Welcome to another vendor shout-out! Meet Chris LaMar, with Chair Covers & Linens!
1. What does your company do and what makes it different than others like it?
Chair Covers & Linens is a specialty linen rental company for all your special events. No events are too large or too small for us to make them beautiful and memorable. Many things make us different than others in the linen world. We are a family owned business with Territory Managers in many states and a lovely corporate office in Madison Heights, Michigan. We have employees who have been with our company for 20 years and who are dedicated to sending out only the highest quality linens to our customers. We are now also offering custom-made pillows in most of the fabrics we offer for linens. There are 3 sizes and they are all fabulous! Our sister company, TopThat! Event, allows us to offer durable equipment like tables, chairs, chargers and to work with design professionals to create the perfect larger event.
2. What lead you to your current career and how long have you been in the field?
I have been with Chair Covers & Linens for 5 years this month and the time has flown! I was working for a party rental company and worked with the CCL rep. She approached me about her desire for another job and asked if I might be interested in her job. That was one lucky conversation for me!
3. What is your most memorable event at FORUM? Why?
My most memorable event was when we provided the linens for the PWG lunch about 3 years ago and got to work with Mary at Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering. We chose to do all silvers and blacks for the luncheon and it was stunning. I love to mix two or three linens to create visual interest in the room and this one was fantastic!
4. What is one thing people do not know about you or your company?
I have been married to my wonderful husband Greg for 14 years and we have two daughters, a field spaniel, and a guinea pig. The kids keep us hopping with sports and social activities and when we aren’t taxiing the family we are camping or hanging out with our fun neighbors at our neighborhood pool. I love planning parties and attending them as well as going to fun industry networking events to help grow our business and keep Chair Covers & Linens top of mind.
5. What are the current trends you are seeing?
I’m seeing a lot trending for next spring and summer. I think we’ll see a lot of mint, peach and tiffany. Of course trends don’t matter–it’s all a matter of personal style and taste as I tell all my customers. The linens you choose should be one’s that will make you smile and happy when you walk into the room.
6. Anything else you would like us readers to know about you or your company?
We are excited to bring in new products all the time to keep our inventory fresh and current and we just started making and selling custom pillows in all our linen fabrics. Pillows make great gifts for the bride and groom, family of the bride and groom, and for ourselves and our homes.
Thanks for joining us, and stay tuned for future Vendor Shout-Outs!
Until Next Time,