Lighting One lit up the night last evening during its Welcome and Awards Reception at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. More than 350 Lighting One members, suppliers, and representatives kicked off the 2014 Lighting One Convention and Market at this festive event.
|Daniella & Jack Fleischer of Hermitage Lighting Gallery enjoyed networking with their peers.||Lighting One’s Gregg Garofalo & LeAnn Day hosted the successful conference.||Bob Stolzberg of Stolzberg Associates received the Rep of the Year award.|
With momentum and business continuing to increase, the Lighting One Co-op continues to thrive. The theme “Expanding the Horizon…Rethink the Possibilities” is the focus for the industry group in 2014. Led by President Gregg Garofalo and Sr. Membership Consultant LeAnn Day, the evening spotlighted new members, award winners, and the Lifetime Achievement award winners.
|Carrie Arnold of Phillips Lighting & Home shows off LED finger lights with Peter Cox & John Howard of Quoizel.||Rossy Wu & Rommel Bundalian of Varaluz’s Philippines factory join Ron Henderson & Harry Kallick.|
The evening also included a wide variety of entertainment, including a recap of the memorable moments throughout the past year, a surprise group of members and suppliers playing a few tunes in the newly formed band, New Horizons, followed by the “real band” that kept the Lighting One crowd dancing into the night. “It was a great evening and set the positive tone for the week and year ahead,” notes Garofalo.
Here are the Lighting One Convention Award Winners:
Commitment Award 2013: Kichler Management Team (Russ Klingel, Sam Guye, Steve Falk, Lyn Schulz, Chris Bailey, Dave Pamer, and Becky Ross)
Humanitarian Award 2013 (Member): Kathy & John Ingato, Kristina’s Rainbows of Hope
Humanitarian Award 2013 (Supplier): Quoizel Lighting
Dedication Award 2013: Lee Nemeth, ELK Lighting
Representative of the Year 2013: Bob Stolzberg, Stolzberg Associates in Lighting
Rookie of the Year 2013 (Member): Craig Motz, Southern Lights
Supplier of the Year 2013: ELK Lighting
Member of the Year 2013: Dana Hunt, Masterpiece Lighting, Inc.
Lifetime Achievement (Supplier): Ira Phillips, Quoizel Lighting
Lifetime Achievement (Member): Monty Gilbertson, Lighting Design By Wettstein’s
Lighting One currently has more than 134 members in 183 locations and provides members with exclusive business programs and supplier incentives to increase profitability and sustainability for the future.