“DESIGNING THE NEXT GENERATION” EVENT AT THE LIBERTY HOTEL OPENS WITH POETRY

Poet Marissa Ranahan opens the “Designing The Next Generation” evening event by reciting her poem, An Ode to a Mentor. Poet Marissa Ranahan is a young vibrant writer for the Over My Shoulder Foundation (OMSF) and was the opening act at the Cumar Marble & Granite –OMSF event, “Designing the Next Generation”, on June 18th at the elegant Liberty Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.  ...

CUMAR CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

...  "Ivo" Cubi with his daughter, Carlotta Cubi Patti Austin, Grammy winner and co-founder of the Over My Shoulder Foundation, honored with the 2010 inaugural MIDDIE Award, designed by Cumar In the stone world, mentoring is the only way that the special craftsmanship has been able to live on from generation to generation. Growing up as the daughter of a 7th generation stone craftsman has been very inspiring. The passion that my father, Ivo Cubi, exudes everyday has brought him international recognition. In our house, a highlighter and a set of architectural blue prints were how we practiced coloring within the lines. No coloring books, just plans of hotel lobbies, elaborate offices, or luxury residences. When I joined the family business, it became obvious that my dad was mentoring me all along. To you [my father] Ivo, I say thank you from me, the entire team at Cumar, and the countless number of other people in the industry you have mentored over the years.   Lastly I would like to thank Cumar mentee Patti Austin and Cumar employee Dawn Carroll for starting the Over My Shoulder Foundation and inspiring the MIDDIE-Mentors in Design awards- We are honored to be part of the Award that is hosted by Design New England magazine. Patti was given the 2010 inaugural ...

CUMAR CELEBRATES “THANK YOUR MENTOR DAY” IN STYLE BY HOSTING A FINE RECEPTION WITH A SURPRISE FINALE

Mentoring is what keeps CUMAR Marble & Granite growing strong for eight generations so far; therefore it is no wonder that ”Thank Your Mentor Day” was such a special occasion for them. Ivo and his team of talented employees worked together to shine light on this occasion by hosting a memorable reception in the showroom of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams of Boston’s Back Bay. Among the aforementioned CUMAR’s dedicated circle is Dawn Carroll, who founded the national mentoring initiative, the Over My Shoulder Foundation, with Grammy Award winner Patti Austin. The evening was filled with giving and receiving, and sharing of mentoring stories under a humming halo. Longtime mentors and speakers for the evening were welcomed onto the stage by CUMAR’s general manager, Dave Connor. Magic 106.7 Candy O’Terry‘s “…you get what you give” speech and Newton attorney Rick Dyer‘s breakthrough stories, captured the ...

Mentoring is a Cornerstone At Cumar

...  Design New England’s Fourth Anniversary celebration on November 3rd, Cumar’s Controller Carlotta Cubi gave a speech discussing mentoring at Cumar Inc. as well as presenting Grammy Award-winner Patti Austin with an honorary award for her pursuits in the world of design and her pioneering initiatives in mentoring. “Thank you everyone for coming to celebrate Design New England’s 4th anniversary and the spirit of mentoring, with the Over My Shoulder Foundation. I’d like to congratulate Design New England on four years of success in the industry, and thank you for the opportunity [for Cumar] to participate by creating the [Mentors In Design] award. In the stone world, mentoring is the only way that the special craftsmanship has been able to live on from generation to generation. Growing up ...

Cumar Promotes Mentoring with the Middies

...  stone fabricator Cumar, Inc. teamed up with Design New England as a sponsor for the magazine’s Mentors in Design Awards, MIDDIES Award. Inspired by the Over My Shoulder Foundation, co-founded by Dawn Carroll, award-wining stone designer at Cumar, Inc. and Grammy Award winner Patti Austin, the awards recognize design professionals who share their time, expertise, and wisdom with upcoming generations of designers. It was Dawn Carroll’s passion for mentoring and her position at Cumar that helped bring the programs together. Personally guided by Patti Austin early in her songwriting career and today by Ivo Cubi, Cumar president, Dawn has seen the power of mentoring firsthand and recognized the opportunity for Cumar to join with Design New England to create the MIDDIES. As an award celebrating professionals in interior design, architecture, building, and landscape design, Cumar’s long history and reputation in the field of stone work also made them natural partners for Design New England. The official launch of the MIDDIES and start of the nomination process will occur on Wednesday, November 3 at Design New England’s fourth anniversary ...