Mahmud Jafri, CEO of Dover Rug & Home has been nominated for the 2013 Immigrant Entrepreneur Award in the “Outstanding Neighborhood Business” category, according to a press release.
Candidates for this honor are actively involved in a senior management position of their business, and their company must service neighborhood customers, as well as attract patrons from outside their community.
Nominees represent outstanding business leaders from across the Commonwealth in three business categories: neighborhood, business growth, and science/technology.
The annual awards program is sponsored by the Immigrant Learning Center of Malden, a not-for-profit organization that helps immigrants and refugees become successful workers, parents and community members through direct service programs and public education. Their direct service program provides free year-round English classes to immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Boston.
The winner in each category will be announced at the Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards reception and dinner on May 8, 2013, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.
The master of ceremonies is Richard A. Davey, Jr., secretary and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and ILC board trustee, with guest speaker Steven Grossman, Massachusetts Treasurer and Receiver General.
“It is truly an honor to be nominated for the Immigrant Entrepreneur Award and be included in the company of such an array of accomplished businesspeople,” noted Mr. Jafri. “I wholeheartedly support the mission of the Immigrant Learning Center which is to give the gift of language and educate the public that immigrants are assets to America.”
Mr. Jafri has been appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to his Advisory Council on Immigrants and Refugees, and is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Furnishing and Design Association (IFDA), and World Floor Covering Association.
Dover Rug & Home is the recipient of the 2011“Best of” Boston Home award, as well as the CNC Reader’s Choice award for “Best Carpet Store” ten years in a row. The company is consistently recognized for its philanthropy, as it supports over 50 charitable organizations on a regular basis. In addition to the 30,000 square foot showroom, the adjacent Dover Squash & Fitness is testament to the company’s commitment to offer customers the opportunity to “live life well.”