BELOVED RUG INDUSTRY ICON LISSA WYMAN DIES
NEW YORK, NY - Lissa Wyman, founder of Rugnews.com and rug industry icon died on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at her home in Manhattan. At her side was her beloved husband and business partner Bud Wyman, who is planning a memorial service to be announced at a later date.
Wyman would have celebrated her 71st birthday on December 16. A 44-year veteran of the floor covering news business, Wyman began her career in New York covering the carpet beat for Home Furnishings Daily, which later became HFN. She was rug editor for several other publications over the years, including Floor Covering Weekly and Furniture Today. Wyman founded RugNews.com in 2000, and pioneered web-based news coverage of the rug industry.