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Thayer Returns to LIGHTFAIR International 2018

Patti Thayer and her team were back again for another LIGHTFAIR International earlier this month. LIGHTFAIR International is where light, technology and design converge to reveal new solutions, new knowledge and new discoveries. Thayer traveled to Chicago to attend multiple conference sessions and talk with reps about the latest LED products. This year’s keynote speakers for the conference were the Lighting Artist for Pixar Studios, Danielle Feinberg; the head of the Biomechatronics group at the MIT Media Lab, Hugh Herr; and the co-founders of INNOCAD Architecture, Anastasia Su and Martin Lesjak.

ReStore Revitalized with LED

“Thayer made excellent recommendations for our new Habitat ReStore facility — we have a huge energy savings of 66.6% and great lighting!”

– John Hargrove, Board President Rockford Habitat for Humanity

The Future is Bright at Brynolf Manufacturing

“The new lighting is a huge improvement, providing our employees a higher quality work environment. And, changing to LED lamps is going to save us over $20,000 in energy savings each year!” – Chris Brynolf, Accounting Manager and Customer Service of Brynolf Manufacturing

The Thayer Difference

“Thayer saved us from having to replace our decorative outdoor lighting by seeking out LED retrofits for our existing equipment. The upgrade promotes safety, provides clear visibility, and affords us an estimated energy savings of 80%.” – Brian Jason, GM Rockford Country Club

Patti Thayer to be Guest at the 2018 State of the Union

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) will welcome Patti Thayer, President and Owner of Thayer Lighting Inc., as his guest for the 2018 State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 30th. In announcing his guest, Congressman Kinzinger released this brief statement:

“I’m pleased to welcome Patti Thayer as my guest for this year’s State of the Union Address. As president and owner of Thayer Lighting Inc., Patti is fully dedicated to working in the interest of her customers with state-of-the-art technology and energy efficient measures to keep costs low. Under the new tax plan this year, Patti and other community business leaders like her will finally get relief from high taxes so they can keep more of their earnings, invest in their employees, and grow their businesses for the future.

“Always working in the interest of her customers, Patti Thayer is a successful entrepreneur and a dynamic leader. Her professionalism, passion, and leadership inspire the community, and make her a wonderful role model to women in our area and across the country.”

Thayer Re-Certifies with the WBENC

Thayer Lighting is proud to announce its national re-certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center – Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women.

Patti Thayer, President, is thrilled to continue her relationship with the WBENC, “It matters to me as a business owner, as well as for other women-owned businesses, to help forward the cause of women entrepreneurs’ in our community.”

WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

Patti Thayer Presents at Breakfast Buzz

Patti Thayer presented her topic “How to Build Your Business through Strategic Networking” this morning at the Rockford Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Buzz.

“It was so great to see so many fellow Chamber members and get to meet and NETWORK with you all!”

– Patti Thayer

A Shining Show Floor

By simply changing all our fluorescent bulbs with new T8 LED bulbs, we have decreased our monthly lighting costs by 50% at Rock River Ford. And, we got a 5-year warranty on the bulbs!

Rick Beale COO Anderson Automotive Group

Thayer Visits LIGHTFAIR International 2017

Patti Thayer, Karl Arvidson, and Matt Honson traveled to Philadelphia to attend LIGHTFAIR International 2017. LIGHTFAIR International is where light, technology and design converge to reveal new solutions, new knowledge and new discoveries. Thayer attended multiple conference sessions and talked with reps about the latest LED products.