Issue Date: TABS, Posted On: 2/3/2015

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About Carol Tisch

Carol Tisch

Carol Tisch, editor and publisher of RugNews.com, began her career as a news reporter for the Laconia Evening Citizen in New Hampshire, and returned to journalism in 1997 as editor-in-chief and vice president of HFN (Home Furnishings News).  In 2001, Tisch was founding editor of Shelter Interiors, an upscale consumer lifestyle magazine, which later was renamed Interiors. Passionate about sustainable design, she has written numerous cover stories and profiles of world-renowned architectural firms and international projects for Interiors & Sources, a magazine specializing in environmentally responsible interior architecture and products. Tisch has also contributed lifestyle features to various publications under the Gulfshore Media publishing label in Florida.  

Based in New York from 1986 to 2002, Tisch founded and was president of Tisch Communications, a marketing communications agency specializing in the residential, contract commercial and hospitality sectors of the interior furnishings industry.  Retail clients included Ethan Allen, The Door Store, Rug Warehouse, Cardel, Michael C. Fina and Safavieh Home Furnishings.  Among the firm's notable hospitality-focused clients were Durkan Carpets, Frette Hotel Division, GranitiFiandre Tile, J. Josephson Wallcovering, Collins & Aikman, ICI Fibres and Leucos Lighting.  Experience with consumer brands includes Safavieh, Springmaid, Wamsutta, Mohawk, Tufenkian, Sasaki China and Haviland-Limoges.

Tisch Communications LLC is the parent company of Rugnews.com.


About Howard Tisch

Howard Tisch

Howard Tisch is the Executive Editor of RugNews.com and vice president and CFO of Tisch Communications LLC.  An attorney and former Deputy Commissioner of Consumer Affairs for the City of New York, Tisch specialized in governmental regulations and consumer advocacy throughout his career. In private practice he founded the Greater New York Metropolitan Food Council and was legal counsel to several national trade associations and consumer package goods brands from 1980 to 2002. For many years, Tisch was a weekly columnist focusing on regulatory issues for Modern Grocer magazine.  


Lissa Wyman (1943-2014)

Lissa Wyman

Lissa Wyman founded RugNews.com in December, 2000 and officially launched the website at the Atlanta International Rug Market on January 18, 2001. She was the first in the home furnishings business-to-business publishing field to provide on-the-spot news coverage of the rug industry in a web-based format and was beloved by the industry. 

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, Furniture Today and Home Accents Today.

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