pie, Beanpod Candles, Jody Coyote, Bailey Street Trading Co., Feizy Rugs, Ariel Art and Blue Mountain Arts.

All Ruddell employees have been absorbed by OneCoast. Dave Moore, co-managing partner of Ruddell & Associates, joined the OneCoast management team as regional vice president, OneCoast West Gift. Linda Carey, co-managing partner, has joined OneCoast as vice president of strategic relationships, home.

"The people in this business are here because they love it — they love the products," Teele said. "You have to have that caring touch, but Ruddell brings an accountability, professionalism and a corporate background as well."

OneCoast will continue to operate a showroom in the San Francisco Giftcenter and Jewelrymart and a second in the San Francisco Furniture Mart.

"This acquisition is really a keystone for us," Teele said. "Northern California is the one piece of the country where we didn't have coverage."