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ICON Honors winners announced

The ICON HONORS event was held Saturday, July 14, at the Marriott Marquis. The glittering affair, now in its third year, celebrated the best in Innovation, Contribution and Achievement, across all industry segments and product categories.

Musician Kenny Loggins and comedian Jeff Foxworthy entertained the sold-out room, and Americasmart President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Portman introduced the event. The evening was co-sponsored by Americasmart, the Gift & Home Trade Association and Sandow Media, parent company of Home Accents Today and Gifts & Decorative Accessories.

The 2012 ICON HONORS winners are:

INNOVATION HONORS:

Innovation Technology Applications: Sferra

Innovative Product Design: Backyard Safari Company

Innovative Product Design: Jura Capresso

Innovative Product Packaging: EyeDoll Chatter with Studio M Design

CONTRIBUTION HONORS

Community Contribution and Influence: Gracious Me!

Industry Contribution and Influence: Bigger Box

Industry Contribution and Influence: Goodweave USA

ACHIEVEMENT HONORS

Individual Career Accomplishment: Albert Nichols

Individual Career Accomplishment: Mary Liz Curtin

Lifetime Achievement Award: Bob Anderson

Life Accomplishment: Jim Shore

Medal of Excellence Honor: Mele & Co.

GHTA President's Honor of Excellence: Joyce Washnik, Giftbeat

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