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First Choice Electric Supply named finalist for 2024 Showroom of the Year award

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First Choice Electric Supply, a family owned boutique style lighting showroom, is making big waves in the lighting industry. For the second consecutive year, they have been named one of the 14 finalists for the national 2024 Showroom of the Year awards, the lone finalist from New York. 


“This year’s Showroom of the Year Finalists have gone the extra mile toward delivering an experience that embraces their customers – from consumers to builders and designers,” explained Jennifer Bringle of Furniture & Lighting Décor Magazine, the organizer of the contest. “They take their dedication to their customers so seriously, it is evident in their passion for their business as well as in their ability to grow and thrive in an ever-changing retail environment.”

This award celebrates the best of the best in the lighting industry, recognizing showrooms that excel in various aspects such as “broad and unique lighting selections, community involvement, and exemplary education & customer service all come into play when catering to customers who have so many retail options to choose from, including online,” explained Bringle.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized again as a finalist for the Showroom of the Year Award,” said Kaitlyn Ruffalo, Showroom Manager at First Choice Electric Supply.  “This acknowledgment not only validates our efforts, but also motivates us to continue striving to provide excellent products & service to our customers. We are immensely proud to represent New York State as the sole nominee and look forward to the opportunity to showcase our commitment to quality and innovation.”


First Choice Electric Supply remains steadfast in its mission to exceed customer expectations and set the standard for excellence in the lighting industry. Their showroom, located at 319 W. Union St. in Newark, boasts a vast selection curated to meet the diverse needs of those who are building a new home, remodeling, or simply just looking to swap out a single fixture.  They also offer free lighting design consultations & walkthroughs at customers’ homes.

The winners for the 2024 Showroom of the Year Award will be announced at Lightovation, a trade show for the lighting industry in Dallas, Texas at the end of June.