A look at the ICONS

Scott Welker of Goodweave accepted the Contribution Honor.
The second edition of the ICON Honors was held in July during the summer Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Because of press deadlines, Home Accents Today was unable to run photos from the event with the winners’ announcement in the August issue. Following is a look at the event and many of the winners honored at the event, which was co-sponsored by Americasmart, Gift & Home Trade Association and Sandow Media. Photos by AWH Photos & Design.
More than 900
More than 900 attendees packed the ballroom of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the event.
Albert Nichols of Elizabeth W accepts the Achievement Honor.
Albert Nichols
Paul Hooker
Paul Hooker of Sferra accepts the Innovation award.
Americasmart President and COO Jeff Portman and former CNN anchorwoman Lynne Russell present the Achievement Award to Julianne Mele of Mele & Company.
Americasmart President
Jeff Portman,
From left, Jeff Portman, GHTA’s George Kacic, Bob Anderson, The Paper Store, Warren Shoulberg and Lynne Russell. Anderson received an Achievement Honor.
Sandow Media’s Warren Shoulberg and Lynne Russell with Mary Liz Curtin, Leon & Lulu, Clawson, Mich., honored for Achievement.
Warren Shoulberg
Scott Welker
Scott Welker of Goodweave accepted the Contribution Honor.
Artist and licensor Jim Shore received the Achievement Honor.
Jim Shore
Sherry Calhoun,
Sherry Calhoun, owner of Gracious Me in Hopkinsville, Ky., was honored for Contribution.
Bigger Box was honored for Contribution.
Bigger Box
Jeff Portman
Sherri Hutchison

Jeff Portman and Lynne Russell with Clyde and Sherri Hutchison of Backyard Safari Company, honored for Innovation.
Musician Kenny Loggins brought the packed house to its feet.
Kenny Loggins
Jeff Foxworthy
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy entertained the crowd.
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