News & Events - Jordan's Furniture
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Wednesday December 21, 2011
Jordan’s Furniture opened its fifth location in Warwick, RI with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Wednesday morning, December 21. The 115,000 square foot store joins Macy’s, Target, and JC Penney as anchor tenants at the Warwick Mall and is now open. Over 100 guests including vendors, local dignitaries, local organizations, and press enjoyed comments from Jordan’s President/CEO Eliot Tatelman, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, and Warwick Mall Co-Managing Partner Aram Garabedian. The Guests also had a private viewing of the new state-of-the-art entertainment show within the store called SPLASH.
“We are excited about the prospect of a new store in the Rhode Island Market. Our concept of providing exceptional value, unparalleled selection and our famous Underprice Guarantee will now provide Rhode Islander’s with a new fresh alternative when shopping for quality furniture and mattresses.” says Eliot Tatelman, President, CEO. Tatelman continues,” one of the most exciting elements of our store, is SPLASH, a state-of-the-art show that combines the magic of laser, light, water and music. It is a free attraction that is going to be nothing like anyone has ever seen before. Not even in Vegas!”
The new Jordan’s Furniture location includes 2 levels of showrooms, as well as The Furniture Factory Outlet, Jordan’s SleepLab and Splash.
The generosity of the Jordan’s Furniture employees came shining through during this holiday season when gifts were donated to over 800 area children in need, through Head Start Programs. Jordan's partnered with five (5) area Head Start schools. The participating J-Team members purchased and wrapped gifts for the children at the schools. The wrapped gifts were them delivered directly to each school but Jordan’s, in time for the holiday. The gift program serves the children and families in the areas of Taunton, Avon, Natick/Framingham, Reading, and Nashua (communities in which Jordan’s has stores). Jordan’s Furniture is proud to make the holidays brighter for some very special children.
Over $30,000 raised!
Radio station WODS broadcasted live from Jordan’s Furniture in Avon on December 14 and 15th at The Enchanted Village, as part of a 2-day Radiothon to raise money for The Genesis Fund. Over $30,000 was donated for the cause. Listeners heard great stories from patients and families about the wonderful work that the organization does. On-air guests included Dr. Murray Feingold, founder of The Genesis Fund. For more information, go to TheGenesisFund.org. Thanks for supporting a great cause!
Matches school donations
Once again, Jordan’s Furniture has joined Project Bread to help feed hungry families during the holiday season through their Holiday Spoons Program. The concept is simple…school children take an ordinary wooden spoon and create a work of art. The students then sell the spoons and collect donations to help prevent hunger in their community. And Jordan’s will match every dollar raised*, so the donations go twice as far! (*up to $10,000). For more information, go online to www.projectbread.org/spoons and learn how you can help.
Jordan’s stores serve as donation drop-off centers.
The temperature may be unseasonably warm but there are lots of families in need all around us .Jordan’s Furniture is proud to sponsor the Coats For Kids program, an initiative that collects gently-used, quality winter garments for both children and adults of families in need. Winter garment donations will be accepted at all Jordan's Furniture locations until January 8, 2012. Distribution partners include The Salvation Army, Cradles To Crayons, MASSCAP, BU Medical Center’s Outreach Van, Community Giving Tree, and others. SPECIAL CHALLENGE FOR STUDENTS! Students can get involved with Coats for Kids, too. Jordan's Furniture will award those schools that drum up the most support. A $1,200 prize will be award to the 1st place elementary school and the 1st place middle school, along with a select number of tickets to the Tempurpedic IMAX 3D Theater.
In celebration of National Adoption Day, Jordan’s Furniture in Avon hosted a private event on Sunday morning November 20th for families who adopted through foster care. The event was in partnership with the Department of Children & Families. Over 500 guests enjoyed The Enchanted Village, the iconic animated holiday display located in the Avon store, along with photos with Santa, facepainting, balloon art, magic, games, food, and more. Jordan’s president and CEO Eliot Tatelman was on-hand to welcome the families and enjoy the company.
Friday, November 18th marked National Adoption Day. It was celebrated in seven different courthouses throughout the state of Massachusetts with over 145 legalized adoptions. In Brockton, a press conference took place, featuring DCF Commissioner Angelo McClain, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, channel 4’s Jack Williams, and Jordan’s President/CEO Eliot Tatelman. The speakers addressed the crowd that was made up of adoptive families, soon-to-be adopted children, social workers, and press. The message was clear…the heroes of the day were the families who created loving, permanent homes for some very special children.
On November 6, 2011, over 200 guests gathered at Jordan’s Furniture in Reading to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wednesday’s Child with Jack Williams. The televised segment, created by Jack 30 years ago, still runs weekly on channel 4 and helps to find permanent, loving homes for children in foster care. Wednesday’s Child is a collaboration of the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (DCF), Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), WBZ-TV, and WBZ-TV news anchor Jack Williams. Since 1981, Williams has interviewed over 1,100 children and teens for Wednesday’s Child. Hundreds of these featured youth have found forever families. The event will be hosted by Jordan’s President and CEO Eliot Tatelman, along with Jack.
Sunday morning, September 25 in Reading store
In partnership with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), Jordan’s Furniture held the 2011 Adoption Option on Sunday morning, September 25th in their Reading store. The event was open to anyone interested in the adoption of children or sibling groups from foster care. It was hosted by Jordan’s President/CEO Eliot Tatelman and the DCF Commissioner Angelo McLean.
Over 250 families learned about the adoption process, talked to social workers one-on-one, and heard experiences from adoptive families. Participants also had the opportunity to meet over 100 waiting children and interact with them through fun activities, if they chose. The goal of The Adoption Option was to find permanent, loving families for the waiting children.
For more information about adoption through foster care, please contact MARE at www.MAREinc.org or call 1-617-54-ADOPT. Thank you for making a difference in your life and the life of a child.
For more information about the 2011 Adoption Option and adoption through foster care, please contact MARE at www.MAREinc.org or call 1-617-54-ADOPT. Thank you for making a difference in your life and the life of a child.
Through the Coins For Cures program, Jordan’s Furniture customers generously raised $5000 to go toward patient services of Children’s Hospital Boston. Canisters and collection cans were displayed at every store location and distribution center. 100% of the donations will go directly to the hospital. Thank you to our wonderful customers! Their small change will be a big change for some very deserving kids.
Thousands of Jordan’s customers enjoyed the music of Tim McGraw at the Comcast Center Sunday July 24!
Working in partnership with the United Way of Pioneer Valley, Jordan's Furniture donated 100 twin mattress sets to the victims of the June tornados that ripped through Western Massachusetts. Click here to see the news story and press release.
Jordan's in partnership with WEEI invited you to leave your Dad a Happy Father's Day video message, and enter for a chance to send him to Fenway to celebrate. A winner has been selected!
Congratulations to Steven Thompson of Londonderry, NH! He'll receive 4 tickets to see the Red Sox host the Brewers on Father's Day!
Check out all of the video submissions:
Thanks to all who participated!
Jordan's was proud to partner with Magic 106.7 WMJX to celebrate moms throughout the month of May with a special online promotion called "Our Exceptional Moms!" We asked you to nominate women who are exceptional moms & tell us why.
One lucky winner was chosen, and will receive a special day of luxury transportation, a dinner in the North End, tickets to see Earth, Wind, & Fire, and a $500 Jordan's gift card!
Congratulations to Carla Tassinari of Andover, MA! The winning entry was submitted by her daughter :
“My mom is the most remarkable woman that I have ever known. She spent her days chasing after four children, cleaning, cooking and taking care of the family finances. It was nice to come home from school and have her waiting for us with a snack. My mom became a widow at the age of 41 and she had three teenagers and a 12 year old to raise alone. It was a very difficult time for her, but she pushed through it and stayed very involved in our lives. She got breast cancer a few years later, had surgery and just went on with her life. She has a huge heart and she's always been so kind and giving with everyone in her life. Two years she had breast cancer again and has bounced back really well. I admire her strength and attitude about life. She's taught me that being a mother is not only the toughest job, but also the most rewarding thing that will ever happen in my life. She's my friend, my mentor, my rock, and most of all, my Mom!”
400 Walkers Participated
Jordan's Furniture in Taunton hosted the 2011 MARE Walk For Adoption on Sunday, May 22nd. Over $62, 000 was raised to benefit the services of the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE). Approximately 400 people joined forces for this outdoor celebration of adoption and it included entertainment, games, prizes, lunch and a family-friendly 5K walk and Post-Walk Party. The Walk was hosted by Jordan’s President/CEO Eliot Tatelman, along with NECN’s Eileen Curran and WCVB’s Bob Holleran, proud adoptive parents. Proceeds supported MARE's mission to find "a permanent place to call HOME" for the hundreds of children in state foster care. Jordan’s is proud to continue its support of the adoption and foster care communities.
Jordan's Furniture proudly sponsored the 2011 WMJX Exceptional Women Awards, on Friday, May 6th at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. The event honored women who are role models and it benefited the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" initiatives. The event stems from a weekly radio show on WMJX that has profiled over 400 women and has received local and national awards. The 2011 event highlighted six (6) exceptional women in categories including Public Service, Business, Healthcare, Courage, Performing Arts, and Lifetime Achievement. Jordan's Furniture's President and CEO Eliot Tatelman welcomed 1000 guests, who were also entertained by Grammy singer/songwriter Richard Marx and Grammy Hall of Famer Patti LaBelle.
On Sunday evening, May 1st, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Jordan's Furniture celebrated DCF youth graduates from the Class of 2011. The event was hosted by Jordan's President/CEO Eliot Tatelman and DCF Commissioner Angelo McClain at the Reading store. The evening included dinner, entertainment, and an awards program to acknowledge the academic achievements of the youth in foster care. Each youth received a Certificate of Achievement, along with a gift from Jordan's, including a sports bag, a Red Sox long-sleeve tee-shirt, a Red Sox cap, and gift certificates to Target, Dunkin' Donuts, and Papa Ginos.
Jordan's Furniture have been sponsoring this achievement celebration for foster youth since 2002, when over 75 celebrants from the DCF Metro Region were invited to the IMAX Theater in Natick. In 2007, the event grew and youth from across the state joined in the celebration. The celebration is now held in Reading to accommodate the youth, their foster parents, siblings, and social workers who gather to celebrate their academic achievements each May. Over 200 graduates will attend on Sunday.
100,000 square foot store in Warwick Mall
To Open Fall 2011
Eliot Tatelman, Jordan's Furniture President and CEO, announced that the company will open its fifth location this Fall in Warwick, RI. The 100,000 square foot store will serve as one of the anchor tenants at the Warwick Mall, joining Macy's, Target, and JC Penney. Jordan’s, known for providing a complete "customer experience" within its stores, anticipates that the new location will be an attraction for the Mall and the greater Rhode Island area.
"The Warwick Mall specifically and the overall state of Rhode Island is the perfect area for a Jordan’s Furniture location," says Tatelman. "After considerable research and site reviews, the space in the Warwick Mall is perfectly suited for us. We are very excited about the prospects of providing Rhode Islanders with a vast assortment of high quality furniture and mattresses, all with our famous Under Price Guarantee."
The new Jordan's Furniture location will include 2 levels of showrooms, along with customer "attractions", an element of the store experience that is so well known in the Greater Boston area. The company estimates hiring 100 employees for the new location.
Jordan's Furniture incorporates beautiful showrooms, exemplary customer service and unique entertainment, together creating an entire customer experience. Combining entertainment with retail, the locations include items such as a 500 seat IMAX 3D theatre, a city made of jellybeans, an indoor trapeze school, a Las Vegas-style water show, a 48 seat motion-simulation theatre, a one-of-a-kind laser light show, a Mardi Gras show, delicious ice cream, and much more. With an employee base over 1000 strong, Jordan's has one of the highest furniture sales per square foot in the country. The stores are located in Reading, MA, Natick, MA; Avon, MA; and Nashua, NH. An 800,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art warehouse is located in Taunton, MA and serves as the primary distribution center and corporate office.
On February 20, 2011, Jordan's Furniture launched its Play Ball Program, a donation drive supplying gently-used baseball/softball equipment to inner-city youth. In partnership with the Red Sox Foundation's "Reviving Baseball to Inner Cities", equipment was collected for over 2000 inner-city youth.
From February 20 until April 1, equipment donations were dropped off at all Jordan's Furniture stores from individuals, families, schools, Little Leagues, and training centers. Equipment included bats, catcher's equipment, helmets, gloves, cleats, outdoor bases, baseballs, and softballs.
And on April 14, Jordan's Furniture proudly delivered a truck-load of equipment to Fenway Park for the kids participating in the Red Sox Foundation's RBI Program.
And many area schools got involved, too! Congratulations to Hingham High School, who donated the most amount of equipment and received a school visit by Red Sox mascot Wally, along with the World Series Trophies, a pre-game presentation at Fenway, Red Sox tickets, and furniture for their Teacher's Lounge.
"In this day and age of pay-to-play, there are thousands of kids that just cannot afford to play sports", said Eliot Tatelman of Jordan's Furniture. "We think that every youth should enjoy America's favorite pastime so we created the Play Ball Program. And with the help of the Red Sox Foundation, we'll be able to reach a lot of inner-city kids in our area."
The 2011 Cape Cod Baseball League’s All-Star Game at Fenway Park on July 29th! Tickets on sale now! Click here for more information.
Belle of the Ball 2011 Concludes After Impressive Campaign
THE 2011 BELLE OF THE BALL campaign concluded this week after several months. An impressive number of gently used gowns and dresses were collected at Jordan's Furniture locations this year. The total number of donated items reached over 2,800.
Each year, Jordan's Furniture teams up with Anton's Cleaners to deliver gently used, like-new prom gowns and cocktail dresses to girls in need who are looking to attend their high school proms.
Once dresses have been collected, an "invitation only" boutique is planned, enabling high school girls to try on and select a free gown. A typical boutique usually includes over 2,000 dresses, all professionally dry-cleaned by Anton's Cleaners.
Learn more about the program, as well as the involvement of Jordan's Furniture, on our Key Partner Programs page.
Jordan’s Furniture is proud to sponsor the 2011 WMJX Exceptional Women Awards, taking place on Friday, May 6th at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. The event honors women who are role models and is a benefit for the American Cancer Society’s "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" initiatives. The event stems from a weekly radio show on WMJX that has profiled over 400 women and has received local and national awards. The 2011 event will highlight six (6) exceptional women in six categories including Public Service, Business, Healthcare, Courage, Performing Arts, and Lifetime Achievement.
As proud sponsor of the event, Jordan’s Furniture’s President and CEO Eliot Tatelman will welcome the 1000 guests on May 6th. Jordan’s will also host station appearances at their stores, along with a special promotion that will highlight "Exceptional Moms. Stay tuned for details!
For more information about the 2011 Exceptional Woman Awards, log onto www.magic1067.com.
In partnership with radio station WZLX, Jordan’s Furniture in Reading will display a rare collection of Classic Rock Artwork featuring the Beatles and their influences at the Classic Rock Art Show at Jordan's Furniture beginning on Thursday, February 17th at 3pm and running through Sunday, February 20th at 6pm. By popular demand, Beatles animator Ron Campbell will be appearing at the exhibit showcasing his original paintings from the Saturday Morning Beatles Cartoon series and the Beatles Yellow Submarine. (Ron was the Director of the Saturday Morning Beatles Cartoon series and one of the animator for the Beatles film Yellow Submarine.)
The Classic Rock Art Show will also feature artwork created by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and other classic rockers as well as famous rock photographs, concert posters, album cover artwork, gold records, Beatles animation and more. All works are available to purchase. Admission is Free. Come see what you've been hearing!