WithIt names 2014 WOW Award nominees
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, January 10, 2014
Jenny Heinzen York
WithIt will present its Legacy Award to Susan Gravely, founder and chief executive of Vietri, during the 2014 WOW Awards dinner and ceremony. The awards are set for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, opening night of the winter Las Vegas
The annual awards recognize business leaders nominated by their peers who have contributed to the success of the home furnishings industries and have demonstrated significant impact on their companies, the industry, or both. WithIt (Women in the Home Industries Today) has presented the
Gravely is being honored as a woman of achievement who has made significant lifetime contributions to the home furnishings industry. She founded Vietri, Inc., a lifestyle brand of Italian artisan-crafted dinnerware and home and garden accessories with her mother, Lee Gravely, and sister Frances, in 1983, after a family trip to Italy where they fell in love with the colorful hand-painted Italian dinnerware of the Amalfi
Vietri is regularly featured in House Beautiful, Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Elle Décor, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides and Coastal Living magazines. The company has won the ARTS Award for Excellence in Tabletop in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011, and has been nominated
In addition to honoring Gravely's legacy in the industry, WithIt will present WOW Awards in four additional categories: Education, Mentoring, Leadership and Future Leader. Nominees for these awards include: Maxwell Ryan, Apartment Therapy and Russell Bienenstock, Furniture World, Education; Mary Knackstedt, Mary Knackstedt Interiors, Sharon Davis, ART, and Bonnie Berry, Havertys, Mentoring; Shelly Burd, Furniture First, Karel Czanderma, Flexsteel, and Karrie Forbes, Mattress Firm, Leadership; and Jenny Heinzen York, Home Accents Today, Leah Kirkland, MicroD, and Christy Almond, Robert Allen Design, Future Leader. Winners in each category will be announced during the event.
"The WOW Awards are an opportunity to honor executives of significant achievement, at a glamorous event unlike any other in our industry," said Sara Lyke, executive director of WithIt. "We invite everyone attending the Las Vegas Market to join us in this important celebration."
The awards celebration will take place Sunday, Jan. 26th, at the IMC World View on 16. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., with the seated dinner and awards presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 each, and on sale now at www.withit.org. WOW Awards sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Sara Lyke, email@example.com.
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