ICFA announces 2008 Apollo Award finalists

Winners to be announced in September

The International Casual Furnishings Association announces finalists for the 2008 Apollo Awards. The annual award program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.

Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments and commitment to customer service. ICFA manufacturer members will select the winners in August. Finalists will be honored and the winners announced at a gala awards banquet Sept. 17, during the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in Chicago. The ICFA and Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. are co-sponsors of the event, to be held at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

Finalists in the 2008 competition include:

Single Store
Dodds & Eder, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Fruehauf’s Patio & Garden, Boulder, Colo.
Kolo Collection, Atlanta, Ga.
Leisure Living, Salt Lake City, Utah
Sunnyland Furniture, Dallas, Texas
Williams Patio Furniture, Highland Park, Ill.

Multistore
Carls Patio, Coconut Creek, Fla.
Greenhouse Mall, Austin, Texas
Paddy O’ Furniture, Phoenix, Ariz.
Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Robb & Stucky Patio, Fort Myers, Fla.
Yard Art & Fireplace, Irving, Texas

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