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2017 ICON Honorees Named

Atlanta's Fox Theatre was abuzz Thursday night, July 13, for the eighth annual ICON Honors. 

Fox Theatre ICON Honors

Excellence and superior achievement in the home and gift industry were recognized Thursday night at the eighth annual ICON Honors. Staged at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails, an elaborate buffet, the awards presentation and a special musical performance by The Indigo Girls.

Retailers, manufacturers, sales agencies and service providers were eligible to pursue recognition in several categories of competition and honorees were selected through extensive adjudication by experts from the worlds of design, manufacturing and product development.

ICON Honors is produced and staged by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with the Gift & Home Trade Association and Progressive Business Media, parent company of Home Accents Today and Gifts and Decorative Accessories, and in affiliation with Gift For Life.

The ICON Honors 2017 honorees are:

  • Innovation Honors, Product Innovation: Spicher and Company

 

  • Branding Honors, Branding/Identity: Bloomingville, Wolf Gourmet, Her Majesty's English Tea Room

 

  • 2017 AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor: Kurt S. Adler, Inc., Clifford, Howard and Karen Adler

 

  • The Gift and Home Trade Association/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence: Chris Rosse, Rosse and Associates
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Susan DickensonSusan Dickenson | Editor in Chief
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Susan Dickenson is the editor in chief of Home Accents Today, where she has spent more than a decade covering trending topics, best practices and news items pertaining to the manufacturing, retail and interior design segments of the home furnishings industry. A graduate of UNC, Dickenson spent 15 years in the Washington, D.C., area, writing and researching in both the public and private sector. After relocating to her native North Carolina in 2003, she freelanced as a writer of general interest, business, garden and home items for local and national publications before joining Home Accents Today in 2006 as retail editor.

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