2017 Showroom of the Year Awards Winners Announced at Reception During Lightovation
Arlington Heights, IL (June 21, 2017) — The winners of the 8th annual Showroom of the Year Awards were announced this evening at a celebratory reception held at Dallas Market Center as Lightovation, the Dallas International Lighting Show, kicks off its 2017 market.
Sponsored by Lighting & Decor magazine and Lightovation, the awards were presented by Lighting & Decor’s Editor-in-Chief Nicole Bowling and Managing Editor Alison Martin, as well as Cindy Morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center, and Laura Van Zeyl, Vice President of Lighting Technology Development & Marketing.
“It was an exciting evening,” says Bowling. “Peers congratulating peers and celebrating another year of award-winning creativity and innovation.”
“It is an honor to recognize these world-class retailers inside a marketplace devoted to inspiring the industry and driving business success,” adds Morris. “The dedication of these showrooms elevates the entire industry.”
The 2017 award winners in three revenue and three specialty categories are:
Showroom of the Year Revenue Under $2 Million:
The Lighting Design Center at Warshauer Electric, Tinton Falls, NJ
Showroom of the Year Revenue Under $5 Million:
Ferguson Enterprises, Clive, IA
Showroom of the Year Revenue $5 Million and Over:
Lightology, Chicago, IL
Outstanding Merchandising Display:
WaterPlace, Crown Point, IN
Exceptional Community Involvement:
Crest Lighting, New Lenox, IL
Social Media Star:
Montreal Lighting & Hardware, Montreal, QC
All finalists were profiled online at lightinganddecormag.com and in the May Lighting & Decor issue. All six winners will be further profiled online and in the August issue.
For more information on the Showroom of the Year Awards program, including the 2017 finalists and judges panel, visit lightinganddecormag.com. Nomination and entry forms for the 2018 Showroom of the Year Awards will be available on the website in November 2017.