About 50 individuals got here to the in-person 2020 WOW Awards presentation held within the newly renovated Valdese Weavers showroom on Friday night.
AT THE MARKET — WithIt, the ladies’s management growth community for the house and furnishings industries, held an in-person ceremony on Friday night to honor the group’s 2020 WOW Award recipients. The invitation-only occasion came about within the newly renovated Valdese Weavers showroom. “We felt it was necessary to attend and maintain the ceremony dwell and in-person, so we needed to be affected person,” mentioned Lorrie Kelley, WithIt 2021 president. In her opening remarks, Kelley mirrored that ladies within the dwelling furnishings business have come a great distance because the group began again in 1997.
The annual WOW awards acknowledge enterprise leaders nominated by their friends who’ve contributed to the success of the house and furnishings business and have demonstrated important influence on their firms and the business. Through the ceremony, Kelley shared details about each the WOW Award recipients and the honorees earlier than presenting the awards.
The 2020 WOW Award recipients:
- Visionary Award: Kimberly Ward, founding father of the Black Inside Designers Community
- Gross sales Excellence Award: Tami Capriotti, Trusted Advisors Advertising, Inc.
- Mentoring Award: Gail Doby, Gail Doby Teaching & Consulting
- Schooling Award: Sydney Vigotov, Crypton
- Future Chief Award: Madeline Brown, Sherrill Furnishings Corporations
- Management Award: Meganne Wecker, Skyline Furnishings
The brand new Visionary Award honors a lady of accomplishment whose perception and actions have considerably impacted the house and furnishings industries. WithIt introduced this award posthumously to Kimberly Ward, founding father of the Black Inside Designers Community. Keia McSwain, present president of the community, and Tori Ward, Kimberly’s sister, accepted the award in her honor.
When receiving her award, Schooling Award recipient Vigotov mentioned, “I’m grateful to the individuals who launched my profession. I plan to share my schooling and starvation to enhance our business with our future leaders.”
WithIt additionally introduced WOW Award honorees Carrie Dillon, Janna Grant, Deborah Klein, Sydney Harris and Nancy Hearth with an engraved silver platter through the ceremony.
The gala WOW Awards dinner for the 2021 award recipients will likely be held on Oct. 15 through the fall Excessive Level Market.