Employee Spotlight: Linda Gunn Paton, Delray Beach Chamber Business Person of the Year and Community Champion at Sklar Furnishings

We are delighted to announce that Linda Paton, our Vice President of Customer Experience at Sklar Furnishings, has been awarded the prestigious Delray Beach Chamber’s Business Person of the Year Award. This recognition not only acknowledges Linda’s exceptional leadership at Sklar but also her remarkable contributions to the community.

Linda’s journey is marked by her extensive experience as a National Sales Director in the consumer goods industry. Linda started her career in retail sales management. Later, she moved into the wholesale field, working with luxury brands in the jewelry and eyewear industries. Linda’s passion for fashion and her effortless ability to put things together led her to the field of design and furniture, which is a perfect fit for her.

In her five years at Sklar Furnishings, Linda has enjoyed many roles. She leads the Commercial Design Division in the showroom, overseeing projects that include designing lobbies and common areas. She successfully worked to develop projects in and around Boca Raton.

Linda’s role has always been more than just being about design; she was also the General Manager of the showroom.

A Business Leader Making a Difference in the Community

There is much more to Linda than her professional accomplishments and that is her unwavering commitment to community outreach. This is what made Linda’s application for the Delray Beach Chamber’s Business Person of the Year Award stand out. Embracing one of Sklar Furnishings’ core pillars, Linda ensures the showroom actively supports local nonprofits. She organizes events, drives, and initiatives each month to contribute to various charitable causes.

Linda is committed to our local YMCA South Palm Beach County. She sits on the Board of Trustees. She has been the Chair of the Annual Giving Campaign two years running, Chairs the Marketing Committee and helps with the Inspiration Breakfast, one of the YMCA’s fundraisers. Linda is a long time member of the Junior League of Boca Raton, where she served as President and is now a Sustaining Advisor. She is a member of Impact 100 and a Community Captain with the Roofclaim.com Boca Raton Bowl. With the Delray Beach Chamber, Linda serves on the Focus on Women Committee working to celebrate and bring together women in our community.

This recognition as Delray Beach Chamber’s Business Person of the Year is a testament to Linda’s varied contributions. We are proud to have her leading the way at Sklar Furnishings. Linda embodies excellence in business along with a strong commitment to community and charitable causes.

Congratulations to Linda on this well-deserved achievement! Cheers to her continued success!

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