ICON Honors Industry Leaders

On July 17, 2014, the fifth-annual ICON HONORS celebrated the best in global innovation as top achievers and superior achievements were recognized before a record-breaking audience on the most anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry.

As a centerpiece of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, the July 10 event attracted a capacity audience of more than 1,000 to applaud the nine ICON HONORS 2014 Honorees, which were selected in rigorous adjudication of a broad field of entries.

“Five years ago, ICON HONORS premiered in pursuit of the mission for which it was created: To showcase and celebrate global innovation,” notes Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman and president of AmericasMart Atlanta, the founder and primary sponsor of ICON HONORS. “That mission continued this year with the largest audience in ICON history on hand to witness stories of extraordinary achievement, and to be reminded of all that ingenuity and innovation can accomplish.”

Here are the ICON HONORS 2014 Honorees:

The ICON 2014 Innovation Honors

  • Surya – Technology Innovations
  • Leftbank Art – Product InnovationsThe ICON 2014 Contribution Honors
  • Up Country Gardens/Home – Community Influence  Mud Pie – Industry Influence

    The ICON 2014 Branding Honors: J Banks Design Group – Branding/Identity

  • The ICON 2014 Achievement Honors: Annie Selke, Pine Cone Hill – Career Achiever

The ICON 2014 AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor: catstudio

The ICON 2014 Lifetime Achievement Honor: Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Vera Bradley

The Gift and Home Trade Association/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence: Albert Maslia

An exclusive performance by Heart, led by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson, added to the excitement of this momentous event.

ICON HONORS was founded and is staged by AmericasMart Atlanta and is sponsored exclusively by the Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA) and Progressive Business Media.

Please visit www.americasmarticonhonors.com for information about ICON HONORS.

Author: Sally James

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