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Oct 16, 2013

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Customer Appreciation Month and Caroline Saggiamo


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“The bottom line about succeeding in this business is that you have to like people—because you’re going to meet all kinds!  I look for the good in everyone.  You have to listen and pay attention…”—Caroline (Carol) Saggiamo to enLightenment Magazine

You are only as bright as the company you keep, and Carol Saggiamo knows how to keep customers shining brightly.  She loves her customers, and they rave about her.

She has been working for Capitol Lighting for over 36 years, and she remains a valuable member of the Capitol Lighting family.

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Carol with one of her biggest fans, Joanie Silver.  Carol and Joanie worked together in the 1980’s at Capitol Lighting’s Woodbridge store.  Like Carol’s customers, Joanie treasures Carol’s friendship.

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After having raised a family of her own, Saggiamo began looking for a new venue in which to invest her time.  She came to Woodbridge Center and started working for Capitol Lighting as a part-time saleswoman in the late 1970’s.

She quickly caught on to the retail lighting business, learned the vendors and how to provide the right illumination according to her customers’ needs.

She was nicknamed “Scoots,” for her quick attentiveness to customers and boundless energy.  Along with this attentiveness, Carol’s natural goodness –her smile, her gentle demeanor and her whole-hearted care–are extraordinary.  At 89, she shows no signs of slowing down or burning out!

Her spunk and salesmanship, along with her good taste and wisdom are main reasons why customers rely on Carol.  She befriends everyone and genuinely cares that she provides him or her with the right lamps and light fixtures.

She brings a deeper meaning to the words “Handle with Care.”

Carol navigates a showroom with style and grace; she seems to be in perpetual motion.  Keeping up with technology, keeping up with current events, keeping up with customers—her capacity for learning and enjoying life are awe-inspiring.

Beyond her work with Capitol Lighting, Carol is in great demand at home.  With 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and an abundance of family and friends, Carol lives each day to the fullest.

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Carol celebrates with Hy Goldman at Hy’s 100th birthday party.

With her bright smile and depth of character, Carol creates an atmosphere in which you want to dwell.

Carol Saggiamo exudes kindness and compassion; she genuinely loves people.  She never tries to make a sale, she looks to make a friend and build a trusting relationship.  One relationship at a time, she makes the world a brighter place.

Her customers travel far and wide to consult with her about their lighting.  They know that with her good taste, professional lighting know-how and honesty, she will help them find what they are looking for.

Along with Carol, all the employees of  Capitol Lighting strive to provide customers with outstanding service and quality.  We appreciate your business, your loyal patronage and your friendship.  Please let us continue to light up your life, and enjoy 10% off your entire purchase at all showroom locations as we celebrate Customer Appreciation Month.


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Customers are kicking up their heels with Eric Lebersfeld and Capitol Lighting’s latest illuminations.


Eric Lebersfeld of Capitol Lighting shares a treat with favorite customers.

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Loyal patrons of Capitol Lighting find what they are looking for to keep them in the limelight.

Please stop in to see us, send us your comments and suggestions, and keep the great photos coming as we continue to celebrate Customer Appreciation month!