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ClearVision Optical Named to Newsday’s List of ‘Best Companies to Work For’

It was recognized alongside 80 other businesses on Long Island.

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(PRESS RELEASE) HAUPPAUGE, NY – ClearVision Optical, a Long Island-based eyewear distributor, has been named to Newsday’s list of Best Companies to Work for in 2019. The distinction is the latest in a list of honors for ClearVision, including being named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for four consecutive years.

Along with other nominees, ClearVision was honored at a gala awards night on Oct. 23 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. During the ceremony, ClearVision was recognized alongside 80 other businesses on Long Island with the distinction of being a top workplace within the community. Specifically, ClearVision joined 40 other local businesses in the Small Employers Category, defined as having 50 to 149 Long Island workers.

“The entire ClearVision family is proud to earn this esteemed distinction as one of Long Island’s best places to work, particularly on the heels of our 70th anniversary year,” said Jennifer Trakhtenberg, senior talent leader at ClearVision. “Staying true to our roots as a values-based organization has been at the heart of our culture since our inception in 1949, and has allowed ClearVision to develop dynamic talent, focus on innovation, remain committed to our community and deliver renowned service.”

Working in tandem with Energage, Newsday anonymously polled more than 16,000 employees at 117 Long Island employers to identify the top workplaces on Long Island.

“We look forward to participating in the employee survey each year and helping ClearVision achieve this recognition in our local area,” said David Friedfeld, president at ClearVision Optical. “The leadership team at ClearVision has a commitment to fostering and encouraging open communication, and every employee is given the opportunity to contribute and share their voice. Our team is proud to work for a company that encourages employees to raise their hand and recognizes each unique opinion and perspective.”

For more information about Newsday’s Best Companies to Work for, or to read more about the entire list of winners, visit https://www.newsday.com/business/top-workplaces-2019-event-1.3784478

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Safilo Group and Marc Jacobs Renew Licensing Deal

The new agreement will now run until Dec. 31, 2026.

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(PRESS RELEASE) PADUA/NEW YORK — Safilo and designer Marc Jacobs announced the early renewal of their licensing agreement for Marc Jacobs-branded optical frames and sunglasses collections.

The agreement will now run until Dec. 31, 2026.

The renewal of this partnership, which has reached its 15th year of collaboration, further strengthens Safilo’s portfolio in the contemporary segment.

It also extends the positioning of the brand in the luxury segment with the launch of the Marc Jacob’s Runway eyewear collection, which will hit the market in January 2021.

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Marcolin Group Enters a Partnership with Positive Luxury

This is by sponsoring the inaugural Positive Luxury Awards 2020.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Marcolin Group, a worldwide leading company in the eyewear industry, announces its partnership with Positive Luxury for their first edition of the Positive Luxury Awards. The ceremony is taking place in London on the 25th of February 2020 and the Group will present the Innovation of the Year Award.

Founded in 2011, Positive Luxury is an award-winning sustainability platform that connects luxury brands with people working towards a better future through the unique Butterfly Mark, a symbol of trust earned by brands that have adopted sustainability as a key business principle.

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The Positive Luxury Awards 2020 is a global celebration of sustainability and innovation within the luxury industry, featuring a variety of categories recognizing companies or individuals affecting positive change in businesses and the global community.

Marcolin Group will sponsor the Innovation of the Year Award which identifies true innovators taking an entirely new approach to their service, product, technology or business model, improving their social or environmental performance while also offering large scale improvements internally and externally.

The evening’s winners will be selected by a special jury consisting of 12 global business leaders, including American-British model and activist, Arizona Muse, United Nations officer, Simone Cipriani, author of The New Green Consumer Guide, Julia Hailes, business writer and advisor, John Elkington, author and British Fashion Council’s Advisory Board member, Frances Corner, model, actress and activist, Amber Valletta, Parsons School of Design Dean of Fashion, Burak Cakmak, communications consultant and writer, Emma Young, journalist and author, Isabelle Lefort, Business for Social

Responsibility Managing Director, Elisa Niemtzow, and Imagine Co-founder and International Chamber of Commerce Chair, Paul Polman.

Massimo Renon, Marcolin Group CEO, affirmed: “Marcolin Group is the first international eyewear company collaborating with Positive Luxury. We will demonstrate to our partners and consumers that we are tracing a new path in the sustainability. Our relentless pursuit of innovation and experimentation has led Marcolin Group to become the first sponsor for The Positive Luxury Innovation of the Year Award”.

Diana Verde Nieto, Co-Founder and CEO of Positive Luxury, stated: “Marcolin Group’s commitment to craftsmanship and quality has helped them build an unparalleled reputation in the eyewear industry. We are proud to work with them and have their support for the Positive Luxury Awards 2020, more specifically, the Innovation of the Year Award”.

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Bollé Brands Adds to North American Marketing Team

Chris Abbruzzese has been appointed to the VP trade marketing role.

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(PRESS RELEASE) BOSTON, MA — Chris Abbruzzese has been named vice president of trade marketing for Bollé Brands, North America.

Abbruzzese will be responsible for developing trade marketing strategies that align with Bollé’s global brand strategies. In this new role, Abbruzzese will act as the key bridge between global marketing and product teams and the North American sales team with an emphasis on in-store programs that promote retail success and drive sell-through.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Chris to the team and excited to have him help us take these great brands to the next level,” said Peter Smith, CEO of Bollé Brands

Abbruzzese brings 15 years of experience with Maui Jim Sunglasses, where he served as VP, Global Marketing. In that role, he developed and executed global marketing initiatives for the high-end sunglass line. As a member of the core team, he was instrumental in the early growth and expansion of the brand internationally.

Abbruzzese has also performed marketing and sales consulting services for clients in the outdoor, home automation, energy, optical, and digital fabrication industries.

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