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WithIt honors Stickley's Aminy Audi with Legacy Award

Finalists named in other WOW Awards categories

Aminy Audi, president and CEO of Stickley Furniture, has been named WithIt's 2011 Legacy Award recipient, an honor bestowed to a woman who has made significant lifetime contributions to the home and furnishings industries.

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She will be honored during WithIt's annual educational conference, to be held Aug. 23-25 at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel here. With the theme, "Wisdom, work, wealth: Winning insights to reshape your world," the event is expected to attract furniture, bedding and furnishings industry professionals in the manufacturing, retail and design segments.

The Legacy Award is part of WithIt's annual WOW Awards. An awards dinner and ceremony will be held Aug. 24 to honor recipients in several other categories as well. Nominees in those categories are:

Education Award
Lauren West, director of education and development, Natuzzi Americas; Jerry Epperson, partner, Mann, Armistead & Epperson; Michelle Lamb, editorial director, Marketing Directions Inc./The Trend Curve

Mentoring Award
Mary Frye, president, Home Furnishings Independents Assn.; Peggy Burns, queen bee, Circle Furniture, Acton, Mass.; Catherine Morsell, executive director, International Textile Marketing Assn.

Leadership Award
Dorothy Belshaw, senior vice president and director, New York International Gift Fair, GLM dmg events; Joni Greeson, chief operating officer, Collectic Home, Austin, Texas; Connie Lineberry, vice president marketing, Furniture/Today

Future Leader Award
Tammy Nagem, chief operating officer, High Point Market Authority; Holly Blalock, vice president of merchandising and marketing, C.R. Laine; Comer Wear, marketing director, Century Furniture

To sign up for the conference and the WOW Awards banquet, visit A conference brochure is available on the site.

Sponsorship opportunities for the conference are still available. For more information, contact WithIt Executive Director Sara Lyke at

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