WithIt seeks nominations for the WOW Celebration Awards: Greensboro, N.C.-based WithIt will honor exemplary home furnishings professionals and businesses during its newly scheduled WOW Celebration Awards, Sunday, January 27, 2013, at World Market Center Las Vegas. The deadline for nominations is August 20.
Instead of holding the WOW Celebration Awards during the organization’s annual conference (this year held August 14-16 in Raleigh, N.C.), the organization has decided to move the ceremony date to January, where it will coincide with the Las Vegas Winter Market. With the dynamic Las Vegas cityscape as backdrop, the WOW Celebration Awards will honor the commitment, achievement, leadership potential, and service of home furnishings leaders. Five awards will be presented, plus the President’s Award.
“WithIt is pleased to add new excitement to our acclaimed WOW Celebration Awards,” says WithIt 2012 President Julia Rosien, SocialNorth.com. “By moving the program to coincide with the Las Vegas Market, we recognize our association’s growth in the Western region, as well as the opportunity to reach new audiences by aligning with a bustling international market.”
Both WithIt members and non-members can nominate an industry professional or business for the following awards:
Legacy Award: For a woman of achievement who has made significant lifetime contributions to the home furnishings industry
Mentoring Award: For an executive or organization that has fostered advocacy, development, or promotion of women in their company
Education Award: For an executive or company that has developed programs to educate associates, retailers, or consumers about home furnishings
Leadership Award: For a woman age 40 or over who has demonstrated successful leadership in her company, in WithIt, and/or in the home furnishings industry
Future Leader Award: For a woman age 40 or under who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and the potential to become an industry leader
For more information, including the nomination form, visit www.withit.org.